Gretchen’s $63 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Target

5 boxes Mom’s Best Cereal – $1 each, used 20% off Cartwheel coupon – $0.80 each after coupon (I was SO excited about this deal as we love this cereal! I might have to run back and get a few more boxes before the week is over.)

Total with tax ($0.28): $4.28

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3 Totino’s Frozen Pizza – $1.34 each

1 Bob’s Mill Gluten Free Pie Crust – Marked down to $0.99

1 Bob’s Mill Gluten Free Baking Flour – Marked down to $1.99, used $1 off natural foods e-coupon – $0.99 after coupon

2 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each, used $1/2 e-coupon – $0.50 each after coupon

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

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

3 Kroger Greek Yogurt – $0.99 each, used $0.50/3 e-coupon – $0.82 each after coupon

1 Twix Egg – $0.59, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1 bag Kroger Potatoes – $2.50

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

1 Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes – $1.99, used $0.50/1 printable – $1.49 after coupon

1 V8 Carrot Mango Juice – $1.69, used $1/1 printable – $0.69 after coupon

1 Hormel Turkey Deli Meat – $2.49, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $1.99 after coupon

1 Cascadian Farms Cereal – $1.99, used $0.75/1 e-coupon – $1.24 after coupon

1 Gogurt Yogurt – $1.49

Total with tax ($2.08): $27.46

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Aldi

1 dozen Eggs – $1.48

1 gallon Milk – $2.42

1 bag Halo Oranges – $2.99, used $1/1 Snap rebate – $1.99 after rebate

1 bag Spinach – $1.79

1 carton Half & Half – $1.89

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $0.79

2 Cucumbers – $0.39 each

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 pkg Old Fashioned Oats – $2.29

1 pkg Chia Seeds – $2.99

1 canister Raisins – $2.89

1 pkg Pure Vanilla – $1.99 (not pictured)

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 Grape Jelly – $1.45

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 pkg Strawberries – $1.69

1 pkg Raspberries – $1.99

Total with tax ($2.19): $31.89

Total for all grocery items: $63.63

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Homemade Granola (I’m planning to make a big batch this week.) 

Scrambled Eggs and Toast x 4

Fruit & Cereal x 2

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rice Cake Sandwiches, Oranges

Turkey Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks

Macaroni & Cheese, Fruit

Pizza Quesadillas, Veggies

Veggie Soup, Crackers

Baked Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli

Leftovers

Spinach Smoothies/Tossed Salads x 5 (for me)

Dinners

Chicken & Rice Casserole (using leftover chicken and rice from our Hawaiian Haystacks last week), Tossed Salad

Cabbage & Venison, Grapefruit, Apple Crisp (using frozen apples from last fall)

Venison Stew, Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

Grilled Chicken, Tossed Salad

Venison Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Biscuits

Turkey Sandwiches, Tossed Salad, Fruit

Date night

Snacks

Yogurt with Raspberries, Skinny Monkey Oats Cookies, Double Fudge Banana Muffins, Nut Mix

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Brigette’s $57 Grocery Shopping Trip + Weekly Menu Plan for 6

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Aldi

10lbs Russet Potatoes – $3.49

2 2-lb bags Carrots – $1.58

1 bunch Bananas (2.32lbs @ $0.35/lb) – $0.81, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $0.56 after rebate

2 dozen Eggs – $2.98

1 3-ct pkg Romaine Hearts – $1.99

2 16-oz cartons Egg Whites – $3.98

1 3-lb bag Gala Apples – $2.99

1 large bag Kale – $1.99

2 bags Spinach – $1.98

1 2-lb bag Lemons – $1.59

1 16-oz box Baking Soda – $0.49

1 8-oz carton Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.89

1 Cucumber – $0.49

1 8-oz can Baking Powder – $0.99

2 Avocados – $1.98

1 5.75 oz jar Spanish Olives – $1.19

1 16-oz jar Black Olives – $0.99

1 32-oz carton Plain Greek Yogurt – $3.89

2 8-oz pkgs Cream Cheese – $1.78

1 24-oz pkg Zucchini – $1.99 (which accidentally didn’t make it into the picture!)

