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Gretchen’s $62 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 4


1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 box Granola Bars – $1.49

1 pkg Frozen Peas – $0.95

1 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $1.19

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 pkg Crackers – $1.69

1 Italian Dressing – $1.29

1 gallon Milk – $1.87

3 pkg Strawberries – $1.19 each

2 dozen Eggs – $1.37 each

1 lb Asparagus – $1.49

2 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

1 Frozen Orange Juice – $1.19

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 pkg Tortillas – $0.99

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 bag Green Grapes – $2.38

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $2.39

1 bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.19

1 lb Butter – $2.45

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.99

Total: $40.70


I used Clicklist again this week since I had a few free e-coupons PLUS a coupon to waive the Clicklist fee. 

2.13 lbs Bananas – $1.04 (I’ve resorted back to buying these at Dillons even though they are more expensive. Every time I purchase them at Aldi, they go bad within a couple of days. Anyone else have this issue with Aldi bananas?)

1 pint Blackberries – $0.99

1 lb Kroger Ground Chuck – $3.99, used $1.10/1 e-coupon – $2.89 after coupon

1 lb Heritage Farm Sausage – $1.99

1 Lindt Chocolate Egg – $0.89 (I had a free e-coupon for this but it didn’t come off so I ended up paying for it. Ugh!)

2 Moms Best Cereals – $1.67 each, used 2 $1/1 printable – $0.67 each after coupons

2 Kleenex Bundles (4 pack) – $5.99 each, used $10/2 e-coupon AND $1/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.49 per bundle after coupon and rebate (I was SO excited about this deal! I’ve never gotten Kleenex this cheap before!)

1 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls – $1.57, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Powerbar – $1.67, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Simple Truth Granola Bars – $1.50

1 Thomas Cinnamon Raisin Bagels – $1.99

2 Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream – $2.99 each, used 2 $0.75/1 printable – $2.24 each after coupons

1 Psst Sugar – $1.59

1 Psst Oyster Crackers – $0.79

2 Hormel Natural Choice Snack Packs – $0.99 each, used $1/2 e-coupon – $0.49 each after coupon

Total after coupons and rebate: $21.65

Total for both stores: $62.35

Menu Plan for This Week


Eggs & Spinach x 3

Bagels x 2

Cereal x 2


Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrots, Grapes x 2

Macaroni & Cheese, Sliced Strawberries

Turkey Sandwiches, Blackberries, Sliced Cucumbers

Crackers, Cheese, Veggies, Fruit

Leftovers x 2


Grilled Chicken, 30 Minute Rolls, Green Beans

Dinner with our Lifegroup (I’m bringing brownies & ice cream for dessert.)

Meat Potato Quiche, Biscuits, Steamed Asparagus

Waffles, Sausage, Eggs, Juice

Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Homemade Bread

Southwest Rollups, Cheesy Rice Casserole, Steamed Peas

Out to eat

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  • Emily says:

    I always have that problem when I buy bananas from anywhere but Kroger.

  • Connie C says:

    I have that problem with a lot of produce at Aldi. I rarely buy it there anymore for that reason. 🙁

  • Amanda Eisele says:

    It’s not just bananas for me, it is all Aldi produce. My Walmart is cheaper and much better quality.

    • Gretchen says:

      This is interesting! I’ve found my local Walmart produce to be hit and miss. Sometimes it’s great and other times it goes bad really fast. 🙁 -Gretchen, MSM Team

  • Melinda says:

    Just bananas, couple of weeks ago avocados were cheap we got three. Just a few days on the counter they were prefect best we have had any where!!!

  • Melinda says:

    Just bananas, couple of weeks ago avocados were cheap we got three. Just a few days on the counter they were prefect best we have had any where!!! Check their return policy it may be satisfaction guarantee.

  • Janet M Horn says:

    All of Aldi produce is bad here where I live near dc.

    I only buy produce at Harris Teeter (Kroger, Dillions)

  • Charlotte says:

    I have to go couple times a week for produce because it doesn’t last long at Aldi but it is close. Our Walmart is horrible and I won’t buy produce there.

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