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PRICEBLINK WINS ABOUT.COM 2012 READERS' CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST OVERALL ADD-ON

NEW YORK, March 30, 2012  - PriceBlink (www.PriceBlink.com) today announced that its PriceBlink Price Comparison Browser Add-On has been selected as the About.com 2012 Readers' Choice Award for Best Overall Add-On.  Now in its fifth year, the About.com Readers' Choice Awards honor the best products, features and services across more than a dozen categories, ranging from technology to hobbies to parenting and more, as selected by its readers.


"This year's Readers' Choice Awards program had a record number of nominations submitted across dozens of categories and featured hundreds of finalists," said Margot Weiss, managing editor, About.com. "We are thankful to all our readers for their participation and congratulate PriceBlink on their success."

 

The PriceBlink add-on saves you money notifying you if the product you are browsing is available for a lower price from another retailer or if there are money-saving coupon codes available. 

 

PriceBlink, available for Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, iPad and Safari can be downloaded for free at http://www.priceblink.com.

 

To view the PriceBlink award and all award winners, please visit http://awards.about.com.

 

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About PriceBlink
PriceBlink creates browser add-ons and apps that help consumers save time and money while shopping online. By discreetly notifying you if the product you are browsing is available for a lower price from another retailer, or if there are coupons available from the retailer you are shopping on, PriceBlink has been downloaded over 600,000 times and has helped shoppers find nearly 1 Billion Dollars in savings since its launch. In order to see the PriceBlink in action or get the app yourself, please visit http://www.PriceBlink.com.

 

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Media Contact:
Dana Smith
Vice President of Marketing
PriceBlink
dsmith@priceblink.com

 


 

PriceBlink Launches, Creates the Ultimate Money Saving Companion
Web browser add-on finds better prices & coupons while you shop.  Checks more than 3,000 merchants for lower prices, making it the most comprehensive price-comparison browser add-on ever.

Las Vegas - June 9, 2010 - PriceBlink today announced the availability of the PriceBlink add-on for both Firefox and Chrome, which makes it easy for online shoppers to find the best prices on products without having to visit a price comparison site.

The add-on stays hidden in the background, revealing itself when a shopper shops at one of more than 1,700 supported merchants.   Then, a discreet message bar appears with 4 types of valuable shopping information:

  • Instant Price Comparison: PriceBlink automatically lets shoppers know if they've found the lowest price on a product or whether it can be found for less at another retailer.  PriceBlink checks more than 3,000 merchants for lower prices -- more than any other price comparison add-on.
  • Shipping Charges: PriceBlink displays shipping costs along with price comparison results, the first ad-on of its kind to do so. 
  • Coupons: PriceBlink also alerts its users to money-saving coupons and free shipping codes for the site that the shopper is on. 
  • Product ratings: For many products, PriceBlink displays average user-rating scores.
 

The PriceBlink add-on has been available for Firefox since January and can be downloaded at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/61771/.  PriceBlink for Chrome was released to the public this week and can be downloaded at https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/aoiidodopnnhiflaflbfeblnojefhigh?hl=en . 

"In today's market, online shoppers are more interested than ever in getting the best value when they shop," said Dana Smith, Vice President of Marketing at PriceBlink.  "With PriceBlink, consumers can shop as they would normally, knowing that PriceBlink will find them the best deal.   The savings can be substantial.  Since launch, our users have seen an average savings of 21% when using the add-on."

As the first browser add-on to bring price comparison, shipping costs and coupons into a single browser add-on, PriceBlink makes it easier than ever to save money.

'PriceBlink is fantastic.  It"s already saved me a ton of money," said Jeff Wadlin, a PriceBlink beta user.  "I never shop without it!"

About PriceBlink
PriceBlink is a free browser add-on that stays hidden until a shopper visits a merchant website.  It then lets the shopper know whether the product can be found at a lower price.   PriceBlink helps shoppers buy with confidence knowing that they are getting the best value on the products they want.  For more information about PriceBlink and to download PriceBlink, visit http://www.priceblink.com.

Media Contact:
Dana Smith
Vice President of Marketing
PriceBlink
dsmith@priceblink.com

 

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