Are you ready? The first lesson in our Extreme Couponing Guide is to Be Your Own Expert. You can save money every time you shop if you know what the buy prices are for your area.
Do you know a good price for chicken or cereal? Do you have certain items that you don’t buy unless they’re free?
Without ever clipping a coupon you can save money on groceries and household goods if you know what a good price for the item is.
I have created a price list that I use. It contains both Need-it Prices and Stock-up Prices. The need-it prices are what I would consider a decent price to pay for that item if you are out of it and need it. The stock-up price is the best price. When an item is at or near the stock-up price, you should purchase at least a 3 month supply.
I have also added a column called My Best Price. Since most of you do not shop in the same stores I do, I strongly encourage you to print out this list, and start adding the best prices you find for each item. Every region is different. You may live in an area with even higher prices than my area (although that would be difficult), or you may look at my prices and know you can find a cheaper price at your local store. Remember the prices listed are just a guideline. I have also included a few blank lines where you can add in items that you regularly purchase which are not listed
For those of you who are ready to jump in with both feet, I have created a blank price list too.