price book strategy: maximizing your time

by babhoyersh on March 12, 2011

With the price of gas continuing to go up, I wanted to focus again on how to create a price book. If you read Amy of Mom Advice‘s article on the Dollar Stretcher (linked below), she mentions the strategy of going to a different story every week. That is a great strategy. However, with many of us cutting back on driving, that strategy might not work. Moms bringing kids along also have a tough time getting started on a price book. It’s hard enough to remember everything on the list and keep the kids occupied, and then add in looking for prices of items for your price book project.

Start with your weekly or biweekly shopping list. After you get home from the store, use the information on your receipt to start your price book. If you still have the last few months of receipts which will, of course, show what you like to buy for your family, grab those, too. Most stores will note the price per pound of produce on a receipt. If not, just make a quick note on your shopping list the next time you’re at the store. Skip looking at the unit price stickers at the store which are often confusing, and stick to price per pound and price per ounce (liquid measure). If the receipt doesn’t list the size of the box or bag, find it in your pantry and do the math.


Amy Allen Clark of Mom Advice has a wonderful article on creating a price book worth reviewing: Price Book 101

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Irais April 8, 2011 at 3:35 pm

lnbqna Cool! That’s a clever way of looking at it!

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