If you’re a regular watcher of Youtube videos, it is likely that you will have heard of the app called ‘Honey’. From purchasing advertising space on viral videos, to collaborating with large influencers such as Mr Beast, Honey has established itself as a dominant force in the realm of browser extensions. Lion Sourced have rigorously tested this app to answer the question: Does Honey really save you money?
What Is Honey?
Have you ever been making a purchase online and been met with the ‘promo code’ option at checkout? If so, chances are you went to Google and searched for a valid code to save some of your hard-earned cash. Honey was created to do this on your behalf.
After installing the app, whenever you see a field asking for a promotional code, just click on the Honey icon and it will begin testing all of the discounts found online. Sit back and in a few moments, the code with the biggest saving will be applied to your cart (If one exists). The extension also shows you exactly how much money was saved on each transaction – a pretty neat feature!
What’s In It For Them?
Honey make their money through commission – however, they do not earn revenue through every transaction completed with the help of their app. Partnering retailers keep track of how many purchases have been made whilst using Honey and pay the company a small percentage of the total sales figure.
How To Install Honey
The process to install Honey is pretty simple. Head over to Google and search for ‘Honey App’ and select the appropriate version (For example, if you use Chrome to browse the internet, install the extension from the official Chrome Web Store). Uninstalling the extension is even easier – Find the icon, right click and select the ‘Remove’ option.
Testing Honey – Our Thoughts
Before sharing our final thoughts, we would like to mention that this is NOT a sponsored post. This entire article is an unbiased opinion, created after spending several hours testing the extension for ourselves. We decided to center this mini review around 3 points:
- Safety – While many people think that Honey make additional revenue from selling user data, there is no evidence of this being the case. The extension itself did not pick up any malware/virus warnings when scanned and has a positive reputation on WOT. In our eyes, Honey is as safe as they come.
- Usability – As previously mentioned, the interface is incredibly easy to use. The process only requires a few clicks and all codes, if any, are found in less than a minute.
- Success Rate – The only downside of Honey is that sometimes it will test a handful of expired coupons that obviously grant no discount. We found that with larger shopping websites, such as Amazon and ASOS, the codes are updated on a regular basis, however you may struggle when checking out at independent retailers.
Let’s be fair, this extension is completely free and does offer value to the user. Even if Honey can’t find a coupon for every purchase you make online, it at least stops you from pointlessly scouring the internet in search of one. Regardless of whether this app saves you time or money, we would definitely recommend giving it a try.