I love Amazon, because you simply can't beat their prices on a variety of items. And I admit, there have been times I've gone into Barnes & Noble, found a book I wanted, then turned around and ended up buying it -- along with several others -- on Amazon. I'm sure we've all done that at one point or another, and the online shopping giant has caught onto our fickle ways! That must be why they're running a promo this weekend, on Saturday, December 10, that actually encourages customers to walk out of regular brick-and-mortar stores.
The gist: You download Amazon's Price Check app, and with the geolocation feature turned on, you head into any regular store and take a picture of three items you want to buy. Then, when you go home and purchase those exact items from Amazon instead, the site will give you a 5 percent discount, up to $5 off each item for a total of $15 in savings. Smart and savvy, yes. But a bit harsh? Yeah, I'd say so.