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Gretchen’s $50 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Sprouts

1.03 lbs Asparagus – $1.32

2 Cantaloupes – $1 each

1.51 lbs Roma Tomatoes – $0.76

2 Cucumbers – $0.50 each

1 Celery Stalks – $0.88, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $0.78 after rebate

2.48 lb pkg Ground Beef – $6.19

Total: $12.15

Aldi

1 pkg Tilapia Fillets – $3.39

1 pkg Boneless Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.49

1 dozen Eggs – $0.58

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.85

1 Half & Half – $1.79

1 bag Pink Lady Apples – $1.99

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.74 after rebate

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $0.99

1 lb Butter – $2.69

Total after rebate: $22.78

Dillons

2 pkg Kroger Cheese – $1.88 each, used $0.65/2 e-coupon – $1.55 each after coupon

1 Noosa Yogurt – $1.99, used Free coupon I received in the mail (took off $3.49!) – Free plus overage after coupon

1 gallon Chocolate Milk – $1.88

1 gallon Milk – $1.88

1 Moms Best Cereal – $1.67

1.51 lbs Grapes – $1.48

3 Totino’s Frozen Pizza – $1 each, used $1/3 e-coupon – $0.67 each after coupon

1 Kroger American Sliced Cheese – $1.88

1 box Horizon Mac & Cheese – $1

1 Tostino’s Salsa – $3, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.49

2.07 lbs Bananas – $1.22

1 Hormel Natural Choice Snacks – $1.49, used $1/1 e-coupon AND $0.75 Mobisave rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

1 Luna Bar – $1, used $0.75/1 catalina coupon – $0.25 after coupon

Used $0.25 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $15.85

Total for all grocery items: $50.78

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs, Spinach, Banana Bread x 4

Cereal x 2

Breakfast out (My mother-in-law is taking us out to breakfast!)

Lunches

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rice Cake Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks x 2

Lunch at my parent’s

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Grilled Hamburgers and Tilapia, Sliced Apples

Turkey Sandwiches (with leftover turkey from last week), Chips, Carrots

Soft Tacos, Cantaloupe

Salad Bar with Grilled Chicken

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Steamed Asparagus

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Southwest Rollups, Homemade Applesauce, Green Beans

Gretchen’s $51 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Dillons

1 pkg Kroger Frozen Chicken Breasts – $6.99, used $1.50/1 e-coupon – $5.49 after coupon

2 pkg Kroger Flour – $1.79 each, used 2 $0.40/1 e-coupons – $1.39 each after coupons

5 Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurts – Marked down to $0.69 each, used $0.25 Ibotta rebate

1.96 lbs Bananas – $1.16

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99

1 Nissin Cup Noodles – $0.39, used Free e-coupon (no longer available)- Free after coupon

1 Breyer’s Vanilla Ice Cream – $3.49

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1

2 Kraft Italian Dressing – $2.49 each, used Buy One Get One Free e-coupon – $1.25 each after coupon

1 Kraft BBQ Sauce – $1.79

1 V8 Energy Drink – $1.25, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Kroger Cinnamon Rolls – $1, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $0.50 after coupon

Used $0.25 Ibotta rebate (for scanning receipt)

Total after coupons and rebates: $24.13

Aldi

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

1 pkg Green Peppers – $1.29

2 dozen Eggs – $0.67 each

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $0.99

1 pkg Spinach – $1.49

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

2 lbs Ground Beef – $2.69 each

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.49

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 pkg Fruit & Grain Cereal Bars – $1.39

1 pkg Cinnamon Raisin Bread – $1.49

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.89

1 pkg Turkey Deli Meat – $2.39

1 Grape Jelly – $1.39, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $1.29 after rebate

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

Total after rebate: $27.55

Total for all groceries: $51.68

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast, Eggs & Spinach x 4

Cereal x 2

Cinnamon Rolls & Eggs

Lunches

Macaroni & Cheese, Sliced Green Peppers, Carrot Sticks

Turkey Sandwiches, Sliced Cucumbers, Bananas

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rice Cake Sandwiches, Veggies

Sliced Apples & Peanut Butter, Crackers

Leftovers x 3

Dinners

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Fruit

Italian Chicken, Biscuits, Green Beans

Barbecue Meatballs, Tossed Salad, Mashed Potatoes

Spaghetti, Steamed Peas, Toast

Venison Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Spinach Salad

Chicken Fajitas, Rice, Tossed Salad

Out to eat

Gretchen’s $59 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Sprouts

1.08 lbs Asparagus – $1.60

1 Celery Stalks – $0.88

1.6 lbs Gala Apples – $1.57, used $0.15 Ibotta rebate – $1.42 after rebate

2 Green Peppers – $0.50 each

1.68 lbs Red Potatoes – $0.84

1 lb Salted Butter – $1.99

1 pkg Chicken Drumsticks – $2.80

Total after rebate: $10.53

Dillons

1 pkg Popchips – $1.99 (I bought these because I had a $3.50 Ibotta rebate I was going to redeem, but when I got home from the store, the rebate had disappeared. 🙁 I guess I must have waited to long to redeem it.)

