Ed of MyGroceryDeals.com recently got in touch to let me (and you) know about his new money-and-time-saving service. From Ed’s note to me:
Mygrocerydeals.com is a free service that allows consumers to go online, do their grocery "pre-shopping" based on advertised grocery flyer specials, look at nutritional information, create their shopping list and then head out to their selected store(s) with list in hand. Our goal is to create an engine that eliminates the need for consumers to wade through the grocery flyers and circulars delivered to their doors via the weekly newspapers. We have recently mapped 50,900 zip codes into our database and then lined up the grocery markets and local stores along 4,400 county lines to make a match. So members really do see the deals in stores in their neighborhood only.
I admit I avoid spending time with grocery circulars and pay the high grocery prices to show for it. I grew up with a mom who would drive across town for a lower per-pound price on lettuce, and I just can’t see the utility of that given gas prices and the valuable nature of one’s time. Then again, it makes plain sense to stock up on pantry items when they’re on sale, and this looks like it could be a good way to do it.
What are your thoughts on/hacks for smart grocery shopping?