Update: now also available for Mozilla Firefox.
Today is a great day for the Alixblog family! We have some great news: we launched the AliExpress Coupon Finder Chrome extension, so you’ll never miss out on an AliExpress coupon ever again.
Don’t know what we are talking about? Let’s take a look…
AliExpress Coupon Finder, the ultimate tool to find coupons and discounts for AliExpress
Chances are, at one point or another, you have thought about looking for AliExpress coupons on Google, and if you have…you probably found something like this:
Some claim to offer 80% or even 90% discounts…But when you click on the link of their websites and a message comes up stating “Your discount has already been applied”, once you are redirected to AliExpress, there is no trace of this “wonderful” discount.
However, there IS a way to find coupons for AliExpress
Just in case you don’t know about them, there are three types of AliExpress coupons:
- AliExpress coupons: these are coupons offered directly by AliExpress (the platform, not the sellers) either by raffle or during special occasions, such as anniversaries or to promote their app. These are personal coupons that are added to your account, meaning there is no secret code you can use to find them. They are given to you personally and you can find them in your coupon section.
- Seller coupons: These coupons are offered by the various shops using the AliExpress platform. Just to give you an idea, you can find coupons for the Bamoer Jewelry shop in their coupon page, here.
- Seller discounts: these are pretty similar to the seller coupons. Say you are spending 29$, then you might get a discount of 2$. The only difference is that these are automatic so you don’t have to claim them, like coupons. In the case of the shop we mentioned before, you can find them just below the coupons.
The first kind of coupons are very rare, but the second and third ones are actually pretty common, although very few people know about them. That’s why here at AlixBlog we took the time (or our computer scientist cousin, actually 😉 ) to create our own Google Chrome extension that searches for coupons and discounts automatically while you do your shopping.
What’s a Chrome extension?
These are small programs you can add to your Google Chrome browser which allow you to do specific tasks: like notify you when you get a new email, block pop-ups, etc…
How do I get this extension?
Then what do I do?
You will notice that your browser features this icon:
This means the extension was installed correctly, so you can go straight ahead to AliExpress (small trick: you can go to AliExpress directly by clicking on the extension) and shop the day away.
An example of how it works
Let’s say you are looking for an electric shaver. All you have to do is type in the product you want in the AliExpress search tab, wait a minute, and the extension will automatically show you all the sellers offering coupons that can be applied to the product you are interested in.
Types of coupons you will find with this extension
As we mentioned before, sellers may have coupons, discounts or both and this extension will tell you exactly which one each seller has.
It may tell you that they only have a coupon and give you the link to get it (it will take you directly to the coupon):
Or that they only have a discount that will be applied automatically:
Or even that they have both:
The extension on product pages
If you are on the page of a product, it works similarly although at the beginning you might see something like this:
This happens because the extension doesn’t work until it knowns exactly what price the actual product is, so you have to select the color and size. Then you will get a notification telling you if there is a coupon/discount or not:
Options to personalize the extension
If this extensions seems a bit to invasive to you, we’ve also added a few options on the menu.
Activating the automatic coupon finder
Once you install the extension, this option will be activated automatically, but if you deactivate it, the extension won’t look for discounts unless you actually ask it to by clicking on the product with the right button and selecting the option “Look for discounts for this product”:
This will work both in results pages and product pages
Search in shops
This option also can be deactivated if you feel you are getting too many alarms for products of one shop.
Activating alarms when coupons or discounts are for a higher purchase
As you may have already noticed, this extension will notify you when a seller has coupons or discounts, but they aren’t applicable for the amount you are purchasing:
We’ve also included the option to deactivate this alarm, as it may be repetitive for certain searches: if you are looking for cheap products such as 2€ phone cases, it is very unlikely that the seller will have coupons for this amount. In cases like this, you might get a few notifications warning you that “there are no discounts for this purchase amount”.
We’ve tried our best to make the extension the least invasive possible, so if you feel like all these notifications are in the way, just deactivate them. 🙂
Two things you need to know about the extension
Before you give it at try, keep in mind that not all sellers offer discounts and coupons, so if you are a looking for a product and nothing pops up, the extension isn’t failing, there simply aren’t any coupons to be found. Don’t waste your time looking elsewhere: if the extension doesn’t find a coupon, there simply aren’t any.
Furthermore, in some cases you might notice the discount is very low (like 2€ discount for 100 and something purchase). Regardless, this is still a discount, and hey… Who doesn’t like saving money, even if it is 2€?
Get the extension for free CLICKING HERE.
If you need help with the extension, want to suggest any improvements or have any complaints (we hope you don’t), just leave us a comment, we’re all ears!