Discount codes are a great way of saving money while shopping online. What you get from entering codes can vary, from free shipping to discounts that lower the price of an item. While you could visit popular discount code websites on the Internet before or while you are shopping to find out if codes are available for the site you are on, it is usually a lot more comfortable to use browser extensions that notify you more or less automatically if that is the case.
Honey is a relatively new extension for the Google Chrome web browser that adds discount hunting options to the browser. It works fundamentally different than other discount extensions for Chrome or other browsers. The majority of extensions display discount codes as soon as you visit the website. Honey on the other hand displays them on the checkout page.
This has both advantages and disadvantages. The problem with the method is that you do not know if you get a discount or not until you are about to checkout. Discount codes that are displayed as soon as you open a shopping site on the other hand may entice you to buy more than you really need to buy, simply because you are saving money because of the discount.
The extension displays a find savings button on the payment information page on supported websites. According to the developers it supports more than one hundred online stores in the US, UK and Canada. On the list are sites like Amazon, Best Buy, GoDaddy, eToys, Dell, Newegg or Home Depot.
Once you have clicked on the button you will notice a new overlay on the screen that displays the discount code verification status. The extension may try one or multiple discount codes to find the codes that you can use for your purchase. You may end up empty handed if none of the codes are eligible for the purchase, or with an automatic price reduction if the extension found a promo code that works for the purchase.
Basically, all it takes are two clicks to use the extension whenever you are shopping on one of the supported sites.
Prefer a visual presentation of what the extension offers? Here you go:
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