Grocery Budget Challenge {Week 23}

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 are going to take a break from the Amazon gift card prize until we see more interest in entering the challenge.

Here is how the fabs are doing on their budget…

Monica: Feeding a family of 4

Monthly grocery budget: $150

Spending this week: $12.79
Savings this week: $14.80

Spending For June : $20.69
Savings For June: $30.15

Year to date spending:  $697.85
Year to date savings: $877.81


Becky: Feeding a family of 3

Monthly grocery budget: $200

Spending this week: $18.66
Savings this week: $3 (plus Bountiful Basket Savings)

Spending For June: $27.66
Savings For June: $48.91

Year to date spending: $980.12
Year to date savings: $1600.32

We got a Bountiful Basket for the first time in several weeks this past week!  It was amazing!  $16.50 for 2 pineapples, 1 melon, 7 plums, 8 nectarines, 8 apples, 6 bananas, 4 mango’s, 5 tomatoes, 3 acorn squash, 2 cucumbers, romaine lettuce, celery, and kale!  And our cherry trees are GOING NUTS!  We are loving the summer produce!

Amber: Feeding Family of 4

Monthly grocery budget: $250

Spending this week: $93.30
Savings this week: $158.23

Spending For June: $93.30
Savings For June: $158.23

Year to date spending: $1680.94
Year to date savings: $1373.93

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. 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 Stephanie M! 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


  • Syl

    $150 a month?!?! Oh dear, that’s more like a week for our family of 3 out here in LA. 🙁 But then again I don’t clip as much as I should and we live in an apartment the size of a shoebox. So there’s not a whole lot of room to stock pile.

  • dropofrain

    I have a really hard time keeping track of my receipts. I collect them all and then just think to myself that I will enter them all TOMORROW. but tomorrow never comes 🙁 and then it’s just too overwhelming to organize them all in one day. I know it’s my fault for procrastinating AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

  • Jen

    I just started this so I had to put my year-to-date spending as my last 2 weeks…Went over already for this month but was stocking up on meat so I know next week will be a lot less. Plus I am also adding the non-food stuff we buy too.

  • Stephanie M.

    Wow! Thanks so much, Fabulously Frugal! I almost forgot about this as I am over in Europe right now! Guess how I saved money to pay for our trip 😉

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