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How I saved over ?100 on app purchases and how you can too!


New member
May 29, 2012
Lots of paid apps get discounted to free for a limited time. You should take advantage of that and save yourself a lot of money. I did and saved so far ?117.62p.

Here is what you should do. Download and install AppDeals and WP7applist. Between these two apps, check daily and see what apps and games have "gone free" and install ALL of them. Once installed you can now immediately delete them if you wish. Download these "gone free" apps EVEN if they are of no interest to you right now. The reason being, you are linking that free download as a "purchase" to your Microsoft account. That means, should you want to install it again in the future, tap on Buy and you will get the message "You've already purchased this app. Would you like to install it again?" Make a list in your OneNote app on your phone for reference later so you know what you can install again for free in the future.

What I also do is, sometime later, I revisit an app in the Store to see what the new purchase price is and make a note of it in my list.

Here is my actual list of paid apps I have downloaded for free since I owned a Windows 7 phone:

Windows Phone Apps:
Presenter 79p
Smoothie Flux 79p
LondonTour 79p
Sketch 79p
Gleek! 1.49
Add to Contacts 79p
Calendar Search 79p
Copy Paste + 79p
Outsider 79p
Outsider Extras 2.29
Mehdoh 79p
Photo Lock 79p
Private Video ?2.29
Private Photo 79p
Favorites with edit b4 dial 79p
Shortcut Tiles ?1.99
[+] Lock Screen 79p
[+] LomoCam 79p
[+] Moments 79p
[+] Emoji 79p
[+] Note Plus ?1.79
Metro Lockscreen 79p
SuperTube 99p
easyTube 79p
gMaps Pro ?1.49
Measure Note ?1.49
People Search 99p
Convert2Go ?1.29
Camera Show 79p
Thumbs Cam 79p
Turbo Camera 79p
SoMee 79p
InvulgoMindMapper ?2.79
CleverPhoto ?1.29
Hey DJ! 1.29p
Tweet It! 2.29p
ToiletTime 79p
Combinator 79p
Sketch Pad ?1.29
Ffffound 79p
Radar ?1.49
Photo Splash FX 79p
PhotoPatcher 79p
Pictomaphone 79p
LocationMinder 79p
MyNextDays ?1.29
Quick Shot ?1.49
Night Stand Clock 79p
Digi Scan ?2.29
Frost ?1.29
Yivosoft Recorder ?1.49
Six Pack Abs 79p
Sophie Cam 79p
Ultimate Recorder 79p
Flowtweet 79p
Hourglass 79p
Daily Epic Fail 79p
Symmetry You 79p
Tile Memo 79p
Voice Memo Recorder 79p
Home Remote RF ?1.99
MonsterCam 79p
Clever Lists 79p
Sklitter ?1.29
Metweets ?1.29
Twabbit ?1.29
Translator With Speech 99p
YouTube Downloader ?1.99
SoundScapes7 79p
Episodic ?3.49
TimeLapse Pro 79p
Cumulotweetus 79p
Nate & Frenchy's Random Axe 79p
Note + 99p
Battery Sense 79p
PDF Reader ?1.99

Windows Phone Games:
Doodle Car 79p
Doodle Grub ?1.49
FallingBirds ?1.99
Portals 2D 99p
Pirate Cat 79p
Monster Up 79p
Monster Up Adventures ?1.49
Rollover 79p
Bubble Pop 79p
Suduko3D ?1.79
Taphoo 79p
Hangman : Cowboy 79p
Logoarama 79p
Quick Shift 79p
Wordprospector 79p
Furball Over the Front ?1.49
FlyBugFly 79p
RollaB 79p
Triandro 79p
Air Soccer Fever Pro 79p
Boonce 79p
The Thieving Tower 79p
Dark Runner 79p
Pegathon 79p
Ultimate Checkers 79p
Skewer Master 99p
Puzzle Fun 99p
G-Sensor Tetris 79p
Redraw! 79p
Bandinos ?1.49
Super Voltage 79p
Mirror's Edge ?2.29
Tile Path ?1.49

GRAND TOTAL: ?117.62


AppDeals | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)


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New member
Dec 30, 2012
Nah, I'd prefer to pay for an app to help the developers to continue their good work. Honestly, for the price of a cup of coffee, I've got no problem with actually paying for my apps.


New member
May 29, 2012
Believe me. I have spent over ?50 on apps for Windows Phone. If that is not support I don't know what it. Not to mention around ?30 on apps for my Windows 8 tablet. Developers choose to temporarily make their apps free to boost reviews and download hits. Its not stealing you know. Side loading apps is showing no support. Download discounted apps is different.

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