This clever hack could get you a discount every time you shop online

With the possible exception of essential groceries, all of our shopping is happening online right now. From cosy loungewear to board games to keep us busy, receiving packages (safely) while we’re self-isolating at home can be a bright spot in an otherwise overwhelming day – but if you’re not yet using the Honey browser extension, you might be missing out on some serious savings on your purchases.

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For the uninitiated, Honey is essentially a clever tool that scans the internet for the best possible deal on your basket, and will automatically apply any discount codes that it finds so that you pay the lowest price.

This means no more manual googling, copying and pasting codes (usually only to find that they’ve expired) – Honey does all of the hard work for you, and it usually takes less than 60 seconds. Best of all, its services won’t cost you a penny.

‘Finding the best deal takes time, prices change depending on the buyer, and payment methods aren’t always in your best interest,’ explain the team behind the concept. ‘We don’t think that’s fair. Honey is here to help. We give everyone the tools it takes to find the best savings, perks, and all around value.’
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To install Honey in your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, and Opera are all supported), you simply head to joinhoney.com and install the version for your chosen system. Once it’s complete, you should see an ‘H’ symbol in your toolbar.

From here, you can go about your shopping as usual, and when you’re ready to checkout, click that H and Honey will do its thing and find you any possible price cuts. You can run Honey on any e-commerce site, although it only works when there’s a promotion for that brand running somewhere on the web, so it’s not a guarantee that you’ll get a reduction every time.

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When it does come up trumps, though, it’s definitely worthwhile, with offers varying from free shipping to percentage discounts slashing the price of your haul.

In fact, considering it’ll take you five minutes to set up and just one extra click every time you place an order, downloading it could be the most productive thing you do on the internet today.