Total: $38.41

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Harris Teeter

2 large pkgs fresh Chicken Leg Quarters (13.11lbs @ 0.49/lb) – $6.46

1 dozen Egglands Best Eggs – $2.00, used $0.35/1 Eggland’s Best Eggs, exp. 5/1/15 (SS 02/01/15 R) (doubled) – $1.30 after coupon

8 16-oz pkgs assorted Frozen Vegetables (Green Beans, Broccoli, Spinach, Cauliflower) – $7.92

1 18-ct pkg Tampax Pearl – $3.99, used $2/1 Tampax Pearl or Radiant Tampon, exp. 3/31/15 (P&G 03/01/15), plus $2/1 Harris Teeter evic – FREE after coupons

1 jar McCormick Roasted Garlic Seasoning – $1.39, used $0.75/1 McCormick Spice, Herb, Extract or Food Color, exp. 4/19/15 (RP 03/15/15) (doubled) – FREE after coupon

1 gallon Milk – $2.99

2 12-ct pkgs Rhodes Dinner Rolls – $2.39, used 2 $0.50/1 printable (doubled) – $0.39/2 after coupons

Total after coupons and tax: $19.42

Weekly Total: $57.83

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Oatmeal with Strawberries (from the freezer) x 3

Scrambled Eggs (Veggie Omelettes for me) and Toast x 2

Homemade Granola x 2 (for the family, Refrigerator Oatmeal for me)

Lunches

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Apples, Peppers x 2

Build-Your-Own-Salad-Bar, Leftover Easy Potato Bread

Leftovers x 2

Baked Potatoes with Broccoli and Cheese, Kale Chips x 2

Dinners

Chicken Vegetable Soup with Homemade Noodles (I currently have some sick children, and this is always a feel-better meal!), Easy Potato Bread

Upside Down Pizza (using ground turkey), Tossed Salad, Steamed Carrots

Crockpot Venison Roast, Perfect Baked Potatoes, Cauliflower, Cream Cheese Biscuits

The Best Chicken Breasts (although I am going to be trying this with bone-in thighs and legs ;)), Steamed Broccoli, Homemade Baked French Fries, Tossed Salad

Ham and Bean Soup (using more of the ham that a friend gave us a couple of weeks ago), World’s Best Honey Cornbread, Relish Plate

Leftovers x 2

Snacks

Zucchini Muffins, Popcorn, Strawberry Smoothies

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

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Homeland

2 Skippy Peanut Butter – $2 each, used $0.55/1 printable (doubled) and $0.50/1 coupon from the 2/8 SmartSource insert (doubled) – $0.95 each after coupons

1 Post Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal – $2.50, used $1/1 coupon from the 2/8 SmartSource insert (doubled) – $0.50 after coupon

2 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta – $1, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

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

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

2 Cucumbers – $0.69 each

1 bag Spinach – $1.89

2 Kraft Sliced Cheese – $2, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $1 each after coupon

0.89 lbs Roma Tomatoes – $0.85, received $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $0.60 after rebate

Total with tax ($1.21) after coupons and rebate: $10.32

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1 SeaPak Shrimp Scampi – $4.34, used $1.50/1 coupon from the 2/8 SmartSource insert – $2.84 after coupon

1 pkg Kroger Bacon – $2.99, received $0.25 back from Ibotta – $2.74 after rebate

1 pkg Driscoll’s Raspberries – $2.99 AND 2 Lemons – $0.79 each, used $1/$4 produce mailer coupon

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $0.99

1.95 lbs Cabbage – $0.76

1 can Kroger Pineapple – $1.09

1 pkg Kroger Flour – $1.79

0.71 lbs Broccoli – $1.34

1 gallon Dillons Milk – $2.59, received $0.25 back from Ibotta – $2.34 after rebate

1 pkg French Bread – Marked down to $0.89

1 Hormel Rev Wrap – $1.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

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

3 Frosted Flakes Cereal – $1.99, used $1/2 printable (no longer available) and $0.50/1 printable – $1.49 each after coupons

1 Breyers Ice Cream – $2.99

1 pkg Hormel Sliced Turkey – $2.49, used $0.50/1 coupon from the 3/8 SmartSource insert – $1.99 after coupon

2 Kraft Cheese – $1.79 each, used $1/2 e-coupon – $1.29 after coupon

4 Quaker Oatmeal Bowls – $0.79 each, used 2 $1/2 coupon from the 3/1 RedPlum insert – $0.29 each after coupons

2 Irish Spring Gear Bodywash – $2.49, used 2 $2/1 coupon from the 2/22 SmartSource insert – $0.49 each after coupons

2 Mr Bubble Bubblebath – $0.99 each, used 2 $0.50/1 printable – $0.49 each after coupons

Total with tax ($2.56) after coupons and rebates: $36.06

Total for both stores: $46.38

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 2

Eggs/Toast/Fruit x 3

Oatmeal Cups

Biscuits & Jelly, Bacon

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rice Cake Sandwiches, Fruit

Pizza Quesadillas, Veggies

Tossed Salad x 2

Yogurt, Fruit, Cheese Slices

Cheese/Crackers/Veggies/Turkey Meat

Spinach Smoothies and Cheese Quesadillas

Dinners

Shrimp Scampi, Tossed Salad

Hoagie Sandwiches, Chips, Fruit (We still have fruit from the last 2 weeks of grocery shopping that needs to be used up.)

