The browser extension Honey automatically applies coupon codes at checkout by trying multiple ones listed online at sites like Retail Me Not.
But that’s not all—if you shop on Amazon, you’ll find it useful as it lets you know whether the same product is available elsewhere for less from another Amazon seller or if the price has fluctuated at all during the last month. If you see it has been listed for less recently and has been changed frequently, you may want to wait until the price comes back down.
A particularly great detail of its feature of determining whether you’re getting the best price on Amazon is that it factors in whether sales tax applies, which is not as easy to do on your own when comparison shopping (in fact, I don’t even know how I would go about doing that).
There’s no way to view recent price changes by default on Amazon, so I find that feature highly valuable. I was surprised to see that the price of a product I was considering purchasing changed 12 times over the past 30 days, and at multiple points during that time frame it cost $27 less.
Keep in mind that it does not compare Amazon prices to retailers across the web. I always cross check Amazon prices with eBay before buying anything.
It even works on Yelp!
Further, it offers a cash bonus for some retailers, typically ranging from 1% and perhaps 15%, though it is possible to get a 100% off bonus. You can most likely do better by going through a standard cash back shopping portal rather than opting for their bonus (you can’t use both, though since you have to activate Honey’s cash back, you can use Honey after clicking through a cash back portal). However, I’ve been in a situation where I was checking out on a site that didn’t have any cash back offers from cash back shopping portals, while Honey did.
I haven’t had much luck with the coupon codes—a lot of them are old and/or have special qualifications. However, searching Google for coupon codes is even more tedious and most of the codes posted on sites are also useless.
It is also popular and well-received. The Google Chrome Web Store shows that it has 4,209,937 users, and of 66,399 reviews, five stars.
There is a referral program in place that allows you to earn $5.00 per person referred, for a maximum of $1,000 from referrals.