Block Discount Extensions Like Honey

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Hi all,

 

Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but has anyone figured out a way to block apps like Honey from automatically scraping and/or applying discounts? It's become a big problem for us recently, and I can't seem to find anything via Google about how one could block something like this.

 

Thanks!

 

Jay

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Hi jay!
Did you ever discover a solution to this? I am running into the same issue currently and can’t find anything elsewhere that’s helpful.

Fingers crossed!

Zoe
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Tourist
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I recently discovered Honey was sharing coupons specifically designed only for verified, returning customers to our site without permission. I find it difficult to believe that this is even legal but hey, that's the internet. 

 

I contacted Honey support and requested that they de-list our website from the Honey store and Browser Extension. 

I'm still awaiting a response however if you'd like to do the same you can email yourfriends@joinhoney.com and partners@joinhoney.com

 

Hope this helps. 

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Did you ever hear back from Honey about de-listing your site? We're having the same problem with VIP codes that aren't supposed to be shared publicly.

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Yes but they were not particularly helpful.

They have offered to remove any coupons we don’t want displayed on Honey but have dodged all questions.

To say that this is inconvenien is an understatement. Who has time to send Honey an email every time we release a new coupon to our loyal customers?

It appears that they have no way to (or are unwilling to) allow stores to opt-out of the honey ecosystem. They have dodged my questions about this time and time again.

Whether you like it or not, the Honey app will extract, store and share any coupon used by your customers who have the Honey extension running on their browser.

More updates to come.


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Good grief. Well, thanks for the update. If you find a good solution, please let us know. (I'll do the same.)

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Tourist
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FYI

 
You can submit your own coupons to your stores page/profile on Honey. They don’t need to be active coupons.
 
Custom coupons can say anything you like and there’s no limit on how many you can add. For example, you might add a selection of coupons that say “Honey is great”, “We Love Honey”.
 
The important thing to know is that the coupons are automatically displayed in the Shopify checkout coupon field whilst the extension checks for active coupons. The coupons or “messages" will be seen by your customers. 
 
Do with that information what you will. 
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Hi all!

We're thinking to develop a js-script which will block discount extensions like honey and also other shopping extensions like Amazon Assistant etc.
If u are interested in it I can share a script when it will be ready.

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Tourist
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Yes please. That would be fantastic Alex. 

 

 

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Hi Alex- 

this would be unreal. does anything like that exist yet?

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