Friday, July 31, 2009

Food Shopping Fun

Okay, so I went food shopping today. That's not normally any big thing but I am finally getting my act together and remembering that hey, we need to save some money. I haven't clipped coupons in eons and I am looking forward to beginning again this Sunday.

So my friend A.D. told me about the Grocery Game - where you sign up and they match up all of the national coupons with the stores that you chose so you know where to shop and how much you will save in advance. I'm probably mangling the description but that's my Reader's Digest version. Then yesterday in the mail with all of the weekly grocery fliers, came my Lowes Foods one an on it it tells you how to sign up for Instasave. So I'm like "Instasave? What's that?" Well, I'll tell you... You go to their website and enter in your name, zip code, e-mail and your rewards card number and there are special sales and coupons that will be loaded on to your rewards card! You get to chose which ones you want, which is pretty darn cool. So I went, I entered in my info, clicked on my specials that I wanted and was on my way to shop.

Now there are two Lowes foods near me, one Nick works at, the other one is newer and better. Sorry, son. The other good thing about this new one is that you also earn GAS REWARDS! For every $100 you spend, you get five cents per gallon off at their gas station. I have to tell you, it's pretty sweet. You have a month to use them so over the course of the month you have the potential to keep adding to that little number. Some people I know have actually gotten twenty cents per gallon off at the end of their month. Not too shabby! But back to the Instasave... I go, I shop, I made a list of the Instasave things that I chose and did my normal shopping that I would do at that store. Well, between the in-store sales and the Instasave stuff, I saved (drumroll please!)...$$46.80!! I know, I know, pretty impressive, right? Add to that my five cents per gallon on gas and Stace is feeling pretty darn good right now.

Yes, I'm feeling pretty darn good...


A Lil Enchanted said...

Let me know how you like The Grocery Game... I haven't tried it yet.

A Lil Enchanted,

Mommy Kennedy said...

Awesome job! Make sure you stop by my blog! It's full of frugal fun!

A.Marie said...

WOO-HOO! Way to Go! That is should be proud of yourself; I'll do the happy dance for you; here goes:

happy dance...happy dance...happy happy happy dance....! :)

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

I LOVE "The Grocery Game"! I have been using it since January and it has been so great! I now save around $400 a month on groceries since I have been using it. I never, ever thought I would say anything close to this...but Coupons Rock!:)

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

WTG! Check and see if the 5 cents off for gas is before or after coupons - you might rack it up even faster!