As savvy deal seekers who are also not crazy coupon ladies, we’re never quite sure about discount codes. We want to use them, but we also don’t need to spend $100 at Lululemon.com just because there’s a sale on yoga pants.
Honey strikes a happy medium.
This free new Chrome extension searches almost any website for applicable checkout codes and then tells you how much you could save.
Here’s how it works: Once the extension is downloaded, the Honey icon lives in the top right corner of your browser. Anytime you’re at a supported online store, you can click that icon for a list of all available discounts (and their expiration dates). Once you’re ready to check out, Honey scans the items in your cart to determine what each code could save you.
We, for instance, were recently searching Macys.com for a new bath mat. (Thrilling, we know.) Honey told us the code “BEST” would score us 20 percent off select brands for the next two days. We happily entered “BEST” at checkout and saved a cool $4.50.
The one catch? Honey only works with Google Chrome. In other words, Explorer/Safari/Firefox devotees need not apply.
But for what it’s worth, we kind of think you should use Chrome anyway. (It’s our browser of choice, at least.)