Budget Challenge 2012 {Week 9}

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 am excited to see that I stayed under budget again this month! Wahoo! Keeping track of my spending has really helped me stay on budget and see how well I can stretch. I have been more conscious about not buying cheap snacks we don’t really need because I am determined to stay on budget. I have been able to really focus on the stockpile items we use!

Here is how the fabs are doing on their budget…

Monica: Feeding a family of 4

Monthly grocery budget: $150

Spending this week: $4.29
Savings this week: $53.35

Year to date spending:  $249.93
Year to date savings: $376.43

Cathy: Feeding a family of 9

Monthly grocery budget: $600

Cathy is taking a couponing break. <—- Click to find out why.

 

 

 

Mavis: Feeding a family of 4

Monthly grocery budget: $100

Spending this week: $23.73
Savings this week: $0

Year to date spending:  $230.39
Year to date savings: $1228.06

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

Becky: Feeding a family of 3

Monthly grocery budget: $200

Spending this week: $9.42
Savings this week: $47.88

Year to date spending: $368.82
Year to date savings: $727.98

Amber: Feeding Family of 4

Monthly grocery budget: $250

Spending this week: $36.39
Savings this week: $94.25

Year to date spending: $385.46
Year to date savings: $422.18

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 Whitney! 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

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