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Genericname5 10 days ago

I'm going to buy a GPU, and I'm going to try Honey for some extra savings, but the Honey app bothers me... When searching if honey is safe I keep getting articles (likely sponsored) from magazines, and one Reddit thread talking about it being a little suspect, I'm worried about its safety, I'd think if it was a bad extension it'd get a lot of threads complaining and warning people about it, but I just may not finding the right articles.

Internet Hivemind please help me with this.

EDIT: Honey is an extension for Google Chrome that states it finds coupons and applies them at checkout, here's the link if you want to check it out and take a risk I'm not really willing too... https://www.joinhoney.com/

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TheShadowGuy 2 points 8 days ago

It works sometimes and is easy to use for some sites. It likely makes its money by data collection sold to advertisers (possibly anonymized, I'd have to reread the privacy policy). It usually isn't worth sifting through the coupons manually though.

Long story short, if you don't mind your purchase info being used by advertisers (or if you are cynical enough to believe they have access anyway) then over time you can save a nice chunk of money.

Genericname5 submitter 1 point 8 days ago

Now I'm back to wanting it, I think I will use it.

TheShadowGuy 1 point 8 days ago

If you want to control the info it has access to you could always install it in a different browser (along with any other extensions you use like uBlock or Ghostery).

Genericname5 submitter 1 point 8 days ago

I may do that. Thank you everyone! I'm sorry I kept going back and forth!

Captaincow285 1 point 10 days ago

Online reviews say that most of the coupons are outdated, and aren't very useful either.

Genericname5 submitter 1 point 10 days ago

Yeah, I don't think I'm going to trust Honey, it just sounds too good to not be a gimmick, this has pushed me over the edge of not using it.

elvenson 5 Builds 1 point 10 days ago

Wtf is honey? Brand? Seller? Never heard of it

Genericname5 submitter 1 point 10 days ago

I meant to post a link to it, it's an extension for Google Chrome that states it finds coupons and applies them to your cart at checkout when shopping online, it sounds too good to be true so it probably isn't.

elvenson 5 Builds 2 points 9 days ago

Ah, as a general rule, I wouldn't trust it... Or anything similar to it... I'm sure it works right, but your giving them a ton of access to your info...

LoneCrusader 2 points 9 days ago

It has no access to my info, all I did was sign up with my email and that's it and I use a trash email account for that. It doesn't gather any personal info from you otherwise I wouldn't be using it.

Genericname5 submitter 2 points 9 days ago

I'm not so worried about things like browsing info, and tracking where I go, because we all know Google is already recording you, but I was worried about it being active on sites where I enter passwords, or credit card info.

Mostly I was asking about it's safety in regards of passwords/transactions.

elvenson 5 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

That's the part I wouldn't trust. A browser extension has a ton of control over things and can easily capture information like passwords...

Genericname5 submitter 1 point 9 days ago

I'm going back and forth so much! Now I don't want it! But I want it! I'll probably not use it, I'll just search for promo codes online.

LoneCrusader 1 point 10 days ago

I use it and save quite a bit with it, albeit it's not a whole lot at checkout but when you add up what you saved at the end of the year it's quite a bit. I think the most I ever saved in one transaction was $50. I love it, it's great.

Genericname5 submitter 1 point 10 days ago

So it does work sometime? Gah! The back and forth I'm experiencing!

From what I'm hearing is that it is safe to use, which was my main concern, the way it works just sounded too much like a click bait article is why I was worried about it.

LoneCrusader 1 point 10 days ago

It's always worked for me, if it's not working correctly for you I'd uninstall it and then install it again to see if it will work right for you. I shop so much at Amazon that it's a life saver for all I save with it. It embeds itself in line with the web page and shows you how much you could save. Here's a screenshot of it. There's a lot of different places it works too. It's saved me a bunch over at Monoprice too.

Genericname5 submitter 1 point 10 days ago

Ok, I'm going to try it, I read that ad-blockers stop it from working sometime so I'll pause mine.

Thank you!

LoneCrusader 1 point 10 days ago

There's no need to stop your ad blocker, mine runs all the time and never conflicts with Honey.

Genericname5 submitter 2 points 10 days ago

I don't remember where I read that, but it's good to know it doesn't conflict.

LukeDaDuke2018 1 point 8 days ago

The honey wont be safe if we keep killing all the bees...

Genericname5 submitter 1 point 8 days ago

Ya like jazz?

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