JAMESTOWN – A new app that aims to help shoppers save money and reduce food waste is now available to shoppers at Tops Friendly Markets in Chautauqua County.
The grocery chain expanded its use of an app called Flashfood.
In the app, you will find a variety of items like produce, baked goods, meats and more that are close to the ‘sell-by’ date. You can then buy those items at half off or better.
Tops expanded the program in the last couple of weeks, shoppers can now use the app at 33 locations around Western New York
Last August, Tops tried the app out at six of its stores. From August through December, 1,000 shoppers helped save 30,000 pounds of waste from landfills.
All you have to do is download the free Flashfood app on your smartphone.
Then, pick the store you’d like to shop at and then add the items you would like to buy to your online cart. When you head to the store, go to customer service to get help finding your items in a specially marked fridge.