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Brigette’s $54 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Brigette's Shopping Trip

Aldi

(I didn’t buy as much at Aldi this week since we still have a lot of leftover produce from last week that needs to be used up.)

1 16-oz bag Mini Sweet Peppers – $2.29

2 16-oz bags Baby Carrots – $1.98

1 6-oz can Tomato Paste – $0.39

1 8-oz carton Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.89

1 32-oz tub Nonfat Greek Yogurt – $3.69

2 16-oz pkgs Ground Turkey (which ended up in the wrong picture :)) – $3.78

1 head Cauliflower – $1.99

1 20-oz box Raisin Bran – $1.79

1 Dijon Mustard – $0.79

2 16-oz cartons Egg Whites – $3.98

2 18-oz boxes Corn Flakes – $2.98

1 15.3 box Honey Wheat Puffs – $1.79

2 3-ct pkgs Romaine Hearts – $3.98, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $3.73 after rebate

Total after Rebate: $30.07

Brigette's Shopping Trip

Harris Teeter

2 dozen Eggs – $2.50, plus receive $0.30 back from Ibotta – $2.20/2 after rebate

1 24-ct box Lipton Iced Tea Bags – $1.49, used $0.75/1 Lipton Tea Bags, K-Cup, Tea & Honey or Iced Tea Mix, exp. 6/14/15 (RP 05/17/15 R) (doubled), plus $0.40/1 Harris Teeter evic – $0.40MM after coupons

1 40-ct box Tetley Tea – $1.59, used $1/1 coupon (this was an insert coupon, although I can’t find it in the database for some reason), plus $0.75/1 Harris Teeter evic – $0.16MM after coupons

2 boxes Cookie Crisp – $4.00, used 2 $0.75/1 printable (doubled), plus receive $0.75 back from SavingStar and $0.30 from Ibotta – $0.05MM after coupons and rebates

2 12.25-oz jars Smuckers Ice Cream Topping – $4.00, used 2 $0.55/1 printable (doubled) – $1.80/2 after coupons

4 64-oz cartons Silk (2 Almond, 2 Cashew) – $10.00 (must buy 4 to get this price), used 2 $0.75/1 Silk Half Gallon, exp. 6/30/15 (RP 05/17/15 #2) (doubled), plus 2 $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $4.00/4 after coupons

2 6-ct pkgs Cobblestone Bagels – $3.98, used 2 $0.55/1 printable (doubled) – $1.78/2 after coupons

2 8-oz pkgs Kraft Shredded Cheese – $3.65, used $1/2 Kraft Natural Cheese, exp. 6/10/15 (RP 05/10/15 R) – $2.65/2 after coupon

1 5.5-oz bag RiceWorks – $1.49, used $1/1 Riceworks Gourmet Rice Snacks, exp. 6/20/15 (SS 05/10/15 R) – $0.49 after coupon

2 8-ct pkgs Gwaltney Hotdogs – $1.94, used $0.75/2 Gwaltney Hot Dogs, exp. 6/20/15 (SS 05/10/15 R) (doubled) – $0.44/2 after coupon

1 1-lb bag Lemons – $0.99

1 gallon Milk – $2.99, plus receive $0.30 back from Ibotta – $2.69 after rebate

Total after all Coupons and Rebates: $16.43

Brigette's Shopping Trip

Farm Market

1 huge box of Zucchini, reduced – $5.00

1 large bunch of Rhubarb, reduced – $2.99

Total: $7.99

Weekly Total: $54.49

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Zucchini bread, Oranges x 2

Toasted Cinnamon Raisin Bagels, Hard Boiled Eggs

Oatmeal and Strawberries (from the freezer) x 2

Cereal x 2

Lunches

Baked Zucchini Fries, Apples, Sliced Cheese

Baked Potato Bar (Cottage Cheese, Shredded Cheese, Butter), Sautéed Zucchini

Pick-Me-Up Smoothies, Raw Veggies, Easy Whole Wheat Bread

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches on Easy Whole Wheat Bread, Watermelon (we are still working on eating up the watermelon I bought last week), Carrot Sticks

