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Gretchen’s $63 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 4

Dillons

1 Kroger Frozen Green Beans – $1

1 Breyers Ice Cream – $3.49, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $2.99 after coupon

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1.29, used $0.30/1 e-coupon – $0.99 after coupon

1 Luvo Frozen Mango Chicken – $4.99, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Arla Cream Cheese – $2.99, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 V8 Fusion Juice – $1.50, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

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

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

1 can Tuna – $0.75, used $0.25/1 e-coupon – $0.50 after coupon

1 pkg Kroger Yeast – $0.99

1 Knorr Selects Rice – $1.99 (I had a free e-coupon for this but it didn’t come off.) 🙁

1 Kroger Tortilla Chips – $1.25

1 Kroger Unbleached Flour – $1.29

1 Simple Truth Breakfast Bars – $1.50

2 pkg Steak – (Buy One, Get One Free) $7.34 for both

Total after coupons: $19.84

Aldi

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.99

1 Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.19

1 lb Butter – $2.49

1 pkg Moo Yogurt Tubes – $1.55

2 dozen Eggs – $1.47 each

1 loaf Bread – $0.79

1 pint Blueberries – $1.79

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $0.99

1 Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.19

1 bag Sugar – $1.39

1 bag Mandarins – $2.49

1 can Northern Beans – $0.69

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 Cantaloupe – $1.29

1 pkg Cheese – $1.79

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 Pineapple – $1.19

1 bag Red Grapes – $2.64

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.49 each

1 bag Chewy Granola Bars – $1.49

3.72 lbs Bananas – $1.63

1 bag Dried Apricots – $2.79

1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – $0.59

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 pkg Crackers – $1.49

1 gallon Milk – $1.88

Total: $43.71

Total for both stores: $63.55

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Eggs & Biscuits x 3

Cinnamon Rolls, Juice

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Strawberries, Mandarins x 2

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Grapes

Crackers, Cheese, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Steamed Broccoli (from freezer), Cantaloupe

Soft Tacos (ground venison, spinach, cheese, sour cream), Rice

Spaghetti (using ground venison), Biscuits, Steamed Cauliflower (from freezer)

Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Heart-Shaped Dinner Rolls, Cupcakes & Ice Cream (Valentine’s Dinner)

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, Chips, Fruit Salad

Hawaiian Haystacks

Grilled Chicken, Fruit Salad, Homemade Bread

Gretchen’s $76 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 4

Aldi

(I had to take two pictures since not everything would fit in just one picture!)

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.83

3 Avocados – $0.39 each

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $0.79

1 box Granola Bars – $1.49

1 tub Oven Roasted Turkey – $2.39

2 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

1 Cucumber – $0.49

1 pkg Powdered Sugar – $1.29

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 pkg Spinach – $1.49

1 gallon Milk – $2.08

2 pkg Shredded Cheese – $2.99 each

1 pkg Chunk Cheese – $1.69

1 dozen Eggs – $1.69

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.49

1 pkg Tortilla Chips – $0.99

1 bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.19

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – $0.59

1 pkg Brown Sugar – $1.29

1 Half & Half – $1.99

2 pkg Strawberries – $2.29 each

1 pkg Blueberries – $1.79

1 bag Navel Oranges – $3.69

1.81 lbs Bananas – $0.80

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $2.09

1 Orange Juice – $1.19

1 bag Dried Apricots – $2.79

Total: $50.39

Dillons

1 Simple Truth Cream Cheese – $2.99, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce – $0.99

2.10 lbs Bananas – $1.03

1 Betty Crocker Cake Mix – $1.99, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Betty Crocker Frosting – $2.19, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

4 cans Del Monte Diced Tomatoes – $0.49 each, used $1/4 e-coupon – $0.24 each after coupon

1 Kind Bar – $1.50, used Free printable (no longer available) – Free after coupon

2 bags Kroger Frozen Chicken Breasts – $6.99 each, used 2 $1.25/1 e-coupon – $5.74 each after coupon

2 bags Kroger Frozen Veggies – $1 each, used $0.40/2 e-coupon – $0.80 each after coupon

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.29, used $0.40/1 mailer coupon – $0.89 after coupon

1 Larabar – $1, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 bag M&M’s – $3.89, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Simple Truth Breakfast Bars – $1.50

1 Simple Truth Ketchup – $1.69, used $0.30/1 e-coupon – $1.39 after coupon

1 So Delicious Almond Milk – $2.99, used $1/1 e-coupon AND $1/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.99 after coupon and rebate

1 Stoneyfield Smoothies – $3.49, used $1/1 e-coupon AND $1/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.49 after coupon

1 Yoplait Yogurt – $1, used $0.25/1 e-coupon – $0.75 after coupon

Clicklist Fee: $4.95

Total after coupons and rebate: $26.46

Total for both stores: $76.85

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast & Fruit Smoothies x 3

Cereal x 3

Brown Sugar Biscuit Twists, Orange Juice

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Ricecake Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks, Oranges x 2

