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Gretchen’s $88 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5 (Meat Stockup Week!)

Aldi

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $1.89

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

1 gallon Milk – $2.29

1 pkg MooTube – $1.55

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.75

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.75

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $0.85

1 box Chocolate Puffs Cereal – $1.39

2 cartons Yogurt – $1.79 each

1 Sour Cream – $0.85

1 box Cinnamon Crunch Cereal – $1.39

1 can Black Beans – $0.48

1 Cottage Cheese – $1.59

1 can Diced Tomatoes – $0.46

1 Pasta Sauce – $0.85

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 lb Butter – $2.66

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.50

1 can Chili Beans – $0.49

1 box Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.35

1 Grape Jelly – $1.19

1 can Kidney Beans – $0.49

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.45

1 bag Frozen Corn – $0.75

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

2.30 lbs Grapes – $2.74

2 cans Tuna – $0.65 each

1 Natural Peanut Butter – $1.19

1 bag Corn Chips – $0.69

2 Strawberries – $1.69 each

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.25

1 Seedless Cucumber – $1.29

1 bag Oyster Crackers – $0.79

2.99 lbs Bananas – $1.11

1 Hamburgers – $0.79

1 loaf Bread – $0.55

1 Cinnamon Bagels – $1.49

Total: $57.85

Target

I was so excited to find marked down meat at Target over the weekend since I still had my 20% off Circle coupon that expired that day! It’s really hard for me to find good deals on meat now that I don’t live near Kroger so Target is my new go-t0 place for markdowns. I’ve started checking the meat and produce section there every time I’m there and have found some decent deals.

4 pkg Ground Beef (2 lbs each) – $8.69 each (On Sale Buy One, Get One 20% off), used $3 off peelie coupons AND 20% off Target Circle coupon (no longer available) – $14.34 total for 8 pounds!

2 pkg Tyson Chicken Tenderloins – $2.11 & $2.36 after $3 off peelie coupons

Total: $18.81

Harris Teeter

1 pkg Instant Dry Yeast – $2.99 (I was SO excited about this price as I make a lot of bread!)

4 pkg Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each, used 2 $0.50/2 printable – $0.75 each after coupon

1 Harris Teeter Unbleached Flour – $1.99

Total after coupons: $7.98

Publix

2 pkg Kozy Shack Tapioca Pudding – $1.69 each, used 2 $0.75/1 Ibotta rebates – $0.94 each after rebates

1 Annie’s Frozen Mac & Cheese – $4.29, used Free Publix e-coupon – Free after coupon

2 Activia Dailies Yogurt Drinks – $2.65 each, used 2 $2/1 printable – $0.65 each after coupon

4 boxes Kellogg’s Cereal Bars – $1 each, used 4 $0.75/1 Ibotta rebates – $0.25 each after rebates

Total after coupons and rebates: $4.18

Total for all stores: $88.82

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Bagels, Yogurt, Eggs, Oatmeal, Fruit Smoothies

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches x 2, Mac & Cheese x 2, Hard Boiled Eggs/Crackers/Fruit/Cheese x 2, Leftovers

Dinners

Smoked Chicken, Mac & Cheese (My husband is on kid duty this night so I’m making it easy for him!)

