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Subject: The Grocery Game www.thegrocerygame.com
Date Posted: 9/25/2009 5:25 PM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2009
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I am just getting into this.  In a nutshell it's a huge data base linking sales at Grocery Stores and coupons.    The data base works on determining when is the right time to use that coupon you have.  It may (and has for me) made items free.  The boast is that it'll cut your grocery bill by 60%.  Membership is free for the first 4 weeks so you can get an idea whether it'll work for you.  After the trial you choose what stores you'll use the coupons at---the list the site generates costs $10 for the first list and $5 for each additional.  You can also get lists for drugs stores like Rite-Aid and Walgreens.  I think it's going to be worth it for me...you'll have to see if it works for you.  On my first trip witha  $190 grocery bill at Krogers--the final amount was $42 less using the coupons for foods I normally buy.



Last Edited on: 9/25/09 5:28 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/25/2009 9:55 PM ET
Member Since: 6/11/2006
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that great nydia will have to check i tout when i get   newspaper again.

Date Posted: 10/5/2009 10:33 AM ET
Member Since: 10/19/2006
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It's a great site, and definitely a help with coupons.  BUT I found that often the best deals are on highly processed foods, or foods that are very kid-friendly (neither of which helps us in our house), so I quit after a while.  That said, the $10 is a bargain if you can store stuff (and stock up) or have more than 1 or 2 people in the house.

Because everything in the stores "cycles" through sales, you'll find you're stocking up on particular categories every few weeks (not every week) and this is where storage space comes in handy.

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Date Posted: 10/10/2009 6:34 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2008
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Have fun with it!  I used the Grocery Game site last year when I was first starting with the coupon-ing thing.  I did the free trial (which i think is actually $1 or was then at least) and then did one cycle of a paid subscription.  At that point I decided it wasn't worth the money to me because I'd started to learn what good deals were and what to look for when doing my shopping.  I now use the couponmom website for free lists to the 3 stores I visit regularly.  It's not quite as comprehensive, but the savings on not paying for a subscription make up for it to me.

Date Posted: 11/18/2009 10:03 AM ET
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Thanks for the heads up on couponmom. It saves time to know which products I plan to buy that I may have a coupon for.

Date Posted: 11/18/2009 12:55 PM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2009
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I did Grocery Game for about 6 months and loved it. However, I found it was taking too much time, and I was starting to have too many of the same things stocking up.