Grocery Budget Challenge {Week 34}

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 this week: $0
Savings this week: $0

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

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

I am back! But after 51 hours of driving, flying and airport delays I have been too tired to go to the store. Honestly I really did not have to. I had bread, meat and butter in my freezer, cheese in my fridge and my mother in law who stayed at our house while we were gone left us half a gallon of milk. So we made it through the weekend. I am defiantly heading to Albertsons for double coupon deals later today though!

Becky: Feeding a family of 3

Monthly grocery budget: $200

Spending this week: $53.16
Savings this week: $157.99

Spending for August: $320.48
Savings for August:  $712.34

Year to date spending: $1523.59
Year to date savings: $2681.36

Well, there goes that budget!  I knew it would, but I’m over $120 OVER BUDGET for the month!  And we still have one week left! And I’ve already spent over $25 this week at Albertsons and Walgreens.  So we are talking at least $150 over budget!  BUT, since I’ve been under budget for the last several months, I still have about $50 without being over for the year!

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!

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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