Barbecue Meatballs, Baked Potatoes, Steamed Peas, Biscuits

Chili, Chips, Veggie Tray

Lasagna, Homemade Bread, Steamed Broccoli

Hamburgers, Sliced Strawberries, Spinach Salad

Chicken with Cream of Mushroom Soup, Rice, Steamed Corn

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

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

Aldi

2 cartons Yogurt – $1.79 each

1 gallon Milk – $2.17

1 Canola Oil – $1.35

2 pkg MooTubes Yogurt – $1.55 each

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59

2 dozen Eggs – $0.94 each

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.95

2 bags Marshmallows – $0.89 each

1 pkg Hot Dogs – $0.99

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $0.85

0.44 lbs Roma Tomatoes – $0.42

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.75

1 Italian Dressing – $0.89

1 box Cinnamon Crunch Squares – $1.39

1 Whole Chicken – $6.74 (Not pictured because it was already in the smoker!)

1 lb Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $4.29

2 cans Refried Beans – $0.69 each

1 Natural Peanut Butter – $1.19

1 pkg Pie Crusts – $1.35

1 pkg Cinnamon Raisin Bagels – $1.49

1 loaf Bread – $0.55

1 box Chewy Granola Bars – $0.95

1 box Chocolate Puffs Cereal – $1.29

1 box Cheese Crackers – $2.85

1 pkg Hot Dog Buns – $0.79

1 pkg Spaghetti Noodles – $1.09

1 box Graham Crackers – $0.85

2 bags Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.75 each

1 Ranch Dressing – $0.89

1 Applesauce Cups – $1.19

1 box Organic Spring Mix – $3.59

2 bags Flour Tortillas – $1.45 each

1 bag Caesar Salad – $2.29

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.29

3 cans Tuna – $0.65 each

1 BBQ Sauce – $0.85

1 bag Apples – $3.29

1 bag Pretzels – $0.82

3 Avocados – $0.49 each

1 Seedless Cucumber – $1.29

1 pkg Yeast – $0.89

Total: $80.66

Big Lots

I ran into Big Lots to look at curtains and found a couple of snacks in the markdown section while I was there.

1 bag Organic Corn Puffs – $0.95

1 bag BBQ Chips – $0.50

Total: $1.45

Walmart

4 boxes Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each, used 4 $0.20/1 Ibotta rebates – $0.80 each after rebates

1 can Enchilada Sauce – $2.98

1 Mountain Dew – $1.98, used $1.98/1 Ibotta rebate – Free after rebate

1 Pepsi Zero – $1.25, used $1.78/1 Ibotta rebate – Free plus $0.53 overage after rebate

1 bag Popping Corn – $1.66

2 Chobani Flip Yogurts – $1.22 each, used $1.22/2 Ibotta rebate – $0.61 each after rebate

1 box Kraft Mac & Cheese – $0.98, used $0.10 Ibotta rebate – $0.88 after rebate

Earned $2 extra from Ibotta for reaching bonus

Total after rebates: $7.41

Total for all stores: $89.51

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Bagels, Broccoli Cheese Quiche, Oatmeal, Yogurt

Lunches

Turkey Sandwiches/Chips, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches/Cheese Puffs, Mac & Cheese/Apples x 2, Hard Boiled Eggs/Cheese/Fruit, Tuna Sandwiches/Veggies, Leftovers

Dinners

Smoked Chicken, Caesar Salad, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Brown Bag Burritos, Rice, Sliced Apples

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Steamed Peas

Italian Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Sweet & Sour Meatballs with Rice, Fruit Salad (using leftover fruit from last week)

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Salad Bar with Grilled Chicken

Gretchen’s $74 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 dozen Eggs – $1.10

1 pkg Pork Chops – $2.90

1 pkg Potato Puffs – $1.49

1 pkg Ground Beef – $7.15

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $0.85

1 can Green Beans – $0.47

1 gallon Milk – $2.39, used $0.10 Ibotta rebate – $2.29 after rebate

1 bag Sugar – $1.93

1 can Corn – $0.47

1 bag Flour – $1.15

2 containers Yogurt – $1.79 each

4 boxes Organic Mac & Cheese – $1.15 each

2 cans Tuna – $0.65 each

1 lb Butter – $2.66

1 box MooTubes – $1.55

1 can Chili Beans – $0.49

1 can Kidney Beans – $0.49

1 can Corn Chips – $0.69

1 Kettle Chips – $1.29

1 bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.75

1 box Granola Bars – $0.95

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.29

1 can Black Beans – $0.48

1 can Diced Tomatoes – $0.46

1 Seedless Cucumber – $1.29

1 pkg Applesauce Cups – $1.19

1 box Saltines – $0.75

2 CORE Bars – $2.19 each, used 2 $1.99/1 Ibotta rebates – $0.20 each after rebate

1 Chunk Cheese – $1.45

1 bag Asparagus – $1.39

3.79 lbs Bananas – $1.36

1 loaf Bread – $0.55

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.79

1 pkg Brown & Serve Rolls – Marked down to $0.99

1 container Ice Cream – $1.89

Total after rebates: $66.31

Publix

3 pkg Strawberries – 3/$5

2 boxes Post Cereal – $1.99 each, used 2 $1.50/1 printable AND 2 $0.50/1 Ibotta rebates – Free after coupons and rebates

