Saturday, January 12, 2008

I'm Loving All of This

The Grocery Game rocks BIGTIME! Today Kroger was doubling coupons up through $1 (so you could get up to $2 off per coupon.) I went through all my coupons, and armed with my List (from the GG) headed off to do battle.

End result:

Value of groceries bought = $389.29

Total I had to pay = $157.98

for a savings of $231.31

HOO ra!

Quite a few the items ended up being free. In fact, they paid me to take some of them away! ^_^

13 comments:

Claire said...

THAT is cool. Especially w/ 4 kids. Just you wait, when those boys get bigger, you will really need to take advantage of your couponing skills.

Candace said...

OMG I know! MuNKi says he'll have to get a second job by then! :-P

kitkat said...

Awesome. I've never been very good at the whole coupons thing, so I'm in awe.

Slade said...

WOW!!!!!!! I need to do my shopping with you!

radioactive girl said...

So tell me, is it easy to do? I have been on the fence about it, but I typically spend about $300 a week on groceries (4 kids, friends over all the time, and some daycare kids too) and would love to cut that down a lot. I will have to look into it now.

radioactive girl said...

If you get something for referring me, please do. I would hate to do this and not give someone credit!

Candace said...

Kitkat - I don't think I could do it without the GG. Well, I probably could if I wanted todevote hours to it, but I doubt that I would. :-P

Slade - GG rocks! :-)

Tori - Oh yeah, you can DEFINITELY bring it way down from there! Actually, yes, you can put in my email as a referral if you sign up (milkmaidenster at gmail dot com.) I get a free month or two if X number of people list me a sa referral. I think it's 4, but I'm not sure. Never paid a lot of attention, LOL!

I'd definitely recommend a tleast doing the $1 for 4 weeks trial. And some weeks are better than others. Everything goes in a 12 week cycle in the grocery industry, so if you miss good deals, they'll always come back around. At first you'll be stockpiling, so it seems like you're buying a lot, but once you're stocked, you just maintain your levels. Basically you end up only buying stuff when it's blue (deep discount) or green (free.) I don't even look at the black stuff anymore (sale but not deep discount) unless we have a special coupon day. Our kroger always doubles coupons up to 50 cents, but on those $1 days, WOW! ^_^

Candace said...

Oh I forgot to say, after the trial period, it's 10 for 8 weeks for your first store, and $5 each for any addtl stores (a lot of people do a grocery store and a Walgreens or CVS.) I was reading the board there the other day and one lady had gotten $279 of stuff at CVS and paid ZERO!!! O_O Wow!!

Diesel said...

I'm going to have to tell Mrs. Diesel about this.

Candace said...

Mrs. Diesel will probably reward you with special favours. ^_^

Michael C said...

I have friends who do the grocery game. Big time savings there!!!

Will there be a Best Buy game anytime soon??

kitkat said...

$279 at CVS? Did she buy the entire store? I was just going to say that I doubt I'd do the GG because the only stores they list in my area are CVS and Rite Aid, and there's only so much I can buy at drugstores, but the $279 sure is inspiring.

Candace said...

Michael - Definitely big savings! I think abest Buy game would be dangerously fun. ^_^

Kitkat - they sell food at CVS, too. So I guess that's a lot of what she got. I didn't realise how much food they carry before this week.