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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