1 Betty Crocker Green Decor Gel – $2.49 (My 5 year old looks forward to Saint Patrick’s Day all year long and gets super excited to wake up and find all the things the “leprechaun’s” have turned green around the house.)

2 half gallons Milk – $0.99 each

1 can Campbells Beef Consommé – $1.50

1 can Campbells Cream of Onion Soup – $1.50

1 carton Breyer’s Vanilla Ice Cream – $2.99 (I forgot to include this in the picture.)

1 Cantaloupe – $0.98

2 pkg Kraft Shredded Cheese – $2.29, used $1/2 e-coupon – $1.79 after coupon

1 pkg Hoagie Buns – $1.99

1 Ken’s Ranch Dressing – $1.49, used $0.75/1 e-coupon AND $0.75/1 Mobisave rebate – Free after coupon and rebate

1 Lemon Pepper Seasoning – $1

Total after coupons and rebates: $20

Aldi

1 pkg Frozen Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts – $5.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.36 each after rebate

2 Frozen Pizzas – $0.99 each

4 lb pkg Sugar – $1.54

2 dozen Large Eggs – $0.68 each

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.89

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.59

3 pkg Strawberries – $0.99 each

1 pkg Old Fashioned Oats – $2.39

1 pkg Spinach – $1.49

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $1.19

1 pkg Snack Crackers – $1.59

1 Parley – $1.19

1 Mayonnaise – $1.89

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

Total after rebate: $28.78

Total for all groceries: $59.31

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs, Toast, Spinach x 4

Cereal x 2

Cinnamon Rolls, Juice

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rice Cake Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks, Strawberries x 2

Turkey Sandwiches, Popchips, Grapes (leftover from last week)

Crackers, Cheese, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Cheese Quesadillas, Cantaloupe, Cucumbers

Leftovers

Dinners

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Green Beans, Strawberries

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Slow Cooker Chicken & Noodle Soup, Amish White Bread, Cantaloupe

Waffles, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies, Oatmeal Spice Muffins

French Dip Crockpot Sandwiches (using venison roast), Spinach Salad

Out to eat

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

Aldi

2 lbs Ground Beef – $2.69 each

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.89

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $2.49

1 pkg Broccoli Crowns – $1.99

3 Cucumbers – $0.49 each, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.40 each after rebate

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.99

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 pkg Frozen Peas – $0.95

1 Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.19

1 dozen Eggs – $0.99

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $1.19

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.99

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 pkg Mini Marshmallows – $0.89

1 Chocolate Syrup – $1.49

1 pkg Jumbo Franks – $0.99

Total after rebate: $33.23

Dillons

2 pkg Honey Nut Cheerios – $2 each, used $1/2 e-coupon AND $1/2 SavingStar.com rebate – $1 each after coupon and rebate

2 pkg Kroger Shredded Cheese – $2 each used $0.65/2 e-coupon AND $0.25 Ibotta rebate – $1.55 each after coupon and rebate

1 SeaPak Shrimp Scampi – $4.49, used $2/1 catalina coupon – $2.49 after coupon

1 bag Kroger Potato Chips – $1.88, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $1.38 after coupon

2 cans Starkist Tuna – $0.50 each

1 Sunbelt Granola Bars – $2.69

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

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $0.60 after coupon

2 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99 each, used $0.15 Ibotta rebate – $0.91 each after rebate

1 bag Green Peppers – Marked down to $0.99

1 Nabisco Chips Ahoy Cookies – $2.79, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) AND $0.15 Ibotta rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

2.23 lbs Grapes – $2.88

2.11 lbs Bananas – $1.24, used $0.15 Ibotta rebate – $1.09 after rebate

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

Total after coupons and rebates: $21.88

Total for all grocery items: $55.11

Menu Plan for the Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Toast and Scrambled Eggs x 3

Cinnamon Rolls, Juice

Lunches

Turkey Sandwiches, Grapes

Cheese Quesadillas, Sliced Apples, Carrot Sticks

Cheese, Crackers, Veggies x 2

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rice Cake Sandwiches, Sliced Cucumbers, Grapes x 2

Leftovers

Dinners

Grilled Hamburgers/Hot Dogs, Potato Chips, Tossed Salad

Hawaiian Haystacks

Super Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna (I’m using macaroni noodles instead of lasagna since I have a ton of them, and cottage cheese instead of ricotta cheese.), Tossed Salad, Make Ahead Butterhorn Rolls

Dinner at my brother’s house

French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit Salad

Meat Potato Quiche, Steamed Peas, Biscuits

Seasoned Chicken, Potatoes and Green Beans, Pumpkin Muffins (from the freezer), Steamed Broccoli

Gretchen’s $20 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Aldi

Since it’s the last week of the month and we’ve had lots of company over this month, I only had a little over $20 left in our grocery budget for this week. So I looked through our freezer and pantry and planned the menu off of what I had stock piled/leftovers in my refrigerator. I only purchased the necessities this week at the store and skipped all the great coupon deals. 

