5 killer money saving apps you NEED on your phone


You can save money even on the move and here's the proof: Five (free) money making apps that you must download to save some pennies!

Free messaging and calls

Paying to actually make calls or texts on your phone is so 2011. Apple's iOS devices have built in messaging in the form of iMessage but if that's not enough there are plenty of free apps such as WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. For calls Skype is by far the most popular cross-platform although Facetime is probably better for Apple devices.

> Download Skype for iPhone
> Download WhatsApp for iPhone

Compare your supermarket shop

The My Supermarket app allows you to build a shopping list and compare prices of your basket of groceries. Prices and promotions are updated daily for Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Boots, Superdrug, Ocado and Aldi.

The app also has a built-in barcode scanner so you compare prices on any products you pick up when out and about!

> Download MySuperList for iPhone

Find the cheapest price

idealo is a barcode scanning app which will search the web for the cheapest prices of any products you scan. The app will search from where you can buy for the lowest cost and show you the price over time.

> Download idealo for iPhone

Budget on the go

There are a load of budgeting apps available for your phone or tablet, some of which are pretty expensive; they may well be worth the investment but the free ones offer just as much. Our pick is the Home Budget Calculator which helps you see where you are spending your income each month - the first step to cutting your expenditure.

> Download Home Budget Calculator for iPhone

Get vouchers and discounts

The free VoucherCloud app will send you vouchers, offers and discounts straight to your phone. The app has a huge selection of mobile discount vouchers which include mix of both high street giants and carefully selected independent retailers. Turn on location services to get deals near you when out and about.

> Download VoucherCloud for iPhone

About the author: Thomas Brella

Thomas Brella is the founder of Student Hacks, starting the website in 2013 while studying at the University of Brighton to share tips and tricks on life as a cash-strapped student. He's now spent over 10 years scoping out the best ways to live on a budget

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