what is honey

If you do any amount of shopping online, chances are that you’ve spent more than you needed to. Whether there was a promo code you didn’t know about or you made your purchase at the wrong time of the year, it’s easy to overpay without even realizing it.

That’s where the Honey app promises to help. This web browser extension and mobile app automatically helps you save on everything from Amazon purchases to hotel bookings and more by finding promo codes, providing data insight into the best times to buy, and more.

Oh, and did we mention that Honey is totally free to use?

It all sounds great, right? But does Honey really work the way it claims? Is it legit or does it fail to live up to the hype?

We put it to these test over the span of several months, and now, we’re sharing our thoughts in this Honey review.


What is Honey?

Honey offers both a free desktop browser extension (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Microsoft Edge) and a mobile app (iOS and Android) that helps you save money when making purchases online. It works with tons of online stores, automatically searching for coupon codes as well as providing Amazon pricing history so you can make informed decisions on the best time to buy.


How Does Honey Work?

The cool thing about Honey is that it’s super easy to use. When you add the extension to your web browser, it automatically searches for coupon codes, discounts, and pricing history info whenever you start shopping online. That means you never have to search for a coupon code again — all the work is done for you.

Check out this video to see how it works:

The mobile app works a little bit differently than the desktop browser extension. While the browser extension automatically runs in the background when you go to any online store, the app brings all the stores together into one easy-to-use interface. So, if you’re using Honey on mobile, you’d just go directly to the app and shop through coupon deals from tons of different online stores.


Where Does Honey Work?

Honey works with tons of online stores, including:

  • Amazon
  • Target
  • Best Buy
  • Wayfair
  • Sephora
  • Newegg
  • Nordstrom
  • Walmart
  • And so many more…


What are Honey Rewards?

In addition to finding discount codes and pricing trends, Honey also gives users the chance to earn rewards for using their service. You can earn rewards points each time you make a purchase, refer a friend to Honey, or complete other activities.

You can then use the Honey Gold Rewards points you’ve earned to get gift cards you can use at a number of popular online retailers, like eBay, Macy’s, Microsoft, Bloomingdale’s, AT&T, and more.


Is Honey Legit?

So, Honey obviously sounds great in theory. Who wouldn’t want to get free coupon codes to save on their online purchases? And who wouldn’t want to see Amazon pricing history so they can easily figure out when the best time is to buy?

But is Honey legit? Does it work the way it claims to?

I’ve personally used Honey for about a year now, and I’ve been able to save on a variety of purchases, including a hotel stay when I went to Austin, exercise equipment, and more.

I personally prefer the browser extension and use it with Google Chrome. The Honey extension is always running in the background, and if I’m about to make a purchase, it often pops up with some coupon code opportunities. One click and the coupon code automatically populates the field at checkout.

Now, there definitely have been some times where Honey hasn’t been able to find a coupon code, but overall, I’ve found it to be a very useful tool for saving money when shopping online.


How to Sign Up for Honey

Adding Honey to your browser just takes seconds. Visit their website and click the button to add the browser extension. Once you’re all set up, Honey will be running in the background and ready to save you money any time you shop online.


Have you tried Honey? What was your experience? Let us know by commenting below.