Here’s my honest review of Honey App based on my own experience, and those of others and includes any problems or security concerns people have brought up.
If you want to leave your own review please do so in the comments. If you have had any problems with the app please be as specific as you can.
Honey App is a browser extension created by Ryan Hudson along with co-founder George Ruan. Hudson got the idea while trying to find a coupon for a pizza. That night, after his kids went to bed, he put together a prototype for a browser extension that could help solve his problem, and in October 2012, the MIT-trained entrepreneur, along with co-founder George Ruan, used that prototype to build and launch the browser extension that automatically finds coupons when shopping online.
If you shop online regularly like me and you’re on the constant lookout for deals and promo codes you’ve probably become frustrated by how long it takes to hunt down a great deal or coupon code.
This is where apps like Honey app come in. The free browser extension automatically finds and applies coupon codes for over 30,000 shopping sites during checkout looking for the best deals and promo codes.
With the Honey app, you’ll find bargains with just one click. Honey will go to work automatically testing coupon codes from around the web, applying the best coupon within seconds.
While most people have had positive experiences with the app, even stating that it’s the best download ever, some people have expressed problems and concerns with security.
The main problems that people have with the app is that they were unable to use existing coupons they had found elsewhere. However, it’s possible that these coupons were invalid or out of date. Others have said there aren’t so many offers in non-US stores unlike other similar services.
Honey has a great tool called Droplist, which is a price notification tool. Honey will watch items from retailers that include Amazon, Walmart, Target and Macy’s. If you use Amazon, anything you add to your Amazon wish list will be automatically added to the Droplist. As soon as there’s a lower price available you will receive a notification. Alternatively, you can set a price yourself so that when the price falls below that threshold you will be notified instantly.
Honey Price Tracker
You can check the price history of an item by clicking “Price History”. This will show you how the price has varied over the last 30 days, 60 days or 120 days. If the price varies often this can be a good indicator that the price is likely to drop in the future giving you a better deal if you just wait.
The Honey Price Tracker will tell you when the price last changed, provide a graph of the price changes over time, alert you to lower prices from non-Amazon sellers and offer to swap a product in your cart for its lower-priced counterpart.
With Honey Gold you can earn a percentage of the money you spend at any of the 4,000+ sites. The reward you receive is calculated randomly and varies from site to site.
Once you accumulate 1000 Gold, U.S. Members can redeem Honey Gold for a $10 gift card at the following stores:
The Honey Smart Shopping Assistant is now available for pre-release at the Apple App Store. You can pre-order our free app now. It will be available in February 2019. Search for Honey in the App Store and you’ll find us or download the app directly from the App Store.
- The Honey app is 100% free to install and use
- The Honey app is easy to install and use and you can start using it almost straight away.
- The Honey app will save you hours of time searching for non-expired discount codes and it does all of this automatically every time you visit a store.
- If you regularly shop online the Honey App will save you a ton of money on a wide variety of products and services.
- The app is regularly updated with new discounts on many online shopping and travel sites so you know you’re getting the best deal.
- Quite a few users of Honey App have said that customer service can be poor, but it is a free service after all.
- Honey Travel appears to go through a separate company who is known to bait and switch. They will not fully refund your money.
- Some have claimed that Honey doesn’t always use existing voucher codes they’ve entered before, but this problem seems to originate mainly from non-US users.
- Some have said there aren’t so many offers in non-US stores unlike other similar services.
- Some of the discounts offered have already expired and are therefore unavailable.
- There are reports that the app on chrome can crash sometimes or be difficult to work with, however I have not had problems with the extension myself.
- Make sure to disable ad-blocking programs or extensions that could interfere with the Honey extension while shopping. You can re-activate the extension once you’ve completed your purchase.
- Make sure you whitelist Honey if you use an adblocker as it may prevent it from working properly.
- When shopping on Amazing make sure to look for a badge next to the price before you add the product to your cart as this will tell you whether or not you’re seeing the best possible deal.
- You can submit coupons to Honey by adding your discount code to the “share a code” box within the Honey extension if you already have your own discount coupon.
- Don’t forget to use Droplist and get notified when a deal becomes available on Amazon.
- Don’t forget to use Honey travel as it will save you significant amounts of money by providing travel deals and vouchers for hotels and flights.
- Some from the UK have said that using the app in the UK to find European car parts can result in significant savings.
Quidco is for UK customers and enables users to receive cash back on purchases either by check or through PayPal. You can also register a debit card on the site in order to receive cash back from in-store purchases.
Camelcamelcamel is a price checking tool which enables Amazon customers to make sure they’re getting the best deal possible. It’s free to join and gives members the benefit of notifications of price drops and comparison for Amazon products.
The Camelizer is an extension to CamelCamelCamel and enables users to view price history charts and product pages without having to navigate away from the retailer’s site. It supports a number of browsers and is available in the USA, UK, Japan, Canada, Italy and Spain.
ebates.com offers up to 40% Cash back at over 2,500 stores. Stores pay EBates a commission for sending you their way, and Ebates shares the commission with you as cashback. You need to register through Ebates and shop through the site. Unfortunately Ebates is only available through the US.
Cashbackbase.com is a community to help you get the latest deals on Amazon.com and help you find big deals. It’s free to sign up and offers deals on a large number of products which include household goods, tech and clothing. You purchase the item from Amazon and then submit your order to Cashbackbase via your account in order to have the discount refunded to your account
Owners: Ryan Hudson
Overall Rank: 7 out of 10
To summarize while some users have experienced some problems or technical difficulties with the Honey browser, it can still save you hundreds of dollars if you shop online regularly by finding you the best deals automatically. It will do this by notifying you when the price drops, track changes in price, alert you when there’s a better deal from another Amazon seller, alert you when a coupon code is available, automatically apply coupons to items in your shopping cart and allow you to accrue HoneyGold points which you can then be redeemed for gift cards. The best part of this is that all of this is free.