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Use a Tally Counter When Grocery Shopping

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.

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By guest (Guest Post)
June 19, 20060 found this helpful

How do you use it? It counts in ones - do I click once for every penny? That's a lot of clicking...

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June 19, 20060 found this helpful

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?

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By guest (Guest Post)
June 20, 20060 found this helpful

I have one of these , to count the laps i walk ----- how on earth do you use it to count what you have spent?

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August 3, 20060 found this helpful

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!

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May 23, 20070 found this helpful

Yes, how does one use that kind of tally counter for groceries?

Also where does one buy the old style plastic ones???

SK

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May 23, 20070 found this helpful

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

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I REMEMBER MY G'MA USING ONE
OH THE MEMORIES.................

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May 23, 20070 found this helpful

What is product called at the Vermont Country Store? link?

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May 23, 20070 found this helpful

There is a grocery tally counter at www.the5and10.com

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May 24, 20070 found this helpful

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!

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May 24, 20070 found this helpful

I emailed Vermont Country store, and they have no grocery counter.

Thx for the link to 5and10.

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May 24, 20070 found this helpful

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

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By guest (Guest Post)
July 15, 20070 found this helpful

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.

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By guest (Guest Post)
July 15, 20070 found this helpful

Yes, but is there any other place that carries them?

Editor's Note: We've been looking but haven't found any.

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July 22, 20070 found this helpful

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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By guest (Guest Post)
December 27, 20080 found this helpful

Look on ebay, just bought one. Good luck paid 6 dollars.

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