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Top 10 ways to save money while shopping online. Get the best deals.

Update: added „the Find“
This is our always up-to-date guide of what browser add-ons we use to save while shopping online.

I personally prefer Chrome at the moment, so I installed all of these Plugins on my Firefox Browser installation. When I want to buy something I switch browsers. You could install all of them on your main browser too. After a while you will only keep your favorite ones.

 Top 10 – use Honey and or Coupons at Checkout 
Honey (Download)
Coupons at Checkout (Download)
CouponsHelper (Download)
They find you coupon codes while you are shopping.

Or you find them yourself:
Dealzon (Link)
Dealnews (Link)
Groolu (Link)
Voucherbox (Link)
The Camelizer (Link)
AnyCodes (Link)

 Top 9 – find lower prices 
The Find (One Search, Every Store, Every Product)
Invisible Hand (Download)
Ciuvo (Download)
Priceblink (Download)
Boo.ly (Download)
Window Shopper (Download)
Free Price Alerts (Download)
Pricetrace (Download)

Use price-comparison and product-search sites like
bizrate.com (Link)
mysimon.com (Link)
froogle.com  (Link)

 Top 8 – just wait 
Register with the online shop and put everything you want to buy into your cart, and then – don’t buy it!
You have a very good chance that you get a special offer on your cart the next day or two.
Its a very common problem for online merchants, that customers do everything as planned, and then suddenly at the end abort everything. They try to get you making the sale with a special Offer.

 Top 7 – Hardware – upgrade yourself 
Especially when you buy hardware, consider upgrading it yourself.
e.g. I bought an Apple Mac mini with the lowest amount of Ram. Then I searched online for an memory upgrade. The Mac mini costs 629€ with 4GB. The Upgrade for 16GB Ram from Apple was +300€
I bought the kit myself for 100€ (Link) and upgraded it myself. You will find all manuals for such projects on iFixit. (Link)

 Top 6 – Hardware – buy used or refurbished hardware 
There are a lot of sellers on eBay who sell used or refurbished hardware. They usually give also warranty.
e.g. The above mentioned Mac mini – was there with warranty for 499€

 Top 5 – Software – use Sales 
Apps for iOS: AppShopper (Link)
If you hear of a good app, you can add it to it, and you will get notified when it drops in price.
Appsgonefree (Link)
Just free apps.

Apps for you Mac: MacUpdate (Link)
Apps for everything else: StackSocial (Link)
Games: Humble Bundle (Link)

Amazon Outlet Store (Link)
Woot (Link)

If you have more or better Links, please tell me via the comment section. Thanks!


 Top 4 – Avoid Shipping fees 
Many stores offer free shipping if you spend a certain amount
I make a list of what I want to buy which is under this amount, after some time, you will have more items you want from the same shop. Then its free shipping time.


 Top 3 – Return Policy 
Knowing a retailer’s return policy can help you save money if you’re not satisfied with an item. 

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