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Honey: A Free Plugin That Can Save You Money on Photography Purchases

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When shopping online, you’ve probably seen options for entering promo and discount codes during the checkout stage. Most of the time, however, you probably don’t have a suitable code to use for knocking some dollars off the purchase price. Scouring the web can sometimes do the trick, but it’s difficult to sift through the noise and find working codes.

If the experience we just described is all too familiar to you, then you should check out Honey. It’s a new browser extension that’s designed to save you money by finding and applying promo codes for you.

The concept behind the service is extremely simple. All you need to do is install a browser plugin (it’s currently only available for Chrome, but support for additional browsers is coming soon). It’s completely free, and there’s no registration required.

Once the plugin is up and running, it will add a “Find savings” button to the checkout page of online stores.

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Simply click the button, and the service will do its best to find and apply coupon codes that will save you money on that purchase.

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Honey works by constantly monitoring the Internet for special discount codes. It can filter through noise by seeing which codes work for its users, and then using those same codes for other users that come after.

The service is currently available for hundreds of online shops, with new ones being added regularly. While major photography retailers such as B&H or Adorama have yet to be supported (hopefully they’re added soon), there are already a number of online stores on the list that photographers frequent, including Amazon, BestBuy, Dell, NewEgg, Shutterfly, and Snapfish.

To find the entire list of supported stores, or to install the Chrome Extension and get started, head on over to the Honey website.

Honey (via Lifehacker)


 
  • http://twitter.com/ralphhightower Ralph Hightower

    B&H Photo and Adorama are not any of the honey.com sites.
    My opinion: Worthless!

  • ATrapAtNoon

    What a ridiculous comment…plug-ins aren’t all directed at photographers – you know that, right?

  • Pedro

    People find ways to cheat on everything.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andy-Austin/739253786 Andy Austin

    How is it cheating when online retailers put out coupons for people to use? It’s not like this plugin hacks Amazon to give you a discount. I’ve used Retail Me Not for years.

  • Mansgame

    retailers put out coupons on different sites as a way to measure their advertising dollars. Maybe they just started a promotion on a college website and wanted to offer 15% off for their customers in order to get access to the student and generate future revenue. This way, all the money they spent on the advertising goes to waste.

  • Kodachrome64

    Today I cheated at the grocery store because they sent me their sales paper and I used a few of the coupons. I’m such a dirty, rotten thief!

  • Dave

    See what kind of a deal Honey can find, then jump over to B&H (or Adorama if you like abuse) and compare. Make your decision. Solved.

  • Paulie_oh

    They’re still getting the revenue, just maybe not in the numbers they expected from the student population. It’s also, I would imagine, unlikely that this app will destroy advertising campaigns. Even if the target market sees that there are coupons but finds that they’ve sold out they’ve still seen that the company offer coupons and the advertising, at least in part, has worked. I like the idea of this app, I never seem to be in the target market for coupons but now, it’s a brighter future!

  • phoklng

    The truth is, people only end up on a coupon site when they Google for coupon code during checkout. I’ve never met a person who starts online shopping at a coupon site.

  • digidaddy

    Next time some on-line retailer sends you wood instead of a camera or you have a technical issue why don’t you ask Honey to solve it for you? Thought so…..

  • hrmmmm

    Not sure how one relates to another. Online stores publish coupons. Honey makes it easier to find those coupons. Where is the problem?

  • http://www.facebook.com/banan.tarr Banan Tarr

    This is awesome ! brb downloading

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andy-Austin/739253786 Andy Austin

    It supports Amazon, one of the most trust worthy online retailers. I buy solely from Amazon because of their amazing customer service. They let me return my Canon 5DM2 5 months after I bought it because I was having technical issues with it.

  • lifeinpixels

    He is joking. Calm down.

  • ATrapAtNoon

    For having such insight into the minds of others as they type online, you sure have misjudged my level of calmness…and perhaps his level of humor.

  • Antonio

    Warning, be careful after installing this extension to Chrome I was unable to print a label on eBay, it shows that it printed but nothing came out of my printer, I had to cancel the label and then print it using Firefox. I remove that extension from Chrome already.

  • http://twitter.com/PhotoGearHeads PhotoGearHeads

    Nuh-uh! You can’t cheat at bingo. If you could, I would. But you can’t.

  • http://twitter.com/ralphhightower Ralph Hightower

    I haven’t had any problems with Adorama. But then, all my orders from Adorama have been film orders. I’ve ordered film and a used lens, Canon FD 28mm f2.8 from B&H. No problems with either retailer.

  • Pedro

    I’m not saying this plug-in is a bad thing, but I don’t think it’s totally correct to use it. Whatever. I would use it too. I’ve just expressed myself with the wrong words, I think.