Saving on the Go: Four Cash-Saving Apps

The only thing better than a free app is a free app that will save you money. Whether you have been struggling to get your budget balanced or you just love a great bargain, these four apps will help you make smarter spending and money-management decisions.


ParkMe logo. (PRNewsFoto/INRIX)

Trying to find cheap and convenient parking in the GTA is like trying to find a pot of gold. That’s where ParkMe comes in. The app lets you check and compare daily and monthly parking rates so you always find the cheapest spot that works for you. Though it doesn’t yet have a map of the parking lots in Markham, the app’s database contains more than 450 parking spots in the GTA.



Saving on the Go_photo2_Hotel TonightHotelTonight (Android, iOS)

Whether you’re hit with a spontaneous travel bug or work has you taking a last-minute red-eye out of town, HotelTonight has you covered. The app helps you find an affordable room in cities across the Americas, Australia, and Europe on the day you travel and up to seven days before. You can find deep discounts on luxury rooms and budget-friendly digs alike, so however you travel, your accommodations needs are met.



Saving on the Go_photo4_ExpensifyCheckout 51 (Android, iOS)

Checkout 51 is an easy-to-use rebate app. It allows you to browse through all the current grocery coupons in your area without having to flip through heavy coupon booklets to find the best deals. You simply find the coupon you need in the app, buy the products from any store, and then take a picture of your receipt to redeem your offer. Once you’ve saved $20, they’ll mail you a cheque!


Business Expenses

Saving on the go_piggybank image smallExpensify (Android, iOS)

Expensify has automated the expense-reporting process, helping you to track and reimburse business-related expenses with ease. The app allows you to scan receipts and to claim credit card expenses instantly, reducing the hassle associated with expense approval and reimbursement. Expensify can also sync with your business’s accounting software, including QuickBooks, Oracle, and many others, to ensure easy reporting and visibility in your organization’s finances.