With Google Chrome neck and neck with Internet Explorer for the largest share in the global web browser market, it’s no wonder Chrome is using extensions to get a leg up over its competition. Extensions allow users to optimize their browsers for their individual interests and lifestyles, which adds to Chrome’s allure. However, with thousands of extensions available, sometimes the Chrome Web Store can feel more overwhelming than appealing, especially for online shoppers who are looking for easy ways to spend less and save more quickly. In order to help out we’ve done the work for you and found the best Chrome extensions for smart shoppers.
Honey is a seamless extension that takes the guess work out of coupon hunting. Simply shop at your favorite stores online, and when you get ready for check out, select the “Find Savings” button next to the coupon box. Honey’s crawlers search the web for coupon codes and apply them automatically.
InvisibleHand is a price comparison web extension that notifies you when it finds the same product you are browsing for a lower price at another online retailer. The biggest perk of this extension is that it works with hotels, airlines, and rental car agencies, which takes the guess work out of travel planning.
Groolu is perfect for the Chrome user who loves social coupons but struggles to keep track of all of them. The extension collects new coupons from a variety of sites like Groupon, LivingSocial, and Zozi every hour and displays them in an easily accessible listing that links to all of the deals.
While technically not a web extension, it’s still worth mentioning Google Wallet as one of the best online shopping tools out there. The free digital wallet stores your credit cards and offers in one place, allows you to send money through your Wallet or Gmail account, and purchase items in two-clicks at any store that features the Buy with Google button.
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