CLOSED! Ziplist’s New iPhone App and Giveaway

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 3, 2010

Updated…This giveaway is now closed. Winners will be announced soon on this post.

WINNERS: Amber, Joanne, Emily, Becca, and Amy!  Congrats to you all!

(Emails have been sent!)

I first heard about ZipList months ago. And I knew I would love it instantly!

And I did love it instantly!

I had the opportunity in February to sit down with a group of bloggers and discuss the pros and cons of ZipList, offer suggestions on how to make the product more user friendly and get “the big picture” of what ZipList is all about and how it can help you all in your grocery shopping and organization!  One of the many reasons that I ask you all questions here and there on the site is to get to know you, your needs and your shopping strategies. Knowing where you are coming from helps me give input to companies when they ask for it.  I don’t want to give them my perspective.  I want to give them yours.  And that I did!

ZipList is an online tool that contains a large recipe database that you can utilize to make your shopping lists.  It’s “the grocery list that’s always with you.”  And here’s why…you can add a product to your shopping list from by sending an email to ZipList, by texting the item to your ZipList account, or by adding it from the new ZipList iphone App! (see above)

(That is my phone up there.  Doesn’t the app match perfectly with my cover!   But that’s not the only reason I love this new app!)

Some of the fabulous features of the new ZipList iPhone App:

  • FREE – Yes, please. I don’t pay for apps!
  • ADD ITEMS using your Iphone, online at ZipList.com, by text message, email or IM.
  • SCAN BARCODES to add items to your lists. Simply scan the barcode for some of your favorite ingredients while you’re in the store to have them added to your list. (This works well for those products you buy every week and are always on your shopping list.)
  • AUTO-CATEGORIES – When you add items  to the shopping list (e.g., dairy, frozen foods, etc.), they are automatically put into their product category.
  • RECIPE DATABASE – The ZipList app enables you to search more than 300,000 recipes from your phone or online, then add all of the ingredients to your shopping list with one click.  Plus the app suggests ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.  If you do, they are not added to your list.  If you don’t, then you just check the ingredient and it is added to your list.

So here’s how it went for me…easy, quick and simple.  After loading the app (for free!), with just a few clicks, I was registered.  And a few clicks and drags and taps, I chose 4 recipes and added those ingredients that I did not have on hand to my shopping list.

Then I went to check my email. And what do you know.  An email from ZipList…and after I completed the “syncing” steps to connect my iPhone information with my online account, what do you know…my shopping list appeared with all the ingredients that I had just added on my iPhone.

So. So. Simple.

So. Simple.

Another fantastic feature available only at ZipList is the Recipe Clipper!  You can take any recipe from any of your favorite websites (including this one here!), and “clip” it out and paste the Recipe in your Recipe Box on ZipList.  You can then add all the ingredients into your shopping list when you want to make that meal.  No more forgetting ingredients from that recipe you saw and can’t wait to try!

ZipList has partnered with Blue Avocado to giveaway a Gro-Bag Starter Kit to 5 of you!!! I have one of these bags and it is by far more superior than any of the other reusable bags I own.  By far.  And I get compliments on it all the time at the store!

So if you’d like to be entered to win a Gro-Bag Starter Kit from Blue Avocado, follow the rules…

Giveaway Details

1. Contest ends Tuesday, May 4th at 10 pm EST. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.

2. Entry #1: Leave a comment sharing your favorite feature of the ZipList iPhone app.

3. Entry #2: Follow me on Twitter and leave a SEPARATE comment. (If you don’t tweet, it’s TONZ of fun and you should join in!)

4. Entry #3: Become a Facebook Fan, or subscribe by email or in an RSS reader! Be sure to leave another comment for your third entry. :)

5. Winner will be selected by Random.org.

**NOTE: If you receive the email newsletter and wish to enter this giveaway, click here to get to the site and leave a comment on the site with your name and email address to be entered!

*Disclosure: I did receive one of these grocery bags at a recent conference (and love the bag!).  I also received compensation for my time in exploring the new app, learning its features and sharing it with you.  All else can be learned at my Disclosure page.

{ 269 comments… read them below or add one }

Sharon May 4, 2010 at 8:46 am

Seriously, what’s not to love about lists and organization? :)

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Christina Troeltzsch May 4, 2010 at 9:03 am

I love that I can text additions to my list. I randomly remember things I need, and don’t always have pen and paper around to record it.

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Christina Troeltzsch May 4, 2010 at 9:04 am

I follow you on Facebook too.

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Melissa May 4, 2010 at 9:06 am

Live that food is catagorized for grocery shopping!
My friend who does not have an iPhone sent this to me, I’m suspicious that she wants to use my phone for her shopping as well. :)

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katklaw777 May 4, 2010 at 9:26 am

I luv the barcode scanning feature, very useful and cool!
Great giveaway, thanks.

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Holly May 4, 2010 at 9:55 am

I LCVE that you can scan barcodes!!!!

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Lisa May 4, 2010 at 9:59 am

I love anything that helps me get organized!

