Select grocery products. Get alerts when they go on sale at local supermarkets. Do the same for your local food pantry. Compare to save Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on August 12, 2014.
About this project
ARE You Like Us?
We are SUPER-BUSY grocery shoppers who:
- Want to always pay the lowest price possible on groceries
- Don't have time to clip coupons
- Don't have time to sort through sales flyers
- Care about local hunger but need reminders to buy and donate
- Prefer donating food over money
WHAT will this App Do?
FIND THE LOWEST PRICE ON ALL THE GROCERIES YOU BUY!
GET REMINDERS AND ALERTS (OPTIONAL)
- Select products you always buy and the local stores where you always shop
- Get alerts when those products are on sale at LOCAL supermarkets and pharmacies
- Compare sale prices across LOCAL stores
- See and compare sale prices on products needed by your LOCAL food pantry
Get alerts and reminders about LOCAL food donation
ISN'T there already an app for that?
Well…. No. Current apps all try to address grocery prices on a national level but grocery stores are regional.
So that OUR subscribers can be confident our prices are accurate to their LOCAL store, the MaxMyShopping app will launch first in the Piedmont Triad region of NC and then expand on a region-by-region basis.
- No other app focuses specifically on one region at a time.
- No other app matches local food assistance needs with what is currently on sale.
HOW will it work?
Here's the high level overview. For screen shots of our app simulation, please scroll to the bottom of the page.
WHEN will it be available?
- Web App - The plan calls for having a beta version of the web app ready for early users (that means YOU if you contribute at the $10 level or above) between Oct-Dec 2014
- iOS and Android mobile apps are expected to be delivered in early 2015.
WHICH Grocery Stores will the app cover?
WHAT'S in it for you?
Update 07/16/2014 - It was pointed out to us that many of our incentives were very local to the Triad and that maybe someone non-local would like to contribute at higher levels. So we are going to commit to completing the series of e-Books we've been writing and make them available as incentives here. They are:
- The Anti-Couponer’s Guide to Saving Money on Groceries
- All About Fighting Local Hunger
- When Food is Funny
Please scroll down to the end of this section for a complete list of incentives and the Table of Contents for each of the eBooks. Please also note that there is an option to contribute without receiving a reward if you so choose.
EBooks' Tables of Contents
WHERE will the money go?
WHO Supports Us Locally?
The following individuals and businesses have expressed a desire to see this app launched in the Triad and have offered their help and support.
Here's How it Will Work
Risks and challenges
Our risks may be lower than some projects because our team has such a wealth of experience in project management and software design. We can keep our developers on track and avoid many of the pitfalls the less-seasoned may experience. But a plan is just that, a plan, and sometimes things happen.
People get sick, hardware fails, Godzilla attacks North Carollina... OK, well that last one is hopefully a long shot but regardless, we are dedicated to transparency and full communication. Should we experience any significant delays with development, fulfillment, shipping, etc, we will let all backers know and will always keep communication open.
For those who still have questions, we will complete the FAQ section as soon as we're given access to it on Kickstarter (at project launch). In the meantime, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions you may have.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU - We will thank you publicly and LOUDLY, by name, in our Tweets, and on our Facebook page. We will also permanently place your name (and photo if you like) on our supporters page on our website. We believe in the power of $5.Estimated delivery:
BE AN EARLY TRIAD USER - Everything in the $5 level plus early access to the app features (before the public launch) so you can begin saving money at local Triad grocery stores ASAP! The beta launch for the web app is planned for Fall 2014 with the public launch planned by year end. The iOS and Android versions should both be launched in early 2015 (unless we exceed our Kickstarter goal - then sooner). You will also have the opportunity to provide feedback on the early version of the app and thereby guide our direction.Estimated delivery:
GO GREEN WITH MAXMYSHOPPING - 1)Everything in the $10 level plus 2)a limited edition MaxMyShopping re-usable shopping bag with our logo and slogan "I Save. Therefore, I Give!.". AND 3)you get 2 entries into our name-the-app contest. (The MaxMyShopping app is kinda boring, don't you think?) Everything except the app will be delivered within 30 days of successful funding. See $10 level for planned app launch dates. The name the app contest will occur in early Fall with the winner being announced loudly and publicly via social media, on our website, and via press release to local media.Estimated delivery:
2 backers Limited (48 left of 50)
ARE YOU BOARD? - 1)Everything in the $25 level plus 2)a hand-crafted monogrammed bulletin board for your kitchen or office AND 3)extended FULL access to the app for 2 months after public launch. These boards are crafted by one of our data managers, Michele (ofwallthings.com). It's a great place to post those reminders - and pretty too!
