Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Grocery Game, week 2

Well, I've received and used my second LIST from the Grocery Game now. Just thought I'd check in and let you all know what I think so far.

First of all, I think I have a shortage of good grocery stores.

Second, I think the theory of the GG is excellent, and would be completely worth my money if I lived in an area that had several competing stores with wonderful specials and savings programs and such. Week one was pretty good and I enjoyed using my list and feel like I paid less than usual for my family's groceries. This week, well... At no fault of The List, I missed out on several good deals simply because my store was out of stock of all the great deals. Disappointing.

I actually meant to go back on the last day of the sale (yesterday) to pick up the deals I missed, but life got in the way and I didn't make it.

So, aside from that one grocery store, I'm also receiving The List for a Walgreen's store in a nearby town. If I end up deciding to pay for this service, I'll be downgrading to not get the Walgreen's list. I'm a member of a different couponing forum where a wonderful person types up all the great deals each week and tells you exactly what combinations to buy things so as to pay the least amount out of pocket. That's just too easy, and it's free.

I have found no such luxury to help me with my grocery store, however, so for that reason I may consider paying for the GG subscription. We shall see what the next two weeks bring.


  1. Tabby, what grocery store do you have near you? There are a number of websites that will do what The Grocery Game does...for free. I suggest Southern Savers, i heart wags, i heart cvs, and other such sites. I'm so cheap that I won't pay for lists when other sites do the same thing for free. The Grocery Game teaches you to watch and wait for sales, but other sites list the same sales.

    There are sites for pretty much any store.

    Good luck, my friend.

  2. Oh, I forgot. When stores run out of items that are on sale, they will issue rain checks. Next time try going to customer service. I've also read that some stores will honor a coupon if it's about to expire and they are are out of the item you have the coupon for. Food for thought...