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Brigette’s $73 Grocery Shopping Trip, Zaycon Order, and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

Aldi

1 pkg String Cheese – $1.99

1 pkg Nacho Tortilla Chips – $0.75

2 64-oz cartons Orange Juice – $3.18

1 16-oz carton Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.55

1 gallon Whole Milk – $1.36

1 32-oz tub Greek Yogurt – $3.55

1 tub Organic Spring Mix – $3.79

1 3-ct pkg Romaine Hearts – $1.59

1 head Cauliflower – $1.85

2 Cucumbers – $0.98

1 bag Radishes – $0.59

2 pks Baby carrots – $1.38

2 pkgs fresh Strawberries – $1.98

2 bags Red Grapes (5.01lbs @ $0.99/lb) – $4.96

1 pkg Turkey Pepperoni – $2.19

2 cans Green beans – $0.76

1 canister Table Salt – $0.35

3 dozen Eggs – $2.97

2 16-oz cartons Egg Whites – $3.98

1 loaf Bread – $0.59

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.65

1 16-oz bag Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $2.49

1 16-oz bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.15

1 pkg Feta Cheese – $1.89

1 32-oz pkg Spaghetti Noodles – $1.09

Total: $48.61

Harris Teeter

4 boxes Club Crackers – $7.96, used 2 $1.00/2 Keebler Crackers or Sunshine Cheez It Baked Snack Crackers – 1-28-18 RP; Includes 7 – 16 oz (exp. 03/11/18) (doubled) – $3.96/4 boxes after coupons

1 Pineapple – $0.97

10 Yoplait Yogurts – $3.70, used $1.00/10 Yoplait Yogurt Cups – 1-14-18 SS (exp. 03/10/18) (doubled) – $1.70/ 10 after coupon

2 Siggi’s Yogurts – $2.50, used $1.00/2 catalina (doubled) – $0.50/2 after coupon

1 bag Grown in Idaho French Fries – $2.50, used $1.00/1 Grown in Idaho Potatoes – 2-25-18 SS (exp. 05/25/18) (doubled), plus receive $1.00 back from Checkout 51$0.50 MM after coupon!

1 20-ct box Twinning Tea – $1.99, used $1.00/1 printable (doubled) – FREE after coupons

5 8-oz blocks Cheese (B2G3) – $6.78

4 cans Pringles – $3.88, used $1.00/4 Pringles Full SIze – 1-28-18 RP (exp. 03/11/18) (doubled), plus receive $1.00 back from Checkout 51 – $0.88/4 cans after coupon

1 24-oz carton Cottage Cheese – $2.00

1 2-lb bag Lemons – $2.00

1 64-oz tub Almond Breeze – $1.97, used $0.75/1 Blue Diamond Chilled Almond Breeze Almondmilk – 2-11-18 SS; Includes 64 oz or Larger Only (exp. 04/15/18) (doubled) – $0.47 after coupon

1 Garnier Fructis Conditioner – $3.50, used $2.00/1 printable (doubled) – FREE after coupon

1 box Cascadian Farms Granola Bars – $2.50, $1.00/1 printable (doubled) – $0.50 after coupon

1 box Peanut Butter Shreds Cereal – $3.00, used $1.00/1 printable (doubled)  – $1.00 after coupon

5 jars Barilla Pasta Sauce (B2G3) – $5.78, used 2 $1.00/2 Barilla Pasta Sauce – 2-11-18 RP (exp. 04/08/18) (doubled) – $1.78/4 jars after coupons

3 boxes General Mills Cereal – $5.31, used $1.00/3 General Mills Boxed Cereal – 2-25-18 SS; Includes Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Reese’s Puffs, Chex, Blasted Shreds, Cocoa Puffs, Trix, Fiber One, Cookie Crisp, Golden Grahams, Kix, Total, Wheaties, Dora The Explorer, Oatmeal Crisp, Raisin Nut Bran, Basic 4, Girl Scouts Or Nature Valley (exp. 04/07/18) (doubled) – $3.31/3 boxes after coupon

Total after Coupons and Rebates: $25.35

Zaycon

This is my first time buying Ground Turkey from Zaycon and once again, I am quite pleased with my purchase! It tastes good and has a good texture (I did have to add a little water – oil would work too – to the pan when I was frying it, as it isn’t fatty at ALL). It comes in 40 individually wrapped 1lb packages. It is already frozen – although the “packaged on” date was just about a week old (which I’m guessing is a whole lot fresher than much of the frozen meat you buy in the store!). I would definitely buy it again in the future! 🙂 If you haven’t tried Zaycon , I highly recommend it!

40lbs of 90/10 Ground Turkey – $87.60, minus $19.27 from a Promo Code they were offering = $68.33

used $68.33 in Referral Credits

Total: FREE after Promo Code and Referral Credits

Grocery Total for the Week: $73.96

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Saturday: Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls, Eggs, Bacon

Everyone is responsible for making/cleaning up their own breakfasts. Choices include:

Cereal, Oatmeal, Fruit, Toast, Boiled/Fried/Scrambled Eggs, Veggie Omelets, Pumpkin Bread (from a HUGE mix that my friend found clearance at Sams and bought for our family), Yogurt, Smoothies, Orange Juice

Lunches

Cheese and Crackers, Grapes, Carrots x 3

Build-Your-Own-Salad Bar (Romaine, Spring Mix, Pepperoni, Craisins, Chopped Fruit, Chopped Fresh Veggies, Salad Dressing), Easy Whole Wheat Bread

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Strawberries, Cucumbers

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers, Romaine Salad with Craisins/Feta Cheese/Raspberry Vinaigrette, French Fries

Upside Down Pizza (I will use ground venison in this), Fresh Veggie Relish Plate, Grapes

Chicken in the Crockpot, Roasted Cauliflower, Strawberries, Easy Whole Wheat Bread (I’ll make a double batch of this)

Taco Salad, Pineapple, Spanish Rice

Spaghetti Carbonara, Homemade French Bread, Tossed Salad

Venison Roast in the Crockpot, Creamy Milk Rice, Green Beans

Leftovers

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2 Comments

  • Cheryl says:

    I have bought from Zaycon twice now. Both times they have changed dates at the last minute, and as I am working and 45 minutes away, it is hard to change my plans around. As for the meat? The ground chuck is not as good as my local meat market as it seems more like the cheaper hamburger than chuck. The sausage links are also not the best, maybe about medium grade with a greasy mushy texture. I also got the shrimp which is very good. It does smell fishy but the taste was good. Not sure if I will try them again. Been tempted to try the chicken breasts but have read some bad reviews on that.

  • Brigette says:

    I’m so sorry you’ve had such disappointing experiences! I hate that you and I have had such different encounters with the same company. 🙁 We haven’t tried the shrimp or the sausage, so I can’t say anything about the quality of either. We do buy the cheapest 80/20 ground beef they sell (It doesn’t sound like this is the kind you purchased), and we like that. It IS greasy (we like the texture though) but I almost always mix it with ground venison, which is extremely dry. So I want something with some fat to balance out the venison. As far as them changing the date both times, I haven’t had that experience at all, but I would be super frustrated as well if I were you (and obviously, I would NOT be promoting them here! :)) Again, I’m so sorry!

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