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.36 each after rebate

1 bag Green Peppers – $0.99

1 pkg Chicken Tenderloins – $4.36, used $1 off peelie coupon – $3.36 after coupon

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 bag Red Grapes – $1.98

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $0.99

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.89

Total after coupon and rebate: $12.82

Sprouts

1 lb Strawberries – $1.50

1 Pineapple – $0.98

1 Organic Celery – $0.98

2.76 lbs Pink Lady Apples @ $0.98/lb – $2.70, used $0.15 Ibotta rebate – $2.55 after rebate

0.71 lb Roma Tomaotes – $0.36

Total: $6.37

Dillons

1 Chobani Yogurt – Marked down to $0.49

2 Siggis Yogurt – Marked down to $0.79 each

1 gallon Dillons Milk – $1.99

1 pkg Oreos – $2.99, used Free Mobisave rebate AND $0.15 Ibotta rebate – Free plus overage after rebate

Total after rebates: $3.91

Total for all stores: $20.40

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 4

Toast & Eggs x 2

Oatmeal

Lunches

Macaroni & Cheese, Strawberries

Cheese, Crackers, Fruits and Veggies x 2

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Veggies x 2

Apples and Peanut Butter, Celery, Pumpkin Muffins

Leftovers

Dinners

Homemade Pizza, Breadsticks

Chili, Biscuits, Veggies

Sour Cream Chicken, Green Beans, Rice

Waffles, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Venison Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Pumpkin Muffins

Brown Bag Burritos (from the freezer), Chips & Salsa, Steamed Peas (from the freezer)

Chicken Noodle Casserole (I doubled this last week and froze one so I’ll be using the frozen one this week), Steamed Cauliflower (from the freezer), Sliced Apples

Gretchen’s $53 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Aldi

2 dozen Eggs – $0.69 each, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $0.64 each after rebate

1 pkg Tortilla Chips – $1.19

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

2 pkg Cheese – $1.89 each

1 can Refried Beans – $0.79

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.69

1 Applesauce – $1.89

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.36 each after rebate

2 can Cream Chicken/Mushroom Soup – $0.69 each

1 Half & Half – $1.89

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.79

1 pkg Deli Turkey – $2.49

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

Total after rebates: $24.06

Dillons

2 Avocados – $0.33 each, used $0.50/2 printable – $0.08 each after coupon

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1.64 lbs Bananas – $0.97

1 Kroger Deluxe Ice Cream – $2.99, used $0.60/1 e-coupon – $2.39 after coupon

2 Chobani Yogurt – Marked down to $0.59 each, used $0.50/2 Ibotta rebate – $0.34 each after rebate

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

1 Daisy Sour Cream – $1.49

1 American Beauty Spaghetti Noodles – $0.49, used $0.50/1 Ibotta rebate – Free after rebate

2 Kraft Snack Trios – $0.99 each, used $0.75/2 printable – $0.62 each after coupon

1 Ragu Spaghetti Sauce – $1.29, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.74 after rebate

2 Ronzoni Spaghetti Noodles – $0.49 each, used $0.50/2 e-coupon – $0.24 each after coupon

1 Moms Best Cereal – $1.67

Total after coupons and rebate: $10.81

Sprouts

0.87 lbs Asparagus – $1.29

1 Broccoli Crown – $0.74, used $0.15 Ibotta rebate – $0.59 after rebate

1 Cantaloupe – $0.98

1.22 lbs Cauliflower – $1.20

2 Moms Best Cereal – $1.99 each (I bought these before I knew they were cheaper at Dillons.)

2 lbs Butter – $1.99 each (I’m loving the cheap butter prices I’ve found at Sprouts the last few weeks!)

2 pkg Chicken Breasts – $3.31 and $3.17

Total after rebate: $18.50

Total for all stores: $53.37

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Toast and Eggs x 3

Oatmeal

Lunches

Cheese/Crackers/Fruit/Veggies x 2

Turkey Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks

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

Macaroni & Cheese, Broccoli

Leftovers

Dinners

Tossed Salad, Fruit Salad, Chocolate Cheesecake (My brother and his wife are coming for dinner and they are bringing pizza!)

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Tossed Salad

Spaghetti, Green Beans, 30 Minute Rolls

Grilled Chicken, Steamed Asparagus, Mashed Potatoes

Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Crackers, Grapefruit (from my mom)

Dinner out (using a gift card from my in-laws!)

Leftovers

We’re also hosting our small group one evening and I’m making Cookies, Chips and Bean Dip and Tortilla Roll-Ups.