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Gretchen’s $64 Weekly Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1.25

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

3 pkg Kroger Shredded Cheese – $1.88 each, used $0.85/3 e-coupon – $1.59 each after coupon

4.16 lbs Bananas – $2.04

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

1 bag Marked Down Produce – $0.99

1 Pineapple – $0.99

Total after coupons: $12.08

Aldi

2 pkg Fruit Squeezies – $1.49 each

1 Half & Half – $1.79

1 bag Navel Oranges – $1.99

1 can Baked Beans – $1.39

1 Ranch Dressing – $1.29

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.89

1 bag Frozen Chicken Tenderloins – $5.79

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $1.39

1 gallon Milk – $1.79

2 pkg Frozen Veggies – $0.79 each

1 pkg Ground Beef – $6.33

3 pkg Strawberries – $0.99 each

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 pkg Old Fashioned Oats – $2.39

1 lb Oven Roasted Turkey Meat – $3.99

1 lb Frozen Ground Beef – $3.39

4 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $0.99

1 lb Butter – $2.56

1 Honey – $2.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.59 each

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.79

Total: $52.91

Total for both stores: $64.99

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toasted English Muffins, Fruit, Eggs

Lunches

Cheese/Crackers, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Tossed Salads, Turkey Sandwiches, Fruit/Veggies, Leftovers

Dinners

Mac & Cheese, Fruit

Date night (My in-laws are watching the kids and they will feed them!)

Grilled Minute Steaks (from my mom), Homemade Rolls, Steamed Peas

Lasagna Casserole, Tossed Salad, Banana Bread

Barbecue Meatballs, Twice Baked Potatoes, Green Beans (I’m bringing dinner for all the adults in our Lifegroup.)

French Toast, Eggs, Oranges

Italian Chicken, Pumpkin Pecan Muffins, Steamed Corn

Gretchen’s $52 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Dillons Trip #1

1 Hidden Valley Ranch Dip – $0.59

1 pkg Kroger Shredded Cheese – $3.29, used $0.70/1 e-coupon – $2.59 after coupon

1 Lucky Jack Cold Brew Coffee – $3.99, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

2 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29 each

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

1 Mom’s Best Cereal – $1.67

1 Simple Truth Applesauce Pouches – $6.99, used $1.50/1 e-coupon – $5.49 after coupon

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.79

1 pkg Kroger Flour – $1.39

2 boxes Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each, used $0.50/2 e-coupon – $0.75 each after coupon

3.3 lbs Bananas – $1.62

Total after coupons: $19.97

Dillons Trip #2

I ran into a different Dillons on the way home from school drop off to see what markdowns they had and was excited to find some great deals!

1 Cantaloupe – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Cucumbers – Marked down to $0.99

3 Chobani Flip Yogurts – Marked down to $0.49 each

2 Kroger Yogurts – Marked down to $0.19 each

4 Kroger Greek Yogurts – Marked down to $0.39 each

3 pkg Happy Tot Yogurt Pouches – Marked down to $1 each

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta cash back for any receipt

Total after cash back: $8.14

Aldi

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 bag Sugar – $1.27

1 pkg Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.49

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 pkg Red Grapes – $2.01

1 pkg Spinach – $1.19

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.79

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.39

1 gallon Milk – $1.79

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

3 pkg Strawberries – $0.99 each

1 pkg Blueberries – $1.59

1 Taco Seasoning Mix – $0.29

Total: $24.41

Total for all stores: $52.52

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Yogurt, Toast, English Muffins, Fruit

Lunches

Tossed Salads, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Cheese & Crackers, Hard Boiled Eggs, Fruit/Veggies, Mac & Cheese, Leftovers

Dinners

Spaghetti, Sauteed Apples (Apples are leftover from last week), Toasted Hot Dog Buns (from my freezer – I’m trying to be creative in using up stuff this week!)

Shredded Ranch Chicken Soft Tacos, Fruit Salad

Venison Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Homemade Bread

Pancakes, Eggs, Cantaloupe

Pizza (We are hosting game night and everyone is pitching in to buy pizza!)

