With grocery prices on the rise, apps can help you save

Some grocery prices are on the rise, so you’ll want to save money where you can – and it doesn’t have to be difficult.

“All these apps are just so easy that it doesn’t take any time and it’s just, I don’t know, I just kind of just think it’s fun,” said Kate Pompei.

She said while she’s always been frugal, it’s more important now than ever.

For so many reasons, one being my husband just lost his job because of COVID-19,” she said. “There is no income.”

To save at the grocery store, Pompei uses money-saving apps like “Receipt Hog” and “Fetch.”

After a trip to the store, she takes a picture of her receipt and submits it through the app.

It’s the kind of thing where you can take five minutes at the end of the night while you’re binge-watching something,” she said.

Pompei estimates she’s gotten back more than $75 using apps.

“We always recommend apps like coupons. There’s another app called FLIPP; they both make it easy to search across different stores at once,” said Kimberly Palmer with NerdWallet.

She said to combine the manufacturer coupons with store coupons. “If you shop at a store that has its own app, that’s usually the easiest place to see discounts.”

Store apps will also detail store sales so you can plan meals around them.

“Let’s say they have a really good price on sirloin or whatever. Okay, well let’s do burgers this week,” Palmer explained.

You can also take a look at your credit cards and see which has the highest percentage back on groceries.

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