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Save money with this shopping tool that alerts you when prices drop

If you love to shop, chances are you also love to save money. But when it comes down to it, trying to track down a coupon or reliable discount can be a bigger pain than just buying things at full price. For coupon help, tap or click here.

But when you’re on a budget and you need to do some serious price tracking, you often don’t have the luxury of splurging on gifts, or even things you just want for yourself. Luckily, this new feature from Google is extremely simple to use can help you out in a big way.

Google Shopping has an extremely useful new feature you can take advantage of while on the go. The newly-redesigned Google Shopping experience takes typical Google Alerts and kicks them up a notch.

Google Shopping’s new feature

Tap or click here to try out Google Shopping, which now offers an optional price tracker. You can simply track down an item you want to buy, select it, toggle price tracking and let the updates come to you. You can keep an eye on when your items are the lowest price you’re comfortable paying and can take advantage of the great deals.

 

 

To utilize Google Shopping, grab a smartphone (the feature is only live on mobile devices) and follow these steps:

  • Open up a browser on your phone. Any one will do.
  • Head to Google.com.
  • Search for an item you’d like to buy, anything you can presumably buy at a retailer (not a niche item).
  • Tap on the “Shopping” tab at the top of the page.
  • Search through the Google Shopping search results for the item you want.
  • Tap on the result you’d like to look at.
  • Scroll down until you see a toggle button that says “Track Price.”
  • Tap the toggle to turn on the feature.

Now you’re all set to track your preferred product’s price! Google will even send you notifications, if you’d like, each day with the item’s various price fluctuations. You can change your Google Shopping tracking history and options via the My Activity page for your Google profile. You can also go there to delete any tracking information as well, tap or click here to learn how.

With the holidays coming up, there’s no doubt this feature will soon become a valuable tool as you start checking off your gift lists for all your lucky recipients. When it’s this easy to save a little extra money, you should absolutely take advantage.

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