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Gretchen’s $96 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

I went WAY over our weekly budget this week because we are having company. I plan to spend under budget the next couple of weeks so I don’t run out of grocery money before the month is out. 🙂 

1 bag Fuji Apples – $3.49

1 can Pinto Beans – $0.89

2 dozen Eggs – $0.88 each

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.79

1 Pure Vanilla – $3.49

1 bag Sliced Almonds – $2.99

2 lbs Ground Beef – $3.19 each

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup – $0.49

2 cans Black Beans – $0.59 each

2 cans Kidney Beans – $0.55 each

1 bag Marshmallows – $0.89

1 lb Butter – $2.89

2 gallons Milk – $1.99 each

1 gallon Apple Cider – $3.49

1 Sour Cream – $1.19

1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk – $1.19

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.49

1 Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.99

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.79

1 Whipped Topping – $2.99

1 pkg Green Peppers – $0.99

1 Greek Yogurt – $3.49

1 bag Corn Chips – $0.99

1 Raspberries – $1.29

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 Strawberries – $2.49

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 Baby Carrots – $0.69

1 pkg Carrots – $0.99

1 pkg Dried Cranberries – $1.29

Total: $60.33

Dillons

I used Clicklist again this week because I had multiple free e-coupons that were only valid with Clicklist.

2.24 lbs Bananas – $1.10

1 Bare Naked Granola – $3.79

2 Betty Crocker Cake Mix – $0.79 each, used $0.50/2 e-coupon – $0.54 each after coupon (Stocking up for my son’s birthday party!)

1 General Mills Cheerios – $3.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

3 Crystal Farms Shredded Cheese – $1.99 each, used 3 $0.50/1 Ibotta rebates – $1.49 each after rebates

6 cans Del Monte Diced Tomatoes – $0.49 each, used $1.25/3 e-coupon – $0.28 each after coupon (Somehow these didn’t make it into the picture.)

1 Hershey’s Snack Size Candy – $3

1 Hershey’s Bar – $1.50, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Horizon Crackers – $2.50, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Hormel Natural Choice Snack – $0.99, used $0.75/1 e-coupon – $0.24 after coupon

1 Kroger Cereal – $1.49, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $0.99 after coupon

1 bag Kroger Frozen Peas – $1, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Kroger Graham Crackers – $1.49

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

1 Mom’s Best Cereal – $1.67

1 Mountain Dew Kickstart – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 bunch Green Onions – $1

2 Philadelphia Bagel Chips & Cream Cheese Snack – $1.99 each, used $1/2 printable – $1.49 each after coupon

2 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls – $1.99 each, used $2/2 e-coupon – $0.99 each after coupon

2 cans Organic Progresso Soup – $3.29 each, used 2 Free e-coupons – Free after coupons

1 Real Good Frozen Pizza – $5.99, used Free printable (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Sargento Cheese – $3.69, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 SO Delicious Frozen Dessert – $4.49, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Stoneyfield Yogurt – $2.99 (I had an $1/1 e-coupon on my card for this, but it didn’t come off.)

1 Tostitos Chips – $2.99, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Psst Sugar – $1.89

2 Uncle Ben’s Rice – $1.79 each, used 2 Free e-coupons (no longer available) – Free after coupons

1 Idahoan Potato Soup Mix – $3.07, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

ClickList Shopping Fee: $4.95

Total after coupons and rebates: $36.19

Total for both stores: $96.52

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 2

Toast & Eggs x 4

Cinnamon Rolls & Fruit

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Veggies x 2

Veggies, Fruit, Crackers, Cheese x 2

Baked Potato Bar

Apple Party at my mom’s (I’m bringing Apple Cranberry Almond Coleslaw.)

Leftovers

Dinners

Spaghetti, Steamed Peas, French Bread

Dinner out (Using our free pizza points from Papa Johns! Woohoo!)

Enchiladas (from freezer), Rice, Chips & Salsa

Fall party at our house with our Lifegroup (I’m making 3-Bean Chili Chowder with lots of toppings, Veggie Tray, Rolls, Homemade Hot Chocolate, Apple Cider, and providing S’more fixings!)

Meatloaf, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes

Baked Chicken Drumsticks (from freezer), Steamed Broccoli, Homemade Bread

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Fruit Salad

Gretchen’s $39 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

2 dozen Eggs – $0.99 each

2 Cucumbers – $0.59 each

5 lb bag Potatoes – $2.49

2 pkg Chocolate Pudding – $0.49 each

1 bag Red Grapes – $2.92

3 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 bag Apples – $1.98

2 can Diced Tomatoes – $0.49 each

1 pkg Shredded Cheese – $2.99

1 pkg Mini Marshmallows – $0.89

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.19

1 can Black Beans – $0.59

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 Olive Oil Spray – $1.49

1 can Tomato Sauce – $0.29

1 pkg Tomatoes – $1.29

1 gallon Milk – $1.76

1 can Tuna – $0.66

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.79

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $0.99

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 Cabbage – $1.29

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

3 Avocados – $0.59 each

Total: $39.27

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Scrambled Eggs, Pumpkin Muffins x 4

Cereal x 2

Oatmeal, Fruit

Lunches

Mac & Cheese, Carrot Sticks, Sliced Cucumbers x 2

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks, Sliced Avocados x 2

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Sliced Apples

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Poor Man’s Steak, Pumpkin Bread, Steamed Peas

Rotisseri Chicken, French Bread, Sliced Grapefruit (My sister-in-law gave us food for dinner today!)

