Raise your hand if you like paying full price? I hope the silent, yet still 100% unanimous answer is, “heck no!”
Ever since I was a little girl, I loved the thrill and joy of getting a good deal. I remember clipping coupons from the elementary school entertainment book we carried around in our car, understanding at that young age that clipping coupons was the responsible thing to do. As I got older, I remember my mom teaching me tricks to determine percentages while inside Limited Too. I know she was tired of me nagging her, asking her each price of every item I lusted over, but I know she was also setting me up for success as a conscientious, discount shopper. And trust me, that couponing and quick mental math applies to more than just clothes, but also grocery shopping. Nick gets so embarrassed when I pull out my wad of coupons or fight the cashier on gas points, but what’s wrong with saving a few dollars here and there! My Giant grocery store receipts show how much money we’re saving this year and I’ll continue to coupon away.
With all that being said, I like to consider myself a bargain hunter without the bargain style. I’ll be the first one to admit I can be a bit of a brand snob, especially when it comes to handbags as well as certain food and beverage brands, yet the thrill of getting a good deal on a high end or noteworthy brand makes it even more fun and a game to me. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, couponing sites run rampant showcasing coupon codes and deals, yet after long, agitated moments of searching, you realize most of these codes don’t work. I repeat – don’t work. But those irritable searches are over thanks to the help of my new shopping assistant, Honey.
Honey, Time to Save Some Money
Honey is a browser extension compatible with Google Chrome that automatically searches the World Wide Web for the best coupon code available and applicable to your order. Trusted by over 10,000,000 members, Honey saves you valuable time and money by applying valid codes with the largest savings discount to your order from thousands of online stores.
“If there’s a better price, we’ll find it.” – Honey
The easiest and best part is you shop as you normally would. As soon as you click your shopping cart to check out, coupons are automatically applied to that order. Can it get any easier??
To show you just how easy Honey is, I wanted to show you the savings from the Talbots dress I’m wearing in the picture above. Talbots is one of my all time favorite brands for classic, sophisticated, work appropriate fashion but I can’t afford regular, full-priced merchandise. Originally priced at $129, this dress was marked on sale for $109. Most people would consider sale to be the drop-dead lowest price but trust me, there’s more deals and steals out there. With Honey, I was able to reduce the cost of this dress so it came under $100. I saved an additional $11 with no time wasted or energy spent.
To start saving more money with Honey, follow these simple steps:
Install Chrome Extension
Unfortunately, you can only install the extension to Google Chrome, Safari, FireFox, Opera, and Edge on laptops or desktops. Simply go to JoinHoney.com and click, “Add to chrome”.
Once installed, you’ll notice an orange icon appear in the top right corner of your browser. That little icon is where all the magic happens and is working nonstop to score you the best deals.
Shop til You Drop, As Per Usual
It doesn’t get easier than this. Once Honey is installed and an extension to your address and tool bar, shop as you normally would. Browse online stores, saving items in your digital shopping cart to buy now or save for later. It may not seem like it, but don’t worry, if the small “h” icon is orange instead of light gray, the extension is working hard saving you money.
Checkout and Save, Save, Save
Once you checkout, Honey will drop down from the address bar showing the total number of coupons available as well as cash back. Click “Apply Coupons” and watch Honey automatically search and apply a variety of coupons until you get the best deal.
But wait, there’s more. Honey + Amazon
If you thought Amazon could get any better (we already have Prime, Music, Kindle, Whole Foods – you name it!), just wait until you experience the power of Amazon + Honey. For U.S members only, Honey compares final prices and price history of marketplace sellers. Plus, the extension automatically showcases price history and fluctuations from the past 30, 60 or 120 days so you know you’re getting the best deal, at the right time. Guaranteed. If your coveted item isn’t the cheapest price it can be, add that item to you Honey Droplist and get notified when the price drops.
And for those who use Amazon Smiles, have no fear – Honey is compatible with the Amazon smiles URL.
Thanks to Honey, you’ll never pay full price again and you’ll gain desired time back to do more of the things, including more shopping!