Save money with Rakuten and Honey Browser extension while online shopping without doing anything extra is a thing on the internet. There are many browser extensions that provide discounts on ecommerce websites as you browse their product. People tend to think there is only one browser extension that can be applied to the product they’re purchasing, but there is a way to apply both Rakuten and Honey discounts to applicable ecommerce site.
In this article, we will look at Rakuten and Honey browser extension, and how both can be applied to online shopping. We assume you know how to add both extensions to your browser. You can also see our below post on how to add a Honey extension to your browser.
Rakuten and Honey Differences
Both Rakuten and Honey extensions help you save extra money, but both work slightly different. Rakuten provides a cash-back to customers after their purchase whereas Honey looks through all of the potential coupons from their database and applies them to your price checkout on applicable retailer ecommerce.
Rakuten earns revenue from affiliate network links. Once the member makes a purchase, Rakuten receives commission from the retailer which is then shared with the member. Commission received by members is in the form of percentage. Commission being offered to members can go up and down depending on the season and retailer marketing strategy. Retailers often have higher commission during busy holiday seasons. On Rakuten website, you can see the list of all retailers participating with Rakuten.
Honey is a subsidiary of PayPal, it’s revenue comes from a commission made on user transactions with partnering retailers. When a member makes a purchase from a select merchant, Honey shares part of the commission with the member in a cashback program as a discount on the checkout of the ecommerce site. Honey has the ability to look at past prices of the product you’re about to purchase, users can also bookmark the particular item for the price drop so you can make collective decisions.
Extension and how to use it
Both extensions can be downloaded for the most of the browser. With the browser extension you get pop up as you search the different retailer sites for the applicable discount. Below is the image of the pop up when searching thru retailer websites using Chrome Browser.
It is slightly tricky to utilize both extensions for one product. Follow below steps to get a discount from both extensions.
Step 1: Find the product you would want to purchase and add it to the cart.
Step 2: Head to the checkout and apply Honey Coupon Codes. If Honey is able to find you a discount, you will see a screen similar to the image below. Below Image can change based on retailer site and discount applied.
Step 3: Once the Honey discount is applied to the cart, click on Rakuten extension and activate the cashback. When Rakuten’s extension is activated, the logo of Rakuten will be changed to white background and you will be greeted with the following pop up to confirm that Rakuten Cash back has been activated.
Once the purchase has been made, Rakuten will transfer cash back money to your account within 24 hours. To see the accumulated money, you will have to login to your Rakuten account; you will not be able to see the cash back from the Browser Extension.
Both Rakuten and Honey browser extension can help you save much needed extra money. Also keep in mind that some retailers may decide to participate with only 1 extension, but as you browse you should be able to see pop up if a discount is available. If you decide to take advantage of both extensions then always remember to apply Honey discount first, before applying Rakuten discount.