Chicken Parmesan Casserole, Tossed Salad

Grilled Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

One-Pot Cabbage Casserole, Steamed Broccoli

Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Homemade Bread

Black Bean Quesadillas, Fruit Salad

Gretchen’s $55 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Aldi

1 can Green Beans – $0.49

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.95

1 pkg Lasagna Noodles – $1.49

1 dozen Eggs – $0.89

1 gallon Milk – $1.88

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.29

1 pkg Celery – $1.29

2 Cucumbers – $0.59 each (Only one made it into the picture!)

2 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.69 each

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.79

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $0.99

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 Butternut Squash – $0.99

Total: $15.50

Dillons

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.29

1 pkg Drumsticks – $3.10

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1.25

3 bag Frozen Tyson Chicken Breasts – $4.98 each, used $1.25/1 e-coupon – $4.56 each after coupon

1 lb Kroger Ground Beef – $2.99

1 Chobani Yogurt – Marked down to $0.59

1 Kroger Rice – $0.89

3 Yoplait Mix-Ins Yogurt – $1 each, used $0.25/1 printable AND $0.25/1 SavingStar.com rebate – $0.83 each after coupon and rebate

2 Kroger Butter – $2.50 each

1 Betty Crocker Brownie Mix – $1.49

1 Edy’s Ice Cream – $2.99

4 Avocados – $0.79 each (I’ve been waiting for weeks for a sale on avocados!)

1.88 lbs Bananas – $0.92

Used $0.25 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $39.59

Total for both stores: $55.09

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs & Toast x 2

Cereal x 2

Baked Oatmeal x 2

Donuts (after church treat!)

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrots Sticks, Celery Sticks x 2

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Baked Potato Bar

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

We will be camping one night this week and since it was planned AFTER I grocery shopped, my husband will make a quick run to the store to grab hot dogs, buns and chips. 🙂

Out to eat (My brother’s family is treating us to dinner!)

Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Homemade Bread

Chicken & Rice, Steamed Broccoli

Lasagna, Rolls, Green Beans, Tossed Salad

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Peas, Brownies & Ice Cream

Chicken Parmesan Casserole, Roasted Butternut Squash, Tossed Salad

Gretchen’s $39 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons

It was a very busy week so I opted to use ClickList again to save time and make my life a little easier. 🙂 

2 Hiland Butter – $2.50 each (They were out of the Kroger brand so substituted this brand for the same price.)

1 loaf Nature’s Own Bread – $1.99

1 Noosa Yogurt – $1.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 American Beauty Noodles – $1.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Arla Cream Cheese – $2.49, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

2.26 lbs Bananas – $1.11

1 Green Pepper – $0.50

1 Buitoni Marinara Sauce – $3, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Carando Meatballs – $3.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

2 Celestial Seasonings Tea – $2 each, used 2 $1/1 printable AND 2 $1/1 Ibotta rebates – Free after coupons and rebates

1 can Tuna – $0.88

1 gallon Milk – $1.99

2 cans Kroger Pumpkin – $0.99 each, used $0.50/2 e-coupon – $0.74 each after coupon

1 bag Kroger Frozen Chicken Breasts – $7.99, used $1.50/1 e-coupon – $6.49 after coupon

1 can Kroger Beans – $0.59

1 can Kroger Tomatoes – $0.49

2 pkg Kroger Cheese (16 oz each) – $3.49 each, used 2 $0.65/1 e-coupons – $2.84 each after coupons

1 Kroger Frozen Orange Juice – $1.49

1 Kroger Applesauce – $2.19, used $0.75/1 e-coupon – $1.44 after coupon

1 bag Kroger Corn Chips – $1.25

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

1 bag Kroger Baking Chips – $1.99, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $1.59 after coupon

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.29

1 Pineapple – $0.99

1.23 lbs Roma Tomatoes – $1.22

1 Psst Crackers – $0.79

ClickList Fee – $4.95

Plus used $3 off catalina coupon from last week’s trip

Total after coupons and rebates: $39.20

Menu Plan for this Week

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

Breakfasts

Toast, Orange Juice x 3

Cereal x 3

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Veggies x 2

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Sliced Apples

Vegetable Soup, Crackers

Baked Potato Bar

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Build Your Own Haystacks

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, Corn Chips, Fruit Salad

Spaghetti and Meatballs, Biscuits, Green Beans

Bean Burritos, Rice, Tossed Salad

Pumpkin French Toast, Eggs, Orange Juice

Grilled Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli

Out to eat

Gretchen’s $38 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons

6 Yoplait Mix-Ins Yogurt – Marked down to $0.49 each, used 3 $0.25/1 printable – $0.36 each after coupons

4 Hormel Natural Choice Snacks – $1.49 each, used 4 $1/1 printable – $0.49 each after coupons

2 Horizon Good & Go! Snacks – $1.99 each, used $1/2 e-coupon AND 2 $1/1 Ibotta rebates – $0.49 each after coupon and rebates

