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Gretchen’s $39 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons

It was a very busy week so I opted to use ClickList again to save time and make my life a little easier. 🙂 

2 Hiland Butter – $2.50 each (They were out of the Kroger brand so substituted this brand for the same price.)

1 loaf Nature’s Own Bread – $1.99

1 Noosa Yogurt – $1.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 American Beauty Noodles – $1.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Arla Cream Cheese – $2.49, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

2.26 lbs Bananas – $1.11

1 Green Pepper – $0.50

1 Buitoni Marinara Sauce – $3, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Carando Meatballs – $3.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

2 Celestial Seasonings Tea – $2 each, used 2 $1/1 printable AND 2 $1/1 Ibotta rebates – Free after coupons and rebates

1 can Tuna – $0.88

1 gallon Milk – $1.99

2 cans Kroger Pumpkin – $0.99 each, used $0.50/2 e-coupon – $0.74 each after coupon

1 bag Kroger Frozen Chicken Breasts – $7.99, used $1.50/1 e-coupon – $6.49 after coupon

1 can Kroger Beans – $0.59

1 can Kroger Tomatoes – $0.49

2 pkg Kroger Cheese (16 oz each) – $3.49 each, used 2 $0.65/1 e-coupons – $2.84 each after coupons

1 Kroger Frozen Orange Juice – $1.49

1 Kroger Applesauce – $2.19, used $0.75/1 e-coupon – $1.44 after coupon

1 bag Kroger Corn Chips – $1.25

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1.29, used $0.30/1 e-coupon – $0.99 after coupon

1 bag Kroger Baking Chips – $1.99, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $1.59 after coupon

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.29

1 Pineapple – $0.99

1.23 lbs Roma Tomatoes – $1.22

1 Psst Crackers – $0.79

ClickList Fee – $4.95

Plus used $3 off catalina coupon from last week’s trip

Total after coupons and rebates: $39.20

Menu Plan for this Week

We still have some fruit leftover from last week that I’ll be using this week. 

Breakfasts

Toast, Orange Juice x 3

Cereal x 3

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Veggies x 2

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Sliced Apples

Vegetable Soup, Crackers

Baked Potato Bar

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Build Your Own Haystacks

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, Corn Chips, Fruit Salad

Spaghetti and Meatballs, Biscuits, Green Beans

Bean Burritos, Rice, Tossed Salad

Pumpkin French Toast, Eggs, Orange Juice

Grilled Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli

Out to eat

Gretchen’s $38 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons

6 Yoplait Mix-Ins Yogurt – Marked down to $0.49 each, used 3 $0.25/1 printable – $0.36 each after coupons

4 Hormel Natural Choice Snacks – $1.49 each, used 4 $1/1 printable – $0.49 each after coupons

2 Horizon Good & Go! Snacks – $1.99 each, used $1/2 e-coupon AND 2 $1/1 Ibotta rebates – $0.49 each after coupon and rebates

2.3 lbs Bananas – $1.13

1 Kroger Frozen Apple Juice – $0.99

2 Goodness Knows Bars – $1 each, used 2 $0.50/1 printable – $0.50 each after coupons

9 Enjoy Life Chocolates – $1.59 each, used 3 $4/3 printable AND $3/3 Ibotta rebate – Free plus overage after coupons and rebate (Plus received a $3 catalina)

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $7.28, plus received a $3 catalina

Aldi

10 lb bag Potatoes – $2.99

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.99

1 pkg Chicken Drumsticks – Marked down to $1.68

2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49 each

1 can Black Beans – $0.59

1 can Kidney Beans – $0.55

1 can Great Northern Beans – $0.59

2 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

2 pkg Yeast – $0.89 each

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.83

1 Cucumber – $0.59

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.39

1 bag Red Grapes – $1.58

2 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $1.19 each

1 pkg Corn Chips – $0.99

1 pkg Apples – $1.98

1 lb Butter – $2.45

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.19

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.79

1 pkg Flour – $1.09

Total: $31.17

Total for both stores: $38.45

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast & Eggs x 3

Cereal x 3

Donuts for after church treat 🙂

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks, Grapes x 2

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies

Hormel Natural Choice Snack Trays, Yogurt, Carrot Sticks

Baked Potatoes, Broccoli

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Hawaiian Haystacks

Dinner from my mom (She is babysitting my kids and offered to bring us dinner, too! Yes, I’m spoiled!) 🙂

Three Bean Chili Chowder, Corn Chips, Sliced Apples

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Homemade Bread, Green Beans

Grilled Hamburgers, Oven Baked French Fries, Steamed Broccoli

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Homemade Applesauce

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Green Beans

Gretchen’s $54 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

1 Frosted Flakes – $1.49

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 loaf Bread – $0.69

1 pkg Ground Beef @ $2.99/lb – $6.67

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

2 dozen Eggs – $0.44 each, used $0.10 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.39 each after rebate

1 gallon Milk – $1.76

1 lb Butter – $2.99

1 can Pumpkin – $0.79

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey – $2.39

1 pkg Monterey Jack Cheese – $1.79

1 bag Gala Apples – $1.69

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 pkg Peanut Butter Crackers – $0.89

Total after rebate: $33.67

Dillons

2 Horizon Organic Good & Go Snack Packs – $1.99 each, used $1/2 e-coupon AND 2 $1/1 Ibotta rebates – $0.49 each after coupon and rebates

1 Oui Yogurt – $1.49, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Breakstone’s Cottage Doubles – $1.25, used Free catalina coupon – Free after coupon

2 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1.25 each, used $0.50/2 e-coupon – $1 each after coupon

2.15 lbs Bananas – $1.05 (not pictured)

2 Cucumbers – $0.50 each

1 Gold Peak Chai Tea Latte – $2, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Hormel Compleats – $2.49, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 can Kroger Green Chilies – $0.69

