Save Mad Money on Groceries with Grocio (coming soon)

grocio_logoA couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of seeing Gerald Buckley, founder of Grocio, speak about his experience building his web startup, Grocio at OpenBeta. While the talk was fantastic, I must admit I am more juiced about what his website actually does and how it will help my family and me get by in these tough economic times.

In a nut shell, Grocio let’s you find the best deals in your neighborhood on groceries. It might not sound like a big deal at first. If you’re a coupon clipper or circular reader, you are already up on your game when it comes to saving on your home’s food bills. But if you are not doing these things already or if you are, you might find the task daunting. Grocio takes the footwork out of it and makes finding the best deals wicked easy.

Check out the video below to see a demonstration of how Grocio works and sign up at the website for a free account. Grocio will be launching soon and it could not come at a better time for many Americans.

I also want to mention how amazing it is to me that this startup is coming to fruition in these times. In his talk at OpenBeta, Mr. Buckley mentioned that he first started working on Grocio in 2001. While this would have been a handy site to have have then, given our current economic situation, the site has now become relevent to many more people. To launch the site amidst these conditions seems very smart (or lucky). I would not be surprised in the least to see Grocio appear on the likes of Good Morning America or read about it on sites like Wise Bread in the near future. I’d also like to point out that Grocio is based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a fellow Oklahoman, it excites me to see innovation like this come out of our state. Awesome is spreading.

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Oklahoma has **SO** many great things going for it. On the one hand I’m glad more people haven’t discovered Oklahoma. While… on the other hand we could sure use some VC from Silicon Valley to take note of Oklahoma’s merits and open some satellite offices.

Really stinks when we keep hearing, “If you’d just consider moving to XYZ, Califorina… We could do business.” I’m usually quick to come back with… “Why not open an office in middle America where it’s less expensive to do business AND get some exclusive deal flow going?” The discussions usually end pretty quickly at that point :) I’ll keep swinging at it though.

Gerald

PS – KTUL.com (Channel 8, ABC, Tulsa) recorded an interview today. Might complement what you already have up (which is very kind and VERY appreciated).

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