Trying to save money? Here are a collection of websites and apps that will help you save money in Australia. There are your usual websites like Uber, eBay and Airbnb but we’ve also found others that will save you money. Check out these money-saving apps today.
Save money on your accommodation by using Airbnb. You’ll find rooms, apartments or rooms as well as some unique accommodation options available for rent across Australia and overseas.
Cut down on your transportation costs by using the Uber App. Get a reliable ride in minutes, at the tap of a button on your phone. Just watch the surge pricing.
Look for bargains on the world’s biggest marketplace, eBay. There is literally everything you need (and more that you don’t need available for sale).
You can also search for goods for sale on Gumtree, an Australian online marketplace. Access it via the email or via the app. It’s free to list in most categories so it’s something easier to score a bargain than eBay which charges a listing fee.
Jump on to the Depop app and buy preloved designer, vintage and streetwear clothing. This app is where the next generation come to discover unique items. With a global community buying, selling and connecting to make fashion more inclusive, diverse and less wasteful, download Depop to score something different.
Freecycle is a great website to get free stuff. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and neighbourhoods. All Freecycle items are gifted freely and are for direct pickup. This reduces waste, consumption and diverts unwanted goods from landfills. Check the Freecycle website to find a local chapter.
Don’t fill up your car unless you know the best fuel prices in your neighbourhood. FuelCheck is a website and app designed to provide consumers with real-time information about fuel prices at every service station across NSW. In Southeast Queensland, you can download RACQ Fair Fuel Finder App to browse fuel prices in your local area. In Victoria, check the RACV Fuel Price website for prices.
This website saves you money as it lets you avoid trips to grocery store to get things that you think you need to cook a meal. With SuperCook, you enter what you already have in your fridge and pantry and it comes up with a recipe. Great way to use up the food you already have. Either use the website or download the app. It’s available in both iOS and Android format. We prefer that as you can tap the mic button, talk and it registers your food.
If you’re a Woolworths shopper, download the Woolworths App and use it to see all of your Rewards offers and activate special offers. You can also see the weekly catalogue so stock up on sale items.
Just like you can compare fuel prices, you can also compare alcohol prices. Boozle searches thousands of liquor stores in Australia to find you your favourite booze at the cheapest price, and at your closest outlets. However, there have been some issues with pricing, especially in regional and rural areas, so contact the store to confirm the price if necessary.
Use the Frugl app to scan a product barcode and add it to a shopping list. You can also check its price with other competitors. With the Frugl scanning feature, you can be in store and scan a product to check if you’re really getting the best price across Coles and Woolworths grocery competitors.
If you love online shopping, sign up for ShopBack. This lets you earn money at popular Australian retailers like Myer, Adairs, Target, Dan Murphy’s, Rebel, Woolworths and The Iconic. Different retailers offer different amounts of cashback. Invite a friend and if they use the special link provided to do a purchase, you’ll both earn a $5 cashback bonus. You can shop on the website or using the ShopBack app.
Keep track of the latest offers from Australia’s leading retailers. Lasoo provides catalogues from learning retailers including Aldi, Big W, Coles, Woolworths and more. Check weekly specials before you leave the house. Available through the website or via the Lasoo app.
Need to store some goods? Or find a parking spot for your car. Use Spacer. This website connects people looking for additional storage or parking spots with those who have it. It’s cheaper than traditional storage and parking rates saving you money.
Car Next Door
Ditch your car and instead use Car Next Door. It’s the car sharing app which lets you borrow a spare car in your neighbourhood. No more car payments, rego and insurance. Just hire a car when you need it.
Don’t buy a campervan if you’re only going to use it infrequently. Instead rent a caravan, campervan, motorhome or camper trailer from someone else using Camplify.
Save money on buying outfits for special occasions like a wedding or formal event. Hire an outfit from Glam Corner for a fraction of the retail cost. It’s a great way to save on clothes if you only like wearing an outfit once.
Want more tips on saving money? Check out our article How to Easily Save Money – 101 Tips to Save on Family Expenses.
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