Cheese Quesadillas, Sliced Veggies

Turkey, Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Snacky Dinner (Chips & Dip, Cranberry Meatballs, Veggies, Mexican Tortilla Roll-ups)

Pancakes & Eggs

Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, Spinach Salad

Lasagna, 30 Minute Rolls, Green Beans

Meat Potato Quiche (using leftover sausage from last week), Fruit Salad

Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo, Steamed Peas, Banana Muffins

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Steamed Cauliflower

Gretchen’s $42 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 4

Dillons

1 can Bush’s Beans – $1, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Simple Truth Fruit & Grain Granola Bars – $1.49

2 pkg Betty Crocker Fruit by the Roll – $0.99 each, used $1/2 printable – $0.49 each after coupon

5 pkg Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each, used $1/5 e-coupon – $0.80 each after coupon

1.84 lbs Bananas – $0.90

1 gallon Milk – $1.89

1 can Hunt’s Tomatoes – $1, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

2 pkg Baking Soda – $0.57 each

2 cans Kroger Beans – $0.59 each

1 can Kroger Green Beans – $0.59

2 pkg Kroger Shredded Cheese – $2.49 each, used $0.85/2 e-coupon – $2.06 each after coupon

1 pkg Kroger Rice – $0.89

1 pkg Kroger Tortillas – $1.79

1 pkg Kroger Flour – $1.29, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $0.89 after coupon

1 lb Laura’s Lean Ground Beef – $6.99, used 50% off e-coupon – $3.50 after coupon

1 pkg Chili Seasoning – $1, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Pineapple – $0.99

2 Post Great Grains Cereal – $1.29, used $1/2 printable – $0.79 each after coupon

2 cans Red Gold Tomatoes – $0.49 each

1 loaf Bread – $2.49

1 Simple Truth Sour Cream – $1.99, used $1/1 e-coupon AND $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.74 after coupon and rebate

1 Tennesse Pride Sausage – $2.99

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Used $10 off order catalina I received for buying diapers last week

Total after coupons and rebates: $22.88

Aldi

1 dozen Eggs – $1.58

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.83

1 canister Raisins – $2.79

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.49 each

1 pkg Corn Chips – $0.99

1 Baking Powder – $0.99

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.29

2 Avocados – $0.49 each

2 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 bag Potato Chips – $1.49

1 lb Butter – $2.49

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 Lettuce – $0.99

Total: $20.06

Total for both stores: $42.94

Menu Plan for This Week

We all ended up getting sick for several days last week and were living on saltines and ginger ale. So we still have produce, chicken, and frozen veggies leftover from last week’s shopping trip that needs to be used up this week.

Breakfasts

Biscuits & Gravy, Fruit x 2

French Toast, Fruit

Cereal x 2

Toast, Eggs x 2

Lunches

Mac & Cheese, Carrot Sticks x 2

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Veggies x 2

Turkey, Cheese, Crackers, Fruit x 2

Leftovers

Dinners

Hamburgers, Chips, Green Beans

Sour Cream Enchiladas (using ground venison), Corn Chips, Steamed Broccoli

Hawaiian Haystacks, Sliced Avocados

Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Spinach Salad

Chili, Corn Chips, Fruit Salad

Venison Roast, Carrots, Potatoes

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Steamed Peas, Pineapple

Gretchen’s $51 Grocery Shopping Trip & Menu Plan

Dillons

1 Kroger Ice Cream – $2.50

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1.89, used $0.40/1 mailer coupon – $1.49 after coupon

2 Simple Truth Coffee K-Cups – $4.99 each, used $2/2 e-coupon – $3.99 each after coupon

2.45 lbs Bananas – $1.20

1 pkg Chobani Yogurt – $1.49, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

4 Kroger Frozen Veggies – $0.88 each, used $0.40/2 mailer coupon – $0.78 each after coupon

1 loaf bread – $1.99

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.79, used Free mailer coupon – Free after coupon

Total after coupons: $18.28

Aldi

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 bag Potatoes – $2.29

1 pkg Lasagna Noodles – $1.25

2 dozen Eggs – $1.59 each

1 gallon Milk – $2.08

2 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

1 pkg Grapes – $3.15

1 bag Spinach – $1.29

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 loaf Bread – $0.83

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.29

1 Pineapple – $1.19

1 Jelly – $1.59

1 Frozen Orange Juice – $1.19

2 lbs Butter – $2.46 each

2 pints Blueberries – $0.49 each

Total: $33.08

Total for all groceries: $51.36

Menu Plan for This Week

We still have some veggies and fruit leftover from last week that I’ll be using up this week.

Breakfasts

Toast & Eggs x 4

Cereal x 2

Cinnamon Rolls, Fruit, Juice

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Sliced Veggies x 2

Mac & Cheese, Apple Slices, Grapes

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies

Baked Potato Bar

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Friends for dinner (We’re having a BYO Meat Grill-out and Game Night) – I’ll thaw out a few chicken breasts for us and will be making a fruit salad as well.

