Rockstar Review: Honey (Browser Extension for Saving!)

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Who it’s for: Anyone who likes saving money while shopping online. Ease of use: Install the Honey app directly into your web browser and let it do all the work! What I liked about it: Makes finding coupon codes insanely easy. Just click a button right before checkout and Honey will do all the searching - and applying - of the coupons right there for you. It literally takes seconds. What I didn’t like about it: It doesn't support all online retailers, and sometimes it doesn't find the best price.

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Automatically Dig Up and Apply Coupons and Discounts Online!

Warren Buffett once said, "There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult". Apparently, the makers of Honey took Buffett's quote personally. The Honey app is by far the easiest and most straightforward way to automatically find discounts and use coupon codes that I've ever seen. Period. Honey is a browser-based extension designed to automatically find and apply coupon codes before you check out at some of your favorite online stores. Nearly 4 million shoppers are already using Honey. In the past, I've Googled for coupon codes and tried my best to apply them manually to my order. Most of the time they never worked. But even when they did, the task was tedious. I knew that most coupon codes would not work, but it was like a game: finding a coupon needle in a haystack! Honey automates this process. Now, finding coupon codes is simple and fast. I use and love Honey, and I know J. Money does too. He told me the browser extension routinely saves him anywhere from $3.00-$6.00 a pop whenever it's able to find a coupon code for him. That's free money!

How Honey Works

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Discounts, Discounts, Discounts

There are a TON of discounts and coupon codes available that most people don't even know about. After creating a Honey account and logging in, Honey's main page turns into a discount dashboard, showing you some of the coupons from online retailers they've recently partnered up with. Here is a look at my 'Discount Dashboard'. On the right, you will notice that JCPenney's coupon code worked 40 seconds ago. Underneath that, another Groupon code worked a minute ago. At CVS Photo (on the left), a photo coupon code worked within the last couple of hours. Click the 'View [X] new codes' button on the top right to keep updated on every coupon code that currently works. Everything is set up to be as simple and easy to use as possible.

Honey Gives You Cheaper Alternatives

I love Honey's ability to automatically apply coupon codes. But I also appreciate cheaper alternatives on the items that I am already looking for. This is also something Honey excels at. For example, the other day I was on Amazon looking for a new ladder. I found one I liked, and Honey recognized what I was looking at and suggested I buy a ladder through a different Amazon seller for nearly $17 cheaper. Brilliant! Look for this Honey icon that appears on many product pages: . This product alternatives feature is super cool and one that I've used quite a bit. It always helps me to make the very best decision on where I can find the best deal.

"Honey Gold" Points

Another cool feature: Honey will shoot you cash back on certain items. They get a commission on particular items that you buy, and anytime you purchase one of them they will split it with you. They do this in the form of "Honey Gold" points, which you can then turn around and redeem for cash. Offers are only available at certain websites, but are easy to pick out. Just look for the  "Honey Gold" badge.

The Downside to Honey?

The only real downside to Honey is that sometimes it can't find a better price. There may not be a coupon code available, or the online retailer may not be supported by Honey yet. After all, it is next to impossible to support all retailers everywhere. Remember though that it doesn't cost you a thing to use Honey. It just stays in your web browser ready to be put in action anytime you go shopping. When it finds you some free money to grab, great! And when it doesn't, at least you know it tried and you can then just carry on without it or try your own luck Googling around. It's all better than no one looking for coupons at all!

Give 'em a shot!

The power of the internet and crowdsourcing is getting better and better, and Honey has made the complete couponing process incredibly easy. If you're tired of manually searching Google every time you shop, Honey can be your answer.

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