December 6, 2012 · 9:58 pm

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m already a big fan of the mySupermarket comparison site. I’ve been using this site for over a year now and it’s helped me to save a small fortune on my grocery shopping :)

In October, I published a review of mySupermarket and provided a walk-through demo to show how easy it is to compare prices on the site, switch to cheaper products, or even switch your whole shopping basket to a cheaper supermarket!

Last month, I reviewed the new mySupermarket Companion App which compares prices across four major supermarkets as you shop on your regular supermarket website. If your shopping basket is cheaper at another supermarket, or if you could swap to different brands, sizes or multibuy deals to save money, the App can do this for you at the click of a button.

As well as saving you money, mySupermarket also has a number of features that can make your shopping experience more efficient and convenient. So far, I’ve only familiarised myself with the money saving tools, so when mySupermarket contacted me this week to find out whether I’d like to test and review a new feature available on the mySupermarket Companion App, I jumped at the chance :)

This new feature, which launched this week, allows you to select recipes from a range of recipe sites and add the recipe ingredients to your shopping list on the mySupermarket site.

This review couldn’t have come at a better time for me as I’m now in the process of seeking out new recipes in preparation for the festive season. There are two recipes in particular that have caught my eye this week and I decided to use these recipes to test out the new mySupermarket App.

The first recipe is The Hairy Bikers’ Spiced Macademia Nuts, featured on the BBC website. Having already downloaded the mySupermarket Companion App, as soon as I clicked on the recipe, the App appeared in the bottom left hand corner of the page.

I clicked the ‘Buy Ingredients’ button on the App, and the mySupermarket site opened in a new browser. The recipe ingredients automatically appeared in the ‘Quick List’ and a list of options were presented for each ingredient. I selected the ingredients I needed and straight away I could see the price comparison across the four supermarkets on the right hand side of the page. The selected ingredients were also crossed off my Quick List to show that I’d already added them to the basket. Clever eh?

I then switched over to allrecipes.co.uk and found The Blender Girl’s gluten-free, dairy-free mince pie recipe. Over the holidays, I’m planning to try out more gluten-free recipes and I’m going to start with this one :)

I clicked the ‘Buy Ingredients’ tab and the mySupermarket webpage automatically updated to show me the ingredients options for this recipe.

Any ingredients that you add to your shopping basket on the mySupermarket site are stored for you, so you can exit the site and re-enter whenever you like. Every time you spot a new recipe that you’d like to try, you simply add the ingredients to your basket and mySupermarket will keep a running total of your items and their prices.

I’ve found the mySupermarket Companion Recipe App to be such a useful tool!  In the past, I used to scribble down new recipe ingredients on scraps of paper. When it was time to do my grocery shopping, more often than not, I would forget to add the recipe ingredients to my shopping basket…and only remember when the shopping was delivered. I would then have to make a special trip to the grocery store :( Now that I have the mySupermarket App on my computer, I can add new ingredients to my basket straight away so that I don’t forget them.

Thanks to mySupermarket, I’m not only making huge savings on my groceries, but I’m becoming more efficient with my shopping. The team at mySupermarket seem to be constantly developing new and better features for their site and apps, which are transforming the way myself and others shop. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

UK friends, have you tried the mySupermarket site or Companion App yet? If so, I’d love to hear about your experience of them.

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