Save Time and Money with Shelf Scouter – Digital Pantry – $100 #Giveaway

by Susan

Susan here to introduce you to a new way to save time and money on your shopping and give you a chance to win $100 Amazon Gift Card. This post and giveaway are sponsored but all opinions are my own.

Lindsay FairmanCheck out what this clever engineer/entrepreneur/mom has created to help YOU get your shopping done in less time and with less money.

Lindsay Fairman, engineer and mother of two, has created “Shelf Scouter — Your Digital Pantry”.

She and her team of talented women just launched the Shelf Scouter website and mobile app to help busy moms and dads shop for everything we need to keep our homes running smoothly.

Shelf Scouter Digital Pantry

Not All Shopping Is Fun

Most women would agree that some shopping is fun…

  • Browsing the mall for new shoes to wear on date night? FUN.
  • Stocking up on Cheerios, toilet paper and light bulbs? BORING.

Sadly, we moms (and dads) spend a depressing percentage of our lives restocking our household “pantries”. We have to make sure we don’t run out of our kids’ favorite waffles, batteries for their countless electronic gadgets and everything in between.

Well, I have good news…

Lindsay has made it easier!

Meet Shelf Scouter

Shelf Scouter allows you to effectively organize, manage and purchase all types of household goods and groceries without every using a paper grocery list again.

And it’s FREE.

You can use Shelf Scouter to manage your household’s “inventory” and reorder online or shop locally.

Watch How It Works…

Web and Mobile

I love that Shelf Scouter has a both a web and mobile interface. As with any system of organization, the toughest part is getting set up and started with your new habit. And then, keeping going is a breeze…

shelf scouter website dashboard

Shelf Scouter ScanningSince you can use either the website or the mobile app, you have a few different options for initially filling up your “shelves” with the items you routinely purchase.

The website makes it easy to search for products, browse quickly through images and click to add them to your shelves.

The mobile app has a scan option that lets you easily scan your current items to add them to your shelves. One idea is to scan various items while you’re at the store shopping.

Once you add an item to your pantry, you can select whether to add it to your Amazon, WalMart or Local Store shopping lists. You’ll be able to see the price options at each so you can save money. Then, you can place an order using your own account.

Get Started

You’re going to love Shelf Scouter. Click over now to the website and sign up for a free account. Then download the free app on your iPhone or Android device.

Your Feedback Counts!

The Shelf Scouter team is dedicated to continuously making the shopping process easier for families and they add new features based heavily on feedback from users — so be sure to share your thoughts with the team.

Enter to Win $100 Gift Card

Thanks to Lindsay and her team at Shelf Scouter, you have a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Please take a look at the website and leave us a comment letting us know what your favorite feature is… or what are some of the first items you’ll add to your shelves.

Then use the Giveaway Tools widget below to enter to win…

Open to Canadian and American residents.

Let’s show Shelf Scouter some social love…
Twitter: @ShelfScouter


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Shelf Scouter.
Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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1 Lisa Brown July 15, 2014 at 7:43 am

I like that Shelf Scouter quickly helps you decide whether online or local shopping is the better choice.


2 ginette4 July 15, 2014 at 10:42 am

I love how easy it is and the fact that something either than me can keep track of what is needed on our next grocery visit…I always forget my grocery list at home and then I have to go back and purchase what I missed on my shopping trip


3 Karen Glatt July 15, 2014 at 10:50 am

I like the customized shopping lists that I can make. I can compare local prices to prices online!


4 anne July 15, 2014 at 11:10 am

The grocery list component is very helpful since I forget items that are necessary.


5 T Liu July 15, 2014 at 11:33 am

I like the customized shopping lists and categorization.


6 Lacey Burd July 15, 2014 at 12:53 pm

I love that you are able to scan items with your phone. Seems like that would be super convenient!


7 Kelly D July 15, 2014 at 1:52 pm

I like that it is paperless and helps me keep track of what I need, and it can find you savings online.


8 Claudia July 15, 2014 at 1:56 pm

I love the customized shopping list, Thank you!


9 Thomas Murphy July 15, 2014 at 2:07 pm

I like the scan option.


10 Amanda Sakovitz July 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm

I love that they show whether or not the item is at your local store for convenience purposes.


11 Cheryl Free July 15, 2014 at 3:18 pm

My favorite feature is scanning current items.


12 Kim Kihega July 15, 2014 at 4:12 pm

I love how it compares online shopping to local to see which has the best deals!


13 Elena July 15, 2014 at 4:27 pm

I like the customized shopping lists


14 Laura m July 15, 2014 at 5:29 pm

I like how’s there’s a mobile option for on the go and a website for when I’m at home.


15 Nicole Dz July 15, 2014 at 5:39 pm

My favorite thing is that the mobile app has a scan option that lets you easily scan your current items to add them to your shelves, or while out shopping at the store.


