A big part of living the Proverbs 31 life is managing your home and a big component of managing your home is food shopping. I’m always looking for ways to make grocery shopping easier by saving time, money and headaches. I’ve compiled a list of the 17 best grocery apps to help you do just that.
The grocery apps below include apps for saving money (digital coupons, checking circular sales and more). There are also grocery apps for meal planning and grocery shopping. The key below will tell you, at a glance, what the purpose of each of the grocery apps is.
The bold text in each grocery app description quickly points out the best features of the app.
You can learn more about any of the below grocery apps by clicking on the name of the app. You can download it by clicking on either iOS or Android, depending on the type of phone you have. All of the grocery apps listed below are free – what’s better than free?
($) – Money saving, circular deals, coupons
(L) – Shopping list features
(R) – Recipe catalog for meal planning
Grocery Apps to Save You Time, Money & Headaches
Free, available for iOS and Android
By using Favado’s coupon app, users can find the lowest prices at their local grocery stores and save up to 70% on their total bill. With over 65,000 participating major grocery and retail stores listed nationwide, including CVS, Target, Publix, and Walmart, this coupon-skimming app will do the research for you to find the best deals in your area.
Grocery Pal ($) (L)
The perfect tool for buying groceries on a budget, this app combs through your existing grocery list to find items on sale at local supermarkets and discount stores. Say goodbye to coupon clipping! GroceryPal is good for shoppers who like lists, finding the best prices and using e-coupons.
GroceryPal is a free app that will help you build and organize multiple shopping lists, compare prices at local stores, access weekly in-store specials and promotions from your local grocery stores and find digital and printable coupons to apply to your purchases through your store club card.
It is an easy app to use and would be useful to anyone who likes to keep shopping lists, coupons, and store deals all in one place.
The app also has a sharing option which allows more than one person access to the list. This is a helpful option for families, caretakers, and roommates and group vacations.
Free, available for iOS and Android
Ibotta is the app you’ll want to have on-hand before you step into the grocery store, as it’s designed to get you cash back on the items you purchase wherever you go. The app works with leading brands and retailers to help users take advantage of easy savings without having to worry about carrying around clipped coupons or remembering promo codes. Simply browse rebates on the app before you go shopping, find and add relevant cash back rebates, and shop away! The user-friendly technology makes redeeming rebates quicker and easier than ever before.
Flipp lets users browse, filter, and find the best deals on weekly grocery essentials by matching local circular deals with coupons from your favorite brands. Reviewers describe Flipp as a paperless coupon master source that makes saving money on groceries easier than ever before.
Grocery iQ allows users to create and sync shopping lists from an extensive product database using texts, product barcodes, and even voice search. A wallet-friendly bonus feature: While you build your list, this clever little app will comb through your items and notify you of any related coupons or discounts.
Free, available for iOS and Adroid
Cellfire is best for shoppers looking for instant savings without all the work of clipping coupons.
Cellfire is an electronic coupon service that has partnered with select grocery stores. The service will allow you to load eCoupons from your computer onto your grocery store customer loyalty card. The coupons are automatically deducted during checkout after you swipe your loyalty card and when you purchase the qualifying items.
No paper coupons are exchanged. It is all done digitally and the service is free.
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ChefTap (L) (R)
Although this is technically a recipe app, ChefTap has an impressively intuitive built-in grocery list organization tool to make your favorite saved recipes come to life. ChefTap automatically clips recipes from any site and saves them into the app’s permanent archive without any cutting and pasting, highlighting text, or hidden third-party supporting sites involved.
ChefTap then helps users create grocery lists based on the specific ingredients used in their favorite archived recipes. The app combines like items on the list, figures out what section of the grocery store each item on the list is located, and sorts the whole list by aisle to save you time and energy in the grocery store. When it’s time to cook, ChefTap displays recipes in a kitchen-tested, easy-to-read format, and it even lets the user adjust the yield for any clipped recipe. We think ChefTap will be your new best friend for busy weeknight meal prep.
Mealime (L) (R)
This all-in-one app helps create healthy and personalized weekly meal plans, find recipes based on that meal plan, and organize grocery lists around those recipes. Mealime even includes a built-in tool that shows users the nutritional information of each recipe right down to calories, macros, and micros. With the most personalization options of any minimal-waste meal planner out there, you can cook exactly how you want to eat, from Paleo to vegan to gluten-free.
