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Gretchen’s $45 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Dillons

2 Snickers Candy Bars – $1 each, used Buy One Get One Free printable – $0.50 each after coupon

1 half gallons Milk – $0.99 each

1.23 lbs Bananas – $0.73

2 lbs Butter – $2.50 each

1 bag Green Peppers – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate AND $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.64 after rebates

1 box Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes – $1.99, used $0.40/1 printable – $1.59 after coupon

1 Cookie Layer Crunch Bar – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Sour Cream – $1.50, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $1 after coupon

1 Sunbelt Granola Bars – $2.69

1 bag (16 oz) Kroger Shredded Cheese – $3.50, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $3.25 after rebate

1 Celestial Seasonings Tea – $2, used $1/1 printable – $1 after coupon

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1 Cantaloupe – $1.50

Total after coupons and rebates: $22.36

Aldi

1 dozen Large Eggs – $1.18

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.85

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.69

3 pkg Strawberries – $1.29 each (Yay! It’s been forever since strawberries were on sale!)

1 pkg Red Grapes – $1.98

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.37 each after rebate

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.69

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.59

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 Grape Jelly – $1.39

Total after rebate: $23.24

Total for both stores: $45.60

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 2

Toast and Eggs x 3

Biscuits, Fruit

Oatmeal

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rice Cake Sandwiches, Fruit x 2

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Veggies

Baked Potatoes, Sliced Green Peppers

Lunch at my parents

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Sour Cream and Mushroom Chicken, Rice, Biscuits, Tossed Salad

Hamburgers, Baked French Fries, Cantaloupe

French Toast, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Poor Man’s Steak (using ground venison), Make Ahead Butterhorn Rolls, Green Beans,

Venison Roast, Potatoes, Carrots

Salad Bar

Spaghetti, Steamed Peas, Pumpkin Muffins

Gretchen’s $50 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Sprouts

1 Cantaloupe – $0.98

1 Green Bell Pepper – $0.50

2.11 lbs Navel Oranges – $2.07

0.94 lbs Roma Tomatoes – $0.83

1 Sprouts Ketchup – $0.99, used $0.10/1 Mobisave rebate – $0.89 after rebate

1 Organic Valley Butter – $3.99 used $1.50/1 printable – $2.49 after coupon

1 pkg Chicken Drumsticks – $1.37

Total after rebate: $9.13

Dillons

1 can Campbell’s Soup – $1.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1.61 lbs Bananas – $0.95, used $0.10/1 Mobisave rebate – $0.85 after rebate

2 Avocados – 2/$0.77

1 pkg Red Grapes – $1.97

1 Cucumber – $0.50, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.25 after rebate

3 Totinos Pizzas – $0.99 each, used $1/3 printable AND $1/3 SavingStar.com rebate – $0.32 each after coupon and rebate

1 bag Kroger Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – $7.99, used $1.50/1 e-coupon – $6.49 after coupon

1 pkg Nabisco Ritz Crackers – $1.88, used $1/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.88 after rebate

2 Kroger Cream Cheese – $1 each, used 2 $0.50/1 e-coupon – $0.50 each after coupon

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.50, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Nestle Chocolate Chip Morsels – $2.50, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

Total after coupons and rebate: $14.18

Aldi

1 gallon Milk – $2.18

2 Frozen Pizzas – $1.99 each

2 dozen Eggs – $0.67 each

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 loaf Bread – $0.99, used $0.10/1 Mobisave rebate – $0.99 after rebate

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 Half & Half – $1.89

1 pkg Corn Chips – $0.99

1 Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.19

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $1.19

Total after rebate: $17.82

Total for all grocery stores: $41.13

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 2

Eggs & Toast x 2

Fruit Smoothies & Pancakes x 2

Broccoli Cheddar Quiche, Orange Juice

Lunches

Tossed Salad Bar

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rice Cake Sandwiches, Applesauce, Sliced Green Peppers x 2

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks

Fruit/Veggies/Crackers/Cheese

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Homemade Freezer Biscuits, Green Beans, Grapes

Build Your Own Haystacks

French Toast, Eggs, Cantaloupe

Venison Roast, Potatoes, Carrots

Chicken & Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Tossed Salad

Frozen Pizza, Chips & Dip, Brownies

Savory Crescent Chicken Pockets, Tossed Salad, Steamed Cauliflower

Gretchen’s $51 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

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Aldi

2 Pineapple – $1.29 each

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 bag Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.49

