Updated Points Spreadsheet

I’ve updated the points spreadsheet for this fall.

For those of you who are new to this, the points spreadsheet is a way to tell if you’re spending too many or too few points to end the semester with a zero balance. You can also use it to ration out your remaining points from now to the rest of the semester.

New this year is that everything you can do with points, you can also do with meals!

The way it works to track your “ideal” usage since the beginning of the semester: Enter the number of points and meals that correspond to your meal plan in the two boxed cells. Leave the “enter the current date” field alone.

To track your “real” usage based on what you have right now, enter your current point and meal balances in the two boxed cells, and today’s date in the cell next to “enter the current date.”

Note that for those of you using the “ideal” option, you may want to deduct your starting point value for certain large, initial purchases, like the Fruit and Veggie co-op, or a meal contract at the S&C, or something.

Also, the spreadsheet assumes that you use the same number of meals each day of the week, but rounds all the totals to whole numbers.

Post comments with bugs, problems, questions or whatever.

16 thoughts on “Updated Points Spreadsheet

  1. Anonymous

    I don’t like how you have less ‘real’ buying power with points…Sure you have more points, but if you factor in how much meals cost at usdan and such, you have more total buying power if you don’t have all points.Lame…

  2. Anonymous

    I don’t like how you have less ‘real’ buying power with points…

    Sure you have more points, but if you factor in how much meals cost at usdan and such, you have more total buying power if you don’t have all points.

    Lame…

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