Budget Challenge 2012 {Week 18}

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!

Here is how the fabs are doing on their budget…



Monica: Feeding a family of 4

Monthly grocery budget: $150

Spending this week: $58.75
Savings this week: $30.00

Spending For May: $58.75
Savings For May: $30

Year to date spending:  $585.69
Year to date savings: $749.91

This week I went to Albertsons and used a bunch of my milk coupons. I bought 6 gallons of milk, 2 bottles of detergent, 2 bottles of fabric softener, 1 spice pack, 2 bags of Organic corn chips, and 2 4-packs of yogurt and only spent $15.06 including tax. My plan was to make this my only shopping trip and just cook from my stockpile and not go to the store again. Well the Today Show wanted us to take them shopping on Thursday so I spent $14.59 at WinCo and picked up strawberries, asparagus, oranges, bread, taco seasoning,  Tabasco sauce, V-8 , carrots and a lime. Today I needed to get some more bread and eggs so I also snagged strawberries, watermelon and a ridiculously delicious sweet roll creation. Note to self, never go grocery shopping when you are hungry. I spent $29.10 at Costco.

Becky: Feeding a family of 3

Monthly grocery budget: $200

Spending this week: $67.36
Savings this week: $94.91

Spending For May: $67.36
Savings For  May: $94.91

Year to date spending: $846.13
Year to date savings: $1315.50

Amber: Feeding Family of 4

Monthly grocery budget: $250

Spending this week: $18.02
Savings this week: $66.51

Spending For May: $18.02
Savings For May: $66.51

Year to date spending: $1102.86
Year to date savings: $914.33

I just did some double shopping at Albertsons and ate what was left of our fresh fruits & veggies from last week. Now my fridge/fruit bowl is virtually bare, so this next week you might see me go a wee bit over budget!!

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 Brenda! Comment on this post to claim your prize, then I will be able to 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


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