Who doesn’t love a good bargain? If you’re answer to that is not me then I have to question what’s not to like about getting high quality items at a discounted price. The good news for bargain hunters is that due to the level of competition these days with online shopping, many top brands are now offering good discount codes and vouchers, meaning that we all now have access to fantastic offers at the click of a button.
The easiest way to gain access to these offers is through voucher apps. There are quite a few out there now but when it comes to purchasing items you want to to know that the app you’re using is reputable and trustworthy. And on top of that, you also want to know that you’re getting the best vouchers out there! In this article, we are going to look at the best voucher apps out there and tell you a little bit about each one.
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Wowcher is what it says on the tin – a voucher app that makes you go wow. Okay, ignoring the cheesy tagline, Wowcher genuinely is a really good app if you’re looking for discounts or deals on just about everything. You can purchase experiences or materialistic items via the app, meaning that there is something for everyone.
When you first sign on to the app you will be prompted to create an account and share your location. While neither are necessary to enjoy the app ,we would recommend doing both because it will really personalise your Wowcher journey. Once on to the home screen, you will see a list of voucher codes that are recommended. This will depend on your interests and your location.
If you want to search for specific vouchers then you can do so by using the search bar at the top of the screen. The app will match your search term with any vouchers they have on the app that contain that search word. Alternatively, you can use their huge list of categories to browse through vouchers of a certain genre. This can be achieved by selecting the settings option on the top left hand side of the screen (represented by a three lined icon).
One cool feature which is worth mentioning is the Wishlist feature. This feature allows users to ‘save’ certain vouchers, allowing them to go back and keep checking on them to see if they reduce in price at all.
Groupon is arguably the most reputable voucher app on the market today as a well respected international company. As a result, a lot of top brands are happy to work with them, meaning that users will have access to high quality items if they choose to use the Groupon app.
When you open up the Groupon app, you will be asked to share you location – again, just like with Wowcher we would 100% recommend that you do this in order to gain access to the best local deals. Once you’re on the app, you will instantly be shown which vouchers are currently ‘trending’. This basically means which vouchers are proving to be popular with other Groupon users.
You will notice a menu bar at the bottom of the screen. The categories option is fairly self explanatory, offering users the option to search through Groupon’s catalogue of voucher codes via different genres. Another option on the bottom menu is the saved tab which does much the same as Wowcher’s ‘Wishlist’ feature.
The notification tab, though, is a really interesting feature of Groupon. You may be wondering what notifications a voucher app but there are a few instances where you will be glad of this feature. These include the deal of the day notification which lets users know the best value voucher on any given day, and the ‘this week’s price drops’ notification which provides users with a list of vouchers which have gotten even cheaper during that specific week.
The final voucher app that is worth mentioning is the aptly named VoucherCodes. While you may see some crossover on the deals available on certain voucher apps, VoucherCodes is proud to contain hundreds of exclusive offers from top UK brands such as Misguided and Marks and Spencer.
One similarity that VoucherCodes does have with the previous two voucher apps, other than the obvious, is that it asks you to share your location when you first sign in to the app. After you’ve done this, you will then be free to search the app for the best voucher codes that they have to offer, including ones from their exclusive brands.
The discover tab is basically where you’re going to spend the majority of your time while you’re using this app and there’s no harm in that because everything you need can be found from here. It allows you to branch off to various different subsections including their exclusive offers, brands that are worthy of exploring, VoucherCode’s top picks and more. Some offers, known as ‘reward offers’ are locked for registered users only so make sure you sign up to the app so you can access these.
The notification system on VoucherCodes is also really impressive. As the app gets to know you and your interests better it will start to know which vouchers may interest you. As a result of this intelligence, it will start to send you real time alerts tailored to these interests. To ensure that this feature is turned on, head to ‘account’, select notifications and make sure that the bar next to ‘offer alerts’ is slid to green.
All in all these are the best three voucher apps available on the market today. They all cover a huge range of vouchers that are perfect for personal use and for gifts. All three also don’t redirect you to any other apps to make the purchase, meaning that everything can be done ‘in house’. We would recommend that you download all three to ensure that you aren’t missing out any fantastic offers.