Putting the Flipp On My Grocery Shop ~ $ 100 VISA GC Giveaway

*Please note the following giveaway is open to Canada only.

It’s no secret that when it comes to grocery shopping and meal planning, I am not the most organized person in the world.  Between getting kids everywhere they need to be, keeping on top of work, the pets, our social calendar, just life?  It seems groceries often fall through the cracks.  Do you know what happens when you leave groceries and meal planning to the very last minute?  Not only do you feel all kinds of frazzled, but it ends up costing you a lot more money.  Well, unless you know all about the Flipp app!

Available for both iPhone and android here are some of the amazing features of Flipp.  It’s going to change the way you shop.  With Flipp you can:

  • Browse through hundreds of weekly local circulars
  • Search for a particular product, retailer, coupon or brand using the simple search feature
  • Create a shopping list to help you plan
  • Add loyalty cards to the app to keep all your cards in one place
  • Clip coupons with just the the tap of your finger and have them ready to use at checkout
  • Find even deeper discounts with coupon matchups

Last Friday night at 5pm as I sat waiting to head out and pick up one child from volleyball and to drive another to dance, I was feeling a mixture of overtired and overwhelmed.  We were expecting a houseful of kids for dinner, which I always welcome, but once again I was ill-prepared.  Gah.  How on earth was I going to pull off dinner for 12, plus snacks, drinks, dessert?  I mean, it could be done, take-out for teenagers was always an option.  But that costs a fortune.  Then in occurred to me that I had the best resource I needed right at my fingertips.  My iPhone ~ fully equipped with the Flipp app of course!  I quickly browsed though the flyers of stores I frequent, created a succinct shopping list, clipped a couple of coupons lickety split, and breathed a huge sigh of relief.  In no time at all I had found pizza on sale, cases of pop at a great price, garlic bread, brownies and ice cream, even potato chips.  Add a giant caesar salad and I was done!  Status of Super Mom intact.  (Okay not Super Mom, but not Mom who forgot to feed all the kids either so I will take it)

Here’s everything you need to know about this great app:

  • Flipp is a free shopping app that brings you all of your weekly circulars so you can easily plan your shopping, find the best deals and save more money each week.
  • Flipp has a shopping list that automatically finds local deals for the items on your list and makes it easy to  stay on track at the store.
  • Flipp can help you save $20 to $40 a week on your groceries and helps you get your shopping done fast.

What’s going to blow your mind:

  • Flipp has enhanced the in-app Shopping List with three new features–Photo List, Sync and Store Mode– to make weekly shopping easier and fun.
  • Photo List – Upload a photo of your  handwritten shopping list and it will appear digitally in the app. It is AMAZING!
  • Store Mode – Store mode sorts your shopping list by store aisle to help you find what you need and get in and out of the grocery store faster.  
  • Sync – Sync your Flipp shopping list with a friend or significant other and stay connected. Cross off items as you shop and your partner see your updates. 

How I will be using Flipp from now on:

 The Flipp app helps me to search for the deals I need.  Having a group of teens over for dinner?  I can quickly search for the best deals on garlic bread, pizza, pop and chips.  I can create my list and send it to my Hubby or teen daughter to pick up!  No running from store to store.  No feeling sick that I’m over paying. Instead I feel like a bit of a rockstar for saving money while I do a little party planning.  Also, my weekly shopping, which is usually a drag, is now more enjoyable.  Suddenly I feel challenged each week to see how much I can save on my grocery bill.  For me, the money saved each week on groceries can go directly into that travel fund.  Winning! 


My new fave in-app feature  the Store Mode because it helps me plan my in-store route, getting me in and out of the grocery store faster and keeping me on track.  I am the “best” spontaneous shopper.  Ohhh cookies.  Better grab those.  Oh look at the candles!  In the cart they go!  I spy popcorn I’ve never tried.  Clearly need to pick that up.  When I use the Store Mode I only go down the aisles I NEED to go down, this equals less “spontaneous” purchases and saves me even more money.  



