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Gretchen’s $69 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan


After a week of wedding festivities here in town, our refrigerator and cabinets were pretty bare! So I stocked up on lots of stuff this week!

1 pkg Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.49

1 pkg Raspberries – $1.49

1 pkg Celery – $1.19

1 bag Apples – $1.79

2 pints Grape Tomatoes – $0.99 each

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 gallon Milk – $1.88

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $2.24

2 bags Frozen Broccoli – $1.19 each

2 bags Frozen Peas – $0.79 each

1 pkg Cheese – $1.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.89 each

1 bag Frozen Corn – $0.79

1 lb Butter – $2.55

1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – $0.49

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.49

1 Frosted Flakes Cereal – $1.39

1 box Organic Mac & Cheese – $1.15

1 bag Kettle Chips – $1.39

1 can Pumpkin – $0.79

1 lb Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $3.99

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $1.49

2 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99 each

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 pkg Applesauce Cups – $1.49

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

Earned 25 Fetch Reward Points (like $0.25)

Total: $49.31


I have been looking for markdowns at Dillons in the early morning after school drop off and haven’t been finding much, but yesterday I ran into Dillons in the afternoon and hit the jackpot on markdowns!! I was SO excited – especially with all the baby food finds as my 6 month old has just started eating solids! I think my Dillons must mark things down later in the day so I am going to start popping in there in the afternoons from now on.

2 Chobani Flip Yogurts – Marked down to $0.59 each

1 Frosted Cheerios Cereal – Marked down to $1.39, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.14 after rebate

2 boxes Simple Truth Fruit/Veggie Pouches – $2.79 each, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate

2.20 lbs Bananas – $1.08

1 bag Jet Puffed Marshmallows – $1.25, used $1/1 e-coupon – $0.25 after coupon

1 Psst Crackers – Marked down to $0.49

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

2 boxes Kroger Tube Yogurt – Marked down to $0.89 each

2 boxes Zone Perfect Kidz Bars – $2.99 each, used $2.50/2 printable AND $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.61 each after coupon (I don’t normally like to pay over $1.50 for a box of granola bars but these are my son’s favorite and it’s a special treat whenever I buy them for him. They are usually super expensive so I couldn’t pass up this deal!)

6 Kroger Yogurts – Marked down to $0.19 each

1 Comforts Strawberry Baby Puffs – Marked down to $0.59

3 Simple Truth Organic Baby Puffs – Marked down to $0.99 each

Used $0.10 Ibotta rebate for receipt

Earned 182 Fetch Reward Point (like $1.82)

Total after coupons and rebates: $20.36

Not pictured: My Mom also brought a bunch of leftover wedding food to my house yesterday including milk, oranges, cucumbers, crackers, chips, cheese, salsa, ice cream and eggs!

Total for both stores: $69.77

Menu Plan for This Week


Eggs, Cereal, Yogurt, Pumpkin Muffins


Turkey Sandwiches, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey/Cheese/Crackers, Cheese Quesadillas, Mac & Cheese, Fruit/Veggies, Chips, Hard Boiled Eggs, Tossed Salad


Spaghetti, Steamed Broccoli, Toast

Southwest Rollups (from the freezer), Chips & Dip, Steamed Peas, Orange Slices

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Pancakes, Eggs, Homemade Applesauce

Taco Bar, Steamed Corn

Grilled Chicken, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli


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  • Grant says:

    Just a note on the fetch points… at least in my account, I need a minimum of 3000 points for a $3 reward, so 25 points is actually $0.025 (two and a half cents, not 25 cents). It takes me at least 1 minute to scan a receipt (longer if I have a long receipt), so I like to think of it in terms of an hourly wage- at that rate, I earn $1.50hr. Makes fetch not really worth it for me. It might be for you, but I didn’t want you to be thinking you were getting more points than you actually are.

    • Gretchen says:

      You are right! I’ve been thinking 25 point was $0.25 but it’s actually $0.025! Thanks so much for pointing that out. I’ll probably still scan my receipts since I randomly earn more points on some receipts and I think it’s fun. – Gretchen, MSM Team

  • Billie says:

    Six month old baby, am I misding something?? This must be an old post. Even though it says 2018

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