Grocery Budget Challenge {Week 30 & 31}

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 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 last two weeks (30, 31): $0
Savings last two weeks (30, 31) : $0

Spending For July: $108.02
Savings For July: $220.05

Spending for August: $0
Savings for August:  $0

Year to date spending:  $938.28
Year to date savings: $1,389.26

I have been out of town a lot and relying on my garden and stockpile for most of my cooking at home. So I have actually not even been to the store in two weeks. I will be heading there tomorrow for a few deals and so basics. Having bread in my freezer, veggies in the garden and lots of milk in my fridge has helped me to avoid the store. I was also impressed to find that my husband made powdered milk while I was gone and did not even go the the grocery store.

Becky: Feeding a family of 3

Monthly grocery budget: $200

Spending last week (30): $37.18
Savings last week (30) : $45.20

Spending this week (31) : $141.24
Savings this week (31) : $68.64

Spending For July: $157.01
Savings For July: $307.10

Spending for August: $141.24
Savings for August:  $68.64

Year to date spending: $1344.35
Year to date savings: $2037.66

Much like Monica, I’ve been pretty busy over the last two weeks, so I’ve been pretty much living out of my pantry and freezer, and just buying some basic produce at the grocery store (Yikes! I went to Costco-for groceries, I only bought milk, blueberries, and avocados for a total of $14.73).   We did however order a case of Zaycon Beef, which is the big expense last week.  I LOVE their beef!  I’m super excited to still be $255.65 UNDER budget (8 months times $200 per month = $1600) WOO HOO!!!!  Plus I’ve passed the $2000 in savings mark!!

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.

#3- View the results below and see what sort of goals other Fabulessly Frugal readers are setting!

We have a July Winner:

Lucky number 13. Amber B you are our lucky winner. Leave a comment on this post to claim your $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 here


  • Guy McPhee

    Wow ladies.. My wife and I switched to a low carb dient with lots of veggies and meat. Our previous shopping bill was about $480/month but now it’s up near $800

    What your doing here is an inspiration, I know things are cheaper in the USA then here in Canada but wow.

  • Amber B

    WOW! So excited. Have been faithfully entering my spending every week since January. Can’t believe I won! Thanks for everything you do! I have learned a lot from all of the Fab Frugals and recently taught two young moms how to coupon! Thank you for the gift card! Electronic gift card is fine.

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