Honey Browser Extension – My Review

Honey: A Sweet Name For A Sweet Product

Because I work from home, I’m always on the computer.

And I shop online a lot. With so many stores offering free very affordable shipping and delivery, I buy pretty much everything online.

Here’s my dirty secret: in my entire history of shopping online, I have been obsessed with finding “the best” coupon codes.

It’s exciting, my little obsession, kinda like hunting, always on the prowl for the best deal…but it has its downsides. This obsession with finding coupons slows down my shopping enormously, because I’m always looking up and researching new coupon codes and trying them out to see if they’ll work on whatever I’m buying.

Needless to say, with my coupon-obsessed way of shopping online, I waste so much time that I may as well just go to the store, it takes so freakin’ long.

Some genius solved my problem. Well, for me and other coupon-obsessed shoppers. A genius wrote the Honey Browser Extension.

Life With Honey

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Now that Honey exists, I don’t have to go “hunting” for coupons anymore.

When I’m shopping online, I no longer have fifty tabs open as I cruise those awful coupon sites.

You know the ones I mean – the ones with all those horrible ads and popups and things that flash and blink. The ones that, for all that work, maybe one time out of every ten you get a coupon code that WORKS, but the other nine times you just end up frustrated.

Honey outperforms and replaces this entire process. The Honey browser extension hunts down for coupons for you. Its hunting ground is the entire internet. It is bigger than you, it is stronger than you, and it is better than you mere mortals.

Critically, Honey finds you the best deal on stuff you’re buying.

When you are making a purchase, and then check out, a friendly little Honey window comes up and scans the KNOWN UNIVERSE for the best coupon for you. It takes less than a minute.

Here’s an example of what you see when you checkout. Pretend you’re buying this camcorder:

 

See how Honey found you 40% off, and saved you $200? Yeah. Now I bet I have your attention.

You Can Beat Amazon

Honey has a pretty sweet deal with Amazon.com, only the largest vendor on earth.  Unfortunately, Amazon has a weird and faulty algorithm and doesn’t always show you the best price available right away for a product you want to buy.

With Amazon Cart Protection, Honey will browse all different Amazon sellers who sell what you’re buying, in order to find opportunities for you to avoid shipping fees or skip paying taxes.

This is possible because not every vendor charges for shipping, and not every vendor collects tax. (I don’t want a lecture about the importance of paying Internet taxes – I just want to show you that Honey has your back at checkout.)

The Amazon Cart Protection feature of Honey gives you a leg up on the usual way of going about your business on Amazon.

Using Honey, on the Amazon product page, right next to the price and Prime logo, you’ll see a small orange “Save” button notifying you that you’re about to overpay.

And when there’s no a better price available, you’ll see a small grey button in place of the orange button that says “Best Deal” along with the Honey logo.

You next click on the orange “Save” button and it’ll drop down the details of the better deal. If you want to switch to the lower price version of the product you’re buying – which is a no brainer! – just click on the button at the bottom that tells you what percentage you will save using Honey.

But Wait, There’s More

Better yet, Honey gives you a mystery bonus at the end of every transaction, 0%-100% cash back on the amount you spent. Meaning, if you use this browser extension to save you money while shopping, in the process you may end up getting a product completely free.

Honey gives you this cashback in the form of “HoneyGold“, which is their sitewide point system. You can trade HoneyGold for giftcards, and at the time of this review, the geniuses at Honey are working on a mechanism to pay it out directly through Paypal. Or, you can ignore HoneyGold altogether and just reap the benefits of the best coupons for no work on your part!

Pssst – you get the equivalent of $1 just to join Honey!

Who Can Use (Some) Honey?

Honey is free to join, free to use, and easy to install. The Honey App can be completely free for us because they earn a small commission from the stores they partner with at certain times when a member makes a purchase.

Honey is mobile-friendly, and is supported by most major browsers: Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Opera. It does not work in Internet Explorer. (If you’re still using Internet Explorer, it’s time to phase that sh*t out anyway – Chrome is SO much better.)

Passive Income Opportunity Alert

Honey also has a great referral program. You will get $5 for every friend who signs up and uses it. They give you this bonus over and over, until you’ve earned a $1,000. Not too shabby! 1,000 = 200 friends, family members, and strangers who agree that honey is the best thing to happen since sliced bread.

So, What Are You Waiting For?

>==Ya’ll need to get on Honey TODAY. Check it out!<==

18 comments

  1. I’ve had Honey installed for a while now and I love it! But who doesn’t love a discount, right? I had no idea about all that Amazon+Honey business though, and I buy an embarrassingly large amount of…stuff from that site. Thanks for the tip!

  2. I absolutely enjoyed reading your post. I am all about using apps that save us money or help manager money wisely.

    Does honey work anywhere or does it have geographical limitations?

    1. Glad you liked it, and I’m with you 100% on that philosophy! Honey works anywhere in the world, although not all retailers deliver their goods everywhere, so that’s a consideration for people when shopping.

  3. Hey Steph,
    Great article! I had no idea about Honey, and the idea of hooking it to Amazon is really intriguing. I continue to be amazed at the opportunity of things that are out there. Having to stay on top of it all, as you do, must be a lot of work. But they’re great tips!
    I can think of a whole bunch of people that would like to look into the Honey extension. I’ll let them know about your article!
    Best wishes
    Kevin

    1. Hi Kevin -thanks for leaving the great feedback. I’m glad you liked learning about Honey, and hopefully it will help you get even more out of your Amazon shopping! -Steph

  4. Im pretty impressed by this. I didnt know that honey existed. If i knew about this im sure i could of saved a great deal of money on purchases ive made online. Ill definatly be looking into honey. Thank you for the information and i cant wait to look more into this.

  5. Wow, great review on the Honey Browser extension! I had no idea that there was actually an extension that hunted for coupons for you. I’m clearly missing out on all the freebies and great bonuses from not using it. I mostly like how we can get mystery bonuses and cash backs after each transaction. I don’t use browser extensions much, but this one seems like a viable option. Thanks for your insight into all of this, and I will definitely be back for more.

    Cheers!

    1. Hi Brandon, thanks for the nice comment, I’m glad you enjoyed the review of Honey! Hopefully it poach many great deals in your future 🙂

  6. Very enjoyable read. I am not much for buying on line. I like to touch what I’m gonna to buy. I know that won’t last forever, so I will keep Honey in mind.

    1. I can definitely respect that approach! These days, we buy a lot of digital-only things online (e-books, classes, etc) – stuff that can’t be touched. best of luck using Honey!

  7. I had never heard about Honey before but after reading your review it certainly seems like a great choice.I like the idea that you can get something back from your transactions.

  8. I shop online way too much! And I’m always looking for coupons or promo codes. I’ve never heard of the Honey Browser. And it sounds awesome. I don’t know why I haven’t heard of it before. Is it like a plugin for chrome or is it an actual new browser? Thank you for this tip; its a time and cost savers!

    1. It’s a plugin – just click the link on this page, join, and then download the plugin. You can use it with Chrome and three other browsers (just not Internet Explorer). Enjoy!

  9. Oh wow, this will definitely make my online shopping much more affordable. I never knew this existed until I read your article. Thank you for this =)

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