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Gretchen’s Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons:

1 Malt O Meal Cereal – $1.99, used $0.50/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.49 after rebate

2 Mom’s Best Cereal – $1.79 each

1 pkg Goldfish Crackers – $0.99

2 pkg Kraft/Taco Bell Cheese – $1.99 each, used Buy One, Get One Free e-coupon – $0.99 each after coupon

1 Sara Lee Bread – $1.99, used $0.55/1 peelie coupon – $1.44 after coupon

5.56 lbs Bananas – $2.72

2 pkg Crunch Bars – $1 each, used 2 $1/1 printable – Free after coupons

2 pkg Zone Perfect Bars – $3.49 each, used $1.50/2 e-coupon – $2.74 each after coupon

1 bag Navel Oranges – Marked down to $0.79

1 bag Oranges – Marked down to $0.99

1 RXBar – $1.67 – used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

2 Lettuce – $1.69 each

1 loaf Kroger Bread – Marked down to $0.49

Used $0.25 Ibotta rebate for receipt

Total after coupons and receipt: $20.34

Aldi

2 Half & Half – $1.59 each

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 lb Butter – $1.99

1 bag Pretzels – $0.99

1 pkg Tortilla Chips – $1.69

2 pkg Kettle Chips – $1.39 each

1 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $1.19

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 jar Dill Pickles – $1.99

1 pkg Red Grapes – $2.55

1 dozen Eggs – $0.58

3 Avocados – $0.79 each

1 pg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 pkg Deli Cheese – $1.99

1 pkg MooTubes – $1.55

1 bag Frozen Corn – $0.79

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $1.95

1 Ranch Dressing – $1.49

1 pkg Tomatoes – $2.69

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 can Pumpkin – $0.79

Total: $45.76

Total for both stores: $66.10

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Cinnamon Rolls, Fruit Smoothies

Lunches

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

Dinners

Dinner at my parents house (Salad Bar – I’m bringing sunflower seeds and raisins.)

Company for dinner (They are bringing venison burgers and I’m providing toppings, chips, and tossed salad.)

Nacho Bar

French Toast, Eggs, Fruit

Grilled Chicken, Pumpkin Muffins, Steamed Broccoli

Spaghetti, Steamed Corn, Fruit Salad

Dinner with my in-laws

Gretchen’s $53 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

Dillons #1

1 Sunbelt Granola Bars – $1.49

1 Kroger Shredded Cheese – $1.88

2 jars Zia Italiana Spaghetti Sauce – $1 each

2 Mom’s Best Cereal – $1.79 each

2.13 lbs Bananas – $1.04

1 bag Frozen Cauliflower – $1.19

1 bag Kroger Rice – $0.89

1 pkg Blackberries – $0.99

Total: $13.06

Dillons #2

2 pkg Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $0.99 each

1 pkg Kroger Flour – $1.79

2 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.69

1 pkg Kroger Yogurt – Marked down to $1.49

1 pkg Yum Earth Organic Pops – Marked down to $1.49

Total: $10.13

Aldi

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 lb Butter – $2.50

1 pkg Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.39

1 pkg Red Grapes – $3.34

1 pkg Snack Crackers – $1.49

3 Avocados – $0.39 each

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 Half & Half – $1.59

1 pkg Frozen Strawberries – $1.95

1 pkg Thin Wheat Crackers – $0.99

3 cans Cream of Mushroom/Chicken Soup – $0.49 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $1.69

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey – $3.99

1 loaf Bread – $0.89 (not pictured)

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

Total: $29.96

Total for all grocery items: $53.15

Menu Plan for This Week:

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Toast, Oatmeal, Fruit

Lunches

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

Dinners

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Chips, Fruit Salad

French Toast, Eggs

Chicken Tetrazzini, Steamed Cauliflower

BBQ Meatballs, Baked Potatoes, Homemade Bread

Mac & Cheese, Sliced Avocados

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $62 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons #1

I actually had some time this week to check out more than one Dillons for markdowns and ended up finding things at both places. Here is what I found at the first Dillons!

1 bag Yellow Peppers – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99

2 dozen Eggs – Marked down to $0.29 each (Woohoo!)