Veggie Omelettes, Oranges, Easy Whole Wheat Bread

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Fried Egg/Cheese Bagel Sandwiches (meatless meal), Orange Smoothies, Steamed Broccoli

Three Cheese Baked Spaghetti (I had this on my menu last week, but ended up not making it), Roasted Cauliflower, Tossed Salad, Homemade Garlic Bread

Baked Chicken and Zucchini, Brown Rice, Orange Slices, Rhubarb Crisp

Chicken Gravy over Homemade Biscuits, Green Beans, Watermelon

Build-Your-Own-Burritos (using homemade tortillas), Tossed Salad, Fruit

Leftovers x 2

Snacks

Zucchini Bread, Rhubarb Crisp, Frozen Grapes, Raw Veggies and Ranch Dressing, Easy Peasy Chocolate Torte (bringing this to the reception after my children’s piano recital)

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9 Comments

  • Becky says:

    Nice job! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Lori says:

    I really feel like I need to move next to a Harris Teeter 🙂 Anybody know if they do double coupons at the Nashville store?

    • Brigette says:

      Harris Teeter is THE BEST! I seriously can’t gush enough about specific HT I shop at – from the employees, to customer service, to prices/coupon policies, to the actual quality of merchandise… no comparison to any other grocery store I have ever shopped at! I don’t know about the Nashville stores doubling coupons – have you googled it? Otherwise, I would try calling the Nashville stores.

  • Charity says:

    I can’t imagine the time it takes to write and type up these posts. Thank you!!

    Do y’all eat cottage cheese on your baked potatoes? I’ve never heard of that. My children and I eat cottage cheese alongside mashed potatoes and think it’s great but my husband very strongly dislikes cottage cheese, so we try to refrain from this combo at supper time, and just enjoy it at lunch since he’s working. 😉

    Your menu looks amazing as always. Enjoy your week! 🙂

    • Brigette says:

      Haha! We do different lunch combos at my house too!! There are certain foods that are not allowed at dinnertime (pickles and bananas are two that my children are not allowed to even mention ;)). Yes, we do top our potatoes with cottage cheese. We ate them like that growing up (in place of sour cream). Maybe we are the only ones???

      I hope you have a wonderful week too! 🙂

      • Charity says:

        We will have to try the baked potatoes that way very soon. My children will try any new food or combo….my husband, not so much. He has several foods that are just a no-no. Cottage cheese is near the top of that list. Another thing he doesn’t like at all is cooked peaches. As in, peach pie, peach cobbler etc. He says cooked/ cooking peaches smell like feet!! My children and I really enjoy peach pie topped with vanilla ice cream, so I have to make it for us when he isn’t home, and then literally open the windows for the house to air out! My children just think it is the absolute funniest thing! Well, this year one of our daughters birthdays falls on fathers day. So I told her to figure out with daddy what y’all would like to have for supper that night. He told her she should pick the dessert since it was her birthday and they would decide together on the meal. She pipes right up and says…”I want mommy to make a PEACH PIE!” 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Amie says:

    Nice job, as always. I am just a tiny bit envious of your box of zucchini. 🙂 I haven’t yet totaled my receipts, but I’m sure I’m close to the top of my budget. I’d really wanted to cut back this week, but instead I engaged in budget killing behavior: I forgot about the pot luck lunch at work so made a quick trip to the store for overpriced cookies and chips, I made 2 quick shopping trips with kids after errands, I shopped without menu planning, and I shopped without a list. I am going to work on my menu in a few minutes. The good news is that I have a lot in the pantry, fridge, and freezer to work with… sigh.

    • Brigette says:

      It’s amazing how much more I spend if I shop without a list and menu planning (or even worse, send my husband to the store without a list!! :)). At least you have alot to work with, like you said. Happy menu planning!

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