You’re Probably Overpaying When You Shop Online — Get This Tool Before Black Friday

by Serah Louis

Staff Writer

Young woman with face mask shopping for clothes in retail store during covid pandemic.
@9_fingers_ / Twenty20

We were able to find over $1000 in savings; here’s how we did it.

If you’re hoping to take care of your holiday shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you might be planning to just buy everything on Amazon and be done with it.

This strategy may seem convenient but you could wind up overpaying — by a lot.

The MoneyWise team searched for items we would want to buy during Black Friday sales, then used a free tool that lets you instantly search for better prices at thousands of other online stores. Click here to see how much you can save.

Amazon vs. Walmart vs. Capital One Shopping

Pink Nintendo switch.
Amazon
Savings may vary. Sample results shown.

The MoneyWise team did up our own holiday shopping list and we were able to save $1,060.04 on Amazon by taking 30 seconds to install the Capital One Shopping browser extension on our browser — not too shabby at all.

Here’s a look at exactly how much we saved.

Capital One Shopping savings
Amazon.com Walmart.com Capital One Shopping
Nintendo Switch $398.51
(+$ 93.62)
$383.99
(+$ 79.10)
$304.89
(eBay)
Apple Airpods Pro $208.82
(+$ 26.42)
$191.09
(+$ 8.69)
$182.40
(eBay)
LEGO Star Wars - The Madalorian - The Razor Crest $137.79
(+$ 8.19)
$159.50
(+$ 29.90)
$129.60
(eBay)
Sony A80J 55 Inch BRAVIA XR OLED TV $1,799.88
(+$ 152.82)
$1,799.88
(+$ 152.82)
1,647.06
(Walmart.com, with coupon)
iRobot Roomba i3+ $581.94
(+$ 277.94)
$532.53
(+$ 228.53)
$304.00
(iRobot, with coupon)
Cloud Massage Shiatsu Foot Massager Machine $317.99
(+$ 87.63)
$323.64
(+$ 93.28)
$230.36
(eBay)
Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker $94.34
(+$ 20.90)
$86.33
(+$ 12.89)
$73.44
(eBay)
Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage $103.88
(+$ 22.88)
$95.06
(+$ 14.06)
$81.00
(Boscov’s, with coupon)
National Tree 10-Feet Dunhill Fir Hinged Tree $869.19
(+$ 47.27)
$1,206.42
(+$ 384.50)
$821.92
(Overstock, with coupon)
Oral-B iO Series 9 Electric Toothbrush $317.99
(+$ 29.99)
$345.00
(+$ 57.00)
$288.00
(eBay)
Fitbit Versa 3 Smartwatch $242.69
(+$ 24.44)
$238.49
(+$ 20.24)
$218.25
(Walmart, with coupon)
Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine $370.84
(+$ 85.24)
$441.35
(+$ 155.75)
$285.60
(Macy's, with coupon)
Chanel No. 5 Perfume, 3.4 Ounce $168.49
(+$ 80.53)
$145.00
(+$ 57.04)
$87.96
(Ulta Beauty, with coupon)
Lenovo Chromebook S330 Laptop $152.64
(+$ 15.36)
$189.05
(+$ 51.77)
$137.28
(eBay)
Owlet Cam Baby Monitor $157.94
(+$ 79.22)
$144.53
(+$ 65.81)
$78.72
(eBay)
Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770) $169.59
(+$ 7.59)
$194.84
(+$ 32.84)
$162.00
(Boscov’s, with coupon)
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The browser extension automatically applies coupons and promo codes at checkout, saving you the time and hassle of finding them yourself.

The tool even takes into account things like tax and shipping when determining the best available deal.

Download Capital One Shopping for easier, more affordable shopping — it takes just a few seconds to set up.

Save online now

Savings may vary. Sample results shown.
Amazon
Savings may vary. Sample results shown.

Even if you only buy a few select items online, make sure to price-check them first with the help of Capital One Shopping.

Whether you are shopping Cyber Monday sales to deck out your dorm or buy the latest and greatest gadget, Capital One Shopping can help you do it cheaper.

Don’t just buy from the big chains because it’s easy. Download Capital One Shopping today and stop paying more than you have to for the exact same stuff.