Flashfood app allows you to buy high quality, surplus grocery items at steep discounts, up to 50% off without using digital coupons. Flash food is available in grocery stores like Loblaws (Real Canadian Superstore) or Maxi (Quebec). You’ll save money on your grocery shopping while, basically saving the planet.

Currently, the Flashfood app is available at select Loblaws (er not, lublows) locations across Canada (Real Canadian Superstore, Loblaws, Zehrs, Dominion, Maxi and Provigo).

Move over Amazon and Walmart grocery, or even flipp, reebee (maybe, reebok), and checkout 51 (although they’re all very cool). Flashfood is a super simple way to get amazing food deals everyday!

Here’s how this genius food app works to get you cheap groceries:
Start browsing food items like meat, bread, dairy, and yummy desserts.
Add those items to your cart and purchase right from your phone.
Head out to collect your food from the grocery location.
Follow signs to the Flashfood zone, *hint* it’ll be green!
Confirm your pick up at the nearby customer service desk.


PS: Excitement can get the best of us - don’t forget to look both ways before crossing the street!

Some food for thought:

• When food gets thrown out, most times it ends up in a landfill. The food then gets covered by other garbage and when it rots, it doesn’t have any oxygen. This process produces methane gas, which leads to greenhouse gas effects.

• If international food waste was a country, it would be the 3rd largest greenhouse gases producer after the USA and China!

• This is not expired food. Actually, did you know that the expiry date does not equal the best before date? The food sold is approaching its best before date by a few days to a few weeks, so it’s perfectly edible.

By purchasing through Flashfood, you negate those harmful environmental effects. Thank you, you’re basically a Saint.

Happy Shopping!

P.S. Okay, so you downloaded...but don’t see a location near you. Now what? Sign up here:

What’s New

Version 2.18.0

Bug and crash fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.1K Ratings

5.1K Ratings

精彩大魔王 ,

it looks like a great app

It looks like a great App with great business idea, but unfortunately I cannot use it because the app doesn’t support superstores in Hamilton or Burlington... I am looking forward to using it in the near future!

Developer Response ,

Hey! Thanks for your interest in Flashfood! We'd love to make our way to Hamilton, we hope to continue our expansion in the GTA and surrounding areas this year! So keep an eye out!

DgnBY1177 ,

Scam - cross check the original prices

The concept is incredible but don’t trust that you’re getting the discount they say that you are. The “original price” which they advertise in the app is higher than the price on the shelf. Meaning you think you’re getting 50% (oh and it’s never more than 50% even if it’s expiring tomorrow) but actually it’s 50% of a false price and you’re actually getting maybe 20% off. I’ve taken screen shots between this app, RCSS app and prices on shelves in stores MANY times and provided these to Flashfood and RCSS and nobody gives any reasonable answers (copy and pasted and scripted answers) and the problem continues to persist. So I simply don’t bother using this app anymore. Which is a shame because I would love to make use of food which is about to be discarded - I just wont be manipulated and lied to in order to do this.

Developer Response ,

Hey! Really appreciate you sharing this us! We're sorry you've to experience that! We'd really like to hear from you so we can share this and offer some feedback and work on improving the pricing at your local store. Our email is We really hope to hear from you!

Shopper 2021! ,

Fantastic app!

I am saving hard earned money, especially right now, and diverting food waste! It’s a win win!!!

App Privacy

The developer, Flashfood Inc, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

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The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Purchases
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  • Usage Data

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  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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