Brigette’s $57 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

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Aldi

1 large Pumpkin (to cook up and freeze) – $2.99

1 gallon Milk – $3.69

2 packages bagged Italian Salad (@$0.99/each) – $1.98

1 quart Half & Half – $1.69

2 24-oz packages Zucchini (@1.39 each) – $2.78

1 3-lb package frozen Boneless Chicken Breasts – $6.49

1 3-lb bag Onions – $0.99

1 2-oz pure Almond Extract – $1.99

1 2-oz pure Peppermint Extract – $1.99

1 Cucumber – $0.49

1 3-lb bag Lemons – $2.69

1 24-oz package Roma Tomatoes – $1.19

3 1-lb packages frozen Ground Turkey (@1.69/each) – $5.07 (This is my first and probably last time buying these. I figured it was worth a try, since they are less than half the price of ground beef!)

1 jug Pumpkin Spice Creamer (Bad me, I know! I have been craving this stuff and between nursing a big baby and training for a half marathon next weekend, I am consuming massive amounts of calories. I am trying for healthy calories overall, but this is my splurge :))

1 3-ct package Green Peppers – $1.29

1 2-lb bag Carrots – $1.19

1 16-oz bag frozen Strawberries – $2.19

1 bunch Bananas (2.85lbs @ $0.44/lb) – $1.25, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout 51

Total: $41.44, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout 51

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Harris Teeter (Trip #1)

1 jar Sharwoods Curry Sauce – $1.99, used $1/1 printable (doubled), plus $1/1 Harris Teeter evic – $1.00 MM after coupons

6 packs Trident Gum (@$1.00 each) – $6.00, used 3 $1/2 off Trident Singles exp. 11/22/14 (SS 10/12/14) (doubled) – FREE after coupons

2 boxes Muellers Hidden Veggie Pasta (@$1.00 each) – $2.00, used $1/2 Mueller’s Pasta Product, exp. 11/20/14 (SS 09/21/14 R)(doubled) – FREE after coupons

1 tube Colgate Optic White Toothpaste – $3.00, used $1/1 printable (doubled), plus $1/1 Harris Teeter evic – FREE after coupons

1 can Vidal Sassoon Hairspray – $3.49, used $2/1 Vidal Sassoon Shampoo or Conditioner, exp. 10/31/14 (SS 09/21/14) (doubled) – FREE after coupons

2 4-pk Dannon Yogurt (@2 for $4.00) – $4.00, used 2 $1/1 (These were insert coupons, but I am not seeing them in the database, so I am not sure where I got them from!) (doubled) – FREE after coupons

2 jars Earth Balance Coconut Peanut Butter – (@2 for $5.00) – $5.00, used 2 $1/1 printable (doubled) – $0.50 each after coupons

1 box Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Crunch – $2.09, used $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $0.59 after coupons

2 jars Smuckers Natural Fruit Jam (@2 for $4.00) – $4.00, used $1.50/2 Harris Teeter catalina (doubled) – $0.50 each after coupons

2 12-oz packages Sorrento Stringsters – $6.00, used 2 $1/1 printable (doubled) – $1.00 each after coupons

2 Bird’s Eye Voila Alfredo Chicken (B1G1) – $5.69/2, used 2 $1/1 Birds Eye Voila Variety, exp. 11/13/14 (SS 07/27/14) (doubled) – $1.69/2 after coupons

2 18-ct cartons Eggs (@$1.77 each) – $3.54

Total after all Sales, Coupons, and Tax: $9.03

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Harris Teeter (Trip #2)

1 container Dole Garden Soup – $2.50, used $1.00/1 printable (doubled), plus $1.00/1 Harris Teeter evic – $0.50 MM after coupons

4 packages Maruchan Bowls (@$1.00/each) – $4.00, used 2 $1/2 coupons (SS 08/17/14) (doubled) – FREE after coupons

4 packages Yakisoba Noodles (@$1.00/each) – $4.00, used  2 $1/2 coupons (SS 08/17/14) (doubled) – FREE after coupons

2 single El Monterey Burritos (@$1.00 each) – $2.00, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – FREE after coupons

4 cans Healthy Request Campbells Soup (@$2.15/each) – $8.60, used 2 $1/2 printable (doubled), plus $1.00 Harris Teeter evic and $0.50 Harris Teeter evic – $3.10/4 after coupons, plus receive a $1.00 catalina for buying 4 (which should doubled to $2.00 if I use it before next Wednesday)

1 jar Vlassic Farmer’s Garden Pickles – $2.50, used $1.00/1 printable (NLA) (doubled) – $0.50 after coupons

