Honey – The Best Shopping Savings Plugin
Hello everybody! One of the major things I get asked is how I save money when online shopping. As a blogger, and a general lover of all pretty things, I tend to browse shopping websites pretty often, but I never want to pay full price for anything. I HATE signing up for random search engines or websites where you have to take a billion surveys to only get 20 cents. I tried a bunch of sites from other blogger recommendations, and I just couldn’t justify spending hours to save pennies. It felt weird, gimmicky, and frustrating.
My online shopping tool is a plugin called Honey
What is Honey?
To be honest, it’s really like an app that finds you the best deal on Amazon, or gives you cash back from hundreds of retailers, from Sephora to Macy’s. (Think of it as an online shopping plugin that acts like the Capital One card that gives you a percentage back from your purchases) Check it out here.
Do you see the little cursive h? When you install Honey on your computer, it will add that little “h” to the top of your website browser. Any time you’re shopping, the plugin will activate. When you reach the website’s checkout, you click the little “h” and it will immediately scan to see if there are any coupons available on the web to save you money on the spot, or it will give you cash back if the website is included on their list of retailers.
Why do you like Honey?
There are very simple reasons for why I love this plugin:
- It has a “best price detection” feature for Amazon!
- There is no extra effort on my part — no wasted time filling out surveys or watching dumb videos, no “checklist” of items
- It doesn’t make me feel sleazy or like I’m participating in something shady (anyone who has used money saving websites knows what I mean by that)
- It’s a free plugin
- It’s so stinking easy to use
How do I save and earn money on Honey?
Below is a sample transaction from my account. I purposefully tried to find a month where I purchased from two very different retailers. One is Sephora, and the other is Paper Source. Next to where it says “Gold cleared,” it shows you the percentage cash back I got from those retailers.
From Sephora, I got 4% cash back, which was 278 gold ($2.78 cash back). Paper Source had a much smaller cash back option available, but it was still there.
Also, during checkout, Honey will give you coupons to try from the web! You can also submit coupons to the site for others to save more as well. See below for some examples!
How is Honey free?
Honey partners with these retailers so they receive a commission from every sale. So while you get to save money on your purchase, the retailer also pays Honey. (It’s a lot like Groupon in that respect)
So that’s Honey! Check it out here. Pretty cool plugin huh? How do you save money while shopping? If you have any additions to something I should add to my routine, let me know in the comments below! Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you next time!