Despite Amazon and Flipkart having a reputation as online shopping giants with the lowest prices in the market, it can be a tricky task to find the best deals. As e-shopping and online sales continue to skyrocket amidst the pandemic, many families have a tighter budget to work with. In these struggling times, finding the lowest prices on products is key.
Did you know that if you’re physically shopping in a store (while wearing a protective fast mask and adhering to social distancing), you can use Amazon/Flipkart apps for comparing the price in the shop to the product prices online? You just have to hit the camera icon next to the search bar and then scan the barcode.
There are numerous other ways of helping you find the lowest prices for the products, whether it is Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra, Swiggy, Yatra, etc.
Here is a rounded up list of some of the best ways to help you bag the best deals possible and save you some money along the way.
1. Shop on incognito mode
Most websites offer dynamic pricing on the basis of your location, past shopping, and browsing history. It means that the websites will recognize you as an old customer and inflate the prices accordingly. Most websites tend to offer discounts and rewards to new customers only to make them shop again.
However, there are ways to overcome this. Shopping incognito by opening a private window is certainly one of them. Another way would be to clear out your cookies and browsing history. You can even use multiple email accounts or different phones to avail the ‘first time user’ or ‘new customer’ benefits.
2. Add browser extensions and get discounts and coupon codes
There are a few browser extensions for Firefox and Chrome, such as ShopSmart, BuyHatke, MakkhiChoose, AfterCoupon India, and more. These extensions will automatically scan for coupon codes and discounts and apply them before you check out.
This will mean you don’t have to manually look around the internet for discount coupons. Some of these extensions even offer price alerts and comparison options.
How to install a browser extension in chrome –
- Open the Chrome Web Store on Google Chrome
- Find and select the extension you wish to install
- Click on the “Add to Chrome” option
- Some extensions might need permissions or data. So you’ll have to approve by clicking ‘Add Extension’.
3. Check price comparison websites, set price alerts
There are many price comparison websites and apps like PriceDekho, MySmartPrice, BuyHatke, CompareRaja, and more, which allow you to compare the product prices, some in real-time. It means that even when you’re shopping, the lowest prices will pop up and you’ll be able to select it. There are websites for comparing specific products like smartphones, electronic gadgets, restaurant dishes, hotels, flight tickets, etc.
Some of them also offer price alerts meaning they’ll let you know via an email or push notifications if there is any fall in prices.
4. Check coupon sites and discounts
While you could install browser extensions for coupon codes, downloading apps, or checking websites that offer such coupon codes and discounts would be a great idea too.
Websites like CouponDunia, GreatBuyz, CouponzGuru, MyTokri, OneIndia, and FreeCouponIndia offer coupons on a variety of products and services.
Look out for deals based on either product categories or stores like Flipkart, Amazon, Myntra, Goibibo, Jabong, Swiggy, and Yatra. Besides discounts and coupons, you can also avail gift cards and other special deals. Some of the well-known apps that offer coupon codes and discounts include CouponDunia, BlueBook, NearBuy, GrabOn, and DesiDime.
CouponDunia will allow you to shop at your favorite e-commerce stores and earn cashback IN ADDITION to free coupons, discount codes, deals, and other offers.
For every transaction completed via CouponDunia, it’ll get you a fixed commission from merchants like PayTm, Amazon, Domino’s etc.
The best part about CouponDunia cashback is that you can use it as real online money to either recharge your mobile or transfer it to your bank account.
- BlueBook – Coupons and Deals
BlueBook will bring you unbeatable discounts and offers from your favorite restaurants, cafes, salons, spas, bars, and more. BlueBook app features discount deals, coupons, and vouchers from the best outlets in Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Gurgaon. You get assured best deals and the best discounts from the partner outlets. You can redeem your offers anytime, any day, whether it is weekends, weekdays, or even public holidays.
Use cashback websites and apps
You can maximize the savings while shopping by downloading cashback apps like Crownit, GoPaisa, Tapzo, Nearbuy, and MagicPin. These will allow you to shop on main online platforms like Flipkart, Amazon, Myntra, Snapdeal, Swiggy, etc. while saving money through discounts, coupons, and other deals.
You can use them at restaurants, spas, salons, and even grocery stores. Besides apps, make sure to check out cashback websites like CashKaro, TopCashBack, Sitaphal, Cash2Kart, and Sitaphal.