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Grocery Price Book Tutorial
This post is a part of my Large Family Money Saving Tips Series.
Here, I am going to share with you how I put together my families Grocery Price Book. It was so easy to put together. It took me about 30 min. to complete. The supplies needed for this project is short, trust me. I used items I already had sitting around the house. Here is what I used; a notebook, a pen and a pencil. Well, I did use a ruler to make my lines straight, so you can say there are 4 items needed. See, just like I said, just a few supplies.
~1 empty notebook
~ink pen-any color
You may add stickers to make your pages more beautiful.
Let’s Put The Book Together
You first need to decide how you want your set up. What I did first was search around Pinterest and see how others put theirs together. I found one that looked like how I wanted it. Here is a link to the site where I got the idea. This one just seemed to look like it would work the way I wanted it to. There are a few ways of putting together the set up. Just find the one that seems a good fit for you.
Next, I decided which stores I wanted to put in the book. Since we basically shop at 3 stores I decided on just those 3. WinCo, Grocery Outlet & Walmart. Walmart is a store we go to maybe once a month while the other 2 are weekly. Use your pen to make as many columns as you have stores you shop at regularly. Plus one for the items, then another for the unit price. See photo below.
Adding Prices and Items
There are 2 ways you could add the items you buy to your Price Book. You could save your receipts & add them that way or bring the book with you to the store and add as you shop. I chose to start with using my receipts. Just look them over and write down the items you buy on a regular basis. Many items change price weekly at my stores. So you would just write down the most recent price. This is why you would use pencil. You can erase and change the prices as they go up & down. It is important to be using a pencil for this part.
Make sure you write down how much the items weighs or how many are in a package or the unit price to keep you on track. This will help you know if a sale price really is a good deal.
Customize it to your liking
Are you are planner mama? Do you have a box full of washi tape or stickers? Take those items and decorate as you like. Turn your Price Book into a beautiful site. I am pleased with my flamingo notebook. I may add more decorations to it later on. After I have used it more and filled it up more.
There you have it…your price book
Keep your book with you when you go shopping. Take note of when sales are up also. Many go for a full month at some stores. You will be saving money before to long. Just watch and see. One day someone may walk up to you at the store asking what the book is. You could share the idea along for others to save money as well.
I hope that this was a help to you and your family. I am very satisfied with our price book & thankful that I finally made it.
As I mentioned earlier, search around Pinterest for more ways of making it. There are many free printable price books if you would like to go that route. Each blogger seems to make it a different way that works for them.
Do you already use a Grocery Price Book? Please share how you put yours together and how it has helped you.
MY YOUTUBE VIDEO ON MY PRICE BOOK
Here is the video I made of our price book if you would like to watch. Please subscribe if you haven’t yet.
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