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Web Site Saving Shoppers Money

Posted - Jun. 1, 2004 at 2:27 p.m.



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Tonya Papanikolas ReportingHere's some news you can use if you shop for groceries, and who doesn't? A new website is mushrooming in popularity because it points shoppers in the direction of big savings -- at least at one grocery store chain, and possibly more in the future.

Tiffany and Ryan Harris are shopping for groceries. But they didn't write their own list. Instead, they printed one out from an internet service called TheGroceryGame.com.

Teri Gault, Founder www.thegrocerygame.com: “We publish a weekly list of all the items in the store that are the best sales that match up with your coupons each week.”

Tiffany Harris, Shopper: "We just get on the list and mark the items that we like because there's tons of items on the list. You don't have to get everything."

The web site's founder says her employees research when products go on sale, they look for advertised and unadvertised prices, and they pass them along to the shopper.

Each week, the website lets you know which sales are the "rock bottom prices" and you stock up on those products until they go on sale again. Then you're shown which coupon to use from your Sunday clippings.

Teri Gault: "Sometimes the coupon exceeds the value of the product on sale and it's actually free."

And that leaves you free to save money. As the Harris' shopped today, they only paid $62 for groceries worth $167.

Ryan Harris: "A hundred dollars of savings today, and we saved over 60 percent on groceries."

The grocery game web site now lists savings at Smith's Food and Drug stores, and it’s considering expanding to include Albertsons. The service does charge a fee to its users.

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