One of our favorite features of the app is its clever built-in grocery list function, which creates and optimizes user-friendly grocery lists based on your personalized meal plan. When you build a new meal plan, a grocery list of all the ingredients you’ll need for the week is automatically generated. Simply grab your phone, head to the grocery store, and get all your week’s shopping done in way less time. Mealime’s step-by-step grocery list is also optimized with standard grocery store layouts in mind to save you valuable time and energy.
Plan, manage, and share your grocery shopping list with ease using Bring! Whether you’re planning an office party with colleagues or making a list for supermarket supplies with family members for a big get-together or vacation, this clever grocery list app allows users to create, sync, and share shopping lists with everyone involved in planning.
Out of Milk (L)
Out of Milk allows you to take your grocery list wherever you go — no pen or paper required. In addition to allowing users to create a fun, interactive shopping list, you can also create customized to-do lists and even keep an updated home pantry inventory for reference.
With its cute animated touches and easy-to-use interface, Avocadolist will make running errands fun while simultaneously boosting your efficiency as a shopper. Reviewers love the automatic-sort feature, which organizes grocery lists into categories to save time, as well as the built-in calorie calculator for tallying food items.
Named a “must-have app” for a better life by The TODAY Show, Cozi Family Organizer enables users to keep their family’s busy schedules organized, synced, and up-to-date. With a shared family calendar and a to-do list feature for tasks like grocery shopping, household chores, and more, Cozi is an essential all-encompassing organizational app for modern families on-the-go.
BigOven (L) (R)
BigOven simplifies home cooking for busy families and individuals on the fly. In addition to being a super easy-to-use grocery list organizer, BigOven also comes loaded with over 350,000 recipes and helpful tips for meal planning.
Free Shopping List Ease allows users to create two very important (yet totally different) types of lists. Not only does the app allow you to create a list of what items you need to purchase at the grocery store, but it also lets you keep a running tab of the groceries you currently have in your cabinets to avoid the dreaded double purchase. To keep an organized inventory in the midst of a busy lifestyle, Free Shopping List Ease is great for peace of mind.
Clean, simple, and incredibly easy to use, Our Groceries is a favorite for families on the go. Ideal for collaborating on shopping lists for any meal or occasion, users can sync up multiple lists to seamlessly check off or add items while shopping in real time.
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On your next shopping trip, make sure you take along your new best friend Wunderlist. This multifaceted list manager will help you organize your to-do lists and then easily share them with family and friends. Plus, Wunderlist instantly syncs between your devices, so your next meal inspiration is always at your fingertips.
Free, available for iOS
This ultra sleek, easy-to-use list manager is ideal for grocery shopping due to its smart auto-sort and share features. AnyList allows users to customize and tailor shopping categories, making this a versatile organizational tool. There’s also a handy recipe feature that allows users to save recipes to the app, organize those ingredients into categories, and then import those ingredients to any existing grocery list. Meal planning all in one place!
Which is your favorite of the above grocery apps? Do you have any amazing grocery apps to add to this list?
Another great way to save money on your shopping list is to make your own homemade cleaners. Find my best all natural cleaning recipes here.
I continue to study what the Bible says about money and read reputable books and blog posts about Christian finance. I really love some of the materials in Master Your Money Bundle from Ultimate Bundles.
My favorites are Biblical Money Management and Managing Money God’s Way. The latter is a thirty one day devotional. Each day, focusing on a different insights, questions and discoveries on biblical money management. My husband and I are working our way through this together and love the biblical foundations for each concept.
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The Biblical Money Management: What to do with a Rolls Royce Lifestyle, When You Live on a Honda Paycheck. There are tons of resources on managing money, teaching your kids about money, budgeting and what the Old and New Testaments say about money.
Both are solid for instructing on Christian finance.
Of course, many Christians are aware of the teachings of Dave Ramsey in regarding to Christian finance, particularly Financial Peace University. I have personally used his methods for paying down debt and am an advocate for most of his books.
Living on One Income
When speaking to groups about finance for Christians, I often hear women share that they wish they could stay home with their children. To be honest, that situation becomes more difficult in our society, but it is possible. In the Master Your Money Bundle, there’s a fantastic resource titled “How to Live on One Income”. While my children are grown, I loved this ebook. The author, Apryl Griffith, shares practical advice from her experience living on one income for ten years. Much of it is great advice for any Christian marriage concerned about finance.
Because of Him,