My Experience with Honey

*I am not sponsored or affiliated with Honey.*

my experience with honey

The most passive $10 I’ve ever made in my life!

I downloaded the Honey browser extension sometime in 2015, and since then I’ve made dozens of online orders. Each time I ordered something I would use the app to check for coupons and savings. A lot of those times the coupons worked! Little did I know that Honey also had another program that I was a part of called Honey Gold.

Honey Gold is the points system attached to Honey and you’re automatically enrolled if you have the extension. Each time I placed the order I would get points. It is “accumulated by purchases you make and is redeemed for gift cards to your favorite stores.” 100 Gold = $1 USD. Honey Gold is only available in United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, so stay tuned if they offer it in other countries.

As of the date of this posting, my balance is 496 Gold. I just redeemed a $10 gift card (more on that below), and my balance looks like this:

  • 496 Gold = $4.96 USD
  • I have 72 pending points from a Fossil order ($72 was the subtotal, the total was $78 with tax + free shipping).

Read more about how Honey Gold works: here.

Funnily enough, I’ve been using Honey for so many years and I would randomly get an email from them that I earned Honey Gold, but I never really paid attention to what that meant! So I’m looking at my profile, see that I have ordered over 1,000 points worth of items, and I currently qualified to redeem a gift card! What a nice surprise! The options for gift cards are:

  • Amazon
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Ebay
  • Nordstrom
  • Sephora
  • Groupon
  • Macy’s
  • 1-800 Flowers

The points are not redeemable for cash, but there is an option to donate to charity instead of getting a gift card. The points don’t expire as long as the Honey account is active. It seems that Honey is not about selling data, but rather they make money by commission from the sites that offer Honey Gold, and then that commission allows Honey to give money to customers in the form of gift cards.

When I redeemed my points, I received the gift card code for Amazon (my chosen retailer) in my email inbox the next day. I redeemed it in my account. No hassle or code problems whatsoever.

Looking around the Honey website I see that they are testing the Honey App for Apple currently and it will be available for wide release in February 2019. This is great news since I’m trying to get as many cash back rewards as possible through other apps like Ibotta (a post about Ibotta will happen eventually).

So in addition to saving a bit with coupon codes, there’s a nice little perk of the gift card that I was previously unaware of. So glad to find out about this now so I can make purchases more strategically, and thereby get more rewards!

If you haven’t downloaded the Chrome extension here’s my referral code: click here!


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