Budget Challenge 2012 {Week 7}

February 20, 2012 3 Comments

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.

It is time to share how you did last week… did you stay within budget?

I had a good week! I went to Albertsons last Tuesday and bought 2 gallons of milk, 4 boxes of  butter, 2 bottles of  juice, 2 shampoo, 2 conditioner, 4 bags of my favorite Kettle Chips and a loaf of bread all for $12.77 tax included! I used my double coupons! Sure wish I got those every week. :)

Here is how the fabs are doing on their budget…

Monica: Feeding a family of 4

Monthly grocery budget: $150

Spending this week: $12.77
Savings this week: $42.27

February Spending: $63.67
February Savings:  $80.77

Year to date spending:  $185.18
Year to date savings: $317.08

Cathy: Feeding a family of 9

Monthly grocery budget: $600

Spending this week: $
Savings this week: $

February Spending:  $
February Savings: $

Year to date spending: $
Year to date savings: $

Mavis: Feeding a family of 4

Monthly grocery budget: $100

Spending this week: $15.53
Savings this week: $236.00

February Spending: $62.03
February Savings: $508.91

Year to date spending:  $195.13
Year to date savings: $1134.23

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

Becky: Feeding a family of 3

Monthly grocery budget: $200

Spending this week: $17.08
Savings this week: $3.60

February Spending: $91.27
February Savings: $159.83

Year to date spending: $315.34
Year to date savings: $625.08

Amber: Feeding Family of 4

My husband went to Walmart to buy a battery for my car. To save myself a trip, I handed him a few coupons & a 5 item shopping list. He returned with over $70 in groceries. YIKES! He was trying to be helpful, so I couldn’t get to upset. But that blew my budget out of the water!

Monthly grocery budget: $250

Spending this week: $90.22
Savings this week: $34.93

February Spending: $157.70
February Savings: $150.55

Year to date spending: $435.93
Year to date savings: $447.70

 

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

#1 – Decide on your monthly grocery budget.

#2 – Complete this form with your #’s… remember, this is you competing with YOURSELF, no one else!  Share your email if you want to enter to win our challenge 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 entries on this form AND we’ll give you another chance to submit your spending and saving!

This week the random winner will get a $20 Amazon gift card!

Last weeks winner…

Last weeks randomly selected $20.00 Amazon gift card winner is…

Congratulations Stephanie! 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. Are you not doing the challenge post this week?
    Thanks!

  2. Is anyone doing this in Northern CA?

    We have no doubles where I live?

    I am finding it tough to do huge savings in a trip to Winco,Walmart, Safeway, Target. My best is about $28

    • Dawn-

      You can find great savings at the stores you shop. The main idea is to focus on setting a goal and doing better with your individual budget. Do not worry about comparing yourself to others.

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