Get Honey, Save Money! (Browser Extension for Chrome)

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You guys know I’m all about saving money when shopping online.

In fact, I’m borderline obsessed with Paribus, which is an incredible way to save money when there’s a price change on items you bought.

Enter Honey Chrome extension

I recently discovered Honey, which is a browser extension for Google Chrome.

honey chrome extension

Save money effortlessly with Honey

While you shop, it scours for any coupon codes you can apply toward your purchase.

So when you get to the checkout screen and see the box for a promotion code, you don’t have to go down a mini Google-spiral to find something that works.

Before, I’d spend an extra 10 minutes to find the best promotion code. But Honey finds and applies them for you with no additional effort on your part (aside from adding it to your browser).

It’s free to use, and there’s no adware, malware, spyware, etc. to worry about. In fact, they are adamant about not using your information maliciously.

It sits in the corner of your browser, and sets about finding coupons and codes to apply for you at checkout.


YAASSS, find those codes!

Of course, some sites don’t have any coupon codes.

But others, like, light up like a Christmas tree.


Honey found 25 promo codes for Kohl’s

After the codes are applied, you can go through the list and double-check that you did indeed get the best deal.

This is such an awesome timesaver, I had to share it with you guys.

Are There Drawbacks?

Not really a drawback, but something to be aware of.

Honey can also act as a shopping portal. Not automatically, thankfully.

They have a reward system they call HoneyGold. You’ll earn cashback, like any other shopping portal.


But don’t forgo more cashback or miles for it

But I recommend checking Cashback Monitor to make sure you’re always getting the most miles/points/cashback possible. And consider Giving Assistant if you want a cashback portal that pays out fast.

Or earn points or miles instead.

Use Honey to find promo codes. Ignore the HoneyGold function (unless of course they have the highest payout, but I don’t think they would).

Bottom line

Honey is pretty dang cool. It finds promotion codes for you automatically while you’re shopping, and saves you money at checkout.

Combine this with Paribus and Giving Assistant, and you have an excellent money-saving trio. So you can save money at the point of purchase and after, and points, miles, or cashback.

If you use Google Chrome, add it to your browser to start saving. The rest all happens without any added effort.

Have you heard of Honey before? Any experiences? 

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  1. So I wonder if this could have a negative effect when using say an airline shopping portal. I assume it would only effect the credit to the portal if you use an unauthorized code.

    • Yes, that’s a valid concern. Some stores explicitly say you won’t get credit if you apply other promotion codes. But sometimes they provide a list of approved codes before you click through. I’d take it case-by-case.

      Other times, it might be worth it to give up 5% cash back if you find a 30% off promo code, for example. I’ve had luck applying codes AND getting miles/points – but I tend to shop at the same 5 or so merchants. Might wanna try it on a smaller purchase before you go full tilt.

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