2.3 lbs Bananas – $1.13

1 Kroger Frozen Apple Juice – $0.99

2 Goodness Knows Bars – $1 each, used 2 $0.50/1 printable – $0.50 each after coupons

9 Enjoy Life Chocolates – $1.59 each, used 3 $4/3 printable AND $3/3 Ibotta rebate – Free plus overage after coupons and rebate (Plus received a $3 catalina)

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $7.28, plus received a $3 catalina

Aldi

10 lb bag Potatoes – $2.99

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.99

1 pkg Chicken Drumsticks – Marked down to $1.68

2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49 each

1 can Black Beans – $0.59

1 can Kidney Beans – $0.55

1 can Great Northern Beans – $0.59

2 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

2 pkg Yeast – $0.89 each

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.83

1 Cucumber – $0.59

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.39

1 bag Red Grapes – $1.58

2 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $1.19 each

1 pkg Corn Chips – $0.99

1 pkg Apples – $1.98

1 lb Butter – $2.45

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.19

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.79

1 pkg Flour – $1.09

Total: $31.17

Total for both stores: $38.45

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast & Eggs x 3

Cereal x 3

Donuts for after church treat 🙂

Lunches

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

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies

Hormel Natural Choice Snack Trays, Yogurt, Carrot Sticks

Baked Potatoes, Broccoli

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Hawaiian Haystacks

Dinner from my mom (She is babysitting my kids and offered to bring us dinner, too! Yes, I’m spoiled!) 🙂

Three Bean Chili Chowder, Corn Chips, Sliced Apples

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Homemade Bread, Green Beans

Grilled Hamburgers, Oven Baked French Fries, Steamed Broccoli

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Homemade Applesauce

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Green Beans

Gretchen’s $54 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

1 Frosted Flakes – $1.49

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 loaf Bread – $0.69

1 pkg Ground Beef @ $2.99/lb – $6.67

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

2 dozen Eggs – $0.44 each, used $0.10 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.39 each after rebate

1 gallon Milk – $1.76

1 lb Butter – $2.99

1 can Pumpkin – $0.79

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey – $2.39

1 pkg Monterey Jack Cheese – $1.79

1 bag Gala Apples – $1.69

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 pkg Peanut Butter Crackers – $0.89

Total after rebate: $33.67

Dillons

2 Horizon Organic Good & Go Snack Packs – $1.99 each, used $1/2 e-coupon AND 2 $1/1 Ibotta rebates – $0.49 each after coupon and rebates

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

1 Breakstone’s Cottage Doubles – $1.25, used Free catalina coupon – Free after coupon

2 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1.25 each, used $0.50/2 e-coupon – $1 each after coupon

2.15 lbs Bananas – $1.05 (not pictured)

2 Cucumbers – $0.50 each

1 Gold Peak Chai Tea Latte – $2, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Hormel Compleats – $2.49, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 can Kroger Green Chilies – $0.69

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

1 M&M’s Ice Cream Bars – $2.79, used $1.50/1 e-coupon – $1.49 after coupon

1 Proyo Frozen Ice Cream – $4.29, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Post Great Grains Cereal – $3.79, used $1/1 e-coupon – $2.79 after coupon

3 Sargento Shredded Cheese – $1.39 each

1 Sargento Sliced Cheese – $3.50, used $1/1 e-coupon – $2.50 after coupon (I thought I had rebates for this to make it almost free but I realized after I got home that I had purchased the wrong kind of cheese.) 🙁

1 Tennessee Pride Sausage – $3

1 Psst Sugar – $1.89

Used $2 catalina from last shopping trip

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $20.91

Total for both stores: $54.58

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Toast & Eggs x 3

Cinnamon Rolls, Fruit

Lunches

Turkey Sandwiches, Sliced Veggies

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks x 2

Cheese Quesadillas, Steamed Broccoli

Turkey, Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies

Mac & Cheese, Sliced Apples

Leftovers

Dinners

The Best Belgian Waffles, Skillet Apples

Meat Potato Quiche, Biscuits, Steamed Peas

Easy Baked Burrito Casserole, Fruit Salad (using up leftover fruit from last week)

Green Chili Chicken Bake, Homemade Bread, Steamed Corn

Chicken Pot Pie, Tossed Salad

Biscuits & Gravy, Eggs, Homemade Applesauce

Out to eat