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Gretchen’s $53 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

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Aldi

1 bag Halo Oranges – $1.98

1 bag Spinach – $1.79

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 bunch Celery – $1.29

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.19

1 carton Blueberries – $1.69, received $0.25 back from Checkout 51

1 frozen Apple Juice – $0.95

1 Half & Half – $1.89

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.29 each

1 gallon Milk – $2.43

1 pkg Arugula – $0.99

Total with tax ($1.27): $18.78

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3 Yoplait Greek Yogurt – Marked down to $0.25 each

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

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1 bag Frozen Peas – $1, used Free e-coupon (was in my Customer Best folder) and received $0.25 back from Ibotta – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

1 Kroger Frozen Ice Cream Bars – Marked down to $1

2.13 lbs Bananas – $0.59, Received $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $0.34 after rebate

0.68 lbs Broccoli – $1.29

1 dozen Eggs – $1.34, Received $0.25 back from Ibotta – $1.09 after rebate

2 Horizon Mac & Cheese – $1 each, used 2 $0.55/1 printable – $0.45 after coupons

1 Charmin Toilet Paper – $6.49, used $0.55/1 mailer coupon and received $1 back from Ibotta – $4.94 after coupon

Mega Sale Items (Buy 6, Get $3 off instantly): 

2 Honey Nut Cheerios – $1.79 each, used $1/2 printable – $1.29 each after coupon

1 Cocoa Puffs – $1.79, used $1/1 printable (no longer available) and received $0.25 back from Ibotta – $0.54 after coupon and rebate

1 Nutella – $2.99, used $2/1 coupon from the 2/1 SmartSource insert – $0.99 after coupon

6 Kraft Shredded Cheese – $1.99 each, used 3 $1/2 printable and received $0.25 back from Ibotta – $1.44 each after coupon and rebate

2 American Beauty Pasta – $0.69, used $1/2 mailer coupon – $0.19 each after coupon

Total before coupons and sales: $61.02

Total with tax ($2.63) after coupons, rebates and sales: $27.78

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1 Dole Peaches – $2, used $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $0.50 after coupon

2 Halls Cough Drops – $1.25 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $0.25 each after coupon

Items a part of Mega Sale (Buy 10, Save $2 instantly):

4 cans Rotel Tomatoes & Green Chilies – $0.80 each, used $0.40/2 printable (doubled) and $0.40/2 coupon from the 1/18 SmartSource insert (doubled) – $0.40 each after coupons

2 Rosarita Refried Beans – $0.80 each, used $0.40/2 printable (doubled) – $0.40 each after coupon

1 Swiss Miss Cocoa – $0.80, used $0.40/1 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

3 Hunts Diced Tomatoes – $0.80 each, used $0.50/3 printable (doubled) – $0.47 each after coupon

Total before coupons and sales: $28.43

Total with tax ($0.87) after coupons and sales: $6.98

Total for all grocery items: $53.54

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 2, Toast & Eggs x 2, Cinnamon Rolls, Fruit & Yogurt

Lunches

Macaroni & Cheese x 2, Cheese/Crackers/Veggies, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Leftovers, Spinach Smoothies x 5 (I will be eating this every day.)

Dinners

Ground Beef Stroganoff, Tossed Salad

Chicken Fajitas, Fruit

Bean Burritos, Steamed Peas

Oven Fried Chicken, Potatoes, Rolls, Steamed Broccoli

Venison Roast, Carrots, Potatoes, Tossed Salad

Spaghetti, Green Beans

Dinner with family

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5 Comments

  • Lee Privette says:

    That bag of halos is 7.99 here. And I’m in FL!

  • Amie says:

    I have been in such a rut with my dinners. I work and by the time I get home with the kids, they are already hungry, my eldest son needs help with his homework, and my toddler clings to my legs, so I have very little time to devote to prep work. We usually eat chicken at least twice a week and lately it has been seasoned and baked. My family loves it when I make southern fried chicken, but it’s messy and takes a lot of time and attention so I only make it a few times a year. I can’t wait to try the oven fried chicken. I’m making it for dinner tomorrow, and I’ve already mixed the breading in a zip lock so it will be extra easy. I always enjoy reading about your shopping trips and recipes. I have several MSM recipes that make our rotation because of it… meat and potato quiche, spaghetti pie, and several different rolls/breads. Thanks. 🙂

  • Paula says:

    Great job! Thanks for posting these! What I would do for a grocery store around here with double coupons!

  • Jennifer says:

    What’s in your spinach smoothie?

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