2 General Mills Cereals – $1.89 each, used $1/2 Publix e-coupon AND $0.10/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.34 each after coupon

1 Progresso Toppers Soup – $3.79, used Free Publix e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 pkg Dr. Praegers Perfect Sliders – $1.66, used $1.50/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.16 after rebate

Used $0.25 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Earned $3 from Ibotta for reaching the Weekend Warrior Challenge.

Total after coupons and rebates: $4.59

United Grocery Outlet

I ran into Grocery Outlet this week to see they had any great markdowns. Here’s what I found!

3 boxes Organic Mac & Cheese – $0.69 each

2 boxes Skippy Natural Peanut Butter Pouches – $1 each

Total: $4.07

Total for all stores: $74.97

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs (we have lots of eggs leftover from the past few weeks), Fruit, Yogurt, Oatmeal

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches/Chips, Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Mac & Cheese x 2, Hard Boiled Eggs/Cheese/Fruit, Cheese/Veggies/Crackers, Leftovers

Dinners

Baked Pork Chops, Brown & Serve Rolls, Strawberries, Steamed Corn

3-Bean Chili Chowder, Corn Chips, Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

Tossed Salad Bar with Chicken, Leftover Muffins

Hamburgers, Tater Tots, Steamed Broccoli, Strawberries

Lasagna, Homemade Bread, Asparagus

Bean Burritos, Asparagus

Grilled Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuits, Tossed Salad

Gretchen’s $86 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59

2 bags Frozen Tilapia – $3.79 each

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $3.49

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $1.89

1 gallon Milk – $2.25

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 dozen Eggs – $1.03

1 bag Flour – $1.15

1 box Saltines – $0.75

1 box Honey Crunch Cereal – $1.29

1 Chocolate Puffs Cereal – $1.29

1 Balance Squares Cereal – $1.69

1 box Cheese Crackers – $2.85

1 canister Raisins – $2.89

6 Yogurts – $0.32 each

2 cans Tuna – $0.65 each

1 lb Oven Roasted Turkey – $4.29

1 carton Organic Greek Yogurt – $5.29 (I did NOT realize this was so expensive. It was marked as $2.29 and I didn’t realize it rang up so expensive until after I got home.)

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

2 boxes Organic Mac & Cheese – $1.15 each

2.06 lbs Bananas – $1.35

1 Pasta Sauce – $0.85

1 box Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.35

1 Grape Jelly – $1.19

1 can Refried Beans – $0.69

1 Natural Peanut Butter – $1.19

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.92

1 box Organic Spring Mix – $3.59

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.29

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.75

1 Cinnamon Bagels – $1.49

1 Celery – $1.25

1 Carrots – $1.29

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

1 bag Mandarins – $2.99

1 bag Tomatoes – $2.98

1 Seedless Cucumber – $1.29

2.49 lbs Red Grapes – $3.46

3 Avocados – $0.39 each

1 loaf White Bread – $0.59

1 loaf Wheat Bread – $0.55

Total: $86.42

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Bagels, Fruit Smoothies, Eggs, Yogurt

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches x2, Turkey Sandwiches, Mac & Cheese, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit/Veggies, Hard Boiled Eggs/Veggies/Cheese, Leftovers

Dinners

Out of town

Chicken & Rice

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Steamed Peas

Grilled Tilapia, Homemade Bread, Tossed Salad

Bean Burritos, Chips & Homemade Guac

Tossed Salad Bar with Grilled Chicken, Banana Muffins

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Gretchen’s $79 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 bag Chicken Breasts – $5.59

