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Gretchen’s $66 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Dillons

4 bags Kraft Shredded Cheese – $1.99 each, used 3 $0.75/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.42 each after rebates

1 Thomas English Muffins – $2.49, used $2/1 e-coupon – $0.49 after coupon

1 Chobani Yogurt – $1.25 after coupon, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 dozen Eggs – $0.59

1 giant box Cheerios – $4.49, used $2/1 e-coupon – $2.49 after coupon

2 lbs Ground Beef – $2.99 each

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.79

1 Kroger Frozen Broccoli – $1

1 bag Flour – $1.59, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $1.19 after coupon

1 bag Sugar – $1.59

10 cans Green Giant Veggies – $0.49 each, used $1/10 e-coupon – $0.39 each after coupon

3 cans Red Gold Tomatoes – $0.49 each, used $0.90/3 Ibotta rebate – $0.19 each after rebate

2 cans Mandarin Oranges – $0.85 each

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

1 Barilla Pasta – $1.39, used $1/1 e-coupon AND $1/1 SavingStar.com rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

2 lbs Bananas – $0.98

1 Kraft Parmesan Cheese – $2.49

1 pkg Kroger American Cheese – $1.59

Used $5 off e-coupon sent to me

Used $0.10 Ibotta rebate

Total after coupons and rebates: $27.82

Aldi

1 bag Kettle Chips – $1.39

1 lb Butter – $2.49

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

2 Half & Half – $1.79 each

2 jars Pasta Sauce – $1.49 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.79

1 Sour Cream – $0.99

1 bag Marshmallows – $0.89

1 pkg Moo Tubes – $1.55

2 Cucumbers – $0.89 each

1 pkg Ramen Noodles – $1.94

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.79

2 cans Pineapple Chunks – $0.95 each

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

1 Baking Powder – $0.99

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 bag Pretzels – $1.06

1 pkg Applesauce Cups – $1.49

Total: $38.43

Total for both stores: $66.25

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

English Muffins, Eggs, Toast, Cereal, Bananas

Lunches

Hard Boiled Eggs, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Tossed Salad, Cheese/Crackers/Veggies, Mac & Cheese, Yogurt/Applesauce, Lunch with in-laws (I’m bringing Five Cup Salad & Cinnamon Bread.)

Dinners

French Toast, Eggs

Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Homemade Bread

Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Green Beans

Hamburgers (using buns from the freezer), Chips, Corn

Sour Cream & Cream of Mushroom Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $74 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Dillons

2 pkg Keebler Club Crackers – $1.50 each, used $1/2 Checkout 51 rebate – $1 each after rebate

1 box Frosted Flakes – $1.50

1 bag Simple Truth Potatoes – Marked down to $0.99

1 Lunchable – $1 (A super special treat for my son!)

1 pkg Chicken Drumsticks – $4.38

5 Luna Bars – Marked down to $0.25 each (Only 3 made it in the picture because 2 of them had already been eaten!)

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

1 Pineapple – $0.99

1 bag M&M’s – $2.99

Total: $16.39

Aldi

2 Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.49 each

2 Half & Half – $1.79 each

1 dozen Eggs – $1.58

1 Vegetable Oil – $1.85

3 Cream of Mushroom/Chicken Soup – $0.49 each

1 Salt – $0.49

1 5 lb pkg Potatoes – $2.39

1 bag Frozen Veggies – $0.99

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $1.19

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.79

2 pkg Strawberrieis – $2.19 each

1 pkg Green Peppers – $1.99

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.79

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.89

1 pkg Green Grapes – $1.94

1 pkg Blackberries – $1.19

1 Sour Cream – $0.99

1 lb Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $3.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.89 each

3 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.88

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.39

1 pkg Summer Sausage – $3.79

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.99

2 lbs Butter – $2.55 each

1 pkg Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $3.39

Total: $57.75

Total for both stores: $74.14

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toasted English Muffins

Lunches

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

Dinners

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Peas, Pumpkin Bread (leftover from last week)

Snacky Dinner (Summer Sausage, Cheese, Crackers, Veggies, Brownies)

Poor Man’s Steak, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit

Chicken Enchiladas, Rice, Tossed Salad

Meat Potato Quiche, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Fruit Salad

Gretchen’s $69 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Aldi

After a week of wedding festivities here in town, our refrigerator and cabinets were pretty bare! So I stocked up on lots of stuff this week!

