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I shop online a LOT, so I try to save money. I use FreeShipping.com, Coupon Cactus, and eBates (including the very handy eBates Chrome extension). But one thing that I was still doing manually was looking up online coupons – when I even remembered.
A couple of weeks ago I discovered Honey, a Chrome extension that searches for coupons when you get to the checkout page. It’s pretty incredible.
It finds the coupons most likely to work on your purchase, tries them automatically, and then tells you which one will save you the most and applies it to your order!
Here’s just one example since I started using it. I put a couple of items into my cart and headed to the checkout page. Honey found 20 possible coupons for my purchase.
It tried the nine that it thought were most likely to work.
It applied the best one and told me how much I’d saved!
This all took under a minute.
It also helped me save a little money on Amazon tonight. When I’d started buying this guinea pig bedding, this was the best option, so I’ve just been reordering from the same seller ever since. But a Honey box popped up and let me know that the same item was available at a lower total price from another seller on Amazon! I clicked over and purchased the cheaper option instead.
These were all instant savings. No waiting for checks. I even used a coupon found by Honey for the Aerogarden site in conjunction with one of the cash-back sites I use, saving even more.
Plus, you can earn something called HoneyGold just for making purchases. These points can be redeemed for gift cards and merchandise, and according to their FAQ page, even actual gold. So far I’ve earned 55 HoneyGold points for a purchase I made at Target. I don’t really know what that’s worth yet.
Installing and using Honey is so quick and easy, there’s really no reason not to use it. I’m cringing thinking about all of the coupons I’ve missed out on!!