Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Works-for -Me Wednesday (Grocery Game website)
It's time to post another WFMW tip. My sister-in-law clued me in to this one.

I'm trying to be better about using coupons to save money on groceries and to watch for sales, rather than making impulse purchases at the time that I actually need something. Thanks to my SIL, I know have a website that helps me achieve those goals. It's called

Here's how it works:

1) Log on and sign up for a $1 trial period for 4 weeks.
2) Using your temporary account, select which grocery stores you'd like to have monitored.
3) Each Sunday, log on and view "Teri's List" for your selected stores to see what sales are being offered.
4) Grocery Game compares the grocery store ads for sales against coupons that were circulated in the Sunday paper and breaks it into three categories.
a. Green items- are FREE!
b. Blue items- are best deals offered for stockpiling.
c. Black items- are discounted items, but not as discounted as blue items.
5) Each line will show you:
a. Original Price
b. Sale Price
c. Manf coupon offered
d. Store coupon offered
e. Final price
f. Amount saved (%)

I print out the lists for 3 major grocery stores (I'm allowed to select only items that I'm interested in and print out only those highlighted items) and then I go through my saved coupons and match them up to those items. I take the list and the coupons into the store with me when I shop.

Of course, after the trial period is over, there is a cost. I believe it's $5 per store that you have monitored and you pay every 8 weeks. I think my SIL are going to share an account and therefore share the expense.

Grocery Game does all the calculations and comparison shopping for me! It's so easy! This works for me. Maybe it'll work for you too!

If you'd like to share something that works for you, please leave me a comment. And be sure to link yourself over at Shannon's, the creator of Works-For-Me Wednesday.

My past WFMW entries:

No Fear Shakespeare
list of age appropriate children's chores
linking within comments
baptism gift
creating blogger categories
alternate use for pot rack
cake decorating tips
unique way to stay connected
cake baking tip
comforts of home while traveling
quenching the thirst of your little one
pie crust made in bulk
hot chocolate kicked up a notch


5:30 AM

At 6:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a great idea! I've often wished there was an easier way to compare sales and prices in stores. Thanks! I'll check it out.

At 6:32 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

That sounds really neat. Thanks.

At 6:32 AM, Blogger Lady Why said...

I've done this and loved it! It's very helpful!!

At 6:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We loved the Grocery Game. It saved us soooo much money!...and it was nice to be stocked up on many items that were bought at such a nice price that we bought lots of extra!


At 7:14 AM, Blogger Carol said...

I'll have to check this out, too. I love when technology actually does make something easier!

At 7:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just joined last week too. I enjoyed my $58 worh of savings at the store yesterday. Very cool.
My WFMW has to do with savin at grocery stores too.
Homeschool Mama

At 7:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow that sounds so cool! I may have to look into that. You have the coolest tips!

At 10:01 AM, Blogger Tammy and Parker said...

There is another site you may want to take a look at:

This is a free site.

They have internet deals, and local deals. You can click on your state for the deals there! This site has made all the difference in the world for our family.....and our pantry!

At 11:08 AM, Blogger Rae said...

Thanks for the tip! This sounds brilliant.. I'll have to check it out =)

At 1:06 PM, Blogger joyfuljourney said...

I joined almost 2 years ago and it is invaluable! If you live where coupons are doubled, this service is a MUST! You won't regret it!

At 2:27 PM, Blogger Amy said...

I have been toying the idea of joining this- sounds like you are getting your money's worth. I love splitting the cost of memberships with people :)

At 4:04 PM, Blogger Mom2fur said...

I've been using Grocery Game for maybe a year now. I LOVE it! I highly recommend it. At the very least I save about 25% on groceries each week. Usually, it's more like 40%. (Once, when I combined coupons with a BOGO sale, I hit 65%!) You have to hang in there, as it takes a while to build a stock pile. But as time goes on...your stockpile grows as your grocery cart becomes less 'stuffed.' The best part to me is reaching for a jar of mayo that I paid just a dollar for and have on my shelf...when others have to pay almost $4 for the same jar because it isn't on sale!

