Three questions for you: Are you shopping this Black Friday? Do you like to save money? Lastly…do you know about Honey?
Honey is a browser plugin that automatically scans the web for the most updated coupon codes when you go to the purchase page of your online transaction. Remember Retail Me Not, the online community where users share various coupon codes? I used to spend quite a bit of time pasting these codes onto separate browser tabs, trying to see if that free shipping deal would apply to my purchase. As someone who abhors paying for shipping, it felt worth it to spend my time on this sometimes-futile exercise.
Enter Honey. When you go to the shopping bag or checkout page of a transaction, Honey will prompt you to apply coupons, as seen above for a Kate Spade purchase. Once you click “Apply,” it will automatically apply each and every coupon, refresh the page to show your new total, and then move on to the next code. At the end of the cycle, it will apply code with the most savings and refresh your shopping bag. It’s so easy—and the savings, which I may not have found myself, are great!
Users are also able to suggest coupon codes to be added to the Honey database. Once verified by a staff member, they’ll be added to the reservoir of discount codes for future transactions.
Some online retails don’t provide coupon codes, but when you use Honey you’re able to earn 1-100% cash back on these purchases! Honey basically makes a commission off the sale and will split the profits with you. This Cash Bonus option is available at Walmart, Target, and Groupon, to name a few. Last week I made a full-price purchase at JCrew Factory and received an email notification from Honey a few days later that I’d receive 1% cash back on my purchase. (1% isn’t a lot, but hey, it’s free money!) Once the vendor approves your purchase, you’re able to use the Honey Cash Bonus as a gift card towards future purchases.
Joining Honey is so easy. You simply sign up with Facebook or your email address (I chose email.) Full disclosure: if you use my referral code to sign up, I’ll earn $5 toward future purchases. Win-win. Let’s make it official: Register for Honey today and start saving $$$ on your Black Friday purchases in minutes!