Most of us need a helping hand to get the best deals on day-to-day items and activities. Luckily, these days there are plenty of websites and apps that have done all the research for you! The best of these can be invaluable for guiding you towards the most financially savvy decisions.
We’ve put together a list of some of the handiest sites and apps, to help you save money in all areas of your life.
Everyone’s looking to save on their energy bills this coming winter, and with prices continuing to rise, this easy-to-use site is not to be missed. It allows you to compare your bills to make sure you’re getting the best deal.
Looking to kit out your kitchen or bathroom, but not sure how to do it cost-efficiently? This site has partnered with UK water companies to offer deals and free products that will help cut your bills.
The go-to resource for motoring, this site shows you where to get the best deal on your dream car. You could save significant money with just a few clicks.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and there’s often a whole host of treasures in other people’s landfill hauls. The Freecycle movement aims to help prevent items that are in good condition from being dumped, by organising for other people to get their hands on them for free.
Travelling by train in the UK can be expensive, and it can sometimes be more economical to split your trip up into several short train rides. This app calculates the cheapest option for your train journey.
It’s not just train travel that will take its toll on the bank balance – car journeys can also really add up. Whatgas compiles a database of petrol prices across the country, and therefore allows you to identify the cheapest petrol station near you. Its handy additional directions feature will navigate you to the best petrol deals.
The myvouchercodes website has created an app that uses GPS to locate where you are, and send you great deals on local food, entertainment, health and more.
If you need to transfer money abroad, there’s no better way than Azimo. This app allows you to send funds from the UK to more than 100 countries at far lower rates than banks or other transfer services.
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