Monday, August 16, 2010

Budget Boot Camp Challenge #7~Grocery Price Book

The challenge for this week was to create a Grocery Price Book.  Not to difficult right?  But why on earth would I want to write down the price of everything I buy?  Well I will tell you why because then you know when items you buy frequently hit rock bottom prices.  Now who wouldn't want that info?  I certainly would because if I know when it is going to be the cheapest I can maybe live without it for a week or so right?  Beth tells us that most items go on sale in 6 or 12 week cycles.  When items are at rock bottom that is when you can stock up on those items especially items you use a LOT.  


Beth has some awesome suggestions in her post about the price book.  She being the crazy organized person she is created a spreadsheet that she generously shares with us all.  You should definitely check that out.  
For now I am just using a notebook and making notes of what I am buying and what is on sale at that time.  Once I have a few weeks down I am going to attempt the spreadsheet.  They scare me you see... 


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On another note I am starting to see some real savings at the grocery store.  Last week I shopped the sales and used my coupons.  I spent $74 and saved $79.  I always do a little happy dance when I save more than I spend.  I am sure the people in line behind me enjoy this as well haha!  Oh I also got $7 back in vouchers for my next shopping trip.  That is my favorite part as well.  So really last week I made money at the grocery store.  Well almost.... haha!  
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