Gretchen’s $53 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

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Aldi

1 bag Halo Oranges – $1.98

1 bag Spinach – $1.79

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 bunch Celery – $1.29

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.19

1 carton Blueberries – $1.69, received $0.25 back from Checkout 51

1 frozen Apple Juice – $0.95

1 Half & Half – $1.89

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.29 each

1 gallon Milk – $2.43

1 pkg Arugula – $0.99

Total with tax ($1.27): $18.78

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3 Yoplait Greek Yogurt – Marked down to $0.25 each

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

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1 bag Frozen Peas – $1, used Free e-coupon (was in my Customer Best folder) and received $0.25 back from Ibotta – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

1 Kroger Frozen Ice Cream Bars – Marked down to $1

2.13 lbs Bananas – $0.59, Received $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $0.34 after rebate

0.68 lbs Broccoli – $1.29

1 dozen Eggs – $1.34, Received $0.25 back from Ibotta – $1.09 after rebate

2 Horizon Mac & Cheese – $1 each, used 2 $0.55/1 printable – $0.45 after coupons

1 Charmin Toilet Paper – $6.49, used $0.55/1 mailer coupon and received $1 back from Ibotta – $4.94 after coupon

Mega Sale Items (Buy 6, Get $3 off instantly): 

2 Honey Nut Cheerios – $1.79 each, used $1/2 printable – $1.29 each after coupon

1 Cocoa Puffs – $1.79, used $1/1 printable (no longer available) and received $0.25 back from Ibotta – $0.54 after coupon and rebate

1 Nutella – $2.99, used $2/1 coupon from the 2/1 SmartSource insert – $0.99 after coupon

6 Kraft Shredded Cheese – $1.99 each, used 3 $1/2 printable and received $0.25 back from Ibotta – $1.44 each after coupon and rebate

2 American Beauty Pasta – $0.69, used $1/2 mailer coupon – $0.19 each after coupon

Total before coupons and sales: $61.02

Total with tax ($2.63) after coupons, rebates and sales: $27.78

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1 Dole Peaches – $2, used $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $0.50 after coupon

2 Halls Cough Drops – $1.25 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $0.25 each after coupon

Items a part of Mega Sale (Buy 10, Save $2 instantly):

4 cans Rotel Tomatoes & Green Chilies – $0.80 each, used $0.40/2 printable (doubled) and $0.40/2 coupon from the 1/18 SmartSource insert (doubled) – $0.40 each after coupons

2 Rosarita Refried Beans – $0.80 each, used $0.40/2 printable (doubled) – $0.40 each after coupon

1 Swiss Miss Cocoa – $0.80, used $0.40/1 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

3 Hunts Diced Tomatoes – $0.80 each, used $0.50/3 printable (doubled) – $0.47 each after coupon

Total before coupons and sales: $28.43

Total with tax ($0.87) after coupons and sales: $6.98

Total for all grocery items: $53.54

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 2, Toast & Eggs x 2, Cinnamon Rolls, Fruit & Yogurt

Lunches

Macaroni & Cheese x 2, Cheese/Crackers/Veggies, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Leftovers, Spinach Smoothies x 5 (I will be eating this every day.)

Dinners

Ground Beef Stroganoff, Tossed Salad

Chicken Fajitas, Fruit

Bean Burritos, Steamed Peas

Oven Fried Chicken, Potatoes, Rolls, Steamed Broccoli

Venison Roast, Carrots, Potatoes, Tossed Salad

Spaghetti, Green Beans

Dinner with family

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Gretchen’s $64 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Aldi

We were out of town all last week and I had used up most everything in our refrigerator before we left so this week I had a LOT of items to buy! 

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.29 each

1 pkg Cauliflower – $1.69

1 pkg Celery – $1.29

1 pkg Asparagus – $1.49

1 pkg Green Peppers – $1.49

1 pkg (3 lbs) Navel Oranges – $1.68

1 pkg (5 lbs) Potatoes – $0.99 (I was so excited about this price!)

1 dozen Large Eggs – $1.49

1 pkg Carrots – $1.49

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 pkg Trail Mix – $1.99 (My 3 year old son is growing like a weed and is constantly hungry. I saw this and thought it would be a great snack for him on those days we are out and about.)

1 pkg Ocean Spray Craisins – $1.29

1 pkg Spinach – $1.79

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 pkg Frozen Peas – $0.89

1 frozen Orange Juice – $1.19

1 pkg Mozzarella Cheese – $1.79

1 Mild Salsa – $1.69

1 Grape Jelly – $1.45

1 Natural Peanut Butter – $1.69

Total with tax ($2.16): $32.40

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1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $0.99

2 pkg Tyson Frozen Chicken Breast – $5.57 each (This was NOT on my list to get this week, but when I saw it was on sale for my target price, I ended up buying 2 bags and going over my grocery budget this week. I will spend less next week to even out this month’s grocery budget and will save money in the long run. :) )

2 half gallons Dillons Milk – $1 each

0.32 lbs Broccoli Crowns – $0.60

1.64 lbs Bananas – $0.97

1 South Beach Diet Bars – $6.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Chobani Greek Yogurt – $1.25, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

2 Kroger Shredded Cheese – $1.99 each (These were advertised as $1.67, so I was disappointed they did not ring up correctly.)

2 Cantaloupe – $0.99 each

Total with tax ($1.61): $24.07

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Homeland

1.11 lbs Tomatoes – $1.43

2 Cucumbers – $0.69 each

1 Farmland Sausage – $1.25, used $0.55/1 printable (doubled) (no longer available) – $0.15 after coupon

1 Hiland Cottage Cheese – $1.94, used $0.50/1 printable (doubled) – $0.94 after coupon

1 Motts Applesauce – $2.89, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – $0.89 after coupon

2 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts – $1.29 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $0.29 each after coupon

2 Wishbone Salad Dressing – $1.69 each, used $1/2 coupon from the 1/11 SmartSource insert – $0.69 each after coupon

Total with tax ($0.69): $7.95 

Total for all grocery items: $64.42

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3, Scrambled Eggs & Juice, Oatmeal, Cranberry Almond Scones & Fruit (We are having a playdate at our house this week and I will be serving this.)

Lunches

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches/Veggies, Turkey Meat/Cheese/Fruit/Crackers, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches/Carrots x 2, Leftovers, Vegetable/Banana Smoothies x 5 (I will be eating this for lunch every day.)

Dinners

Hawaiian Haystacks (Brown Rice, Chicken, Gravy, Canned Pineapple, Coconut, Cheese)

Venison Stew, Steamed Asparagus, Leftover Scones

Hamburgers & Fish (A church friend kindly gave us a bag full of fish he had caught, cleaned and frozen for us!), Tossed Salad, Homemade French Fries

German Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Cantaloupe

Venison Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, 30 Minute Rolls, Steamed Asparagus

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Tossed Salad

Dinner with family

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