Grocery Shopping With a Price Book

Grocery shopping can be a real pain, these days. There are so many different products to choose from. How do you possibly know if you’re getting a good deal? Well, one way is with a price book.

A price book is nothing more than a pocket-sized notebook that you can take with you to the store. All you need to do is write down those products that you tend to buy on a regular basis and, next to each one, list the best price you’ve paid for that product.

The purpose of a price book is to avoid paying more for less. Many “specials” or “deals” are actually not that special at all. Some are the same as regular price and some are even worse than you usually pay. With a proper book, you’ll be able to spot those issues in a second.

One way to organize a price book is to list each product alphabetically. Another is to list each product in a category, such as baked goods or freezer goods. Some people choose to make books according to the layout of their favorite store, listing aisle 1 items, then aisle 2 items and so on.

There are as many different ways to make a price book as there are people. Your book should work for you. So, arrange it according to however your mind works. It can be as simple or complicated as you want but, as long as the end result works, you’ll find yourself saving money in no time at all.