What is Favado?
So I love apps. I really do. My iphone is stuffed with them. I especially love apps that help me save money or award me cash back. One of my all time favorites is ibotta. Without fail, every month, I earn $30+ using ibotta. I cashout straight to my PayPal account and take my family out for pizza or to a movie. It's like “finding” money and oh, so easy. Of course, there are a lot of apps that can help you save, and you can read about more of them here.
So here comes Favado. This app claims to help you save money and comparison shop. So lets check it out!
The app available for Android and iphone. You can download it at iTunes or Google Play. It's absolutely free. I was a little bummed it didn't bring up the Aldi's closest to me – but I figure it will “learn” my location better as I use it. I hope any way. More on that later.
Favado helps you by gathering info on over 65,000 items from grocery stores, super markets and drugstores all over the United States. It does all the heavy lifting and calculating to tell you which store near you has the biggest savings or best deal. Amazing right?
You can create a list on items you love the most or use the most and let the app notify you when there are great deals and savings, so that you can stock up, or just cash in on savings.
Letting Favado Do Your Comparison Shopping for You
I found this super handy dandy and found I could almost save $1 on blueberries, which was the first item I tested. We love blueberries, but those little boogers can be a luxury item at times. I like to buy them on sale and freeze them.
You can compare up to 5 stores. I put in Ingles, Aldi, Walmart, CVS and Big Lots. I live in a tiny little town – and that pretty much covers everything. Instantly I see that blueberries are $2.98 a pint at Ingles and a $1.99 a pint at Aldi. Voilà…. I just saved almost a buck and I haven't even left my house yet.
So, I decided to pick an item that all 5 stores would probably have – that way I could compare all of them. My daughter takes almonds in her lunch almost every day – so lets try that.
Blue Diamond @ CVS
$2.50 for 6 ounces
Gold Emblem @ CVS
$5.00 for 8-10 ounces
Superior Nut Company @ Big Lots
$4.50 for 9 ounces
I was puzzled as to why it didn't bring up Ingles? I know they have them there, because that's where I usually buy them and it's the biggest super market chain in my area. It's also one of my comparison stores. And lets not forget, Walmart?! We all know Walmart has almonds. It's only going to bring up “sale” items. So keep that in mind.
But the best part of Favado to me is that you can click each icon on the stores you've chosen and see what's on sale in that particular store and create your shopping list. Not only that – the app tells you if there are printable coupons, cash back offers, magazine coupons or flyer coupons too! You can literally stack some of these and get something dirt cheap or free.
This video from Favado explains it way better than I could. It's about 6 minutes long and so worth the watch – because you will be amazed at how easy Favado is to use and be wow'd by the savings. I promise!
As you can see from watching the video – it's super easy to use and can really rack up savings and cash back for you. On a side note, if you're not aware of cash back apps – let me tell you, ibotta and Checkout51 are two little amazing apps as well. I probably use ibotta more — but love them both. It's literally money handed back to me for buying stuff!?!
Final Thoughts on Favado
Why did I wait so long?? I've been throwing away money by not using this app. A savings of 50% to 70% — it makes me so happy!
My family's grocery budget is at an all time penny pincher status right now (and even if it weren't – why wouldn't I still save?!) — I cannot tell you how much this app helps. It's actually become a super fun SAVINGS game for me! And because all my stores are clustered right together, if I have to go to more than one , it's not a big deal.
I especially like that I am not hunting for printable coupons all over the internet. I just email my list to me and there are the links to print them. Such a time saver! Try out Favado yourself: www.favado.com