Gretchen’s $36 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Homeland

2 Ragu Pasta Sauce – $1.50 each, used $0.75/2 coupon from the 8/23 RedPlum insert (doubled) – $0.75 each after coupon

Mt Olive Sweet Relish – $1.19, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – Free plus overage after coupon

2 Yoplait Yogurts – $0.50 each, used $0.40/2 printable (doubled) – $0.10 each after coupon

2 Herbal Essence Bodywash – $2.50 each, used $0.75/1 printable (doubled) and $1/1 coupon from the 8/23 RedPlum insert (doubled) – $0.75 each after coupons

2 Planters Peanuts – $1.69 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $0.69 each after coupon

4 cans Libby’s Green Beans – $0.75 each, used $1/4 coupon from the 8/23 RedPlum insert – $0.25 each after coupon

1 Wishbone Salad Dressing – $2.19, used $0.75/1 coupon from the 8/23 RedPlum insert (doubled) – $0.69 after coupon

Buy 4 General Mills items, Get Free gallon of milk:

1 Golden Grahams Cereal – $2, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

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

1 Cheerios – $2, used $0.75/1 printable (no longer available) (doubled) – $0.50 after coupon

1 Go-Gurt – $1.99

1 gallon Milk ($3.75) – Free after sale

Total with tax ($1.69) after coupons and sales: $11.43

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Dillons

1 pkg Grapes – $1.85

1 pkg Kroger Tortillas – $1.50

1 loaf Nature’s Harvest Bread – $2.50, used $1.05/1 e-coupon – $1.45 after coupon

2 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1 each

5 Muller Yogurts – $1 each, used $1/5 e-coupon – $0.80 each after coupon

1 Kroger Tortilla Chips – $1.25, used $0.40/1 mailer coupon – $0.85 after coupon

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $0.99, received $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.74 after rebate

1 Cascadian Farms Granola – Marked down to $0.99

1 Hormel Turkey – $3.99, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $3.49 after coupon

1 Kroger Cream Cheese – $1

1 bag Apples/Peaches – Marked down to $0.99

1.60 lbs Tomatoes – $1.58

1 bag Kroger Brown Rice – $0.89

1.76 lbs Bananas – $1.04, received $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $0.84 after rebate

2 Cucumbers – $0.50 each

Total with tax ($2.05) after sales, coupons and rebates: $25.22

Total for all grocery items: $36.65

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Easy Breakfast Roll-ups

Protein Waffles

Eggs & Toast

Oatmeal

Cereal x 2

Egg & Cheese Quiche

Lunches

Baked Potatoes, Broccoli

Vegetable Soup, Crackers

Tossed Salad x 2

Apples, Cheese, Crackers, Veggies

Turkey Sandwiches, Fruit

Lunch with my family

Dinners

Brown Bag Burritos (from the freezer), Steamed Cauliflower, Chips and Salsa

Easy Baked Ziti, Tossed Salad, Homemade Bread

Chicken Pockets, Green Beans, Fruit Salad

Grilled Chicken, Tossed Salad, Mashed Potatoes

Chicken & Rice Casserole, Steamed Carrots

Homemade Pizza, Veggies

Leftovers

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

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Dillons

1 Kroger Shredded Cheese (16 oz) – $2.99

1 loaf Nature’s Own Bread – $3.39, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $3.19 after rebate

1 Kroger Half and Half – $1.99

3 half gallons Dillons Milk – $1 each

1 General Mills Chex Clusters – $2.99, used $1/1 printable AND $1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.99 after coupon and rebate

2 Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Energy Cereal – $2 each, used 2 $0.50/1 printable – $1.50 each after coupons

2 pkg Frozen Waffles/Pancakes – $1 each, used $0.75/2 e-coupon – $0.63 each after coupon

1 Zone Bar – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Lara Bar – $1, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $0.60 after coupon

1 dozen Dillons Eggs – $2.53

8 Larabars/ZoneBars – Marked down to $0.25 each, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate 

1 Skinny Cow Iced Coffee – $1.67, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 bag Oranges – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag frozen Peas – $1

1 Cottage Cheese – $1

1 Horizon Grahams – Marked down to $0.99

2 Ramen Noodles – $0.20 each

1 bag Kroger Spinach – $2.50

2 Squash/Zucchini – $1.11

1 bunch Tomatoes – $1.33

1 Old El Paso Refried Beans – Marked down to $0.59, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $0.09 after coupon

1 bag Organic Carrots – $1.50, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $1.30 after rebate

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $0.99

1 Broccoli Crown – $0.70, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $0.50 after rebate

4 Cucumbers – $0.50 each

Total with tax after coupons and rebates: $40.90

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfast

Cereal & Juice x 3

Toast & Eggs x 3

Protein Waffles, Eggs, Fruit

Lunches

Crackers/Cheese/Fruit/Veggies x 2

Macaroni & Cheese, Veggies

Tossed Salad, Cottage Cheese

Baked Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Fruit

Leftovers

Dinners

10 Minute Baked Ziti, Biscuits, Tossed Salad

Chicken/Squash Skillet, Tossed Salad

Pancakes/Waffles, Eggs, Fruit Smoothies

Venison Stew, Steamed Peas, Homemade Bread

Dinner with family

Chicken Drumsticks, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Chicken & Rice, Tossed Salad

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Gretchen’s $51 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Walmart

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.29 each (Price matched to Aldi), used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $1.19 each after rebate

3 pkg Blueberries – $0.99 each (Price matched to Aldi)

