While you can shop online during Black Friday or the holidays
using any browser you'd like, there are several good reasons for
using the Microsoft Edge browser already on your PC: built-in
coupons, and an automated check of an item's price history. Buying
something in installments is also coming.
Both of these Edge features offer a fantastic way to make sure
you get the best deals for Prime Day—or any day, for that
Microsoft Edge is on
your Windows PC
The Microsoft Edge browser is built right into every Windows PC.
While the most popular browser remains Google Chrome, you can open
up Edge (if you haven't already) and quickly import bookmarks
(Favorites), passwords, and more from another browser. (We have a
detailed tutorial on how to import bookmarks into Edge.)
Now let's see how Edge can help you find the best deals on
Amazon Prime Day.
Edge's shopping skills should work with any page, but they're
fine-tuned for Amazon and Prime Day. If you open up any product
page, you'll see a small blue price-tag icon at the end of the URL
bar, right next to the small star icon for bookmarking the
That price-tag icon will begin sliding out small notifications:
This site has coupons! will let you know that Edge will apply any
automated discounts it knows about at checkout. You have the best
price! is an indication that Edge has already checked other
retailers, and knows that Amazon offers the best deal. You may also
receive a small notification that the price has recently either
increased or decreased.
Microsoft Edge will confirm that you've found the best price for
use coupons in Microsoft Edge for Prime Day
Sometimes, Amazon itself will show that a coupon may apply, and
will offer you the chance to trigger it right on the product page.
Edge is a bit shyer: You'll need to click that blue price-tag icon
in the URL bar, and manually copy into the discount field any
coupons Edge finds.
The Microsoft Edge price tag is your ticket to savings. You may
see coupons you can apply to Prime Day or holiday shopping.
Note that there are third-party alternatives. The Honey plug-in,
for example, also automatically looks for discount codes.
How to use
pricing history in Microsoft Edge
Edge's ability to track pricing is much more useful. Edge works
a bit like the Amazon tracking site camelcamelcamel.com, which can
take an Amazon product page and show you how the price for the item
has fluctuated over the past few months. Edge does this
The price history that Microsoft Edge supplies is a lovely
touch, both by indicating whether the price is on the decline as
well as offering links to other retailers.
To see the pricing history, you'll need to click the blue price
tag icon in the URL bar. If you see an offer to clip coupon
instead, don't worry—the pricing history is in a little drop-down
menu below it. Once you click it, you'll see a small graph with
noticeable price moves in the last few months. You should receive
the best deals on Prime Day—but not always.
You can explore further by scrolling down to Compare other
retailers, which opens up a small list of tiled cards, each
with the price of the item at another retailer. It's a quick and
easy way to comparison-shop without leaving Amazon. Savvy shoppers
might even want to check out the Collections feature within Edge, to build
groups of items for comparison.
The only place where Edge's price history sometimes struggles is
where Amazon combines several product listings on the same page—l
ike on an SSD or hard drive, for instance, where it can be
available in various capacities. I've found Edge works best when
there's simply one configuration available.
Microsoft is testing Buy Now, Pay Later
BNPL is currently available in Microsoft Edge's beta testing
program, specifically the Canary and Dev channels and will be
available by default to all users in Microsoft Edge release 96, Microsoft said earlier this month. Buy Now, Pay
Later allows you to simply pay for something in installments,
rather than all at once. It's also a feature that's usually offered
on a retailer-by-retailer basis.
Microsoft enables Buy
Now, Pay Later when it comes time to enter your credit card.Microsoft
Now, Microsoft says it plans to add this BNPL capability to the
browser via a partnership with Zip. It means any purchase between
$35 – $1,000 you make through Microsoft Edge can be split into 4
installments over 6 weeks, Microsoft says.
With BNPL in Edge, you can simply link your Microsoft account
with your zip account with one click and then bypass sign in from
Zip side. It can expedite the application process for you,
according to Microsoft.
This story was updated to add Microsoft's BNPL capabilities
and to update this information for Black Friday.