Grocery Budget Challenge {Week 43}

October 22, 2012 6 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!

We hope you will join us! Set a goal today and get on the path to taking control of your grocery budget!

Here is how some of the fabs are doing…

Monica: Feeding a family of 4

Monthly grocery budget: $150

Spending this week: $27.33
Savings this week: $114.00

Spending for October: $61.87
Savings for October:  $190.50

Year to date spending: $1,194.14
Year to date savings: $1,947.61

I shopped Albertsons doublesFred Meyer and made a quick trip to Costco this week. The apples I bought last week and are not included in the total above.

Becky: Feeding a family of 3

Monthly grocery budget: $200

Spending this week: $23.23
Savings this week: $78.66

Spending for October: $127.86
Savings for October:  $131.91

Year to date spending: $1872.94
Year to date savings: $3650.27

I didn’t really shop much this week, just my Walgreens/Target shopping trips!  I love living on our stockpile!!

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, and be entered to win our monthly $20 amazon gift card drawing.

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

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:


  1. Jeff Walker says:

    I live in FL, where we can’t double coupon!!! I don’t undstand how your ladies or gents take a 200 bill down to 50 bucks!! I need help!!! Please!

  2. Lauren H. says:

    It looks like the budget sheet isn’t working. I can not input any information.

  3. My budget is blown right now due to buying 2 cases of Zaycon’s chicken, and increasing my weekly Bountiful Basket to 1.5, so my very financially strapped son can purchase half a basket through us for him and his girlfriend. She can’t eat many foods, so a half basket lets them choose from the things she can eat.

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