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8 Chrome extensions that can save you hundreds of dollars

Use Chrome as your browser? Want to save money? Downloading these extensions can save you serious cash.

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Online sales in the US are expected to reach $523 billion by 2020, according to a report by Forrester Research, while 96 percent of Americans already shop online, according to CPC Strategy

Wouldn't it be nice if, during all that shopping, your browser would save you money? Your dreams have come true! There are tons of Chrome extensions that can save you hundreds of dollars on the regular. Here are eight of the best.

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Amazon Assistant for Chrome

If you're an Amazon fanatic like me, you'll love this extension. The Amazon Assistant for Chrome is Amazon's official browser extension. It finds you the Deal of the Day, offers product and price comparisons and saves products from any website to your Amazon wish list.

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Honey

Honey is one of the most popular money-saving Chrome extensions, and for good reason. Whenever you check out online, Honey will search for applicable coupons and apply them to your purchase by automatically filling in the coupon code for you. No more wondering if there's an amazing coupon you're missing out on.

Plus, if you're shopping at one of the supported online stores, such as Target, eBay, Walmart or Macy's, a click of the Honey button in your browser will show you all of the sales and coupons that the site has to offer. Spending at these stores also earns you HoneyGold, points that can be redeemed for gift cards or real money.

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​Pricescout

Pricescout can find coupon codes for you, just like Honey, but it also comparison shops. While you're shopping, it scans the sites of over 21,000 retailers and will pop up with better prices. I like to combine Honey and Pricescout to find the best deal.

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​The Camelizer

Most savvy shoppers know that shopping at certain times can snag you the best deals. The Camelizer is an extension that shows you the price history of an item you're browsing on Amazon to help you decide whether to buy now or wait for a better deal. It will also send you price drop alerts via email or Twitter, and you can import your Amazon wish list so that you know when your heart's desire goes on sale.

Pro tip: If The Camelizer graph looks a little funny, right-click it and open it in a new tab.

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​Fakespot

User reviews give you an idea of the quality of a product before you buy. The problem is, many companies hire people to post good reviews for bad products on sites like Amazon. Fakespot is an extension that analyzes reviews and lets you know which ones are baloney and which you can trust so you don't waste your money on a dud.

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​InvisibleHand

If you travel, you need InvisibleHand. It finds you the best deals on flights, hotels and rental cars, as well as the best price for other things you buy online.

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​CouponCabin

CouponCabin is different from other money-saving Chrome extensions because it gives you little tips every time you do a search on Google, whether you're wanting to buy or not. Say you're Googling information on the latest Stephen King book. CouponCabin will give you a little alert in your search results that it's on sale. You can also earn 10 percent cash back by using this extension.

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Offers.com

Offers.com checks for special deals such as free shipping, buy-one-get-one-free and other perks that can save you money when shopping online. It also finds coupon codes. When it finds a code it saves it for you and adds it to your shopping cart. I like this extension a lot because it opens another browser page and displays all of the sales for the site you're viewing, so you never miss a great deal.

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