Save Money On Food With These Apps

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Did you know that that the highest expenses of Malaysians are food expenses regardless of their income? But let’s face it, even if you want to cut down on your expenses, you still need  food! Fear not, as we’ve sorted out a list of apps that can help you to save money on food be it from buying groceries or  when dining out.


This is a great app for those who enjoy eating out or looking for fancy yet affordable deals. The way Offpeak works is that it has a list of participating restaurants that offer discounts when you book through the platform. You will need to sign up for an account on Offpeak to enjoy the discounts, but don’t worry it’s free!

Browse through the list of restaurants, select and choose where you want to dine and your dining time to make a booking. You will  receive an e-mail confirmation of your booking after that. Show the booking confirmation at the restaurant and you can then enjoy up to 50% discount on your final bill, depending on the offers


SmartShopper Malaysia

This is the app you need to save money from grocery shopping before you head to the supermarket and it’s FREE. It works by helping you find the cheapest place you can go to get your groceries. For example, you want to know where you can get the best deal for rice, simply key it into the search bar.

However, the only drawback is that you will have to search for each item individually. This means if you have 10 items on your groceries list, you will have to key in all 10 items  to find the cheapest place that offer these products. Then you will have to decide how to go about it as to get the cheapest price you may have to go to different shops for your groceries.

But it’s still a helpful app to find the place with the best price for the items you want to get. We suggest to use the widget feature where you can create your favourite product watch list and monitor price changes easily. So for food items you purchase the most, this feature will help you to be in the know of the places with best offer timely.

Aside from comparing prices across retailers, you will also have access to E-vouchers for  additional savings. As of now, SmartShopper tracks prices across Giant, Tesco, Aeon, Cold Storage, Mydin, Econsave, The Store, Watsons, Guardian, Caring, Sunshine and more.

Tip: Use the “unit price” feature so you can compare price of an item per unit and get better value and savings.



Here’s an app you must have to get deals and voucher codes. Whether it’s groceries or  eating out, you get to enjoy savings in cashbacks form. Browse through their current promotions with their partners to find savings deal.

Currently, MilkaDeal offers food-related savings by offering cashback when you make food purchases with Happy Fresh, Amazin’ Grace and MakanDeal.  You can cash out your cashback when you have RM10 or more confirmed cashback in your MilkaDeal account. The cashback will then be cashed to your bank account within 7 working days.


Enjoy exclusive dining promotions when you use this app. Other perks that you get to enjoy include getting the latest restaurant updates, events and special menus. TABLEAPP will help you to locate, provide reviews and reserve a table instantly all in one app. Booking is available 24/7, with instant confirmation. The app is free but to be eligible for the deals and use its features, you will need to create an account.

Make good use of the apps we’ve listed above and be a smarter consumer by  using a cashback credit card when purchasing groceries and dining out. Click below to compare the best credit cards to enjoy greater savings.

See also: These Food Items Are More Expensive Now : Here is How You Can Save Money Anyway



Fara Joifin

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