I first wrote about Flyerside.com in Feb. 2010 when it was getting off the ground. Flyerside lists grocery sales for almost 100 stores across the country. Now founder Joe Nelson tells me he made significant site improvements for 2011!
One of the coolest new features is the ability to get an email alert when an item in your saved grocery list has gone on sale. The number of sales listed per week have tripled, from about 300,000 to 1 million. A new layout makes searching easier and a video explains to newbies how the site works. The rating system remains the same. The more stars an item has, the better deal it is. Five stars means stock up, 2.5 stars means the price is average, and zero stars means buy later. Flyerside also has:
- Stores listed in nearly every major U.S. City.
- Dozens of new stores listed include grocery sales at A&P, Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets, Baker’s, C-Town Supermarkets, Cash Wise, City Market, Dillon’s, Food 4 Less, Food Basics, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food, Gerbes, Giant Eagle, Giant-Carlisle, H-E-B, Harris Teeter, Hilander, Hy-Vee, Ingles Markets, JayC Food, King Sooper’s, Kings Super Markets, Kroger, Lucky Stores, Martin’s, Owen’s Market, Pathmark, Pay Less Food Markets, Price Chopper AWG, Quality Food Centers, Ralph’s, Rite Aid, Smith’s Food and Drug, Super Fresh, Target, The Food Emporium, and Waldbaum’s.
- Stores to be added immediately include BI-LO, Dollar General, Jewel-Osco, Meijer, Raley’s, Save-A-Lot and Walgreens.
- 450,000 recipes to search – an increase from 16,000 – with the ability to match ingredients to local sales.
Flyerside does not, unfortunately, list grocery coupons, which I round up every week. If you do not clip coupons, Flyerside is a great way to check sales before leaving home.