grocery game

The economy is in the crapper, holidays are coming up, another semester of graduate school, and hopefully a new addition to our family soon. The husband and I are motivated to save money! Through one of my high school friends, I have found this wonderful thing called The Grocery Game online. Here is a description taken from their website:

“The Grocery Game is a fun, easy way to save hundreds of dollars on groceries each month. TERI’S LIST reveals the “rock bottom” prices on hundreds of products each week and matches them up with manufacturers’ coupons for the best possible savings at your local supermarket. The Grocery Game has exclusive databases that track manufacturers’ coupons along with weekly sales and specials, both advertised and UN-advertised. With TERI’S LIST, the days of time consuming work required for effective coupon-ing are over. The Grocery Game does all the hard work and research, presented in a quick reference format on the internet each week, as TERI’S LIST. Members log in, spend a few minutes with a pair of scissors, and they’re off to win The Grocery Game!”

Basically, I subscribe to this list (for a very low fee) and each week on Sunday I get a list for specific stores (in my case Harris Teeter and Food Lion). I also buy a Sunday paper and clip all available coupons and file them away. The list tells me which I items I should buy using which coupons from the paper. It takes a few weeks for the savings to get really big, but on average my friend saved about 60% on her groceries. My VIC and MVP cards could never save me that much alone! I have even started seeing more coupons for the organic items that we prefer to buy. Basically, this process takes all the hard work out of maximizing your coupons.

My friend Christina said, “Sure, I could get the circular from the paper and compare the VIC sales with my coupons but that would take HOURS! Instead I spend about 20 minutes clipping coupons and looking at the list. I sort out the coupons I’m going to use before heading to the store and in no time I’ve bought $90 worth of groceries for $30. In the past 3 weeks, I’ve been under budget each week on groceries and we’ve had WAY MORE FOOD than normal including plenty of fresh fruits and veggies!” Here is a link to one of her triple coupon days!!

So, if you want to sign up for it – please use my email address as a referral!!