1 box Frosted Flakes – $1.29

1 lb Butter – $2.69

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

2 dozen Eggs – $0.78 each

1 Vegetable Oil – $1.85

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 can Tuna – $0.65

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.99, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.74 after rebate

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $2.09

Total after rebate: $24.79

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Dillons

2 Barbara’s Cereal – $1.99 each, used 2 $1/1 printable AND $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.86 each after coupons and rebate

2 Kraft Dressing – $1.49 each

1 Kroger Ice Cream – $1.98

1 pkg Sargento Shredded Cheese – $1.99, used $1.25/1 e-coupon (no longer available) – $0.74 after coupon

1 pkg Kroger Shredded Cheese – $2.49, used $0.65/1 e-coupon – $1.84 after coupon

1 Nutella – $2.49, used $2/1 e-coupon – $0.49 after coupon

1 Simply Ground Peanut Butter – $1.49, used $0.75/1 e-coupon – $0.74 after coupon

2 half gallons Milk – $0.99 each

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $1

1 pkg Dove Ice Cream Bars – $4.39, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 pkg Sunbelt Bakery Granola Bars – $2.50

3 lbs Ground Beef – Marked down to $1.99 each

2 pkg Pasta – Marked down to $0.25 each

1 pkg Kroger Cream Cheese – $1.25, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $0.75 after coupon

1 Sheba Cat Food – $0.70, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 pkg Kroger Rice – $0.89

1 pkg Betty Crocker’s Sugar Cookie Mix – $2, used $1/1 e-coupon (no longer available) – $1 after coupon

3.06 lbs Bananas – $1.81

Total after coupons and rebate: $26.89

Total for both stores: $51.68

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Eggs & Toast x 3

Oatmeal and Smoothies

Lunches

Tuna Sandwiches, Sliced Veggies

Baked Potato Bar

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Sliced Veggies x 2

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Sliced Pineapple/Apples

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Meatloaf, Rolls, Green Beans

Tacos, Rice

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Steamed Broccoli, Pumpkin Muffins

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Veggies

Pancakes, Eggs, Sliced Pineapple

Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Homemade Bread

Leftovers

Gretchen’s CVS Shopping Trip: Spent $1.71 out of pocket!

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CVS Shopping Trip

I haven’t been to CVS in a while but this week is one of my favorite weeks to shop there and after I went, I realized how much I’ve missed it. I plan on going back for the Black Friday freebies as well. 🙂

Transaction #1

2 Ocean Spray Juice – 2/$3 (Buy 2, Get $3 ECBs)

1 can Green Giant Green Beans – $0.99 (Buy 1, Get $0.99 ECBs)

1 Colgate Total Toothpaste – $3
Used $0.50/1 printable
And used $2.50/1 CVS coupon from the in-store coupon machine

Used $5 ECBs I earned from downloading the CVS app on my phone

Total: Free, plus received $3.99 ECBs

Transaction #2

2 pkgs Oreos – $0.99 each (I needed these for my son’s birthday cake I’m making this weekend and this was the best price around town.)
Used $1.15/2 Checkout 51 rebate

1 Purex Laundry Detergent – $1.88

1 Opti-Free Contact Lens Solution – $7.99 (Buy 1, Get $2 ECBs)
Used $5/1 printable

Used $3.99 ECBs from Transaction #1

Total after coupon, ECBs and rebate: $1.71, plus received $2 ECBs

Total for both transactions before coupons, ECBs and rebate: $18.84

Total for both transactions after coupons, ECBs and rebate: $1.71 plus $2 ECBs leftover

Gretchen’s $27 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

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Aldi

1 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $1.19

1 pkg Frozen Strawberries – $2.09

1 pkg Cream Cheese – $0.89

1 pkg Sharp Cheddar Cheese – $1.49

1 can Cream of Mushroom/Chicken Soup – $0.49 each, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $0.44 each after rebate

2 dozen Eggs – $0.89 each, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $0.84 each after rebate

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.85

1 Cucumber – $0.59

Total after rebates: $11.64

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Dillons

3 Kroger Frozen Pizzas – $1 each, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate

1 pkg Hershey Kisses – $1.29, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

4 cans Green Giant Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 Kroger Instant Oatmeal – $0.99, used $0.30/1 e-coupon – $0.69 after coupon

2 pkg Oreos – $2.49 each, used $1.15/2 Checkout 51 rebate – 1.92 each after rebate

