Stretch your budget when overseas without spending the whole time worrying about calculating every cent with these FREE money-saving iPhone apps.
From keeping you up-to-date on exchange rates to local tips on where to buy cheap food and fun, these apps will ensure you can spend your hard earned-dollars on the thing that matters most.
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Best travel apps for the iPhone
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Top 5 money-saving iPhone apps for travellers
Tourist Refund Scheme
Money-saving travel apps in full:
Petrol Spy Australia
Ideal for: Travellers who drive
Petrol Spy is a crowd-sourced app that lets customers input petrol prices at their local pump, so that you can see who’s selling fuel for less.
Sadly there isn’t one of these for worldwide petrol yet, but this is great for Australian-based trips.
In the US, you can download Gas Buddy for similar features.
Ideal for: Frequent overseas travellers
XE provides you with every world currency and its live exchange rates.
Features include a conversion calculator, charts (so you can watch how the market is changing) and the ability to use the app offline (with the last updated rates).
Hit update when at the currency exchange to make sure you're getting what's fair.
Tourist Refund Scheme | Free
Ideal for: Hey big spenders
This app – an official release from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service – lets you lodge your TRS claim with your smart phone.
Once you fill out your claim, show the officer at the airport TRS counter the QR code that it generates and boom! Your TRS claim is lodged.
Ideal for: Data consumers
Make your data allowance go the extra “meg” with this data-saving app. It works quite intuitively, chugging along in the background and finding ways to save on your phone bill.
For example; it will load images as you scroll so you don’t use up data on images you don’t see. It also automatically switches off when you’re using a Wi-Fi connection to save you on data charges.
Ideal for: #winning
There’s nothing worse having to use your precious and expensive data when abroad, so download this baby early to access Wi-Fi on the go. Thanks to its crowdsourcing nature, you’ll get passwords to access protected hotspots.
Download the maps when you’re connected so you can access them offline.