You may remember many months back when I shared about a new Start-Up company called Anyleaf – they were in beta mode and came to you, TFF readers, looking for input and advice on their program. Well, after a lot of hard work on their end they have officially launched their free service to the general public – it’s a service that I think you’ll be very excited about.
What does Anyleaf do?
Basically Anyleafcompiles grocery store deals each week. As a user you can set up a profile within their site and you’ll receive a weekly email with the best deals on the products/stores you generally shop at. Now, these deals do not include coupons – so this service is more for those of you (or your friends and family) who need to save money but aren’t ready to take the plunge full force into couponing.
With that said, there is a valuable tool I want to mention for those of us that ARE couponing – it’s their price database. For close to a year now Anyleaf has beencompiling the deals at each store that they cover, what this means is when you select a specific product at a specific store you’ll quickly be able to see what the lowest price that product has ever sold for. This tells you if it’s a good deal or not. Just because it’s marked “SALE” in a store ad really truly means nothing. I’m asked on a regular basis to create a price book, and while I would love to and still have it on my to-do list – this is the next best thing (and even better) because it’s actual/factual prices that we have seen in our stores.
Here is an example, at Safeway this week Pork Loin in on sale for $1.67/lb based on their database I can tell this is a great price at only $0.30/lb over the lowest price it’s ever been.
So Anyleaf serves a two-fold purpose in my opinion, helping those who are on the saving fence and equipping those of us who have already lept over the fence by giving us raw and factual knowledge on prices. Since I’m just one person here on TFF I simply cannot bring you every single deal that there is out there each week, especially if there isn’t a coupon to match-up with it. So if you’ve just run out of Skippy Peanut Butter (which I hope you haven’t – we should all have several months worth in our stockpile!) You could easily see if it’s on sale at any of the stores you shop at and see where the lowest price is and if in fact it is a good price or not based on past sales.
In this example I searched for Orange Juice, without shuffling through all of my ads I can quickly see where OJ is on sale and what the best price is.
Now for the best part…
Anyleaf has offered two Frugal Find readers a $50 gift card to the store of their choice (CVS, Walgreens, Lucky, Target, Safeway, or Raley’s). In order to be entered to win a$50 gift card of your choice you must sign up for Anyleaf through this link – you’re signing up for a weekly email subscription to test out everything I’ve described above.
- This is an exclusive giveaway here on The Frugal Find, so it’s just you guys vying for this prize.
- It’s one entry per person.
- The giveaway will end on 2/25 at 9pm PST and the winner will be announced on Monday 2/28.
- In order to be entered, remember you must sign up for Anyleaf through this link, it’s the only way we have to know you’re not just signing up in general for their service – instead you’re saying The Frugal Find sent me and I want to be entered into the giveaway as well.
What do you think about this site? I’d love to hear your thoughts…