Grocery Budget Challenge {Week 42}

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: $25
Savings this week: $50

Spending for October: $34.54
Savings for October:  $76.50

Year to date spending: $1,194.14
Year to date savings: $1,947.61

So the only thing I bought this week is 86 lbs of pears and apples. My friend picked them up for me at a local orchard. Did you see what I did with all of those pears? Find out how to dry pears.


Becky: Feeding a family of 3

Monthly grocery budget: $200

Spending this week: $104.63
Savings this week: $53.25

Spending for October: $104.63
Savings for October:  $53.25

Year to date spending: $1849.71
Year to date savings: $3571.61

We came back from Seattle to a house devoid of fresh food, so we had to spend a little more this week than we normally do.

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:


  • Michele P

    Hey which orchard did you get the apples and pears, I am looking for both. what were the prices? I’m here local in the Treasure Valley

    • Monica

      My friend got them for me at the LDS church orchard in Caldwell. I do not have an address. I got about 86 lbs for $25. I am not sure if the have anymore pears, but they should still have apples.

  • Emily

    It’s amazing how little you spend! I’m happy if I can keep it under $100 a week.

  • Phil Halsten

    I coupon as much as possible. Problem I encounter often,of the things we use, there is not always a coupon available. We won’t just use or eat anything. So my plan has been take advantage of sales, and coupons as they become available and buy as much as we can afford and stock pile. Suggestions are welcome. If you have any ideas that could help us further,that be great!

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