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Gretchen’s $63 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

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I skipped grocery shopping last week and instead opted to try and use up as much stuff in our freezer and pantry as I could. It was a fun challenge, but I had to get pretty creative by the end of the week to come up with meals! 

2 Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal – $1.79 each, used $1/2 e-coupon – $1.29 each after coupon

1 Nabsico Crackers – $1.49

1 Kroger Flour – $1.29

2 Nature Valley Granola Cups – $1.79 each, used $1/2 e-coupon AND $1/2 SavingStar.com rebate – $0.79 each after coupon and rebate

2 Kroger Peanut Butter – $0.88 each, used 2 $0.40/1 e-coupons – $0.48 each after coupons

2 Mott Fruit Snacks – $0.99 each, used $1/2 e-coupon AND $1/2 SavingStar.com rebate – Free after coupon and rebate

2 Annie’s Bunny Crackers – $1.89 each, used 2 $1/1 printable – $0.89 each after coupons

1 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) AND $0.50/1 SavingStar.com rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.29

2.13 lbs Bananas – $1.04

1.84 lbs Apples – $2.74

3 Enjoy Life Chocolate – $1.50 each, used $4/3 e-coupon AND $3/3 Ibotta rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

2 Welch’s Fruit Snacks – $1.29 each, used $1/2 printable AND $1/2 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.29 each after coupon and rebate

2 Hormel Natural Snacks – $1.50 each, used $1/1 printable AND $1.75/1 e-coupon (no longer available) – $0.12 each after coupons

And used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate (for any receipt)

Total after coupons and rebates: $12.32

Aldi

2 dozen Eggs – $0.43 each

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 gallon Milk – $1.76 (not pictured)

1 canister Raisins – $2.79

1 bag (5 lbs) Potatoes – $2.49

1 bag Frozen Tilapia Fillets – $3.39

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 lb Butter – $2.46

2 lbs Ground Beef – $3.19 each

1 jar Dill Pickles – $1.29

1 Baking Powder – $0.99

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $2.29

1 Butterscotch Chips – $1.79

1 Chocolate Chips – $1.79

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $2.09

1 bag M&M’s – $2.95 (We needed these for a school project.)

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.79

1 pkg Summer Sausage – $3.79

1 pkg Yeast – $0.89

1 bag Mini Cucumbers – $0.99

1 bag Red Grapes – $1.58

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.49

1 pkg Pita Bread – $1.49

2 pint Grape Tomatoes – $0.79 each

2 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.69 each

Total: $50.68

Total for both stores: $63

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast & Eggs x 4

Cereal x 2

Quick 45 Minute Cinnamon Rolls, Fruit

Lunches

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

Mac & Cheese, Fruit, Sliced Cucumbers

Salad Bar, No Bake Peanut Butter Bites

Potato Bar

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuits, Green Beans

Summer Sausage, Crackers, Cheese, Sliced Veggies

Soft Tacos, Rice

Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros, Tossed Salad

Grilled Tilapia, Amish White Bread, Spinach Salad

Spaghetti, 30 Minute Rolls, Steamed Carrots

Out to eat

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