1 pkg Go-Gurt – Marked down to $1.29

1 pint Chocolate Milk – Marked down to $0.49

5.11 lbs Bananas – $2.50

Total: $6.84

Dillons #2

1.82 lbs Bananas – $0.89 (I ended up buying more because I wanted more ripe bananas and my toddler was screaming for a banana to eat right at that moment… Haha!)

2 pkg Sargento Shredded Cheese – $1.79 each, used $1.50/2 e-coupon – $1.04 each after coupon

1 jar Yeast – $5.99

2 Frozen Freschetta Pizzas – $2.99 each with e-coupon

1 Planter’s Peanuts – Marked down to $1.79

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.69

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Oranges – Marked down to $0.99

1 Mother’s Coconut Cookies – Marked down to $1.49 (These are AMAZING!!! I’m addicted now!)

Total after coupons: $21.89

Aldi

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

2 Cantaloupe – $0.99 each

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $2.29

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $1.95

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 box Animal Crackers – $1.59

1 box Granola Bars – $1.59

1 box Fruit Snacks – $3.99

1 loaf Bread – $1.39

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.99

1 box Snack Crackers – $1.49

1 box Thin Wheat Crackers – $0.99

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 pkg Frozen Tilapia Fillets – $3.39

1 bag Potato Chips – $0.99

Total: $33.49

Total for all stores: $62.22

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Oatmeal, Fruit

Lunches

Fruit Smoothies, Tossed Salad Bar, Baked Potatoes, Cheese Quesadillas, Picnic at the park (Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Animal Crackers, Oranges, Apples), Fruit/Veggies/Crackers/Yogurt, Leftovers

Dinners

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Mac & Cheese, Fruit Smoothies

Company for dinner – Grilled Chicken/Tilapia, Steamed Veggies, Tossed Salad (They are bringing a fruit tray.)

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Grilled Hamburgers with Homemade Buns, Chips, Sliced Peppers

Baked Ziti, Homemade Rolls, Steamed Carrots

Poor Man’s Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Peas

Gretchen’s $79 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons

2 pkg Turkey/Ham Kroger Sandwich Meat – $2.50 each, used 2 $0.50/1 e-coupon – $2 each after coupon

1 bag Kroger Tortilla Chips – $1.49

2 bags Kroger Shredded Cheese (16 oz each) – $3.49 each, used 2 $1/1 e-coupon – $2.99 each after coupon

5 pkg Kroger Applesauce Cups – $1.29 each used 5 $0.40/1 e-coupon – $0.89 each after coupons

3 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.49 each, used 3 $0.50/1 e-coupon – $0.99 each after coupon

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.69

1 loaf Honey Wheat Bread – $2.49, used $1/1 e-coupon – $1.49 after coupon

1 Ground Black Pepper – $1.25

1 can Chopped Olives – $1.39

1.18 lbs Roma Tomatoes – $1.17

1 pkg String Cheese – $3.49, used $1/1 e-coupon – $2.49 after coupon

1 pkg Cookies – Marked down to $1.79

5.31 lbs Bananas – $2.60

1 pkg Mission Tortillas – $2.59

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1.99, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $1.49 after coupon

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

1 Kroger Half & Half – $1.79

Total after coupons: $38.63

Aldi

2 pkg Frozen Peas – $0.79 each

1 pkg Cheese Crackers – $1.49

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Nuggets – $3.79

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49

1 Half & Half – $1.59

2 Cucumbers – $0.59 each

1 6-pack Raisins – $1.19

1 dozen Eggs – $0.58

1 bag Mandarin Oranges – $2.39

1 canister Peanuts – $2.19

1 pkg Green Grapes – $2.64

1 MooTubes Yogurt – $1.55

1 pkg Frozen Strawberries – $1.95

1 pkg Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.39

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.49 each

1 pkg Chewy Granola Bars – $1.59

1 pkg Snack Crackers – $1.49

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 lb Butter – $2.88

Total: $40.42

Total for both stores: $79.05

Menu Plan for This Week

I’m planning to be out of town several days this week so I bought lots of snacks and easy to prepare foods so my husband doesn’t have to make food for the family/eat out for every meal. 😉

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Fruit, Smoothies

Lunches

Mac & Cheese, Chicken Nuggets, Crackers/Cheese/Applesauce, Yogurt & Banana Muffins, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Leftovers

Dinners

Soft Tacos, Chips & Salsa, Cookies (We are having friends for dinner and they are bringing rice.)

