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Apps That Save You Money On Food

Posted by Auvi Evans on 1/21/17, 2:46 PM

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Saving money means more money to do things you really want to do, like traveling ... right?

Are there things standing in your way from spending a semester abroad and traveling with ILP? Click this link to learn more about how to overcome those!

Whether you are saving up for a semester abroad or just looking to save money to pay for next semester's tuition, check out these apps that will help you save money (and even get free food!)

  • Hooked
  • Lunchbox
  • Pocket Points
  • Groupon


Hooked has been lifesaver for me as a college student — Once downloaded you can pull up tons of deals specific to your area. You'll get great discounts from local restaurants, as well as chain restaurants. I've scored things like BOGO burgers and fries, frozen yogurt, shakes and pizzas.

One of the coolest things about Hooked is that they'll notify you when free deals are in your area — easy, and delicious. 

Free on Android here 

Free on iOS here


Lunchbox helps you find events around campus that are offering free food. Most events will be something where you have to listen to a quick presentation and get food after, but there are also no strings attached events where you just show up, grab food and leave.

Just so you know — when ILP does an information meeting at your school, it'll pop up on Lunchbox? So...if you want to learn more about ILP and get some lunch, this is a perfect app for you.

Free on Android here

Free on iOS here 

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Pocket Points

Pocket Points give you discounts, gifts and coupons for not using your phone in class. All you have to do is open the app, lock your phone and let the app do the rest! While your phone is locked you gain points that can be used at online and local businesses. 

You're getting better grades because you're actually paying attention in class and you're gaining free stuff! It's a win, win.

Free on Android here

Free on iSO here


Okay, maybe I'm a little behind, but do you know how cool Groupon is?! Not only can you save on events, hotels and travel, but you can also score great deals on coupons and discounts on food. Just search around and see what is offered in your area.

Pay attention to when the coupons you buy expire, so you can actually use them!

Free on Android here

Free on iSO here

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With all that free food, you're bound to have a least a little extra change to go towards something worthwhile ... like the chance to live abroad for a semester! Your little program fee covers an entire semester of food, housing, your visa, your roundtrip airfare and a bunch of other perks (not bad, right?)

Click below to learn more about how you can volunteer abroad for a semester and make a difference in children's lives.


Topics: Saving Money + Fundraising, Tips For Your Twenties

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