The Siberian American: Best Grocery Apps

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Best Grocery Apps

I can be a bit frugal. The word “cheapskate” has slipped out of my husband’s mouth a time or two. I am all about saving money, especially since we are currently a single-income household. Even so, I don’t like time-consuming ways to save money. That’s why I love grocery apps. With these apps, all I have to do is take a photo of my receipt, and I get cash or rewards back.

Checkout 51:
I like this grocery app because it gives me cash back on groceries without having to buy a certain brand. This app has a list of items that you can receive cash back on that changes weekly. The downside is that the list is small, and I usually only buy one or two items from the list a week. I like to use it because bananas are always on the list.

Receipt Hog: 
With Receipt Hog, you can upload any grocery receipt to receive rewards, which you can spend on cash or Amazon gift cards. Receipt Hog is quick and easy to use, and I like that you don’t have purchase specific items to use it. The only negative of this app is it takes a long time to have enough points for a reward.

Ibotta is great because you can get cash for purchasing items at many different stores, including clothing and electronics stores. It has a large amount of items available for cash back, and you can get bonuses for working as a team with your friends. The downside to this one is you have to do an action before getting your cash (such as “learn a fact” or “get a recipe”), so it takes longer.

Do you use grocery apps? Do you have a favorite?


  1. Thank you for sharing these! I will definitely be using them!

  2. haven't heard of any of these! i don't really use any apps like this. but i'm all for saving money so i'm definitely checking them out!

  3. Maybe I'm way out of the loop or something, but I haven't heard of any of these! Thanks for sharing! I'm with you 100% on saving money but not spending 178654 hours to do it.

  4. I've literally never heard of any of these - thank you!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  5. Wow, I had no idea these types of apps existed. I am going to have to look into it and see if there is anything like those for Canadians. Thanks for tip!

  6. So cool! I've never head of this before. These will be super helpful!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  7. I've used ibotta before and I love it! I haven't used the other 2 so I will definitely check them out! :)


  8. I just heard about Ibotta! going to check the rest of these out!

  9. Sounds pretty cool; I didn't even know about this. I only use Our Groceries, so that my husband and I can sync our list between the two of us, which is pretty convenient.


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