Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Grocery Game

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.

4 comments:

  1. Very cool! I look forward to this. We did follow Dave Ramsey & because of it, I can stay home & STILL afford some help! Woohoo!

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  2. I am very excited about this! I wish we had double coupons and triple coupons. Of course, I wish I had more than 2 grocery stores to choose from too. I am trying the grocery game but I don't know if it is going to work for me. I will let you know. I need all the help I can get as we are losing my full time income in a month. Very scared about that. Thank you Dorinda and Cherie for sharing your ideas!

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  3. I agree with Denise! I wish I had double and triple coupons. The Grocery Game doesn't work in my neck of the woods because most of the stores in my area don't participate.

    But I am lucky because I have Aldi's. If you have access to one then I would recommend trying them out too.

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  4. I love the Grocery Game. I started it about three years ago and it's amazing how we always have stuff in the house to fix a meal but to look at my weeks worth of shopping you would wonder what I am buying. The one negative I have is in this area we no longer have Harris Teeter or Winn Dixie. I have to depend on Food Lion or Kroger. We could use some new grocery stores here!

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