I was just sent a link (from the founder) to this site called Flyer Side which allows you to compare the prices of products at grocery stores near you – before you even go shopping. All the sales in the weekly flyers are listed on the site by zip code, and are rated on a five-star scale by unit price. For instance, a bag of shrimp is compared with other shrimp sales to see how good it is per pound. The result is our rating: 5 stars is excellent, 2.5 is average, and 0 means wait for a better deal. Pretty cool, indeed. I checked out my zip code here in Denver, and while I do 99% of my shopping at Whole Foods, the site did have listings for the “regular” grocers like King Soopers and Safeway. They also suggest recipes which combine cheap sales from your grocery stores, which can be helpful to those of you on a strict food budget.
Since they are just getting started with the site, not every zip or store is there yet, and that’s why they want to hear from you. If your favorite store isn’t included, just let them know so they can work on getting it in the system. Pretty clever idea, and one that I think many people could find use for.