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Track Sales With a Price Book

Keep a notebook of commonly purchased foods that are on sale. Note the date bought, store, brand, and the size of package and price per pound or ounce. When you look at sale fliers and make your grocery list, it helps you to know if the items advertised are a "good buy" or not. Especially if one does not buy an item very often, say a cleaning product bought only every six months, it is often hard to recall what a good price might be.

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Due to inflation, your notes may have to be amended now and then, but at least you will have a better handle on what to pay for various items.

Seasonal produce often varies in price a great deal. Keep notes on when certain fruits etc. are in season and least expensive. Also one can get great deals on specials advertised for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Super Bowl, St. Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo, and other events or holidays. Stock up.

By Judy from Valley City, ND

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March 26, 2008

It's a pretty basic concept: when something you use goes on sale, be sure to stock up enough to last until you expect it to go on sale again.

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August 26, 2010

My household consists of just me and my Basset Hound, Chettie. I would like some tips and/or suggestions on starting a price book for grocery shopping.

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