Honey Browser Extension – My 2018 Review – Read this first!

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.

Is the Honey App Legit? Life With Money, 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.

Yes: You Can Beat Amazon

Honey has a pretty sweet deal with Amazon.com, only the largest vendor on planet earth.  Unfortunately, Amazon has a weird and sometimes 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! (yes, really)

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 is completely free for us to use, because Honey earns 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.)

Honey does all the work. The little Honey icon in your browser toolbar will show if there are coupons for it to try on your purchases. Just click it, let it pick the best one for your purchase, and start saving $.

STOP: Passive Income Opportunity Alert

Honey has an excellent 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 (ok, with some peanut butter. and maybe a banana. and maybe a big ol’ glass of milk).

I personally have earned some pretty great gift cards and kickbacks using honey, and because of this, I heartily recommend it.

So, What Are You Waiting For…?

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

Any thoughts on the Honey Browser extension, life, the universe, or anything else? As always, I look forward to your thoughts and comments.

And, if you’re curious about how else to make money online, read more about how I flipped my first blog for $28,000 here.

Yours in smart shopping,



  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

    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.


    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 =)

  10. Thanks for this very interesting information. Never heard of this service. I hope it works with the german amazon site, too.
    Take care

    1. Great question. This is from their website:

      “Honey currently supports stores in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the U.K., so if you see us lighting up on a store within one of those countries, we’ve got coupons for you! If there’s a store that you’d like to shop at that we don’t support yet, give us a shout and we’ll look into adding Honey to that store ASAP. Cash bonus offers are currently only valid for U.S. based stores, and our Amazon best-price detection and Yelp Groupon-finders currently only work for U.S. shoppers.”

      So, if you’re IN Germany but shopping on a store based in any of those places, you should be able to take advantage of Honey. thanks!

  11. I’ve had Honey installed for a while on my computer, and *love* all the discounts it finds me. But I had no idea about HoneyGold — thanks for sharing. Guess I need to look at this a bit more closely, because I might be missing out on some great rewards!

  12. Wow, very informative article about Honey app. I am not Good in managing money and expenses, this app looks amazing and I would love to give it a go and will recommend it to others for sure. I always love the way you write and explain things. Keep up the good work!

  13. O Wow, I have never heard about this Honey browser extension before. It sounds like sort of like Ebates, which I love, but it would appear that Honey is much better especially since I shop mostly on Amazon….not much cashback or deals with ebates on Amazon. OMG! Thank you so much for sharing this info with me. I am always looking for ways to save money.

    1. Glad you learned something new! I also love Ebates for the cash back, but Honey definitely pulls from more available coupons, and it’s awesome to have something to use on Amazon so easily to find the cheapest price.

  14. Such a nice read, very very informative and highly recommended for the people like me who hardly know anything about all these app. things but honey app look amazing for saving some money and also for managing expenses. I will give it a try for sure.

    What does HONEY get out of all this?
    They built a program that can search the www for coupons for any item on the planet you want to buy.
    They are allowing everyone and their dog to use it for free, and in fact, PAY people to use it.
    They want the whole world to take advantage of this FREE service so badly that they’ll PAY YOU for convincing your friends to sign up.
    TRUTH: NO ONE does anything for free.
    Including building complex programs that will search out the best prices and/or coupons for any item invented to man.

    1. Thanks for sharing your opinion, Cin.
      Honey, like Ebates, gets a kickback from their partners. This is how they are a profitable business model. On the consumer side, however, what they bring to the table is pure awesomeness. I’ve earned over $100 in gift cards from using the program and sending my friends their way. The best thing about it is they amass all the coupon codes of the world and save me a few hundred steps.

  16. I love a bargain so this browser extension would be perfect for me, I will not be telling my wife though as she would probably empty my bank account. Great find, thanks

    1. Thanks for reading, Matthew! And yeah, maaaaaybe just keep it to yourself if you’re worried about spousal bankruptcy 🙂 🙂

  17. Thanks for the review. I was wondering about it requiring permission to: access your data for all websites. What is this for and is it secure? Do you know how they use this and will it keep this data and use it for something besides the info for using the app?

    1. My guess is it’s part of the mechanism of honey, and how it is able to scour the web for all available coupons in an instant. All the good apps keep private stuff just that: private.

  18. Hello,
    I’ve had good luck with Ebates. After reading your article, Honey sounds worth pursuing. Can you use both Honey and Ebates? If not, does Honey show when Ebates is better? Do you get better deals if you use Chrome over Google? I’ve never had much luck with Retailmenot and others like it.
    Thanks for all your efforts.
    – s

    1. Thanks for the question! You can’t use both at the same time, sadly. I think that you have to use a little discernment between ebates and honey – sometimes there is such a great cashback option with Ebates through a store (like 10% and up) that you KNOW it’s gonna be better than honey gold.

      However, on the other hand, if you’re amazon shopping, you can first use Honey to find the vendor with the best price, THEN use ebates to get the cashback. Amazon doesn’t always have cashback on Ebates, but it definitely does sometimes.

      What browser you use doesn’t matter- the chrome extension works identically to going straight through the website for Ebates.

  19. That’s pretty amazing. How long have you been using Honey? I had heard of it, but must admit that I didn’t look into it. I just figured I’d look for deals on my own. Have you discovered that it saves you a lot of money?

    1. Hi Melinda! Yes, honey has helped me save money on many purchases, especially purchases I make through Amazon.com. It does all the legwork of looking for deals which I appreciate 🙂

  20. Oh my gosh! Thank you for sharing this!

    I shop online for basically everything I need and it takes me a long time to decide where to buy something, simply because I try to compare the prices with other sellers. Thank you so, so much. I’m going to get this now!

    1. Thanks for reading, I’m glad you’re gonna get some benefit from Honey. I shop online all the time too, and it’s helped me save money and time finding the lowest price stuff.

  21. This is awesome! Thank you for sharing this, I find this very useful. When I shop, it takes me forever to find coupons so this can be quite handy for me. 🙂

  22. I have used it for a while and I have to say that it’s very handy and works on all sites. You covered the basics and even have some additional info I didn’t know about (like the Honeygold) that I will definitely check out. Thanks for this detailed review!

  23. I have had Honey loaded for a few months now and I haven’t seen Honey find me one deal yet and i have done a lot of shopping. so far I just see it slowing my browser down. But that is just my experiance and why am looking here today to find useful hint to me keeping it.

  24. oops! thought I would try it. 1st search right out of he block was for a Jiffy Lue coupon. It only has coupons for Jiffy Lube stores in California. I’m done.

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