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Gretchen’s $45 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Dillons

2 Snickers Candy Bars – $1 each, used Buy One Get One Free printable – $0.50 each after coupon

1 half gallons Milk – $0.99 each

1.23 lbs Bananas – $0.73

2 lbs Butter – $2.50 each

1 bag Green Peppers – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate AND $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.64 after rebates

1 box Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes – $1.99, used $0.40/1 printable – $1.59 after coupon

1 Cookie Layer Crunch Bar – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Sour Cream – $1.50, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $1 after coupon

1 Sunbelt Granola Bars – $2.69

1 bag (16 oz) Kroger Shredded Cheese – $3.50, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $3.25 after rebate

1 Celestial Seasonings Tea – $2, used $1/1 printable – $1 after coupon

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1 Cantaloupe – $1.50

Total after coupons and rebates: $22.36

Aldi

1 dozen Large Eggs – $1.18

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.85

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.69

3 pkg Strawberries – $1.29 each (Yay! It’s been forever since strawberries were on sale!)

1 pkg Red Grapes – $1.98

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.37 each after rebate

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.69

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.59

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 Grape Jelly – $1.39

Total after rebate: $23.24

Total for both stores: $45.60

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 2

Toast and Eggs x 3

Biscuits, Fruit

Oatmeal

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rice Cake Sandwiches, Fruit x 2

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Veggies

Baked Potatoes, Sliced Green Peppers

Lunch at my parents

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Sour Cream and Mushroom Chicken, Rice, Biscuits, Tossed Salad

Hamburgers, Baked French Fries, Cantaloupe

French Toast, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Poor Man’s Steak (using ground venison), Make Ahead Butterhorn Rolls, Green Beans,

Venison Roast, Potatoes, Carrots

Salad Bar

Spaghetti, Steamed Peas, Pumpkin Muffins

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2 Comments

  • Jonna says:

    Congratulations on the new baby! I’m glad to see your grocery posts again. They inspire me to be creative with my budget in my shopping, which can be hard at times since I have to following a gluten-free lifestyle, not just diet. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

    God Bless! 🙂

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