Gretchen’s $33 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan



1 Aussie Conditioner – $2.50, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – $0.50 after coupon

1 Mt Olive Sweet Relish – $1, used $1/1 printable no longer available (doubled) – Free plus overage after coupon

2 Ragu Pasta Sauce – $1.77 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $0.77 each after coupon

1 Zone Perfect Bar – $1.25, used $0.50/1 printable no longer available (doubled) – $0.25 after coupon

2 Kraft Cheese – $1.67 each, used $0.55/2 printable (doubled) – $1.12 each after coupon

1 dozen Eggs – $2.19, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $1.99 after rebate

1 loaf Nature’s Own Bread – $2.29, used $0.55/1 coupon from the 8/30 SmartSource insert (doubled) AND $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $0.99 after coupon and rebate

1 French’s Mustard – $1, used $0.50/1 printable (doubled) AND $0.20 Ibotta rebate– Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

1 Wishbone Salad Dressing – $2, used $0.75/1 coupon from the 8/23 SmartSource insert (doubled) – $0.50 after coupon

1 C&H Brown Sugar – $2.29, used $1/1 coupon from the 7/26 RedPlum insert (doubled) – $0.29 after coupon

1 Sara Lee Cupcakes – $2.79, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – $0.79 after coupon

Buy 4 General Mills Cereal, Get $4 off instantly:

2 Cocoa Puffs – $1.50 each, used 2 $0.75/1 printable no longer available (one doubled) AND $0.20 Ibotta rebate– $0.27 each after coupon and rebate

2 Honey Nut Cheerios – $1.50 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $0.50 each after coupon

Total after coupons and rebates: $8.78



2 Duncan Hines Brownie Mix – $1 each, used $0.75/2 printable – $0.62 each after coupon

1 Land O Lakes Butter – $2.50

1 Pineapple – $0.99

1 gallon Milk – $2.85, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate– $2.65 after rebate

1 Izze Water – $0.79, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

3 Ramen Noodles – $0.20 each

1 Kroger Rice Cakes – $1.89

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1

2 Cucumbers – $0.79 each, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate AND $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.56 each after rebates

1 bag Peppers – Marked down to $0.99

2 cans Beans – $0.69 each

1 Hillshire Farm Summer Sausage – $3.29

3 Totinos Pizza – $1.34 each

0.51 lbs Broccoli Crowns – $1.01, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $0.81 after rebate

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

Items a part of the Buy 5, Get $5 off instantly Sale:

2 Kraft BBQ Sauce – $0.79 each, used 2 $0.55/1 printable – $0.22 each after coupons

2 French’s Yellow Mustard – $0.79 each, used 2 $0.50/1 printable – $0.29 each after coupons

1 Suave Bodywash – $0.99, used $0.50/1 printable – $0.49 after coupon

Total after coupons and rebates: $24.96

Total for all grocery items: $33.74

Menu Plan for This Week


Cereal x 4

Toast & Eggs x 2

Oatmeal and Fruit (We still have fruit from the last couple of weeks and some that has been given to us from friends.)


Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Veggies

Peanut Butter & Jelly on Ricecakes, Sliced Apples

Baked Potatoes, Cottage Cheese, Steamed Peas

Tossed Salad x 2

Spinach Quiche



Summer Sausage, Cheese, Crackers, Sliced Veggies

Chicken Fajitas, Chips & Salsa

Grilled Chicken, Biscuits, Potatoes, Corn

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit

Chili, Homemade Bread, Veggies

Lasagna Casserole, Tossed Salad


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