Are you a billionaire who uses twenty-dollar bills as wallpaper in one of your thirteen and a half bathrooms? Then keep moving along — this tip isn’t for you.
But if you actually care about your money, there’s a free tool you should use every single time you shop online. It’s free, it’s mindless and it could save you cash.
It’s as simple as adding a browser extension to your desktop. You’ll download it once and it will forever be your dedicated money-saving tool.
All you have to do is install the highly-rated extension and it gets right to work. When you shop at your favorite stores online, like Amazon or Target, it will scour the internet for a lower price.
Let’s say you’re looking to buy some headphones on Best Buy’s website. This tool will search thousands of other websites to find the same model for less. It takes into account color, size, shipping fees and availability. If you can get it elsewhere cheaper — even from eBay — it’ll show you. And if there are coupons, or you can score Capital One Shopping Credits, those opportunities will pop up, too.
Once you’ve installed the extension, you’ll take a few additional steps to build out your account, including estimating your potential Capital One Shopping savings. We entered various monthly purchase amounts (25, 10 and five), taking all of our Amazon cart and restaurant delivery purchases into account. Our savings estimates ranged from $1,825 down to $365 annually.*
It could not be easier to save money when you shop online. But again, if you don’t care about your cash, then maybe downloading this free money-saving tool isn’t for you.
Kari Faber is a staff writer at Codetic.
*Savings will always vary. These were estimated using the Capital One online savings tool. The only way to know how much you’ll actually save is to start using Capital One Shopping today.
Capital One Shopping compensates us when you get the browser extension using the links provided.