Use ShopGenius for Chrome to find the best prices online

This Chrome extension lets you see what other major online retailers are charging for the item you're currently viewing, maximizing your savings.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Time to add another money-saving tool to your collection of coupon apps and shopping rebates: ShopGenius for Chrome.

This extension can tell you if the price you see is the best, or show you where to find it cheaper. Thankfully, the toolbar will not appear on every single Web page. Instead, you will see it on product pages, where the name and price of the product are visible.

To get started, install a copy of ShopGenius, by NetPlenish, for your Google Chrome Web browser. After the install, click the test link that appears on the extension info page to to make sure it is working as intended.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

You should see a product page load, with a toolbar along the top. If a better price than the current one is available, it will be shown in the green bubble on the left-hand side of the toolbar. You can also click this bubble to see the prices on other Web site -- there are even built-in links to access the less expensive listings. And if you get tired of seeing the bar at any point, there's an X to the far-right-hand side that will let you hide it.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Sharing ShopGenius with friends will let you unlock more price comparisons and access to reviews. This can be done by tapping on the "Unlock ShopGenius" button on the toolbar.

Your savings aren't going to always going to be as awesome as the example ShopGenius displays, but they can add up. Give it a try and share your thoughts in the comments below.

 

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