There’s less than a week until Christmas, and your gift shopping is in full swing. But are you really getting the best price on that last minute gift? That’s where CNET Shopping comes in. This browser extension used to be known as Priceblink, and recently became part of the CNET family. Once installed, it rides when you shop at many of your favorite online stores — Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and Target, to name a few — where it will ensure you get the best deals (among the stores we cover).
It has three main features — here’s how it works.
Three ways to save
When you install the CNET shopping extension, you’ll unlock three ways to save money while shopping online.
Price comparison: Once you’ve installed the extension, point your browser at a product page at any major online retailer — Amazon, Target, Walmart and the like — and CNET Shopping will quickly search the web for the best deals. Although it is not intuitive, it usually provides a very good overview of the competitive prices among the top web stores. You’ll know right away that you’re getting the best price, or you can leapfrog the competition.
Coupon finder: Did you know you could be missing out on free rebates when you shop online? With CNET Shopping included, you’ll be immediately notified of applicable coupon codes available on the site where you shop — including checkout scans to confirm any last-minute deals.
Price tracking: Do you want to buy something, but are you waiting for the sale to start? With CNET Shopping’s price tracker, you can do just that. For some products from supported retailers, you’ll see an “Add Price Alert” button (as shown below) that will add that product to your personal tracking list. If and when it reaches the discount percentage you specify, you will be notified so you can jump into the auction.
Just click here (or the button above) to install the CNET Shopping extension. It’s completely free, and works with all major desktop web browsers, including Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge. Installation is quick and easy (and you can always remove it from your browser’s settings menu, if you prefer).
Looking for more deals and shopping advice?
The CNET Shopping extension is one way we help you save money. Join thousands of subscribers of CNET Deals texting group get our top deals every weekday delivered straight to their phones — usually something in the under $30 range.
Other ways to save:
- Check out our CNET Deals section. Look CNET highlights every day.
- CNET’s Gift Guide. Our headquarters for — on holidays, or any other time of year.
- CNET Coupons: As noted above, CNET Shopping automatically scans for the best applicable coupons while you shop. But if you prefer to browse the available offers, check out our coupon hub.
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