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Gretchen’s $67 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

1 lb Butter – $2.55

1 gallon Milk – $1.88

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 bag Shredded Mexican Cheese – $2.69

1 bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.99

2 bags Baby Carrots – $0.69 each

2 pkg Yeast – $0.89 each

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 bag Hershey Kisses – $2.95

1 box Saltine Crackers – $0.85

1 bottle Pure Maple Syrup – $6.79

1 bag Roma Tomatoes – $1.19

3 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

1 Grape Jelly – $1.59

Total: $36.81

Dillons

I used Clicklist again and they were out of a few items I ordered. They kindly substituted other items for the same price. I cannot talk about how much I LOVE Clicklist and my local Dillons!

3 large jars Kroger Peanut Butter – $0.99 each (They were out of the small ones that I ordered so they gave me the huge sized jars for the same price!)

1 Temptations Cat Treats – $3.29, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon (Yet another item they sized up for the same price because they were out of the small bag.)

1 Viva Paper Towels – $9.99, used Free Clicklist e-coupon – Free after coupon

4 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each, used $1/4 e-coupon – $0.75 each after coupon

2.38 lbs Bananas – $1.17

1 Cottonelle Bath Tissue – $7.49, used Free Clicklist e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Dillons (18 count) Eggs – $0.99

4 bag Hershey’s Chocolate Chips – $0.99 each

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

1 Kroger Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.49

3 lbs Ground Beef – $8.97

1 Kroger Cinnamon Rolls – $1.69, used $1.50/1 e-coupon (no longer available) – $0.19 after coupon

1 Krusteaz Cornbread Mix – $1.99, used $0.50/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $1.49 after rebate

1 Mountain Dew – $1.79, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Red Bull – $2.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Psst Sugar – $1.59

5 Corn Chex Cereal – $1.99 each, used 5 $1/1 e-coupon AND $1/2 SavingStar.com rebate – $0.79 each after coupons

They also waived the $4.95 Clicklist fee because I had ordered Honey Nut Chex but they were out of it. So I didn’t have to pay that!

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $31.12

Total for both stores: $67.93

Menu Plan for This Week

I had stopped by Dillons in the middle of last week to check out their markdowns and they had tons of fruits and veggies marked down. So have lots of apples and oranges we need to use up this week!

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Toast and Eggs x 3

Cinnamon Rolls, Fruit

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks x 2

Cheese Quesadillas, Sliced Cucumbers, Sliced Apples

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Venison Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Homemade Bread

Mac & Cheese, Fruit Salad

Chicken Enchiladas, Refried Beans, Cornbread, Steamed Carrots

Poor Man’s Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Steamed Broccoli

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Out to eat

I’m also planning on doing a Christmas cookie baking day this week.

Gretchen’s $59 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

1 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $1.19

1 Sour Cream – $0.89

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.19

2 dozen Large Eggs – $1.45 each

1 frozen Orange Juice – $1.19

2 pkg Cheese – $1.79

1 loaf Bread – $0.83

1 Cottage Cheese – $2.29

1 Ketchup – $0.89

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.99

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.49

1 can Tuna – $0.68

1 pkg Corn Tortillas – $1.29

4 Avocados – $0.39 each (SO excited for this price!)

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 pkg Roma Tomatos – $1.19

3 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

1 pkg Mandarins – $2.49

1 pkg Apples – $1.98

1 Applesauce – $1.89

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 Italian Dressing – $1.29

1 gallon Milk – $2.18

Total: $42.05

Dillons

1 Yasso Frozen Yogurt Bars – $4.49, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

6 Kellogg’s Cereals – $1.49 each, used $2/4 e-coupon AND 2 $1/1 printable – $0.82 each after coupons

1 Ragu Spaghetti Sauce – $1.67, used $1/1 e-coupon – $0.67 after coupon

2 Crisco Vegetable Oil – $2.99 each, used 2 $2/1 e-coupon (no longer available) – $0.99 each after coupons

2 Gold Metal Flour – $1.99 each, used 2 $1/1 e-coupon (no longer available) – $0.99 each after coupons

2 bags Apples – Marked down to $0.99 each

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.29

4 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each, used $1/4 e-coupon – $0.75 each after coupon

2.59 lbs Bananas – $1.27

1 PowerBar – $1.25, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Jello Simply Good – $1.49, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

Total after coupons: $17.39

Total for both stores: $59.44

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast & Eggs x 4

Cereal x 2

Out to eat

Lunches

Cheese Quesadillas, Carrot Sticks

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Mandarins, Sliced Apples x 2

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Sliced Cucumbers, Apples

Leftovers

Dinners

Mexican Lasagna, Steamed Peas, Rice

Pancakes, Eggs, Orange Juice

Spaghetti, Lemon Bread (from the freezer – leftover from Thanksgiving!), Green Beans

Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Homemade Bread

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Tossed Salad

Bean Burritos, Green Rice Casserole, Spinach Salad

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $34 Weekly Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

2 dozen Eggs – $0.88 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.76

1 pkg Red Grapes – $1.63

1 Frozen Veggies – $0.99

1 Frozen Broccoli – $1.19

1 tub Oven Roasted Turkey – $2.39

1 pkg Strawberries – $2.49

1 Frozen Orange Juice – $1.19

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 loaf Sandwich Bread – $0.83

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.19

1 Cottage Cheese – $2.29

Total: $21.58

Dillons

1 Sour Cream – $0.99

2 pkg Betty Crocker Brownies – $0.49 each, used $0.50/2 printable AND $0.50/2 SavingStar.com rebate – Free plus $0.02 overage after coupon and rebate

1 Crystal Farms Shredded Cheese – $1.99, used $0.50/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.49 after rebate

1 Bob’s Red Mill Flour – $2.99, used $1/1 printable AND $1/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.99 after coupon and rebate

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.29

4 cans Cream Chicken/Mushroom Soup – $0.49 each, used $0.80/4 printable – $0.29 each after coupon

1 lb Land O Lakes Butter – $2.49

1 pkg StoneyField Yogurt Smoothies – $2.49, used $1/1 printable – $1.49 after coupon

2 can Green Giant Green Beans – $0.49 each

2 cans Casa Fiesta Refried Beans – $0.49 each, used $0.50/1 e-coupon AND $1.25/2 Ibotta rebate – Free plus $0.77 overage after coupon and rebate

4 Yoplait Yogurt – Marked down to $0.39 each

2.20 lbs Bananas – $1.08

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $12.48

Total for both stores: $34.06

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs & Toast x 4

Cereal x 2

Cinnamon Rolls, Eggs

Lunches

Macaroni & Cheese, Veggies

Turkey Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks

Baked Potato Bar

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Sliced Apples

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Crumb Apple Muffins, Steamed Broccoli

Soft Tacos, Rice

Lasagna, Amish White Bread, Green Beans, Tossed Salad

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Steamed Veggies

French Toast, Eggs, Orange Juice

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Out to eat

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