Grocery Budget Challenge {Week 51}

December 17, 2012 Leave a Comment | Disclosure

How are you doing with your Grocery Budget?

Did you know we have a weekly challenge going?  Lucky for you, even thought it is almost the end of the year 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 can start saving more simply 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: $0
Savings this week: $127.58

Spending for December: $0
Savings for December:  $235.08

Year to date spending: $1,410.39
Year to date savings: $3198.01

I took two trips to Fred Meyer this week. I got my main sale list plus a roast for Christmas and then made another trip to get some fresh bread for a party. I used $90.08 of my Fred Meyer gift card, but stretched my card my saving $37.50 with coupons and sales!

Becky: Feeding a family of 3.5

Monthly grocery budget: $200

Spending this week: $3.85
Savings this week: $41.46

Spending for December: $13.34
Savings for December: $63.17

Year to date spending: $2265.33
Year to date savings: $4436.49

Didn’t do much shopping this week, just hit Walgreens.  My stockpile is starting to dwindle, but that’s okay!  I’ll rebuild it in the new year!  We still have about 10 boxes of cereal, many, many cans and frozen veggies, and TONS of Chicken/Beef fromZaycon.  I plan on doing some doubles shopping this week at Albertsons, and I’ll need to hit the bread store, but other than that, we are good through the end of the year!

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.

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:

November Challenge Winner: Lauren H!

Lauren- Comment on this post to claim your prize and I will send you your $20 amazon gift card!

 

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