Honey App Review: Stupid-Simple Savings (2019)

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If you’re tired of cutting coupons or wasting time trying bogus codes, this Honey app review is for you.

Because let’s be honest. Cutting coupons is a pain. And wasting time trying bogus discount codes is an even bigger pain.

Honey does all that work for you. Just download it, click the Honey button and it will try every available code at checkout.

Just install it–and save money. That’s it. It’s one of those “I can’t believe I lived my life without this” type of apps.

Let’s talk about why.

Honey App Review

For this Honey app review, we’re covering all you need to know: how Honey works, who created the Honey extension, how much you can save with Honey and more.

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  • What’s Honey?
  • How does Honey work?
  • How much can you save with it?
  • Who created Honey?
  • Is Honey legit?

What’s Honey?

It’s a 100% free browser extension you can use with Chrome, Safari, Opera, Windows or Firefox. It helps you save money by searching for and automatically applying coupon codes once you’re ready to checkout at your favorite online stores. Their algorithm automatically applies the best coupon available. So there’s no need to open a bunch of new tabs and waste time on “trial-and-error couponing”. 

Plus, every time you use Honey, you earn free money in the form of cash back and gift cards (they call it “Honey Gold”). The next part of this Honey app review is about how Honey works. It’s one of our favorite apps that pay.

Start saving money with Honey.

How does Honey work?

If Groupon and RetailMeNot had a baby, it’d be Honey.

Here’s how it works.

First, it helps with saving by getting you the best price via their promo codes. Second, they help with earning money back after your purchase via their rewards program. 

And third, they offer a Honey droplist tool, which lets you monitor prices of products you want to buy. It automatically tracks them for price drops. All by clicking the little Honey button in your web browser.

It was built to save you money and make you money via discount codes while online shopping. And for part three of our Honey app review: who created Honey anyway? A smart guy apparently, because it’s a heck of an add-on.

How much can you save with Honey?

Honey reports they’ve helped their users save $150 million. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times reported that they average Honey user saves $32 a month when shopping. But the savings can vary from store to store, and offer to offer.

Here’s a screenshot from my dashboard so you can see an example.

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So, depending upon your online shopping needs on any given day, you can save a pretty penny. Macy’s is a nice one here. The average savings is $50 bucks and you can score 6% back too. And again, you can see all this by clicking the Honey button. I call it the Money button!

Have you downloaded Honey yet?

Who created Honey?

Ryan Hudson started Honey back in 2012. Money was tight and Hudson wanted an easier way to find coupons. Cutting coupons and browsing on coupon sites, sifting through bogus coupon codes wasn’t practical for him. So he thought up a more efficient way to save money. And, to conclude our Honey app review, we answer the big question: is Honey legit?

Is Honey legit?

I’ve used, and it works great. So I’d say so. Besides, it’s one thing to fool a few people. But Honey has over 10,000,000+ members. And I doubt stores like Sephora, Walmart, Nike, Amazon, Nordstrom, Macy’s, or eBay would work with a scam.

Any parting words?

Yes. One. Don’t forget to click on the Honey browser extension before you shop. Otherwise it won’t apply coupons (I make it a habit to click the Honey button every time I go on Google). You’re still here? Go download Honey already!

Brian Roberts

Brian Roberts

Editor at CarefulCents
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