Gretchen’s $55 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

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Homeland

1 Angel Soft Toilet Papter – $1.59, used $0.45/1 coupon (doubled) (I can’t figure out where this came from) – $0.69 after coupon

1 Kellogg’s Special K Crackers – $1.99, used $1/1 printable from email (doubled) – Free after coupon

3 Dannon Oikos Yogurt – $0.88, used $1/3 printable (doubled) – $0.21 each after coupon

1.53 lbs Tomatoes @ $0.99/lb – $1.51

1 Best Choice Dozen Eggs – $1.19

2 Cucumbers – $0.59 each

1 All Laundry Detergent – $3.33, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – $1.33 after coupon

1 Louana Canola Oil – $2, used $0.50/1 printable (doubled) – $1 after coupon

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3 Red Gold canned Tomatoes – $0.35 each, used $0.55/3 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

1 Red Gold Ketchup – $0.49

1 Red Gold Salsa – $0.69

Total after coupons and sales: $8.66

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Dillons

1 gallon Dillons Milk – $2.50, used $0.30 Ibotta rebate – $2.20 after rebate

1 loaf Bread – $3.39, used $0.30 Ibotta rebate – $3.09 after rebate (Ouch! This price makes me wish I lived closer to an Aldi where I can get their bread for $0.89.)

4 Totino’s Pizza – $1.25 each, used $0.30 Ibotta rebate – $1.18 each after rebate (This was a request by my husband…I refuse to eat frozen pizzas but he grew up on them.) :)

1 pkg English Muffins – $1.99

1 box Cheerios – $3.29, used Free e-coupon that was sent to me – Free after coupon

1 Oscar Mayer Sliced Ham – Marked down to $1.29

1 Hillshire Farms Naturals Sliced Turkey – $3.99, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $3.49 after coupon

1 Sargento Sliced Cheese – $2.50

2 cans Kroger Beans – $0.69 each

3 Breyers Ice Cream – $2.99, used $1.25/3 e-coupon AND $0.30 Ibotta rebate – $2.47 each after coupon and rebate (We’ve been having a LOT of company at the last minute recently so I was happy to stock up on this. Ice cream is always a great thing to serve company.) :)

1.77 lbs Bananas @ $0.59/lb – $1.04, used $0.30 Ibotta rebate – $0.74 after rebate

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.79, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $1.39 after coupon

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $2.19, used Free e-coupon that was sent to me – Free after coupon

4 Moms Best Cereal – $1.50 each, used $1/1 e-coupon and $0.75/1 e-coupon and $0.30 Ibotta rebate – $0.98 each after coupons and rebate

1 bag Kroger Spinach – $2.50

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99, used $0.30 Ibotta rebate – $0.69 after rebate

1 bag Kroger Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – $6.99, used $1.45/1 e-coupon – $5.54 after coupon

1.04 lbs Broccoli @ $0.99/lb – $1.03

2.71 lbs Fuji Apples @ $0.99/lb – $2.68

Total after coupons, sales and rebates – $46.56

Total for both stores: $55.22

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast & Eggs x 3

Cereal x 3

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches (I will freeze several of these.)

Lunches

Turkey/Fruit/Veggies/Cheese x 2

Macaroni and Cheese, Sliced Apples

Spinach Smoothies x 2, Crackers

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Fruit/Veggies

Leftovers

Dinners

Pizza, Tossed Salad

Tacos

Chicken Fajitas, Steamed Peas

Chili, Biscuits, Veggies

Salad Bar, Homemade Bread

Roast, Potatoes, Green Beans

Chicken with Tomatoes and Mozzarella, Tossed Salad

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Brigette’s $62 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Brigette's $62 Shopping Trip & Weekly Menu Plan

Farmer’s Mart

2 Cucumbers – $0.58

9 Oranges – $2.00

2 Bell Peppers – $1.00, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $0.75 after rebate

Ripe Bananas (@$0.19/lb) – $0.34

4 Roma Tomatoes (@$0.79/lb) – $0.58

1 Cabbage (@$0.39/lb) – $1.49

Total after Rebate: $5.74

Brigette's $62 Shopping Trip & Weekly Menu PlanAldi

1 38-oz jar Ketchup – $1.39

1 32-oz container Half & Half – $1.89

1 8-oz bag Flat Leaf Spinach – $1.79

2 20-oz pkgs Zucchini – $2.58

2 40-oz bags Frozen Chicken Tenderloins – $13.58

1 head Cauliflower – $1.99

2 bags Garden Salad – $1.18

1 3-ct pkg Green Peppers – $1.19

2 3-ct pkgs Romaine Hearts – $3.98

2 3-lb bags Pink Lady Apples – $5.98

1 10-lb bag Russet Potatoes – $3.49

1 16-oz bag Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 Fit and Active Ranch Salad Dressing – $1.29

Total: $41.32

Brigette's $62 Shopping Trip & Weekly Menu Plan

Harris Teeter

1 gallon Milk – $2.99, plus receive $0.25 back from Ibotta – $2.74 after rebate

2 18-ct Hefty Quart Slider Bags (B1G1) – $2.75, used $1/2 Hefty Slider Bags, exp. 5/31/15 (RP 03/29/15) – $1.75/2 after coupon

2 boxes Multigrain Cheerios – $5.00, used 2 $0.75/1 printable (doubled), plus $0.75/1 evic, plus receive $0.30 back from Ibotta and $0.75 back from SavingStar – $0.20/2 after all coupons and rebates

