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Top 5 Apps that can help you save more in the UAE.

Updated: Aug 24, 2021

Save money and earn rewards as well on the things that you normally do everyday using your Smartphone.

With rising expenses and standards of living in the UAE, it is important to watch your expenses closely and start budgeting. But what if you could save more money on the things that you normally do and even earn rewards and cashbacks? Well you can, with some apps that you can download onto your smartphone. Here are the top 5 apps that you can use to save more money in the UAE - 1. Entertainer. What is it and How does it Work? - The most popular app in the UAE, with buy one get one free offers across categories such as Food & Drinks, Beauty & Fitness, Attractions & Leisure, Fashion & Retail and Travel. You can enjoy thousands of "2 for the price of one" discount offers in the app. You can even share some of the offers with your friends and family. Download the app on the App Store or Google Play, Sign-Up and get started. Rewards - Apart from the massive savings through the use of 2 for 1 offers, you get Smiles each time you use an offer through the app. You can then use these smiles to buy back pings or used offers and you can use them for Discounts on items that you can shop for on the Entertainer Rewards Store. On the store, you can find items across several categories such as Electronics, Health & Fitness, Fashion, Jewellery & Watches and even gifts for your loved ones. For more information, check out the Entertainer Website here. 2. Beam. What is it and How does it Work? - The leading mobile wallet app in the UAE. You can use Beam to make payments for Fuel, Groceries, Retail Outlets and several Food and Beverage Cafe's and Restaurants (over 3000 stores across the UAE).

A person using the Beam app on his smartphone to pay for his coffee.
Use beam for payments across different outlets in the UAE.

Simply download the app from the App Store or Google Play, Link a Credit or Debit card and make payments for your normal everyday purchases using Beam. Ask for the beam terminals at the cash counters and tap your phone. Rewards - Each time you transact with Beam you earn rewards in Dirhams and not loyalty points. You can earn up to 30% of your spend back as a reward and redeem these rewards on your next purchase. For more information, check out the Beam Website here. 3. Smiles. What is it and How does it Work? - Smiles by Etisalat has lots of deals across categories such as Cinema, Dining, Fashion & Lifestyle, Supermarkets, Entertainment and Travel. You can buy Vouchers in these Categories or use Smiles to purchase them. They also offer free vouchers for 50% off on Cinema Tickets which you can redeem any day of the week. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play.

A smartphone on a desk displaying the Etisalat Smiles app.
Etisalat Smiles has plenty of 1+1 and other offers.

Rewards - Collect Smiles when you download the app, pay bills and recharge your phone and you can also collect them when you shop with Etisalat Partners. Use these smiles to purchase vouchers and redeem offers at more than 1500 outlets across the UAE. For more information, check out the Smiles by Etisalat Website here. 4. Zomato Gold. What is it and How does it Work? - Introduced by Zomato, the most popular Restaurant Reviews app and website, Zomato Gold has 1+1 offers on food and 2+2 offers on drinks across 1000+ restaurants in the UAE. If you find yourself dining out often or enjoying a few occasional drinks, Zomato Gold is a great way to help you save money and get more value. Best of all, the offers are not restricted and can be used any day, any time for any dish/drink on the menu with unlimited visits to the restaurant.

A person holding his smartphone that has the Zomato Gold app in it.
Zomato Gold has 1+1 offers at several restaurants across the UAE.

Zomato Gold is available on the Zomato app. You can download the app on the App Store or Google Play. For more information, check out the Zomato website here. 5. Cobone. What is it and How does it Work? - Cobone has a huge number of deals and offers across Food & Dining, Activities to do in the UAE, Beauty & Wellness, Local Services such as Swimming Lessons, Cleaning Services and Repairs and lots more. You can view all the deals and offers available and each deal has information about the inclusions, validity, booking requirements, age restrictions and other terms. You can purchase the deals that you like using your Credit or Debit Card. Cash on Delivery option is also available. Your Vouchers will then be sent to your email and will also be available in the My Account section of the app/website.

A smartphone on a desk displaying the Cobone app and its offers.
Cobone has plenty of money-saving deals that get updated daily.

To redeem the vouchers, simply follow the steps mentioned in the voucher and be sure to carry a print out of the voucher along with you to the outlet. You can download the app from the App Store or Google Play. For more information, check out the Cobone Website here. Related - Lock your phone inside classrooms and earn Rewards! Top 3 Finance Apps to help you Manage your Budgets and Track your Expenses!

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