Admit it. Either you or someone you know has tried to “extreme coupon” their way to mega-savings at the grocery store. But creating a system to get the best savings can take a lot of time. Here are five apps to help you save money grocery shopping without a huge time commitment.
Grocery Pal App- Free
This app lets you sort through store circulars to see what is one sale and when. You can create lists to compare the sales to your coupons, and you can create an account that is accessible to all members of your family as well as friends. Share the savings!
Apples2Oranges App– Free
If you have ever brought a calculator to the store with you to compare unit costs of items, this app is for you. No more dividing the price of an item by how much you get in the package. Apples2Oranges compares price per unit for you. It will also compare calories per serving if you want to save money than money! Some of these apps work in real time, as you are shopping, but most grocery stores are equipped with WiFi to provide you with mobile internet while you shop.
ZipList App– Free
ZipList will take your shopping list, which you enter yourself or link to online recipes, and compare it to what is on sale at various stores as well as current coupons. This app helps you create a powerful shopping list and can also help you double up store specials with coupons.
Out Of Milk App- $1.99
Everyone knows you shouldn’t go shopping when you are hungry, but what about shopping when you are forgetful? Out Of Milk is an app that keeps track of what you already have at home, so that you don’t buy things you already have. No more over spending! Works on iphone, android, and pc.
Grocery IQ App– Free
This is another grocery list app, but it’s not average in any way. First, your shopping list can be synced among many users, so it doesn’t matter who is going to go shopping. Second, it is brought to you buy the people at Coupons.com, so your list can be compared to currently offered coupons. Mobile internet is required.
I hope you enjoy saving money with these grocery shopping apps. What is your favorite and what do you like about it?
Guest post by Dixie Somers who is a freelance writer who writes for such companies as bell.ca