Having a student loan can seem like a dream when you think about it, you’re practically living away from home with free money! Well, kind of. As students, even though we don’t have the biggest of budgets we still seem to have a habit of splashing out. Eventually, when it comes to the end of term we’re paying for it by not even being able to buy a loaf of bread. This is why if you still want to live reasonable good and still save money, there are discount apps available that are sure to get you the best of both worlds. Here are the ones you need to know about!
Ever walked into your favourite store and found the perfect outfit for the student night tonight, but reach for the price tag and realise it’s stretching a bit too much with your funds? Yeah, it’s a real pain. With RetailMeNot, you can now step in-store and save yourself bags of money. Load up the app and find a list of in-store and online discounts for several retail stores and restaurants. Redeem the discounts and coupons directly through your phone and even receive notifications when you’re in the close quarters of a good deal.
It’s a struggle enough living in London but having to be a student there too can be just as frustrating. You’d never expect to get the student prices if you were to go to University up north or in other regions. The most annoying thing is that there are always places to try and visit in the capital. So, to save yourself spending the money for the best restaurant spots, download the Dines app where you can get great restaurant deals on all types of cuisines. The app covers all sorts of regions in London including Soho, Holborn and Shoreditch.
I always found it really annoying when I used to come home with weekly shopping, show my housemates some of the food that I purchased for the house and then they tell me I could have got it cheaper from the food store down the road. Thankfully, that issue won’t be a problem for me anymore. RedLaser allows you to scan item bar codes and it checks nearby stores to see if they’re at lower prices. Purchases can be made directly through your app or you can have them shipped or available for store pick up.
I don’t know about you, but whenever I see a coupon in magazines or newspaper I won’t hesitate for a second to cut it out and get myself a cheap deal. Call me old-fashioned, but I’m a student who’s in need to save money. The bigger issue here is, I’ll put it somewhere to save for later and then when I go to grab it, it’s gone or I’ve misplaced it. It’s a good job there’s an app out there that prevents this from happening in the future. SnipSnap allows you to take a picture of the printed coupon and save it to your phone. It’ll even notify you when you’re in a store and have a coupon saved, so you won’t worry about forgetting about it.
I couldn’t think of a fellow student who wouldn’t be willing to save money. Mobile apps are becoming more and more convenient considering just how much we use them. If you get these downloaded on your phone then you’ll definitely find yourself living large on a relatively tiny budget.