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The must-have apps to cut your Christmas grocery shop

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If you're looking to reduce your festive spending, here are three free apps and a browser plug in to help cut your food costs.


The free vouchercloud app gives you thousands of exclusive deals and it even uses your location to limit the list of available offers to shops in your vicinity. This way, you can streamline your Christmas shop and avoid having to break the bank this winter.

Price: Free from the App Store or through Google Play


This mobile app was created to help users save on their food shopping. Operating completely independently from the UK’s largest supermarkets, mySupermarket promises shoppers savings of 30% on average with every food shop by offering total transparency on product details, pricing and promotions. It allows you to compare product prices so you can create a virtual shopping basket and see the price across all the different stores. If it’s cheaper at a different supermarket, you can switch to buy the goods there.

Price: Free from the App Store or through Google Play


The Amazon app can help you save a bundle on gifts through its price check functionality. You can compare prices and check product availability at the touch of a button and get push notifications when your watched deals become available, and your orders are shipped.

Price: Free from the App Store

Gocompare deal finder

This isn’t an app – it’s a Google Chrome extension that once downloaded onto your PC or Mac (not smartphone or tablet) you can see the cheapest possible deals at three supermarkets: Asda, Morrisons and Tesco. Sometimes it can be difficult to work out the cheapest deal based on unit costs, weight and multipacks but the Gocompare deal finder works in the background and sends an alert if you choose a product that has a cheaper alternative. As an example if you picked a 1L of cooking oil and a 2L bottle works out cheaper, it will tell you.

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