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 tool you should use every single time you shop online. It’s free, it’s mindless and it could save you hundreds of dollars every month.
It’s called Capital One Shopping and it’s available as a browser extension on 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 Capital One Shopping gets right to work. Every time you shop at one of your 30,000 favorite stores, it will scour the internet for a lower price.
Let’s say you’re looking to buy some headphones on Best Buy’s website. Capital One Shopping 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 cash back options, those will pop up, too.
If you buy online 25 times a month — including each item in your Amazon cart and your restaurant delivery — Capital One Shopping estimates you could save $1,825 each year. The extension will estimate your savings at different levels. At five monthly purchases, you could still save $365 annually, and at 10 purchases, you could save $730.
It could not be easier to save money every time you shop online. But again, if you don’t care about your cash, then maybe downloading Capital One Shopping’s extension isn’t for you.
Capital One Shopping compensates us when you get the browser extension using the links provided.
Kari Faber is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.