1 package Campbells To Go Soup – $3.19, used $1.00/1 printable (doubled), plus $1.00/1 Harris Teeter evic – $0.19 after coupons

2 Yellow Squash, reduced – $0.49

2 8-oz packages Kraft Cheese (@$1.69/each) – $3.38

Total after all Sales, Coupons and Tax: $7.16, plus receive $1.00 catalina back

Total for all Groceries for the Week: $57.63, plus receive $1.25 back in rebates

Weekly Menu

Breakfasts

Oatmeal x 3 (My kids have been BEGGING for oatmeal for breakfast recently! I stir in frozen fruit which they love and it helps it cool off faster!), Eggs and Toast x 2, Cereal x 2

Lunches

PB&J on Homemade Bread/Cucumbers/Apples; Leftovers x 2; Build-Your-Own-Salad Bar; Veggie Omelettes/Bananas; Tuna Sandwiches/Carrot Sticks; Baked Potatoes with Cheese/Green Pepper Slices

Dinners

Taco Salad, Peas

Venison in the Crockpot (The last of the venison from last year…REALLY hoping my husband gets some venison this year as well!), Sautéed Zucchini, Pumpkin Crescent Rolls

Out to Dinner with Friends

Best Chicken Pot Pie, Tossed Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing, Apple Slices

Leftovers

BBQ Chicken Pizza (without cilantro), Carrots

Three Cheese Baked Spaghetti, Steamed Broccoli, Leftover Pumpkin Crescent Rolls

Snacks

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, Baked Apple Oatmeal

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Gretchen’s $31 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Homeland

1 Herbal Essence Bodywash – $2.49, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – $0.49 after coupon

1 Herbel Essence Conditioner – $2.49, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – $0.49 after coupon

2 Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal – $2.29 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $1.29 each after coupon

1 Hiland Cottage Cheese (24 oz) – $1.99, used $0.50/1 coupon from the 8/10 SmartSource insert (doubled) – $0.99 after coupon

1.05 lbs Tomatoes @ $0.89/lb – $0.93

1 Nestle Pure Life Water Bottles – $2.99, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – $0.99 after coupon

10 Red Gold canned Tomatoes – $0.69 (Buy 10, Get $4 off instantly), used 2 $0.55/3 printable (one of them doubled) – $0.12 each after coupons (I’m stocked up for fall soups and chili!)

Total before coupons and sales: $43.47

Total with tax after coupons and sales: $7.72

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Dillon’s

Pssst Sugar – $1.99

1 Kroger Just Fruit Jelly – Marked down to $0.99

2 cans Beans – $0.60 each

1 Cucumber – $0.89

1 Lettuce – $0.99

1 pkg Kroger Bacon – $2.88

1 pkg Pork Loins – Marked down to $3.65

1 bag Potatoes – $2.69

1 bunch Bananas @ $0.52/lb – $0.72

1 bunch Asparagus @ $1.99/lb –  $2.38

1 pkg Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs – $3.97

1 Milky Way Bites – Free with Free e-coupon (no longer available)

2 heads Broccoli @ $0.99/lb – $1.28

Total after coupon and sales: $23.63

Total for all both stores: $31.35

Menu Plan for this Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Scrambled Eggs & Bacon x 2, Toast with Jelly, Oatmeal

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly on Rice Cakes, Tossed Salad with Cottage Cheese, Baked Potatoes & Broccoli, Cheese Quesadillas, Leftovers

Dinners

Chicken Fajitas, Homemade Applesauce

Mexican Casserole, Steamed Peas

Steak, Biscuits, Tossed Salad

Meat Potato Quiche, Pumpkin Bread, Steamed Broccoli

Black Bean Quesadillas, Tossed Salad

Crock Pot Pork Loins, Homemade Bread, Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus

Chicken & Rice Casserole, Steamed Broccoli

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Gretchen’s $40 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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My husband is out of town for half of the week so I’m doing a simple menu based off of stuff in our pantry and refrigerator. We have quite a few random fruits and veggies in our refrigerator that I will be using up. I took this opportunity to buy a few fun snack items and stock up on cheese.

Dillons

2 Barbara’s Cereal – $2.50 each, used $1.25/1 and $1.50/1 printable - $1.12 each after coupons

1 Yoplait Go-Gurt – $2.79 (My son has been begging me to buy this for weeks now. He was beyond thrilled with this surprise!)

