I am addicted to The Grocery Game. It has saved me a lot of time and money at the grocery store. So, part of what I'd like to use this blog for is to tell you how it's working and what I'm getting. One of my resolutions was to spend $100 or less to feed the family every week.
Tonight I spent $89.20 and saved: $91.88. This is what I got:
Not pictured: 3 gallons of milk, 2 bottles of dish detergent and 1 Pantene hair product (I went to HT twice cause I forgot a coupon).
My favorite store is Harris Teeter and tonight was no exception. It was triple coupon night. Woo hoo! Love that. They also doubled some P&G brand saver coupons from $1.00 to $2.00 which gave me a huge savings - thus some of the Cascade and Pantene products.
From that our dinner menu this week will be:
Monday: Cream Cheese Chicken with Broccoli
Tuesday: Pork Chops with Potatoes
Wednesday: Chicken N Dumplings
Thursday: Homemade Mac N Cheese
Friday: Chicken Enchilada Roll-Ups
Saturday: Chicken Pot Pie
Sunday: Leftovers/sandwiches and shopping again
So, it's a little heavy on the chicken since that's what was on sale but with all the different ways I'm cooking it we won't really notice.
Why the Grocery Game?
There are other websites out there and that will help you figure out what coupons to use on what sales (The Coupon Mom is one) but I have found the Grocery Game to be the most easy to read. She's very specific with what is a good buy and what isn't - what you should stock up on and what coupons to use. She does charge $10 for the first store and $5 for other stores after every 8 weeks but it is well worth it.
Keep checking back - from week to week I'll post what I've spent, what I've saved, my meals and more info. on how to do the Grocery Game. It took me a few weeks to get into it and understand how to do it but once I did it has been a real life saver.