16 DEBIJOT July 15, 2014 at 5:47 pm

I like that you can compare online prices to local prices.


17 Sue July 15, 2014 at 5:50 pm

I love being able to make a customized shopping list that includes all of our “typical” purchases.


18 D Schmidt July 15, 2014 at 8:20 pm

I really like the scan option.


19 Janet W. July 15, 2014 at 8:41 pm

The scan option that lets you easily scan your current items to add them to your shelves is my favorite feature!


20 Jessie C. July 15, 2014 at 9:36 pm

I like the easy search and scan feature.


21 Ellie W July 15, 2014 at 11:46 pm

I like being able to compare online prices to local stores.


22 steve weber July 15, 2014 at 11:58 pm

I like how’s there’s a mobile option for on the go and a website for when I’m at home.


23 Melissa M July 16, 2014 at 1:42 am

I love the shoppinglist


24 Sarah L July 16, 2014 at 3:01 am

I like that it’s available on the web since I don’t have a smartphone.
Thanks for the contest.


25 Katherine July 16, 2014 at 8:18 am

Mnage my household inventory


26 Mami2jcn July 16, 2014 at 9:22 am

I like that it eliminates the need for paper lists…I’m always losing lists.


27 Kristie July 16, 2014 at 9:48 am

I like that it helps you manage whats in the pantry :-)


28 Cheryl July 16, 2014 at 9:51 am

I like that you can scan several items while shopping and sort them later to the stores you want.


29 latanya July 16, 2014 at 11:07 am

I really like the scan option


30 Jessica T July 16, 2014 at 11:11 am

I love the scanning feature…convenient and cool!


31 vickie couturier July 16, 2014 at 11:24 am

I like the fact that you can do this from home and you can scan it


32 Heather B July 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm

I love being able to keep an inventory. I am always forgetting whether I have something at home or not


33 LaVonne July 16, 2014 at 1:39 pm

I love the price comparison and the built in scanner.


34 Austin Baroudi July 16, 2014 at 3:16 pm

I like the customized shopping lists!


35 Dandi D July 16, 2014 at 3:26 pm

I like that it also has a mobile app.


36 iamalighthouse July 16, 2014 at 8:21 pm

I love that it can manage the kitchen inventory!


37 Kathy M July 16, 2014 at 9:02 pm

I like the fact that your info is shared across your platforms


38 Linda Kish July 16, 2014 at 9:49 pm

It would keep me aware of what I had on hand at home. I am always forgetting what I need and what I have.


39 Christopher Harm July 16, 2014 at 10:08 pm

I love that it syncs across all my devices, and I can use it from anywhere.


40 Larissa J July 16, 2014 at 10:14 pm

I love the option to scan! Also the customizable lists is great! And it looks so used friendly


41 Nolie July 16, 2014 at 10:56 pm

I have been on the hunt for a grocery list app that does just this. Totally going to give this app a try.


42 Jenn M July 17, 2014 at 12:18 am

The mobile app scanner, my son would get a kick out of that.


43 Barbara Montag July 17, 2014 at 12:24 am

I like the shared lists with all of my devices.
thank you


44 tara pittman July 17, 2014 at 1:11 am

I like that it helps me keep inventory.


45 Whitney L July 17, 2014 at 1:34 am

I love how it tells you if it’s better to buy online or in store!


46 Alanna July 17, 2014 at 3:03 am

I like that the website is easy to navigate!


47 April July 17, 2014 at 3:36 am

My favorite feature on Shelf Scouter is the scan option. Seriously brilliant and user friendly.


48 Jeanna July 17, 2014 at 9:06 am

How cool! My favorite feature is the scan option that lets you easily scan your current items to add them to your shelves!


49 Georgia Beckman July 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

This is fantastic! I signed up & have already added several items to my list, including eggs, milk, butter & green peppers.


50 Alexa Cohen July 17, 2014 at 9:58 am

I love the scan option!


51 kelsey cutler July 17, 2014 at 10:20 am

I love the customized lists and the ability to see if it is Cheaper on line or in store


52 kelsey cutler July 17, 2014 at 10:21 am

I love the scanning feature


53 Natalie F July 17, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I love that it is free and tells you if the item is at your local store or not. And that it can be used on desktop and mobile devices.


54 Idaho Jill July 17, 2014 at 2:56 pm

My favorite feature is this: Compare online prices to local prices – love that it’s automated to do that!


55 Wendy July 17, 2014 at 4:44 pm

I LOVE the clean look and the colors of the site! Can’t wait to see how my first shopping trip goes!


56 Lauren July 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm

I think the scan option is really helpful!


57 Angela Saver July 17, 2014 at 6:13 pm

I love the option to scan!


58 Vicky July 17, 2014 at 9:10 pm

I love the organization and easy way of scanning items into a shopping list. I am always with my phone when I text I can scan what I am running low on .