Lasagna, Steamed Peas, Spinach Salad

Venison Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Homemade Bread

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Spinach Salad, Fruit Salad

Waffles, Eggs, Bacon (leftover from last week)

Out to eat (Papa Johns Pizza using coupon codes!) 🙂

BBQ Meatballs (using ground venison), Biscuits, Green Beans

Gretchen’s $57 Grocery Shopping Trip & Menu Plan

Aldi

1 gallon Milk – $2.08

1 dozen Eggs – $1.59

2 pkg Blackberries – $0.89 each

2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup – $0.49 each

1 pkg Yeast – $0.89

1 bag (3 lbs) Grapefruit – $1.99

1 pkg Green Peppers – $0.99

1 bag Spinach – $1.29

1 bag (3 lbs) Apples – $3.19

2.09 lbs Bananas – $0.92

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 pkg Crackers – $1.49

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 can Tuna – $0.70

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $0.99

3 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $1.19

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 lb Butter – $2.55

1 Sour Cream – $1.19

Total: $33.15

Dillons

I did a Clicklist order this week so I could use my free coupons before they expired. 🙂 

2 pkg Blueberries – $2 each

1 Larabar Bites – $2.99, used $1/1 e-coupon AND $1/1 SavingStar.com rebate – $0.99 after coupon and rebate

1 Arla Cream Cheese – $2.99 (I had a free e-coupon for this but it didn’t come off. I didn’t realize it until I was already home.) 🙁

1 Chobani Yogurt – $3.99, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 gallon Milk – $1.89 (This was cheaper than Aldi, so I went ahead and bought another gallon.)

1 dozen Eggs – $1.69

1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bites – $3.29, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Hormel Bacon – $5.49, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Kool Aid Jammers – $1.79, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Kroger Mayonnaise – $1.69, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.44 after rebate

1 Kroger Spaghetti Sauce – $0.99

1 Kroger Instant Oatmeal – $1.49

1 Mott Fruit Snacks – $2.19, used Free e-coupon AND $0.50/1 SavingStar.com rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

1 Philly Bagel Chips & Cream Cheese Dip – $1.67 each, used Buy One Get One Free e-coupon – $0.83 each after coupon

1 loaf Sara Lee Bread – $3.29, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Simple Truth Turkey Breast – $3.49, used $1/1 e-coupon – $2.49 after coupon

1 Simple Truth Kettle Corn – $2, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Simple Truth Ketchup – $1.69, used $0.30/1 e-coupon – $1.39 after coupon

1 Tropicana Orange Juice – $2.99, used $2/1 e-coupon – $0.99 after coupon

1 Zone Kids Bars – $4.29, used Free e-coupon AND $1.50/1 Checkout 51 rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Clicklist Fee: $4.95

Total after coupons and rebates: $24.72

Total for both stores: $57.87

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs, Toast, Grapefruit x 5

Cereal

French Toast, Bacon, Orange Juice

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks, Apples x 2

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Cucumbers, Blackberries

Cheese Quesadillas, Apples, Blackberries

Turkey Sandwiches, Sliced Veggies

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Spinach Salad

Venison Stew, Blueberry Muffins

Slow Cooker Ritz Chicken, Steamed Peas, Blueberry Muffins

Venison Burgers (using buns from the freezer), Chips, Spinach Salad

Spaghetti, Homemade Bread, Steamed Broccoli

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Penne, Fruit Salad

Out to eat

Gretchen’s $49 Grocery Shopping Trip & Menu Plan

Dillons

2.49 lbs Bananas – $1.22

2 Kraft Shredded Cheese – $1.84 each

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

2 Keebler Crackers – $1.77 each, used $1/2 Checkout 51 rebate AND 2 $0.50/1 Ibotta rebates – $0.77 each after rebates

1 gallon Milk – $2.09

4.85 lbs Pork Loin Half – $4.80 (This will be enough for 2 dinners for us! I was SO excited about this special price they were running for one day only!)

1 lb Butter – $2.99

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.29

1 Kroger Spaghetti Sauce – $0.99

Total after rebates and coupon: $18.06

Aldi

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 pkg Spinach – $1.49

1 Cauliflower – $0.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $2.39

1 pkg Red Grapes – $1.63

2 dozen Eggs – $1.38 each

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.69

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.79

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 loaf Bread – $0.69

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49

1 Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.19

1 pkg Blackberries – $0.99

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

3 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

1 pkg Butter – $2.29

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.19

Total: $31.04

Total for both stores: $49.64

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Toast & Eggs x 3

Bagels from Panera (Special Sunday brunch!)

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks, Cucumbers x 2

Turkey Sandwiches, Grapes x 2

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Leftovers

Dinners

Roasted Pork Loin, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Hamburger Vegetable Soup (using venison), Cheese & Crackers

Spaghetti, Bread, Green Beans

Soft Tacos, Rice

Sour Cream Mushroom Chicken, Bread, Steamed Peas

Dinner at in-laws

Out to eat