The must-have apps to help you save at the checkout

Groceries make up such a large chunk of the family budget, so it’s no wonder households are wanting to save at the checkout.

Savvy Shopaholic Jo Munro shared her top shopping apps with the Today Show, to help you slash your grocery bill.

TODAY: What are the benefits of using apps at the supermarket?

JO: Grocery apps give shoppers the ability to create “favourites” lists. You can also share and sync multiple lists with multiple people via the app itself, text or email. Most apps also allow you to sync in real time between web and the phone so you won’t ever forget the shopping list. You can also build by recipe, use budgeting tools and they often come with barcode scanners and voice recognition.

TODAY: What apps do the three big supermarkets offer?

Coles App

  •           Items sorted by aisle automatically
  •          Search over 100,000 Coles products and add to list
  •          View weekly specials
  •          Enter your flybuys card number to view even more specials available
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  •          View weekly Special Buys
  •          Create reminders to pick up certain items on certain days
  •          Use Store Locator to find your nearest ALDI’s opening hours

Woolworths App

  •          Items sorted by aisle
  •          Search thousands of Woolworths products and add to list
  •          View weekly specials
  •          View list of which fruits and veg are in season
  •          Check and compare local fuel prices at Caltex Woolworths
  •          Use store locator to find your nearest Woollies’ opening hours
  •          Add recipes direct to your shopping list

TODAY: What are some other apps to help us save?

JO: Trolley Saver is the ultimate shopping list app. It auto links to the supermarket specials in your area, allowing you to save money on groceries and time looking through catalogues. On average, families of three save over $72 per week using Trolley Saver. It allows shoppers to set alerts for specific brands or general items and never miss another special.

Frugl is another excellent shopping app. It allows you to create your weekly grocery list, compare products and find the lowest prices, not to mention discover the lowest price supermarkets and buy online or in store.

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