We aren’t all made of money; sometimes we need to tighten the purse strings to make sure we can survive after that latest shock mechanic bill, or those three relatives’ birthdays which all fall in the same month. But how can your iPhone help you keep your bank account in the black?
Well, apps can actually offer a great way of making some savings, and with Apple’s App Store being plentiful, we’ve found some perfect money saving apps for the iPhone which could be the solution to keeping your head above water!
Whatsapp works by using the internet to send text, picture and video messages, maing it doesn’t take away from your text balance on your monthly tariff. It will take away from your data tariff however, unless you hook up with that lovely Wi-Fi connection that many places are flaunting.
This basically means that you’ll be getting free messages to send to any of your friends and family, without rinsing your monthly balance or data plan. What’s more, the app itself is free for the first year, so you don’t even have to shell out for it right away either!
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That random trip to the supermarket can turn into a fiscal nightmare if you let it, so why risk it? By downloading Redlaser, you can compare the prices you’re paying at your regular spot, with those in other areas.
All you need to do is scan a barcode with your iPhone camera, and then it will tell you where stocks it for the cheapest. This can save you plenty of money if you’re happy to scoot from one shop to the next.
Also, the app is run by eBay, so you can pretty much guarantee you’ll be getting a legitimate service from a name you can trust.
GrouponWho doesn’t love a good bargain? Well, if you have an iPhone you might be finding yourself getting a load more of these deals when you download the Groupon app.
It offers deals to meet practically any taste, whether you’re an avid sports fan or more into your fashion. Either way, you can guarantee that Groupon will feature a discount code that is perfect for you.
It even offers a selection of featured deals catered to your current location, so if you’re out of town, you can use your iPhone to make yourself a saving. A word of warning, there are so many good deals on here, you may actually end up buying more than you’d expect – so use in moderation!
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Going away is typically expensive; you have to spend all sorts of cash on travel, luggage and eating out. So to help cut the cost, why not save yourself some money with your hotel on the Trivago app?
Instead of plumping for that outrageously priced three star hotel with a dodgy looking swimming pool, you can take advantage of this iPhone app to secure yourself a much better looking hotel for half the price. This works by comparing some of the big name hotel website prices, finding you the best deal in the location you’re after.
Also, if you’ve managed to find yourself with no place to stay for the upcoming night, it even sources the closest available rooms and their cheapest deals as well. So, with the Trivago app, even the most impulsive travellers can find a good night’s kip on a budget.
UberWe’ve all been there, you’ve had one too many and saved no cash for the journey home. At this point, you can consider either using your mates’ charity for a cab ride, or beave the sizeable walk home through some less-than-reputable neighbourhoods.
However, if your mates don’t happen to have the cash available, Uber could be here to save the day – as long as you live in an area which services the app (like London, Birmingham or Manchester). The app links with your PayPal or bank account so that you don’t need to pay cash up front for that long journey home.
It pinpoints your location, and even tells you where your taxi is as well, so you aren’t left guessing whilst you’re waiting on the roadside. Finally, Uber is often cheaper than a standard taxi as well, saving you plenty if you’re a regular at your local night club.
So, if you have an iPhone it might be worth searching the app store for these money saving gems. You never know, it might help you save up enough cash for your next Apple goodie!