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

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I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week! We are just planning a simple get-together with friends as all of our family live too far away. I’d love to hear what’s on your Thanksgiving menu, or any good deals on groceries you were able to get this week thanks to holiday sales!

Aldi

3 1-lb packages Ground Turkey (@$1.89/each) – $5.67

1 10-lb bag Russet Potatoes – $1.99, plus receive $0.50 back from Snap By Groupon – $1.49 after rebate

1 2-lb bag Lemons – $2.29

1 Pineapple – $1.19

3 dozen Eggs (@$1.39/each) – $4.17, plus receive $0.50 back from Checkout 51 – $3.67/3 after rebate

2 3-lb bags Sweet Potatoes (@$1.17 each) – $2.34

1 jar Minced Onion – $0.99

1 jar Baking Powder – $0.99

1 bunch Bananas (2.53lbs @$0.44/lb) – $1.11, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout51 – $0.86 after rebate

1 package Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 12-oz package fresh Cranberries – $1.19, plus receive $0.25 back from Snap by Groupon – $0.94 after rebate

1 20-oz  canister Raisins – $2.89

1 3-ct package Romaine Hearts – $1.99

1 16-oz container Eggs Whites – $1.99

1 3-lb bag Fuji Apples – $3.29

1 3-head package Garlic – $0.79

1 8-oz bag Dates – $1.89

Total after Rebates: $33.39

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Harris Teeter

2 8-oz packages Mushrooms, reduced (@$0.69/each) – $1.38

1 3-ct bag Avocados, reduced – $1.00

1 16-ct package Tide Pods – $4.99, used $2/1 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstoppables, Bounce Bursts or Gain Fireworks, exp. 12/31/14 (RP 11/16/14), plus $2/1 Harris Teeter evic – $0.99 after coupons

after coupons 2 pouches Pioneer Gravy Mix (B1G1) – $1.29/2, used $0.65/2 printable (doubled) – FREE after coupons

2 1-lb boxes Domino Powdered Sugar – $2.00, used $0.50/2 Domino Brown or Confectioners Sugar, exp. 1/3/15 (RP 11/02/14 R) (doubled) – $1.00/2 after coupons

2 8-oz sticks Crisco Baking Sticks – $2.00, used 2 $0.35/1 Crisco Shortening, Spray, or Olive Oil, exp. 12/31/14 (RP 11/02/14 R) (doubled) – $0.60/2 after coupons

2 75-oz jugs Extra Laundry Detergent (B1G1) – $3.99, used 2 $1 off Xtra Liquid or Sure Shot Paks Laundry Detergent, exp. 12/20/14 (SS 11/09/14) – $1.99/2 after coupons

2 5-lb bags Gold Medal Flour – $1.54 (they substituted this brand for me since they were out of the store brand which was advertised)

Total after all Sales, Taxes, and Coupons – $9.73

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Walmart

(My husband price-matched a couple of things for me since he was already making a trip for some non-grocery items.)

1 Turkey (20.76lbs – price-matched Food Lion @ $0.47/lb) – $9.76 (Turkey prices were cheaper here last year, but as it is the week before Thanksgiving – I am not holding out much hope for them to drop any further! What are turkey prices like in your area of the country?), plus receive $1.00 back from Snap by Groupon – $8.76

2 5-lb bags Flour (@$0.77/each – price-matched Harris Teeter) – $1.54

Total after Rebate: $10.30

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CVS

(I couldn’t pass up this peanut butter deal with holiday baking just around the corner!)

5 jars of Skippy Peanut Butter (@$2.00 each) – $10.00, used 2 $0.55/1 printable, plus 2 $0.55/1 printable, plus $1.00/1 insert coupon – $6.80, plus receive $3 ECB back

Total after Coupons and ECB: $3.80/5 ($0.76 each)

Weekly Total for all Groceries: $57.22

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Omelettes, Oatmeal and Fruit, Smoothies and Toast, Cereal, Cinnamon Rolls (Saturday)

Lunches

Baked Sweet Potatoes/Bananas; Build-Your-Own-Salad Bar; Baked Potatoes with Broccoli and Cheese; Peanut Butter Rice Cakes/Apples; Leftovers x 2; Fried Egg Sandwiches/Oranges/Carrots

Dinners

Taco Salad, Green Beans

Friend’s House for Dinner – I am bringing Upside Down Praline Apple Pie for dessert

Cheesy Hamburger Potato Soup, Easy Whole Wheat Muffins

Date Night (Super excited about this!! A sweet friend offered to watch our children just because, and I can’t wait to spend some quality time with my busy husband!)

