The Grocery Game: Shelly Willis saves an average of 70% a week on her grocery bill by playing The Grocery Game. While watching the Food Network five years ago, Shelly was intrigued by the show’s featured guest, Terri Gault, the founder of The Grocery Game. Terri was explaining how The Grocery Game works and the benefits. Shelly, a stay home mom of a 10 and 12 year old, signed up and has been saving money ever since.
The Grocery Game gives you a list of advertised and unadvertised specials at the store or stores you select near you. It will match coupons with specials. It also has message boards where members share their savings tips.
Amy Almquist, stay home mom to 2 young children has been playing The Grocery Game for 2 months. On average she saves 38-40% a week on her grocery bill, or about $55. “One week I saved 49% and $74! I even saved my receipt.” Amy said it does take a little more planning to make her grocery list now, but it’s well worth it, and it really is fun to see how much money you can save. “I’ve learned to make our menu for the week based on what’s on sale, or what we already have, so that helps save too.”
Shelly is so passionate about The Grocery Game that she now visits churches and civic groups explaining the program and helping folks sign up. Shelly uses the binder method for her coupons. She uses trading card pages, and separates the coupons by category. “It’s quick and easy!” she shares.
The Grocery Game does cost to join. You may sign up for a 4 week free trial here. An 8 week membership is $10 for 1 store, $15 for 2 stores, and $20 for 3 stores.
An alternative to The Grocery Game is CouponMom. This is a free service which uses some of the same principals and ideas of The Grocery Game.