Have you heard about the new Flashfood app? If you haven’t it’s an app that sells food that is close to its expiry date at a discounted rate of up to 50% from Loblaws stores (Superstore). Aimed at reducing the food that goes into the landfill with stores still being able to recoup some of their costs, I knew I had to check it out for myself because it intrigued me so much.
How The Flashfood App Works
Downloading the app easy, and it’s available to download from both Apple and GooglePlay. Once you’ve downloaded the app it will show you each location and what is being sold.
- Food is uploaded on the app daily.
- Fruit, vegetables, cheese, milk, yogurt, bread, meat and more if it’s in the store it can be added to the app. All you need to do is select the food that you want and add them to your shopping cart.
- There is no scouring the meat isles for the best cut, or finding the best flawless fruit.
- Sometimes there is a lot of the item, sometimes there is only one.
- I have seen a lot of Organic foods, which if this is important to you it makes eating Organic just that much more affordable and you’re helping the environment too!
- Items can sell out fast so if you’re interested in the item, add it because I’ve had it happen several times where the food that I wanted was all of a sudden gone in mere minutes.
- Once you’re finished shopping go to the checkout, and use a credit card to pay and you will receive an email (almost immediately) telling you that your food is ready to be picked up.
Is The Flashfood App Available Near Me?
In Alberta, there are 31 locations which are located in Fort McMurray, Grande Prarie, Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Red Deer and Calgary. The app, however, is available across Canada.
Don’t see anything on the map close to you? There is even an option to suggest locations.
How Pick-Up Works
Your order is available almost immediately however if you can’t pick up on the day of it will be kept until the food is past its expiry date. If you don’t pick up your food by then I would assume refunds won’t be considered.
It’s not like other ordering online grocery options because you’ll have to go into the store to get your order yourself from the fridge in the “Flashfood zone”. Make sure you bring some reusable bags!
Once you have your items check-in with customer service to have your order approved and you’re good to go.
What I Ordered & How It Went
For my order this time I purchased grapes, steak, and milk and while I was nervous about this whole process it was actually quite easy.
I’ve had to pick a couple of grapes off to not use, the rest have been crisp and tasty. The steak made for a delicious dinner and because we go through milk SO FAST in this house, buying milk that is 6 days from expiry is a non-issue.
If you do find a problem with your food you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or access the support link in the profile on the app. If it’s a refund you’re requesting, you will need to include the item name and the reason for the refund.
All in all, I will definitely shop from this app again, and hopefully, I’ve given you a reason to try it out for yourself too!
Want to learn more about the Flashfood App? Visit www.flashfood.com
Have you tried the Flashfood app? How did you like it?