my favorite money-saving tip for online shopping enthusiasts
Does anyone shop at Overstock with the jumbo wheel of price savings when you land on their page? I always “win” 15% off, but I have yet to figure out how to redeem the savings at checkout. Today I have a money-saving tip for online shopping. And, the best part is you never have to remember the sale code at the top of the site that always disappears at checkout.
MONEY SAVING TIP FOR ONLINE SHOPPING
Here’s a money-saving tip for online shopping purchases that is like spinning the discount wheel at checkout.
I am talking about the Capital One extension on your browser. You don’t have to have a Capital One account or card.
1. Google the Capital One Extension in Chrome (or your browser).
It’s super easy and takes a few seconds and works with the major browsers.
My screen shows a “remove from Chrome” because I have the extension installed.
When enabled successfully you will see an italicized grey “S” at the top of your screen.
Here is the direct link to add the extension to your browser.
2. Next time you shop online and you get to the checkout page something magical happens at checkout. The shopping extension searches quietly in the background for any potential coupon codes tied to that retailer.
The next screen will show something like this:
At the same time that you get to apply coupon codes to your purchase, you also accumulate credits (money) for future purchases on popular sites. I used mine to buy a Homegoods electronic gift card. And turned around and applied that credit to these chairs.
The best part is you never have to remember the codes at checkout. I am always surprised when the familiar pop-up window appears at checkout. I ordered popcorn tins for my kids for Valentine’s Day and I got $10 off the order.
Now, sometimes the retailer may not have any coupons and then this message pops up:
You have the option to ad your credit card for future purchases but I just skip that step as I don’t like to store my credit cards with retailers.
That’s it! Here is just one of the items I purchased at Pottery Barn last winter when both our boys returned home in mid-March. I got the discount and then I got a reminder to “cash out” for an electronic gift card. I chose Homegoods for my gift card.
Sometimes you feel like you hit the lottery when you get more than one discount.
Here is the direct link to add the extension to your browser. It will add a grey “S” at the top of your screen that let’s you know it was enabled successfully.
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