Steamed Cabbage & Cubed Venison, Rolls

Black Bean Quesadillas, Steamed Broccoli

Chicken Pockets, Steamed Cabbage, Sliced Apples

Lasagna Casserole, Oatmeal Raisin Muffins, Tossed Salad, Green Beans

Hawaiian Haystacks

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Gretchen’s $39 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Dillons

1.08 lbs Tomatoes – $1.39

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $0.99

1 Moms Best Cereal – $1.50

1 Mountain Dew KickStart – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

3 Totinos Frozen Pizzas – $1.33 each (Requested by my husband) :)

4 Ramen Noodles – $0.20 each (Another request by my husband)

2 gallons Dillons Milk – $1.99 each (I was so excited about this price!), used $0.25 rebate from Ibotta – 2/$3.73 after rebate

2 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.49 each, used $0.25 rebate from Ibotta – 2/$2.73 after rebate

1 Kroger Frozen Orange Juice – $1.59

1 Kroger Spaghetti Sauce – $1

Total with tax ($1.39) after coupons and rebate: $19.12

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1 Mahatma Brown Rice – $1.16

1.80 lbs Bananas – $0.99, Received $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $0.74 after rebate

1 pkg Celery – $0.89 (Price matched to Save A Lot’s ad)

1 (3 lbs) bag Gala Apples – $1.89 (Price matched to Aldi’s ad), Received $0.25 back from Ibotta AND received $0.25 back from Snap – $1.49 after rebates

2 pkgs Strawberries – $1.29 each (Price matched to Aldi’s ad)

1 Cantaloupe – $1.29 (Price matched to Aldi’s ad)

Total with tax after rebates: $7.65

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1 Bounty Basic Paper Towels – $1.25, used $0.50/1 coupon from the 3/1 P&G insert (doubled) AND received $0.25 back from Ibotta – Free after coupon and rebate

2 Grapefruit – $0.38 each

2 Cucumbers – $0.69 each

0.92 lbs Asparagus – $1.73, Received $0.25 back from Snap – $1.48 after rebate

1 Angel Soft Toilet Paper – $1, used $0.40/1 coupon from the 3/1 P&G insert (doubled) – $0.20 after coupon

1 pkg Hinode Brown Rice – $2.39, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – $0.39 after coupon

1 Hiland Cottage Cheese – $1.88, used $0.50/1 coupon from the 2/22 SmartSource insert – $0.88 after coupon

Items a part of the Buy 10, Get $10 off instantly:

2 Jell-O Pudding – $0.99 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

2 Cool Whip – $0.79 each, used $0.50/2 printable (doubled) – $0.29 each after coupon

3 Kraft Shredded Cheese – $1.99, used $1.50/3 mailer coupon – $1.49 each after coupon

2 Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese – $1.49 each, used $1/2 printable (no longer available; doubled) – $0.49 after coupon

1 Kraft Marshmallows – $0.69

Total with tax ($1.52) after coupons, rebates and sales: $13.21

Total for all grocery items: $39.48

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Scrambled Eggs & Toast x 4

Lunches

Fruit/Veggies/Cheese/Crackers x 3

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches/Veggies x 2

Macaroni and Cheese/Fruit

Leftovers

Tossed Salad/Smoothies x 5 (for me)

Dinners

Bean Burritos (from the freezer), Chips

Chicken and Noodles, Steamed Asparagus, Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

Hamburgers, Fruit Salad, Chips

Chicken & Rice Casserole, Steamed Broccoli, Tossed Salad

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Venison Meatloaf, Baked Potatoes, Steamed Asparagus

3 Bean Soup (from a mix-in-a-jar that was a gift), Homemade Bread, Grapefruit

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Brigette’s $65 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

Aldi

Aldi

1 5-lb bag Baking Potatoes – $1.69

2 2-lb bags Lemons – $3.18, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $2.93

Cabbage – $1.29

1 bag Mini Sweet Peppers – $2.29

2 3-ct packages Romaine Hearts – $3.98

1 2-lb package Red Grapes – $2.38, plus receive $0.25 back from Snap by Groupon – $2.13

3 16-oz bags Baby Carrots – $2.17

2 16-oz packages Ground Turkey – $3.78

1 8-oz can Baking Cocoa – $2.19

2 8-oz cartons Heavy Whipping Cream – $3.78

2 24-oz cartons Cottage Cheese – $4.50

1 package Mini Marshmallows – $0.89

1 8-oz package Mushrooms – $1.29

1 large bag Kale – $1.99

1 32-oz package Spaghetti – $1.59

1 4-lb bag Oranges – $2.49

2 dozen Eggs – $3.18

1 20-oz package Roma Tomatoes – $1.79 (I was so disappointed they were out of the advertised $0.79 grape tomatoes!)

