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The Grocery Game Part Deux

May 28th, 2007 at 08:21 pm

As some of you may recall, I've been playing the Grocery Game for the last three week. Each Sunday I get a list of deals for my local grocery store and then I go shopping with my coupons and supposedly save a bunch of dough.

For instance, yesterday I saved $93 on my groceries, but I still spent $150 overall. This to me is not "saving" necessarily since my bill usually hovers around $100 weekly.

Honestly, I don't know if I have the self-control to play the Grocery Game. I found myself buying things like candy bars and weird processed food that I wouldn't normally buy but did just because the stuff was a good deal.

Next week is the last week of my trial membership. If I'm not able to lower the grocery bill considerably, then I probably won't stick with it. I have already come up with a menu for next week and do have most of the ingredients on hand already -- based on purchases I already made while playing the grocery game. But, I don't know if I want to make it a habit of eating hot dogs and processed crab cakes just because they were half off.

2 Responses to “The Grocery Game Part Deux”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    Oh my goodness! Please don't do that! If it is something weird that you may not like, you have wasted your hard earned money! Just look for the coupons for the things you love and keep your "game" to buying the things you LIKE and stocking up on them when they are on sale (with or w/out a coupon.) That is how to save money on groceries - not buying random things because you have a coupon!
    Good luck!

  2. shiela Says:

    Stop buying junk! Make a menu list for a week or two BEFORE you go shopping and only buy things that you will need for your menus. Good luck.

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