Grocery apps to save money

Due to inflation, grocery price increased significantly. Researchers in Dalhousie University’s Agri-Food Analytics Lab predicted another 5% to 7% increase this year resulting in more than $1000 grocery cost increase for average Canadian families.  

Some apps aim to sell discounted grocery to consumers while reducing food waste. Here are some examples.

Per Second Harvest, an NGO, 58% Of all food in Canada annually is lost or wasted. 32% of this food could be redirected to support Canadians. 58 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions created annually.

It seems like a no brainer to get those imperfect grocery items to consumers who want them. It is a win, win, win situation. Good for environment, consumers, and business.

I signed up for the app Flashfood right away. After I browsed through several groceries stores near me, I only found 1 or 2 grocery items in each store.  That’s quite disappointing. Hope more items will be available soon.

Most of other apps involves coupons such as Flipp and They just turned the paper coupons digital. Hope that is easier for shoppers. That requires more patience.

Another way to save is to have a good cashback credit card on grocery purchase without annual fee. I am using Tangerine Mastercard that allows to pick and switch 2 categories of purchase for 2% cash back. I chose grocery as one category.

I am still watching out for a better app. Stay tuned.

Published by Worthfy

Financial literacy and counselling

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