Monday, February 1, 2010

A price book

I have been sitting here this morning looking up coupons and deals at Giant Eagle, CVS, Target and Kroger. I have CVS ecb's (extra care bucks) that are going to expire tomorrow so I need to get over there to use them.

I have never been much of a Giant Eagle shopper but I'm making an attempt to buy only from their sales and use as many coupons as possible. I have a large list of items that I am going to buy and I'm excited to see how much I save today.

But as I sit and do all of this work I am reminded again of how much a price book would help me out. If you don't know a price book is a handmade book of items that you use regularly for all of the different stores you shop. You record in it the sales of the items and over time you begin to learn when and where the sales are.

So I'm making a conscious effort to put together a price book for myself and you get to see just how badly (or well hopefully) I do at it as I am learning.

My first entry I am going to do is for Pull-ups. Today or tomorrow I am going to go to CVS and do the Huggies deal that is going on right now, which is 2 packs per diapers/pull ups for $20 with $5 in ecb's back. I'm going to post tomorrow after I buy them how much the Pull-ups were per unit.

A good article to read about price books is from

Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy New Year!

Well I can't believe that 2010 is here. Where did 2009 go? I remember being a teenager and thinking that the year 2000 was so far away and I would be so old (24) and now here we are ten years later.

Like most people I came up with a list of resolutions for myself this year.

- Get on a written monthly budget. Dh and I have been talking about this a lot lately and we are aiming to have one done for February.
- Exercise more (when I don't have a sprained ankle like I do now)
- Eat better so I can become a more healthy person.
- Keep track of all the books I read this year to see just how many books I get finished.
- Continue finding money saving deals and I will try to keep track of them just to see how much I save.
- and finally post here more often :)

In the spirit of posting to my blog more often I'm going to try to post at least twice a week, with one post being about money saving and the other about anything happening in my life.

So here's to a wonderful 2010 for everyone!