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Gretchen’s $39 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Aldi

1 gallon Milk – $1.79, used $0.25 Mobisave rebate – $1.54 after rebate

1 can Baked Beans – $1.39

1 canister Raisins – $2.89

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $0.99

1 frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.19

1 pkg Summer Sausage – $3.79

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.59

2 cartons Strawberries – $1.29 each

1 bag Kettle Chips – $1.79

1 frozen Broccoli – $1.09

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.85

1 bag Spinach – $1.79

1 bag Navel Oranges – $1.79

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $1.19

1 bag Fuji Apples – $2.99

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 loaf Bread – $1.39

1 Cottage Cheese – $2.29

2 pkg Cheese – $1.89 each

1 Baking Powder – $0.99

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.79

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $2.49

Total: $39.58

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Eggs and Spinach x 3

Chocolate Chip Scones, Fruit

Lunches

Mac & Cheese, Fruit

Tortillas with Honey (currently my son’s favorite thing to eat!), Carrot Sticks, Strawberries

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Sliced Apples

Baked Potato Bar

Cheese Quesadillas, Oranges

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Hamburgers (My parents gave us several pounds of ground beef so we’ll be using that.), Chips, Baked Beans, Fruit Salad

Summer Sausage, Cheese, Veggies, Crackers

Bean Burritos, Spinach Salad

Nachos, Fruit Salad

Blueberry Pancakes, Eggs, Orange Juice

Chicken and Rice, Steamed Broccoli

Out to Eat

Gretchen’s Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Homeland

My Homeland store is closing this week so this was the last time to shop there. It’s a sad day here!

1 Minute Rice – $2.19, used $0.50/1 printable (doubled) – $1.19 after coupon

1 SuperPretzel – $1.79, used $04.50/1 printable (doubled) – $0.79 after coupon

1 Chobani Flip Greek Yogurt – $1.19, used Free text coupon – Free after coupon

2 Nabisco Premium Rounds – $1.25 each, used $0.75/2 coupon from the 3/20 SmartSource insert (doubled) – $0.50 each after coupon

Total after coupons: $3.41

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Aldi

1 Cantaloupe – $0.99

1 Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.69

2 Strawberries – $1.49 each

1 Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 gallon Milk – $1.79

1 bag Asparagus – $2.49

1 can Pumpkin – $0.89

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 bag Spinach – $1.79

1 pkg Celery – $1.29

2 Cucumbers – $0.59 each

1 pound Butter – $2.99

1 can Refried Beans – $0.79

Total: $21.05

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Dillons

1 Doritos Mix Chips – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Cocoa Puffs – $1.88, used $1/1 printable (no longer available) – $0.88 after coupon

2 Cheerios – $1.88 each, used $1/2 printable AND $0.50/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.13 each after coupon

1 Superman Cereal – $1.88, used $0.75/1 printable – $1.13 after coupon

2 Bottom Round Steak – Marked down to $2.54 and $2.80

6 Horizon Mac & Cheese – $1 each, used 3 $0.75/2 printable AND $1 Natural Foods e-coupon AND $1 Shopmium rebate – $0.29 each after coupons and rebate

2 Grapefruit – $1.19 each, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $1.06 each after rebate

1 Lemon – $0.89

2.76 lbs Bananas – $1.63, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.38 after rebate

2 Kroger Cheese – $2 each

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1.88

1 Applesauce – $2.19

Total after coupons: $23.82

Total for all grocery items: $48.28

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfast

Cereal x 3

Eggs & Spinach x 3

Toast & Eggs

Lunch

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks

Mac & Cheese, Sliced Apples

Baked Potatoes, Cottage Cheese

Salad Bar

Cheese, Crackers, Veggies

Cheese Quesadillas, Strawberries, Celery

Leftovers

Dinner

Out to eat with friends

Grilled Steak, Asparagus, Mashed Potatoes

Noodles and Beef, Tossed Salad

Bean Burritos, Rice, Grapefruit

Pancakes, Eggs, Bacon

Chicken & Rice, Cantaloupe

Leftovers

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

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Homeland

2 Nabisco Ritz Crackers – $2 each, used $0.75/2 coupon from the 3/20 SmartSource insert (doubled) – $1.25 each after coupon

2 Mrs Butterworth’s Syrup – $2.50 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) AND $0.50/1 store coupon – $1.25 each after coupons

