I’m always looking for ways to simplify my grocery shopping experience. I’ve downloaded a number of different apps and tried just about every method under the sun for finding and organizing coupons. When you’re on a budget and when you’re working with a meal plan, as I am, grocery shopping begins before you even leave the home–there’s a lot of preparation involved!
About a month ago, I was contacted by Grocery Server and asked to try using their website for some of my recipes. I will admit, I was skeptical at first–I have had a few websites contact me with similar requests, and I always ended up turning them down because I felt that what they were offering wasn’t something I’d use or that I’d care to share with my readers. The idea behind Grocery Server is that it allows you to generate a grocery list complete with local deals and coupons already built in–it essentially shaves off all that time spent looking through your local sales papers and doing coupon matching. List items can be entered in any order and Grocery Server will sort them according to supermarket aisle.
Enter the items on your list…
…view organized list, deals, and coupons!
For bloggers who write recipe posts, there’s another benefit–you can make customized links with your recipe ingredients. Your readers can click on the links and see if any of the ingredients are on sale locally or if there are coupons for them available. And, if they do decide to make the recipe, they can either print the list and bring it with them or look at the mobile version on their phone while in store. You may have noticed a few of my latest recipes have linked to Grocery Server. I like that it can be done inconspicuously–in case you haven’t noticed, I’m not really big on having ads on my blog!
Since Grocery Server is still in its beta stage, there are a few hiccups. Not all of my local grocery stores are represented on the website and I sometimes have issues with some of the more uncommon ingredients I use in my recipes. Still, I do find this website really useful and I especially like the mobile version. I have an iPhone and the other grocery list app I have is a bit of a pain to use–Grocery Server is much more user-friendly.
You can generate your own grocery list and find local deals on groceryserver.com.
To help get the word out about their website, Grocery Server has offered to give one Type A Housewife reader a $25 gift card to the grocery store of his or her choice. Awesome, right? Follow the instructions below for your chance to win.
Enter a separate comment for each method of entry. Do the mandatory entry first–if your email address isn’t in your Blogger profile, include it in this comment. Please know that I will delete comments that don’t answer the mandatory entry question, so comments like “this is great,” “enter me,” etc. will be deleted.
Mandatory Entry: Visit the Grocery Server website and find a coupon for your favorite healthy snack. Tell me the item name and the dollar amount of the coupon. (Enter “coupons” in the My List box, click on “Find Local Savings,” and click on “Show More” in the Printable Coupon section.)
- “Like” Grocery Server on Facebook. +1
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- Subscribe to my blog via reader or email (see sidebar). You can do both of these, but you only get one entry. +1
- Tweet about this giveaway ONCE (not daily, not hourly) +1: RT @ohkeeka #Win a $25 grocery store gift card on The Type A Housewife http://bit.ly/fbNflr #giveaway
Things You Should Know:
- One winner will receive a $25 grocery store gift card.
- Entry open to anyone 18 years of age and over.
- Open to those in the US only.
- Giveaway ends on Monday, May 2 at 9pm CST.
- Winner will be chosen via random.org
- Because I know emails can get lost in the ether, I will email the winner twice. If I don’t hear from you within 24 hours of the first email, I’ll try again. If, after 48 hours, I still haven’t heard from you, another winner will be chosen.
- Winner will be announced in a separate post on my blog.
- I will check to make sure the winner did not cheat by entering under multiple accounts/email addresses. So really, don’t even try it. Cheating is not a good look.
- Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation from Grocery Server in order to write this post–I really just like their website. I only review products and services on my blog that I truly love and recommend to my readers.
Thank you to Grocery Server for sponsoring this giveaway!