Price Book & How to Keep One

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How to Keep a Price Book

A Price book is a way of tracking the prices of items you have purchased. This is a great way to see what your buy or stockpile price may be for a particular item. Not only do I track the prices of sales items I buy, but I also track them for non-sales and non-couponing items too. This allows me to plan my regular weekly shopping trip and know approximately what my cost will be before going to the store.

There are a few ways you can do one. You can utilize an app like Grocery IQ, keep on paper or use a spreadsheet. However you choose to track your prices, there are certain key bits of information you should include…

Headings for Your Price Book
  • Item Name or Description
  • Original Price
  • Sales Price
  • Value of Coupons Used
  • Rewards Earned on Purchase
  • Store Where Purchased
  • Date

While you can add any additional information that you like, this is a good base for tracking your prices. With this information you can see what you paid for an item and when the last time was that you got that price. Personally, I keep my price book on a spreadsheet.  I have found this the easiest way since I do all my shopping list in Excel I can easily just copy and paste the information into my book. Excel also allows me to be able to filter or search for the item or type of items I am looking for.

So how do you track your prices? ~Cyndi

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I started following The Coupon Wizards after doing some research on the subject, with a little prodding from a friend, and coming across them on Facebook. I was hooked immediately & started to learn quickly. Mostly out of necessity, but also because I loved everything about it. The organization, the researching, the putting together of deals, but most of all, the savings! I was saving my family money to pay those bills & be able to eat all at the same time. This blog was a life saver; literally! In no time at all, I was a blogger myself on the site. My husband has since found a job, but this is now mine and I love, love, love it and hope you will to. Let me know what you think in the comments.

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