The money-saving app you should download before Cyber Monday to save a ton on your online shopping

Cyber Monday is a busy day for online shopping. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
  • Honey is a browser extension that automatically scans for coupon codes on thousands of websites.
  • It allows you to shop online as normal, but once you get to the checkout page, it finds applicable coupons.
  • The extension automatically applies the codes at the click of a button.
  • It only finds existing codes, but users can earn money through Honey Gold.
  • Honey also matches prices for exact items in your Amazon shopping cart.

With Cyber Monday nearly here, now is a good time to install Honey: a chrome extension that can save you money by scanning for coupon codes.

You can install the free extension on Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Opera, or you can join via Honey’s website. You can also download Honey’s app for iPhone and Android users.

It’s also simple to use. Just pull up Honey in your browser and click “Add Extension.” You’re then redirected to a page where you can set up a Honey account by using either your Facebook details or an email address.

Here’s how it works.

Honey finds coupons and discounts from thousands of online stores

Once logged in, the home screen displays the best discounts happening at that moment – it’s a win-win, because this screen may also spark some thoughts if you’re drawing blank on holiday gift ideas.

When you click on a store, you’ll see the average amount of money shoppers at that particular store save with the extension. It also lists the latest coupons, along with the number of people who have used each one. You can instantly click “Get Deal” or “Get Code,” or you can just start online shopping and let technology do the work when you get to the checkout.

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The Honey extension finds coupons at checkout that it will try to apply to your purchase. Brenna Opelka

Once you hit “Apply Coupons,” Honey will “test” coupon codes for you. If there are any valid coupons, you can apply them to your purchase.

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You can test promo codes at checkout to see if you can save money. Brenna Opelka

Honey doesn’t give you special deals, but it makes sure you don’t miss any existing ones

Keep in mind that Honey isn’t giving you extra deals beyond what the website or store offers. However, it really helps when you’re dealing with a lot of promotions and a full online shopping cart – especially on days like Cyber Monday when a single website can have an abundance of codes that only apply to particular products. Without Honey, websites often do not prompt you to enter their codes, making it easy to forget.

You can often save a good deal of money. Brenna Opelka

You can use Honey on Amazon as well

Amazon isn’t coupon central, but Honey is still applicable to the major shopping site. The extension will notify you when it finds your identical product from another seller for less, which is convenient as Amazon has many vendors with different price points.

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It only scouts discounts that precisely match your item. Honey

There’s also a way to earn money as you use Honey

Honey Gold is another feature of the extension that acts a bit like a loyalty point system. Users can “accumulate and redeem” Honey Gold in cash by inviting friends to use the extension, or by clicking the “Get Bonus” button when they finish their shopping.

You can find out more about Honey on its website.


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