Mac & Cheese, Spinach Salad

Out to eat (My husband is working long hours this week so I’m declaring one night my night off from cooking. 😉 )

Gretchen’s $60 Weekly Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

I took a break from posting my shopping trips over the summer due to a new baby, selling our house and moving to a new house. But I’m finally back into the swing of things and am excited to be back to deal shopping again and planning our weekly menus!

Aldi

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.79

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.29

1 box Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.49

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.99

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey Meat – $2.39

1 Half & Half – $1.99

1 Sour Cream – $1.49

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 lb Butter – $2.55

1 pkg Grapes – $2.42

1 gallon Milk – $1.79

1 pkg Tilapia Fillets  – $3.39

Total: $32.11

Dillons

1 box Capri Sun Juice – $1.29

2 Simple Truth Lunch Kits – $2 each, used 2 $0.60/1 e-coupons – $1.40 each after coupons

1 Mentos Gum – $1, used free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

5 pkg Simple Truth Nuts – $1 each, used $1/1 e-coupon (This was supposed to come off five times making these all free, but it only came off once.) 🙁 – $0.80 each after coupon

1 Quaker Rice Cakes – $0.67

1 pkg Kroger Frozen Corn – $1, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

5 pkg Simple Truth Frozen Veggies – $1.29 each, used 5 $0.50/1 e-coupons – $0.79 each after coupon

1 Blue Bunny Ice Cream – $3.99, used $1/1 e-coupon – $2.99 after coupon

1 Edy’s Ice Cream – $1.99, used $0.75/1 e-coupon – $1.24 after coupon

2 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29 each

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.79

1 pkg Sunbelt Granola Bars –  $2.69

1 Kraft Ranch Dressing – $0.99

2.29 lbs Bananas – $1.12

1 bag Potatoes – $2.79, used $1/1 e-coupon – $1.79 after coupon

Total after coupons: $27.90

Total for both stores: $60.01

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, English Muffins, Bananas, Eggs

Lunches

Tossed Salads, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Hard Boiled Eggs, Cheese/Crackers/Nuts, Fruit/Veggies, Leftovers

Dinners

Grilled Chickn & Tilapia, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Cheese Pizza, Tossed Salad

BBQ Meatballs (using venison), Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Corn, Ice Cream

Dinner with Lifegroup (It’s my week off from bringing food – yay!)

Taco Bar

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Smoothies (using frozen fruit I bought several weeks ago)

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $48 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

1 pkg Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $3.29

1 pkg Cream Cheese – $1.29

1 box Chocolate Pudding – $0.49

1 pkg Green Peppers – $1.39

1 pkg Frozen Tilapia Fillets – $3.39

1 pkg Green Grapes – $1.49

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 pkg Corn Chips – $1.29

1 pkg Mini Cucumbers – $1.79

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.29

1 pkg Lettuce – $1.29

1 pkg Sweet Corn – $1.49

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 box Trail Mix – $3.79

1 lb Butter – $2.45

1 box Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.49

1 box Cereal Bars – $1.79

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $1.39

2 Half & Half – $1.99 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.88

2 dozen Eggs – $1.18 each

1 Grape Jelly – $1.39

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.99

1 pkg Chicken Breasts – $5.99

Total: $48.77

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal Bars, English Muffins, Cereal, Eggs, Fruit

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks x 2

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies

Cheese Quesadillas, Sliced Cucumbers, Grapes

Leftovers

Lunch at my mom’s house

Out to eat with my husband’s family

Dinners

Pizza & Breadsticks

Dinner with Lifegroup (We do a rotation of different families bringing dinner and this is my week off!)

Grilled Chicken & Tilapia, Corn on the Cob, Homemade French Fries

Chili, Corn Chips, Sliced Veggies

Chicken Taquitos, Tossed Salad, Chocolate Pudding

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Green Beans

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $51 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

I’m back!! After giving birth to my third baby the end of April, I took several weeks off from grocery shopping and mainly let my husband do the shopping. It felt SO great to finally get back into the swing of things this week and I even scored some great coupon deals!

