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Heather - posted on 02/11/2009
I was doing grocery game.com until they changed their pricing. There is a free site for us locally that I joined so no longer have a need for grocery game. It's not as user friendly but the information is the same.
But the 4 week trial really isn't enough to see all that you save. You will see a reduction in your bill but you won't see the full savings until after your first 12 weeks. The object is to stock up on sale items so you have enough stock that you only buy things when they're on sale rather than when you run out. If you decide not to purchase after the first 4 weeks, it's still worth it to download the savings calculator and the stockpile calculator that are posted in the message boards. they are INVALUABLE.
Another really good website is e-mealz.com. They are also a pay site ($5.00/mo) and they give you a weeks worth of menus based on what is on sale.
Timma - posted on 02/07/2009
Hi there , I am intrested in what this grocery game is ..how much $$$ thanks : )
Here's the link to the Grocery Game: https://www.thegrocerygame.com/con__DollarTrial.cfm?function=order&smt=0&srm=1
Basically, you receive a list of items on sale at your local super markets. The list includes both advertised and unadvertised sales. The items are color coded, black means it's an OK deal, buy it only if you need it. Blue means it is at rock bottom price, so buy now and buy large quantities. Green means the item is free after coupon or rebate.
Cost is $1 for four week trial. After trial period, you are billed every 8 weeks as follows: $10 for one store, $15 for two stores, $20 for three stores.
Tip: buy your coupons online from www.thecouponmaster.com. I spend an average of $5 per week on coupons. I can literally save $100's of dollars from the strategic employment of those coupons so they are well worth the investment. The coupons also come pre-clipped, and I can buy as many as I want of any particular coupon unless quantities are limited. Another benefit of buying online is that some areas of the country get better coupons that you do locally. Some areas have stores that will double coupons, so they may only get a $.50 coupon for a particular item, whereas another area of the country does not have stores that double coupon's so they get $1 off the same item. That is great if you can find a store that doubles $1 coupons.
Sherry - posted on 03/27/2009
I have been playing the Grocery Game since last summer and it has saved us a TON of money. I consistently save over 60% on my grocery bill. My stockpile is large enough that I only go to the store now for produce.
Yes, I could scour the ads for my area and figure out which coupons to match with which sales, but my time with my family is well worth the pittance I pay for someone else to do it. I log on to the site on the weekend, print up my magic lists, and off I go to save money. The money that I have saved has more than paid for my membership (plus I was able to earn twelve free weeks off of referrals).
I will say that I saw minor savings during my trial, but the major savings didn't kick in until I had been a member for about two months. It took me that long to get a really good coupon stash going.
Personally, I can't say enough good things about Grocery Game. I think it is the best thing since sliced bread. ;)
Timma - posted on 02/07/2009
I was a member for a while. Once I learned all her basic tactics, I started doing it on my own. I order my coupons from www.thecouponmaster.com and watch my local sales ads for good deals. I don't need to pay someone else for something I can do myself and have discovered that I am rather good at.
Marcie - posted on 02/04/2009
I was GG member and stopped because I didn't have the time, but I am starting back up again. I LOVE IT!!!!!! I haven't been a GG member for over a year and we are still using some of our stockpile items (toothpaste, deod, hairspray, etc.). I recommend it to ANYONE!
Did I mention that I love grocery game?! LOL
Cortney - posted on 01/30/2009
Regina we did the free 30 day trial membership and found that the list was basically just what the stores' flyer had advertised. Helpful sometimes but not worth $10+ every few weeks. I just try to go to stores that double my coupons and price compare. Hope this is helpful!
I had it and really liked it, although I lived in rural Maine at the time. I eventually dropped out. But I will start back. It is worth taking the time, IMO, however, you really have to be willing to put forth the effort and follow their basic rules in order to really save. If you do it how she explains to, you will save alot! I was getting salad dressings for .35 and cereal bars for $1! Im a SAHM, so I make the time to save in these areas.
Crystal - posted on 01/22/2009
Hey Regina, I noticed you mentioned budle of joy around. Make sure you go to pampers.com and babycenter.com sites and sign up. They will mail you coupons for diapers, formula and other random baby things, sometimes they even send free samples. I know, I never pay full price for diapers or wipes. Also if you find a site that you signed up to and like the coupons and free stuff they send you. Ask a close realtive with no children to sign up for it to (but they have to say they have children) and give you the coupons. That's what my dad did for us and it helped.
Samantha - posted on 01/22/2009
I am a member. Be sure to take advantage of all the stores during your free four weeks and then narrow down to the ones that have the best deals. I was saving a lot of money doing it. We are on a special diet so a lot of the foods we eat are usually not on sale nor coupons put out. I love getting my H/B products and cleaning products at great prices not to mention when you get a product for free.
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