Using The Grocery Game (TheGroceryGame.com) to save the family money has developed into a 20 minute Sunday ritual.
- Keep inventory of my kitchen. I need to have a decent idea as to what I have, don’t have or of what I’m running low. This doesn’t need to be a formal electronic list, although many do keep an Excel spreadsheet for this. I have in the past, but have found that keeping a simple list of things running low on the fridge works best for me.
- Collect Sunday circulars for the newspaper. I ask friends and neighbors for them. I label each circular with its published date.
- Join The Grocery Game (TGG) – http://www.TheGroceryGame.com A FREE trial is available!
- On Sunday, I go to TGG and click on QuickPrint List and select the store I prefer.
- Scrolling down the list, I click items that I don’t need or want. Be sure to think ahead. Are there celebrations approaching that may warrant more boxes of cake mix?
- Print list and print any online coupons. (It doesn’t need to be in color – save $ on the ink – and print in grayscale)
- I get out all my circulars and scissors and start cutting.
- I indicate on my list the number of items I will actually have to/need to purchase based on the current special and the number of coupons I have.
- Place coupons in an organized envelope. I use and LOVE my Savvy-Cents (Savvy-Cents.com) for this. I have a separate section for each of the 3 places I shop. I also keep all my saving club cards, other miscellaneous coupons, some spare change and more in it. I keep this in the car during the week for any unplanned trips.
- I recommend The Grocery Game to friends through the referral page and hope that a few join so I receive free months. I have received several thus far.
In the spring of 2009, I had the opportunity to go shopping with Teri Gault, owner and founder of The Grocery Game (TheGroceryGame.com). I learned lots of tips that I have incorporated in my weekly ritual. This shopping trip was filmed by WSVN-Miami. The video is no longer available online.
To read a more detailed review of why I promote The Grocery Game, see my guest post on TechSavvyMama.com site:
This review contains opinions of my own. I am a paid subscriber of The Grocery Game.