American shopping habits have changed fundamentally. Thanks to COVID-19, many of us have traveled much deeper into the world of online shopping.
Instead of venturing into stores, restaurants, or supermarkets, more of us are clicking the “Add to Cart” button from home. Nearly 70% of Americans now shop online, according to a new NRP survey. Of these, more than 90% bought something from Amazon.
Sure, it comes in very handy when boxes of things appear on your doorstep. Regardless of what you buy online, you are likely paying too much for it. In many cases there could be a better deal elsewhere. It just feels like a pain to look for.
Wouldn’t it be useful to get a notification when you overpay? A polite little warning, not a disgusting one. That’s exactly what a free service called Capital One shopping does. (You don’t have to be a Capital One customer to use it!)
Capital One Shopping’s free notifications can be added to your browser. Before checking out, other sites including Amazon, Target, eBay, and others will be checked to see if your item is available for a cheaper price. You’ll also see coupon codes, set price drop notifications, and even view the item’s price history.
Suppose you buy a new television. They are ready to check out expecting you are getting the best price. This is where Capital One Shopping is displayed and you are notified when you are about to overpay. All known voucher codes are even automatically applied to your order.
So far, Capital One Shopping has saved users more than $ 70 million.
You can get started with Capital One Shopping in just minutes Check if you are overpaying online.
Mike Brassfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. He used to pay too much and now he doesn’t.
Capital One Shopping will compensate us if you receive the browser extension using the links we have provided.
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