One of the things that drives me crazy is the constant tab and window hopping I do to compare prices across websites. There are sites that will aggregate an item across sites but I never have much luck with them. Often they show wrong items in their search or don’t really find the best deals. So this year I tried out a new browser extension called Drop Down Deals, which conveniently does exactly what it says: drops down a little teaser that tells you about deals, coupons and free shipping for the site you’re on. Right there – no clicking away endlessly, Googling “free shipping” or any of the other time-consuming bargain hunting tactics that make cyber shopping a chore.
For example, if you went to Macys.com or BestBuy.com and these merchants currently had coupons or deals available, Drop Down Deals would pop up a small box in the corner of your computer screen to let you know. When clicked, a menu will literally drop down to show you all the current coupons or deals or promotions for the site. No freaking out wondering if there is a magical coupon out there that you missed.
They also have their own deals on the Drop Down Deals site and free shipping offers too. To kick off this week of 5 Days of Deals they will be sharing exclusive deals to users through their site, facebook page and twitter. One caveat, the browser extension only works on Firefox when on a Mac, though on most browsers on a PC, but you can follow on their site, facebook or twitter from anywhere.
To kick off the spirit of giving and getting a deal this holiday season I am hosting a giveaway for a fab nylon messenger bag to give to the techie in your life. (or the mom ’cause the nylon makes this a great diaper bag too!) After all, what’s more fun than cyber bargain hunting on the go?