There is one thing that I have learnt whilst I have been at university, and that is that the most important thing is to budget.
It may seem a brilliant idea to blow your loan on clothes, drink and meals out (after all, there seems to be this misconception that its 'pretend money' and that it means nothing....) but there is nothing worse than finding 6 weeks in that you have a bank balance of £0.76 and that you still need to manage to eat for the next few weeks.... When it gets like this, every will start to pull money from thin air whilst finding enough food to eat.
I have stumbled across this complete gem in recent weeks but wanted to give it a try before I showed you all it... It is a complete gem and magically makes money back on all those supermarket purchases.
I present to you: CheckoutSmart. (Search for it in the App store!)
You shop, upload a picture of your receipts and then make money back on depending on the deals that are currently available, all on your smartphone.
The deals vary week to week, but I'll be honest tend to be things that I buy on a semi-regular basis. I'm sure that if I started to properly think about using this app when I plan my food shops - yes, I plan in advance. It's another way I try to save money. - I could make enough back a week for a treat here or there, or enough to make the end of the student loan period a whole heap easier. (I just need to remember to keep using it!)
What do you think? Would this help you?
Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this review. I received special offers as detailed in this post. As always, all views are my honest opinion.