Let’s face it, we all shop online at some time or another. Imagine shopping online while saving money and earning rewards, and doing all of this without having to scour the internet for coupon codes or having multiple internet tabs open. I recently read an article where the author saved a lot of money on housewares and earned rewards by shopping for these items online. How did they do it? By adding a browser extension or browser add-on. By simply adding an add-on or extension to your favorite browser, you can get rewarded for the shopping that you already do.
What’s a browser extension?
Browser extensions extend your web browser with additional features, modify web pages, and integrate your browser with the other services you use (Dropbox, Evernote, Pinterest, Password Keepers & many more). You might want a browser extension for a few different reasons. Like any other software, you should take precaution and be sure to utilize a trustworthy extension. Risks are present, although fairly minimal.
Different browsers have different extension systems. Firefox has the most powerful. Chrome also has a decent extension system with one for almost anything that you would want to do. Safari has a smaller amount. Internet Explorer and Opera may also have minimal options for extensions or add-ons.
Where to get em’:
Now that we know how and where to find extensions, here are two great money saving & rewarding extensions that I’ve found and used personally. Honey and Wikibuy.
Here’s a quick breakdown of how Honey and Wikibuy work their magic!
Honey refers to its rewards as ‘Honey Gold’. Rewards can be redeemed at thousands of online stores ranging from Groupon to Macy’s and much, much more. The website claims to partner with over 3,700 stores. I’ve earned cash from travel partners such as Expedia, on gifts from Harry & David and also in shipping at FedEx online! It took no time to build rewards and earn a gift card. The gift cards are just as great, I recently cashed in my rewards for a Target gift card. Other options include Walmart and Amazon, there’s also the option to donate rewards to Charity Choice.
To start saving, visit joinhoney.com. And add the extension to your browser to make saving even easier! If you invite your friends and family you can also earn $5 in referral credits.
Wikibuy (wikibuy.com) is a browser extension that will look for lower prices at sellers while you are shopping on Amazon. It will locate the product and provide accurate pricing including tax and shipping along with any coupons available. Wikibuy will also alert you if cashback is available at participating retailers.
In addition to the browser extension, Wikibuy has an iOS app. Sorry Android, no app yet.
This is a great feature if you are currently in temporary housing or moving and need to replace housewares and other home items. Ask your CRS representative how we can help you with your household items, furnishings and more. We’re here to help through every step of the relocation process until you can get back home!
Disclaimer: The views expressed by the author(s) of this post do not necessarily reflect those of CRS Temporary Housing and is for informational purposes only. CRS Temporary Housing is not affiliated with Honey or WikiBuy.