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.39

1 lb Butter – $2.66

2 dozen Eggs – $1.03 each

1 large container Yogurt – $1.75

1 box Cinnamon Cereal – $1.39

1 gallon Milk – $2.25

1 box Chocolate Cereal – $1.29

2 pkg Chicken Breasts – $3.39 and $3.71

4 Yogurts – $0.32 each

1 pkg Hot Dogs – $0.99

1 Pineapple – $1.69

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.45

1 pkg Frozen French Fries – $1.49

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.75

1 can Corn – $0.47

1 box MooTubes – $1.55

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 Baking Powder – $0.99

1 box Lasagna Noodles – $1.59

2 boxes Mac & Cheese – $1.15 each

1 bags Shredded Cheese – $2.75 each

1 bag Kettle Chips – $1.29

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.92

1 Chunk Cheese – $1.45

1 box Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.35

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey – $2.45

0.81 lbs Roma Tomatoes – $0.77

2 Avocados – $0.59 each

1 box Graham Crackers – $0.85

1 bag Caesar Salad – $2.29

3 pkg Strawberries – $1.49 each

1 can Refried Beans – $0.69

1 Ranch Dressing – $0.89

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.29

1 bag Marshmallows – $0.89

1 pkg Hot Dog Buns – $0.79

1 loaf Bread – $0.55

2.42 lbs Bananas – $1.06

1 Cucumber – $1.29

1 bag Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.79

Total: $79.82

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Oatmeal, Yogurt, Fruit

Lunches

Turkey Sandwiches, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches x 2, Mac & Cheese, Hard Boiled Eggs/Cheese/Fruit, Cheese/Crackers/Apples & Peanut Butter, Leftovers

Dinners

Smoked Chicken Breasts, Caesar Salad, French Fries

Dinner from my sister (My sister is sending us dinner one night this week. Thanks, Crystal!)

Grilled Hamburgers/Hot Dogs, Chips, Sliced Strawberries, S’mores

Italian Chicken, Tossed Salad, Toasted leftover Hamburger/Hot Dog Buns, Steamed Broccoli

Ground Venison and Gravy over Noodles, Banana Muffins, Fruit Salad

Pancakes, Eggs

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Spinach Salad

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

Aldi

4 boxes Mac & Cheese – $0.34 each

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breast – $5.59

2 gallon Milk – $2.17

1 Pasta Sauce – $0.85

1 Grape Jelly – $1.19

2 dozen Eggs – $1.05 each

2 cans Great Northern Beans – $0.49 each

2 cans Green Beans – $0.47 each

1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – $0.39

1 can Black Beans – $0.89

1 Hot Sauce – $1.99

1 box Cocoa Rice Cereal – $1.45

1 box Instant Oatmeal – $1.49

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $3.49

1 bag Frozen Tilapia – $6.09

3.02 lbs Bananas – $1.33

1 Flour – $1.15

1 pkg Golden Rounds – $1.65

1 box Cheese Crackers – $2.85

1 box Granola Bars – $0.95

2 pkg Applesauce Cups – $1.19 each

1 lb Butter – $2.66

4 Yogurts – $0.32 each

1 bag Corn Chips – $0.69

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.45

2 pkg Chocolate Pudding – $0.46 each

1 Taco Seasoning – $0.38

1 pkg Frozen Peas – $0.75

1 pkg Frozen Corn – $0.75

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.29

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

1 pkg Green Peppers – $2.19

1 bag Caesar Salad – $2.29

1 bag Mandarins – $2.89

0.69 lbs Roma Tomatoes – $0.66

1 can Pumpkin – $1.39

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

1 bag Cinnamon Raisin Bagels – $1.49

1 Seedless Cucumber – $1.29

1 bag Shredded Cheese (16 oz) – $4.68 (I picked this up from Ingles later as I realized I’d forgotten to get cheese at Aldi.)

Total: $70.47

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Oatmeal, Bagels, Yogurt, Eggs, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Mac & Cheese x 2, Fruit/Crackers/Veggies, Hard Boiled Eggs/Sliced Cheese/Oranges, Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Meatloaf, Homemade Rolls, Green Beans, Spinach Salad, Chocolate Pudding

White Bean Chili, Corn Chips

Soft Taco Bar

Grilled Tilapia, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Peas

Smoked Chicken, Caesar Salad, Toast (trying to use up old bread from the freezer)

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Smoothies

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks