Price book, the opposite way - ?
I'm thinking of trying this, and wondered if anyone else had.
Instead of keeping a price book for tracking good sale prices, I thought I might track full prices. I'd make up a grocery list, and make sure it was within my budget, based on paying full price for everything. Then whatever I save because of what's on sale, is "fun money."
Some weeks I have time to look at the grocery ads, dig out coupons, and make several trips for sales at different stores. But some weeks I can't! If I figure my whole budget on getting sale prices and then don't have time to chase them down, I just end up feeling guilty about overspending.
Maybe it would be more realistic to set a higher food budget and take bargains as a gift when they come along? Not necessarily as frugal, but maybe better psychologically. Any opinions?