According to a recent survey, 17% of 18-24 year olds said that socializing is the hardest part about saving money. We like having fun as much as anyone (maybe a little more), so we’re here to help with some apps for saving money on socializing.   

1. Groupon and LivingSocial

A staple of penny pinchers across the United States, Groupon will help you find and purchase great deals on restaurants and activities in your area. Purchase coupons to save money the next time you want to go out on the town. Similar to Groupon, LivingSocial will help you find local deals. However, this app is more focused on unique things to do than places to eat, and can even help you find deals on travel.

2. Meetup

Use Meetup to find out where neighbors are gathering to hang out, and participate in everything from biking and running, to book clubs, to a meeting of photography enthusiasts.

3. FashionClyp

This mobile app is perfect for the fashionista on a budget. Use it to find what clothing trends are popular locally, and where the best sales are. You can also access private coupons.

4. GasBuddy

If you own a car, you don’t want to be caught without this app! Use it to discover where you can find the nearest gas station, and how the price of gas compares to other stations in the area so you can find the best deal.

5. Happy Hour Finder

Use this mobile app to find the best local deals on post-work drinking festivities. It’s available nationwide, so you can use it during business travel too!

What are your favorite apps for saving money while you’re out having fun?