Budget Challenge 2012 {Week 11}

March 19, 2012 4 Comments | Disclosure

How are you doing with your Grocery Budget?

Did you know we have a weekly challenge going?  Lucky for you, it’s not too late to join!  Here are the details about our 2012 Grocery Budget Challenge. Even if you are not yet using coupons you need to start saving by setting some goals!

This week I did some Albertsons Doubles shopping last week, and shopped the March Madness deals at Fred Meyer! Now I need to spend some time dehydrating apples.

Here is how the fabs are doing on their budget…

Monica: Feeding a family of 4

Monthly grocery budget: $150

Spending this week: $38.34
Savings this week: $89.00

Spending this month: $66.78
Savings this month: $297.08

Year to date spending:  $288.27
Year to date savings: $465.43

Mavis: Feeding a family of 4

Monthly grocery budget: $100

Spending this week: $26.64
Savings this week: $0

Spending this month: $89.93
Savings this month: $321.09

Year to date spending:  $320.32
Year to date savings: $1549.15

Read more about Mavis’ spending in Monday’s with Mavis

Becky: Feeding a family of 3

Monthly grocery budget: $200

Spending this week: $104.99
Savings this week: $223.65

Spending this month: $121.49
Savings this month: $233.65

Year to date spending: $490.31
Year to date savings: $961.54

Amber: Feeding Family of 4

Monthly grocery budget: $250

Spending this week: $55.33
Savings this week: $106.72

Spending this month: $181.67
Savings this month: $238.51

Year to date spending: $530.75
Year to date savings: $566.34

 

So are you ready to track your spending and join our challenge?

#1 – Pick a monthly grocery budget amount. {Tips for setting a budget goal}

#2 – Complete the form below with your #’s. Share your email if you want to enter to win our $20 Amazon gift card giveaway… your email will be hidden, but all other answers will be public. When entering your numbers use the amount you spent last week. Sunday-Saturday. 

#3- View the results below and see what sort of goals other Fabulessly Frugal readers are setting!

#4 – Come back next week:  we’ll announce a winner from the entries AND we’ll give you another chance to submit your spending and saving!

Last weeks winner…

Congratulations Adriana! Comment on this post to claim your prize. I will send you an email to get your shipping address!

 

Tools to help you:

  • Here is a grocery budget tracking spreadsheet to help you keep track of your spending/saving each week. It’s nothing fancy, but it will help you track your spending so you can quickly enter in your #’s each Monday afternoon.
  • {NEW!}  We also encourage you to download our Fabulessly Frugal Budget Tool to easily set a budget, track your spending and compare your actual spending to the budget you make.

Enter your goal and spending here:

See how other Fab FruGALs or Fruguys are doing here

Comments

  1. OOPS! My family size is 4. Can you fix it for me? Thanks!

  2. I am not saving big time like you FABs, but I am really happy with my savings so far this month and this year. I am gradually reducing my grocery budget by 50 bucks a month, so I am already saving 100 bucks from my groceries. Thank you so much for your inspiration and sharing your knowledge.

    • Way to go Dixie! That is the idea. Save what you can. Sometimes it is a little at a time, but I say $100 less than what you were doing is outstanding! That is an extra $1,200 a year girl. Way to rock it!

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