59 Natalie yeoman July 17, 2014 at 11:04 pm

I like that there is a scan option


60 Natalie yeoman July 17, 2014 at 11:05 pm

I like that there is a scan option I think that’s the best feature


61 Tammy S July 18, 2014 at 8:59 am

I like that you can choose to order online or pick it up at your local grocery store. There are certian items that I always buy online because I can’t find it locally. So that would save me some time.


62 Meagan bs July 18, 2014 at 10:18 am

i love that you can scan!


63 Matt Stringham July 18, 2014 at 11:17 am

I love the inventory idea. I will never have to wonder if I am out of chicken broth and forget to buy it again!!


64 Stephanie July 18, 2014 at 3:23 pm

i love customized shopping lists and categorization


65 Kathy stevenson July 18, 2014 at 5:44 pm

I would love to be able to compare online prices to local prices to save money.


66 Amy M July 19, 2014 at 9:15 am

If I had a dollar for every time I buy something I already have … I’d have a lot of dollars. I love the way this app would protect me from myself by keeping track of what’s on my shelves.


67 Rebecca Parsons July 19, 2014 at 10:51 am

I love that you can scan your items and put the on the shelf. You will know what you have and don’t have. Such a neat idea.


68 amyc July 19, 2014 at 2:15 pm

The ability to sync with all of my devices


69 Laura J July 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Oh I love that you are able to view availability for multiple online vendors and compare prices!


70 Kim Henrichs July 19, 2014 at 7:10 pm

I love that it has a web and a mobile interface. What a great thing I definitely need this.


71 Cori Westphal July 19, 2014 at 7:14 pm

I like that it automatically keeps track of where I purchase things. Sometimes I can’t remember where I found the best deal!

coriwestphal at msn dot com


72 Denice P July 19, 2014 at 11:31 pm

There are 2 things that I like about it. first is that it can be downloaded on Android and second it that it gives the person to shop locally.


73 jenn huey July 20, 2014 at 12:06 am

If I understand how it works correctly I like that you can place a needed item to a shopping list and you can have several lists each for different stores. I don’t like getting meat at Walmart so that would go on my local store list


74 Karen Lynch July 20, 2014 at 1:05 am

I like that it will compare prices at other places you shop to help save money.


75 alvina castro July 20, 2014 at 5:13 am

mobile option is my favorite


76 Klydra Pugh July 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm

I like that it shows price comparisons when you’re ready to purchase an item.
Thanks for the chance.


77 mysweetiepiepie July 20, 2014 at 12:49 pm

I like that you can compare local prices to online prices.


78 Erin W July 20, 2014 at 3:43 pm

I love that you can reorder online


79 Pam H. July 20, 2014 at 4:29 pm

I like that it compares prices. I try to save money anyway I can.


80 Noreen July 22, 2014 at 1:09 am

I really like the price comparison, I am getting ready to buy more of my foods from amazon, just to have more nonGMO variety


81 danielle July 22, 2014 at 11:07 am

I like the customized shopping list


82 april yedinak July 22, 2014 at 11:23 am

I like the ability to compare prices. This is a big headache for me to do on my own.


83 Daniel M July 22, 2014 at 8:40 pm

it compares prices so you get the best deal


84 christine k July 23, 2014 at 6:10 pm

How you can make customize shopping lists!


85 Francine Anchondo July 23, 2014 at 7:19 pm

I love the scan option


86 Stacey b July 23, 2014 at 11:51 pm

As an avid Amazon shopper I love everything this app does! I’d love to be able to scan things in store so when I get home I know what I need to order.


87 Amanda B. July 24, 2014 at 4:24 am

I like that you can get items both online and nearby.


88 Jennifer H July 24, 2014 at 9:53 pm

I like how it makes shopping list for you


89 Barbara Platt July 25, 2014 at 3:02 am

Shelf Scouter instantly compares prices and availability of products among vendors


90 Sunnymay July 25, 2014 at 5:14 pm

I like that it reads the bar codes on products and the first time I saw this was on a Home Makeover show on TV. It had a scanner that read the bar code to tell the blind client what it was.


91 Christine Jensen July 25, 2014 at 9:22 pm

I Love that you can add items by scanning them!


92 Ashley O. July 27, 2014 at 11:32 am

The grocery list feature, I ALWAYS end up forgetting either the list or forgetting something, this would come in handy


93 amanda whitley July 27, 2014 at 3:11 pm

i love the grocery list feature and that i can compare prices.


94 Dana Cerrito July 27, 2014 at 11:35 pm

That it’s good for the earth. No paper required


95 Crystal Rose July 28, 2014 at 7:01 pm

I like that you can use it on the computer or the phone.


96 Stephanie Harm July 29, 2014 at 1:24 am

I love the fact that there are individual shelves to which I can organize my scanned items.


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