The 6 Best Grocery Store Price Comparison Apps of 2020

Try these shopping apps to save a little green

Choosing the best grocery price comparison app depends largely on how, when, and where you shop. Some grocery shopping apps have other time or money-saving features as well, such as digital coupons and digital lists. Learning the features and tools available on supermarket price comparison apps will enable you to find the perfect one for you and your family.

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Best Lookup Feature: Basket

Basket App
What We Like
  • Sign up is easy.

  • The app automatically shows stores in your area.

  • The built-in bar code scanner makes price lookup super simple.

  • Samsung Pay and PayPal features will be available soon.

What We Don't Like
  • It doesn't always offer brand- or size-specific comparisons.

  • Checking off or deleting list items is not intuitive. 

With multiple ways to find the products you are looking for, this app can save loads of time. You have the option of connecting with your Facebook or Google Account when you sign up for the service, and the you can set preferences in the app for your favorite stores, or specific notifications.

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Best for Sharing Lists: Flipp

Flipp Grocery Comparison App
What We Like
  • Search for items and find sale prices or best deals.

  • Browse sales ads from all sorts of stores near you.

  • App stores previous lists for faster list making.

What We Don't Like
  • Only enables you to compare prices for items in sales.

  • If you are a fan of digital coupons and rebates, you may want to know that they are doing away with these features, as well.

Get help with shopping from your spouse, child or roommate when you both use this app. In addition to being able to search for items, you can also create custom lists or combine your lists with someone else.

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Best for Bonus Features: Grocery King

Grocery King App
What We Like
  • Compares grocery store pices.

  • List features include sorting and syncing lists with others.

  • Scan bar codes, receipts, store loyalty cards, coupons and gift cards to store on the app.

What We Don't Like
  • You can only compare prices of items in sales ads or average prices.

  • Not especially intuitive to use for finding sales and prices. 

  • Only available for iOS.

Compare grocery prices and keep other info at the ready with his handy shopping app. You can check to see if a store is currently open, sort shopping lists by distance to save time and get alerts when you are near a store where you want to shop. You can also attach photos to your lists so you always know you're getting the right items.

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Best Map Feature: Grocery Pal

Grocery Pal App
What We Like
  • Compare prices by zip code or using an interactive map.

  • Easily create lists and organize by store, category, and even aisle.

  • Create multiple shopping lists.

What We Don't Like
  • Doesn't work consistently.

  • Can only compare prices for sale items.

  • Ads for some areas or stores may not be available.

This app enables you to find great prices wherever you go. You can compare prices and create lists. Unfortunately, sometimes the app can be a little glitchy.

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Best for Delivery: Instacart

Instacart
What We Like
  • Extensive list of stores, depending on your location.

  • Product photos help ensure you are comparing the correct items.

What We Don't Like
  • Not available for all grocery stores or in all areas, especially smaller local stores and rural areas. 

  • Grocery items may be higher on the app than they would be in the store.

Technically, this is not a grocery price comparison app but rather a grocery delivery app. However, if grocery stores in your area offer Instacart shopping, you can easily use it to find out current prices on specific items at different stores.

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Honarable Mention: My Grocery Deals

My Grocery Deals
What We Like
  • Find the best prices by address, city, or zip code.

  • Can find coupons for your area.

What We Don't Like
  • Can only compare prices of sale items in ads.

  • Not an app.

Although My Grocery Deals is a website and not an app, you can definitely use it on the go to check prices on groceries. There are some additional features on the site, too, like coupons and a Deal Gallery that can be sorted by category, top lists, stores, and location.

Don't Discount Store-Specific Apps

Check to see if your favorite local grocery stores have their own apps. Not only can they help you compare prices, but they typically offer extras such as digital coupons and freebies.