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Brigette’s $39 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

I didn’t spend as much on groceries this week – but that’s only because we were out of town last week and so we made a quick grocery run this past weekend when we got back (one of those unorganized, unplanned kinds of grocery trips… you know, where you are in a hurry and just start throwing stuff in the cart because there’s no food in your house and you are hungry??! :)). Since we still have LOTS of food in the house, from THAT trip, we didn’t need too much this week. As far as meat goes, I will be relying on our freezer stash of venison (my husband got three deer hunting season!) and Zaycon chicken. I think we are done with traveling for a few months, so I’m back to (slightly) more organized shopping trips and meal planning. Hope that everyone had a great holiday season!


1 3-lb bag Pink Lady Apples – $2.99

1 pkg Green Peppers – $1.19

1 64-oz carton Orange Juice – $1.69

2 cans Evaporated Milk – $1.38

1 gallon Whole Milk – $2.59

1 24-oz tub Cottage Cheese – $2.29

1 Spicy Mustard – $0.99

1 Horseradish – $1.29

3 containers Blueberries – $2.98 (Great price! And they are GOOD!!)

1 16-oz carton Egg Whites – $1.99

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.29

1 bag Red Onions – $0.98

Total: $20.65


Harris Teeter Trip #1

(Double Dollar Coupons – I wasn’t able to go until the last day of the sale, so they were out of almost all the best deals. But I did manage to score everything pictured without paying a penny! :))

2 bags Steamfresh Frozen Peas – $2.00, used $1.00/2 Birds Eye Varieties – 1-8-17 SS (exp. 02/27/17) (doubled) – FREE after coupon

3 Snickers Bars – $2.97, used 3 $0.50/1 printable (doubled) – FREE after coupon

1 32-oz tub Stonyfield Organic Yogurt (B1G1) – $1.99, used $1.00/1 Stonyfield Organic (3) Single Serve Products or (1) 30 – 32 oz or Larger Cup or (1) Multipack, 4 pk or larger – 12-4-16 SS (exp. 02/01/17) (doubled) – FREE after coupon

6 pkgs Yakisoba Noodles – $3.00, used 2 $1/3 Maruchan Yakisoba Products, exp. 1/31/17 (SS 11/06/16 R) (doubled) – FREE after coupons

Total after coupons: $0.00

Harris Teeter Trip #2

2 boxes Annie’s Cereal – $5.00, used 2 $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $2.00/2 after coupons

3 boxes Annie’s Mac and Cheese – $3.57, used 3 $0.50/1 printable (doubled), plus $0.50/2 evic – $0.07/3 boxes after coupons

4 Larabars – $4.00, used 2 $0.50/2 printable (doubled), plus $0.50/2 evic – $1.00/4 after coupons

3 boxes Special K Bars – $6.00, used 3 $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $1.50/3 boxes after coupons

1 Mazola Cooking Spray – $2.59, used $0.55/1 Mazola Oil Spray Product – 11-6-16 SS (exp 12/30/16) (doubled) – $1.49 after coupon

1 Maruchan Bowl – $0.40, used $0.25/1 printable (doubled) – FREE after coupon

2 Snickers Bars – $1.98, used 2 $0.50/1 printable (doubled) – FREE after coupons

1 bag Frozen Okra – $1.29

1 64-oz carton Almond Milk – $2.77

1 pkg Butterball Turkey Bacon – $2.97, used $0.55/1 printable (doubled) – $1.87

1 Family-Size Bag Picsweet Frozen Spinach – $1.74

2 bunches Romaine Lettuce – $1.50

3 Zucchini Squash – $3.36 (Yikes! Too bad Aldi was out this week!)

Total after coupons: $18.50

Grocery Total for the Week: $39.15

Weekly Menu Plan


Cereal x 3

Oatmeal with Blueberries x 2

Hard Boiled Eggs (veggie omelets for me), Yogurt, Toast x 2


Baked Potato Bar x 2

Macaroni and Cheese, Apples, Carrots x 2

Leftovers x 3


Spaghetti Carbonara, Homemade French Bread, Roasted Zucchini

Venison Roast in the Crockpot, Baked Potatoes, Carrots

Baked Chicken Breasts with Parmesan Crust, Tossed Salad, To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza and Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Mom’s Night Out (I’m going out with some friends, and my husband is in charge of dinner for himself and the children. 🙂)

Chicken Noodle Soup with Homemade Egg Noodles, Butterhorns


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  • Becky says:

    Great job! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Liz says:

    I’m new to this coupon thing were did you get your coupons? What does SS mean? I don’t have a Sunday newspaper can I still get good deals? Is there more than!? Frazzled!

    • Brigette Shevy says:

      “SS” means “Smart Source” which is an insert in the Sunday newspaper. You can absolutely get good deals without getting the newspaper, though! There are lots of great online printables! Depending on what grocery stores you have available in your area, you should look for a local blogger who posts deals and printable links to coupons. They’ve already done the work for you. 🙂 In our area, Aldi is the cheapest place to get many things (especially produce and dairy), and Harris Teeter offers the best coupon deals. WE have other stores that are good, too, but I narrow it down to those two for the sake of time. Hope this helps!

  • Patty Russell says:

    Venison roast is OFTEN on your menus. Will you please share your recipe? Or any for ground venison? With the latest hunting season I am stocked up on venison and need some inspiration.
    Many thanks

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