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Gretchen’s $89 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

2 dozen Eggs – $0.98 each

1 bag (5 lbs) Baking Potatoes – $2.69

1 Sour Cream – $0.89

1 gallon Milk – $2.39

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $0.99

1 pkg Cream Cheese – $0.79

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 bag Navel Oranges – $2.19

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

1 can Green Beans – $0.49

2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49 each

1 Half & Half – $1.55

1 pure Maple Syrup – $5.99

2 Avocados – $0.59 each

2.33 lbs Red Grapes – $2.31

2 pkg Yeast – $0.89 each

1 pkg Cinnamon Bagels – $1.49

2 pkg Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.75 each

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.89

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.85

Total: $43.60

Kroger

2 Kind Simple Crunch Bars – $1.99 each, used 2 $0.50/1 Ibotta rebate AND $0.50/1 Kroger Cash Back – $0.99 each after rebates

2 Kellogg’s Rice Crispies Cereal – $1.79 each, used $1/2 printable – $1.29 each after coupon

1 Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal – $1.79, used $0.50/1 printable – $1.29 after coupon

1 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars – $0.99

1 bag Kroger Rice – $0.89

2 bags Apples – Marked down to $0.99 each

4 Kroger Butter – $1.99 each after e-coupon (no longer available)

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.69

1 Turkey Hill Ice Cream – $1.99, used $1/1 printable – $0.99 after coupon

2 Ole Tortillas – $0.99 each

2 StonyField Yogurt – $2.49 each (I had an Ibotta rebate for these that would’ve made them close to free but discovered when I got home that I had purchased the wrong kind. Bummer!)

1 pkg Pork Ribs – Marked down to $2.41

2 pkg Kraft Mac & Cheese – $0.69 each

1 Herdez Salsa – $2

1 Mom’s Best Cereal – $1.79

2 pkg Kind Nut Butter Filled Bars – $1.99, used 2 $0.75/1 Ibotta rebate AND 2 $0.50/1 Kroger Cash Back – $0.74 each after rebates

1 Kroger Hashbrowns – $1.79

4 bags Angies Boom Chicka Pop Popcorn – Marked down to $0.89 each

1 pkg Diced Pork – Marked down to $3.02

1 pkg Green Peppers – Marked down to $0.99

Total after coupons and rebates – $45.73

Total for both stores: $89.33

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Fruit Smoothies, Oatmeal, Cinnamon Bagels

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Tossed Salad Bar, Cheese Quesadillas, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit/Veggies, Hard Boiled Eggs/Applesauce/Peanut Butter Crackers, Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Baked Chicken Taquitos, Chips (leftover from last week)

Pork & Gravy over Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Asparagus (leftover), Biscuits

Hashbrown Casserole, Eggs, Apple Muffins

Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole, Tossed Salad

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Steamed Peas (leftover from last week)

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Grilled Chicken, Baked Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans

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