Strategize and use technology to save on your weekly food bill

June 21, 2017 0 By Smartshopperdaphne

When shopping at the grocery store strategize in order to save the most.

Find out what the true cost is of something you are buying. Look at the cost per unit. Don’t just look at the price look at how much you are getting and cost of it per unit. That could mean per ounce, per items and so forth. Often grocery stores will have the cost per unit listed on the price in small writing.

Two apps that can help you save time and money shopping at the grocery store.


Take the grocery weekly ads with you but on your smartphone. The app is called Flipp. It’s free and works on Androids and iPhones.  

The app simply digitizes the paper ad. All you have to do is swipe and zoom to view the parts of the ad you’re most interested in —

This is why I think this app is even better than paper ads because you can circle the items you want and when you get to the store just pull up your clippings and all of the items you selected will be listed right there.

In addition to that, the app will help you find a deal. Recently I was at a grocery store and was going to buy a case of water but I decided to see which store had the best price. I pulled up the app and found that another store sold that case of water for a lot less. Flipp is a great tool to have to help when you are shopping. Plus it is not only just for grocery stores ads it has other major retailers ads too.


Looking to find extra savings at the grocery store? Now there is an app for that. It’s called Favado. The app sifts through grocery store ads and alerts you when certain items are on sale.

It’s a free download available on Androidsand iPhones. Users don’t have to create an account.

 CardStar and Keyring

Finding those loyalty cards to stores can be a hassle so let an app manage them for you. Try apps like Cardstar and Keyring. Both apps are free to use. Basically, they store your loyalty cards for you. Making sure you do not miss those savings.

Of course, check your weekly ads but also check for additional savings by searching for manufacture coupons. A great place to start is