We have all gone through the hectic search on the internet for coupons that we can apply to save money. It takes a lot of time and effort to open up different sites and to read through the description of coupons and to find something that applies to you. And even after all that effort, we may not find anything worth our time and that can get so disappointing.
What if you don’t have to search for coupons (With maximum offer) at all but they automatically get applied while you check out your online purchase? Sounds too good be true but it’s true! And all this and a lot more is possible with Honey, a simple plugin/extension for your browser that can help you save a lot of money and time.
Honey Chrome Extension Review:
To put it just the way the Honey website claims, Honey is an app which ‘automatically finds coupon codes for the site you are shopping from and applies them to your order when you check out, saving you money and coupon searching time’. And they have stayed true to their claim. To understand the full extent of its features, let see how it works.
So what does Honey extensuion actually do?
Usually, when you are shopping online, say in Amazon and they ask you if you have any coupon codes and you the Google around for the next 30 minutes searching, copying and pasting coupon code by coupon code to find that all of them were bogus and you just wasted your 30 minutes for nothing. Frustrating, isn’t it? Well, Honey does it all for you while you just watch.
After installing Honey app. just click on the plugin and Honey will scour through different sites in search of coupons and discounts applicable to your site and order. It lights up when it finds something suitable for you and you can click on the Honey button to see all the coupons that it has found for you and pick the best one. You can start Honey before you shop to see what coupons are there for your retailer or you can click on the Honey button before check out to see the coupons relevant to your order.
All of these actions happen in a very short amount of time because the technology of Honey makes it super fast and super easy to use. The real magic is when you click the Honey button during check out and Honey will search and apply all coupons simultaneously to your order to find out the best combination that will avail you the greatest discount possible. How cool is that?
“It’s basically free money.” -Time Magazine
But here is the catch. You don’t need to register to get publicly available coupons. But Honey does have exclusive offers, savings and coupons that you can access only if you register. But hey, the registration is totally free and very simple. Can it get any better?
How To Start Saving With Honey App?
1. Sign up for the Honey website using your email or Facebook account.
2. Install the Honey plugin for your browser. It is recommended that you use the browser extension for Chrome because it contains all the best features and built-in functionalities.
3. Finally, start shopping. When you are done shopping and are about to check out, a small pop-up will ask you if you want to find savings. Click on the button and honey start applying the coupons to your order to find the best coupon or combination of coupons to get you the greatest discount.
That is it. It is as simple as that to save money and time.
If you have your own coupons, you can submit them to the website of Honey for additional discounts. You can submit them either by the extension by adding your code in the ‘share code’ box or you can go the Honey website and you will see a live feed of codes submitted by all the Honey members. You can submit your code there for everyone’s use and if the code is valid, you will get additional discounts on your purchase.
Which sites and retailers do Honey work with?
Honey works with a number of different stores and sites and it is very probable that it works with your retailer too. To emphasise on this point, here is a list of some sites and stores for which Honey works well.
- Amazon, Walmart and Target
- Papa John’s
- Pizza Hut
- Cafe Press
- Tiny Prints
- Kohl’s and JC Penney’s
- A lot of online flower shops
This list has not even scratched the top of the list of sites and stores that Honey works for. Honey also supports stores in the UK, Australia and Canada. So, chances are that the Honey button might light up when you are shopping internationally. If it does, don’t hesitate to click on the button because you will save a lot of money
In case if a retailer you are shopping at does not support Honey, then you can make a request to the Honey website to add the retailer to their lists and Honey will look into doing so as they are always on the lookout for adding more stores and sites to their list.
Using Honey Extension For Amazon:
If you use Amazon for shopping, you must know that the coupons are very product specific and valid coupons are rare to find. Honey will help you here as well. Even if there are no coupons available for your order, Honey will search the Amazon’s website and make sure that you are getting the best deal. If you are not, Honey will let you know about a different seller you can buy from to save money.
What Else Can Honey Do?
If you have been eyeing something that you are not quite ready to buy yet, then this feature is perfect for you. If the item is available in some select retailers like Amazon, Fifth Avenue, Walmart, Target and a few other, you can add the item to Honey droplist. When the price for the item drops below 5%, Honey will notify you via email so that you can get a better deal which will make the wait worth it.
Honey will also notify you when the deal is about to expire and you can also manually check out your droplist to see if the items are available in offers of your choice yet.
2. Refer a Friend
Like many other apps, Honey also allows you to refer a friend through a custom link created especially for you. If your friend uses the link to download and use Hiney, you will earn points. Honey will also pay you 500 pints, which is equal to $5, up to $1000 every time your friend uses Honey while shopping online.
Honey also offers a HoneyGold program which works like, every time you use Honey while shopping, you earn some points which will be accumulated and you can later redeem them for Amazon Gift cards. Though the points earned are usually not much, since it doesn’t require any additional effort or cost from the users’ part, it is always a bonus.
Now, to the question that surely must have popped up in your mind by now.
How does Honey make a profit?
As said earlier, Honey is totally free every way. Then how do its creators earn profits? Well, they earn profits because the merchants you shop at will pay them a commission every time you use Honey while buying from their site.
Does Honey Even Have Any Drawbacks?
- It does not have a mobile version yet. So you have to use your PCs or laptops to make use of Honey. But word of the mouth is that Honey will get an app soon.
- There is no guarantee that a working coupon will be found always while you use Honey when you shop.
- Also, it’s being reported that Honey sends data about the sites you visit to their servers attached to a session ID which can identify all of that data back to you. Click here to check this discussion on Reddit.
Honey is a marvellous app that one should definitely give a try because it helps you save money, time and effort, all of which are valuable things. It is totally free, very handy and works almost in all shops and very easy to use. Do give it a try and see for yourself!