How to get the best deals & hide Cyber Monday shopping from your boss

Posted at 6:27 AM, Nov 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-27 08:37:46-05

Cyber Monday is a wild day for sales — it’s Black Friday without the elbows, but just as much speed. If you’re not careful you’ll get left behind, and the deals don’t stay with you.

This morning on 7 Action News we took a closer look at some helpful web extensions that will help you ensure you’re getting the best deals.

“Invisible Hand” is a downloadable web extension that regularly scans thousands of websites and ensures the purchase price you’re about to clock “add to cart” on is, in fact, the lowest deal available online. The nice part about Invisible Hand is that it works with almost any browser you like to use: Chrome, Firefox and Apple’s Safari — there’s also an iPhone app so you can download it on your phone if you’re deciding to do some in-person shopping.

Another web extension that will help you is called “Honey.” Unlike Invisible Hand, Honey won’t price comparison shop — what it does is searches the internet for coupon codes. If you’re buying something on a website it’ll automatically plug in any coupon code it finds. If it doesn’t exist, nothing happens. If there is a coupon code, it’ll plug it in and you’ll see the savings automatically.

Here’s a third option: CamelCamelCamel — no, that’s not a typo. CamelCamelCamel was called a “must-bookmark” by PC World magazine. You have to sign up for an account, but it allows you to track whether a discount is a steal, or just a small change in normal pricing. When Cyber Monday deals are questionable — it’s worth checking if you’re getting the deep discount you think you’re getting.

Of course, none of this is helpful if you’re stuck at work and the boss is a stickler about wasting time at work.

That’s why it’s important to have a plan to keep your tabs hidden. If you use a MAC you can click CTRL+TAB and it’ll automatically toggle between tabs on your internet provider.

Another great idea: download a short-cut that’ll kill selected websites that you program in by the click of a single button, or swipe of the mouse. The Boss Button is easy to use, but you’ll need to be using Google Chrome if you plan on using it.