2012 Grocery Budget Challenge {Week 3}

Have you joined the 2012 Grocery Budget Challenge?

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?

 

Last weeks winner…

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

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

Here is how the fabs are doing on their budget…

Cathy: Feeding a family of 9

Monthly grocery budget: $600

Spending this week: 73.11 (10 gallons of milk accounts for 1/3 of this!)
Savings this week: $95.73 (thank you Albertsons)

January Spending:  $316.44
January Savings: $116.47

Year to date spending: $316.44
Year to date savings: $116.47

Mavis: Feeding a family of 4

Monthly grocery budget: $100

Spending this week: $18.55
Savings this week: $115.23

January Spending: $120.25
January Savings: $569.32

Year to date spending:  $120.25
Year to date savings: $569.32

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

Monica: Feeding a family of 4

Monthly grocery budget: $150

Spending this week: $25.07
Savings this week: $119.43

January Spending: $75.79
January Savings: $180.17

Year to date spending: $75.79
Year to date savings: $180.17

Becky: Feeding a family of 3

YIKES, I’m spending $27 on Bountiful Baskets this week, so I have $4.78 for the next 9 days!

Monthly grocery budget: $200

Spending this week: $56.26
Savings this week: $150.41

January Spending: $168.22
January Savings: $321.35

Year to date spending: $168.22
Year to date savings: $321.35

Amber: Feeding Family of 4

Monthly grocery budget: $250

Spending this week: $69.72
Savings this week: $48.30

January Spending:  $163.23
January Savings: $81.17

Year to date spending: $163.23
Year to date savings: $81.17

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.

#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!

 

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…

Comments

  • Selective stockpilers

    I cant find how to track and post my spending and saving.. have an account just dont know what to click to up date it…:(

  • Katrina

    I think I’m missing the cutoff date for entries each week – when do I need to have my info entered by? How does your week run?

  • April Anundson

    Do you count only food in your monthly budget or do you count all household supplies as well? Like..cleaning supplys, shampoo, and diapers?? Do you have a seperate budget for those kind of things?

    • Dixie

      I count all household supplies, including cleaning, shampoo, dog and cat food, dog and cat treats, beer, soda, tea, coffee, tylenol, vitamins, over the counter meds, cough drops, etc. I used to not count all these things and couldn’t figure out why I was barely making it paycheck to paycheck. Now they are all in my grocery budget.

  • Steph Jordan

    This would be a great tool for any year. Only issue is the sheet is protected so I cant use it this year in 2013. An update or removal of that one cell protection would be great.

    Thanks

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