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Jennie May 4, 2010 at 10:27 am

I also subscribe to your RSS feed in Google Reader.

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Beth Farrow May 4, 2010 at 10:38 am

I love getting organized & putting things in their proper places. I make a list and cross things off as I go to help myself feel accomplished when I’m done !

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Lia Solursh May 4, 2010 at 11:21 am

I love the fact that you can scan barcodes to add list items. I think I’d have too much fun with this! :P

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James May 4, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Zip List sounds awesome. How great is it that you can have all your favorite recipes at that tip of your fingers while at the grocery store to allow easy shopping.

it would be awesome to be able to input the items you already have at your house and then match those up to the items you need at the store to complete the ingredient

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Melissa May 4, 2010 at 2:06 pm

I loooove the fact that you can dowload recipes from any of your favorite places!

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Melissa May 4, 2010 at 2:06 pm

I’m an email subscriber.

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Virginia May 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm

I like the barcode feature

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Melissa May 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm

I follow you on twitter!

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Amy in SC May 4, 2010 at 2:16 pm

I love that it has a recipe database. I’m always looking for new recipes!

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Amy in SC May 4, 2010 at 2:17 pm

I follow you on twitter. :)

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Amy in SC May 4, 2010 at 2:17 pm

I “like” you on facebook also. :)

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Jennifer May 4, 2010 at 2:35 pm

I loke that I can text new items to my list!

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Jennifer May 4, 2010 at 2:36 pm

I subscribe via e-mail!

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Deb May 4, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Love that it’s free (bonus!) and the recipe feature. I use a different shopping app (that I might have paid like a buck for) and I don’t love it. Interested to try this one. Maybe I’ll download it today!

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Kathy May 4, 2010 at 2:54 pm

I really like that you can scan barcodes of the items that you buy on a regular basis.

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Kathy May 4, 2010 at 3:03 pm

I follow you on twitter.

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Rebecca May 4, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Well, if I had an i-phone, I would love the fact that my list was right there on the phone. No slips of paper to worry about or throw away when I’m done. Man, how I want an i-phone. But I’d be thrilled to win that brown bag – so cute!

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Tessa May 4, 2010 at 4:22 pm

My fave feature would have to be the recipes that have a one-click to add to my shopping list. Too cool!

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AC May 4, 2010 at 4:37 pm

I love the barcode scanner too.

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Patricia May 4, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Just downloaded it. Liking what I see so far.

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Stephanie May 4, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Having everything in one place – gosh, that sounds abso-lutely-amazing!!

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Stephanie May 4, 2010 at 6:36 pm

i’m a subscriber

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Jenna May 4, 2010 at 7:06 pm

I love how you can scan barcodes…so cool!

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Jenna May 4, 2010 at 7:07 pm

I follow you on Twitter!

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Lauren Siano May 4, 2010 at 7:07 pm

My favorite feature is the recipe database. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Lauren Siano May 4, 2010 at 7:08 pm

I follow you on Twitter. @lelizrn

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Lauren Siano May 4, 2010 at 7:08 pm

I am a Facebook fan.

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Jenna May 4, 2010 at 7:10 pm

I am now a fan on Facebook!

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Cathy May 4, 2010 at 8:27 pm

I would like to win.

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shirley May 4, 2010 at 8:48 pm

I just want to win the gift card! I could use a night out.

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shirley May 4, 2010 at 8:49 pm

I am a Facebook fan too! 2nd entry.

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Shannon May 4, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Would love to win!!

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Darlene May 5, 2010 at 6:50 am

I would love to win

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Monique May 5, 2010 at 7:45 am

Love to win gift card contest.

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Tracy May 5, 2010 at 8:04 am

I would love a gift card!

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Linda Sidowski May 5, 2010 at 8:53 am

Thanks for the opportunity to enter and win a gift card! Every mom needs a little “break” from the kitchen . . . and I’ve been in mine for 28 years!!! :)

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Heather H May 5, 2010 at 9:01 am

I would love to win a gift card :) thanks.

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emily May 5, 2010 at 2:27 pm

This would be so great! Count me in, please!

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jane May 5, 2010 at 2:38 pm

i could really use a break and a gift card to a great restaurant would do the trick, please enter me!
J

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sue klingseis May 5, 2010 at 9:52 pm

I save an average of 25-30% using colupons here in central California. Would love to be better organized!

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Michelle R May 5, 2010 at 11:30 pm

I use coupons all the time. I save about 40% on my grocery bill by clipping coupons. I need to be more organized with my coupns especially with 3 boys to feed.

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Glenna May 6, 2010 at 7:12 am

I would love the Coupon Magic Organizer Binder. I normally save around 30% on my grocery bill, but I’m trying to do better. This binder would be just the thing to help me get a little more organized.
Thanks.

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Brenda Kitchens May 6, 2010 at 7:38 am

This coupon organizer looks awesome! It’s harder to organize them the more you do it and get more coupons to keep track of.

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