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Gretchen’s $41 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan



1 Dillons Eggs (18 ct) – $0.99

1 bag Psst Sugar – $0.99

2 Mom’s Best Cereal – $1.67 each, used $1.25/2 e-coupon AND $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.04 each after coupon

7 pkgs Kroger Cheese – $0.99 each (I was SO excited about this price!), Received $0.25 Ibotta rebate

2 1/2 gallons Milk – $0.99 each

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1.25

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1 Yoplait Yogurt – $0.50, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 1/2 gallon Chocolate Milk – $0.99

1.41 lbs Bananas – $0.83

1 Carmex Lip Balm – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

2 Cucumbers – 2/$0.99

Total after coupons and rebates: $17.53



1 Old Fashioned Oats – $2.39

2 bags Marshmallows – $0.89 each

1 Chocolate Syrup – $1.49

2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.79 each, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $0.74 each after rebate

1 bag Spinach – $1.79

1 pkg Celery – $1.29

1 can Frozen Orange Juice – $1.19

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $1.19

1 pkg Turkey Breast – $2.49

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 pkg Summer Sausage – $3.79

1 jar Mild Salsa – $1.49

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – 41.49

1 Salt – $0.45

Total after rebate: $24.29

Total for both stores: $41.82

Menu Plan for This Week


Scrambled Eggs, Toast x 3

Cereal x 3

Oatmeal, Juice


Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Fruit, Carrot Sticks

Cheese, Crackers, Summer Sausage, Celery

Salad Bar x 2

Turkey Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks, Fruit

Leftover x 2


Sour Cream Chicken, Rolls, Steamed Carrots

Bean Burritos, Tossed Salad

Lasagna, Green Beans, Blueberry Muffins (from the freezer)

Poor Man’s Steak, Amish White Bread, Steamed Peas

Oven Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Spinach Salad

Pancakes, Eggs, Juice, Fruit Salad

Hawaiian Haystacks

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  • Ann says:

    Wow, those are some expensive Roma tomatoes! 😉

    Thanks for sharing! Your menus always give me ideas.

  • Mousie says:

    Does anyone know how many people this is for? I’ve looked back through Gretchen’s posts and found a lot more people have asked this but there is never a response. Maybe its on facebook? The ideas are great but it would be more helpful if we knew a little about Gretchen. I look forward to the post anyway. Great job Gretchen. By the way, at least the rest of the groceries (after the Roma’s) came out to .33 ? that’s better than what I spend.

  • Selena says:

    I still have not managed to get my groceries down to $46 a week like this post, but I’m almost there…Aldi really does help cut costs and get more bang for your buck…especially in the dairy section. This month I got it to $55 per week. I’m always encouraged when I read these weekly meal plan posts. 🙂

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