Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I actually went shopping with a list

I decided it may be a good idea to try and save some money on grocery shopping considering I am now paying over $200/month for gas thanks to my wonderful commute to work. Ahem. Anyway, this weekend I joined The Grocery Game. The first month only costs $1 so I figured why not try it.

I selected Stop & Shop and CVS as my stores. Gathered the last 2 weeks of Sunday coupons and printed my list. Clipped coupons and off I went (I actually forgot to change my default printer so one of my coupons was printed at work instead. Oops.).

I actually saved about $30 at each store. Ended up paying $80 at Stop & Shop and $11 at CVS for the week. Plus, I have an additional $6 of CVS Extra Care Bucks to use next time. I came home with a buttload of stuff. If I were not so busy lazy I would have taken photos and had the actual totals available to post.

It was pretty easy but I'm not 100% sure about it yet. I will definitely give it a few more weeks. With Sean's milk allergy I will always have to buy the soy and organic things. Coupons are hard to find for those. But, if I can save elsewhere, it may be worth it. I'll keep you posted.

If you decide to try it out based on my rave review here please put my email in as a reference (dorenecc at yahoo dot com).