Gretchen’s $62 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan



I didn’t have time to go to Aldi this week so I bought everything at Dillons. Note: The beef jerky in the picture above was NOT purchased at Dillons (it was purchased at a different store as a Christmas gift/stocking stuffer for my husband). I didn’t realize it was in the picture until several hours later…I’m guessing my toddler stuck it up on the table when I wasn’t looking. :)

1 Kroger Cocoa Puffs Cereal – $2.99

1 Dillons Eggs – $1.67

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.49

1 gallon Dillons Milk – $2.98

1 Kroger Flour – $1.47

1.03 lbs Broccoli @ $1.49/lb – $1.53

1 Cucumber – $0.75

1 Carefree Liners – $1

1 Green Pepper – $0.75

0.46/lb Green Beans @ $1.69/lb – $0.78

1 Kroger Sliced Turkey Breast – $2.50

1 Dannon Vanilla Yogurt – $2.79

1 Kroger Mild Cheddar Cheese – $2.99

1 Kroger Mayo – $2.35

1 Comforts Baby Wash – $2.99

1 Organic Sugar – Marked down to $1.39

1 Kroger Sandwich Slim Buns – $1.99

2 Duracell Batteries (4 pk) – $1.99, used 2 $1/1 printable - $0.99 each after coupons

1 Tyson Frozen Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts (48 oz) – $7.99

1 Clear Care – $10.99

1 Flour Tortillas – $2.49 (These were marked as $1.50 each and I realized when I got home that I was overcharged.) :(

1 SoftSoap Pump – $0.89

1 Garlic Salt – $1

2 Ramen Noodles – $0.20 each

1 Izze Sparkling Juice – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

Total with tax ($4.30): $62.45

Menu Plan this Week


Cereal x 2, Eggs, Toast, Applesauce (I canned this several months ago)


Leftovers, Cheese & Crackers, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Cheese Quesadillas, Fruit, Veggies & Crackers


Turkey Sandwiches, Chips, Steamed Broccoli

Chicken Tetrazzini, Peas

Pancakes, Eggs

Deer Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Biscuits

Chicken & Rice Casserole, Steamed Broccoli, Banana Muffins

Venison Stew, 30-Minute Rolls, Steamed Cauliflower

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  1. Kim says

    If you take your receipt & the tortilla package (or take a picture of the package with the price marked down) to customer service, they’ll probably refund you the overcharge. :)

  2. says

    My toddler likes to “help” me in similar ways when I’m trying to do things. :-) Just wanted to encourage you that I really like reading about your shopping trips and recipes. Thanks for writing them up!

  3. Becky says

    Gretchen, it’s refreshing to see a shopping trip that is typical rather than exceptionally cheap, especially when you can’t make it to more than one store to get the best deals like Aldi in your case here. So often, only crazy amazing deal shopping trips get posted on-line, but they’re not always a possibility every week. I feel like I’ve failed if I have to go to a store & pay “full price” because of schedules, etc. Thanks for the reality check! Merry Christmas to you & your family.

  4. Jerilyn says

    I hate being stuck shopping at a different store and paying way more but it makes me thankful to get back to Aldi’s low prices!

  5. Patti Sutton says

    I’m not sure where you are, but in some places scanner errors must be reimbursed with an additional 10%. That’s the case here in Michigan.
    Merry Christmas!