*smooch* (ldy) wrote,

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Grocery Game

Right! So, back in April of 2006, I mentioned something called "The Grocery Game." At some point after that, I promised to post about it.

Well, it's over a year later, and I finally got around to it. Go me!

Now, you usually save some money at the supermarket... I mean, you're bound to pick up something on sale (especially if you stuff your cart as full as mine). Typically, with no Grocery Game and no coupons I'll see savings of about 10% of what I've spent... so if I spent $250, I might see a "you saved" amount of $25 or so.

As you can see from the receipt to the right here, I paid $250 for groceries this past Wednesday.

More importantly, you'll notice that I SAVED over $80.

Go go Grocery Game! Grocerygame.com is a site that compares coupons to sales prices for a variety of different grocery store chains, in order to find the best deals on stuff.

I keep a notebook with those plastic page inserts in it, slip each month's coupons into an insert, and slap a post-it with the date on it. Then, each time I go shopping, I look over Grocery Game's list and pull whatever coupons I need.

Since Paul and I are both dieting, and we generally buy produce and stuff at the Fresh Market across the street, I rarely make big grocery store shopping trips. But every time I do, Grocery Game pays off handsomely (I think I pay around $5/month for the service, and usually see a return on a full year's investment in a single trip).

So, I highly recommend it, if you like saving money.

I think it costs $1 to try it. I get twelve weeks free for every three people I refer, so if you give it a try, and want to slip me a few free weeks, go to grocerygame.com and put ldysaphyre@softhome.net as your referrer :)

If you need any help with using it, feel free to ask. I've been using it for well over a year now.

Happy shopping!

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