As we head into the heart of summer, now’s the perfect time to shed light on a few popular travel-related apps that will save you money. The best part? They are all completely free.
The KAYAK app is the definitive app for finding hotels in your price range. It uses your phones GPS technology to find the closest hotels in any price range. This is a great app for last minute travelers who don’t have a lot of time to plan as it lets you book your hotel room right on your phone. You can also track your flight status and look up baggage fees.
2. Gas Buddy
Use the Gas Buddy app to fill up your rental car on the cheap. The app will help you find the cheapest gas station on your vacation. Also, the app will give you turn-by-turn directions to the gas station so you won’t waste petrol driving around looking for a reasonably priced station.
3. Trip Advisor
Ever wondered if a specific tour or vacation outing was worth the money? Use the Trip Advisor app to read reviews by fellow travelers so you can make an informed decision on whether or not you should spend your money. Also, use Trip Advisor to read reviews on hotels and restaurants so your hard earned money gets you the best experience possible.
4. Meal Ticket
The Meal Ticket app lets you find local eateries and brings hundreds of restaurant coupons right to your fingertips. Nothing to print as the app will give you instant savings. All you have to do is flash the coupon to your server and collect your savings.
Yelp! helps you find the nearest restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and gas stations and read user added reviews. It will help you save money and stay on your vacation budget by informing you what the restaurant costs before you walk in the door. The app actually lets you view restaurants by average price per plate so you can make an informed decision.
And here is a sampling of some travel coupons currently on Rather-Be-Shopping.com:
Hertz Coupon – Save up to $25 Off Weekend and Weekly Rentals
Coupon Code: None Needed
See all coupons for: Expedia.com
Kyle James owns and manages a website called Rather-Be-Shopping.com which lists and organizes online coupons for over 800 stores.