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Is That Amazon 'Deal' a Bargain? These Price Trackers Help You Pay the Lowest Price

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Best Price Trackers for Online Shopping

Want to save more of your hard-earned cash when you shop online? Don't have time to search through hundreds of sites to find the best deal? Well, you're in luck. There are now more online deal trackers than ever before. Here are the best ones to try before clicking "buy" the next time you shop online. 


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Honey Science LLC
Honey Science LLC

Honey

Honey is one of the best online price trackers and works on over 30,000 online retailers including Amazon. You can use this web-browsing extension on Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Safari. Simply install the extension and Honey automatically checks for coupon codes. Droplist, a new feature, also allows you to track price drops on certain stores. Simply add the item to your list and Honey will send you an email notification when the price drops by the percentage you selected. 


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Price Tracker for Amazon
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Price Tracker for Amazon

Most of us probably buy much more than we need on Amazon. Why not save money while we're at it? The Price Tracker for Amazon, an Android app, does what the name implies and helps you track prices on Amazon items. To use it, search for a product using the app's integrated Amazon search browser. You can choose to view all items on your list in a single place or sign up for notifications to be alerted when prices drop. This online deal tracker only works on Amazon, but it is slick and easy to use. 


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ShopSavvy
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ShopSavvy

ShopSavvy is unique because it brings together price comparisons both online and in stores, making it one of the best price tracker app options on the market. To use it, download the app on your iPhone or Android phone. You can use the app to scan barcodes or QR codes or enter a UPC code to search for the best prices around. The app will even tell you which stores nearby have the product in stock and how much it costs. ShopSavvy also lets you set price alerts so you can buy at the best time to save the most money. 


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Microsoft Edge Shopping

The Microsoft Edge browser has its own price tracking tool. When you use Microsoft Edge to shop, it automatically searches for coupons. Edge also provides price comparisons in real-time so you can make your purchase from the website with the best price. Finally, if the price has recently increased or decreased by 2% or more, Edge will alert you. Microsoft Edge Shopping also shows product reviews from other consumers and buying guides. 


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Price.com
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Price.com

Price.com lets you search for items to find the best deals on the web. Don't like the price you see? Enter the price you want to pay and set a price alert. You'll get an email if the price drops below your threshold. Price.com also shows you price history, coupons, and gives you cashback on purchases. You can even use the Price.com shopping assistant in Chrome to help you automatically find the best deals. 


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Smart Price Monitor
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Smart Price Monitor

Yet another browser extension for Chrome makes our list of the best deal finders: Smart Price Monitor. This extension allows you to track the prices from most of your favorite shopping websites, including Amazon, eBay, and more. You can also use the tool to create shopping lists. For those of you with a mind for privacy, you'll be happy to hear you can use the tool without having to register your email address. While you can currently use this extension only while desktop browsing, its website notes that a mobile version is "coming soon." 


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Invisible Hand

Whether you browse and shop using Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or iOS, Invisible Hand has a web browser extension for you. This product prides itself on being discreet and nonintrusive. When you shop for products, Invisible Hand automatically compares prices and finds you the best deal. Then, all you need to do is click on the included link to make your purchase. 


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Earny Inc.
Earny Inc.

Earny

Earny helps you track prices to find the best deals at several major retailers. According to their website, these include "Best Buy, Bloomingdale's, Costco, the Gap Group (Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta), J. Crew, Kohl's, Macy's, Nike, Nordstrom, Target, Zappos, and Home Depot." But that's not all. Earny also tracks your recent purchases to determine if the price has dropped since you bought. If it has, Earny will work to get you a refund for the difference. You do have to allow access to your email so Earny can monitor your receipts. 

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Shop It To Me
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Shop It To Me

Never miss a sale at your favorite clothing retailers again. The Shop It To Me deal tracker notifies you when items in your size first go on sale so you can snag the best deals before anyone else. You can opt for notifications on the web, through email, or on your iPhone or Android device. To use Shop It To Me, you must register for an account so you can select your favorite brands and sizes. You have the option to choose email frequency and can unsubscribe at any time. 


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CamelCamelCamel

CamelCamelCamel lets you set price alerts for products on Amazon. You don't need to register or give your email address to benefit from the site's tracking capabilities; it generates a unique URL where you check for changes. If you do register, price alerts for tracked products can be sent to your email account or show up in an RSS feed. There are also Chrome, Firefox, and Safari extensions, called The Camelizer, that display historic price charts. If you simply feel like browsing, CamelCamelCamel highlights popular products and top price drops on the home page of its website.

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PriceGrabber

While technically not a price tracker, this deal finder will still help you get the best price on nearly anything you want to buy. PriceGrabber lets you compare prices across multiple websites. You can search for a specific item by name or browse dozens of categories to see what catches your eye. The site no longer provides email alerts for specific item pricing, but you can sign up via email to receive a weekly rundown of the best deals across the web. 


Keepa
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Keepa

An Amazon-only price tracker, Keepa distinguishes itself with several valuable features. You can import and track items on an Amazon wish list. You can also browse recent price drops based on a time frame, product categories, and the size of the drop. The historic price charts feature Amazon and third-party prices, and you can send alerts to your email, Facebook, and Telegram Messenger. You can search deals and price history information on Keepa without creating an account. However, registering gives you some added features like alerts for price drops on items you are watching. You can also install the Keepa browser extension on Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, and Safari. 

Slickdeals
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Slickdeals

Slickdeals is primarily a deals forum where users post and discuss deals, but the site also has a price tracking tool and the option to set deal alerts for specific items or get daily deals sent to your email. Users with a free account can track products based on specific URLs. Users can also set alerts and be notified whenever certain terms or items are mentioned in the deal forums. If you want coupons, have no fear, Slickdeals has those too. Free Android and iOS apps are also available.

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Slice

Many tracking tools alert you when a price drops so you can make a purchase. Slice's price drop feature flips things around and tracks prices after you've bought something. The app scans your email for receipts and tracks prices at major online retailers, including Best Buy, Newegg, Nordstrom, and Staples. It notifies you if the item's price drops and if you're eligible for a refund of the difference. Slice is compatible with most major email providers including Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, iCloud, Outlook, and more.

PC Part Picker
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PC Part Picker

PC Part Picker has a narrow focus: helping users build desktop computers. You can search through individual parts to create a complete machine, browse through completed builds shared by other users while selecting components for your own list, and review building guides. You can see price history charts and set price alerts for the items on your list. Rebates and coupon codes are also highlighted.

PricePirates
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PricePirates

PricePirates is the best price tracker for those who want a bare-bones approach. It can be used as a desktop program for Windows and Mac, or with mobile apps. It allows shoppers to track prices on Amazon, eBay, and other shopping sites. Shoppers enter a product name and run a search for it. The products can be added to a watchlist and users then receive updates once the price of the product drops.

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Savings.com

With a name like Savings.com, you can expect good things. Savings.com offers a simple way to search for coupons and deals from major retailers in one location. The site helps you find coupons for online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores. You can also earn cashback on qualifying purchases if you register for an account using your email address. Only want the coupons? Then there is no need to register — just search and save.