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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Help with Grocery Pricing Comparisons

Do you find it as difficult as I do to remember what is a good price for a can of soup, box of plastic baggies, or bottle of apple juice? I get in the store and the numbers all start to swirl together. I really want to be a wise shopper taking advantage of good sales and avoiding overspending, so I made myself a Grocery Comparison Chart.

You could get the prices from old receipts or walking through the store, but I found that using an online grocery shopping service through my local grocery store was fast and easy. I searched for the items I wanted to include on my list (things I buy pretty regularly) and then found the best price per unit for each item. I noted the item, cost per item, unit size (for better comparison shopping) and the brand name, if needed.

Then I compiled this list and printed it on card stock and slid it into a page protector.

Now I can take this page with me anywhere and I don't have to worry about it getting wet or mangled. My hubby recommended taking a wet erase marker along on shopping trips to mark down any changes (or better deals).

We tried the list out on our last trip to Costco - it was very helpful! I could easily see how much we might save at Costco on some items. And I found that the grocery store had better prices for some items I'd not expected!

This Grocery Comparison Chart really WORKS FOR ME! Want some more great ideas - check these out!


Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I may have to try this out.

I used to be a reader of your blog and just recently rediscovered it. I really enjoy it! I especially love your title. We try to school in the morning, but a lot of days we don't get started before ten either.

Amy :)

Kerry said...

Hi, Amy! Glad you rediscovered my blog. And your blog looks very nice!

Wani said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!
C'mon by Wani's World and check out my WFMW!

P.S. He loves you... said...

How helpful! Thanks for sharing!

April said...

great idea!

At A Hen's Pace said...

This is exactly what I need to do, here in a new area with new stores. I'm getting a feel for where to go for good deals overall, but on specific items I need details! Thanks for the idea--


Kerry said...

So glad you ladies liked the idea! it really is working great for us.