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    Default Anyone use thegrocerygame.com?

    A friend of mine mentioned this website the other day:
    thegrocerygame.com. It's a site that does your coupon and sale
    matching for you. Not sure if it has any more information than we can
    already get on budget101.com. Neither of us has tried it.

    Has anyone on here used it? Is it worth the money?


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    I used it and it does work for me. It saves me in the range of 50-75% on my groceries. Really you are buying the time it takes to compare the adds and the coupons. Some people feel that they can do this themselves, I can't. I work full time and have a preschooler and a toddler, so for me it is worth the money to have the service do the comparing.
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    What the grocery game does is compare non-expired coupons with sales
    ad's, and give you the best prices on items you may or may not need to
    buy.

    The problem with it is that they don't use ALL the grocery stores out
    there, so if you have a local grocery store which is either a loner or
    part of a small chain, you probably won't find your store deals on the
    site. The store I shop at most, for instance, is a large chain, so it's
    in there. BUT- that store has price changes from store to store, what
    is on sale 4/$2 at one shop might be 33% off at a different shop. They
    only take 1 ad from that store, and go by that. However, my more
    localized shops are not, and I still have to do my research on those.

    Basically, if you clip coupons, and keep them organized, you can do the
    grocery game at home, for the price of a Sunday Paper.

    I make sure I look through my coupons every sunday, and clip them. I
    use a large school zipper closed binder for my coupons, not a small
    envelope style organizer. This allows me to just turn a page and see
    all the coupons I have on that page, and organize them in as many
    sections as I want (I use breakfast, meals, snacks, condiments/misc
    food, drinks, hba- beauty, hba- health, hba- hair, store specific
    coupons, etc).

    After organizing my coupons each week, I flip through the ad's for the
    local shops, and write out a list stating what is on sale that I have a
    coupon for, and how cheap it is after coupon.

    From there, I determine which foods I should or should not buy each
    week. For instance, last week, cookie dough was on sale 2/$3, and I had
    a coupon- $.50/2, which doubled, so essnetially, it was $1.00 each for
    2 things of cookie dough. I marked it in the maybe pile, because it's
    not something we -needed-, but would like to have. Go figure, this week
    they are not on sale, and there were coupons for the exact same
    product, only they were $1 off 1. So, I could have gotten 1 pack for
    $.50 this week on last week's price!

    I try to concentrate on getting things I wouldn't normally have, as
    cheap as I can. Some weeks I buy multiple papers, if they have good
    coupons in them. I look at it this way- if I save even $2 on my
    groceries, it pays for 1 paper, so I don't really care if I'm paying $5
    extra a week to get 3 or 4 newspapers, because the coupons make it
    worth it.

    I'd rather do that, personally, than use a website that doesn't always
    have exact & accurate prices on it for my own shops. In the end, they
    don't provide the coupons, so you still need to buy and organize those,
    so why pay $10 every 8 weeks for 1 store update? Or $20 for 3 stores?

    It CAN be done at home. It requires time and paitence, though.
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    The easiest to view method I've found is to buy a binder- kind of like
    trapper keepers of old. I bought one at Wal-Mart for $10, but the key
    was to find one that has a cover that ZIPS shut, so if any coupons fall
    out, they stay inside the binder.

    From there, I bought baseball card sheet protectors, again at Walmart.
    These were found at the front of the store, where they keep sports
    cards, and game cards (like Pokemon). I found a package of around 30
    sheets for about $4. I also bought binder seperators. They are just
    card stock sections with tabs on them, so I can seperate my sections. I
    bought 2 packs of 6 in rainbow colors, so I can have 12 sections of
    coupons.

    One thing that I like is that I can flip to a page, and actually SEE
    all of the coupons on the page, without digging through them. I can
    immediatly see if I have a coupon for the product I'm looking at, and
    it also makes for easy sorting come expiration date time. I can see the
    dates and just pull the coupon.

    This has worked really well for me, as long as I keep up with putting
    the coupons into it. Mine also has a zipper pouch on the front of the
    binder with a net covered pocket. I put coupons in there for items I
    know are on sale that week, that way, I don't have to sort through the
    book to find them.

    That pouch actually has 2 zipper sections, and in the big canvas one, I
    put an extra pair of siszors, and a few ink pens for filling out forms

    for contests in the store. My store also uses the same contest sheet
    for ALL contests, so I take 3 or 4 home to fill out, stick the pre-
    filled out ones in the front zipper pocket, then drop those into the
    bins (1 per bin- 4 bins per store, each visit), and grab new blanks to
    fill out at home. Saves time at the store.

    My binder also has an accordian file inside, which I use to tuck away
    the unclipped coupon sheets, and sales fliers.


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    Hi

    New member here! Just signed up and hope to share tips with
    all of you.

    I used the grocery game for awhile and it helped a lot...there
    are good points and bad points to it and the best thing you can
    do is to take advantage of their $1 trial and see how it works
    for you.

    If you do decide to try it save your Sunday inserts for a few
    weeks before you do it. The lists are based on coupons from the
    inserts and often go back several weeks.

    The neat thing about it is I didn't have to cut out coupons
    every week and sort and file, etc. You just date the inserts,
    save them ...and when the list comes out it will tell you
    there's a coupon for XXX in the 9/10/06 Smart Source, for example.
    Saved me a lot of time. I just cut out what I needed for the week.

    What I didn't like was my particular list came out on Tuesdays and
    that drove me crazy. Since I worked late on Tuesday nights I didn't
    get to go through the list until Wed which is kind of late in the
    week for me to be shopping. The list comes out different days
    depending on where you live.

    Hope this helps you make a decision. Honestly for $1 trial it is
    worth it to see for yourself.

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    I used to subsribe. I cancelled it though because I never used it. It only had one grocery store in my area, and I could match the sales and coupons just as good, only slower!

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    I use the grocery game and love it. There are some errors in
    pricing but for the three stores in my area I have found it to be a
    small percentage overall. She also will flag you on unadvertised
    clearances that are hit and miss as one store will have it
    clearanced and the one on the other side of town is regular price.
    Another HUGE plus in my book is she tracks the "actual" sale prices
    vs. the "phantom" sale price. That was not something I did very
    well. I work full time (1 1/2 hr commute per day) plus have 2 kids
    and their activities and a husband only home on weekends, so I feel
    my time is worth the cost. (Cost for my 3 stores works out to $2.50
    a week-I am definately worth that!!) The money I save on one trip
    to the store easily pays for the subscriptions and the newspapers.
    Since joining the grocerygame I have become known at my local stores
    as "the coupon lady" since I typically spend less than $45 and save
    anywhere from $60 - 100. It allows me to get some items I would
    never have tried at even sale price. Plus the items that I can get
    free and less than free (sometimes I get paid to take the item off
    the shelf! haha) I can pass on to others that aren't doing as well
    as us. I would definately recommend trying the $1 trial for 4
    weeks.
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    I use this website also. It?s great! I spend about $250 a month for my family of 5 and that includes all groceries, paper products, dish soap, laundry soap, toilitries?just about everything that we use and can find in the grocery store. It takes a little bit of work in the beginning, but once you get going, it doesn?t take too much time each month. If you want more information, let me know.



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