- Apr 24, 2016
We have listed the features of the extension, and analyzed them. But here’s the big question. Is Honey worth using?
The add-on works, there’s no denying that. But if you value your privacy, you shouldn't use such add-ons. Think of it like the Facebook of coupon sites, you are the product. It’s up to you to decide whether you want to save money at the expense of being tracked all the time. If necessary, I'd use it in private mode, without an account.
Now as for the service’s quality, the coupon finder is a bit of a gamble. Sometimes it works, it is a hit or miss. It depends on the availability of stores too, as I couldn’t find coupons for some sites. Just because it shows a coupon doesn’t mean Honey works, and as mentioned earlier, you will need to go to the checkout page, and apply the code to see if it is valid. But sometimes it has outdated coupons, or none at all.
Personally, I use services which offer price tracking and price history for specific sites, e.g. Keepa for Amazon, SteamDB for games, etc. You don’t need to install the extensions to use these services, or even an account if you’re just interesting in the price history. If you want to get alerts for price drops, you can optionally set up email alerts for products that you add to the wishlist, and you can use a secondary email address for this.