As you have likely realized via the blog, I love both quality food and fantastic prices.
It can be hard to marry both.
But recently the idea to start a price comparison list was suggested, and I took the bait. I’ve got a pretty good gut sense for what is cheapest where as well as where the best quality can be found (despite, I might add, the additional cost it may sometimes require – which is often worth it in my mind). However, I decided to take the challenge and embark upon a price comparison project.
Brent Daigle of SyncForward, is currently helping me set things up for better SEO. (If you need help on this kind of thing, he is a wealth of information!)
He’s taught me about Google+ and various other Google services of which I was unaware. One of these services includes Google Drive. On Google Drive, you can create documents for reference and even update it while on the go (you don’t have to be on your computer!) This has been perfect for tracking prices at different locations.
I just created a spreadsheet on Google Drive (it works a lot like Excel) where I store the information. (This spreadsheet is pictured at the top of this post.)
To track prices, I can take pictures with my iPhone, and put the product prices from the pictures into the spreadsheet later. Or, I can even add the price into the Google Drive document at that moment if I want!
Additionally, both documents and photos can be shared with others via Google in the event you want others to be able to see the price comparisons you have going on (e.g. maybe you and your husband are both tracking grocery prices and both want access to the document).
I’ve included some pictures of grocery store items in this post the way they appear on Google+. (My photos autosave to Google+ so I can access them there without have to initiate a download!) I can then use the pictures to pull pricing information if I did not enter the prices into the spreadsheet at that time.
What ways have you found beneficial for comparing prices on healthy foods?
Oh, and p.s. if you are on Google+, please find me and add me to your circle! I’d love to connect with you there!