The weather is warming up, patios are open so you know that that means… BBQ and picnic season is here! When you look at our calendar the weekends are getting filled up with family gatherings, summer birthday parties and BBQs with friends. I can’t wait for all the fun and great food we will get to enjoy this summer! The only downside is the prep that needs to go into these events – menu planning and grocery shopping. Not my favourite tasks. Luckily the Longo’s App is here to help make things easier, combined with the amazing selection of fresh fruit, tasty cheeses and hot out of the oven breads available at Longo’s I will be ready for any picnic or BBQ we have coming up.
This weekend’s family gathering was the celebration of a first communion for a cousin. I was in charge of bringing drinks for everyone to enjoy at the party. I decided to make a Summer Citrus Punch and was able to quickly put together a grocery list of everything I would need. The Longo’s App is available for both Apple and Android phones and offers many helpful features including easy look up of store hours, tracking of Thank Your Rewards Points and easy browsing of the weekly specials.
Now no matter where you are you can quickly create your grocery list on your phone. No more needing to remember what you wanted to add when you get home. And don’t worry you are not limited to the items in their database, although it is very extensive and had everything I was looking for. You can also add in “custom items” of anything you can think of. As you are shopping, simply “check off” all the items you have picked up to make sure nothing gets left behind.
I love that right from the app you can create a grocery list that includes prices of the products you add to your list. This really helps you stay on budget as you are planning a shopping trip and lets you know approximately how much you are spending BEFORE reaching the check out counter. As always the section of fresh fruit and vegetables was abundant and top quality. I was easily able to find what I needed for my punch recipe and also a few more items that just looked so tasty that we could not walk by without getting some. The bakery and deli areas always a favourite of mine. Who can resist fresh baked bread topped with artisan cheese??? I know exactly what I am going to get for our next picnic lunch at the park.
Before you head out to do your grocery shopping at Longo’s make sure you download the Longo’s Mobile App to help you spend less time and money shopping, and more time enjoying your summer!
Disclosure: I am a member of the #CollectiveBias Community. All opinions are strictly my own.