Due to part of this reward being hand crafted, everything except the app will be delivered within 60 days of successful funding. See $10 level for planned app launch dates. Don't wait! ONLY 50 AVAILABLE!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
4 backers Limited (46 left of 50)
BE A REAL PENNY PINCHER - 1)Everything in the $50 level plus 2)a pair of hand-crafted "penny pincher" earrings (real pennies) made exclusively for us by our team member, Diane, who is also a local jewelry artist (lowcountryelements.com) and 3)extended FULL access to the app for 3 months after public launch. . Due to part of this reward being hand crafted, everything except the app will be delivered within 60 days of successful funding. See $10 level for planned app launch dates. Don't wait! ONLY 50 AVAILABLE!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
2 backers Limited (23 left of 25)
BE A REAL PENNY PINCHER IN THE YEAR OF YOUR BIRTH - This is the same as the $100 level except that you get to pick the year on the pennies used in the earrings. ONLY 25 AVAILABLE!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
FIGHT AND FUNNY - As an alternative for those how may not be local to the Piedmont Triad but want to support this effort, we are offering a new $200 incentive. This includes everything from the $5-$100 levels PLUS a free copy of 2 of our e-Books: 1)All About Fighting Local Hunger and 2)When Food Is Funny. Please see the graphihc to the left for a list of the Table of Contents of these eBooks.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
0 backers Limited (20 left of 20)
MEET THE TRIAD MENTORS EXPERIENCE - Only 20 available. Everything from the $5-$100 levels PLUS an intimate dinner with the MaxMyShopping team and some of the most successful entrepreneurs and mentors in the Triad. This event will be held in September or October and will include 5 or more of the following mentors/entrepreneurs: Dr. Stan Mandel of Wake Forest School of Business, Sam Funchess of the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship, Justin Streuli of the NC Entrepreneurship Center at UNCG, Roger Cubiciotti of NanoMedica Inc, Connie Zhou of Abacus Biocomputing Systems, Pete Seoane Industrial Liaison Officer at NC A&T University, Robert Egleston CEO of DataMax Corporation, Kathy Elliot of the Greensboro Partnership Entrepreneur Connection, Andy Dreyfuss of the Piedmont Angel Network/TriadFirst Capital, and Michael Hentschel of Techvest Ventures..Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
LEARN WITH US - Only 10 available. We're offering a second $250 incentive that includes everything from the $5-$100 levels plus a cooking demonstration and meal by local celebrity chef and food blogger, Nikki Miller-Ka. This is a group event where Nikki will share her tips and tricks as she prepares a gourmet meal using only products on sale that week. Nikki is one of MaxMyShopping's social media advisors and the City of Winston-Salem's ambassador for the Dixie Classic Fair Farmer’s Market $20 Challenge.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
ARE YOU AN ANTI-COUPONER? - This incentive will let you find out. As an alternative for those how may not be local to the Piedmont Triad but want to support this effort, we are offering a new $400 incentive. This includes everything from the $200 level PLUS an additional eBook: The Anti-Couponers Guide to Saving Money on Groceries. Please see the graphic to the left for a list of the Table of Contents.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
0 backers Limited (20 left of 20)
GRUB WITH US - Everything from the $5-$100 levels plus 4 seats at a privately conducted MaxMyShopping Greensboro Grub along with the MaxMyShopping founder and team. Seats to the regular Greensboro Grub are limited, in high demand, and are ALWAYS gone within 24 hours of the invitation emails being sent out. The “Grub” as it is affectionately called, is a monthly gourmet community meal in a historic hotel in downtown Greensboro, the home of our team members, Charlie and Ruth Jones. They have converted the hotel into their home and once per month invite 50+ members of the community up to the 3rd floor for a meal, fellowship, and spontaneous performance. You never know who you might see at the grub. It might be a neighbor, or Josephus (local poet), or the Peculiar People theater troupe. For this private Grub, we will include some of the best local talent from previous Grubs (or you can also perform - if so inclued) Who knows, the founder of MaxMyShopping just might sing! Here's what people say about the Greensboro Grub. "You can't explain the Grub to people. They just have to experience it." You will also receive a private tour of the entire hotel property and learn about the plans for a community-focused coffee shop (PB+Java), a community performance space and non-profit performing arts school.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
PERSONAL CHEF FOR A NIGHT - Nikki Miller-Ka, local celebrity chef and food blogger, will prepare a gourmet meal at your home for you and 3 of your friends/family. Nikki is one of MaxMyShopping's social media advisors and the City of Winston-Salem's ambassador for the Dixie Classic Fair Farmer’s Market $20 Challenge. She also presents regular cooking segments on the WFMY morning show.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
CELEBRATE WITH US - Everything from the $5-$100 levels plus 4 tickets to the Launch Party for the public release of the app. We are planning a variety of local music including Clay Howard, Vice-President of the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship, who is currently preparing to release his first solo record, "Just Another Guy From Tupelo." We will also have some really fantastic food, beverages, as well as some surprises for our guests. The party will be held in a location that is central to all those who contribute at this level. Who knows? This could be the Triad event of the season!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
- (30 days)