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Family Staples Price Organizer

One of the things I learned from Moneywise Shopper's couponing class is to keep track of the prices you pay for your staples.  This way you know that you are getting a good deal.  I'm not going to lie, this is something with which I struggle.  I don't know why I can't conquer this, especially when I have a great template for completing it.

There are a few examples I have found out there that were pre-made. The one thing they were missing for me was a place to add any coupons I used to get the final price. Knowing that little piece of information helps me remember how I came to my low total. Plus, I like to be able to type mine  and edit as I get better deals.

I keep two lists, one for food and the other for household products.  Those categories also correspond with my coupon binder.


There are a few ways you can make your list.  Our family shops at Costco, so I keep track of the prices there in addition to the price I can get couponing from the regular grocery stores.  That way, if we haven't stocked up enough on an item, I know the difference between the deals.  You can also just keep track of the lowest price you find.


I usually break down the price by individual units (eg~oz) so that it is easier to compare.  I also learned to become more detailed when I listed the sale.  Instead of just recording that I used a coupon (cpn), I actually list the sale along with the coupon amounts and combinations.


I hope this helps you keep track of the great deals you find!



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4 comments:

  1. Oh I so need to do this. Great idea. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Hi Erin,
    This is a great idea. I do like the addition of the coupon part. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/simple-anti-aging-moisturizer-and.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  3. Great idea! I so need to do this. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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