Thanksgiving Menu: Turkey and Gravy, Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Pumpkin Crescent Rolls, Green Beans with Almond and Thyme, Our Favorite Sweet Potato Casserole, Chocolate Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie

Leftovers

Turkey Gravy over Brown Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Leftover Muffins or Crescent Rolls

Snacks

Fudge Babies (I will use pecans instead of walnuts), Popcorn, Homemade Oatmeal Cookies (my husband’s specialty!), Fruit

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Gretchen’s $44 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Dillons

1 pkg Kroger Tortillas – $1.79

1 Quilted Northern (4 double rolls) Toilet Paper – $3.59, used $0.75/1 e-coupon – $2.84 after coupon

1 Kroger Ice Cream – $1.99, used $0.40/1 e-coupon - $1.59 after coupon

1 Hamburger Buns – Marked down to $0.49

1 Dillons Eggs (dozen) – $1.69

1 can Kroger Black Beans – $0.69

4 Dannon Yogurts – 3 of these were marked down to $0.29 and 1 was $0.50

1 gallon Dillons Milk – $3.09 (Received $0.25 back from Ibotta)

1 Kroger Italian Dressing – $1.50

1 Avocado – $0.99

1 pkg Chicken Drumsticks – Marked down to $2.71

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1 Sweet Potato – $0.70

1 Broccoli Crown – $0.67

1 Onion – $0.58

2 Green Peppers – $0.79 each

1 Hillshire Farms All Natural Turkey Breast Sandwich Meat – $3.49, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Jimmy Dean Sausage – $2.99

1 Cucumber – $0.79

1 can Kroger Corn – $0.50

Total with tax ($2.28): $31.05

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Homeland

1 pkg Farmland Bacon – $3.99, used $1/1 printable (doubled; no longer available) – $1.99 after coupon

1 pkg Ritz Crackers – $1.67, used $0.50/1 printable (doubled) – $0.67 after coupon

1 Chinet Napkins – $2, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

4 Betty Crocker Cake Mix – $1 each, used 2 $0.75/2 printable (first one doubled) – $0.43 each after coupons (Buy 4, Get Best Choice Butter for $0.99)

Best Choice Butter – $0.99

5 Jello Instant Pudding Mix – $0.79 (Buy 5, Get $2 off instantly), used 2 $0.55/2 printable (first one doubled) – $0.06 each after coupons and savings

2 C&H Brown Sugar/Powdered Sugar – $1.79 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $0.79 each after coupon

2 Halls Cough Drops  $1.25 each, used $1/2 coupon from the 11/2 SmartSource insert – $0.25 each after coupon

1.60 lbs Navel Oranges @ $0.99/lb – $1.58

1 pkg Ocean Spray Cranberries – $2, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

2 cans Lindsay Olives – $1 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

2 cans Libby Pumpkin – $1.50 each, used $0.75/2 coupon from the 11/2 SmartSource insert (doubled) – $0.75 each after coupon

2 Kellogg’s Rice Crispies – $2.50 each, used 2 $0.75/1 printable (first one doubled) – $1.37 each after coupons (Buy 2, Get Free Jet Puffed Marshmallows)

1 Jet Puffed Mini Marshmallows – Free

Total before coupons and sales: $67.38

Total with tax ($1.95) after coupons and sales: $13.49

Total for all grocery items: $44.54

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 2, Bacon and Eggs, Homemade Granola, Toast & Eggs

Lunches

Turkey Sandwiches x 2, Tossed Salad, Fruit/Yogurt/Veggies, Cheese Quessadillas

Dinners

Italian Chicken Drumsticks, Biscuits, Tossed Salad

Biscuits & Gravy, Homemade Applesauce

Easy Cheesy Tex Mex Skillet, Tossed Salad

Sweet Potato Burrito Bowls, 30 Minute Rolls, Steamed Broccoli

Easy Fajita Chicken Bake, World’s Best Dinner Rolls, Steamed Peas

Baked Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Sliced Oranges

Baked Creamy Cheesy Chicken Flautas, Homemade Applesauce, Steamed Carrots

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

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Health Food Store

2 pkg Organic Lettuce – Marked down to $0.99 each

1 pkg Pita Bread – Marked down to $0.99

Total with tax ($0.21): $3.18

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Homeland

1 pkg Fiora Bath Tissue – $1.79, used $0.50/1 printable (doubled) – $0.79 after coupon

