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

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Aldi

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 pkg Green Peppers – $0.99

1 pkg Celery – $1.29

1 can Refried Beans – $0.79

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 gallon Milk – $2.56

1 dozen Eggs – $0.99

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $0.79

1 Vegetable Oil – $1.99

1 pkg Spinach – $1.79

Total: $13.18

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Dillons

1 bag Kroger Potatoes – $2.99

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1 Cucumber – $0.79, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.54 after rebate

1 pkg 7 Up – $1.99, used $1/1 peelie coupon – $0.99 after coupon

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99, used $0.25 Ibotta rebate – $0.74 after rebate

2 Chobani Yogurt – Marked down to $0.79 each, used $1.25/2 Ibotta rebate – $0.16 each after rebate

3 Chobani Yogurt – Marked down to $0.49 each, used $1/3 Ibotta rebate – $0.16 each after rebate

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

1 Kroger Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1

1.76 lbs Bananas – $1.04, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate AND $0.10/1 Mobisave rebate – $0.69 after rebates

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1

2 bag Kroger Frozen Veggies – $1 each

1 pkg Kroger Saltines – Marked down to $0.49

1 Kind Bar – $1.50, used Free catalina coupon – Free after coupon

1 Skittles – $0.50

1 Psst Garlic Salt – $1

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1

1 loaf Private Selection Bread – $0.99

1 Thomas Cinnamon Raisin Bagels – $1.99

1 Sheba Meaty Sticks – $1.50, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 pkg Sour Patch Kids – $2, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $2.29, used $0.45/1 e-coupon – $1.84 after coupon

1 pkg Stride Gum – $1.29, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 bag Kroger Unbleached Flour – $1.79

2 pkg Tyson Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99 each

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.99 (not pictured)

1 can Enchilada Sauce – $0.79 (not pictured)

Total after coupons and rebates: $38.10

Total for both stores: $51.28

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 2

Oatmeal x 2

Eggs and Bagels x 3

Lunches

Summer Sausage, Cheese, Crackers, Veggies

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Sliced Veggies x 2

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Fruit Salad

Tossed Salad Bar

Baked Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli

Leftovers

Dinners

Spaghetti, Pumpkin Muffins (I plan to double the recipe and stick half in the freezer.), Steamed Peas

Brown Bag Burritos (I plan to freeze a batch of these as well!), Spinach Salad

Grilled Chicken, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Pepperoni Rolls (I plan to freeze a batch of these as well!), Tossed Salad

Seasoned Chicken, Potatoes and Green Beans, Banana Muffins

Leftovers

Out to eat

Gretchen’s $45 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Aldi

1 bag Spinach – $1.79

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 pkg Vine Tomatoes – $1.29, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $1.04 after rebate

1 bag Frozen Chicken Drumsticks – $2.99

1 bag Frozen Tilapia Fillets – $3.39

1 lb Butter – $2.69

1 Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.19

1 gallon Milk – $2.05

1 dozen Eggs – $0.89, used $0.10/1 Mobisave rebate – $0.79 after rebate

Total after rebates: $17.82

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Dillons

2 Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal – $1.77 each, used $1/2 printable (from email) AND $1/2 Mobisave rebate – $0.77 each after coupon and rebate

3 Mom’s Best Cereal – $1.67 each, used $1.25/2 e-coupon and $0.75/1 e-coupon – $1 each after coupons

1 Private Selection Bread – $0.99, used $0.10/1 Mobisave rebate – $0.89 after rebate

2 Smart Puffs – $1.49 each, used 2 $0.75/1 printable – $0.74 each after coupons

2 Wishbone Dressings – $1.49 each, used 2 $1/1 printable – $0.49 each after coupons

1 Jello Creations – $1.49, used $0.75/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.74 after rebate

1 Smuckers Jelly – $1.19, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $0.69 after coupon

1 (6 pk) 7 Up – $1.99, used $1/1 peelie coupon – $0.99 after coupon

4 Kroger Frozen Pizzas – $1 each, used $0.10/1 Mobisave rebate – $0.97 after rebate

2.49 lbs Bananas – $1.47, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.22 after rebate

1 bag Yellow Peppers – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $0.89 after rebate

1 Peanut M&M’s – $1, used $0.75/1 e-coupon – $0.25 after coupon

2 pkgs Hormel Pepperoni – $1 each, used $1/2 printable – $0.50 each after coupon

1 Ragu Pasta Sauce – $1.50, used $0.50/1 e-coupon AND $0.10/1 Mobisave rebate – $0.90 after coupon and rebate

2 Cucumbers – $0.79 each

1 bag Red Grapes – $2.55

1 bag Kroger Unbleached Flour – $1.79, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $1.39 after coupon

