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Do NOT Pass the Turkey Please, It’s Too Expensive

CPG brand reviewing Thanksgiving pricing data sourced by Basket Insights.

Did you know that the average Thanksgiving basket price across the country rose 5.08% versus one year ago? If we were to then ask you which region drove this growth, would you know? What about your product? Would you know the actual price increase of your own product during Thanksgiving? No, not the Suggested Retail Price (SRP), the actual price at shelf: what your…

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Basket Budget Menu: Thanksgiving Edition

Family gathering for Thanksgiving dinner cooked on a budget.

As we all gather around the dinner table this Thursday, we’ll say our thanks for the things in life that we hold most dear: our friends, our family, and our good health. If you’re Team Basket, you’ll also say a big thank you for our community of smart shoppers, grocery store price comparison, and for…

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Can We Tell How Many Kids You Have Based on Your Grocery List?

When you hit the grocery store, do you leave with your body weight in groceries? We’ve been there. When you add in shopping for the tiny or not-so-tiny-anymore humans in your life, you’ll be amazed just how much those mouths can eat. Add that to your larger, adult-sized appetite and you’ll realize your cart gets…

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Wild Card Recipe Ingredients We Didn’t Expect

Cooking is a delicate art. A teaspoon too much salt could disrupt the dish, and a 1/4 cup of water could be the difference between a creamy or runny sauce. When you’re trying a new dish for the first time, chances are you’re copying the recipe to the letter. But, have you ever been gathering…

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Life Hack: The Ultimate Navigation Guide for Grocery Store Savings

When you’re on a budget – and a time constraint – the super market can feel like one giant maze. You crisscross from one side to another, practically develop frostbite in the frozen food aisle (twice!), and completely forget what you ultimately came shopping for in the first place. Not to mention, you get suckered…

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We Asked and You Answered: Poll Results Revealed

Basket is a community built by shoppers, for shoppers. Every member of our savings-savvy family comes equipped with a unique insight on how to score some serious savings at the grocery store. That’s why we like to ask your opinion on things: because your insights give us a deeper glimpse into how you like to…

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Can We Tell Where You’re From Based on Your Breakfast?

You know what they say: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is like a universal language – no matter who or where you are, starting the day with a good meal sets a positive tone for the rest of the day. Not to mention the boost of energy and brain power…

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Splurge with Your Basket Savings: HOT Finds for Summer

If you’re part of our Basket Squad, chances are you like to save money. But, even the most die-hard penny pinchers deserve to treat themselves from time to time! Using Basket, our users are able to save hundreds of dollars each year. When summer hits and the weather warms up, take this as an opportunity…

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What Your Favorite Cheese Says About You

If you ask us, cheese is one of the best things on Earth. The beauty of nature, saving lots of money on groceries, the birth of your first child – all are great. But, cheese? Yeah, it’s pretty up there. Did you know there are over 1,800 types of cheese, created in 74 countries around…

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Sharing Pricing is Good for Everyone

With an ever-changing grocery industry, brands and retailers alike are fighting harder to win over shoppers.  So, it is with particular pride to take part in industry events and share how Basket is leading the change — with real-time insights and transparency on pricing, powered by the largest community of grocery shoppers in the world….

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Stock Up on Storm Staples during Storm Season

When Mother Nature comes knocking, you better hope that the pantry is full. As storm season threatens to wreak havoc upon our homes and neighborhoods, we’ve also seen what it can do to grocery store shelves. Taking a trip to food shop after a storm has been announced typically looks like this: Bread aisle: Empty….

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What Your Favorite Fruit Says About You

Here at Basket, it’s pretty obvious that we love heavy carbs, decadent dairy, and lush sweets. But, we know that the key to a balanced diet (and Shopping List!) is to include delicious fruits and veggies too. So, what better time to honor some of our favorite produce than during National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable…

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How to Achieve a ‘Basket’ Load of Success

Basket Savings Summit

Do groundbreaking ideas start out that way? Or are there lessons learned, tests conducted and evolved strategies that steer an idea to phenomenal success? We pondered this as Basket board member Jeff Webber addressed the entire Basket team recently at an offsite summit. Webber has more than 20 years of experience as a successful tech…

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Make Pork Chops and Cherry Couscous for Four People for Under $15!

