POPSUGAR Smart Living

8 Awesome Money- and Time-Saving Grocery Apps

Aug 15 2014 - 2:53pm

Although we've provided you with a ton of tips on how to save on groceries [1], sometimes it's nice to have a helping hand from technology. Read on to find out which apps will help you save big bucks and a lot of time at the supermarket.
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Create a Shopping List For Free

Free grocery shopping app ZipList [3]will help you create shopping lists. You can even scan the bar codes of products to add them to your list. You can sync up with the lists of family members or significant others who have the same app.

Buy Locally Grown Food That's in Season

Buying food that's in season and locally grown will be easier on your budget. Check out Locavore [4], a free app that'll help you find local, in-season food.

Check What's on Sale

If you want to know what deals are going on in supermarkets, discount stores, and pharmacies, this free app called Grocery Pal [5] will show you where the sales items are.

Find Coupons

Instead of clipping coupons, download the free Coupon Sherpa [6] app to find coupons. When you're checking out your groceries, the app will display the bar code that the cashier can scan to give you the discount.

Comparison Shopping

With this free Apples2Oranges [7] app, you can compare the prices of two products to see which one gives you the most for your money.

Don't Forget Certain Items

Checklet [8] ($5) is a grocery shopping app with a twist. Not only do you create shopping lists, but once you tick them off your list, all you do is shake your phone and the items you haven't picked up will move to the top.

Have Your Reward Cards on Hand

Rather than carrying a bulky key ring full of reward cards, download the free Key Ring [9] app to your phone to have all of your reward cards with you all the time.

Compile Ingredient Lists With a Click of the Button

Instead of copying all the ingredients you need from a recipe online, GroceryTrip [10] ($3) will actually scan the recipe for you and compile it into a list you bring with you to the store. This makes it easier for you to try new recipes and cook at home more often, which translates to big savings because you're not eating out as much.


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