1 Watermelon – $2.99 (Price matched to Aldi)

Total: $8.34

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2 Sour Patch Kids Candy – $1.49 each, used $1/2 coupon from the 6/14 SmartSource insert (doubled) – $0.49 each after coupon (This is one of my husband’s favorite candy – I love getting him surprises with coupons!) :)

1 Colgate Toothpaste – $1, used $0.50/1 coupon from the 7/12 SmartSource insert (doubled) – Free after coupon

2 Picante Salsa – $1.59 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $0.59 each after coupon

2 Prego Sauce – $1.99 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $0.99 each after coupon

Total after coupons: $4.14

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1/2 gallon Dillons Chocolate Milk – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Kroger Frozen Peas – $1, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $0.80 after rebate

1 Gogurt Yogurt – $2

1 bag Kroger Frozen Chicken Breasts – $6.99

1 pkg Kroger Drumsticks – $4.69

3 Totinos Frozen Pizza – 3/$4, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate 

3 Muller Greek Yogurts – $1 each, used $1/3 e-coupon AND $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $0.60 each after coupon

2 Kroger Frozen Orange Juice – $1 each

1 gallon Dillons Milk – $2.79, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $2.59 after rebate

1 pkg Kroger Shredded Cheese – $1.99, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $1.79 after rebate

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $0.79 after rebate

1 dozen Dillons Eggs – $2.53, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $2.33 after rebate

1 pkg Kroger Tortillas – $1.50

1 Pssst Oyster Crackers – $1.27

1 pkg Pretzels – Marked down to $0.89

1.02 lbs Tomatoes – $1.42, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $1.22 after rebate

0.92 lbs Peaches – $0.91

1 can Kroger Beans – $0.69

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – Marked down to $0.69

1 can Psst Soup – Marked down to $0.49

1 bag Kroger Brown Rice – $0.89

Total: $39.12

Total for all grocery items: $51.60

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Eggs & Blueberry Muffins x 3

Oatmeal

Lunches

Cheese/Crackers/Fruit/Veggies x 2

Mac & Cheese, Carrot Sticks

Baked Potatoes, Cottage Cheese, Steamed Peas

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Fruit

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Hamburgers, Chips, Watermelon

Chicken & Rice Casserole, Tossed Salad

Mexican Lasagna, Steamed Peas, Watermelon

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Tossed Salad

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Strawberries

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Tossed Salad

Chicken Drumsticks, Rolls, Green Beans

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Gretchen’s $50 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Dillons

2 half gallons Milk – Marked down to $1.25 each

2 bags (8 oz) Kroger Shredded Cheese – $1.99 each

4 Gala Apples – $1.98

4 Nectarines – $1.41

2 Chuck Pot Roast – Marked down to $3.36 and $3.92

1 bag Kroger Tortilla Chips – $1

1 Celery – $1.49

1 Lettuce – $0.99 (I bought this and then noticed later that day that the lettuce in our garden was ready to be picked. We have lots and lots of lettuce now so we’ll be eating quite a few salads this week.)

1 lb Simple Truth Organic Ground Beef – Marked down to $3.49

1 Green Pepper – $0.79

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $3.47

4 Muller Greek Yogurt – $0.88 each

2 Larabars – $1 each, used 2 $0.40/1 printable – $0.60 each after coupons

1 Kroger Spaghetti Sauce – $1.49, received $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $1.29 after rebate

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

2 Barbara’s Cereal – $1.99 each, used $1.50/1 printable and $1/1 printable – $0.74 each after coupons

1 Goldfish Puffs – $0.99, used $0.50/1 coupon from the 6/14 SmartSource insert – $0.49 after coupon

1 Oscar Meyer Deli Meat – $2.49

1 Cottage Cheese (16 oz) – $1.49

Total after sales and coupons: $40.34 

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Homeland

1 pkg Grapes – $2.13

2 Cucumbers – $0.60 each

1 Challenge Butter – $2.99, used $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $1.49 after coupon

1 Jolly Time Popcorn – $1.49, used $0.50/1 printable (doubled) – $0.49 after coupon

4 boxes Cheerios Cereal – $1.99, used 2 $1/2 printable (both doubled because they were different coupons) – $0.99 each after coupons

1 box Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix – $1.89, used $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $0.39 after coupon

1 Fiber One Lemon Bars – $1.99, used $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $0.49 after coupon

Total after coupons: $10.15

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My mom also gave me 4 bags of chocolate chips as well as a bag of frozen blueberries and a bag of frozen mulberries (from their mulberry bush).

Total for all grocery items: $50.49

Menu Plan for this Week

Breakfasts

Toast & Eggs x 2

Oatmeal with Fruit

Cereal x 3

Banana Muffins (I have a few bananas that are going bad from the last couple of weeks so I’m planning to use these up.), Fruit

Lunches

Turkey, Cheese, Crackers, Carrots x 2

Macaroni and Cheese, Tossed Salad

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Celery Sticks

Turkey Sandwiches, Sliced Apples

Lunch at my parents

Tossed Salad, Crackers

Dinners

Roast, Potatoes, Carrots

Dinner with my family (celebrating my sister’s birthday)

Taco Salad

Spaghetti, Green Beans, Tossed Salad

Salad Bar with Grilled Chicken

Chicken Drumsticks (from last week’s shopping trip), Biscuits, Tossed Salad

Leftovers

Snacks

Yogurt, Fruit Smoothies, Banana Muffins, Granola Bars

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