Are you ready to start taking advantage of all the Flipp app has to offer?  Why wouldn’t you! The Flipp app is free and available for iOS HERE and Android HERE. Download your app today and see how much you can save!  I saved $21.00 this week on my grocery run! Isn’t it time you got @getFlipp ?

Now that you’re already saving money with every grocery shop I have even more exciting news.  A giveaway!

One lucky reader of How To Survive Life In The Suburbs will WIN a Flipp Tote, Calendar stuffed with savings tips AND a $100 Visa Gift Card!

To enter I hope you will download the Flipp App (links are above) and then tell me, what is the very first grocery item you searched for? Then use the Rafflecopter form provided to earn those extra entries.

Good luck.
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This giveaway is open to Canadians only, excluding Quebec, and to all those who have reached the age of majority in their Province. Closes March 27th, 2017

Disclosure:  I was pleased to partner with Flipp in order to facilitate this post.  As always, all opinions reflected on this blog are my own.


  1. shirley powell says:


  2. The first grocery item I shop for is potatoes! It’s the one vegetable that all the kids like…even sweet potatoes 🙂

  3. It was cat litter. Love the Flipp App!

  4. Florence Cochrane says:

    I love the Flip app. I search for roast and steaks first.

  5. Tara Betterley says:

    I always shop for Coke, Lay’s Chips and Canned Soup.

  6. Erinn Lishman says:

    Oh wow, the first item is a tough one! The one I search for most now has to be strawberries. It’s the one item I search for every week because my kids can’t get enough!

  7. Cheese was my first search!

  8. The first search item for me is apple juice!

  9. Emily Mitton says:

    Love the Flipp App so much!! Cheese was the first item I searched for!!

  10. Sherry moffitt says:

    The first item I searched for was cheese , we use and eat a lot of cheese.

  11. It was milk. I have 2 growing teenagers and myself who love it in our house but we drink different types so it gets expensive.

  12. raspberry

  13. Onions

  14. Irene Eichler says:

    cheese !

  15. Amanda Masters says:

    I’ve had the flipping app for at least a year now I can’t remember what I first searched for probably diapers though! I love this app it saves my sanity when shopping

  16. I looked for toothbrushes!

  17. I looked fir Clif bars !

  18. I first looked for cat food.

  19. Amy Heffernan says:


  20. Sandra Tang says:


  21. I looked for cheese.

  22. I think it was cheese

  23. The first item I searched for was orange juice.

  24. Sandy Trojansek says:

    I searched for orange juice!

  25. kristen visser says:

    The first thing I ever looked for on my Flipp app was cheese

  26. Grapes. The price varies so much in each shop

  27. Jeannie Lam says:

    I searched for cheese. WE always need cheese!

  28. Paper towels! We go through them so quickly so I’m always looking for a great deal.

  29. Catherine Robichaud says:

    I searched for chicken breasts as we eat a lot of chicken.

  30. I have been using Flipp for so long that I do not recall the first item I searched for, but I am always comparing the price of my fave coffee.

  31. Jenna McDonald says:

    The first grocery item I bought was a fan. I remember this because we bought our first home and wanted to replace a fan. It was great you can search different stores and it was so easy to use. Love this app it saves me so much money and time!

  32. ivy pluchinsky says:

    Chicken Wings I search for a lot!

  33. nicolthepickle says:

    I don’t remember, but I think it was cheddar cheese.

  34. I think it was Robin Hood Bread Flour

  35. box of frozen chicken!

  36. Yogurt.

  37. Yogurt was my first search

  38. Lisa McLain says:

    I always search laundry soap and toilet paper

  39. kelly tupick says:

    pickles was the first item.

  40. Fabric Softener

  41. I searched for baby wipes.

  42. I don’t have the Flipp app yet but I would search for ground beef.

  43. Lushka Smith says:


  44. Vicki Hill says:

    French’s ketchup

  45. The first item I searched for on Flipp was yogurt! I love this app, so helpful!

  46. kathy downey says:

    The first grocery item i searched for on FLIPP was cheese

  47. The first item I searched was toilet paper!

  48. Melinda Jana says:

    for me it was yogurt

  49. Christopher Mason says:

    brie cheese

  50. christine w says:


  51. I have not downloaded it yet but i would probably search for chicken first

  52. The first grocery item I looked for was extra virgin olive oil.

  53. Julie-Lynne McCann says:

    Peanut Butter…

  54. Nancy Loring says:

    The first item that i looked for was ice cream which is a staple in my house. For some strange reason in my family we all like different flavors and brands of ice cream.

