Season of Savings: How to get the best price when shopping for the holidays

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Shopping mall. Photo via CBS.
Shopping mall. Photo via CBS.

We see sale prices all the time, but are you really getting the best deal? There are some tools you can use to keep your cash in your pocket.

Before you complete a purchase, you can look up the item’s price history using Google’s price tracking tool. But remember, it doesn’t include amazon.

To research Amazon prices, you can use CamelCamelCamel.

For example, a Ring Video Doorbell 3, for example is currently almost $200 on Amazon.

According to CamelCamelCamel, it was $60 cheaper in November.

Google shopping says HSN is the best price right now at $140. The same as Amazon at its lowest in recent history.

Next, go through cashback sites for rebates.

Rakuten and RetailMeNot will knock off up to 15%. Sending the money you save directly to your account.

When it’s time to check out, consider using Honey or Capital One Shopping. They’re browser extensions that automatically apply all of the promo codes they can find, like friends and family sales, new customer discounts, and more.

If already bought something and see a lower price, find out if the retailer will price match. If they don’t, maybe order the second item, make sure it gets here on time, and return the first.

Most stores have a pretty big return window for the holidays.

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