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
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.