You are here: Home - Household Bills - News -

The must-have apps to cut your Christmas grocery shop

Written by:
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.

There are 0 Comment(s)

If you wish to comment without signing in, click your cursor in the top box and tick the 'Sign in as a guest' box at the bottom.

The savings accounts paying the most interest

If one of your jobs this month is to get your finances in order, moving your savings to a higher paying deal i...

Coronavirus and your finances: what help can you get?

News and updates on everything to do with coronavirus and your personal finances.

Everything you need to know about being furloughed

If you’ve been ‘furloughed’ by your company, here’s what it means…

What will happen if rates change

How your finances will be impacted by a rise in interest rates.

Regular Savings Calculator

Small regular contributions can build up nicely over time.

Online Savings Calculator

Work out how your online savings can build over time.

Having a baby and your finances: seven top tips

We’re guessing the Duchess of Cambridge won’t be fretting about maternity pay or whether she’ll still be...

Protecting family wealth: 10 tips for cutting inheritance tax

Inheritance tax - sometimes known as 'death tax' - can cause even more heartache for bereaved families. But th...

Travel insurance: Five tips to ensure a successful claim

Ahead of your summer holiday, it’s important to make sure you have the right level of travel cover or you co...

Money Tips of the Week

Read previous post:
UK economic growth slows in the third quarter

The UK economy expanded at a slower rate in the three months to October, growing 0.4%, compared to 0.6% in...