Friday, June 27, 2008

The Grocery Game

For the past several weeks, I have been playing The Grocery Game. Sounds like fun, right? Well, it is! And it really feels like I am pulling one over on the grocery stores and pharmacies in our area. Go to for more information or to sign up for a 1-month trial for $1.

This is my notebook. Yes, it is pink. I love the double layers of pockets it has on the inside covers!

I use this big velcro-close pocket to hold the coupons that the pharmacies give me that are actually just money off of my next shopping trip, and I also keep restaurant coupons and paper clips in here.

My "Tally Sheet" where I record this week's purchases and savings at my "List Stores".
I use baseball card pages to keep my coupons so that I don't have to flip through a packed coupon file every time I want to find one. LOVE it!!

My "Toothpaste Page"... I have yet to label my sections, I need to get on that!

This week's flyer from CVS, and at the very right of the picture is "The List" for CVS, which is copyrighted or I would show the whole thing. I pick the items on The List that I will buy, then print out The List, then go through and mark how many of each item I will buy. Basically, The List tells me all of the items in the store that week that are at their lowest prices, and it combines them with coupons to give me Rock Bottom Deals on all of the things I would normally buy. Then I stock up on these items (it takes about 12 weeks to go through one full "sales cycle"), and leave the store chuckling about all of the great deals I got.
A new weekly activity... clipping coupons! I never thought I would do it, but I'm totally addicted. It's like taking extra money to the store!
Did everyone else already know this stuff, and I am just now figuring it out? I feel like I am finally on top of my shopping. It will never be out of control again! Hallelujah!
It is fun to watch my stockpile grow. We will be taking a closet which we never use and putting shelves in it to hold some of the stockpile too. So fun, and I feel like we are prepared in case anything were to happen and I couldn't make it to the store for a while.

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