You should be regularly saving money for so many different reasons (I’ll go into that later on) so I have a list of 5 apps that are completely FREE to download! They’ll help you to save money or track your savings and keep on top of things.
I’ve chosen some money saving apps that actually work because let’s face it, there’s lots of websites and methods that claim to save you money but they can be long-winded, complicated and inconvenient.
I have a similar blog post to this with my top 5 money making apps so have a read of that too and you’ll be making and saving money directly from your phone!
These apps have been tried, tested and used by me and I will only recommend things that I’ve tried or already use myself.
Why is it important to save money?
I’ll write a more in depth blog post about this soon, but it’s important to save money for:
- Unexpected expenses (your car breaks down)
- Luxuries (holidays, designer items, fancy meals out)
- Large purchases that will save you money upfront (paying for subscriptions, car insurance or anything else up front will usually save you money in the long run)
- Your future (flat/house deposit)
My top 5 money saving apps that actually work:
I’ve spoken about VoucherCodes and other discount code apps in my how to save money as a student post. Using a discount code means you make a saving up front right away on something you would usually pay full price on.
If you need to see your spending clearly in front of you then make sure to download Yolt. This app is absolutely great and offers pretty much every money saving category you need.
Yolt allows you to see all of your bank accounts in one place, set budgets for specific categories (groceries, eating out, leisure, drinks – you name it!) and shows you how much you have left to spend in each category. You can even compare how much you spent on each category in previous months.
Simply download the Shopmium app and you’ll receive a percentage of cashback for groceries and household items, a lot of the time you get 100% cashback, making it free!
An app by Three that releases weekly deals, freebies and prize draws. The deals cover everything – a £3 restaurant meal, discounted alcohol, fashion discounts, money off of holidays and loads more. Some of the regular freebies include:
- Dominos 7” personal pizza
- Costa hot drink
- Patisserie Valerie hot drink (or sometimes a slice of cake instead)
If you’re not a Three customer, you can request a free sim card and still make use of Wuntu.
I feel as though since Amazon has got more popular, less people buy things on eBay?
I still love eBay and it’s great for saving money on clothes, games, sporting equipment and everything else. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.
eBay isn’t only second hand items (which is a huge misconception), so many people sell things brand new with tags or in packaging. Loads of brands have their own official eBay shop where they upload items which are out of season or excess stock so you can bag a fab deal that way too.
Don’t forget, you can also make money from your unwanted things on eBay so check out my blog post on that if you want to make a little extra money.
Have you tried any of the apps I’ve suggested? Leave a comment below and tell me how you got on.