Gretchen’s $46 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Dillons

1 Nature Valley Loaf Bread – $2

1.01 lbs Asparagus – $3.02

1 Sara Lee Cake – $2.99, Used $1/1 printable – $1.99 after coupon (The sale sign said B1G1 Free but it didn’t ring up as that. I’m guessing it was a sign they needed to take down from a previous sale.) :(

1 Thomas English Muffins – $1.59, used $0.40/1 coupon from the 1/11 SmartSource insert – $1.19 after coupon

2 Cucumbers – $0.79 each

1 gallon Dillons Milk – $2.50

1 bag Kroger Spinach – $2.50

1 dozen Eggs – $1.88

1 Simple Truth Almonds – Marked down to $2.79

2 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1 each

1 Kraft Tarter Sauce – $2

0.59 lbs Broccoli – $1.12

2 Tofuti Cuties – Marked down to $0.95 each (I had never tried these before but thought it would be fun. They aren’t too bad!)

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1

1.94 lbs Bananas – $1.14

2 bunches Lettuce – $0.99 each

2 Pineapple – $1 each

1 Celery – $1.49
I also used a $2/$10 produce coupon Dillons mailed to me.

1 pkg Kroger Chicken Drumsticks – Marked down to $4.43

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

1 Trix Cereal – $1.79, used $1/1 printable (no longer available) – $0.79 after coupon

1 Honey Nut Cheerios – $1.79, used $0.75/1 printable – $1.04 after coupon

3 pkg Motts Fruit Snacks – $1.49 each, used 3 $0.50/1 printable – $0.99 each after coupons

1 Kraft Cheese – $1.99, used $0.75/1 printable – $1.24 after coupon

Total with tax ($3.04): $45.57

I also picked up a box of Fisher Boy Fish Sticks from Homeland this week for $0.99 but don’t have a picture of it.

Total for all grocery items: $46.56

Menu Plan for this Week

Breakfasts

Cereal

Toast & Eggs x 2

Oatmeal

Homemade Granola

Egg Muffins

Lunches

Fruit/Veggies/Cheese/Crackers x 2

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches and Oranges x 2

Cheese Quesadillas & Carrot Sticks

Baked Potatoes, Cottage Cheese, Fruit

Spinach Smoothies/Tossed Salad

Dinners

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Steamed Asparagus

Dinner with family

Church Valentine’s Banquet

Salad Bar, Pumpkin Muffins

Fish Sticks, Tossed Salad, Steamed Peas, Pineapple

Chicken Enchiladas, Steamed Asparagus, Fruit Salad

Spaghetti Pie, Tossed Salad, Green Beans, Double Fudge Banana Muffins

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Brigette’s $51 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

Last week I didn’t go grocery shopping as our children were in various stages of the most aggressive and longest stomach virus that has ever hit our family. :( My husband made a couple of “emergency” trips to the store for a few things, sweet friends stopped by with food, and we survived! I didn’t need to buy as much this week since we still have things to use up, but it felt great to get out of the house again. :)

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 Aldi

1 16-oz bag Frozen Tilapia Fillets – $3.49

2 16-oz  bags Frozen Strawberries – $4.38

2 16-oz packages Frozen Ground Turkey – $3.78

2 3-ct packages Romaine Hearts – $3.98

1 bunch Bananas (3.33lbs @ $0.44/lb) – $1.47, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $1.22

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.99

2 3-ct packages Zucchini – $1.98

1 32-oz container Greek Yogurt – $3.89, plus receive $0.50 back from Checkout 51 – $3.39

1 3-ct package Green Peppers – $1.19

1 Dijon Mustard – $0.99

1 8-oz Swiss Cheese – $1.79

1 bag Mini Sweet Peppers – $2.29

3 16-oz cartons Egg Whites – $5.97

2 jars Kosher Baby Dills – $2.58

1 Gallon Milk – $2.99

Total after Rebates: $41.01

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Harris Teeter

I bag Bananas, reduced – $1.00

1 box Honey Nut Cheerios Medley – $2.50, used $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $1.00 after coupons

2 boxes Gorton’s Grilled Fish Fillets (B1G1) – $4.29, used 2 $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $1.29/2 after coupons

1 32-oz bag Frozen Broccoli – $2.00

1 32-oz bag Frozen Spinach – $2.00

2 8-oz blocks Kraft Pepper Jack Cheese – $5.00, used 2 $0.75/1 printable (NLA, doubled) – $2.00/2 after coupons

2 packages Trans Ocean Crab Classic (B1G1) – $2.99, used 2 $0.50/1 printable (doubled) – $0.99/2 after coupons

Total: $10.28

Weekly Total: $51.29

Weekly Menu

Breakfasts

Cereal

Trim Healthy Mama Pancakes (I use pumpkin puree in place of the cottage cheese)

Baby Shower Brunch – I am bringing French Breakfast Puffs

Steel Cut Oatmeal and Bananas x 2

Veggie Omelettes for me, Scrambled Eggs and Toast for the Family x 2

Lunches

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches, Mini Sweet Peppers x 2

Potluck Lunch at Church – I am bringing Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes and Upside Down Praline Apple Pie

Build-Your-Own-Tossed-Salad x 2

Baked Potatoes with Pepper Jack Cheese and Steamed Spinach, Bananas

Leftovers

Dinners

Spaghizza, Homemade French Bread, Sautéed Zucchini

Dinner at a Friend’s House

Baked Parmesan Tilapia, Steamed Broccoli, Creamy Milk Rice, Tossed Salad

Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Turkey Bacon, Oranges

Taco Salad, Brown Rice, Apple Slices

Chicken Noodle Soup (with homemade noodles), Fresh Veggie Plate, Sliced Cheese and Crackers

Leftovers

Snacks

Greek Yogurt and Strawberries, Smoothies, Popcorn, French Breakfast Puffs

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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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