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Gretchen’s $31 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Aldi

1 gallon Milk – $2.54

2 dozen Eggs – $0.99 each

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 pkg Crackers – $1.59

1 bag Frozen Shredded Hashbrowns – $1.65

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $1.19

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $2.09

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.95

2 bag Baby Carrots – $0.49 each, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.36 each after rebate

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 Cucumber – $0.59

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.99

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $0.99

Total after rebate: $19.16

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Dillons

1 Hershey’s Almond Bar – $0.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Aquafina Water – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Bob’s Red Mill Wheat Bran – $1.59, used $1/1 printable – $0.59 after coupon

2 Prego Spaghetti Sauce – $1.50 each, used $1/2 printable AND $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.87 each after coupon and rebate

1 Kroger Spaghetti – Free (On Sale Buy 2 Prego Sauce, Get Pasta Free)

1 Little Debbie Honey Buns – $1, used $0.55/1 printable (no longer available) – $0.45 after coupon

2 Frozen Tombstone Pizza – $1.99 each, used $1.50/2 e-coupon – $1.24 each after coupon

1 Kroger Yogurt – Marked down to $0.99

2 Chobani Yogurt – Marked down to $0.49 and $0.59

2 pkg Smithfield Bacon – $2.50 each, used 2 $1/1 printable AND $0.10/1 Mobisave rebate – $1.45 each after coupon

1 pkg Smithfield Ham Steak – $2.50, used $1/1 printable – $1.50 after coupon

1 Green Bell Pepper – $0.89

Total after coupons and rebates: $12.62

Total for both stores: $31.78

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Fruit Smoothies x 3

Eggs, English Muffins x 3

Baked Oatmeal

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks, Grape Tomatoes x 2

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Sliced Apples

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Leftovers

Lunch with my in-laws

Dinners

Spaghetti, Pumpkin Muffins, Steamed Broccoli

Ham Hashbrown Casserole (I will be making one to freeze as well.), Biscuits, Steamed Carrots

Homemade Pizza, Breadsticks

Hearty Hamburger Soup, Crackers, Veggies

Chicken Enchiladas, Rice, Fruit Salad (We still have some fruit leftover from the last couple of weeks that I will be using up.)

French Toast, Eggs, Bacon

Date night using a gift card

Gretchen’s $9.66 Target Shopping Trip

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Target Shopping Trip

Transaction #1

2 Suave Men’s Shampoo – $2.94 each (There are $1/1 coupons from the 9/25 RedPlum insert to make this a better deal but I did not have any.)

2 Suave Kid’s Bodywash – $1.89 each

Buy 4, Get $5 Target Gift card 

Total: $9.66, Received $5 Target gift card

Transaction #2

1 Enjoy Life Cookies – $3.99
Used 25% off Cartwheel coupon
And used $1/1 printable
And used $1.50/1 Checkout 51 rebate
And used $2/1 Ibotta rebate
Free plus overage after coupons and rebate

1 Fiber One Cheesecake Bars – $2
Used $0.75/1 printable
And used $0.50/1 Checkout 51 rebate
$0.75 after coupon and rebate

2 cans Muir Glen Tomato Paste – $1.04 each
Used 25% off Cartwheel coupon
And used 2 $0.50/1 printable
And used $0.50/1 SavingStar.com rebate
$0.03 each after coupons 

1 box Betty Crocker Brownie Mix – $1
Used 20% off Cartwheel coupon
And used $0.50/1 Ibotta rebate
$0.30 after coupon and rebate

2 Kidfresh Frozen Fish Sticks – $3.99 each
Used 40% off Cartwheel coupon
And used 2 $1/1 printable
And used $1/2 Ibotta rebate
$0.89 each after coupons and rebate

3 Chobani Simply 100 Yogurts – $1.09 each
Used 35% off Cartwheel coupon
And used $1/3 Ibotta rebate
$0.37 each after coupon and rebate 

1 Organic Valley String Cheese – $3.59
Used 25% off Cartwheel coupon
And used $1.50/1 printable
$1.20 after coupons

Used $5 Target gift card from Transaction #1

Total after coupons, rebates and gift card: Free

Total for both transactions before coupons, rebates and gift card: $33.57

Total for both transactions after coupons, rebates and gift card: $9.66

Gretchen’s $12 Target Shopping Trip

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Target Shopping Trip

1 pkg Enjoy Life Cookies – $3.50 
Used $1.50/1 printable
And used $2/1 Ibotta rebate
Free after coupon and rebate

2 pkg Sheba Meaty Sticks Cat Treats (5 ct) – $1.59 
Used 25% Off Cartwheel coupon
And used 2 $1/1 printable
$0.19 each after coupons 

3 GE Light Bulbs (4 pk) – $5.99 each (On Sale Buy 2, Get 1 Free)
Used 2 $2/2 printable
$2.66 each after coupons (I was so excited about this price! It’s definitely the cheapest I’ve gotten light bulbs in quite some time. I miss the days when I could get them free with coupons.)

4 pkg Market Pantry Macaroni & Cheese – $0.46 
Used 5% Off Cartwheel coupon
$0.43 each after coupon

1 pkg Trident 3-Pack Chewing Gum – $2
Used $1/1 Target coupon
And used 30% Off Cartwheel coupon 
$0.70 after coupons (I’m thinking ahead to Christmas stocking stuffers for these!)

