Is Honey a Gimmick?

For those of you who have never herd of Honey®, they are a Google Chrome instillation that you can download on to your browsing window. It shows up in the corner and every time you shop online, it gives you coupon codes to help save you some coin! I found out about this probably over a year ago from social media and I have used it countless times.

So how it works, you download the installation on to google chrome (if you don’t have google chrome you can download it here. Once that’s installed, you can download Honey by going to this link and it will pop up in your top right corner on your browsing window!

Now before you go downloading all this stuff on to your computer, let me tell you about all the cool features of Honey! The first feature is that it obviously it gives you coupon codes when you shop. So let’s say I want to buy some new shoes from Sperry or some new clothes from LOFT. I would go to their website and start shopping like I normally would. Once I find the things I like, I go to check out like normal and once the box for a coupon code comes up, Honey will automatically open to let you know they found coupons! All you have to do is apply the coupons, and save some cash!

Now some websites will have coupon codes, but maybe none of them work for your purchase. In this case, Honey will give you rewards for them not having a code. In some cases they will give you up to 5 times your purchase amount back in Gold. Honey uses gold like a credit card company uses cash back. They give you gold credit and then you can redeem it for things like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Groupon, and other gift cards. 100 gold is worth $1, so on that LOFT purchase, I would have automatically have gotten $1-4.

If that’s not enough for you, Honey also does product price watching for you. So let’s say you want to buy a new Google Home and you want to get a great deal on it. You can just go to Amazon and bring it up and Honey automatically tells you if you’re paying the best price. If not, you can add it to your watchlist and they will send you an email when the price is as good as it’s going to get!

Oh, but wait, there’s more! Honey does the exact same thing for travel. They sort through hotels, flights, and experiences, to bring you great discounts. All of this comes from a few click!

I am not telling you guys about this for a kick back or for a scam, I’m telling you because this little thing has changed the game for how I shop. As a college student, I’m always looking to save cash and honestly, who isn’t!? No one deserves to overpay for stuff and it’s always great to get a kick back for shopping you were going to do anyways. With Honey, you don’t even have to think about it. You just get on your computer and it does all the work for you, just remember to redeem your gold! I hope you guys use this and love it as much as I do and get some new stuff out of it too!