I am starting a new REALITY CHECK series over at Burbmom.net. I am not going to post the follow up stories here, but wanted to let ya know what I was doing over there in case you want to follow along.
For the next month I am going to play THE GROCERY GAME.
The Grocery Game is a website that you join to get specific local information about coupons, specials and freebies at the grocery stores you frequent. It says that if you follow the instructions you can save a lot of money without spending a lot of time devoted to coupon clipping.
Too early to tell.
The post-shopping Reality Report:
The Grocery Game website is a little awkward, but once I figured out a few things I was able to navigate it pretty easily. I was surprised that when I entered my zip code a whole list of local grocery and drug stores appeared. Once you choose the stores you want to follow the "rules" and shopping lists are available to print.
I will admit to being VERY FRUSTRATED that there were no coupons in the Sunday paper. Since it has been YEARS since I have clipped coupons I wondered if maybe the paper had discontinued them. I Googled and searched and tried to ask a question on The Grocery Game's website (which was closed for Easter) and finally found the no holiday coupon clause on the actual shopping list. UGH.
There are pages and pages of reading on The Grocery Game website that I felt like I needed to review to get started. It is overwhelming at first. I kept thinking that they could give some instructions to ease beginners into the system. I may be more clueless than their average mom in this area, but it does seem complicated.
I am going to keep an open mind since...I haven't even gone shopping yet!
Next time over at Burbmom.net: Shopping trip #1 without manufacturers coupons *sigh*...
When I am not here.
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