Spaghetti, Butterhorn Rolls, Steamed Peas

Grilled Steak (from the freezer), Steamed Corn, Strawberries

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Fruit Salad

Grilled Hamburgers (meat and buns from our freezer), Steamed Peas

Chicken & Gravy over Noodles, Biscuits, Tossed Salad

Waffles, Eggs, Fruit

Gretchen’s $67 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 box Cocoa Rice Cereal – $1.45

1 box Snack Crackers – $1.69

2 Half & Half – $1.79 each

2 pints Blueberries – $1.39 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.19

2 pkg Red Grapes – 2/$4.48

1 pkg Tortilla Chips – $1.69

2 cans Cream of Chicken/Mushroom Soup – $0.49 each

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 pkg Applesauce Cups – $1.49

1 dozen Eggs – $0.58

1 pkg Yeast – $0.89

1 pkg Taco Seasoning – $0.29

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 pkg Cheese Crackers – $1.49

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.99

1 loaf Bread – $1.39

10 lb bag Potatoes – $3.29

1 lb Butter – $2.88

1 pkg Shredded Cheese – $3.39

1 can Refried Beans – $0.79

3 bags Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99 each

Total: $54.91

Dillons

2 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $1 each

1 pkg Frozen Corn – $1

1 pkg Gravy Mix – $0.49

1 pkg Kroger Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $2.69

2 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.49 each

4 lbs Bananas – $1.96

1 can Enchilada Sauce – $1.89

Total: $13.01

Total for both stores: $67.92

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs, English Muffins, Cereal, Bananas

Lunches

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

Dinners

Brown Bag Burritos, Chips, Rice

Pancakes, Eggs (We still have a couple dozen in our refrigerator from the last few weeks!), Fruit

Grilled Chicken, Butterhorn Rolls, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Tossed Salad (Company for dinner – they are bringing dessert)

Dinner with friends (I’m bringing lettuce and salsa for the taco bar.)

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff (using venison), Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Crackers, Fruit

Easy Baked Ziti, Amish White Bread, Steamed Broccoli

Gretchen’s Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Dillons Trip #1

I grabbed a few items at Dillons and was planning to go to Aldi the next morning, but my husband offered to go grocery shopping for me since I have an extremely busy and stressful week and I said, “YES, please!” However, he refuses to shop at Aldi so he took my Aldi list and went to Dillons instead. 😉 So our groceries this week were a *little* bit higher than I planned, but I’ll just spend less than planned next week to even it all out. 

3.15 lbs Bananas – $1.54

1 Half & Half – $1.79

1 box CheezIt Crackers – $2.99, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $2.49 after coupon (I got this as a special treat for my son who has been BEGGING for CheezIts for a long time!)

1 Blue Bunny Ice Cream – $4.99 (For our at home date night!)

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.49

1 Cucumber – $0.59

2 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.69 each

Total after coupon: $16.27

Dillons Trip #2

2 pkg Kroger Frozen Chicken Breasts – $9.99 each

2 dozen Eggs – $0.59 each

1 pkg Ritz Crackers – $2.99

1 pkg Nabisco Premium Crackers – $2.49

1 Kroger Applesauce – $1.99

1 Kroger Half & Half – $1.79

1 lb Butter – $3.29

2 cans Cream of Chicken/Mushroom Soup – $1.25 each

2 pkg Kroger Shredded Cheese – $3.49 each

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $2.89

2 pkg Strawberries – $2.50 each

1 box Nutri-Grain Bars – $2.99

1 pkg Grape Tomatoes – $1.49

1 pkg Mission Tortillas – $2.10, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.85 after rebate

1 loaf Bread – $2.49, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $1.99 after coupon

1 pkg English Muffins – $2.79

2 Cucumbers – $0.59 each

Used $0.10/1 Ibotta rebate for receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $63.27

Total for both stores: $79.54

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, English Muffins, Scrambled Eggs, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Lunches

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

Dinners

Salad Bar with Grilled Chicken

Chicken & Gravy over Rice, Leftover fruit from last week

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Tossed Salad

Savory Crescent Chicken Pockets, Steamed Broccoli

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Smoothies

Grilled Steak (from the freezer), Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Ice Cream (At home date after the kids are in bed!)