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

Aldi

3 pkg Strawberries – $1.19 each

1 bag Spinach – $1.39

1.43 lbs Bananas – $1.36

2 pkg Shredded Cheese – $2.75 each

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 pkg Hot Dog Buns – $0.85

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $3.99

1 Soy Sauce – $1.29

1 pkg Cinnamon Raisin Bagels – $1.49

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.79

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $1.79

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

2 Cucumbers – $0.55 each

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.69

1 gallon Milk – $2.19

2.06 lbs Red Grapes – $3.69

2 Avocados – $0.89 each

1 Half & Half – $1.55

1 bag Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 pkg Hot Dogs – $0.79

1 canister Raisins – $2.89

1 box Thin Wheat Crackers – $0.98

1 pkg Sugar – $1.73

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.95

1 bag Corn Chips – $0.75

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.25

Total: $47.05

Kroger

1 loaf French Bread – Marked down to $0.49

3 bags Produce – Marked down to $0.99 each

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1.99, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $1.49 after coupon

1 half Gallon Milk – Marked down to $1.09

2 Lettuce – $1.69 each

1 pkg Roast – Marked down to $5.83

2 boxes Kellogg’s Cereal – $1.49 each after coupon (no longer available)

1 box Quaker Oatmeal – $2.79 (I accidentally picked this one up instead of the Kroger brand and did not realize it until I was home.)

1 box Kroger Oatmeal – $1.49, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $0.99 after coupon

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.59

2.08 lbs Bananas – $1.23

1 Yoplait Yogurt – $0.60, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

2 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.49 each, used 2 $0.50/1 e-coupon – $0.99 each after coupon

1 Kroger Natural Peanut Butter – $1.79, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $1.29 after coupon

1 Kroger Half & Half – $1.99

1 Oscar Meyer Bacon – Marked down to $1.99

2 dozen Kroger Eggs – $0.99 each

3 Kraft Barbecue Sauce – $1.49 each, used 3 $1/1 e-coupon – $0.49 each after coupons

Total after coupons: $35.53

Total for both stores: $82.58

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Oatmeal, Fruit Smoothies, Eggs, Bagels

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Turkey Sandwiches, Tossed Salad Bar, Hard Boiled Eggs/Cheese/Crackers/Veggies, Apples & Peanut Butter/Crackers, Leftovers

Dinners

Cheese Pizza

Italian Chicken, Homemade Bread, Steamed Peas, Fruit Salad

Build Your Own Haystacks

Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, French Bread

Sweet & Sour Meatballs, Rice, Spinach Salad

Pancakes, Eggs, Bacon

Baked Pork Ribs (marked down last week), Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Corn

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