1 Best Choice Mini Marshmallows – $0.59 after coupon

1 Best Choice Foil – $1

1 Jolly Time Popcorn – $1.59, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – Free plus overage after coupon

1 Lipton Tea – $2, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

1 Best Choice Chocolate Chips – $1.29

Total before coupons and sales: $15.71

Total with tax ($0.47) after coupons and sales: $3.73

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Dillons

1 Honey Nut Cheerios – $3.99, used Free e-coupon - Free after coupon (Plus receive $0.25 back from Ibotta)

4 Yoplait Yogurt – Marked down to $0.25 each

1 box Raisins – $1.99

1 bag Frozen Peas – $1

1 dozen Dillons Eggs – $1.69 (Plus receive $0.25 back from Ibotta)

1 Kroger Frozen Orange Juice – $1.59

1 can Goya Beans – $1.19

2 Horizon Mac & Cheese – $1 each, used 2 $1/2 coupon from the Fall Mambo Sprouts coupon booklet – $0.50 each after coupon

1 pkg Stew Beef – $5.49

1 bag Kroger Slivered Almonds – $1.79

1 Psst Honey $5.29

1 bag Unsweetened Coconut – $1.25

1 canister Kroger Old Fashioned Oats – $2.99

1 bag Clementines (3 lbs) – $3.99

0.84 lbs Roma Tomatoes – $0.83

3 half gallons Dillons Milk – $1.33 each

Total with tax: $38.33

Total for all grocery items: $45.24 (Plus receive $0.50 back from Ibotta)

Menu Plans for This Week

Breakfast

Cereal x 2, Toast, Scrambled Eggs & Juice, Homemade Granola (I plan to make a huge batch of this this week.)

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Tossed Salad, Vegetable Soup (I will make a big batch of this and eat it for several lunches this week.)

Dinners

Macaroni & Cheese with Ground Beef, Steamed Peas

Chipotle Beef Chili, Homemade Applesauce, Sliced Veggies

Chicken & Rice Casserole, Tossed Salad, Steamed Broccoli

Crock Pot Beef Stroganof, CopyCat Texas Roadhouse Rolls, Tossed Salad

Mexican Chicken Chili, Biscuits, Oranges

Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon

Dinner with family

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Gretchen’s $76 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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I went under budget on last week’s grocery purchases because I knew Dillon’s was having a Mega Sale the next 2 weeks and I wanted to stock up on baking/canned supplies. So I spent more this week than I usually do but hopefully some of these items will last us for a while.

Health Food Store

2 pkg Organic Girl Greens – Marked down to $0.99 each

4 Oranges – $0.33 each

Total with tax ($0.24): $3.54

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Aldi

3 Grapefruit – $0.49 each

1 pkg Carrots – $0.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.69 each

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 gallon Milk – $2.40

1 carton Half & Half – $1.89

1 Mild Salsa – $1.69

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 (I bought these before I saw the sale at Dillons on canned veggies.)

1 pkg Grapes – $1.78

1 dozen Eggs – $1.59

Total with tax ($1.19): $17.94

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Dillon’s Trip #1

(I made 2 trips to Dillon’s as the first time I just wanted to scope out the deals and hadn’t had time to print out all the coupons I needed.)

1.13 lbs Broccoli Crowns @ $0.99/lb – $1.12

1 pkg Heritage Farms Bacon – $1.99

1 lb Land o Lakes Butter – $2.99, used $0.50/1 printable (no longer available) – $2.49 after coupon

Items a part of the Mega Sale (Buy 10, Get $5 off instantly):

1 pkg Swiss Miss Cocoa – $0.99, used $0.40/1 printable - $0.59 after coupon

4 Hefty Storage Bags – $0.99 each, used 2 $1.50/2 coupon from the 8/10 RedPlum insert – $0.24 each after coupons

4 cans Carnation Evaporated Milk – $0.79 each, used 2 $0.55/2 printable - $0.51 each after coupons

1 Pillsbury Cake Mix – $0.79, used $0.35/1 printable - $0.44 after coupon

Total with tax ($1.07): $10.72

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Dillon’s Trip #2

1 Yoplait Greek Yogurt – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1.79 lbs Bananas @ $0.59/lb – $1.06

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $2.29

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.79, used $0.45/1 e-coupon - $1.34 after coupon

1 Green Mountain Coffee K-Cups – $6.99, used $1.25/1 e-coupon - $5.74 after coupon

1 Jello Pudding (4 ct) – $2, used $1/1 catalina coupon – $1 after coupon

3 Ramen Noodles – $0.20 each

1 loaf Nature’s Harvest Bread – $2, used $0.55/1 printable - $1.45 after coupon

1 Kroger Frozen Orange Juice – $1.59

Items a part of the Mega Sale (Buy 10, Get $5 off instantly):

4 cans Green Giant Green Beans – $0.49 each

10 cans Campbells Cream of Chicken/Mushroom Soup – $0.69 each, used 2 $1/5 printable - $0.49 each after coupons

3 Pillsbury Cake Mix – $0.79 each, used 3 $0.35/1 printable - $0.44 each after coupons (My son is having his birthday in a few weeks so these will be perfect for cupcakes!)

