Are You Getting the Best Deal on Amazon? Here’s an Automatic Way to Check
If you shop on Amazon — and who doesn’t? — we’ve found an incredibly easy way you can automatically save yourself money.
It’s called Capital One Shopping, and it’s available as a browser extension on desktop. (No need to be a Capital One customer to use it!) Once you click a button to add it, it instantly becomes your own personal heat-seeking missile for savings.
That’s why 3.9 million shoppers are using it, and that’s why it’s highly rated in the Chrome Web Store.
What is Capital One Shopping? We Use it to Find Better Deals
When you shop around on Amazon, Capital One Shopping pops up and becomes an automatic price-comparison tool.
If you’re checking out a product like, say, a wireless speaker, Capital One Shopping searches thousands of other sellers, like Walmart and eBay, looking for a better price. It takes into account shipping, sales tax and availability, including size and color. It also tries coupon codes.
If you like what you see, click the “Continue to Capital One Shopping” button that shows up automatically on Amazon, and place your order. Capital One Shopping even predicts when your order will be delivered.
It Works Even if You’re Not Shopping on Amazon
Let’s say you’re not shopping on Amazon. Instead you’re shopping online on a different site, like Best Buy or Target. When it’s time to check out, Capital One Shopping automatically searches online for any coupons or promo codes or discounts that it can apply to your order.
It compiles data it collects from its millions of Capital One Shopping users. If a promo code worked for another Capital One Shopping user who bought a product before you, Capital One Shopping copies that code to save you money.
Honestly, This is One of The Easiest Ways to Save
If you’re not accustomed to browser plug-ins, then don’t let the term scare you away. It’s easy to get the thing, and it just automatically runs on top of your browser when you’re shopping. Simple.
Capital One Shopping is available on the browsers Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox.
Capital One Shopping gets good reviews from users, mainly because it’s free, simple and automatic. The browser extension has a 5-star rating from 3.9 million users in the Google Play store.
One final thing: You can also earn Capital One Shopping credits while you shop. You use those credits for gift cards.
That’s just one more feature. Capital One Shopping’s main draw is the automatic savings.
After a simple free install, see how it works for you.
Mike Brassfield ([email protected]) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. He’s turning into an Amazon guy.
Capital One Shopping compensates us when you get the browser extension using the links we provided.