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Getting Started

Prerequisites

Create account

If you have already created an account, skip to the login section.

  • Create an account if you have not yet created one.  You may do this by clicking on the icon / "Create Account" text link in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
  • Proceed to follow the instructions to create your new account.

Login

If you have already logged in, skip to the "What do you want to do" section.

  • Login to your account by clicking on the icon / "Sign In" text link in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
  • Enter your username and password, then click on the "Sign In" button to log in to your account.

 

What do you want to do? [-]

Here are a few of the more common tasks and their detailed instructions.  Note, most of the tasks are fairly intuitive and do not require reading of these explicit instructions.  However, the instructions are here for your perusal:

  1. Find Prices by item
  2. View other members' shopping trips
  3. Create a shopping list
  4. Create a shopping trip
  5. Create a blog entry

Find prices by item

  • Click on the "Items" link in the navigation bar (in the upper portion of the page).
  • Enter a search term in the "Items Search" input box.  You may search with the following terms:
    • PLU code, UPC, or a text description of a particular item.
    • Tags assigned to the item
  • If the search returns results, click on the View button for that particular item.  You will then see price information for an item which includes:
    • Item detailed information
    • Nutritional information

View other members' shopping trips (what is a shopping trip?)

  • Click on the "Shopping Trips" link in the navigation bar (in the upper portion of the page).
  • Enter a search term in the "Shopping Trips Search" input box.   You may search with the following terms:
    • Item (PLU code, UPC, or a text description of a particular item)
    • Store (store where the shopping trip was completed)
    • Name (name of the shopping trip)
    • Comments (comments included with the shopping trip)
    • Tags assigned to the shopping trip
  • If the search returns results, click on the View button for that particular shopping trip.  You will then see further details for that shopping trip which includes:
    • Purchase date of the shopping trip
    • Name (name of the shopping trip)
    • Comments (comments included with the shopping trip)
    • Items purchased (including the price, quantity purchased), whether the item was on sale, whether the item was taxed
    • Tags assigned to the shopping trip
    • Total cost of the shopping trip, including any taxes or miscellaneous costs

Create a shopping list

  • You must have previously created an account and logged in to complete this task
  • Click on the "Shopping Lists" link in the navigation bar (in the upper portion of the page).
  • Click on the "Click here" link near the bottom of the page. Look for the text: "To add a shopping list: Click here"
  • Complete the form. Note, only an item is required for a shopping list.  Quantity and unit of measure are not required for each item.  Purchase date, store, name, comments, and tags are optional
  • Click on submit when you are done.

 Create a shopping trip (what is a shopping trip?)

  • You must have previously created an account and logged in to complete this task
  • Click on the "Shopping Trips" link in the navigation bar (in the upper portion of the page).
  • Click on the "Click here" link near the bottom of the page. Look for the text: "To add a shopping trip: Click here"
  • Complete the form. Start and end dates for each item are not required.  Note, name, comments, and tags are optional.
  • Click on submit when you are done.

 Create a blog entry

Your account allows you to update a blog in your public page. To create a blog entry, follow these instructions:

  • Go to your public page by clicking on the Go to link in the upper portion of the page, then select "My Public Pages".
  • Click on the "Add Blog Entry" button in the Blogs section
  • Write a blog entry with your creative content!
  • Click on Publish
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