1 Vlasic Pickles – $2, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

1 Haribo Gold Bear – $1, used $0.30/1 printable (doubled) – $0.40 after coupon

1 GoGo Squeeze Applesauce – $2.69, used $1/1 coupon from the 3/6 SmartSource insert (doubled) – $0.69 after coupon

1 Pillsbury Muffins – $2, used Free text coupon – Free after coupon

Total after coupons: $6.09

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Dillons

1 Kroger Frozen Hashbrowns – $1.99

1 Kroger Shredded Cheese – $1.77

1 Moms Best Cereal – $1.67, used $0.75/1 printable – $0.92 after coupon

1 Kroger Pecans – $2.57

1 Campbells Soup – $1

2 Pineapples – $0.99 each, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.86 each after rebate

2 Nabisco Wheat Thins – $1.77, used $1 Checkout 51 rebate – $1.27 each after rebate (I also had a $1/2 e-coupon that was supposed to come off but it didn’t.) 🙁

1 Green Pepper – $0.99

1 Ham Steak – $2.99

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

2 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each

Total after coupons and rebate: $20.49

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Aldi

1 bag Apples – $2.99

2 dozen Eggs – $0.79 each

1 loaf Bread – $1.39

1 gallon Milk – $1.79

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 bag Spinach – $1.79

1 Cucumbers – $0.49

1 pkg Frozen Tilapia Fillets – $2.99

2 pkg Butter – $1.99 each

1 Frozen Orange Juice – $1.19

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.49 each

1 lb Grass Fed Ground Beef – $3.49

Total: $27.14

Total for all groceries: $53.72

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal

Easter Brunch with family (I’m bringing Hashbrown Casserole.)

Eggs & Spinach x 3

Toast & Fruit x 2

Lunches

Macaroni and Cheese, Fruit

Tossed Salad Bar, Crackers x 2

Cheese/Crackers/Fruit/Veggies

Peanut Butter & Jelly on Ricecakes, Carrot Sticks

Lunch with family

Leftovers

Dinners

Grilled Chicken on Tossed Salad

Chicken & Rice, Steamed Broccoli (leftover from last week)

Chicken Burritos, Fruit Salad

Herb Roasted Chicken & Sides, Rolls

Cheesy Enchilada Casserole, Tossed Salad

Lemon Garlic Tilapia, Baked Potatoes, Steamed Peas

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $52 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Aldi

1 bag Gala Apples – $1.49, used $0.25 MobiSave rebate – $1.24 after rebate

1 gallon Milk – $1.89

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 Celery – $1.49

1 bag Mandarin Oranges – $2.39

1 Half & Half – $1.89

1 Frozen Orange – $1.19

5 Grapefruit – $0.39 each, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.34 each after rebate

Total after rebates: $14.57

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Homeland

2 pkg Best Choice Shredded Cheese – $1.50 each

1 quart Hiland Chocolate Milk – $1, used Free text coupon – Free after coupon

3 Jolly Time Popcorn – $1 each, used $0.50/1 coupon from the 1/10 SmartSource insert (doubled) and $1/2 printable (doubled) – Free after coupons

1 Vlassic Pickles – $2.69, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – $0.69 after coupon

2 French’s Mustard – $1.39, used $1/2 coupon from the 1/24 SmartSource insert (doubled) – $0.39 each after coupon

2 Yoplait Greek Yogurt – $1 each, used $0.50/2 printable (doubled) – $0.50 each after coupon

2 Hiland Cottage Cheese – $1 each

4 Plenti Yogurt – $1 each, used $0.35/1 printable (doubled) and $0.75/3 mailer coupon (doubled) – $0.45 each after coupons (I’m not sure what to think of these yet. They are very different than the yogurt we are used to eating!)

1 dozen Eggs – $1.09, used $0.25 Mobisave rebate – $0.84 after rebate

2 Chicken of the Sea Salmon – $0.89 each

Total after coupons and rebates: $11.89

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Dillons

2 pkg Kroger Tortillas – Marked down to $0.89 each

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99, used $0.25 Mobisave rebate – $0.74 after rebate

3 Moms Best Cereal – $1.67 each

1 Nature’s Path Toaster Pastries – Marked down to $1.49

1 Thomas Bagels – $1.99

2 Avocados – $0.99 each, used $0.50/2 e-coupon AND $0.25 Ibotta rebate – $0.61 each after coupon and rebate

1 Lindt Chocolate Bar – $2.50, used Free Shopmium rebate – Free after rebate

3 Larabars – $1 each, used $0.75/3 printable – $0.75 each after coupon

1 Kroger Butter – $2.50, used $0.40/1 mailer coupon – $2.10 after coupon

1 Thomas’ English Muffins – $1.59

1.53 lbs Bananas – $0.90, used $0.25 Ibotta rebate AND $0.25 Mobisave rebate – $0.40 after rebates

