Apps and Websites to Help You To Get Discounts When Online Shopping

Barbara George

If you’re on a budget, you’ll want to know how to save money. Downloading money-saving apps and using discount websites are great ways for many reasons.

  1. They can help you compare prices
  2. You could spot deals and sales
  3. Some can even put some cashback in your pocket

Here are a couple of apps and websites to get you started:


The Groupon app is a popular mobile commerce app that brings you fresh local deals with real-time discounts every day, and it’s customizable to fit what you’re looking for. You can purchase and redeem deals straight from your smartphones and easily track your coupons by expiration date and location.

The VoucherCodes app lets you search for online discount codes and high street offers. You can hunt for deals from big brands like Argos, Amazon, John Lewis and Just Eat. f you’re heading to the high street, you can find offers and sales in shops nearest to to you based on your location. You can also use it if you’re shopping online too.

Secret Escapes is a service that helps negotiate “exclusive rates” for luxury hotels in the UK and abroad. In order to access the best rates, you’ll need to sign up with your email address, but membership is free. After you’ve provided your email address, you’ll have access to the deals available online, and you’ll also receive them in your inbox. Secret Escapes acts as your agent to help you find the nicest hotels and holidays at the best price.


If you’re doing a spot of online retail therapy, it’s a good idea to have a browser extension that scans the web for codes you can apply to get money off your shopping.

Here are some great extensions to download:

Honey is one example of a browser extension you can use to get money off your bill - and it has an app too. Once you've installed the extension onto your computer, a small "H" icon will appear on the tool bar which will turn orange when it's found a deal. When you're at the checkout paying for your shopping, it will automatically pop up to tell you discount codes are available.

By using clever technology, Karma’s chrome extension can help you shop smarter and save you both time and money, automatically.

You can save your favourite items for later from thousands of stores, so you can purchase it when you’re ready. Karma will automatically find and apply the best coupon for you at checkout. It also gives you full access to automatic cashback on hundreds of retailers.

Getting the most from coupon apps takes a little bit of practice. Once you get used to it, acquiring the habit of shopping with discounts and deals could save you a lot of money.

Remember, though, you’re only saving money if you use a coupon on something you were going to buy anyway.

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