1 Kidfresh Frozen Entree – $3.99 (I thought this was priced at $2.99, but I guess I didn’t look close enough.) 
Used 40% Off Cartwheel coupon
And used $1/1 printable
$1.39 after coupons 

1 Star Wars Tattoos – Marked down to $0.10 (Another Christmas stocking stuffer!)

1 Science Project Activity Book – Marked down to $0.10 (I couldn’t pass this up at $0.10! My son will love doing this book.)

Total before coupons and rebates: $32.68

Total after coupons and rebates: $12.37

Gretchen’s $0.48 Walgreens Shopping Trip

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Walgreens Shopping Trip

I was really hoping to get some of the free Crest mouthwash but my store was sold out of it. Since I was already there, I picked up a few other items.

2 Sure Deodorant – $1 each
Used 2 $1/1 printable
Free after coupons

2 Crunchmaster Multi-grain Crackers – $1.99 each
Used 2 $1/1 printable
And used $1.50/2 Checkout rebate
$0.24 each after coupons and rebate

Total before coupons and rebate: $5.98

Total after coupons and rebate: $0.48 

Gretchen’s $41 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

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Dillons

1 Dillons Eggs (18 ct) – $0.99

1 bag Psst Sugar – $0.99

2 Mom’s Best Cereal – $1.67 each, used $1.25/2 e-coupon AND $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.04 each after coupon

7 pkgs Kroger Cheese – $0.99 each (I was SO excited about this price!), Received $0.25 Ibotta rebate

2 1/2 gallons Milk – $0.99 each

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1.25

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1 Yoplait Yogurt – $0.50, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 1/2 gallon Chocolate Milk – $0.99

1.41 lbs Bananas – $0.83

1 Carmex Lip Balm – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

2 Cucumbers – 2/$0.99

Total after coupons and rebates: $17.53

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Aldi

1 Old Fashioned Oats – $2.39

2 bags Marshmallows – $0.89 each

1 Chocolate Syrup – $1.49

2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.79 each, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $0.74 each after rebate

1 bag Spinach – $1.79

1 pkg Celery – $1.29

1 can Frozen Orange Juice – $1.19

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $1.19

1 pkg Turkey Breast – $2.49

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 pkg Summer Sausage – $3.79

1 jar Mild Salsa – $1.49

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – 41.49

1 Salt – $0.45

Total after rebate: $24.29

Total for both stores: $41.82

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Scrambled Eggs, Toast x 3

Cereal x 3

Oatmeal, Juice

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Fruit, Carrot Sticks

Cheese, Crackers, Summer Sausage, Celery

Salad Bar x 2

Turkey Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks, Fruit

Leftover x 2

Dinners

Sour Cream Chicken, Rolls, Steamed Carrots

Bean Burritos, Tossed Salad

Lasagna, Green Beans, Blueberry Muffins (from the freezer)

Poor Man’s Steak, Amish White Bread, Steamed Peas

Oven Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Spinach Salad

Pancakes, Eggs, Juice, Fruit Salad

Hawaiian Haystacks

Gretchen’s $62 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Aldi

1 bag Navel Oranges – $1.99

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 pkg Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips – $1.79

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.59 each

1 lb Butter – $2.69

1 pkg Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – $5.49

1 pkg Cheese – $1.69

1 loaf White Bread – $0.79

1 loaf Wheat Bread – $0.99

1 gallon Milk – $2.40

1 Pure Maple Syrup – $6.49

2 dozen Large Eggs – $0.89 each

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $1.19

1 pkg Red Grapes – $1.58

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.49

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.29 each, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $1.24 each after rebate

Total after rebate: $36

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Dillons

5 boxes Kellogg’s Cereal – $1.88 each, used $3/5 printable AND $0.50/1 e-coupon AND $1/2 Checkout 51 rebate AND $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate and $0.75/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.78 each after coupon and rebates

1 Sunbelt Granola Bars – $2.50, used $0.75/1 printable – $1.75 after coupon

1 Jennie-O Ground Turkey – $1.99

2 Kroger Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1 each

1 pkg Kroger Sour Cream – $1.25

1 pkg Frozen Peas – $0.88

2 Yoplait Yogurt – $0.60 each, used $0.50/2 printable – $0.35 each after coupon

1 bag Kroger Spinach – Marked down to $0.99, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.74 after rebate

1 lb Kroger Ground Beef – $2.99

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1.25

3 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each, used $1/3 catalina coupon – $0.67 each after coupon

2 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99 each

1 bag Green Peppers – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.79

1.64 lbs Bananas – $0.97, used 20% off SavingStar.com rebate – $0.78 after rebate

1 Pineapple – $0.99

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

Total after coupons and rebates: $26.98

Total for both stores: $62.98

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 2

Eggs and Muffins (from freezer) x 3

Oatmeal, Fruit

45 Minute Cinnamon Rolls, Orange Juice

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Tossed Salad, Fruit Salad

Salad Bar

Mac & Cheese, Carrot Sticks

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Sliced Veggies

Baked Potatoes, Cottage Cheese, Sliced Fruit

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Lasagna, Tossed Salad, Biscuits

Easy Country French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit Salad, Orange Juice

Homemade Pizza, Tossed Salad

Chicken Fajitas, Fruit

Grilled Tilapia, Steamed Peas, Amish White Bread

Chicken & Rice, Green Beans

Leftovers