  55. The first thing I looked for was cereal.

  56. I already have the Flipp app. I’m a fan. Got my hubby into it too. First thing we searched for was probably milk.

  57. lean ground beef was the first item i searched for.

  58. cheryl mclellan says:

    cat food

  59. I do not have flip yet but would search for almond milk.

  60. I searched for cereal 🙂

  61. Debbie White Beattie says:

    The first item I looked for was cauliflower because it’s really expensive right now

  62. I honestly don’t remember the first, but always look for fruits and vegetables.

  63. crystal porter says:

    I don’t remember the first, it has been a while.

  64. andy kukta says:


  65. Jessica Mcfarlin says:

    I searched for Bottle Water !

  66. Christine d says:

    I actually have Flipp already and use it everytime I shop, I’m very savvy at looking for a deal! Recently I got lemons and ginger ale were what I looked up two days ago.

  67. Jared Denison says:

    At the hospital where I volunteer, someone told me about the Flipp app. Now I use it all the time.

  68. I remember the first thing I searched for when I got FLIPP was Tim Hortons K cups because I was running low.

  69. Cheese was my first

  70. Christinemarie prudhomme says:

    I looked for cheese

  71. Toilet paper, becuase my household seems to go through it so fast! Silly thing to look up first, maybe!

  72. I searched for tomato soup.

  73. Asparagus was the first item I chose

  74. lyn cLayton says:

    it was dog food

  75. lori butler says:

    meat sales

  76. salexis alexis says:

    Coffee. LOL I can’t live without it!!!

  77. Lisa Bolduc says:

    I always search for deals on baby formula

  78. Sandy Critchley says:

    I really like flip, with everything being so expensive these days you have to stay on top of ways to save

  79. Julie Wood says:

    I have the Flipp App and love it. I searched for ground coffee and k-cups.

  80. Elizabeth R says:

    I use the flipp app and search for k cup coffee pods.

  81. I have been using Flipp for over a year and tell everyone about it. My favourite app of all time. I set up my shopping list and price matching at home but I love that I can also price match on the fly with it while already at the store. I love that they added store mode. Helps shopping go much easier and saves me from doing every aisle which usually results in me spending more.

  82. The first item I searched for was laundry detergent.

  83. Ameirah Taha says:

    Cereal!! & toilet paper!!

  84. Marilyn Legault says:

    orange juice was my first item

  85. Laundry detergent!

  86. Purex because I have a coupon and want to maximize my savings!

  87. I look for a lot of things like granola bars, yogurt etc. that I use for school lunches, snacks etc. I LOVE Flipp!

  88. I searched for our favourite yogurt.

  89. I searched for pasta.

  90. Ann Kieswetter says:

    First thing I searched for was orange juice!
    Love the Flipping app!

  91. Milk is my go to search on Flipp! Great App, makes my life so easy!

  92. Maritess S says:

    Th every first item I searched on Flipp was a bathroom vanity that I can get at a good price.

  93. DIAPERS – daughter had a baby girl and of course the need for diapers is great and the better the deal the more excited we are

  94. Christine Murray says:

    Meat. I have a house hold of men.

  95. The Flipp app is such a great app! The first item I searched for was asparagus. I love asparagus!

  96. I always look up meat first, usually chicken

  97. The first item I looked up was steaks, as currently beef is so expensive & I’m on the lookout for good deals!

  98. Jeanette Jackson says:

    Meat first then fruits

  99. I looked for cereals.

  100. Diapers!!!

  101. The first grocery item I searched on FLIPP was baby spinach.

  102. Purex toilet paper!

  103. body lotion

  104. The first item I searched for were peppers. They can really vary in price from store to store so Flipp helps me find the best place to purchase them.

