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best app/website to compare prices at grocery stores around me?

bhome83 253 14 September 27, 2011 at 07:45 PM
So I have tried several different websites and apps to compare grocery store item costs (everything from vegetables to meat, etc). Are there any sites or apps that can do a comparison for me so I can get the best deal? It seems like a lot of them cherry pick certain sale items (I don't eat a lot of packaged/prepared food so these don't apply to me).

plus many of them don't include local regional stores (natural food stores, trader joes, wholefoods, etc)

any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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So I have tried several different websites and apps to compare grocery store item costs (everything from vegetables to meat, etc). Are there any sites or apps that can do a comparison for me so I can get the best deal? It seems like a lot of them cherry pick certain sale items (I don't eat a lot of packaged/prepared food so these don't apply to me).

plus many of them don't include local regional stores (natural food stores, trader joes, wholefoods, etc)

any help is appreciated. Thanks!
Did you find a site that gives you a good grocery price comparison for stores in your area?
I'm also looking for one.
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do you guys have peapod? that's the closest thing your going to find.
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I use http://www.mygrocerydeals.com but it only shows sale items and you really have to back check the individual store sale ads.
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do you guys have peapod? that's the closest thing your going to find.

looking for price comparison site, not so much home delivery.
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When they have sales on stuff you'd be surprised how much cheaper it is online. I usually only buy stuff that is on sale.

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looking for price comparison site, not so much home delivery.
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So I have tried several different websites and apps to compare grocery store item costs (everything from vegetables to meat, etc). Are there any sites or apps that can do a comparison for me so I can get the best deal? It seems like a lot of them cherry pick certain sale items (I don't eat a lot of packaged/prepared food so these don't apply to me).

plus many of them don't include local regional stores (natural food stores, trader joes, wholefoods, etc)

any help is appreciated. Thanks!
Check out priceMATCHERZ.COM they have a list of local grocery deals that you can take advantage of or take the list to wal-mart to price match.

Check out PriceMATCHERZ.com - Local List of the Best Deals on Groceries. You can go to the store that has what you want on sale or take it to Walmart and they will match all the deals on that list. Hope this helps!
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Last edited by PriceMatcherz October 23, 2012 at 07:59 PM
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I've been trying to create such a website, unsuccessfully, for several years. The challenge, as you might expect, is getting the price information. I've approached several major grocers and they've all told me that they either cannot or will not provide price information to me electronically.

I've considered a SD like approach, where individuals post grocery deals for others to view, comment on and rate. I don't think this would work for groceries though, for a few reasons. Because grocery prices vary across regions, lots of individuals would have to post deals for a given region to make it worthwhile. Many things we see posted on SD are the same price regardless of where you live. If this idea were put into place, people would post deals, not necessarily regular priced items, so comparisons would be very difficult. And, while the cumulative value of the deal is probably worthwhile, deals on individual grocery items are not nearly as alluring as deals on items that sell at higher price points. So, some people would be less motivated to post a deal that provides .25 off of a loaf of bread.

I still have hopes that I can create such a website. Feel free to see what I've done so far, which is based solely on weekly sales circulars for a limited number of grocers. Please also feel free to email me with requests and/or suggestions at the email address on the website.

www.groceryads.com
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sehfoo: get a kickstarter going. Build an app that shows you where your favorite products are cheapest near you, and where you can get most of your items at the lowest price for an entire built cart of groceries.

That would be game changing, imho. It tells you where to shop each week (and stores could compete based on entire carts), but could also alert me when my favorite soda is one sale at a specific store. Winner!!
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sehfoo: get a kickstarter going. Build an app that shows you where your favorite products are cheapest near you, and where you can get most of your items at the lowest price for an entire built cart of groceries.

That would be game changing, imho. It tells you where to shop each week (and stores could compete based on entire carts), but could also alert me when my favorite soda is one sale at a specific store. Winner!!
Boy, I need to do a thorough Google Search before posting suggestions.

For those interested: I found two apps that look VERY PROMISING to accomplish the above:

1. ZipList - http://get.ziplist.com/how-it-wor...every-day/

2. Grocery Pal - http://www.twicular.com/

Has anyone used either of these?

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