Over the last few years, I have read several articles from JD that discuss using a grocery price book to save on grocery spending each month. Creating a grocery price book can be a time consuming and manual process.
We have created a free grocery price book website that helps users track grocery unit prices paid by item and also shows which items have increased in unit price and units purchased. Among the features of the website are:
1). A grocery list that shows the lowest unit price paid to facilitate comparison between the current store unit price and previous unit prices paid. Very helpful at the store!
2). Analysis on spending trends to provide a list of grocery items where unit prices have increased and total units purchased have increased, among other areas. Helpful at home for figuring out where to cut costs and why the bill is increasing.
3). Item detail and trend analysis for additional detail.
The site is http://www.groceryhop.com
We have our own grocery price book on the website. We are a family of 5 (2 babies) and spend around $500-$600/month. Please let us know what you think!