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Six ways to save on parking & put some previous pennies back in your purse

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WITH the costs of running a car shifting up a gear, it pays to save on parking.

We spend more than 40 hours a year looking for a space, and the costs — including for lost time — when we do find one make up around a third of our car ownership spend, according to a survey by transportation experts Inrix.

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Follow these steps to put some precious pennies back in your purse . . . 

SPACE AGE: Download app JustPark and get 45,000 parking spaces across the country at your fingertips.

Many are in people’s unused driveways, which can work out cheaper.

If you have your own unused space, you can rent it out via the app, too.

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CLEVER CODES: If you’re parking up while on holiday, look for voucher codes to bring down the cost.

There’s currently ten per cent off JetParks parking with an exclusive code from MyVoucherCodes.co.uk.

FREE AND EASY: Whether you want to pull up on the street or turn into a space in a car park, the Parkopedia app will flag up available spots and let you know the cost, finding you cheap and free spaces you didn’t know were there.

FINDS NOT FINES: Register with the RingGo app and, where it’s signposted, you can pay for your parking in seconds without having to scrabble for change.


Even better, if you run over time, you can avoid costly fines by topping up your time via the app.

MEMBERS’ PERKS: If you live by the coast or regularly escape to the country, membership of the National Trust might end up saving you cash.

Individual adult membership starts from £6.40 a month, or from £38.40 a year for 18-to-25 year olds.

Both deals include parking.

PARKING PAY-BACK: Using cashback sites is another way to save.

At TopCashback right now, members can get 20 per cent of their parking costs returned as cashback at Gatwick and Birmingham Airparks.

Just book with Holiday Extras through TopCashback.com.

  • All prices on this page are correct at time of going to press.

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