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Gretchen’s $49 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

1 Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $2.39

1 bag Mini Marshmallows – $0.89

1 bag Broccoli – $1.79

1 loaf Bread – $0.85

1 Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 Table Salt – $0.39

1 gallon Milk – $1.68

1 pkg Boneless Skinless Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 lb Butter – $1.99

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.69

1 Sour Cream – $1.19

1 dozen Eggs – $0.52

1 Cantaloupe – $0.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 Applesauce – $1.89

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.49

2 bags Frozen Veggies – $0.79 each

1 can Cream of Mushroom soup – $0.49

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.99, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $0.89 after rebate

2 pkgs Cheese – $1.79 each

Total after rebate: $35.04

Dillons

1 Kroger Ice Cream – $2.19

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.49

2 Honey Nut Cheerios – $1.99 each, used $1/2 e-coupon AND $1/2 SavingStar.com rebate – $0.99 each after coupon and rebate

2 Sunbelt Granola Bars – $1.69 each (I had a Buy One Get One Free coupon I handed to the cashier but when I got home and looked at my receipt, it wasn’t on there. It must have gotten stuck to one of my other coupons.) 🙁

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

1 Kettle Chips – $1.79, used $1/1 e-coupon – $0.79 after coupon

2 Hormel Rev – $0.99 each, used 2 $0.50/1 printable AND $1/2 Mobisave rebate – Free after coupons and rebate

1 Red Grapes – $2.26, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $2.01 after rebate

1 Hormel Turkey & Cheese Snacks – $0.99 each, used $1/1 printable – Free after coupons (I had two of these coupons, but once again, only one was taken off on my receipt. Obviously, I’m still trying to figure out how to juggle two kids while checking out with coupons and watching the computer carefully!) 

2 Nabisco Ritz Crackers – $1.89 each, used $0.75/2 e-coupon AND $1/2 Checkout 51 rebate – $1.02 each after coupon and rebate

4 Plum Baby Food Pouches – $0.49 each, used 2 $1/2 printable – Free after coupons

Total after coupons and rebates: $14.88

Total for both stores: $49.92

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs & Toast x 4

Cereal x 2

Breakfast out (Special family date after church!)

Lunches

Turkey Sandwiches, Chips, Carrots

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Veggies

Crackers, Cheese, Veggies, Fruit x 2

Mac & Cheese, Veggies

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Soft Tacos, Sliced Apples

Homemade Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Waffles, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Spaghetti, Steamed Veggies, Amish White Bread

Dinner with in-laws

Sour Cream Chicken, Steamed Veggies, Rice

Salad Bar with Grilled Chicken, Amish White Bread

Gretchen’s $64 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Aldi

1 dozen Eggs – $0.68

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.59

1 carton Roma Tomatoes – $1.49, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $1.44 after rebate

1 Cottage Cheese – $2.29

1 Sour Cream – $1.19

1 Pure Maple Syrup – $6.49

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 bag Broccoli Crowns – $1.99, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $1.89 after rebate

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $0.44 each after rebate

1 loaf Bread – $0.85

1 tub Deli Turkey Meat – $2.39

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 Cheddar Cheese – $1.79, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $1.69 after rebate

1 Grape Jelly – $1.39

1 lb Butter – $2.69

1 Half & Half – $1.79

1 Honey Bear – $2.99, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $2.89 after rebate

Total after rebates: $32.97

Dillons

1 Pepsi – $1

1 Mountain Dew – $1

1 A&W Root Beer – $1

2 Classico Pasta Sauce – $1.99 each, used $2/2 e-coupon AND $0.20 Mobisave rebate – $0.89 each after coupon and rebate

6 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each, used 3 $1/2 printable – $0.50 each after coupon

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

1 pkg Dillon’s Hoagie Buns – Marked down to $0.99

1 pkg Dillon’s Buns – $0.77

1 Nabisco Ritz Crackers – $2.49

1 bag Simple Truth Organic Potatoes – $1.99

2.31 lbs Bananas – $1.36

1 gallon Milk – $1.88

2 Edy’s Ice Cream – $2.50 each, used $1/2 e-coupon – $2 each after coupon

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

Romaine Lettuce – $1.49

3 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 Lara Bar – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

4 Zone Bars – $1 each, used 2 $1/2 printable – $0.50 each after coupons

1 pkg Strawberries – $1.88

1 pkg Kroger Tortillas – $1

Used $0.25 Ibotta rebate (for any receipt)

Total after coupons and rebates: $31.36

Total for all grocery items: $64.33

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast, Eggs & Spinach x 4

Cinnamon Rolls

Cereal x 2

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks

Sliced Apples and Peanut Butter, Crackers

Cheese, Crackers, Veggies, Fruit x 2

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Fruit Salad

Mac & Cheese, Sliced Cucumbers

Baked Potatoes, Broccoli, Cottage Cheese

Dinners

Sub Sandwiches, Strawberries

Pizza, Pop, Veggie Tray, Brownies & Ice Cream (We’re having our LifeGroup over for dinner and games and will be ordering pizza from Papa John’s.) 🙂

Slow Cooker Lasagna, 30 Minute Rolls, Green Beans

Salad Bar with Grilled Chicken

Green Chicken Chile Enchiladas, Tossed Salad

Waffles, Eggs, Fruit Salad

BBQ Beef Sandwiches (using leftover venison roast I froze), Steamed Broccoli

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