Best money saving apps for Christmas

With the festive period coming up, there’s no time better to think about saving the pennies.

So make sure that you don’t fall into the same trap as every Christmas before by buying too many presents and giving away too much of your hard-earned cash.

Big Oven

OS: Android, iOS

Price: Free

Let’s face it, we all over-indulge at Christmas time. Whether it’s mince pies that take your fancy or chocolate truffles that strike up an addiction, food is a huge part of creating the perfect day.

So once all the turkey is eaten and you’re left with two-day-old brussel sprouts and green beans, the Big Oven app is great for conjuring up those amazing leftover concoctions.

By entering three ingredients into the app, you can select from a whole list of delicious recipe ideas (well, unless sprouts are included, that is).

Amazon mobile app

OS: iOS, Android, Windows Phone

Price: Free

This app doesn’t need much explaining; a mobile version of the amazing site, the Amazon app allows you to search and buy all of your Christmas presents in one fell swoop, without having to even move off of your sofa.


OS: iOS, Android

Price: Free

If you know what you want, but not how to get it, then RedLaser is the ideal choice for you. Simply scan in the barcode of any item (which can even be sneakily done while you’re out shopping with a loved one), and then compare prices from hundreds of stores.

You can even buy and pay for the products using you phone, and have them delivered straight to your door, saving you both money and hassle!


OS: iOS, Android

Price: Free

This app is pretty self-explanatory, and joins a number of other popular apps in finding you the best deal on over thousands of products.

What makes HotUKDeals perfect in time for Christmas is that you can search for specific gifts and the app will alert you when there’s an offer available, allowing you to save a few extra pennies this festive season.  


Like the Amazon mobile app I’m sure this app needs no introduction. Skype is a free app which allows you to video message anyone from around the world.

So if you’re away from home this Christmas, or someone you know is instead, then fire up your phone or tablet and share your special moments with your loved ones.

The app might cost you nothing, but the feeling you’ll get by making someone smile will be worth a million pounds.

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Written by Charlotte Kertrestel

Best money saving apps for Christmas