There is a lot of talk about “Rock Bottom Prices” in the coupon world. In fact, when you break it down to the simplest level, Extreme Couponing really just means always buying things when they are at their lowest possible price (after sales and coupons), and buying enough of them to stockpile and last until they hit that price again.
But what is a rock bottom price?
How do you know when something is a good price?
I know I say this a lot–sometimes I even feel a bit like a broken record–but knowing your prices, like everything else, comes with time. You can’t expect to walk in a store on your first week and start saving 85% every time you shop, and you won’t know what the best prices are for your stores until you have been shopping long enough to see a lot of sales come and go.
One of the best things that you can do is start keeping track of your shopping trips and how much you pay for each item. You can do this in a variety of ways, whether it be use a notebook, an Excel spreadsheet, a printable price list form, or by starting a blog.
Personally, I like the blog option (it’s how I got started!) It allows you to tangibly see your results and your improvement, helps you hold yourself accountable, and allows you to share your success with others. (You can even link up your savings every Thursday here at LWSL.) And it is also a lot of fun, not to mention free and super easy to set up on WordPress or Blogger.
But because some of you have absolutely no patience whatsoever (and I truly say that with love), I thought I’d put together a little rock bottom price list that you can print out and keep on hand as a reference.
Keep in mind that this list is based on my experience, so your personal rock bottom prices may vary. That said, it is a great place to start!
Here is the link:
Tell me, how do you keep track of your best prices?