Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions This Year — And Save Money Doing it

by Shane Murphy

Reporter

Three women stretching on yoga mats.
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If you made any New Year’s resolutions for 2022, you’ll likely need to do a bit of shopping to get the (yoga) ball rolling.

It might be tempting to just buy everything on Amazon and be done with it. This strategy may seem convenient but you could wind up overpaying.

Thankfully, there’s an easy way to check for better deals when you shop online. It’s totally free, and you can start saving in minutes.

We were able to find almost $2,000 in savings; here’s how we did it.

Amazon vs. Walmart vs. Capital One Shopping

The MoneyWise team searched for products to help us stick to our resolutions, 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.

To test it out, we searched on Amazon and Walmart.com while using the browser extension.

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

Capital One Shopping savings
Amazon.com Walmart.com Capital One Shopping
Fitbit Charge 5 $158.94
(+$ 27.64)
$149.95
(+$ 18.65)
$131.30
(eBay)
Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Bike $1,058.94
(+$ 489.23)
$678.03
(+$ 108.32)
$569.71
(Home Shopping Network)
Gaiam Balance Ball Chair $74.18
(+$ 28.12)
$93.95
(+$ 47.89)
$46.06
(eBay)
Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Women’s Skis $687.94
(+$ 32.45)
$814.41
(+$ 158.92)
$655.49
(eBay)
Nike Men’s Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Running Shoes $127.19
(+$ 48.64)
$125.00
(+$ 46.45)
$78.55
(Nike)
Philips Premium Airfryer XXL $361.45
(+$ 83.70)
500.00
(+$ 222.25)
$277.75
(eBay)
Kuvings C7000 Slow Juicer $476.95
(+$ 44.95)
$476.95
(+$ 44.95)
$432.00
(abt.com)
Kobo Aura eReader $143.09
(+$ 62.29)
$180.58
(+$ 99.78)
$80.80
(eBay)
Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) $121.89
(+$ 14.83)
$111.55
(+$ 4.49)
$107.06
(eBay)
Coleman Cabin Tent $185.49
(+$ 23.95)
$238.81
(+$ 77.27)
$161.54
(Zoro.com)
Blue Yeti USB Microphone $129.27
(+$ 34.35)
$154.48
(+$ 59.56)
$94.92
(eBay)
Yamaha Storia III Guitar $476.99
(+$ 22.49)
$476.99
(+$ 22.49)
$454.50
(eBay)
Marpac DOHM-DS White Noise Machine $48.91
(+$ 5.01)
$70.18
(+$ 26.28)
$43.90
(Chewy)
Scranton & Co 4 Drawer File Cabinet $338.14
(+$ 81.08)
$270.99
(+$ 13.93)
$257.06
(eBay)
iRobot Roomba s9+ $1,164.94
(+$ 413.27)
$1,066.03
(+$ 314.36)
$751.67
(Home Shopping Network)
Cloud Massage Shiatsu Foot Massager $317.99
(+$ 74.60)
$299.99
(+$ 56.60)
$243.39
(eBay)
Panasonic Hybrid Wet Dry Shaver $77.37
(+$ 10.86)
$143.99
(+$ 77.48)
$66.51
(eBay)
Savings may vary. Sample results shown.

In total, we could have been able to save $1,983.16 over the highest price on Amazon or Walmart.com just by taking 30 seconds to install Capital One Shopping on our browser.

It will search for coupon codes and automatically try to apply them at checkout.

Not bad for a few minutes of effort.

Stop overpaying for stuff online

Even if an item you’re looking for is too expensive after comparing prices, Capital One Shopping can set up a price-drop alert and let you know as soon as it goes on sale.

And as a final perk, whenever you make a purchase at one of Capital One Shopping’s partnered stores, you’ll earn Capital One Shopping Rewards. These rewards can be redeemed for gift cards at places like Macy’s, eBay and Barnes & Noble.

So get your New Year’s resolutions off to a strong start, and don’t just buy from the big chains because it’s easy — install the free browser extension and save yourself some cash.