5 jars Bertolli Pasta Sauce (B2G3) – $5.98, used 2 $1.50/2 Bertolli Product, exp. 6/7/15 (RP 04/26/15 R) – $2.98/5 after coupons

1 box Snack Crackers – $1.75

10 35-oz cans Tuttorosso Tomatoes (B2G3) – $7.96, used 2 $0.55/3 printable (doubled) – $5.76/10 after coupons

Total after coupons and Rebates: $15.18

Weekly Total: $62.24

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Oatmeal with Strawberries (from the freezer) x 2

Cereal and Fruit x 2

Eggs and Toast x 2

Smoothies and Toast

Lunches

Smoked Sausage, Cheese Slices, Crackers, Relish Plate with Ranch Dressing Dip, Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies (company for lunch)

Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches, Oranges, Pepper Slices x 2

Build-Your-Own-Tossed Salad (Hard Boiled Eggs, Cheese, Sunflower Seeds, Salad Greens, Assorted Raw Veggies), Crackers x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Freezer-Friendly Barbecued Meatballs, Twice Baked Potatoes, Tossed Salad, Green Beans, Butterhorns, Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies (Company for Dinner)

Cabbage Roll Casserole, Easy Whole Wheat Bread, Apple Slices

Taco Salad, Green Rice Casserole

Chicken on the Grill, Baked Potato Wedges, Tossed Salad, Fruit Salad, Steamed Broccoli, Best Apple Crisp with Icecream (Company for Dinner)

Fried Egg Sandwiches, Mixed Vegetables, Smoothies (using fruit from the freezer)

Leftovers x 2

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Brigette’s $55 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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 Aldi

1 head Cabbage – $1.29

2 24-oz jars Spaghetti Sauce – $1.98

1 3-lb bag Sweet Potatoes – $1.79

1 48-oz bag Frozen Boneless Chicken Breasts – $6.69

1 head Cauliflower – $1.99

2 16-oz bags Baby Carrots – $1.98

1 20-oz pkg Zucchini – $1.99

1 bag Sweet Mini Peppers – $2.29

1 6-ct pkg Kiwi – $1.69, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $1.44 after rebate

1 3-head bag Garlic – $0.79

1 16.9oz jar Extra Virgin Olive Oil – $3.29

1 large Bag Kale – $1.99

1 8-oz bag Flat Leaf Spinach – $1.79

1 box Rice Squares – $2.29

1 3-ct pkg Romaine Hearts – $1.99

2 6-oz cartons Blueberries – $2.58

Total: $34.77

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Harris Teeter

2 boxes Apple Jacks – $3.94, used 2 $0.50/1 printables (doubled) – $1.94/2 after coupons

1 gallon Milk – $2.99, plus receive $.30 back from Ibotta – $2.69 after rebate

1 French’s Spicy Mustard – $1.67, used $0.75/1 French’s Sweet or Spicy Mustard, exp. 7/31/15 (SS 04/12/15) (doubled) – $0.17 after coupon

2 jars Peanut Butter, reduced to $0.83 each – $1.66

1 jug OxiClean Laundry Detergent (which had a “Try Me Free” rebate sticker on it) – $5.99, used $2.00 coupon (which I am not finding in the database for some reason) – $3.99, plus receive $5.99 back after Mail-In-Rebate – $2.00 MM after coupon and rebate

1 12-ct double roll pkg Fiora Toilet Paper – $3.99, used $0.55/1 Fiora Bath Tissue or Paper Towels, exp. 6/30/15 (RP 05/03/15) (doubled) – $2.89 after coupon

1 6-ct Fiora Paper Towels – $3.99, used $0.55/1 Fiora Bath Tissue or Paper Towels, exp. 6/30/15 (RP 05/03/15) (doubled) – $2.89 after coupon (unlike Crystal, we DO use paper towels at my house…I just can’t convince my husband we can live without them ;))

4 pkgs Frozen Vegetables – $4.00

3 dozen Eggs – $3.75, plus receive $0.30 back from Ibotta – $3.45/3 after rebate

Total after Coupons, Rebates and Tax: 18.59

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Flower Foods

4 loaves Bread, reduced – $2.00

Total: $2.00

Weekly Total: $55.16

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts 

Oatmeal and Strawberries (from the freezer) x 3

Cereal x 2

Veggie Omelettes x 2

Lunches

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon, Fruit (we still have leftover fruit from last week to use up), Peanut Butter Toast x 2

Build-Your-Own-Salad x 2 (mixed greens, hard boiled eggs, sliced cheese, sunflower seeds, raw veggies)

Macaroni and Cheese, Raw Peppers and Carrots, Oranges

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Three Cheese Baked Spaghetti, Tossed Salad with Olive Oil Vinaigrette, Steamed Broccoli, Easiest Focaccia

Hamburgers on the grill, Grilled Vegetables (peppers, cauliflower, zucchini), Blueberries

Best Chicken Pot Pie, Grapefruit, Brussel Sprouts (brussel sprouts are not a family favorite – but I hope to change that eventually! ;))

Taco Salad (using ground turkey from the freezer, mixed with rice and beans), Fruit Salad

Potato Hash Stir fry (Using my needing-to-used-up potatoes, ham from the freezer, eggs, and shredded cheese), Steamed Broccoli, Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins (modifying this recipe)

Leftovers x 2

Snacks

Smoothies, Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars, Frozen Grapes, Fresh Veggies

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