At 9:00 AM, Blogger Miranda said...

I am horrible with coupons, i clip them, but always end up forgeting them, so maybe this website would help, thanks for the info!


Post a Comment

<< Home

Name: Overwhelmed

My complete profile

It wasn't supposed to work this way...Parts 1 through 10

(the story of the private, domestic adoption of our son)

(Part 1)
(Part 2)
(Part 3)
(Part 4)
(Part 5)
(Part 6)
(Part 7)
(Part 8)
(Part 9)
(Part 10- Adoption Finalization)

Fostering isn't for the faint of heart!

(our journey to adopt again through foster-to-adopt, the good, the bad, & everything in between)

Adoption #2- considering the State
More Adoption #2 thoughts
Adoption #2- Back to considering the State
Adoption #2- The Paperwork (Round 1)
Adoption #2- The Paperwork (Round 2)
Family Foster Home Licensing Prep Checklist
Adoption #2- Long overdue update
PS-MAPP class homework assignment
Our preliminary home inspection went well!
Adoption #2: Licensing update
Adoption #2- Foster Facts
Adoption #2: I love it when things go my way!
Adoption #2- The home inspection
Adoption #2- We failed our home inspection!
Adoption #2- We passed the follow-up home inspection!
Adoption #2- Still waiting
Adoption #2- We're getting closer
Adoption #2- An update & a lead
Adoption #2- The lead that didn't pan out.
Adoption #2- We're licensed!
Adoption #2- We have a tiny baby here!
Adoption #2- Update on this precious little girl.
Adoption #2- Quick update on Baby Bug
Adoption #2- Baby Bug is staying longer!
Adoption #2- Baby Bug is growing!
Adoption #2- Overdue update on Baby Bug
Adoption #2- The latest on Baby Bug
Adoption #2- Shopping spree for Baby Bug
Being a Foster Parent Does Not Make Me A Saint
Adoption #2- Another Placement Call!
Adoption #2- Placement Meeting- UPDATED!
Adoption #2- We have Boo at our home!
Adoption #2- Meeting Boo
Adoption #2- I'm angry on Boo's behalf!
Adoption #2- A Birthday Party for Boo
Adjusting to three 3 and under!
Stressful moments in fostering.
Adoption #2- Update on our foster daughters
CPS Workers Jerking Our Chain!
It's getting much worse!
Fostering: Update on Baby Bug
Fostering: Update on Boo
The effects of fostering on Snuggle Bug
The time is drawing near to let go of Baby Bug.
Good conversation with Baby Bug's dad.
Boo has a Permanency hearing coming soon!
My heart is breaking!
Bittersweet news about Baby Bug.
Next Friday is going to be tough.
Packing up Baby Bug's belongings
It's done- Baby Bug is gone.
Working on finding peace, one day at a time.
Referral to the Early Intervention Program
Baby Bug update
Home Inspection for re-licensing
Parole granted for Boo's bio mom
Baby Bug is turning 1 year old soon.
Day 2 of Boo's permanency hearing
A prayer answered today!
Attending Baby Bug's 1st birthday party
Foster news
Good news for Boo's case
Boo's bio family visits
Termination Trial date set!
A new caseworker for Boo
I've been asked to testify in court.
Court hearing for "John Doe"
Contested termination trial begins tomorrow afternoon
Boo's adoption has been finalized!

Fall Into Reading- my progress report
Adoption #2- ongoing research
Thank you! Thank you!
I'm Late, I'm Late, I'm Late
"What's That?"
Favorite Ingredients Friday (Chocolate Cream Pie)
Overwhelmed...With Absolute Joy
guest post from cmhl
Travailing Prayer
Knitting Soothes My Soul

Add to Technorati Favorites Blog Flux Directory Google PageRank 
Checker Tool

Parenting Blogs - Blog Top Sites

Top Parents blogs

Subscribe to Overwhelmed With Joy!

Add to My AOL

Add to netvibes

Powered by FeedBurner

Subscribe with Bloglines Add to Google

Powered By: