If you’ve done much online shopping, you’re probably familiar with coupon codes. Pretty much every online store has a spot for coupon codes or promo codes somewhere in the checkout process. If you’re ambitious, you’ve may have searched Google or Retail-Me-Not for promo codes. Chances are, you find several, most of which don’t work. If you’re lucky, you might find one that will work. Otherwise, you’ve just wasted 5 or 10 minutes of your time searching to no avail. If you’re like most people, you’ll sooner or later decide that coupon code searching just isn’t worth it.
Enter Honey. Honey is a little extension that you install on your internet browser (currently only Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Opera). Honey detects whenever you’re about to checkout somewhere and pops up with a list of promo codes that have recently worked on that website. Not all of them are still valid, and sometimes none of them are valid, but Honey offers to try them all and will keep the best code. All this typically takes Honey about 15 seconds, which totally beats the legwork of Googling and checking Retail-Me-Not. If you really wanted to, you could do these as well as using Honey, just to make sure that Honey wasn’t missing a code.
As if Honey wasn’t good enough already, several stores also qualify for ‘Honey Gold,’ which is essentially a cash back program. This is on top of the coupon codes Honey finds for you, and on top of any credit card cash back. Typically cash back will vary between 1% and 10% back. Again, not every store qualifies for cash back, but it’s a nice bonus when one does. In the last 2 months, I’ve earned $9.94 in Honey Gold alone.
You also don’t have to wait until checkout to see what codes are available. If Honey has codes available for an online store you’re currently browsing, the extension button will change from grey to colored. Clicking on it will let you know what cashback is available, as well as a list of codes that have recently worked on the website.
Oh, and one more thing. It’s becoming common knowledge that Amazon prices fluctuate about as fast as gas prices. Do you ever wonder if you’re getting the best price on Amazon (if you haven’t before, you will now). Honey has a solution for this too. Honey tracks the prices of Amazon products. When you’re viewing any Amazon product, Honey can tell you the price history of the product, and will tell you if another Amazon seller is offering the product for cheaper. You can also add the product to your Honey ‘drop list’ to have Honey alert you if there are any price drops.
Oh, and did I mention that all this is free? At no extra cost to you, Honey earns a commission on some of your purchases when you use the app. Since Honey saves both time and money (unlike survey companies which cost you tons in time), head over here to install the extension and start saving money!
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