1 bag Oranges – Marked down to $0.99

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

Total after coupons and rebates: $26.94

Total for both stores: $44.76

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Eggs & Toast x 3

Oatmeal

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Grapes, Sliced Peppers x 2

Turkey Sandwiches, Puffs, Carrot Sticks

Turkey, Crackers, Sliced Cheese, Apples x 2

Mac & Cheese, Spinach Salad

Leftovers

Dinners

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Green Beans, Biscuits

Pepperoni Rolls, Spinach Salad

Grilled Tilapia, Baked Potatoes, Sliced Veggies, Pumpkin Muffins

Chicken Enchiladas, Corn, Fruit Salad

Pancakes/Waffles, Eggs, Orange Juice

Southwest Rollups (from freezer), Spinach Salad

Gretchen’s $54 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Dillons

1 Stonyfield Organic Yogurt – Marked down to $1.89

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.99

1 Silk Almond Milk – $1.99

1 Goldfish – $0.99, used $1/1 mailer coupon – Free after coupon

2 bags Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – $4.99 each

1 carton Kroger Ice Cream – $1.99, used $0.40/1 e-coupon AND $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.34 after coupon and rebate

1 Frozen Orange Juice – $1

2 Krusteaz Cookie Mix – $0.99 each, used 2 $0.50/1 printable – $0.49 each after coupons

4 boxes Cheerios Cereal – $1.29 each, used 2 $1/2 printable – $0.79 each after coupons

1 box Cocoa Puffs – $1.29, used $1/1 printable (no longer available) – $0.29 after coupon

0.91 lbs Bananas – $0.54, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.29 after rebate

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1 bag Peppers – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99

1 Apple & Eve Juice – $1.49, used $1/1 printable – $0.49 after coupon

1 Pineapple – $1.99

2 Lara Bars – $1, used $0.50/2 e-coupon AND $0.50/2 SavingStar.com rebate – $0.50 each after coupon

1 Nabisco Ritz Crackers – $1.69, used $1/1 e-coupon – $0.69 after coupon

Used $1/$5 produce coupon

Total after coupons and rebates: $30.05

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Aldi

1 lb Butter – $2.69

1 bag Corn Chips – $0.79

2 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99 each

1 dozen Eggs – $0.99

1 bag Mandarins – $2.49

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.29 each

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

2 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.49 each, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.36 each after rebate

1 gallon Milk – $2.40

1 Applesauce – $1.89

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.49

2 pkg Cheese – $1.69 each

1 bag Spinach – $1.79

1 can Tuna – $0.65

Total after rebate: $24.84

Total for both stores: $54.89

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs & Toast x 3

Cereal x 3

Cinnamon Rolls, Fruit Salad

Lunches

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies

Tuna Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks

Mac & Cheese, Strawberries

Salad Bar x 2

Cheese Quesadillas, Sliced Apples, Carrot Sticks

Leftovers

Dinners

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Spinach Salad, Mashed Potatoes

Spaghetti, Soft & Fluffy One Hour Rolls, Steamed Peas, Fruit Salad

Build Your Own Haystacks

Chicken Tacos, Fruit Salad

Waffles, Eggs, Orange Juice

Dinner with family x 2

Gretchen’s $43 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Aldi

1 bag Red Grapes – $1.58

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $0.99, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.74 after rebate

2 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99 each

1 lb Butter – $2.99

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

2 dozen Large Eggs – $1.09 each

1 Frosted Flakes – $1.29

1 pkg Jumbo Franks – $0.99

1 gallon Milk – $1.89

1 can diced Tomatoes – $0.55

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $0.99

1 pkg Crackers – $1.59

1 Cantaloupe – $0.99

Total after rebate: $18.75

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Dillons

1 bag Kroger Tortilla Chips – $1, used $0.25/1 e-coupon – $0.75 after coupon

2 Vans Waffles – $2.50 each, used 2 $1.25/1 printable AND $1/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.75 each after coupon and rebate

1 bag Frozen Chicken – $6.99, used $1.45/1 e-coupon – $5.54 after coupon

1 Farmland Bacon – $3.99, used $1/1 printable AND $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $2.89 after coupon and rebate

4 canned Kroger Green Beans – $0.33 each

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.99

1.38 lb Bananas – $0.81, used $0.25 Ibotta rebate – $0.56 after rebate

2 Dannon Greek Yogurt – Marked down to $0.49 each

1 Kroger Greek Yogurt – Marked down to $0.39

2 Liberte Yogurts – Marked down to $0.59 each, used $0.30/1 SavingStar.com rebate – $0.44 each after rebate

1 Frozen Orange Juice – $1

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99, used $0.10/1 Mobisave rebate – $0.89 after rebate

2 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each

0.99 lbs Peaches – $0.98

Total after coupons and rebates: $24.66

Total for all grocery items: $43.41

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 2

Waffles & Eggs x 4

Oatmeal and Fruit

Lunches

Tuna Sandwiches, Grapes

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Cantaloupe

Cheese Quesadillas, Veggies

Baked Potatoes

Mac & Cheese, Applesauce, Grapes

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Chicken & Rice, Cantaloupe

Tossed Salad Bar

French Toast, Bacon, Eggs, Orange Juice

Chili, Chips, Fruit Salad

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Tossed Salad

Italian Chicken, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Tossed Salad

Out to eat

Gretchen’s $55.14 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Dillons

1 jar Ragu Sauce – $1.29, used $1/1 e-coupon – $0.29 after coupon

2 Hamburger Helper – $0.99 each, used $1/2 e-coupon – $0.49 each after coupon (I just use the noodles from this since we don’t like Hamburger Helper.)

