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Money Saving Apps & Sites

You’re out and about, browsing goods, prices and bargains, when you wonder if there might just be a better offer somewhere online. There usually is. So you get your smartphone or tablet out, but can only think of Google as a start to an unnecessarily lengthy search. But there are in fact many programs dedicated to an array of interests, ready to give handy deals to clever shoppers. Here are a few worthy of attention.

ShopSavvy is a popular price comparison app available on iOS and Android, scoring a 4.1 in customer reviews on Google Play. By scanning barcodes and QR codes, you are provided with cheaper options among 40,000 of its participating stores from Wal-Mart to Pottery Barn and Hollister, which also give 20% cash back with every purchase. 

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Basket, on the other hand, is an efficient grocery shopping assistant due to its founders Andy Ellwood and Neil Kataria initially launching a crowdsourcing app, StockUp, that pays users for snapping pictures of products. What Basket does is read your inputted shopping list and rifle through the now sizeable database for stores with the lowest price for each item. This app, CNN tech reports, saved a customer $75 off their usual shop.

Slickdeals, as a member-generated sharing system of 10 million monthly users, has much to offer in terms of discounts and coupons discovered across multiple fields, including electronics and gaming. Cameras, headsets and phones, Minecraft, Fallout 4 and Alienware tech, it is a veritable geek heaven of bargains waiting to be snatched up. News, tips and alerts are also available on both the website and app. is a place for the casino enthusiast, where, as the name suggests, bonuses are listed on games – poker, bingo, slots – and sports betting. For those wishing to read more about online casino campaigns, the site serves as a source of information, while displaying rated providers, like Guts and Party Casino, and their frequent deals.  

Groupon, an e-commerce marketplace with global connections, has developed a positive reputation for the range of quality deals it has on offer. In terms of nightlife, for instance, you can find 20% off sought-after concert tickets or 55% off Murder-Mystery Dinners. With the mobile app, you can always be up to date with the latest and greatest local opportunities.

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Kayak is one of the go-to websites for travellers and humble vacationers, containing dozens of destinations to choose from, helpful tools to plan your journey and, of course, exclusive discounts. The explore feature is particularly interesting as it displays on a map where your budget and distance preference can get you.

We live in a contradictory age of extraordinary opportunities versus fiscal mindsets, a challenge which keen programmers are more than happy to try and tackle. Either by crowdsourcing or personally investigating price tags, the nice people behind the software above, and the myriad more enriching the internet, share their findings with the rest of us for the benefit of the small indulgences and pockets of all.    

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