We’d all like to cut our costs so we can have more money in our pocket but it can be hard to know where to shop for the best deals. This is why we’ve decided to share our favourite money saving apps and websites. Why not see how much you can save by using one, two… or all five!
Consumer champion Martin Lewis is a familiar face to many as he’s often asked to share his money saving knowledge on national TV and in the press. Back in 2003, he set up his website MoneySavingExpert.com and it now has 15 million visitors a month.
On the website, Martin and his team show you how to cut your costs in virtually every area of your life. You definitely should sign up for Martin’s weekly money saving email and there a few apps you might like too. The Local eBay Deals Mapper finds ‘pick up only’ deals that are local to you which usually means they’re cheaper as not as many people bid on them. If you’re ever travelling by train you should check out Tickety Split. This handy tool suggests when it’s cheaper to buy two tickets for different parts of your journey, rather than buying one ticket.
If you want to save money on your weekly shop and aren’t sure which supermarket is the cheapest then MySupermarket is the website for you. You can create your own shopping list and then the website will work its magic and look at how much it would cost you in Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, M&S and Aldi.
You can also download the mySuperList app so you can check prices on the move and take advantage of special deals.
If you’ve never shopped using a cash back website like TopCashback, then you’ve been missing out. You simply sign up for a free account and then next time you plan to do some online shopping, whether that’s buying your weekly shop, a new outfit, an electrical item, a TV package or renewing insurance you click on the relevant merchant link on the TopCashback website. As a thank you for sending customers their way, merchants reward TopCashback with a commission that they pass on to you.
There’s also a TopCashback app you can download for your mobile or tablet.
If you want to make sure that you’re on the best deal for your gas and electricity, then head over to USwitch. They’ll compare all the different suppliers and show you how much money you could save if you switch. The website is very easy to use and if you decide to switch, everything is sorted out for you. To save even more money, why not use in conjunction with TopCashback?
If you want to shop savvy, then check out VoucherCodes.co.uk or download the VoucherCodes app. There are thousands of money-off vouchers for your favourite retailers and restaurants so you can save money shopping online or in-store.