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.
Most coupons offer a percentage discount rather than a fixed dollar amount, so you’re likely to enjoy the best savings on expensive items. This statement coffee table from Z Gallery came down to $594 after Honey sifted through the coupon options.
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 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.
The app is perfect for purchases you don’t necessarily need but have had your eye on for a while. Honey reduced this chic bar cart by $37. That calls for a cocktail.
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.
This Safavieh linen bed was already on sale, reduced from $785 to $449. Along with Honey, it came out to $426! That's nearly 50% off.
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.
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.
The app tends to offer the best discounts on big-ticket items, like a new bed or mattress. When I reached the checkout stage, two discount codes appeared, both for $50 off the marked price. I clicked one and it updated the final price in an instant.