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Gretchen’s $88 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

2 bags Frozen Broccoli – $0.89 each

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.99

1 MooTubes – $1.55

1 Organic Plain Yogurt – $2.69

1 pkg Hot Dogs – $0.79

1 Sour Cream – $0.89

1 Half & Half – $1.55

1 gallon Milk – $2.19

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.29

1 bag Shoestring Fries – $1.79

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.75

2 dozen Eggs – $0.98 each

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

2 cans Chunk Tuna – $0.79 each

2 pkg Macaroni & Cheese – $0.33 each

1 bag Marshmallows – $0.89

1 Peanut Butter – $1.15

1 Baking Powder – $0.99

1 Ground Pepper – $2.65

1 Taco Seasoning Mix – $0.39

1 pkg Deli Sliced Cheese – $1.79

1 pkg Chunk Mozzarella Cheese – $1.69

2 Avocados – $0.79

2 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.25 each

2 pkg Mini Cucumbers – $1.99 each

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.69

1 bag Apples – $2.79

1 box Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.35

1 box Snack Crackers – $1.59

1 bag White Tortilla Chips – $0.89

1 container Peanuts – $1.89

1 pkg Graham Crackers – $0.99

1 jar Salsa – $1.19

1.30 lbs Roma Tomatoes – $1.24

2 pkg Buns – $0.85 each

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

Total: $60.69

Kroger

3 boxes Mott’s Fruit Snacks – $0.99 each

2 Cheez-It Crackers – $1 each

1 Bomb Pop Frozen Bars – $2.49, used $1/1 Ibotta rebate AND $1/1 Kroger Cash Back – $0.49 after rebate and cash back

1 bag Navel Oranges – $2.88

1 Terra Chips – $2.50, used used $1/1 Ibotta rebate AND $1/1 Kroger Cash Back – $0.50 after rebate and cash back

1 pkg Basil – $1.99

3 boxes General Mills Cereal – $1.49 each

3 boxes Sunbelt Granola Bars – $1.29 each, used $0.75/1 Ibotta rebate AND $0.50/1 Kroger Cash Back – $0.04 each after rebate and cash back

1 pkg Sliced Turkey Breast – Marked down to $2.69

3.80 lbs Bananas – Marked down to $1.48

1 Yoplait Go-Gurt – Marked down to $1.70

1 bag Kroger Potatoes – $1.50

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.49

5 Clif Bars – $0.88 each, used 5 $0.75/1 Ibotta rebates – $0.13 each after rebate (Only four are pictured as one had already been eaten.)

1 Kroger Flour – $1.59

1 pkg Kroger Fudge Cookies – $1 (These were supposed to be free but my e-coupon didn’t work.)

Used $0.10 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $27.78

Total for both stores: $88.47

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Spinach Smoothies, Oatmeal, Yogurt

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Mac & Cheese, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit/Veggies, Salad Bar, Turkey Sandwiches, Apples & Peanut Butter, Leftovers

Dinners

Soft Taco Bar

Grilled Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, French Fries

Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo, Cornbread

Easy Caprese Calzones (using homemade dough), Fruit Salad

Chicken & Gravy over Rice, Steamed Peas, Homemade Rolls

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Pancakes, Eggs

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