Each week our family shops the deals at two local grocery stores in our area getting the best deals at each. Being a tech fan I was pretty excited when I found out that one of them, Hy-Vee, had their own mobile app.
I’ve been using it for awhile now and have been pretty impressed with it. A checker the other day when I used it said, “Oh good. I’m glad you’ve got the app. I try and tell everyone about it.”
With the Hy-Vee mobile app on your phone you can sort through their weekly ad. The advantage of the app over the physical paper flyer is that you can filter the results. Don’t care about the deli? Exclude it from the results. Only want to see what the Fuel Saver perks are for the week? You can choose to see only those.
If you find a good deal as you’re scrolling through the specials you can add it to a list. Then when you get to the store you can pull out your phone, open they app, and check things off the list as you put them in your cart.
The list function works really well. My wife and I share a Hy-Vee account so the things she adds to a list on her phone show up on my phone as well. We still use the Our Groceries app for lists for other stores but the Hy-Vee list gets handled through their app now.
The app will even show you online coupons that you can digitally add to your account. When you scan your Perks Card or account barcode in the app at checkout the coupons get taken off your total.
Each week there is an exclusive deal that is revealed inside the app. Recently it was for 99 cent Oreos. This week it’s for 99 cent shredded cheese. All you have to do for the deal is have the checker scan your app at checkout.
Another benefit to the Hy-Vee app is prescription refills. You can use your camera to scan your prescription bottle so their pharmacists know what to refill. I’ve done it and it’s really pretty slick the way it works.
You can also use the app to keep track of your Fuel Saver perks to can make sure none expire before you can use them.
The Hy-Vee app is free and available on iTunes and in the Google Play Store. If you use it in conjunction with the Ibotta app and physical manufacturer’s coupons you can really score some great deals.