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Hi, Lisa. I keep my information on 5 x 8 lined cards. Someone could easily use 3 x 5 cards. I like the bigger cards because I can use the bottom and back of the cards to record food I have in stock. In addition, I can take the card right out of the file while I'm in the store and write

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    Halea''s Doll Clothes
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    Hi, Lisa.

    I keep my information on 5 x 8 lined cards. Someone could easily use 3 x 5
    cards. I like the bigger cards because I can use the bottom and back of the
    cards to record food I have in stock. In addition, I can take the card right
    out of the file while I'm in the store and write on it without having to lean on
    the rings in a binder. We do our inventory once every two weeks by going
    through each card and checking to see how much is left.

    At the top of the card is the category and the item.

    If I know I will not deviate from a particular item, I also put in the ounces
    and information like fat-free, etc. right along the top of the card. For
    instance I buy only one size Neutragena hand cream because that's the only size
    available that doesn't have petroleum jelly in it.

    If I know I may deviate from a particular item in size or brand, I put that
    information down below with the rest of the items.

    Coupons are paperclipped to the back of each card.

    This is the type of order they go in:

    Three main categories are:

    Shopping lists are at the very front of the file in alphabetical order until I
    need to rearrange them by route. If I need to look at something that has a
    coupon, I put /C after the item. I don't clip coupons behind the shopping list
    because sometimes I want to look at that item in two or three different stores,
    and if my children are helping the coupons get discombobulated. However, if I
    am sending my husband to the store, I clip the coupons to the back of the card.
    He refuses to go with the card file. I try not to send him too often because
    he will come back with whatever I asked him not to buy, but once in a while I
    have to ask for help, so.....

    Index card with "Budget" is next and applicable cards behind it in alphabetical
    order. I keep my daily budget information in my Quicken program, but will
    write the month end totals on 5 x 8 cards, by category, so I can average them
    out at the end of a year.

    Index card with "Inventory" is next and applicable cards behind it. The
    inventory cards tend to look like this:

    AUTOMOTIVE - OIL
    AUTOMOTIVE - WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
    CLOTHES - UNDERWEAR - GIRL
    CLOTHES - UNDERWEAR - MEN
    CLOTHES - UNDERWEAR - WOMEN
    DINING OUT - BENNIGAN'S
    DINING OUT - TACO BELL
    FOOD - FRUIT - FRESH - APPLES - DELICIOUS - GOLD
    FOOD - FRUIT - FRESH - APPLES - DELICIOUS - RED
    FOOD - VEGETABLES - FRESH - BROCCOLI FLORETS
    FOOD - VEGETABLES - FROZEN - BROCCOLI FLORETS
    SKIN CARE - LOTION - NEUTRAGENA HAND CREAM
    VITAMINS - C
    VITAMINS - CHILDREN

    Underneath the title tends to look like this:

    FOOD - MAYONNAISE - FAT FREE

    03/15/2003 HF Cain's 16 oz. 2.69 .17/oz.
    04/23/2003 HF Kraft 16 oz. 2.39 .15/oz.


    Index card with "Shop" is next and applicable cards in alphabetical order behind
    it. Since I don't always fill up a card when I make a shopping list, and I
    don't want to waste them, I save the card. Because I use the cards to organize
    my trip, I also put in things like "Post Office", our dentist, doctors, etc. by
    their last name. It also helps to put questions I need to ask the doctors
    right on the card so I know where it is.

    Blank cards are at the very back. The first card has a row of available
    paperclips on it. This reminds me - I really need to make an index with
    "Blank" on it today.

    Every Sunday I try to buy the two local newspapers, clip coupons, and get
    information from the flyers. Every Wednesday I make a trip down to the post
    office in the other direction to pick up flyers so I can clip coupons and
    information from them also. We live on the border of Massachusetts and New
    York, so I can go in either direction to shop.

    So far this week, I saved over $55.00 on spelt flour at a flour company; and
    another $70.00 on groceries at a WalMart Supercenter; by driving to Saratoga.
    I had an entire cart full of groceries in the supercenter that would have cost
    me over $130.00 in local supermarkets, and it was a little under $60.00. In
    previous months our food bill was $750.00+ for four people (because I wasn't
    paying attention). This month it hasn't hit $400.00 yet.

    Hope this helps.

    Kathy D.
    New York

    A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to unravel - unless you have cats!


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Lisa B.
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2003 7:31 PM
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Groceries and allowance


    Kathy D, would you give some details about your grocery price card system.
    How is it set up ? One card per grocery item (ie. ketchup), by category (ie.
    meat) or ?

    Lisa B.


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    Hi, Michelle.

    I saved my message about price books in .txt format and would like to know if
    you would be willing to upload it to the files if I send it directly to you. I
    noticed members are not allowed to upload anything personally.

    Kathy Dickinson
    Halea's Doll Clothes
    http://www.haleasdollclothes.com
    ebay User ID: haleasdollclothes
    Yahoo User ID: haleasdollclothes

    A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to unravel - unless you have cats!


