Half Price, Frugl: Apps that will help you save money on fuel and groceries at Coles, Woolworths - bdsthanhhoavn.com

Half Price, Frugl: Apps that will help you save money on fuel and groceries at Coles, Woolworths

The free apps that will help you survive the cost of living crisis as expert saver reveals she pockets an extra $10,000 a year by using them: ‘Isn’t that crazy?’

  • Social media star Queenie Tan shared how to save money on groceries and fuel
  • She said using free apps and rewards programs can help save $10,000 a year
  • My 7-Eleven, Coles Flybuys and Woolworths Rewards offer exclusive savings
  • Apps Half Price and Frugl monitor the best prices for items on your shopping list

A self-declared savings professional has shared the top apps that help her pocket an extra $10,000 a year on groceries and fuel.

Social media star Queenie Tan bought her first apartment when she was just 23 and credits her annual $10,000 savings to finding the best deals on everyday products.

‘I focus on supermarkets and ways people can save money on their grocery bill and at the petrol station,’ she told A Current Affair.

‘If you want to save $10,000 in one year, all you need to do is save $27.40 per day. Isn’t that crazy?’ 

Cheapskate professional Queenie Tan (above) has shared her favourite apps that help her save $10,000 on groceries and fuel every year

Cheapskate professional Queenie Tan (above) has shared her favourite apps that help her save $10,000 on groceries and fuel every year

 A key way Ms Tan saves is by using a set of free apps that monitor weekly specials and deals at leading supermarkets.

One of her favourite apps is Half Price, which keeps an online catalogue of everything 50 per cent off at Coles and Woolworths.

TOP FREE APPS TO HELP YOU SAVE ON GROCERIES AND FUEL 

Half Price: Keeps an online catalogue of everything 50 per cent off at Coles and Woolworths.

My 7-Eleven: Lets customers buy fuel for the cheapest price in their area and offers deals on drinks, snacks and meals.

Woolworths Rewards: Collects points for every dollar shoppers spend at Woolworths of Big W and redeem a $10 voucher for 2000 points.

Woolworths Scan & Go: Customers can scan their groceries as they shop, keep an eye on their running total and avoid long queues at the checkout.

Frugl: Creates a shopping list that compares the best prices on 58,000 products from Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, and IGA.

Coles Flybuys: Lets customers collect points for money spent at Coles, Kmart, Bunnings and more and redeem points for Flybuys dollars.

Ms Tan said using free apps like My 7-Eleven can help Aussies save on fuel through its 'price lock' feature

Ms Tan recommends using the free Frugl app to save money on groceries by monitoring weekly specials

Ms Tan said using free apps like My 7-Eleven (left) and Frugl (right) can help Aussies save $10,000 a year on groceries and fuel

Another top contender is the My 7-Eleven app which lets customers ‘lock in’ the cheapest fuel price in their area to use at any 7-Eleven service station.

The app also offers specials on drinks, snacks and meals.

Woolworths has two apps that make Ms Tan’s must-have list: Woolworths Rewards and Woolworths Scan & Go.

Ms Tan (above) bought her first apartment when she was just 23 and said saving on everyday items is key to financial success

Ms Tan (above) bought her first apartment when she was just 23 and said saving on everyday items is key to financial success

Woolworths Rewards allows shoppers to collect points for every dollar they spend at the supermarket or Big W and redeem a $10 voucher once they reach 2000 points.

Ms Tan also recommended using your time in the checkout queue to ‘boost’ offers within the app to reach the 2000 point goal quicker.

Woolworths’ new Scan & Go app lets customers scan their groceries as they shop so they can see their running total spend and avoid long checkout lines.

Coles also offers rewards under its Flybuys program.

Ms Tan recommends shoppers use Woolworths's new Scan & Go app (above) that lets customers scan their groceries as they shop

Ms Tan recommends shoppers use Woolworths’s new Scan & Go app (above) that lets customers scan their groceries as they shop

Customers can accumulate Flybuys dollars by shopping at participating shops, including Coles, Kmart and Bunnings, and ‘boost’ offers to earn points faster.

Ms Tan’s final app recommendation is Frugl, a shopping list app that lets shoppers monitor and compare prices of over 58,000 products from Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and IGA. 

However Ms Tan said it’s also when and where you shop that can make a difference to your savings.

Other top tips Ms Tan (above) shared were shopping after 5pm at Woolworths to nab deals on fresh bakery items and checking the international aisle for better deals on spices

Other top tips Ms Tan (above) shared were shopping after 5pm at Woolworths to nab deals on fresh bakery items and checking the international aisle for better deals on spices

‘Wednesday is generally when new specials are released in most of the big supermarkets. Woolworths has a fresh bakery section, so at 5pm they start to discount their bread,’ she said.

Ms Tan also recommended comparing prices between aisles at the supermarket.

She said curry powder was three times cheaper in the international section of Woolworths than in the herbs and spices section.

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