6 pkg American Beauty Pasta – $0.49 each, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate 

1 Trolli Candy – $0.50 (My husband loves this candy so I bought it as a special treat for him!) 🙂

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $0.79

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $0.79, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $0.39 after coupon

2 Del Monte Tomatoes – $0.49 each

2 half gallons Dillons Milk – $0.99 each

1 pkg Kroger Frozen Peas – $0.88

1 Kroger Yogurt – Marked down to $0.99

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $2.29, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

2 cans Dole Mandarin Oranges – $1.25 each, used $0.75/2 printable AND $0.75/2 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.50 each after coupon and rebate

2 Chobani Yogurts – Marked down to $0.69 each

2 pkg Ramen Noodles – $0.25 each

1 pkg Green Peppers – Marked down to $0.99

1 pkg Land O Lakes Butter – $2.49, used $0.50/1 printable (no longer available) – $1.99 after coupon

1 pkg Kroger Unbleached Flour – $1.49, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $1.09 after coupon

2.49 lbs Bananas – $1.47

1 pkg Nestle Chocolate Chips – $2.50, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

Total after coupons and rebates: $27.16

Total for all groceries: $38.80

Menu Plan for This Week

We still have LOTS of apples leftover from last week as well as carrot sticks that I will be using up this week.

Breakfasts

Eggs, Toast and Smoothies x 4

Cereal x 2

Oatmeal

Lunches

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks, Green Peppers x 2

Cheese Quesadillas, Sliced Apples

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Spaghetti, 30 Minute Rolls, Steamed Peas

Hamburgers, Chips, Green Beans, Apples

Chicken Tetrazzini, Steamed Broccoli, Pumpkin Muffins (from the freezer)

Savory Crescent Chicken Pockets, Sliced Apples and Bananas

Shepherd’s Pie, Biscuits

Chicken Enchiladas, Rice, Steamed Peas

Dinner with family

Gretchen’s $50 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Dillons

2 bags Kroger Shredded Cheese – $1.77 each

3 Kroger Frozen Pizzas – $1 each

1 pkg Chicken Drumsticks – $3.44 (I plan to freeze half of these.)

1 Nancy’s Plain Yogurt – Marked down to $1.69

1 Old El Paso Refried Beans – $1.25, used $0.50/1 printable – $0.75 after coupon

2 Pace Salsa – $1.99 each, used Buy One Get One Free printable – $0.99 each after coupon

1 pkg Sunbelt Granola Bars – $2.50, used $0.75/1 Mobisave rebate – $1.75 after rebate

1 Pineapple – $0.99

1 Jolly Time Popcorn – $1, used $1/1 printable – Free after coupon

1 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1, used $0.50/1 printable – $0.50 after coupon

2.41 lbs Bananas – $1.42, used $0.28 SavingStar.com rebate – $1.14 after rebate

1 Kroger Unbleached Flour – $1.79

3 bags Kroger Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – $4.98 each, used $1.50/1 e-coupon AND 2 $1.45/1 e-coupons – $3.51 each after coupons

Total after coupons and rebates: $31.10

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Aldi

1 Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.19

2 pkgs Chicken Alfredo Noodles – $0.69 each

1 loaf Bread – $0.99, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $0.89 after rebate

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.49

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $2.09

1 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $1.19

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.49

2 dozen Eggs – $0.99 each, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $0.94 each after rebate

1 gallon Milk – $2.46

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.69

1 lb Butter – $2.87

1 pkg Spinach – $1.79

1 Cucumber – $0.59, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.34 after rebate

1 can Green Beans – $0.47

Total after rebates: $19.22

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My sweet mother in law also gave me over 12 lbs of apples as well. 🙂

Total for all groceries: $50.32

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs, Toast, Spinach/Fruit Smoothies x 4

Cereal x 3

Lunches

Crackers, Cheese, Fruit, Veggies

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks x 2

Apples & Peanut Butter, Sliced Cucumbers, Pumpkin Muffins (from freezer)

Lunch at my mom’s house

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Pumpkin Muffins, Steamed Carrots

Chicken & Rice Casserole, Steamed Broccoli, Sliced Pineapple

Bean Burritos, Sliced Apples, Spinach Salad

Chicken with Cream of Mushroom Soup, Steamed Peas, Biscuits

Spaghetti, Homemade Bread, Green Beans

Pancakes, Eggs, Bacon, Juice

Venison Roast, Potatoes, Carrots