You'll find it easier than ever to bag a bargain or two with our essential apps for money saving (or earning). 

Whether you’re looking for savings on eats, travel, apparel or things to do, there’s an app for that. 

Wriggle is your guide to the best independent food & drink in Brighton. Via an app and website, Wriggle’s mission is to help you discover the finest local establishments at affordable prices, at the same time as helping top-notch independent restaurants and cafes get the customers they deserve. The Wriggle team handpick the places on the app and website to make sure that they feature only the best - whether that’s great street food, quality coffee, or fancy fine-dining.

The BTN BikeShare is the best way to travel around Brighton. It’s also super easy to use, all you need to do is register on the app/website, enter your details into the keypad onto the back of the bike to unlock it, pop the U-lock into the holster and you’re away. When you’re ready to park up you just need to find a hub near your destination and lock the bike back up. Bob’s your uncle. Either opt for the easy rider pay as you go or the annual rider membership for 60 mins use a day. We wheelie like this scheme. 

Because sometimes life requires a bus, so why not make your life easier by downloading the Brighton & Hove bus app. You can keep up to date with all the live times and buy your M-tickets, which btw are much cheaper on the app. You just need to activate your ticket before jumping on the bus and you’re all set. Much more environmentally friendly too, just make sure your phone’s fully charged, the last thing you’d want is an active ticket and a dead battery. 

If you’re brand new to the city, or a local looking for fun things to do, get yourself the Visit Brighton app. It covers Things to See & Do, Food & Drink, What’s On, Where to Stay and Shopping. As well as guides to the hundreds of local businesses in Brighton & Hove. You can also pin anything that takes your fancy to the favourites section, and build your own Brighton bucket list. 

Download the Brighton Taxis app and you can easily book, track and pay for your cab in just a few simple steps. You can also get fare estimates, locate your position (for non-locals), manage your regular used addresses, register your card for one-click payments and book taxis for immediate dispatch or future bookings. Waiting in taxi ques is a thing of the past. 

This nifty student discount card sure can save you a few bob with over 200 student deals. It also unlocks a years worth of ISIC international discounts. You can buy a 1, 2 or 3 year card and with most of the discounts only available online it makes sense to invest. Some of the best savings are 10% off at Co-op, 10% off at Asos and 25% off odeon student tickets. Lovely jubbly! 

Unidays love to save you dolla dolla bills y'all, get discounts at big hitting brands like Apple, ASOS and Nike - meaning you get more for bang for your buck. Once you’re registered with the app, all you need to do is flash your Unidays ID at the till and watch the pounds drop away, literally. You don’t need a card or anything. How’d you like them apples. 

Swat up on your general knowledge, ready for the obligatory pub quiz nights with a helping hand from our Shazza. Here’s how it works, everyday at 3 and 9pm roughly around 100K players tune into the live TV show style quiz and are greeted by broadcast journalist Sharon Carpenter for 12 rounds of no bars hold GN questions. It’s multi choice with up to three possible answers and if you battle your way through the questions you can split the twice daily £1K prize, £8 on Sundays and up to £25K for special affairs. Oh and don’t forget to choose a fun username, Quizzard of Oz perhaps?

A gorgeous app designed to help you sleep, focus and relax better. It uses a Pomodoro technique along with nature sounds to immerse you into a creative state, perfect for getting all that swatting done. It’s a great way to manage your study sessions and you can even get an overview of your daily/weekly focus time. Plan in your breaks too for optimum efficiency. The lovely inspirational quotes are a beautiful touch, and bound to perk your working day day right up. 

The super handy Google Drive app means you can access and edit files even when you’re not online. It’s awesome for shared projects as you can share access to documents with multiple users, it’s also a secure way to backup your files from your computer and save on storage space. You automatically get 15 GB free but thanks to Google for Education, most universities now get unlimited storage for, for free! 

BlaBlaCar is connects car drivers with empty seats to passengers looking for a ride. It’s the best carpooling platform we’ve ever come across. It’s community is made up of over 60 million members in 22 countries. Save money and be more efficient by getting travelling together. There’s also a women-only car share section where all riders and drivers will be female. 

This free meal planning app is an absolute game changer. Create healthy, customisable meal plans that work with your budget and lifestyle. Add recipe ingredients to your shopping list at the click of a button, and save money by eliminating food waste. Cut down on the takeout pizzas (unless you're using Wriggle of course) and whip up some easy-to-make, nutritious meals. 

Published -20th September 2018