I just got done looking at the grocery ads for this week and I only circled one thing that appeared to be a good deal - Bartlett pears on sale for 88 cents a lb. Maybe there are more deals but with prices having risen so quickly I am struggling to figure out what is a good price anymore.
I haven't had to keep a price book for quite some time because I knew the prices of everything I purchased. Now that prices have dramatically changed, I am making up a new price book. This is so frustrating.
The past month or so I have been kind of going on a whim and a prayer when it came to buying some of our groceries. There were the obvious deals such as 4 boxes of Cheerios for $5.00; but there were the other items that I wasn't so sure about.
So now I'm getting back to the basics and keeping a price book. I need the information in order to make wise purchase choices but I also know that it will be kind of sad. Why? Comparing today's prices to the prices in my old price book is sad. Actually it's even worse if I go back to the very first price book I ever kept from 18 years ago. I came across it recently and under beef I had chuck roast listed as $1.49 a lb. Now that's really sad.