1 Kroger Tortilla Chips – $1, used $0.40/1 mailer coupon – $0.60 after coupon

1 Tennessee Pride Sausage – Marked down to $1.89

1 pkg Pork Steak – Marked down to $3.96

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1, used $0.45/1 mailer coupon – $0.55 after coupon

Total after coupons and rebates: $25.56

Total for all grocery stores: $52.02

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs, Spinach, English Muffins x 3

Cereal x 2

Bagels, Fruit x 2

Lunches

Tossed Salad Bar

Baked Potato Bar

Cheese Quesadillas, Veggies

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Apple Slices, Celery

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies

Leftovers x 2

Dinner

Grilled Steak, Green Beans, Spinach Salad

French Toast, Sausage, Eggs, Orange Juice

Baked Ziti, Biscuits, Fruit Salad

Ribs (from my mom), Steamed Broccoli from freezer, Rolls

Grilled Tilapia, Tossed Salad, Fruit

Bean Burritos, Chips and Salsa, Steamed Peas

Out to Eat

Gretchen’s CVS Shopping Trip: Spent $1.76 out of pocket

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CVS Shopping Trip

2 Clear Care Contact Solution – $10.99, On Sale Buy One Get One 50% off (Buy 2, Get $2 ECBs)
Used 2 $4/1 printable
And used $3/1 CVS coupon from in-store machine

1 Cadbury Chocolate Egg – $0.99 (Buy 1, Get $0.99 ECBs) 
My son ate this before it made it into the picture. 🙂

2 Xtra Laundry Detergent – $1.44 each
Used $1/2 printable

1 Colgate Toothpaste – $3.39
Used $2/1 CVS coupon from in-store machine
And used $2/1 printable

Used $5.98 ECBs from previous shopping trip

Total after coupons and ECBs: $1.76, Plus received $2.99 ECBs 

Gretchen’s $42 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Dillons

1 Nestle Splash Water Bottles – $1.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

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

1 Organic Fuel Drink – $2.49, used $1.50/1 printable AND $1.50/1 Ibotta rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

2.30 lbs Bananas – $1.36, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.11 after rebate

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

1 Uncle Ben’s Brown Rice Medley – $1.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Trident Gum – $2.50, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

2 Kraft Shredded Cheese – $3.19 each, used $0.50/1 Ibotta rebate – $2.94 each after rebate (I was in a huge hurry at the store and I meant to grab the Kroger brand that was on sale. I didn’t realize until I got home that I had grabbed the wrong brand. Ouch!) 🙁

1 Stouffer Frozen Meal – $3.49, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

Items a part of the Mega Sale:

4 PowerBar – $0.49 each, used $2/4 printable – Free after coupon

2 Frosted Flakes Cereal – $1.49 each, used 2 $0.50/1 printable – $0.99 each after coupons

Total after coupons and rebates: $8.42

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Aldi

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.79

1 bag frozen Broccoli – $1.09

1 bag Frozen Brussel Sprouts – $1.29

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $2.09

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 bag Italian Salad – $1.49

1 gallon Milk – $2.39

1 dozen Large Eggs – $1.39

1 bag Pink Lady Apples – $2.99

1 bag Red Grapes – $2.78

1 Half & Half – $1.89

1 bag (10 lbs) Potatoes – $2.99, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $2.79 after rebate

1 Cucumber – $0.79

1 Baking Soda – $0.49

3 Grapefruit – $0.69 each

1 Vanilla – $2.19

1 lb Butter – $2.69

1 can Chili Beans – $0.59

Total after rebate: $33.73

Total for both stores: $42.15

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs, Spinach x 4

Toast, Fruit

Cereal x 2

Lunches

Fruit/Veggies/Crackers x 2

Baked Potatoes, Cottage Cheese

Spinach/Fruit Smoothies, Banana Muffins

Macaroni & Cheese, Fruit

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Veggies

Leftovers

Dinners

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Tossed Salad, Apple Pie

Chicken Fajitas, Grapefruit

Chili, Corn Chips (leftover from last week), Fruit Salad

Pancakes, Eggs, Bacon

Beef & Gravy over Noodles, Tossed Salad

Poor Man’s Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Out to Eat (using a gift card someone gave us)