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Five apps that WILL save you money

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17/04/2013
We take a look at the must-have apps that are sure to save you some cold hard cash.

WeQ4U – free

If you’re tired of racking up huge bills waiting to get through to a UK business while at the same time being silently driven mad by one cheesy song looped endlessly, you will find this app particularly useful.

The WeQ4U app gets you through to the right number without all the waiting – you simply dial the number you need and the app will connect you.

If you get stuck in a queue, just press 9* on your telephone keypad, and your phone will disconnect from the call. But the app stays connected and will only ring you back on your number when an operator is free.

Calls through WeQ4U are included in your standard minutes, saving you around 30p per minute on your 08 calls. Plus, you don’t use any minutes for the time the app waits in the queue for you.

The app has had rave reviews and is a great way to save hundreds of pounds.

Apple – here

Android – here

AA Parking – £1.99

Parking can be a nightmare at the best of times, so the AA has come up with this nifty little app that aims to reduce the headache of battling out for tarmac space.

The app tries to locate paid and free parking spots for you to leave your car in the UK and Ireland.

It also tells you of any parking restrictions in place by searching your location, or entering an address. It also identifies real-time parking spaces where it can and reveals opening hours for car parks.

A good way to cut down on fuel costs as well as reducing stress levels.

Apple – here

Android – here

Google shopper – free

Google Shopper helps you find information on millions of products. It recognises products by cover art, barcode, text and even voice search.

The app lets you compare local and online prices for just about most things, and has generally been getting rave reviews from users who report to have saved hundreds using it.

Use this to compare the price of goods to make sure you’re not paying over the odds for anything.

Apple – here

Android – here

OrSaveIt – free

Brits waste millions every year on impulse buys, whether it’s a quick sale buy, or a few lattes from Starbucks.

The cost of the odd latte here or there might not seem like much, but if you’re getting four or five a week at nearly £5 per visit, it soon racks up.

Every time you choose not to spend money, you enter the amount you have saved into the app and the sum is automatically transferred into a savings account.

So whenever you resist the urge to buy a £4 coffee instead of just making one yourself, or choosing to walk rather than hop on the bus – the savings can all be put towards that special purchase you might have your eye like a luxury holiday in the sun.

Apple – here

Android – here

iXpenseIt Cost –  £2.99

Who else runs out of money weeks before the next payday? For most Brits, living pay check to pay check is now normal, with a whole lot of debt racking up in the sidelines.

iXpenseIt helps manage and budget your finances and lets you keep a record of your daily expenses. While on the go, you can keep track of all expenditures, whether personal or business.

It’s a good way to track all expenditure, and will help highlight areas where you could be wasting money. Only snag is that it’s only available for iPhone users at the moment.

Apple – here

 

 

 

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