Looking for the best deals in a flyer? There is an application for that

As the price of groceries skyrockets, many are looking for the best deal, and there are smartphone apps that can search store flyers to find the lowest price.

ReeBee allows users to simultaneously browse digital flyers from over 100 Canadian stores. If you like the offer, click on the image and save it to a personalized shopping list.

“I just did it this morning to see what Food Basic had,” says Michelle Herley-Tremblay, who was able to find some savings. “I had Kleenex, Coke Zero and my oat milk. I like oat milk and it’s a good price this week, it was $2.99 ​​for a 1.75L container. ”

More than half the price at some other stores.

The cost of consumables is skyrocketing and the 12th edition of the Canadian Food Prices Report projects that an average Canadian family of four will pay $966 more for food in 2022, for a total annual grocery bill of $14,767.

“Everything is expensive, so you have to save where you can, so I’m definitely on the Flipp-board,” says Ciarra White, adding that the app, which also crawls flyers, can cut her bill by 10%. weekly grocery store. of $200.

“Just open the app, it has a little search bar, type in what you are looking for and it will show you all the best prices in all the stores. It saves me a lot of time because you just click on what you want and it saves to your clipboard, then shows you cashiers when you checkout.”

Many stores participate in price comparison and having all the deals and coupons in one place makes things much easier. It’s not just the grocery store.

“You can actually match prices for drugs, household items, everything,” White says, adding that she’ll scan an average of 15 flyers from different stores a week.

Flipp is the most widely used e-flyer aggregation app in Canada. According to the company’s CEO, Michael Silverman, the average shopper saves around $45 per week using the platform.

“Research on eggs, milk, butter has exploded,” says Silverman. “Inflation is a part of it, then with the increase in grocery delivery and inflated prices on those channels was a main resource…our shoppers are looking almost desperate to save money on the items they have to buy regularly.”

The apps are free and work on iOS and Android smartphones. Users can search for specific stores and receive notifications on selected items.

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