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Amazon Just Made Comparing Prices Online So Much Easier

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There’s no better feeling than knowing that you’ve just snagged a bargain, and Amazon‘s new Amazon Assistant program is here to make that process even easier. So how does this cool new thingamajig work?

Amazon Assistant is an extension that you can add on pretty much any browser (including Internet Explorer, Opera, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox). If you’re not sure how to install an extension on your computer, the answer is one Google search away.

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Okay, so assuming you’ve added the extension, all you have to do the next time you’re browsing on a website like Target or Walmart is hit the little Amazon logo that’s at the top next to the search bar where you type in a website address. Once you do that, Amazon Assistant will save that item to a wishlist that’s linked to your actual Amazon account. Then, you can open that wishlist and compare prices for that same item on Amazon. Gone are the days of 10 million open tabs; Amazon Assistant is a neat little tool that keeps all your items in one place.

Let’s say you need to buy some more lightbulbs. You can buy a two-pack 90-watt BR40 bulb from Home Depot for $63.88 or you can buy two 90-watt BR40 bulbs from Amazon for $17.76 plus tax. And 40-some-odd dollars is nothing to sniff at — that’s a nice dinner with your hubby or a trip to the movies with your kids!

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Another perk to having the Amazon Assistant extension is that it alerts you to on-site discounts, including the deal of the day. You’ll also be eligible for exclusive markdowns that non-extension users can’t get.

With the holidays coming up, Amazon Assistant will make your shopping a breeze.

h/t Good Housekeeping

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