If you are the kind of person who is always looking for good deals and coupons while shopping online, then the chances are you have come across Honey. Honey, also known as joinhoney.com, is a browser extension that helps you find coupon codes and applies the same at the checkout, for Honey supported sites. The idea here is to save time and money by letting technology do all the work by scouring the internet for the best deals and coupon codes.
For example, if you have installed the Honey extension on your browser and are browsing through a Honey-supported site, then the extension button will turn orange, implying that application can find deals and codes for that site. All you have to do then is click on the button to see if there are any deals available.
Similarly, if you are on the checkout page which has a promo code box, then Honey will pop up and ask if you would like to ‘Check for Savings.’ Clicking on ‘Find Savings’ button will allow Honey to search the internet for the best deal possible and apply the same automatically!
This statement is particularly true for Amazon. Honey browser extension across Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge comes with a best-price detection service for Amazon. Given that the online giant does not come up with a whole lot of coupons and promo codes, the only way to get good deals on Amazon is to sit and browse endlessly through Amazon till you find the right deal.
Luckily, Honey saves you from all that trouble and does the job for you. For the exact product you are looking for, Honey will step in and find a better deal for you. This will take into account all the merchants selling the same products and shipping delays. If you shop online regularly, then Honey may seem like a good idea.
There is another feature known as Honey Gold, which is a rewards loyalty program. Basically, if you have installed the extension and are a member of Honey, then you will receive a random cash back in form of Gold every time you shop at any of the participating websites. You can then redeem these Honey Gold for a gift card and much more.
All in all, Honey comes with an excellent idea but lacks in execution. Many times, users have reported that Honey cannot find a deal on the site they are shopping. Furthermore, even if does manage to find a coupon, it is outdated. However, installing Honey is absolutely free and you might as well try this the next time you are shopping online.