1 Kroger Frozen Orange Juice – $1.59

1 dozen Dillons Eggs – $0.99

Bananas – $1.06

1 Kroger Bath Tissue (12 double rolls) – Marked down to $3.99

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $0.99

2 Sierra Mist – $1, used $1/2 printable - $0.50 each after coupon

1 gallon Milk – $2.50, used $0.25 Ibotta rebate - $2.25

1 pkg Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs – $3.46

Total with tax ($1.86): $22.48 (And I will get $0.25 back from Ibotta.)

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Homeland

We recently moved to a new town and there is a Homeland store nearby. I finally got a chance this week to shop there and was excited about the good deals I got. I will definitely be shopping there more often now. :)

2 Horizon Mac & Cheese – $1.25 each, used $1/2 coupon from Summer Mambo Sprouts Savings Booklet (doubled) – $0.25 each after coupon

1 Stayfree Pads – $2.50, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – $0.50 after coupon

1 Pagoda Egg Rolls – $2.50, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – $0.50 after coupon

Buy 10, Get $10 off instantly:

1 Mayo – $2.99, used $0.75/1 printable - $0.49 after coupon and instant savings

9 Kraft Shredded Cheese – $1.49 each after instant savings (I will freeze most of this!)

Total with tax ($1.63): $17.93

Total for both stores: $40.41

Menu Plan for this Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Fruit Smoothies & Eggs x 2, Toast & Juice, Oatmeal

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Mac & Cheese/Veggies, Tossed Salad, Egg Rolls and Fruit, Leftovers

Dinners

Italian Chicken, Toasted Hamburger Buns (from the freezer), Tossed Salad, Steamed Carrots

Spaghetti, Green Beans, Tossed Salad

Tacos, Rice, Sliced Oranges/Apples

Pancakes, Eggs, Homemade Applesauce

Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Crackers/Cheese, Peaches (from my canning)

Venison Roast, 30 Minute Rolls, Steamed Broccoli

Dinner with friends

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Gretchen’s $45 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Aldi

1 lb Butter – $3.49 (I about fell over when I saw this price; then I checked prices at Dillons and it was $5.49! I think I may have to cut back on baking this fall.) :(

1 Cucumber – $0.69

1 pkg Grapes – $1.58

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.29

1 dozen Eggs – $0.88

Total with tax ($0.57): $8.59

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Health Food Store

2 Grapefruit – $0.69 each

4 Navel Oranges – $0.49 each

1 Silver Hills Sprouted Grain Hot Dog Buns – Marked down to $0.99

Total with tax ($0.31): $4.64

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Some friends kindly gave us all this organic meat as they had just ordered a 1/4 of a cow and wanted to share it with us. We have some of the nicest friends! :)

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Dillons

1 Turkey Hill Ice Cream – $2.50, used $1/1 printable - $1.50 after coupon

1 gallon Milk – $3.09

2 Kroger Shredded Cheese – $1.67 each

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $2.29

1 Kroger Frozen Orange Juice – $1.59

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1.69

2 Mission Soft Tortillas – $1 each (I will be freezing these, thanks to a reader’s tip last week!)

1 pkg Heritage Farms Chicken Thighs – Marked down to $3.29

2 Brawny Paper Towels – $1 each, used 2 $0.55/1 printable - $0.45 each after coupons

1 pkg Kroger Unbleached Flour – $1.79

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.79

2 Kroger canned Pumpkin – $1 each

1 Kroger canned Tomatoes – $0.69

1 pkg Kroger Pudding – $0.59

1.09 lbs Bananas @ $0.59/lb – $0.64

1.30 lbs Broccoli @ $0.99/lb – $1.29

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

2 Cantaloupe – $0.99 each

Total after coupons: $31.45

Total for all grocery items: $44.68

Menu Plan for this Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Scrambled Eggs & Juice, Oatmeal, Banana Muffins & Fruit

Lunches

Leftovers, Tossed Salad, Baked Potatoes, Cheese Quesadillas, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches

Dinners

Oven Fried Chicken, Freezer Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli, Tossed Salad

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Tortilla Chips, Steamed Peas, Cantaloupe

Lasagna Casserole, Pumpkin Crescent Rolls, Tossed Salad

Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Buttered Toasted Hot Dog Buns, Fruit Salad

Grilled Steak, 30 Minute Rolls, Tossed Salad, Sliced Oranges

French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Cantaloupe

Out to eat

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Brigette’s $50 Shopping Trip + Weekly Menu Plan for 6

Brigette's Shopping TripAldi

1 16-oz Package Frozen Strawberries – $2.19

1 48-oz Package Frozen Chicken Breasts – $6.49

2 Heads of Cabbage – $1.98

1 Bunch Bananas ($0.44/lb) – $1.38, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout 51 Mobile Coupon

1 32-oz Carton Half & Half – $1.69 (splurge item/impulse buy that was NOT on my list! I LOVE this stuff in my hot drinks in the fall!)

