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Gretchen’s $40 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan


2 Frozen Pizzas – $0.99 each

1 lb Butter – $2.89

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 pkg Gallon Bags – $1.99

1 Half & Half – $1.79

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 Grape Jelly – $1.39

1 pkg Shredded Cheddar Cheese (16 oz) – $2.99

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 pkg Tortilla Chips – $1.19

1 dozen Eggs – $0.52

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.69

2 pkg Cheddar Cheese (8 oz) – $1.79 each

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 bag Red Grapes – $1.98, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $1.73 after rebate

1 bag Potatoes (5 lbs) – $2.49

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.49

1 pkg Deli Turkey – $2.39

1 loaf Bread – $0.85

Used $10/$40 mailer coupon

Total after coupon and rebate: $31.59


I tried something new this week and used Clicklist for the first time! I didn’t order much because I wasn’t sure how I would like it. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was and happy that they took my coupons without any problem. Although I missed the store “experience” and the opportunity to look for marked down items, I will definitely be using Clicklist again! It was nice to not have to get my kids out of the car and keep an eye on them while shopping. 😉 

1 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

2 Cucumbers – $0.50 each

1 gallon Dillons Milk – $1.88

1 pkg Hormel Natural Choice Snack – $1.99, used $1/1 printable – $0.99 after coupon (I thought I had a Mobisave rebate to make this almost free, but it wasn’t on my app when I went to redeem it.) 🙁

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.49, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $1.39 after rebate

1 Mom’s Best Oats Cereal – $1.67, used $0.25 Ibotta rebate – $1.42 after rebate

2 Sunbelt Granola Bars – $2.69 each, used Buy One Get One Free printable (took off $2.99) – $1.19 each after coupon

Used $0.25 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $8.81

Total for both stores: $40.40

Menu Plan for This Week


Eggs, Toast, Spinach (leftover from last week) x 4

Cereal x 2

Donuts from our local donut shop 🙂


Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Grapes x 2

Turkey Sandwiches, Fruit Salad

Baked Potato Bar

Mac & Cheese, Carrot Sticks, Cucumber Slices

Cheese, Crackers, Turkey, Fruit, Veggies x 2


My husband had to go out of town for a couple days last week so we ended up not using two of the meals from last week’s menu. (Am I the only one who serves cereal and milk for dinner when my hubby is gone? 😉 ) I went ahead and moved those meals to this week’s menu since I still had the ingredients for them.

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Steamed Broccoli, Sliced Pineapple

Ham Hashbrown Casserole, Eggs

Southwest Roll-ups, Chips and Salsa

Salad Bar with Grilled Chicken

BBQ Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuits, Green Beans

Spaghetti, Homemade Bread, Steamed Veggies


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  • Anne says:

    No, you’re not the only one who serves cereal when the hubby is gone! ;o) Truth be told, my husband loves cereal, and from time to time, we all have cereal for dinner.

  • Amanda says:

    What is the $10/$40 mailer for Aldi? I wasn’t aware of any coupons/rebates available to use at Aldi please share.

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