2 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each

1 Kroger Shredded Cheese – $1.88, used $0.60/1 catalina coupon – $1.28 after coupon

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.79, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $1.39 after coupon

1 Cheerios – $1.49, used $1/1 printable – $0.49 after coupon

1 Trix – $1.49, used $0.75/1 printable – $0.74 after coupon

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

1 Cascadian Farms Cereal – $2.49, used $1/1 e-coupon – $1.49 after coupon

1 Cottage Cheese – $2

1 Sour Cream – $2

2 Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad – $1 each, used $1/2 e-coupon AND $1/2 SavingStar.com rebate – Free after coupon and rebate

1 Lettuce – $0.99

4 Larabars – $1 each, used 2 $0.50/2 printable – $0.75 each after coupons

1 Bumble Bee Tuna pouch – $1, used $1/1 e-coupon – Free after coupon

Total after coupons and rebate: $15.38 

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Aldi

2 gallons Milk – $1.89 each

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.69

1 loaf Bread – $1.39

1 pkg Crackers – $1.79

1 pkg Tortillas – $1.19

1 Marshmallow and Star Cereal – $1.29

1 Cucumber – $0.49

1 Watermelon – $4.49

1 pkg Sliced Mushrooms – $1.49

1 dozen Eggs – $0.99

1 pkg Bagel Chips – $1.79

1 can Chicken Broth – $0.49

1 pkg Sweet Corn – $0.99

1 Frozen Orange Juice – $1.19

2 can Green Beans – $0.49 each

6 Peaches – $0.29 each

1 pkg Pita Bread – $1.59

2 pkg Blueberries – $0.99 each

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.29 each

1 Grape Jelly – $1.49

1 pkg Kettle Chips – $1.79

1 pkg Carrots – $0.99

1 Vegetable Oil – $1.99

1 Applesauce – $1.89

1 Avocado – $0.69

Total: $39.76

Total for both stores: $55.14

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs, Toast & Fruit x 3

Cereal x 3

Carrot Apple Bread

Lunches

Tuna Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Veggies

Salad Bar

Toasted Pita Bread, Sliced Cheese, Fruit

Mac & Cheese, Tossed Salad

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Spaghetti, 30 Minute Rolls, Green Beans, Fruit Salad

Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl, Chips & Salsa, Watermelon

Hamburgers, Chips, Pasta Salad, Corn on the Cob

Homemade Pizza, Tossed Salad

Slow Cooker Lasagna, Amish White Bread, Steamed Veggies

Chicken Philly Cheese Steaks, Watermelon, Lunch Lady Brownies

Out to eat

Gretchen’s $54.20 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Aldi

1 bag Green Grapes – $1.58

2 pints Blueberries – $0.99 each

2 cartons Strawberries – $1.99 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.89

1 Graham Pie Crust – $1.19

1 loaf Bread – $1.39

2 dozen Eggs – $1.38 each

1 pkg Celery – $1.29

1 pkg Frozen Tilapia – $3.39

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.99

1 pkg Summer Sausage – $3.79

1 pkg Carrots – $0.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 Cauliflower – $1.89

1 pkg Tomatoes – $1.49

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.79

1 Frosted Flakes – $1.29

Total: $34.57 

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Dillons

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $6.99, used $1.45/1 e-coupon – $5.54 after coupon

1 bag frozen Broccoli – $1, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $0.50 after coupon

1 bag frozen Peas – $1

2 bags Shredded Cheese – $1.88 each, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.75 each after rebate

1 pkg Cream Cheese – $1.25

2 Cottage Cheese – $1 each, used $0.75/2 catalina coupon – $0.62 each after coupon

1 Kroger Sliced Cheese – $1.67

1 box Cheerios – $2, used $0.75/1 printable – $1.25 after coupon

1 Kroger Jelly – $1.79

0.91 lbs Peaches – $0.90

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

Total after coupons and rebate: $19.63

Total for both stores: $54.20

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs and Toast x 3

Cereal x 3

Oatmeal and Fruit

Lunches

Tossed Salad Bar x 2

Mac & Cheese, Veggies

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Fruit

Cheese Quesadillas, Carrot Sticks

Lunch at my parents

Leftovers

Dinners

Grilled Tilapia, Steamed Peas, Toast, Pudding Pie

Summer Sausage, Crackers, Cheese, Veggies

French Toast, Eggs, Fruit

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Build Your Own Haystacks

Chicken Pockets, Steamed Peas

Leftovers