Friday, September 24, 2010

Making a Price Book

Have you noticed that grocery prices are creeping higher and higher? Our tight grocery budget has been getting tighter each trip to the store. I finally decided it's time to redo my price book. I've kept one for awhile but it's filled with outdated prices and foods we don't eat anymore. I especially need to work on finding the best prices on gluten free flours.

I keep track of prices from several different stores and places. Right now my book contains the normal prices for CostCo, Amazon, Krogers, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Aldi, and Raisin Rack ( a local health food store). I like buying in bulk so it's very important to me to ensure I'm paying the best prices.

I keep my receipts from each shopping trip and then write the prices in my purse size notebook. I find this is the easiest way for me to do this since I always shop with all the kids!!

I'm amazed at how much some items have gone up and also amazed at the price differences I'm noticing between stores. I'm excited to see how much I'll save once my price book is complete.

Have you found that keeping a price book saves you money?

This is linked to Frugal Fridays

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