C.H. asks from Sparta, MI on September 28, 2008
I was just wondering if anyone uses this service and if it truly produces the savings that they claim. Someone my husband works with claims that her grocery bill went from $800 to $500 per month. We don't spend that much per month, but would love to save every cent I can. I don't want to subscribe if it isn't all it's cracked up to be.
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M.V. answers from Grand Rapids on September 29, 2008
HI. I have been using this for 4 weeks and have saved $480 off my groceries! (We have a family of six). Also, when you sign up you get a month free and can stop at any time. Hope this helps.
V.G. answers from Grand Rapids on September 29, 2008
I've hears a lot of people say that they have seen significant savings. It's a lot of coupon cutting and watching ads and using both. From what I've heard it can be time consuming and you have to be willing to spend some time on it. We don't use it, mainly because most coupons are for packaged meals - things in cans or boxes - and we don't use those type of things. We do a lot of fresh meat and fresh vegetables, so we wouldn't see a huge benefit. Plus we maybe spend $75 a week to feed 4.
T.D. answers from Detroit on September 28, 2008
We don't have Saving's Angel on this side of the state yet, but according to their site it's coming soon.
H.N. answers from Detroit on September 29, 2008
www.thegrocerygame.com is an established site that does the same thing but has been around for years and also has a fabulous community message board. You can go on the message board for free to chat with others to see the savings involved.
D.J. answers from Detroit on September 29, 2008
Forget paying for any of these sites. Try couponmom.com They have the same info for free.
B.D. answers from Grand Rapids on September 29, 2008
With this program you have to be able to store lots of things. I know you have to buy multiple of items to get the good deal. Make sure you have enough freezer space, as some of the items are large packages!
L.J. answers from Grand Rapids on September 29, 2008
I tried it for the 30 day trial- I hated it- they want you to buy a ton of your local paper so you can get multiple coupons (seriously they want you to by a least 10 papers!) My friend signed up for it- it is like $19.95 a month, she liked it for a little while, but now she can't find any place to cancel it.
Do yourself a favor, save your $20 on the service and the extra $10 on the multiple news papers (per week!) and just watch the sale ads, shop at Aldi, and buy store brand where you can- we save much more money that way! Savings Angel just isn't worth it!
A.H. answers from Grand Rapids on September 29, 2008
I Love it! I have saved soooooooooooooo much money! I agree that I have other coupons that they don't have for lots of baby things, and others, but it just makes it just that much sweeter of a deal. I like it most because I don't have to look for the coupons and clip them ahead of time. It tells you which coupon book from which date, in which to find them. I just save the whole coupon book each week out of the paper. I personally shop off of the site and plan my meals for the week around what the sales are, and stock up on things that we use all the time when they are on sale. I personally have cut on average my grocery bill by 55%- 65%. A lot of times I do better than that. I was really leary about trying it because I thought it was soooo expensive, but it saves me so much more than I spend on it, and if you get people to sign up under your referal #, it costs less. They offer a two week free trial, or a buy 30 days get 30 days free...I would recomend the latter so that you can get a few weeks worth of coupons built up from which to shop from. If you don't have a referal # of someone already, you can use mine it is 6001. Best of luck to you, I hope it saves you as much as it does me.
M.L. answers from Grand Rapids on October 01, 2008
Hi! I didn't read your other responses, but I did savingsangel for a short time. It wasn't right for me at the time...BUT I know a few people who do it and it has PROVEN to be awesome for them.
I will tell you my experience: When you start, it is time consuming to get yourself in a schedule of coupon clipping and checking things online pertaining to savingsangel,etc. After you get the hang of it, I hear that it's not so bad. Also, a lot of the coupons I noticed were for name brand things, and I tend to buy the off brand or store brand, so I would compare the store brand cost to the cost of the name brand with a coupon, and would end up getting the store brand instead and not even use my coupon. But that's not always the case. Also, you will be able to see what coupons you can use while the store is having a sale and save extra, which is cool! I think a lot of the savingsangel people go to a variety of stores to get all the savings, but for me personally, it caused more stress to my already stressful days- because I just don't have the time to be going all over to get my groceries; I want to be able to go to Meijer and get it all done at once. Not that I wouldn't benefit from it by only going to one store, but I wouldn't benefit near as much. Also, the time it took me to cut coupons, and make sure I got all the coupon flyers I could. There is also a little cost you have to pay each month to be a member. If you get someone else to sign up, you can get paid a little each month that they are a member as well. So...I think it comes down to what you want to mess with in order to get to the 'good' place where you would be at in the few months after you started. I don't think it's a bad thing by any means, it just wasn't right for me...at the time : - ) Hope this helps!!