Aldi

1 gallon Milk – $1.88

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 dozen Eggs – $1.18

1 lb Butter – $2.56

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.95

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.99

1 bag Roma Tomatoes – $1.29

1 pkg Chewy Granola Bars – $1.49

1 pkg Breakfast Bars – $1.79

1 Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.19

1 Half & Half – $1.99

1 Cantaloupe – $1.19

1 pkg Spinach – $1.19

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.19 each

1 pkg Green Peppers – $1.39

2 bags Frozen Vegetables – $0.79 each

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

Total: $31.99

Dillons

1 Core Water – $1.25, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Knorr Side Meal – $2.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 dozen Eggs – $1.19 (I realized I needed 2 dozen eggs this week and and only picked up one dozen at Aldi.)

2 Reeses Puff’s Cereal – $1.49 each, used 2 $0.50/1 printable AND $1/2 SavingStar.com rebate – $0.49 each after coupons and rebate

1 Honey Nut Cheerios – $1.49, used $0.50/1 printable – $0.99 after coupon

2 Ken’s Salad Dressing – $1.49 each, used 2 $0.75/1 printable – $0.74 each after coupons

2 Cascadian Farms Cereal – $1.99 each, used 2 $1/1 printable – $0.99 each after coupons

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $0.99

1 Kroger Deli Cheese – $0.88

1 pkg Goldfish Crackers – $0.99

2.81 lbs Bananas – $1.26

2.31 lbs Bananas – Marked down to $0.81

2.23 lbs Grapes – $6.67 (Ouch!! These were marked as $0.99/lb but did NOT ring up as that and I didn’t notice until I got home. This was a reminder to me to keep a close eye on the computer as my items are scanned.)

1 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1

1 Kroger Spaghetti Sauce – $0.99, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.74 after rebate

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebate: $19.71

Total for both stores: $51.70

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toasted English Muffins, Eggs, Oatmeal, Fruit

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrots, Grapes x 2

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Mac & Cheese, Green Peppers, Yogurt (We have a bunch in our refrigerator that my husband bought last week.)

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Spaghetti, Steamed Peas, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Salad Bar, Banana Muffins (I’ll make a huge batch!)

BBQ Meatballs (using venison), Banana Muffins, Steamed Broccoli

Hawaiian Haystacks

Pancakes, Eggs, Cantaloupe

Sour Cream/Cream of Mushroom Chicken, Homemade Bread, Spinach Salad

Burritos (from the freezer), Rice, Leftover Tortilla Chips

Gretchen’s $58 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

1 gallon Milk – $1.88

2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup – $0.49 each

1 package Strawberries – $2.29 (These got put in the wrong picture!)

2 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

3 cans Beans – $0.69 each

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.29

1 can chopped Chicken – $1.69

2 Avocados – $0.69 each

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 box Cereal Bars – $1.79

1 Cantaloupe – $1.79

1 bag Dried Cranberries – $1.29

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.99

2 Pineapples – $1.29 each

1 Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.19

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $2.29

1 bag Corn Chips – $1.29

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.79

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

2 pkg Blackberries – $0.99 each

Total: $38.78

Dillons

2 Oreo Chocolate Bars – $0.79 each, used 2 Free mailer coupons – Free after coupons

1 Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs – $1.49

2.39 lbs Red Grapes – $3.06

1 Psst Buns – $0.85

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.39

1 box Nabisco Crackers – $1.39

1 Sunbelt Granola Bars – $1.49

1 pkg Kroger Cheese (16 oz) – $3.49, used $0.70/1 e-coupon – $2.79 after coupon

1 bag Kroger Pecan Pieces – $1.99

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $1

1 Kroger Ranch Dressing – $1.29

1 pkg Frozen Strawberries – $1.99

1.45 lbs Bananas – $0.71

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta offer for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebate: $20.18

Total for both stores: $58.96

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

English Muffins, Fruit Smoothies x 2

Toast & Eggs x 2

Cereal x 2

Out to eat

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Sliced Cucumbers, Chips

Hot Dogs, Spinach Salad

Mac & Cheese, Blackberries, Carrot Sticks

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Spinach Salad

Chicken Cranberry Pecan Salad Wraps

Leftovers

Dinners

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Sliced Pineapple

Chicken Avocado Burritos, Rice, Sliced Pineapple

Dinner with Lifegroup (I’m bringing dinner for everyone: Chicken Noodle Casserole, Rolls and Fruit Salad)

Chili, Corn Chips, Sliced Strawberries

Blueberry Pancakes, Fruit Salad, Eggs

Meal from freezer

Out to eat (Using a gift card)