  105. Dove bar of soap! They are so expensive. Always by on sales.

  106. Julie bolduc says:

    Watermelon was the first thibg i clicked on

  107. travelbuds says:

    I don’t have the app on my phone but I search flipp on my computer before heading out to the grocery store. Amoung the items, I searched for red peppers.

  108. Andrea Amy says:

    I don’t remember what the first item was as I’ve been using it for quite a while. Probably toilet paper or cat food.

  109. Alayne Langford says:

    Always the gall darned toilet paper!

  110. Mary Boudreau says:

    Chicken was y first search item

  111. always looking for Pom juice on sale.

  112. Jenny Major says:

    i look for cereal on sale

  113. First search was for dog food!

  114. toilet paper I am always stockup on because we always need it, so I always look to see where its on sale

  115. SweetPanda says:

    I searched for cereal since this is the product that we buy the most

  116. Laurajj says:

    I searched for Peanut butter first!!! Was so neat! I had never heard of it before. What a great app!

  117. Karla Sceviour says:

    I searched for milk

  118. Sherry K says:

    I searched for Royale.

  119. Birdie Skolfield says:

    Kosher Hot dogs

  120. tracy k says:

    orange juice

  121. Erika p says:

    Ivory soap!

  122. Wendy Pesce says:

    It may not be grocery, but I searched for Depends for my mom. So sad, but you need them and they are so expensive, I have to get them on a deal

  123. wendy Hutton says:

    sunlight laundry detergent, I always stock up if its on sale somewhere

  124. Natalie says:

    The first item I searched for was cereal!

  125. Live price matching with it

  126. Jenn Erin says:

    The first grocery item I searched for on the FLIPP app was spaghetti/pasta.

  127. Rhonda W G. says:

    Bread…It’s gotten so expensive hasn’t it?!

  128. Anu Chopra says:

    I searched for Goldfish crackers!

  129. Shredded cheese – we were having tacos for dinner and I didn’t have any – wanted to find the best price as I was running out the door to buy it lol

  130. Noelle Carroll says:

    I love using Flipp…. I searched for granola bars

  131. Holly O'Gorman says:


  132. Holly MacRitchie says:

    The first item I searched for is cheese!

  133. BobbiJo Pentney says:

    Cheese was the first item I searched for on Flipp

  134. Carolsue says:

    I searched for ice cream first!

  135. Angela September says:

    TOILET PAPER!!! i stock up like a fiend when it’s on sale and i refuse to pay $8.99 lol

  136. Sarah Hayes says:

    bananas were my first!

  137. Rye bread was first item i searched for with Flipp

  138. Gillian Morgan says:

    The first item I searched was Arm & Hammer kitty litter.

  139. Tracy Robertson says:

    I don’t have a smartphone, but I would search for the best deal on Starbucks Ground Coffee.

  140. I haven’t downloaded it yet but I will look first for some household cleaning supplies!

  141. Erica Seaman says:

    Slim Fast!!!! saves a lot of money when these are on sale.

  142. tanyab79 says:

    Gluten free bread and many other items.

  143. Juliee Fitze says:

    It was coconut oil, Best Buy was Walmart.

  144. Wanda Bee says:

    I searched for apple juice.

  145. Monique L.S. says:

    Toilet paper

  146. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    Chicken breasts!

  147. michelle matta says:

    nutrigrain bars. i used to eat them like they were going out of style.

  148. I searched for toilet paper.

  149. I looked for laundry soap !

  150. I searched for Tiger paper towels.

  151. aaron reck says:

    The first item I searched was peanut butter and couldn’t believe the deals.

  152. Peanut Butter

  153. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I searched for laundry detergent.

  154. Jenn Beckett @jennpup says:

    Schneiders because I had a bunch of $10 coupons and wanted to get the best deals!

  155. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I think it was either yogurt or cereal

  156. laura bernard says:

    Chips! I find all the deals using it!

  157. ashley meyer says:


  158. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    The first search item for me is fresh chicken

  159. melissa m says:

    It was probably cat food lol

  160. Charmin!

  161. I looked for cheese.

  162. Steve Weber says:

    I always search for 12 packs of Coca Cola.

  163. Janet M says:

    I was looking for paper towels I believe.

