To help save money when grocery shopping or shopping for multiple items anywhere, use a tally counter to keep track of your spending and don't be surprised when you get to the register. Calculators never work for me because I always end up zeroing by mistake.
How do you use it? It counts in ones - do I click once for every penny? That's a lot of clicking...
Fantastic idea. I tried this once with an old plastic grocery tally counter thing (my mother used one in the 60's) but it kept jamming and I sort of forgot about it. I am going to pick up one of these today.
We have been spending way too much on groceries- it just seems to creep up higher every week. How do those on low and/or fixed incomes do it?
I have one of these , to count the laps i walk ----- how on earth do you use it to count what you have spent?
I use one of the old plastic grocery counters. It unfortunately only counts up to $20 but I still use it. I just round up the change portion of the price and when I get to the $20 mark I write it down and keep going. It's a great feeling when I'm at the register and the bill is less than what the counter says!
Yes, how does one use that kind of tally counter for groceries?
Also where does one buy the old style plastic ones???
THERE WAS A PRIOR POST ON THIS AWHILE BACK MAYBE THRIFTY CAN FIND IT FOR YOU. I THINK... I MIGHT HAVE FOUND ONE A THE VERMONT COUNTRY STORE WEBSITE. IT'S BEEN AHWILE SINCE I CHECKED INTO IT WITH SHIPPING IT WAS ABOUT $10
I REMEMBER MY G'MA USING ONE
OH THE MEMORIES.................
What is product called at the Vermont Country Store? link?
There is a grocery tally counter at www.the5and10.com
I keep track by counting everything in my basket - I always check at the 99 Cent Store - but that's easy becaz the prices are all the same!
I emailed Vermont Country store, and they have no grocery counter.
Thx for the link to 5and10.
I tried the contact form at 5and10.com and got an error. i'm not sure if this is a working website or not. Another time I got network solutions that the domain name is for sale. Until we find out if these guys are in business or not, I wouldn't recommend ordering.
Susan from ThriftyFun
Where can one find this grocery counter? I can't find the counter on the 5and10 site?
Editor's Note: They don't seem to have them anymore.
Yes, but is there any other place that carries them?
Editor's Note: We've been looking but haven't found any.
I used one of these as a young housewife in the mid 70's, at " the5and10.com", under organizers, you can find the " handy adder" for $4.99, it will go to $99.99, there hard to find in the stores, I haven't seen one in years.
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