1 3-lb bag Navel Oranges – $2.49

1 3-lb Bag Yellow Onions – $0.99

1 3-Head Bag Garlic – $0.79

1 16-oz Can Pumpkin – $0.89

Baking Powder – For some reason, this is not on my receipt. I am not sure why it didn’t ring up.

Total: $18.89, plus receive $0.25 back

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4 Boxes Betty Crocker Cake Mix – $6.00, used 2 $0.75/2 printable (doubled) – $3.00 after coupons, plus receive $0.12 fuel perks

6 Bags Frozen Vegetables Green Giant Steamers – $8.00, used 2 $0.60/3 printable (doubled), plus $0.50/2 from SavingStar – $5.10 after coupons and rebate, plus receive $0.10 fuel perks, plus an additional $0.10 fuel perks for buying 10 General Mills products

Gala Apples ($0.99/lb) – $2.29

5 Packages Challenge Butter (B1G1 @ $4.89) – $12.20, used 2 $0.55/1 printable (doubled), plus $1.50/2 catalina coupon from Harris Teeter – $8.50 after coupons, plus receive $0.75/1 Ibotta App Mobile Coupon, and $1.00/1 Checkout 51 Mobile Coupon ($6.75 after rebates for 5 packages of butter! Yes please!!!)

Total after all Sales, Coupons, and Tax: $19.39, plus receive $2.25 back in rebates, and earned $0.37 in fuel perks (that’s 37 cents off every gallon of gas)

Brigette's Shopping Trip

Harris Teeter

1 8-oz Baking Soda – $0.47

1 8-oz Package of Sliced Mushrooms, reduced – $1.00

6 Containers Yoplait Yogurt (3 of which are not in this picture since they were eaten immediately when we got home. I did 6 stores with 4 littles in 2.5 hours without any meltdowns. I will unashamedly admit that all the credit for that accomplishment goes to the yogurt. Which may or may not have been offered as an “incentive.” :)) – $2.22, used $0.40/6 printable (doubled), plus $0.40/6 Harris Teeter Evic, plus receive $0.40/6 SavingStar – $0.62/6 after coupons

2 Bags of Shredded Cheese ($1.37 each, limit 2) – $2.74

1 64-oz Carton Silk – $3.00, used $1/1 Silk Half Gallon, exp. 10/18/14 (RP 09/14/14), plus $1.00/1 Harris Teeter Evic – $1.00 after coupons

1 Jar Barilla Pasta Sauce – $2.00, used $0.55/1 Barilla Pasta Sauce Jar, exp. 11/1/14 (SS 09/07/14 #2) (doubled), plus $0.75/1 Harris Teeter Evic – $0.15 after coupons

2 Boxes Celestial Seasonings Tea, reduced – $2.50 (Another impulse buy… stocking up for the cooler weather that will come eventually)

Total after all Sales, Coupons, and Tax: $8.88, plus receive $0.40 back from Saving Star

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Farmer’s Mart

1 Butternut Squash ($0.79/lb) – $2.12

3 Ears of Corn ($0.29/each) – $0.87

Tomatoes ($0.79/lb) – $1.15

Total: $4.14

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Flower Foods Bakery

6 Loaves of Bread, reduced (3/$0.99)

Total: $1.98

Weekly Total after all Sales, Coupons, and Rebates: $50.38 (plus $0.37 fuel perks)

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

French Toast (birthday breakfast choice for my son), Cereal x 2, Oatmeal x 2, Smoothies, Eggs and Toast

Lunches

Hotdogs/Fruit/Corn (birthday lunch choice), Macaroni and Cheese/Carrots/Apples, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches/Oranges/Sliced Tomatoes x 2, Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwiches/Cucumber Slices, Veggie Omelettes/Peaches (I have a bunch of frozen peach slices, and my children love eating them straight from the freezer), Leftovers

Dinners

Papa Johns Pizza (birthday dinner choice), Cake (specific kind still TBD!)

Spaghetti, Steamed Broccoli, Homemade Breadsticks

Chicken Gravy over Brown Rice, Baked Butternut Squash, Tossed Salad

Venison Roast in the Crockpot, Buttered Carrots, Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower, Leftover Breadsticks

Chicken Fried Rice, Oranges

Hamburger Vegetable Soup (using leftover venison meat instead of hamburger), Pumpkin Crescent Rolls

Leftovers

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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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Aldi

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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Dillons

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

Breakfasts

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

Lunches

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

Dinners

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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