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6/11/08 1:21 P

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Thanks Lisa!

Did you actually do the trial of the Grocery Game?
Gosh, I don't know where you are but I am in one of the most expensive areas in the country and I have been saving 50-60% regularly.

Tips~ okay, starting tips from the basics here since I'm not really sure how you did it.
First, buy the biggest newspaper for your area (your List will tell you which paper they use) and clip those coupons.
Next, when something your family uses comes up on the list stock up on it (esp if it's in blue on your List that means it's rock bottom. Your listmaker keeps track of prices so if they say it's rock bottom it is!). Sales tend to go in 12 week cycles so buy enough for 12 weeks.
If that means buying a few papers, then do it. It will still save you money!
Your goal is to get your pantry and freezer full of items that you use~ that you've purchased at rock bottom prices. Then you have them when you need them and never have to pay full price!
If you need an item and it isn't on sale~ only buy what you really need. Then when it goes on sale, buy tons! LOL

During the free trial you can and get all the stores in your area to see what works best for you~ but I only have one grocery and one drug store on my list. I don't run around here and there. My time is worth more than that and with my lists and stockpile I don't need to run all over the place!

Speaking of my time~ there are other sites that do similar things....however, Grocery Game does all the work for you. I seriously spend about 30 minutes a week getting my coupons clipped, and then pulled to shop and list ready. That's it.

So even though you pay for the list after your trial, it breaks down to about 1.25 a week. Since I usually save 50% of my bill (which ends up being from $60 to $100 depending on how much I am buying) it is definitely still worth it.

There are also the Grocery Game message boards where you can go with questions and for support. Those are free and you can join anyway but you won't get List information of course.

And if you have specific questions~ please ask! I'm happy to help!
It has honestly made a world of difference for my family!

When I started, I was spending about $200 a week on groceries. But then I would come home and not really have enough to complete more than one or two meals. So we'd end up running back to the store AND eating out.
Now we eat out about 2x a month but that's only for a treat. And on average I'm spending about $70 and getting tons! (For a family of 4 in California.)
I only wish I'd found the Grocery Game sooner!!!


Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. ~Swedish Proverb


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6/11/08 9:47 A

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Hi Kate!!!!! WOW 22.5 lbs so far!! Way to go!! That is awesome!!

I haven't seend how the grocery game can help me maybe its the area I live in but would love some insider tips, because maybe I was doing it wrong..lol, I love to save on my trips, and do everything I can to do it.

Lisa


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ONEHAPPYBABY's Photo ONEHAPPYBABY Posts: 570
6/10/08 10:55 P

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I've posted in other forums here but have not given my intro!
My name is Kate~ I'm a sahm of 2 kids and the wife of a firefighter.
I've been doing Spark since March of this year and I've lost 22.5 so far!!
I'm a Grocery Gamer and have been since August of last year.
I love deals and always get the best ones I can!


Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. ~Swedish Proverb


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