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Gretchen’s $57 Grocery Shopping Trip & Menu Plan


1 gallon Milk – $2.08

1 dozen Eggs – $1.59

2 pkg Blackberries – $0.89 each

2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup – $0.49 each

1 pkg Yeast – $0.89

1 bag (3 lbs) Grapefruit – $1.99

1 pkg Green Peppers – $0.99

1 bag Spinach – $1.29

1 bag (3 lbs) Apples – $3.19

2.09 lbs Bananas – $0.92

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 pkg Crackers – $1.49

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 can Tuna – $0.70

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $0.99

3 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $1.19

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 lb Butter – $2.55

1 Sour Cream – $1.19

Total: $33.15


I did a Clicklist order this week so I could use my free coupons before they expired. 🙂 

2 pkg Blueberries – $2 each

1 Larabar Bites – $2.99, used $1/1 e-coupon AND $1/1 rebate – $0.99 after coupon and rebate

1 Arla Cream Cheese – $2.99 (I had a free e-coupon for this but it didn’t come off. I didn’t realize it until I was already home.) 🙁

1 Chobani Yogurt – $3.99, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 gallon Milk – $1.89 (This was cheaper than Aldi, so I went ahead and bought another gallon.)

1 dozen Eggs – $1.69

1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bites – $3.29, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Hormel Bacon – $5.49, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Kool Aid Jammers – $1.79, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Kroger Mayonnaise – $1.69, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.44 after rebate

1 Kroger Spaghetti Sauce – $0.99

1 Kroger Instant Oatmeal – $1.49

1 Mott Fruit Snacks – $2.19, used Free e-coupon AND $0.50/1 rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

1 Philly Bagel Chips & Cream Cheese Dip – $1.67 each, used Buy One Get One Free e-coupon – $0.83 each after coupon

1 loaf Sara Lee Bread – $3.29, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Simple Truth Turkey Breast – $3.49, used $1/1 e-coupon – $2.49 after coupon

1 Simple Truth Kettle Corn – $2, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Simple Truth Ketchup – $1.69, used $0.30/1 e-coupon – $1.39 after coupon

1 Tropicana Orange Juice – $2.99, used $2/1 e-coupon – $0.99 after coupon

1 Zone Kids Bars – $4.29, used Free e-coupon AND $1.50/1 Checkout 51 rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Clicklist Fee: $4.95

Total after coupons and rebates: $24.72

Total for both stores: $57.87

Menu Plan for This Week


Eggs, Toast, Grapefruit x 5


French Toast, Bacon, Orange Juice


Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks, Apples x 2

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Cucumbers, Blackberries

Cheese Quesadillas, Apples, Blackberries

Turkey Sandwiches, Sliced Veggies

Leftovers x 2


Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Spinach Salad

Venison Stew, Blueberry Muffins

Slow Cooker Ritz Chicken, Steamed Peas, Blueberry Muffins

Venison Burgers (using buns from the freezer), Chips, Spinach Salad

Spaghetti, Homemade Bread, Steamed Broccoli

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Penne, Fruit Salad

Out to eat

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  • Jodi says:

    My Arla Cream Cheese didn’t come off either! Our Kroger is pretty friendly and when I have had similar problems in the past, they just tell me to bring my receipt back the next time I’m in and they’ll issue refund. 🙂

    • Gretchen says:

      I’m glad to know I wasn’t the only one with this problem. Thanks for letting me know. I’ll have to take my receipt to customer service next time I’m there. – Gretchen, MSM Team

    • Janella says:

      Interesting…the Arla coupon didn’t work for me, but the coupon came off of my app. I no longer have the receipt but will remember to keep it next time and take is to the customer service desk.

  • Karen says:

    The $57 goes towards meals for how many people?

  • Kim Hanners says:

    I did the same thing. I did a Clicklist order to use my free coupons. I love the freebies they put out. My Arla cream cheese digital coupon did not come off of my total. I contacted Kroger via email and hope they will issue a credit to my digital coupons. They have in the past.

    • Gretchen says:

      I LOVE Clicklist and all the free coupons they send me!!! Plus, a lot of times they will substitute something better/bigger when they are out of things. I’ve figured out if I schedule my pickup for Saturday evenings, they will be out of a lot of things and I’ll often come away with much better deals. 😉 Once they even took $5 off my total AND waived the fee just because they were out of a few things. 🙂 -Gretchen, MSM Team

  • Karen says:

    I had an issue with a ClickList coupon on a past order. I called customer service and they looked into the issue. They credited me the amount for the next time I used my card. They have great customer service.

  • Bobbie says:

    Can you share your tuna salad recipe? Do you add extra things to it to stretch it? My recipe could not feed 4 people on one can of tuna….thanks!

    • Gretchen says:

      It actually only feeds 2 people because my husband won’t eat tuna and neither will one of my boys. Most days my husband doesn’t eat lunch and on that day I’ll just give my other little guy a peanut butter & jelly sandwich. 🙂 I usually just add mayo, pickle relish and lettuce/tomato/cheese to the sandwich. -Gretchen, MSM Team

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