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    Originally posted by Kathy on April 23, 2003
    Price Books

    I keep my information on 5 x 8 lined cards. Someone could easily use 3 x 5 cards. I like the bigger cards because I can use the bottom and back of the cards to record food I have in stock. In addition, I can take the card right out of the file while I'm in the store and write on it without having to lean on the rings in a binder. We do our inventory once every two weeks by going through each card and checking to see how much is left. At the top of the card is the category and the item. If I know I will not deviate from a particular item, I also put in the ounces and information like fat-free, etc. right along the top of the card. For instance I buy only one size Neutragena hand cream because that's the only size available that doesn't have petroleum jelly in it. If I know I may deviate from a particular item in size or brand, I put that information down below with the rest of the items. Coupons are paperclipped to the back of each card. This is the type of order they go in: Three main categories are: Shopping lists are at the very front of the file in alphabetical order until I need to rearrange them by route. If I need to look at something that has a coupon, I put /C after the item. I don't clip coupons behind the shopping list because sometimes I want to look at that item in two or three different stores, and if my children are helping the coupons get discombobulated. However, if I am sending my husband to the store, I clip the coupons to the back of the card. He refuses to go with the card file. I try not to send him too often because he will come back with whatever I asked him not to buy, but once in a while I have to ask for help, so..... Index card with "Budget" is next and applicable cards behind it in alphabetical order. I keep my daily budget information in my Quicken program, but will write the month end totals on 5 x 8 cards, by category, so I can average them out at the end of a year. Index card with "Inventory" is next and applicable cards behind it. The inventory cards tend to look like this: AUTOMOTIVE - OIL AUTOMOTIVE - WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID CLOTHES - UNDERWEAR - GIRL CLOTHES - UNDERWEAR - MEN CLOTHES - UNDERWEAR - WOMEN DINING OUT - BENNIGAN'S DINING OUT - TACO BELL FOOD - FRUIT - FRESH - APPLES - DELICIOUS - GOLD FOOD - FRUIT - FRESH - APPLES - DELICIOUS - RED FOOD - VEGETABLES - FRESH - BROCCOLI FLORETS FOOD - VEGETABLES - FROZEN - BROCCOLI FLORETS SKIN CARE - LOTION - NEUTRAGENA HAND CREAM VITAMINS - C VITAMINS - CHILDREN Underneath the title tends to look like this: FOOD - MAYONNAISE - FAT FREE 03/15/2003 HF Cain's 16 oz. 2.69 .17/oz. 04/23/2003 HF Kraft 16 oz. 2.39 .15/oz. Index card with "Shop" is next and applicable cards in alphabetical order behind it. Since I don't always fill up a card when I make a shopping list, and I don't want to waste them, I save the card. Because I use the cards to organize my trip, I also put in things like "Post Office", our dentist, doctors, etc. by their last name. It also helps to put questions I need to ask the doctors right on the card so I know where it is. Blank cards are at the very back. The first card has a row of available paperclips on it. This reminds me - I really need to make an index with "Blank" on it today. Every Sunday I try to buy the two local newspapers, clip coupons, and get information from the flyers. Every Wednesday I make a trip down to the post office in the other direction to pick up flyers so I can clip coupons and information from them also. We live on the border of Massachusetts and New York, so I can go in either direction to shop. So far this week, I saved over $55.00 on spelt flour at a flour company; and another $70.00 on groceries at a WalMart Supercenter; by driving to Saratoga. I had an entire cart full of groceries in the supercenter that would have cost me over $130.00 in local supermarkets, and it was a little under $60.00. In previous months our food bill was $750.00+ for four people (because I wasn't paying attention). This month it hasn't hit $400.00 yet

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    I use Price Cost Sheets/Pages that I keep in a binders.
    I tried the index card method and my kids kept getting them out and writting on them. gotta love them.
    I have a binder for each store we use. (3)
    Inside each are the following sheets:
    Frozen items
    Meat
    Dairy
    Produce
    Baking Items
    Canned/Prepared
    Grains/Pasta
    Condiments
    Paper Products
    Personal Care
    Laundry
    Auto
    Miscellaneous

    On Each sheet is the following columns:
    Date
    Store (just incase it get moved)
    Brand/Size
    Price
    Unit Price- price per .lb .oz etc....

    When I get back from shopping- before putting anything away-
    I take the binders out and add everything to it. That way I am not running around the kitchen looking for something.
    Grab your reciept sit/stand and add then check it off the reciept as you add it to the price page it falls under. When done then put items away and go back and figure out Unit Price.
    ---
    Before shopping take your shopping list that you made from your weekly, bi weekly (us) or monthly recipes and make your list. If you use your computer it will make it easier than having to write everything down and you can proof it before printing. Check ads against your price sheets and add the cheapest items. If you use coupons add it on there you have a coupon by using a capital C and adding to your list. Since I use coupons also. I use a coupon binder with index cards. It has two sections one with the following-
    Frozen items
    Meat
    Dairy
    Produce
    Baking Items
    Canned/Prepared
    Grains/Pasta
    Condiments
    Paper Products
    Personal Care
    Laundry
    Auto
    Miscellaneous
    and the other has them listed as above & by the exp date as sub-cats.
    When you go to the store you'll take your list & coupon binder. If you did all your work at home. You should be able to remove the coupon(s) as you add the item to your cart and put with the list. Make sure to have an envie stapled or paper clipped to it so you don't lose any of your coupons.
    Once you get the hang of it, it's easy and the cashier will love you for being so organized. You'll love it because of the money you'll save.
    To get the coupon dates you can use a website like
    http://customcoupon.com/organizer/

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    thanks for the link,this is great

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    I am looking for price lists for Hy-Vee, Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens and

    Aldi's. We are from the KS so I suspect anything from this area would

    be close. Blessings








 

 

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