I Never Pay Full Price When Shopping Online—Here’s How
Coupons (or, for the digital age, coupon codes) are great in theory, but in reality, they can be a pain to use. From trawling through forums to testing out codes that have often expired, I’d usually rather pay full price for an item than waste 15 minutes in the process. So, when my colleague from Who What Wear started raving about an app that cuts out the frustration and almost always finds a discount on leading websites, it piqued my interest.
The app is called Honey, and it’s my newfound secret to never paying full price for anything when shopping online. The concept is simple: Once you’ve installed the app or downloaded the Google Chrome extension, Honey will automatically search the web for discount codes. When you reach the checkout, a pop-up will prompt you to try the codes—in some cases, there were up to 40 for a popular website—and it’ll quickly rifle through the options to find the best match. That’s it. You click one button, and it does the rest. Here’s how I saved over $500 on home décor using the game-changing app. After reading this, you’ll never have to pay full price again.
West Elm Dries Leather Sling Chair ( $699 ) ($559)
West Elm is one of my favorite sites to peruse, and my cart is always full with furniture and accessories I’m waiting for an excuse to buy. Honey found a sitewide 20% discount, saving me a massive $140. Hint taken—it’s time to update my living room.
Pottery Barn Kids Dahlia Chandelier ( $199 ) ($159)
Pottery Barn wasn’t having a sale, but when I visited the Honey website, I found a live feed of all the codes people were using and discovered Pottery Barn Kids had a discount. While I’m personally not in the market for nursery goods (don’t get excited, Mom), few people realize the site is a go-to for gorgeous lighting. I spotted a similar chandelier when researching a story about pendant lights, and Honey slashed $40 off the final price.
KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer ( $350 ) ($280)
KitchenAid has a following of dedicated fans, so I was surprised when a discount code worked on this popular item. Honey actually found 40 different codes, so thankfully I didn’t have to manually try each option at the checkout. The app took about 10 seconds to scan through the coupons and find the best deal.
Kate Spade New York Malmo Rose Gold Serving Set ( $100 ) ($90)
While large purchases attract the biggest discounts, even small items glean mini savings. This chic rose gold serving set was 10% off, shaving $10 from the final price. It might be little, but it’s enough to treat yourself to a couple coffees instead.
Overstock The Barclay Light Grey Dining Arm Chair Set ( $340 ) ($211)
The items on Overstock are already seriously discounted, so I would never usually think to check for a coupon. These chairs were originally marked down from $340 to $240, and with the additional Honey discount, I saved $129 off the price.
After only an hour testing Honey on a few of the home décor sites I frequent, I was sold. The app managed to shave a massive $571 off the price I’d normally pay without question, all by simply clicking a button at the checkout stage. Now to go shopping with the savings…
Interested to test Honey out yourself? Download the app here and tell us if you're a fan, too.