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May28
How Gas Prices Affect You and What To Do About It (Part 2 - The Grocery Game)
Yesterday I began a series on the high price of fuel and how it affects you.

(Note: I'm still looking for reader comments for the final piece in the series, to be published later this week.)

High fuel prices impact businesses directly, by increasing the cost of transportation. They also impact businesses indirectly by increasing the cost of goods (as the manufacturers increase prices to keep up with the fuel cost).

If you have a family, then this means that your grocery prices are increasing. More money spent on groceries means that your home business has to earn more to maintain your family's lifestyle.

I've found a neat way of dealing with the high cost of groceries that saves me about $5,000 a year. For the past for years, I've been using The Grocery Game to control my family's grocery costs.
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While I can't tell you exactly how The Grocery Game works (since it is a proprietary method), I can tell you that it has to do with combining coupons and store sales.

This week alone, I saved over 66% on groceries. My grocery bill for a family of four (including nonfood items like toiliet paper, paper towels, body wash, and vitamins) was only $88.00!

The Grocery Game also enables me to get some items for free, from time to time. That's something that never happened before.

Before I sound too much like an advertisement, there are circumstances when The Grocery Game might not help you save money:

  1. You always buy a specific brand for everything.

  2. You only shop at stores that don't accept coupons.

News stories about The Grocery Game include:

Leave a comment and let me know how fuel prices have affected you and/or your home business and I'll include it (along with a link) in a followup post in this series.

Image Source: Laura Spencer. The groceries in the photo were purchased for less than $10 several years ago when I started The Grocery Game.


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This year for the first time ever I have planted a vegetable garden in the hopes of no longer needing to make frequent trips to the grocery store for fresh greens. Lets hope the lettuce grows well!

Hi Carrie!

I, too, wish you success with your vegetable garden.

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