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Monday, May 12, 2008

Introducing Pinching Your Pennies' Free Downloadable Price Book!


One of the most important tools for any frugal grocery shopper is his or her price book. This is particularly important for beginning "frugalites," and with prices changing so rapidly right now, it's also important for veteran frugal shoppers. One of the challenges many shoppers face, however, is that it's hard to get started with nothing but a blank sheet of paper and only a vague idea, if any at all, of what a truly good price on an item is. That's where Pinching Your Pennies comes in! Using more than three years of experience looking at grocery ads, coupons, and sale prices, Pinching Your Pennies has established price points on over a hundred and fifty of the items shoppers buy the most. We've converted these price points into an Excel document that contains preformatted price sheets that are easy to read, easy to print, and easy to use. Just choose the sheets for the items your family buys, print, insert them in your price book (many of us use three-ring binders), and, using Pinching Your Pennies' price points as a guide, start recording the sales and every day prices you notice around you. You can even pull old grocery receipts out of your pockets and purse to get you started! At Pinching Your Pennies, we're committed to helping you save your family money, even during these challenging economic times. Download the price book, and we'll get started now!


KMDuff said...

Awesome post. :)

For anyone who doesn't have microsoft excel, they can download open office for free and it will open the spreadsheet.

Heidi said...

Thanks! I appreciate knowing that.

Wendy said...

Fabulous! I love it, and I'm going to add it to my coupon book tonight. THANKS

Heidi said...

Wendy: Thanks! I'm so glad it was helpful! Let me know if there are any items for which you'd like to see new pages created.

Kellie said...

I'd like to know the breakdown prices for Pert Plus. I noticed the current deals got 4 stars, but 3 different coupons were listed. I'm curious to know where the $1.00 Pert Plus rates when using coupon for $1 off the $2 sale price. Thanks!

LetsBeReal said...

Love the post, Leggs! The pages look helpful. Years ago, when I had a price book, it took me a long time to get a feel for what was a good price. These pages will be great for giving people a head start.

Heidi said...

Kellie: I'll throw a sheet together, but it won't be on the server in time, so I'd say 1.00 a bottle is a 4 star price.

Anonymous said...

When I downloaded the price book, it only gave me one page. Am I doing something wrong? I thought there was supposed to be a list of 150 items?

Anonymous said...

I would like to know where in the world these prices came from. Many of the items I can't even get for the 3 star price on sale and with a coupon!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I was just printing off some of the price list and noticed that the "Sugar" page has the same heading the page prior, "Suddenly salad".

lvlc said...

Love the help! I haven't started my pricebook yet although I have some prices in my head!

I would love to see meat prices!!!

Crystalyn said...

t thought I would drop you a note that I am loving this website and I am just getting started on this coupon idea. At the same time I have three girlfriends just stating too. We all mostly shop in Evanston, Wy and Utah. And so far everything is set up like you make it just for me and my needs. Thank you for putting so much time into helping us!!! I listened to every video and read ever word.


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