Is your wallet on a budget, but your stomach isn’t? We get that. We also understand that having to feed four people tends to be a bit more pricey than just yourself. But, fret not. At Basket, we value a solid budget recipe – one that makes you look like a gourmet chef, when in…

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When to Stock Up for Biggest Savings

I’m sure we can all think of times of year when shopping is a downright nightmare (Black Friday, we’re looking at you). However, there are lesser-known times when you’ll want to stock up for the best sales. Looking forward to scoring great deals year round? We’ve got you covered. 1. January January marks the beginning…

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How to Handle Family Dinners on a Single’s Budget

Ah, single life – you can heat up a microwavable pizza, a cup of ramen noodles, even toast a bagel and be full, without breaking what’s in your budget. But, how do you handle a family dinner when your budget is still on single-mode? Don’t panic, here at Basket we’ve learned a trick or two…

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Capture the Sunset in Your Dishes for Capture the Sunset Week

The third week of July is special: It’s Capture the Sunset Week! As the mellow calm of summer seeps in, this is the perfect time to admire the many colors of the sunset. From vivid oranges to vibrant pinks, deep purples and streaks of red, sunsets are a magnificent sight. While Capture the Sunset Week…

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Stop Everything: It’s Mac and Cheese Day

Every year, there’s one day in particular that the Basket team just cannot wait for. You might guess that we’re referring to our birthdays, or a company anniversary. But, if you read the title for this blog you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about: Mac and Cheese Day! Yes, July 14 is National Mac and…

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What Your Favorite Type of French Fry Says about You

There’s a plethora of reasons to love potatoes: they’re low in calories and high in nutrients, you can make alcohol with them, and – best of all – they give us french fries! While we love a creamy mashed potato, a roasted garlic potato, and a good old fashioned baked potato, nothing quite compares to…

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The Future of Grocery, in Two Contrasting Experiences

Grocery is so hot right now. Just a year after Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, the fight to own the future of one of the largest consumer industries is just getting started. Having been working to innovate on behalf for shoppers for the past five years, I’ve seen a lot change in the industry over…

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Do You Know How Much These Grocery Items Will Total?

There is nothing worse than being blindsided by your grocery total. All too often shoppers check off the items on their grocery list and head to the cashier, totally unaware of how much their groceries will cost them. This typically leads to a lot of confusion once their total has been announced, and sometimes, shoppers…

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America Heats Up Its BBQ Basket Battle

O say can you see … the grocery savings for the Independence Day barbecue, all across the land of the free and the home of the brave? That’s right, throughout America the grocery lists have been made and the shopping trips are about to begin. Bring on the hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and buns. Get…

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Fourth of July Celebration Basket Budget Menu

The Fourth of July: The day when We The People fire up the grill, pop fireworks, and gather together with our friends and family to celebrate our Independence. With most of us planning a get together or BBQ of some sort, we figured Basket would help out with the most expensive aspect: the food. Luckily,…

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Behind the Growing Basket Force

We’re growing — and fast! Today, Basket announced that it hired a new head of our shopper community as well as leads in finance, sales, and engineering. That means our start-up has doubled in size in just two months, and is racing to expand its grocery platform, making it even easier and faster to compare…

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These Are the Awesome Basket Dads

Can they build the largest community of grocery shoppers in the world and still prioritize time for family? “YES!” Did you know that Basket was founded and built by a dad? As a parent of three buying diapers, our CEO Neil Kataria wondered if he was getting the best savings ordering items online from Amazon…

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Grab a Spoon for National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Here are the top 3 cities in America to find chocolate ice cream at the cheapest prices.  Calling all certified chocoholics! National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is Thursday, June 7 (#ChocolateIceCreamDay to see frozen deliciousness from around the country!). Want to get your two scoops at home and finish up with an Instagram-worthy chocolate mustache? The Basket…

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Dive into National Doughnut Day Deliciousness

Can’t score free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day? Basket has the next best thing. Donut you know? June 1 is National Doughnut Day! Go ahead and let your inner doughnut-loving dork out and indulge in some of that delicious fried dough confection. There’s free doughnut give-aways all over the country. Local bakeries and chains such as…

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Basket Budget Menus: Memorial Day BBQ in a Pinch

What a better way to welcome summer than by whipping up a bunch of tasty dishes with friends and family. Memorial Day is a time when the temperatures are rising, delicious fruits and veggies are coming into season, and sales are popping up left and right. If you’re throwing a Memorial Day get-together, you don’t…

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Behind the Scenes at the ‘STEVE’ Show with Steve Harvey

From eyeing the bourbon BBQ chicken wings to singing ‘Hey Steve’ piano tunes – Basket Co-founder Andy Ellwood breaks down the “hilarious,” “unreal” and “so fun” moments from the ‘STEVE’ show.  All last week, the Basket app was featured on the STEVE Show with Steve Harvey. For five days straight, Chef Lawrence Page, the star of…

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STEVE Show Special Guests: Basket!

Can you guess who’s going to be on the STEVE show with Steve Harvey? That’s right, these guys! When to Tune In: Basket is going to be an exclusive guest on the Daytime Emmy award winning television show, STEVE! And not just for one show – for FIVE! Tune into STEVE on your local network…

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