Pinching Your Pennies Printable PriceBook 2.0

Summary: PYP Pricebook 2.0 includes price per oz. calculations, a blank price page, and a price page for premium shampoos.

The feedback for the new Pinching Your Pennies pricebook was fabulous! Your comments, posts on the forums, and PMs to me were excited and exciting. Thank you!

One thing I began to wonder as I looked at the price book was this: the price points are there for specific sizes of items, for instance, a 15 oz. can of Chili, so a person knows that if they find a 15 oz. can for 79 cents, that’s a pretty good deal. But what if a person find a 28 oz. can of chili at Costco for 1.64? How can they easily figure out how good of a price that is?

So, in the Pinching Your Pennies price book 2.0, I’ve added price per unit calculations. Now, instead of just telling you what a three, four, or five star price for a can of 15 oz. chili is, it also tells you how those three, four, and five star prices translate into pennies per oz. Then when you’re confronted with your life-altering Costco chili dilemma, you can do a little math on the Costco chili and find that 2.50/36 (the price divided by the oz.) comes to 5.1 cents per oz. You glance at the price book and realize that that’s a four-star price per oz. Not a bad deal! The price per oz. calculations will help people adapt the price book to their particular shopping styles.

The new price book also includes a blank sheet at the beginning, so that users can print it out and use it for items for which there are no sheets in the price book. It also includes a new price page for premium shampoos like Sunsilk, Pantene, and Pert.

As always if you have any questions, comments or ideas for the price book, feel free to leave a comment. I love your input!

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  1. Love this! I was wondering about sunscreen. I didn’t see that in the list. Thanks so much for sharing this!

  2. Is there any way you could include on the diaper pages, a breakdown of what are great per diaper prices for each size of diaper?

    Also, I was wondering if the prices that are listed in the coupon book reflect after coupon prices?

    Thanks so much!

  3. Tina: Thanks! I’ll get some points for sunscreen!

    Liz: I wanted to do that with diapers, but the trouble is that a good price per diaper varies WIDELY depending on the size and type of diaper you’re buying. For instance, 12 cents a diaper may be a good price for BabyShaped size ones, whereas 23 cents a diaper is a great price for Cruisers size fives. However, you can easily calculate a good price per diaper by dividing the five-star price of a jumbo pack by the number of diapers in a jumbo pack of the particular type and size that YOU buy. That will give an idea of what a good price per diaper is FOR THE TYPE AND DIAPER SIZE THAT YOU BUY. Once you move to a larger size, you’ll have to re-calculate it.

  4. Liz: Sorry I missed the second part of your question. Yes, the price points reflect prices that you can reasonably get using coupons that are fairly frequently available. If you’re not into coupons right now, you’d probably just shift the stars up one, so a four star price with coupons would be a five star price without. Does that make sense?

  5. Hi. I don’t know if you noticed, but on the top of the sugar page it says suddendly salad. Also, I was wondering if you could add dishwashing detergent liquid and popcorn kernels (not microwave.) Also, are the potatoes red or white? What about the rice, is that the same price for both white and brown? Thanks so much!

  6. I was wanting to print this pricebook but the link is not working for me. Could you help me out please?? Thanks.

  7. I just wanted to say thank you so much for this – it really helps!!!

  8. Hi there! I know this is an old post, but I was searching for just this thing on the internet and this is what came up! 🙂

    But like the person 2 above me, I can't get it to open. It keeps telling me that the link is broken. Any ideas? (

    Thank you so much!

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