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Gretchen’s $53 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan


2 dozen Eggs – $0.69 each, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $0.64 each after rebate

1 pkg Tortilla Chips – $1.19

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

2 pkg Cheese – $1.89 each

1 can Refried Beans – $0.79

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.69

1 Applesauce – $1.89

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.36 each after rebate

2 can Cream Chicken/Mushroom Soup – $0.69 each

1 Half & Half – $1.89

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.79

1 pkg Deli Turkey – $2.49

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

Total after rebates: $24.06


2 Avocados – $0.33 each, used $0.50/2 printable – $0.08 each after coupon

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1.64 lbs Bananas – $0.97

1 Kroger Deluxe Ice Cream – $2.99, used $0.60/1 e-coupon – $2.39 after coupon

2 Chobani Yogurt – Marked down to $0.59 each, used $0.50/2 Ibotta rebate – $0.34 each after rebate

1 Chobani Yogurt – $1.25, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Daisy Sour Cream – $1.49

1 American Beauty Spaghetti Noodles – $0.49, used $0.50/1 Ibotta rebate – Free after rebate

2 Kraft Snack Trios – $0.99 each, used $0.75/2 printable – $0.62 each after coupon

1 Ragu Spaghetti Sauce – $1.29, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.74 after rebate

2 Ronzoni Spaghetti Noodles – $0.49 each, used $0.50/2 e-coupon – $0.24 each after coupon

1 Moms Best Cereal – $1.67

Total after coupons and rebate: $10.81


0.87 lbs Asparagus – $1.29

1 Broccoli Crown – $0.74, used $0.15 Ibotta rebate – $0.59 after rebate

1 Cantaloupe – $0.98

1.22 lbs Cauliflower – $1.20

2 Moms Best Cereal – $1.99 each (I bought these before I knew they were cheaper at Dillons.)

2 lbs Butter – $1.99 each (I’m loving the cheap butter prices I’ve found at Sprouts the last few weeks!)

2 pkg Chicken Breasts – $3.31 and $3.17

Total after rebate: $18.50

Total for all stores: $53.37

Menu Plan for This Week


Cereal x 3

Toast and Eggs x 3



Cheese/Crackers/Fruit/Veggies x 2

Turkey Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rice Cake Sandwiches, Cucumbers, Carrot Sticks x 2

Macaroni & Cheese, Broccoli



Tossed Salad, Fruit Salad, Chocolate Cheesecake (My brother and his wife are coming for dinner and they are bringing pizza!)

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Tossed Salad

Spaghetti, Green Beans, 30 Minute Rolls

Grilled Chicken, Steamed Asparagus, Mashed Potatoes

Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Crackers, Grapefruit (from my mom)

Dinner out (using a gift card from my in-laws!)


We’re also hosting our small group one evening and I’m making Cookies, Chips and Bean Dip and Tortilla Roll-Ups.

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  • Julia says:

    Curious how you like Sprouts vs Aldi and which do you shop first.

    • Gretchen says:

      I love them both! I usually compare the ads and prices of produce before I go shopping so I know which items are cheaper at which stores. I don’t have a specific store I go to first – it really just depends on how my day is going. This week I went to Aldi first since it is just a couple blocks from my house but didn’t make it to Sprouts until the next day.

  • Sri says:

    Love your grocery hauls… I think the sprouts cereal box size is different from the Dillon’s box size. So it will balances out in the end?!

  • Ali says:

    I wish wish wish we had those prices in Australia!!

  • Katie says:

    Have you posted the Chicken noodle casserole recipe before? Could you? I am looking for new recipes and this one sounds good!

    • Gretchen says:

      I don’t really use a recipe…haha! I usually just throw together about 2 cups of cooked, diced chicken breasts with cooked macaroni noodles and add 1 can cream of chicken soup, cheese, some milk and salt. Then I cook it at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Sometimes I’ll add in diced green pepper or onions, but it just depends on what we have on hand. I love making this for dinner because it’s cheap and super easy.

  • Dani says:

    What about drinks? Tea, coffee, sparkling water or stuff like that? Wenn do you buy that?

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