This Chrome extension will save you money

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If you order anything online (and don’t we all?) you definitely should be using this Chrome extension. It will save you money.

Honey Chrome extension

 

I’ll tell you this up front – I don’t usually get involved with this kind of thing. In many cases – actually I would say in MOST cases – if you get something that pops up asking you to install it and promising to save you money on all your purchases, it’s just junk. When you install it, you’re likely to get all kinds of bad stuff added to your computer, and you definitely won’t be saving any money.

But this one is different.

I had heard about Honey before, but never really paid much attention to it. But not too long ago, I was buying something online and the total came to around $300, and added to that was sales tax and about $30 shipping cost. I don’t know what made me think of it, but before I completed the checkout process, I thought, “I wonder if Honey can save me any money on this.”

So I went to the Honey website (joinhoney.com) and searched on the name of the item I was about to purchase. And I was surprised to find that Honey came up with a promo code for me to try. So I copied that promo code, and went back to the checkout screen where I was about to make that purchase, and entered it in the “Promo code” box and hit “Apply”.

And that quick little experiment gave me a 10% discount on that purchase! So I saved $30, which in effect means I got free shipping. And it never would have happened if I had not given Honey a shot to see if it really works. That’s when I became a believer.

I’ve used Honey since then and saved money on other purchases as well. And the best thing is, it’s free. You don’t have to join any silly “shopping club” or get a paid membership on the website, or anything.

If you want to try it out, you can use the Honey website like I did my first time using it. But it’s a whole lot easier to just get the extension and have it running in Chrome all the time. You can get the Chrome extension here. I think there’s one for Firefox as well, and probably some other browsers.

Once you have the extension installed, if you look up at the top of Chrome in the right corner, you should see the little Honey “h” icon up there. It looks like this:

Honey icon

 

Then, whenever you are shopping for something online, and about to check out, you can click that icon and it will search the internet for any promo codes that are available for whatever you’re about to buy. It only takes a couple of seconds. With that extension always there, you can be confident that you’re getting the best price possible on your online purchases.

And Honey also works whenever you buy anything on Amazon too! I have not yet tried it on take-out orders for restaurants, but I think it would work for that.

If you are a Honey user, or just became one after reading this, let me know what your experience has been. How much money have you saved?

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Bruce Corson
May 25th, 2020

You’re absolutely right about Honey. I’ve been using it for a while, and was chiding myself, a computer professional, for trusting something like this. I hadn’t moved away from it yet when I found that PayPal bought Honey. To me, that adds a whole lot of credibility all by itself. Honey is a a useful add-on.

PS I like how, in Amazon, it will monitor prices and alert you when there’s a significant change in something you’re considering buying.

Norma Rudametkin
June 10th, 2020

I have looked at so many of these sites and never did use their promo code. HOWEVER, I shall download it now and when I do some online shopping (which I really don’t much), I’ll give it a try. Savings ~ always good at any age & season!

Norma