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How to Get the Best Online Deals
By Ali Wentworth
January 16, 2014
Online shopping is supposed to make things easier, but that’s not enough — we want everything to be cheaper, too! Katie Finnegan and Erica Bell are the founders of the shopping resource Hukkster, and they’re helping online shoppers make the most of the Internet to score great deals.
On Hukkster.com, shoppers can install a special toolbar that allows them to pin certain items they want to buy. “We’ll track the product for you and notify you when the price drops,” Erica explains. Forget time spent comparison shopping; Hukkster will do the work for you.
Want to get stuff for free? Services such as PinchMe will send you free products in exchange for reviews. “You just have to give a little feedback on what you thought about it,” Katie says.
Katie and Erica are fans of subscription services like Birchbox, which sends subscribers a box of sample-sized new beauty products every month for $10 a month. “It’s a great opportunity to try things,” Katie says.
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They also recommend the app Slice to ease shopping anxiety. “It will comb through your emails and store all of your receipts in one place.” Erica says. If you’re a parent, Slice will tell you about product recalls. “So if you bought something that’s being pulled off the shelf, you’ll get a notification.”
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