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The convenience is undeniable: Big digital storefronts like Amazon and Walmart.com have just about everything.

But do the big chains also have the best prices? I decided to do some digging to find out.

I asked the Moneywise.com editorial team to list the kinds of items they're saving up for, then used a free tool that lets you instantly search for better prices at thousands of other online stores.

I was able to find over $1000 in savings. Here's how.

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

Every time I brought up an item, a notification from Capital One Shopping told me whether I could find it for a better price at another store. I also had the option to compare directly with the prices at other big retailers, like Macy’s.

I assumed Amazon, or maybe Walmart, would generally be the best option. Most of the time, I was wrong.

A few other items I looked at, like a portable blender and a Blu-Ray box set, were in fact cheapest at Amazon.

I was able to save $1,060.04 on Amazon by taking 30 seconds to install the Capital One Shopping browser extension on my browser — not too shabby at all.

That’s a lot more than I expected; it almost makes me want to buy some of this stuff for my coworkers. Almost.

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Automatic coupon codes

Capital One Shopping also searches for coupon codes from its database of millions of users to help you save even more money when you check out.

They will even show you discount codes from your favorite YouTube and Instagram influencers.

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

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

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.

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Serah Louis is a reporter with Moneywise.com. She enjoys tackling topical personal finance issues for young people and women and covering the latest in financial news.

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