I've been keeping a very extensive price book using my works spreadsheet program. I finally began to see it was useful--but only at home. I really would rather have a smaller more portable pricebook. I'm switching back to using a pen and paper!
For my little pricebook I decided not to run out and buy a new notebook. I wanted something that would fit nicely in my wallet--like my check book does.
My new pricbook does not have all the details my old one had, just mainly prices at the discount & big box stores, that way I have something to compare quickly when I find a possible good sale someplace else. The question--
Is this cheaper than Aldi?
Is this less than at Sam's Club?
I used some notebook paper and recycled the cardboard from an envelope box to create a little checkbook sized price book assembled just like a checkbook too. A paper cutter and stapler came in handy as well.
The new little book is perfect! I am considering making another one of these for non-food prices--like who has best gas price? or carwash (we are not allowed to wash our cars at home in Charlotte due to water restrictions--so my car is usually dirty, occassionally it visits a car wash.) I could keep sizes/ usual prices for clothing, pool chlorine, motor oil (yes we do our own oil changes) charcoal and such like.
I have a wallet I like that I picked up in nearly new condition at a thrift store about 5 years ago. It has roomy compartments and I think I could fit 2 of these quite nicely in the back section. My checkbook and most used shopping cards, license & debit card go in the front. note-- I don't have/use credit cards--only a debit, and other than change--like my quarter for a shopping cart at Aldi-- I rarely carry cash.