3 Awesome Deal Hack Tools to Save You Boatloads

By making use of the latest deal hack tools, you can stock your closets for less ... photo by CC user Dressformer on wikimedia

Ever since the encryption that made online shopping safe was invented in the early days of the web, people have slowly warmed to the idea of procuring goods and services on a virtual platform. Once it became clear to the surfing public that shopping via the internet was convenient, and that it made it easy to compare prices quickly and efficiently, this aspect of e-business began to blow up.

Today, e-commerce is a gargantuan industry, with $1.5 trillion (with a T) dollars reported to have changed hands in 2014. With so many retailers and competition, deals are rife, but they can be hard to track down for the average web surfer.

Fortunately, there are browser plugins and apps that can do the yeoman’s work of sniffing out these deals for you. By making use of the deal hack tools below, you can get the stuff you want, while keeping as much of your money where it belongs – in your pocket.

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1) Honey

Know about coupon codes on the internet, but are too lazy to search for one whenever you are on the checkout page of your favorite e-commerce website? What if the codes came to you instead? That’s the premise behind Honey, a mobile app (also available as a Chrome/Firefox browser add-on) that scours the internet for pass codes that can save you some serious cash on your online purchases.

With this useful software application currently supporting more than one hundred stores, you are leaving money on the table by not trying it out, so check it out and tell us what you think about it.

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2) Shopkick

Still do most of your shopping in the brick and mortar world? App developers have not forgotten about you either, as the people behind Shopkick have created a program that rewards you for purchasing products through its partners.

Simply walking into a participating store earns you points, as does purchasing goods and services, and once you accrue a certain balance, you can redeem them for gift cards that gets you free stuff. Cool, huh?

With partners like Target, Best Buy, American Eagle and the Sports Authority to name but a few, it is easy and convenient to take advantage of the potential deals available in the offline world.

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3) PriceBlink

Ever buy something online, only to find out that a rival had a clearance sale on that would have enabled you save 20, 30, or even 50% off the price you just paid? It’s a painful experience to say the least, but it’s one that PriceBlink has set out to eliminate forever. After installing it in your browser, it will searches over 4,000 merchant sites for the same product that you are looking at, alerting you if it finds a lower price or a coupon code that can save you some mad money.