Not sure if I'd concider 'my' $ an allowance...
Dh makes the money in our family. We budget for everything!
I, and dh, use prepaid grocery and gas cards. Dh, or I, add $ to each card as our budget allows (usually more than enough is on the cards and we save $.03/gal on gas using pre-paid cards.)
Dh's income fluctuates (self-employed), so a certain % of each pay period goes into my checking, dh's checking, household checking, and savings.
My checking account gets a larger % of $ than dh's...I pay for kids' stuff.
Household checking gets the highest %, usually, for all bills, house and vehicle maintenance, school tuition, health care, & pet care.
Credit cards are paid off monthly, and we each carry our own, so we use our own accounts to pay cc bills.
What dh & I do may seem like extra work, upfront, but it's consitent, tried and true, and we both agree on it.