  164. Marilyn M says:

    Hamburger need some

  165. Tammy Shelton says:

    peanut butter

  166. Caroline says:

    I believe it was tomatoes.

  167. shane s says:

    i searched the shoppers drugmart flyer to see if any moisturizers were on sale

  168. The first item is diapers, for sure. I’m always looking for a good deal on those.

  169. Sunshine G says:

    My first search was diapers, of course!

  170. Wendy Jensen says:

    I believe it was flour, best for bread flour.

  171. Mary Cloud says:

    I search for paper towels or toilet paper

  172. Jen Rodrigues says:

    Paper Towels. I like stocking up and always looking for great deals.

  173. Strawberries

  174. Carey Hurst says:

    It was for Salsa , then cheese and sour cream , Nachos were on my mind like always .

  175. I checked chicken ! But I love Flipp! I use it all the time

  176. Heather Howard says:

    I think it was hamburger or pop. Lol. It’s been awhile!

  177. My first search on Flipp was for milk

  178. Strawberries

  179. I looked for Yogurt!

  180. Toilet paper was my first item

  181. I searched for chocolate milk

  182. I search for diapers.

  183. the first item i ever searched on Flipp when i first got it was Pepsi! love sales!

  184. I searched for cream.

  185. Jennifer L. says:

    I searched for cat food.

  186. My first search was for coffee creamer.

  187. Milk

  188. Amanda Fontaine says:

    oh gosh. That was ssooo long ago. I believe it was either Yogurt or Milk.

  189. Linda DeMunck says:

    I searched for honey nut cherrios for my hubby.

  190. Debbie F says:

    I searched for soups

  191. I searched for Kraft peanut butter and found out it’s on sale at Save On Foods for only $3.97 for a 1 kg jar! Score!

  192. I searched for Kicking Horse Coffee! I love it, but it can be pricey, love to find a sale if I can!

  193. Pat Drouillard says:


  194. The first thing I searched for was chicken breast

  195. I think it was toilet paper 🙂

  196. pepsi

  197. Rosa Cross says:

    Chicken wings

  198. Jenny Scheldberg says:

    Tea. I always need my teas.

  199. I searched for yogurt!

  200. I looked up babyfood

  201. Ellie Wright says:

    Dr Pepper. I always search for the store with the best sale on it.

  202. Stephanie Phelps says:

    The first grocery item I shop for is canned foods!

  203. milk thanks

  204. Karla R. says:

    I love to look for diapers and wipes deals.

  205. sara rai says:


  206. I first searched for chocolate milk and found it on sale at No Frills!

  207. Jennifer C says:

    I first searched for cheese. I love the app! Thanks for the chance. This would help buy groceries.

  208. Lindsay T says:

    I’ve been using Flipp for a long time but odds are it was Chapman’s ice cream, I love ice cream!

  209. Soup … Campbell’s soup on sale

  210. Klondike bars – the favourite cold treat in my household

  211. carol clark says:

    bananas id purshase

  212. Joanne J says:

    blueberries! always waiting for those little gems to come down in price.

  213. loucheryl says:

    Frozen Pizza!

  214. Maria McLachlan says:

    I searched for specials on cheese

  215. Lilly Kavanagh says:

    As a new mom the first thing I look for is sales on diapers and wipes.

  216. canned beans – the supply is low and they’re a must have item in the pantry — sure I could spend $1.89 but why not look for sale (99 cents!)

  217. I searched for yogurt!

  218. I searched for eggs and cheese with this awesome app.

  219. I searched for cheese

  220. Sarah Mayer says:

    I searched for yellow squash first.

  221. Brandon Sparks says:

    Slim Jims is the first thing I searched for.

  222. Yogourt was the first item I searched for on the Flipp app.

  223. Cereal!

  224. Caryn Coates says:


  225. Hate to say it..but..Diet Coke

  226. Probably Larabars or whichever vegetables were in my cart at the time. I use flipp in-store and add the coupons as I’m shopping or while I’m waiting in the check out line.

  227. Can’t even remember but I can’t live without this amazing app 🙂

  228. Cereal or meat are my biggest grocery expenses!

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