1 box Frosted Flakes Cereal – $1.99, used Free e-coupon - Free after coupon

1 big box Cheerios – $3.49, used $1/1 e-coupon - $2.49 after coupon (I had a free e-coupon loaded on my card but it took off this one instead. I guess I will use the free one next time.)

1 Oscar Meyer Turkey Lunchmeat – $1.99

3 cans Casa Fiesta Refried Beans – $0.50 each

1 can Casa Fiesta Green Chilies – $0.50

4 Ronzoni Pasta – $0.69 each, used 2 $1/2 printable - $0.19 each after coupons

4 Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce – $0.99 each, used 2 $1/2 printable - $0.49 each after coupons

2 cans Carnation Evaporated Milk – $0.79 each, used $0.55/2 printable - $0.51 each after coupons

2 cans Dole Mandarin Oranges – $0.99 each, used 2 $0.40/1 printable - $0.59 each after coupons

4 Mott’s Fruit Snacks – $1.49 each, used 2 $0.50/2 coupon from the 9/28 SmartSource insert – $1.24 each after coupons

Total with tax ($3.95): $43.82

Total for all grocery items: $76.02

Menu Plan for this Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Oatmeal, Eggs & Juice, Smoothies

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches and Tossed Salad (we will do leftovers as well)

Dinners

French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Fruit

Steak, Biscuits, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans

Salad Bar, Rolls

Chicken Fajitas, Chips, Fruit Salad

Chicken & Rice Casserole, Steamed Broccoli

BBQ Meatballs, Tossed Salad, Homemade Applesauce

Soft Tacos, Cheesy Rice Casserole, Grapefruit

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Gretchen’s $37 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Dillon’s

1 loaf Nature’s Own Bread – $2, received $1 back from Snap by Groupon AND $0.25 back from Ibotta

1 can Kroger Cream of Chicken Soup – $1

1 pkg Keebler Town House Crackers – $2

1 box Honey Nut Chex – $2.99, received $0.25 back from Ibotta

1 can Psst Cream of Chicken Soup – $0.89

1 gallon Dillon’s Milk – $2.50, received $0.25 back from Ibotta

1 bag Kroger Tortilla Chips – $1.25

0.99 lbs Roma Tomatoes @ $0.99/lb – $0.98

1 Cucumber – $0.79

1 Quaker Cranberry Almond – $2, used $2/1 printable - Free after coupon

1 Barbara’s Organic Cereal – $2.50, used $1/1 printable - $1.50 after coupon

1 pkg Steaks – Marked down to $4

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99, received $0.25 back from Checkout 51

1 pkg Kroger Tortillas – $1.79

1 pint Half & Half – $1.59

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.79

Total with tax: $28.05, plus received $2 back in rebates

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Homeland

1 Deans Guacamole Dip – $1.50, used $0.55/1 printable (doubled) – $0.40 after coupon

1 Minute Maid Orange Juice – $2.99, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – $0.99 after coupon

2 All Laundry Detergent – $2.99 each, used $1/1 printable NLA (doubled) $1/1 coupon from the 9/28 RedPlum insert (doubled) – $0.99 each after coupons

2.16 lbs Navel Oranges @ $0.99/lb – $2.14

2 lbs Challenge Butter – $3.99, used $1/1 printable (doubled) and $0.55/1 printable (doubled) – $2.44 each after coupons (I was super happy to get butter at this price as it’s $3.49 at Aldi right now!)

Total before coupons and sales: $36

Total with tax after coupons and sales: $11.65

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We went to my parent’s house last night and my Dad sent 6 lbs of ground beef home with us. So we also have 6 lbs of FREE ground beef in our freezer. I have the best parents ever in case you didn’t know! :)

Total for all grocery items after coupons and rebates: $37.70

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3, Toast, Oatmeal, Fruit Smoothies (from frozen fruit)

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches and Fruit/Veggies, Tossed Salad, Leftovers (My son asks for a PB&J sandwich every single day. So that is pretty much all we do for lunch these days.)

Dinners

Mexican Lasagna (from freezer – I froze this a couple weeks back), Steamed Broccoli

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Tortilla Chips and Dip, Fruit

Chicken and Veggies in the Crockpot, CopyCat Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Tossed Salad

BBQ Meatballs, Biscuits, Tossed Salad

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit

Out to Eat

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