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In a business environment – as well as in personal life - you’re probably always on the lookout for neat ways to save some money, whether you want to economise on your electricity bill or reduce the cost of that business lunch out. LoyalFree's Sophie Hainsworth shares five of the best apps to save you and your business money.

Although checking through an App before you make a purchase may seem like extra work, it can really pay off as there are some great savings to be had. Available to everyone, these apps and services are great for business owners and employees alike:

Honey

Actually not an app, Honey is a Chrome browser extension which will automatically find and apply discounts codes to checkouts for you. Perfect for business owners, this tool won’t take any extra time for you to make use of.

With over 10 million members, Honey is completely free to use and takes minimal time to set up. You can enjoy discounts at lots of large brands when buying office supplies at sites such as Amazon, Target and Best Buy.

Yroo

This is a price comparison app which tracks prices over time. In order to help you know the best time to buy it sends you an alert when a price drops. The app can search over 5,000 stores to show you the most competitive price on products, particularly handy when you’re looking for new office furniture or the latest tech gadgets.

The app also has scanning functionality allowing users to check price comparisons instantly on-the-go so you know if you’re getting the best deal. Free to use and regularly updated this app is a great tool for any business owner.

LoyalFree

Looking for something more personalised to your local area? Then the LoyalFree app can help you ‘save money when you shop local’ in 14 towns and cities across England. Boasting thousands of deals, the app also supports many independent businesses as well as the larger names.

Whether you want to find a great spot for after work networking, save some money whilst out holding a meeting, or stock up on some business supplies - this app can help you do all of those things. Handily, you can find a wide variety of services on the LoyalFree app, meaning savings are available at local cafes, accountants, stationery suppliers etc.    

LoyalFree is also great to share with new employees who may not know the local area as they can explore their surroundings through the interactive trails on the app, such as enjoying a ‘Cocktail Trail’ or a ‘Vegan Eats’ tour of the area.

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uSwitch

The uSwitch app will let you compare energy, broadband and mobile deals so you can see if you are getting the best tariff for your business and your team. Switching tariffs is done in the app and only takes a matter of minutes to complete.

The app has handy functionality which will remind you to switch each year so you never miss out on the latest and best deals. uSwitch is also a Feefo 2018 Gold Trusted Service award winner and boasts many top app store ratings and reviews.

Vouchercodes

It is too easy to get bogged down in a world of discount apps on your phone; from Wowcher to Groupon to VoucherCodes – all of them offer a variety of discounts. My personal favourite is VoucherCodes as it gives you wider options for shopping, plus it includes food and travel deals.  So, it’s handy when you are booking your next team outing, or buying a reward voucher for an employee.

 

So, when you’re planning the next team outing or feeling the burn of the bills, then reach for your phone to help your money stretch further. Whichever app you choose to use we are sure your business will see the benefits.

Contributed by Sophie Hainsworth
Ashleigh Smith
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