Gretchen’s $57 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Health Food Store

3 Grapefruit – $0.89 each

2 (3 lb) bags Gala Apples – $1.99 each

Total with tax: $7.12
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1 gallon Milk – $2.40

1 carton Half & Half – $1.69

1 Frozen Orange Juice – $1.29

1 dozen Eggs – $1.40

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 bag (3 lbs) Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 Honey – $5.29

1 can Refried Beans – $0.79

1 Cucumber – $0.69

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $1.19

1 Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.59

1 bag Tortillas – $1.19

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.69

Total with tax: $28.37

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1 Brawny Paper Towels – $1 each, used 2 $0.55/1 coupon from the 9/7 RedPlum insert – $0.45 each after coupons

1 half gallon Dillons Milk – $1 (I bought Aldi milk before I knew Dillons milk was on sale this week. I hated to pass up such a great price so I went ahead a got a half gallon.)

2 Angel Soft Facial Tissue – $1 each, used 2 $0.50/1 printable - $0.50 each after coupons

2.19 lbs Bananas @ $0.59/lb – $1.29 (PLUS I received $0.25 back from Checkout 51!)

1 Kroger Pineapple Tidbits – $1.09

1 Cottenelle Bath Tissue – $5.99, used $1/1 e-coupon - $4.99 after coupon

2 Kroger Shredded Cheese – $2 each

1 bag Kroger Brown Rice – $1

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

2 Flipz Chocolate Covered Pretzels – $1.25 each, used $1/2 printable - $0.75 each after coupon (PLUS, I received $1 back from Ibotta!)

2 Horizon Mac & Cheese – $1.25 each, used $1/2 coupon from Mambo Sprouts coupon booklet – $0.75 each after coupon

2 Ramen Noodles – $0.20 each

1 Mission Tortillas – $1 (These were such a great price I went ahead a bought a package even though I’d already purchased some at Aldi. They will last a couple of week so I will be using them for next week’s menu as well.)

Total with tax: $22.13

Total for all stores: $57.62 (PLUS $1.25 back in rebate cash!)

Menu Plan for This Week


Cereal x 2, Scrambled Eggs & Juice x 2, Smoothies, Oatmeal


Cheese Quesadillas, Quiche, Mac & Cheese, Apples & Peanut Butter with Carrot Sticks, Peanut Butter & Jelly on Rice Cakes


Hawaiian Haystacks, Homemade Applesauce

Leftover Chili from last week’s cooking, 30 Minute Rolls, Veggies

Savory Crescent Chicken Pockets, Steamed Peas, Grapefruit

Salad Bar, Homemade Bread

Homemade Pizza, Tossed Salad

Dinner with friends (we are bringing a salad)

Dinner with family


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