It is a no brainer that online shopping has become consumers' preferred retail method, with e-commerce businesses like Amazon, Walmart, and Apple growing by 10 -12% a year and raking in over $201 billion dollars total, according to Emarketer. In fact, 51% of Americans prefer to do their shopping online. It’s easy, convenient, and gives consumers the opportunity to take advantage of “online only” sales.
With our email inboxes constantly being bombarded with online shopping coupons and codes, it may be difficult to spot the best deal. What if you could make sure you’re maximizing your hard-earned dollar by using every coupon available? There’s a web extension for that!
It’s called Honey. Honey is a service that automatically finds coupon codes for the site you’re shopping at and applies them to your order when you’re ready to checkout –saving you time, AND money!
Simply install the Honey browser extension and you’ll see the button placed in your browser bar, near the top right corner. While shopping at a supported store, click the ‘honey’ button and you’ll be able to view all available sales and coupon codes. During the checkout, click on “find savings” and honey will automatically find the best coupons that apply. If a store you’re shopping at does not offer Honey, simply make a store request here.
When you download Honey, you’ll also become part of the Honey Gold Rewards Program. When you shop at any of the 3,700+ participating sites, you’ll earn a percentage back in Gold. The reward you receive will be a randomized amount and the percentage back varies from store to store. Claim your Honey Gold by simply clicking the "Find Savings" button while shopping or by clicking the "Activate" button on the exclusive Honey Gold offers on the Offers page. Then, shop as normal! You’ll be able to see your Gold in your account once you complete your purchase. Once you accumulate 1000 Gold, you can redeem your Honey Gold via a $10 electronic Gift Card at Amazon, Groupon, Sears, and more. Of course, this is only an additional perk of using Honey. You can still save money by just using the extension.
You may be familiar with the other shopping coupon app – RetailMeNot, which will pull up coupons and deals by searching for a particular store, but honey does a lot of the dirty work for you –they find the applicable coupon codes, and add them to your cart for you without having to search for the store, and deciphering between in store and online coupons. With being one of the most popular online shopping “life hacks,” Honey has grown in popularity, with currently over 4.7 million users and an average customer rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
There is currently no “mobile” download option, but they have a plan to offer a mobile app in the near future. Here are some reviews from the happy customers who use Honey.
"I don't shop without this app anymore! It takes the hassle out of searching for coupon codes and has surprised me by saving me a good amount of money so far. Even when it doesn't find codes, I'm at least happy I didn't spend time searching for them.” -Catherine R
"Wow! This is effortless. I have wasted so much time searching for coupon codes online. Honey does all this for you. Takes all promo codes and whether they apply or not, tests each one to make sure you are getting the best discount! I'm in! I love it." – Jess B.
Install the browser add-on today, and you'll find the savings will be sweeter than, well... honey!