1 pkg Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.49

1 pkg Raspberries – $1.49

1 pkg Celery – $1.19

1 bag Apples – $1.79

2 pints Grape Tomatoes – $0.99 each

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 gallon Milk – $1.88

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $2.24

2 bags Frozen Broccoli – $1.19 each

2 bags Frozen Peas – $0.79 each

1 pkg Cheese – $1.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.89 each

1 bag Frozen Corn – $0.79

1 lb Butter – $2.55

1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – $0.49

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.49

1 Frosted Flakes Cereal – $1.39

1 box Organic Mac & Cheese – $1.15

1 bag Kettle Chips – $1.39

1 can Pumpkin – $0.79

1 lb Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $3.99

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $1.49

2 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99 each

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 pkg Applesauce Cups – $1.49

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

Earned 25 Fetch Reward Points (like $0.25)

Total: $49.31

Dillons

I have been looking for markdowns at Dillons in the early morning after school drop off and haven’t been finding much, but yesterday I ran into Dillons in the afternoon and hit the jackpot on markdowns!! I was SO excited – especially with all the baby food finds as my 6 month old has just started eating solids! I think my Dillons must mark things down later in the day so I am going to start popping in there in the afternoons from now on.

2 Chobani Flip Yogurts – Marked down to $0.59 each

1 Frosted Cheerios Cereal – Marked down to $1.39, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.14 after rebate

2 boxes Simple Truth Fruit/Veggie Pouches – $2.79 each, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate

2.20 lbs Bananas – $1.08

1 bag Jet Puffed Marshmallows – $1.25, used $1/1 e-coupon – $0.25 after coupon

1 Psst Crackers – Marked down to $0.49

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

2 boxes Kroger Tube Yogurt – Marked down to $0.89 each

2 boxes Zone Perfect Kidz Bars – $2.99 each, used $2.50/2 printable AND $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.61 each after coupon (I don’t normally like to pay over $1.50 for a box of granola bars but these are my son’s favorite and it’s a special treat whenever I buy them for him. They are usually super expensive so I couldn’t pass up this deal!)

6 Kroger Yogurts – Marked down to $0.19 each

1 Comforts Strawberry Baby Puffs – Marked down to $0.59

3 Simple Truth Organic Baby Puffs – Marked down to $0.99 each

Used $0.10 Ibotta rebate for receipt

Earned 182 Fetch Reward Point (like $1.82)

Total after coupons and rebates: $20.36

Not pictured: My Mom also brought a bunch of leftover wedding food to my house yesterday including milk, oranges, cucumbers, crackers, chips, cheese, salsa, ice cream and eggs!

Total for both stores: $69.77

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs, Cereal, Yogurt, Pumpkin Muffins

Lunches

Turkey Sandwiches, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey/Cheese/Crackers, Cheese Quesadillas, Mac & Cheese, Fruit/Veggies, Chips, Hard Boiled Eggs, Tossed Salad

Dinners

Spaghetti, Steamed Broccoli, Toast

Southwest Rollups (from the freezer), Chips & Dip, Steamed Peas, Orange Slices

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Pancakes, Eggs, Homemade Applesauce

Taco Bar, Steamed Corn

Grilled Chicken, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $63 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

I have put off going grocery shopping for almost a week now and was starting to have to get super creative in what we were eating. I finally made it to the store though and stocked up on lots of staples!

2 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $1.19 each

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 pkg Frozen Chicken – $5.99

1 pkg Frozen Peas – $0.95

2 jars Spaghetti Sauce – $1.49 each

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.95

1 pkg Granola Bars – $1.59 (I bought this before seeing the sale at Dillons…oh well!)