2 16-oz cartons Egg Whites – $3.98

1 gallon Milk – $2.99

1 48-oz carton French Vanilla Ice Cream – $2.49

Total after Rebates: $53.41

Ollie's

Ollie’s

Ollie’s is a discount store right by our house that has a wide variety of discounted items. My husband was taking my children there to pick out some birthday presents for my soon-to-be-one year old, so I asked him to pick up some vanilla for me. Always the over-achiever, this is what he came home with. :)

4 jars (7-oz each) Pure Vanilla Extract

Total: $11.96

Care package

I was super excited that my Mom and youngest sister sent me a care package this week that included these favorites!

Weekly Total: $65.37

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Oatmeal and Fruit x 3

Scrambled Eggs and Toast x 2 (Veggie Omelettes for me)

THM Pancakes (from the Trim Healthy Mama book)

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls, Fried Eggs

Lunches

Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches x 2, Grapes, Peppers

Baked Potatoes topped with leftover Chili, Carrot Sticks

Build Your Own Tossed Salad (Romaine, Kale, Assorted Fresh Veggies, Hard Boiled Eggs, Sunflower Seeds, Shredded Cheese), Crackers

Macaroni and Cheese, Oranges, Peppers

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Three Cheese Baked Spaghetti (using ground turkey), Italian Garlic Bread, Tossed Salad, Steamed Broccoli, Ice Cream Pie (Birthday meal for my youngest!)

Chili (using ground turkey), World’s Best Honey Cornbread, Carrot Sticks

Meat Potato Quiche (using turkey bacon that I bought several weeks ago), Green Beans, Oranges

Fried Egg Sandwiches, Smoothies (using a combo of kale, oranges, frozen strawberries, frozen bananas)

Kielbasa with Potatoes, Cabbage and Carrots, Pull Apart Oat Rolls

Chicken Carbonara, Leftover Pull Apart Oat Rolls, Tossed Salad, Steamed Peas

Leftovers

Snacks

Smoothies, Black Bean Brownies, Popcorn, Pumpin Spice Latte (for me)

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Gretchen’s $47 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Aldi

1 bag Whole Carrots – $0.99

1 bag Red Grapes – $1.98

1 bag Spinach – $1.79

1 carton Mushrooms – $1.49

1 pkg (3 per pack) – Zucchini – $1.49

2 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.59 each

1 can Black Beans – $0.59

1 Frozen Orange Juice – $1.19

1 lb Ground Turkey – $1.89

1 Baking Powder – $0.99

1 Half & Half – $1.89

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 pkg Strawberries – $1.69 (I bought these before I went to Green Acres and saw the marked down strawberries.)

2 Grapefruit – $0.59 each

Total with tax ($1.55): $23.18

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2 pkg Strawberries – Marked down to $0.99 each

1 pkg Organic SuperGreens – Marked down to $0.99

Total with tax ($0.23): $3.20

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Dillons

1 Russel Stover Marshmallow Egg – $0.50, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Juicy Fruit Starburst Gum – $1.29, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon (These free gum coupons are sure coming in handy as rewards for my Awana girls each week!)

1 Dream Blends Milk – $2.25, used $2/1 printable – $0.25 after coupon

0.60 lbs Broccoli – $1.13

0.63 lbs Tomatoes – $0.81

1 gallon Milk – $2.59, used $0.40 Ibotta rebate – $2.19 after rebate

1 Kroger Sandwich Slims – $1.79

1 pkg Corn Tortillas – $1.77

1 Kroger Greek Yogurt – $3.39

1 Kroger Mouthwash – $1.49, used Free mailer coupon – Free after coupon

1 Kroger Spaghetti Sauce – $1

0.93 lbs Asparagus – $1.85

2 Cucumbers – $0.79 each

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

3 Mom’s Best Cereal – $1.50, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $1.33 each after coupon

Total with tax ($1.44) after coupons and rebate: $21.18

Total for all grocery items: $47.66 

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 2

Toast & Eggs x 3

Biscuits & Gravy, Eggs, Orange Juice

10-Minute Stovetop Granola, Fruit

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rice Cake Sandwiches, Tossed Salad x 2

Fruit/Crackers/Cheese/Veggies x 2

Leftovers, Spinach Smoothies

Cheese Quesadillas, Fruit/Veggies

Sautéed Veggies with Spaghetti Sauce

Dinners

Mexican Lasagna, Steamed Peas, Strawberries

Chicken Pot Pie, Tossed Salad

Veggie and Chicken Stirfry, Oatmeal Muffins

3-Cheese Ziti with Turkey, Steamed Broccoli

Steak Fajita Sandwiches, Grapefruit

Ground Venison Vegetable Soup, Crackers, Cheese Slices

Out to eat

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