The Top 5 UK Money Saving Apps - BrokeinLondon

The Best UK Money Saving Apps

Use your smart phone to save you money…

by Kelly Henderson (follow Kelly on Twitter: @kellythekiwi)

I have a folder on my phone called ‘DISCOUNTS’ and this is where I store all the apps that I have downloaded in the hope of saving money.

Here are my picks for 4 free UK Money Saving Apps:

#1 mySuperList

mySuperList was created by the people behind the website mySupermarket. The app lets you compare the prices of 9 different supermarkets to make sure that you are getting the best deal. Simply create your list with your mySupermarket account and then head to the shops. You can check that the price offered that day is a good one by scanning the products barcode, search for cheaper alternatives and earn cashback vouchers. For bargain hunters and list lovers alike, this app is a must-have! Available for Android | iPhone

Money Saving Apps - mysuperlist

mysuperlist app

#2 Whatsapp

Whatsapp is an instant messaging application that lets you send messages and photographs anywhere in the world for free. You can set your status to let friends know your available, it’s great for group messages when you have an announcement to make or are trying to organise a night out and it makes sending photos abroad (and locally) cheap and easy. Whatsapp is free to download but after that you’ll need to pay a small subscription fee (about £0.69).
Available for Android | iPhone

Money Saving Apps - Whatsapp

Whatsapp app

#3 Skype

Skype is similar in that you can use it for sending messages but the star feature is definitely the ability to video call. While you can use it through your 3G data allowance it is, you will find it a lot better to be connected to a Wi-Fi network. You can have a Skype account which lets you call ordinary phones but to keep things free get your friends and family to sign up for an account as well. It can be a bit awkward when one party moves away from the camera and I don’t know how many shots of walls and carpet I have seen but being able to watch my niece and nephew grow up has made all of it worthwhile.
Available for Android | iPhone

Money Saving Apps - Skype app

Skype app

#4 Vouchercloud

Vouchercloud is one of the most convenient money saving apps out there – it uses GPS technology to hunt out special discounts that are nearest to your location. Generally, I find it best for restaurant and dining deals but it is also recommended for entertainment, health and beauty, shopping and days out – right now you can get 241 tickets for The London Bridge Experience.  You can use the voucher straight away or save it to your Vouchercloud account to use at a later date – you will need to present the code when you are claiming the discount.
Available for Android | iPhone

Best Money Saving Apps - Vouchercloud

Vouchercloud app

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