Shopping online is an art. There are many deals and discounts to hunt for but finding the best deals when and where you are shopping can be tricky. One way to find good deals and discounts and products and services is by using Chrome extensions while shopping. Chrome has many shopping extensions that can help save some money by finding deals, searching for discount coupons, cashback, rewards points, and more. But you only need these.
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1. Fakespot (Analyze Reviews and Summaries)
One of the things that all shoppers do, and it helps make the buying decision, is to read reviews. However, fake reviews are a problem that has plagued e-commerce sites like Amazon. With the advent of AI chatbots like ChatGPT, people are now using AI to write reviews!
Fakespot Chrome extension for Chrome solves this problem. It will give a rating from A to E to the reviews. You can Analyze reviews to quickly filter through them. And finally, it will collect what it thinks are the best and most genuine reviews in the Highlight section. Clicking on Analyze button will open a new tab where you can view the pros and cons, most liked and popular reviews, and some key insights.
Pros: Fakespot does a good job of collecting and highlighting popular reviews, key points regarding the product, and also displays price and review history. Works in the background on autopilot. Works on Amazon, eBay, Shopify, Walmart, Best Buy, etc.
Cons: It is unclear how it figures out which reviews are genuine and authentic.
Utility: A summary of the product, reviews, features, and prices for your perusal.
2. Keepa (Price Tracker)
Technology is deflationary by nature and as such, prices of gadgets usually come down over a period of time. Plus, there are deals and discounts on festivals. So how do you keep track of product prices? By using Keepa Chrome extension while shopping.
For example, you will see how the price of Kindle when launched was $249 and has since come down to about $124. The red dots that you see are the days on which Amazon had a sale. Hover over the red dot to see the date and price.
You can also import your wishlist and create a price watch for each item to track prices and make a buy decision.
Pros: An excellent Chrome extension for shoppers to keep track of prices of different products over a period of time, view deals, on select days, and estimate whether the current price is good or not. No account is needed.
Cons: None really.
Utility: To track prices and determine if the current deal is good or not.
3. PayPal Honey (Coupons and Cashback)
Honey, recently acquired by payment giant PayPal, is one of the most popular shopping extensions for Chrome users. That’s because it allows shoppers to find coupons while shopping on over 30,000+ sites. Just install the extension and open a product page.
If there is a coupon available, Honey will find and apply it or suggest it to you. It will also tell you how much money the coupons save you. With a single click, you can apply the coupon and save some money. Also, Honey has exclusive tie-ups with popular stores that offer cashback on certain purchases or rewards points that can be converted into cashback.
Pros: Find and apply coupons automatically while shopping, track prices and receive email alerts when the price goes down on your favorite products, and earn rewards and cashback.
Cons: Opens the sidebar while browsing products automatically which some users may find annoying.
Utility: Help save money with coupons and offers.
4. Rakuten (Coupons and Cashback)
Rakuten is another Chrome browser extension for shopping with coupons and cashback features. We already shared Honey but you would probably want this one too. The basic premise remains the same. You install and activate the extension and go about your shopping spree as usual. Rakuten will automatically find and suggest coupons, help save dollars, and let you claim cashback where available.
You can also visit the Rakuten website to find more deals and offers directly. Rather than waiting for the extension to show something while browsing products, browse deals directly.
Pros: Supports a large number of retailers, shows deals, coupons while shopping, and cashback offers.
Cons: Amazon is no longer affiliated with Rakuten so the extension won’t work there.
Utility: Find deals, offers, and coupons, and get cashback.
5. Karma (Wishlist Tracker)
Karma is a neat Chrome shopping extension. That’s because it allows you to create lists making it easier to track prices. Karma will send you alerts when it detects a price drop on items you have wishlisted. An extension for people who like to organize things.
OF course, there are coupons, deals, and cashback waiting for you.
Pros: Create wishlists, track prices, receive alerts, and get deals and coupons.
Cons: None really.
Utility: CReate wishlists to organize items and receive alerts on price drops.
Chrome Shopping Extensions
There are many other Chrome extensions that shoppers swear by. Basically, you can divide them into price, coupons, deals, fake reviews, trackers, and wishlist categories. These are some of the best Chrome shopping extensions in their respective categories.
Meanwhile, AI has taken over the world. We have compiled a list of AI Chrome extensions for your perusal. Do take a look. It will save you a lot of time.