With the vaccination quota rising and governments easing lock downs, life is slowly returning to normal. And with the sun shining in many parts of the world, shoppers are eager to get out and start their summer spending. But some have been hit hard by the pandemic, so it’s no wonder that money-saving apps are more popular than ever.
These mobile apps have many advantages for consumers. Not only do they offer access to exclusive discounts and cashback offers via your smartphone. You’ll also benefit from the app’s location-based capabilities with personalized deals at the exact moment you need them – while you are shopping near your favorite stores.
What’s more, there are a variety of ways to save. You’ll find coupon apps offering a whole array of coupons and vouchers. Cashback apps that offer cashback (or loyalty points) on purchases that you can save and spend. There are discount apps that showcase all the discounts available. And flyer apps packed with leaflets and brochures.
Ready to start making some serious savings? PlotProjects powers an array of money-saving apps around the world, and we’ve put together a list of our favourites to help save you time and money, wherever you are!
The best money-saving apps for 2021
Used by millions of shoppers worldwide, Italian-based coupon app ShopFully helps you find the best deals in your local shopping precincts. Available via the web and iOS and Android, ShopFully takes account of your location so you’re able to browse brochures, coupons and relevant shopping information for all the shops around you.
Search for deals across an array of categories from groceries and pet supplies, to electronics, furniture, fashion and more. Most brands and retailers have loyalty or rewards programs for customers to join. And many sell gift cards, making birthdays and special occasions that little bit easier.
2. Vouchercloud / Groupon
Since its launch in 2009, Vouchercloud has become one of the UK’s leading money-saving apps, offering an unrivalled selection of coupons and discount codes from thousands of popular brands. It has also been launched in many European countries and now forms part of the massive online Groupon marketplace.
Whether you’re looking for free delivery codes, payday or student discounts, restaurant and takeaway discounts or deals on holidays, fashion, beauty and much more, you’ll find plenty of ways to save. The Vouchercloud compare tool also makes it easy to save on your broadband, utilities and insurance. Whatever you’re buying, Vouchercloud has your back!
The Canadian-based Reebee app makes it super simple for you to browse local flyers, stay organized with your shopping lists and search for local stores and products. Available for free on the App Store and Google Play, it features a simple interface, best-in-class search and the ability to sync across devices.
These cool features are really working out for Reebee, which boasts more than 6 million downloads across Canada and more than 1.7 million monthly users. According to them, the average family of four saves $3,978 a year on groceries with their money-saving app. That’s some pretty decent savings!
Top coupon app Marktguru, available in Austria and Germany, helps you find special offers, flyers, leaflets, brochures and store information in your local area. Using the app, you can save cash on your online or in-store purchases – just select a cashback offer, buy a cashback product, take a photo of the receipt and upload it to the app, then get your cash back.
Invite family and friends for extra rewards, create personalized shopping lists, set up product notifications and use special promo codes to unlock exclusive deals. Expect to find deals at a variety of supermarkets, hardware stores, fashion retailers, sports shops, furniture outlets and drugstores, to name just a few.
5. Airtime Rewards
Earn money off your phone bill with Airtime Rewards by simply linking your cards and shopping at your favorite retailers. The UK-based app is compatible with all the major mobile networks and there are no hidden fees or fiddly codes.
Download the app and start shopping at top brands such as Boots, Primark, Argos, New Look, Nike, Halfords and many more, with more offers being added every month. The savvy app can track your spending and automatically reward you every time you shop. To redeem your rewards, select an amount and apply them to your phone bill directly from the app. It’s that simple!
One of the UK’s top cashback and coupon apps, CheckoutSmart lets you earn cashback every time you go to the supermarket. It’s free and super easy to use, simply view exclusive offers on all your favorite grocery brands, shop in-store or online, then snap your receipt and upload it to your account for instant cashback into your bank or Paypal account.
Recommended by Good Housekeeping, BBC One and Money Saving Expert, CheckoutSmart can earn you hundreds of pounds a year. It can be used at all the major retailers such as Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons and Waitrose, plus local shops, fuel stops, high street stores and many more.
7. Future Pay
One of India’s best saving apps, Future Pay is a digital wallet for cashless shopping across more than 1500 Future Group stores including Central Brand Factory, Big Bazaar, Heritage Fresh and many more.
It boasts a cool price match feature to ensure you always get the lowest price, as well as app-exclusive cashback offers and multiple loyalty card linking so you can save and spend your loyalty rewards all in one place. All you have to do is download the app, register and start using it!
One of America’s most popular coupon apps, Entertainment offers savings of up to 50% on the things you do every day. New local and national offers are added every day across a whole array of categories, with coupons and discounts that can be redeemed directly from your tablet or phone.
The app is easy and convenient to use, and comes loaded with features like savings reminders, a discount map and a handy coupon wallet so you can save your favorite coupons for later. Whether you’re looking for savings at restaurants, retail shopping, movie tickets, hotels, airlines and more, simply show your phone and save money!
US-based ShopKick is the shopping coupon app that rewards you with points that you can claim for free gift cards. Get points (kicks) when you shop at your favorite stores (you even get kicks just for showing up) then redeem them for your favorite gift cards, delivered digitally to your phone.
With a wide selection of gift cards available, from Target to Starbucks, Amazon to Paypal and more, you can take advantage of some great deals. Kicks add up fast, with most ShopKickers earning enough for a free gift card in just one week.
Beblue is an innovative app that gives you cashback at thousands of stores and restaurants across Brazil. It allows you to purchase products and services with your credit or debit card, then a real-time refund is made on part of the amount into your Beblue account, to be used for future payments at Beblue’s partner retailers.
You can use Beblue at gas stations, restaurants, snack bars, markets and much more, simpy download the app free from Google Play Store or App Store, set up your account and you’re ready to go.
The future of money-saving apps
While some might prefer to save money by printing coupons or clipping them from the newspaper, we prefer the use of mobile coupon apps. Not only do they save you time and money, but they also save on paper waste, making them a lot kinder to the environment.
All of these money-saving apps are free to use – all you need is a smartphone with your location services turned on and you can start saving the next time you go shopping!
Are you a business with an app? Do you need support with geofencing and location-based marketing? Then contact PlotProjects today. With many years of experience and expertise, our solution is hailed as the best in the industry for both big and small businesses alike.