1 gallon Milk – $1.78

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $0.99

2 Half & Half – $1.79 each

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.99

Total: $27.71

Dillons

1 Nabisco Ritz Crackers – $1.49

2 Cascadian Farms Cereal – $1.99 each, used $1/2 e-coupon and $1/2 SavingStar.com rebate – $0.99 each after coupon and rebate

1 Private Selection Ice Cream – $1.99

2 Sargento Shredded Cheese – $1.99 each

1 Trolli Candy – $0.50

4 Black Forest Gummy Bears – $0.50

1 Kroger Turkey Breast Tub – $2.49

1 pkg Danimal Smoothies – $1.49

3 Quaker Granola Bars – $0.99 each

1 bag Kroger Corn Chips – $1.25

1 pkg BumbleBee Tuna – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

2 cans Bush’s Chili Beans – $1 each, used $1/2 e-coupon – $0.50 each after coupon

1 can Simple Truth Beans – $1

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.99

1 pkg Cream Cheese – $1.19

1 pkg Kroger Cheese – $2.19

1 can Kroger Diced Tomatoes – $0.49

1 pkg Butter – $2.99

2 Kraft Salad Dressings – $0.99 each

2 Cucumbers – $0.89 each (Aldi was out of cucumbers so I had to get them at Dillons.)

Redeemed $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate AND earned 234 Fetch Reward Point (like $2.34)

Total after coupons and rebates: $35.45

Total for both stores: $63.16

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toasted English Muffins, Eggs, Banana Muffins (Using bananas from the freezer)

Lunches

Turkey Sandwiches, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey/Cheese/Crackers, Fruits/Veggies, Leftovers, Hard Boiled Eggs

Dinners

Chili, Biscuits, Sliced Apples

French Toast (using old bread from the freezer), Eggs

Spaghetti, Homemade Bread, Steamed Peas

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Steamed Broccoli, Banana Muffins

Hawaiian Haystacks

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, Corn Chips, Carrot Sticks

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

Dillons

1 Half & Half – $3.89

3 Kraft Shredded Cheese – $1.99 each, used 3 $0.75/1 Ibotta rebates – $1.24 each after rebate

1 Yoplait Go-Gurts – $2.99, used $1/1 e-coupon AND $1/1 SavingStar rebate – $0.99 after coupon and rebate

2 pkg Frozen Veggies – $1 each, used $0.50/2 e-coupon – $0.75 each after coupon

3 pkg Bear Naked Granola – $1.99 each (I had 3 $0.75/1 Ibotta rebates for this and doubled checked while at the store to make sure they were still available, but when I got home they had disappeared. Ugh! Does anyone else have this happen? It’s so frustrating!)

3 Knorr Pasta – $1 each, used $0.75/3 e-coupon – $0.75 each after coupon

1 Simple Truth Mac & Cheese – $1.50, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $1.10 after coupon

1 Cantaloupe – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Cucumbers – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99

1 Lettuce – $1.29

1 Epic Bar – $1.50, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Hormel Compleats Meal – $2, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

3.04 lbs Bananas – $1.49

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $24.92

Aldi

1 bag Apples – $1.79

2 pkg Frozen Broccli – $1.19 each

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.39

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 Applesauce – $1.89

1 box Cereal – $1.39

1 can Black Beans – $0.61

1 can Diced Tomatoes – $0.69

1 can Kidney Beans – $0.59

1 bag Mandarins – $2.69

1 bag Flour – $1.39

1 Spaghetti Squash – $1.96

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $1.49

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.49

1 lb Butter – $2.55

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $1.49

1 gallon Milk – $1.79

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 dozen Eggs – $0.58

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.99

Total: $37.63

Total for both stores: $62.55

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, English Muffins, Fruit, Pumpkin Muffins, Yogurt

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Tossed Salad, Cheese/Crackers, Fruit/Veggies, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Mac & Cheese, Leftovers

Dinners

Southwest Rollups, Tortilla Chips, Cantaloupe

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Grilled Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli

3-Bean Chili Chowder, Tortilla Chips, Veggies

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Dinner with friends (We are bringing dessert!)

Out to eat

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