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Gretchen’s $82 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

2 dozen Eggs – $0.90 each

1 pkg Chicken Thighs – Marked down to $3.03

2 pkg Shredded Cheese – $2.79 each

2 pkg Hot Dogs – $0.79 each

1 Chunk Cheese – $1.69

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 pkg Tortilla Chips – $0.89

1 Half & Half – $1.55

1 Cottage Cheese – $1.59

1 lb Butter – $2.89

2 gallon Milk – $2.41 each

1 jar Dill Pickles – $0.95

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

2 pkg Yeast – $0.89 each

1 bag Spinach – $1.39

1 can Diced Tomatoes – $0.45

1 pkg Hot Dog Buns – $0.85

2 pkg Frozen Peas/Corn – $0.79 each

1 pkg MooTubes – $1.55

1 box Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.45

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.79 each

1 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $0.99

1 pkg Blueberries – $1.49

1 jar Marinara Sauce – $0.85

1 can Refried Beans – $0.75

2 cans Cream of Mushroom/Chicken Soup – $0.49 each

Total: $55.15

Kroger

1 Mom’s Best Cereal – $2.49, used $1/1 e-coupon AND $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.24 after coupon and rebate

1 box Zone Perfect Kidz Bars – Marked down to $2.57 (My son LOVES these and I rarely buy them because they are so expensive. I was super excited to find these marked down to surprise him!)

1 Vero Gusto by Barilla Sauce – $3.99, used $6/1 Ibotta rebate – $2.01 moneymaker after rebate

2 The GFB Bars – $0.99 each, used $2.19/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.21 moneymaker after rebate

1 Smucker’s Grape Jelly – $1.29

1 Private Selection Chips – $0.99 after e-coupon (no longer available)

1 Pace Picante Sauce – $0.99 after e-coupon (no longer available)

1 Love Grown Cereal – $2.49, used $1.50/1 e-coupon – $0.99 after coupon

2 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1.49 each, used $1/2 e-coupon – $0.99 each after coupon

3 Kashi GO Cereal – $1.79 each, used 3 $0.65/1 Ibotta rebate AND 3 $0.50/1 Kroger Cash Back – $0.64 each after rebates

1 box Larabars – Marked down to $2.99, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $2.49 after coupon

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.67 each (I didn’t realized these were cheaper than Aldi until I saw the sale while shopping so I ended up picking up 2 more packages.)

2.78 lbs Bananas – $1.64

Used $0.10/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $17.12

Food City

1 bag Romaine Lettuce Hearts – $2

2 bags Golden Potatoes – $2 each

2 bags Navel Oranges – $2 each

Total: $10

Publix

The MOST exciting discovery of the week was that there is a Publix in my new town as well! I’ve never shopped at Publix before but I see so many good deals there on the blogs I follow so I am thrilled.

2 Nivea Men’s Shaving Foam – $1.75 each, used 2 $1.80/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.10 moneymaker after rebates

2 GoGo Blastz at $3.29 – On Sale Buy One, Get One Free, used $3.29/1 Ibotta rebate – Free after rebate

1 Oikos Pro-Fuel Yogurt – $2.50, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

Total: $0.10 moneymaker after coupon and rebates

Total for all stores: $82.17

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Oatmeal, Toast, Yogurt, Fruit, Brown Sugar Biscuit Twists

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit, Hot Dogs, Hard Boiled Eggs/Fruit/Cheese, Tossed Salad Bar, Baked Potatoes, Mac & Cheese

Dinners

Cheese Pizza

Oven Fried Chicken Thighs, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuits

Southwest Rollups, Chips & Salsa

Eggs, Biscuits (leftover), Fruit

Baked Ziti, Steamed Broccoli, Homemade Bread

Chicken Tetrazzini, Steamed Peas, Tossed Salad

Beef & Gravy over Rice, Sliced Oranges

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