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

1 M&M’s Ice Cream Bars – $2.79, used $1.50/1 e-coupon – $1.49 after coupon

1 Proyo Frozen Ice Cream – $4.29, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Post Great Grains Cereal – $3.79, used $1/1 e-coupon – $2.79 after coupon

3 Sargento Shredded Cheese – $1.39 each

1 Sargento Sliced Cheese – $3.50, used $1/1 e-coupon – $2.50 after coupon (I thought I had rebates for this to make it almost free but I realized after I got home that I had purchased the wrong kind of cheese.) 🙁

1 Tennessee Pride Sausage – $3

1 Psst Sugar – $1.89

Used $2 catalina from last shopping trip

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $20.91

Total for both stores: $54.58

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Toast & Eggs x 3

Cinnamon Rolls, Fruit

Lunches

Turkey Sandwiches, Sliced Veggies

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks x 2

Cheese Quesadillas, Steamed Broccoli

Turkey, Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies

Mac & Cheese, Sliced Apples

Leftovers

Dinners

The Best Belgian Waffles, Skillet Apples

Meat Potato Quiche, Biscuits, Steamed Peas

Easy Baked Burrito Casserole, Fruit Salad (using up leftover fruit from last week)

Green Chili Chicken Bake, Homemade Bread, Steamed Corn

Chicken Pot Pie, Tossed Salad

Biscuits & Gravy, Eggs, Homemade Applesauce

Out to eat

Gretchen’s Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Dillons

We were out of a LOT of items since I haven’t done a grocery shopping trip in a couple of weeks! This was probably one of the biggest shopping trips I’ve done in quite a while!

5 Kroger Cheese – $1.99, used $1/1 e-coupon x 5 (no longer available) – $0.99 each after coupons

1 Turkey Hill Ice Cream – $2.99

1 Danimal Smoothie – $1.49

1 can Kroger Great Northern Beans – $0.59

1 bag Milky Way Bars – $1.99, used $1/1 e-coupon – $0.99 after coupon

1 Kroger Unbleached Flour – $1.29

1 Post Honey Bunches of Oats – $2.29, used $1/1 e-coupon – $1.29 after coupon

2.62 lbs Bananas – $1.28

3 Enjoy Life Chocolate Bars – $1.59 each, used $4/3 printable AND $3/3 Ibotta rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate (Plus, received a $2 catalina!)

1 KidFresh Fish Sticks – $3.49 (Special treat!)

2 Casa Fiesta Refried Beans – $0.99 each, used $1.25/2 Ibotta rebate – $0.37 each after rebate

3 Navel Oranges – $2.67

2.53 lbs Sweet Potatoes – $2.50

Submitted $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $21.79 (Plus received a $2 catalina!)

Aldi

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.29 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.77

3 dozen Large Eggs – $0.44 each

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 can Enchilada Sauce – $1.89

1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – $0.59

1 loaf Bread – $0.89, used $0.10 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.79 after rebate

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.79

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.49

1 pkg Tortillas – $0.99

3 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

1 lb Ground Turkey – $1.89

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.19

1 Mayonnaise – $1.89

1 lb Butter – $2.46

1 pkg Peanut Butter Crackers – $0.89

1 pkg Brown Gravy Mix – $0.35

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $0.79

1 pkg Gala Apples – $3.99

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup – $0.49

1 can Pumpkin – $0.79

1 Vegetable Oil – $1.85

1 pkg Celery – $1.29

1 pkg Hot Dog Buns – $0.83

1 pkg Red Grapes – $1.58

2 Cucumbers – $0.59 each

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 Sour Cream – $1.19

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 bag (5 lbs) Potatoes – $2.49

1 pkg Crackers – $1.39

Total after rebate: $49.83

Total for both stores: $71.62

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast & Eggs x 4

Cereal x 2

Cinnamon Rolls, Fruit

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks, Grapes x 2

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Fish Sticks, Fruit Salad

Baked Potato Bar

Leftovers

Dinners

Eggs, Toasted English Muffins, Strawberries

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Green Beans

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, Pumpkin Muffins, Crackers

Brown Bag Burritos, Homemade Applesauce, Sliced Veggies

BBQ Meatballs, Homemade Bread, Steamed Peas (from freezer), Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Chicken & Gravy, Rice, Fruit Salad

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Gretchen’s $63 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons

I skipped grocery shopping last week and instead opted to try and use up as much stuff in our freezer and pantry as I could. It was a fun challenge, but I had to get pretty creative by the end of the week to come up with meals! 

2 Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal – $1.79 each, used $1/2 e-coupon – $1.29 each after coupon

1 Nabsico Crackers – $1.49

1 Kroger Flour – $1.29

2 Nature Valley Granola Cups – $1.79 each, used $1/2 e-coupon AND $1/2 SavingStar.com rebate – $0.79 each after coupon and rebate

2 Kroger Peanut Butter – $0.88 each, used 2 $0.40/1 e-coupons – $0.48 each after coupons

2 Mott Fruit Snacks – $0.99 each, used $1/2 e-coupon AND $1/2 SavingStar.com rebate – Free after coupon and rebate

2 Annie’s Bunny Crackers – $1.89 each, used 2 $1/1 printable – $0.89 each after coupons

1 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) AND $0.50/1 SavingStar.com rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.29

2.13 lbs Bananas – $1.04

1.84 lbs Apples – $2.74

3 Enjoy Life Chocolate – $1.50 each, used $4/3 e-coupon AND $3/3 Ibotta rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

2 Welch’s Fruit Snacks – $1.29 each, used $1/2 printable AND $1/2 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.29 each after coupon and rebate

2 Hormel Natural Snacks – $1.50 each, used $1/1 printable AND $1.75/1 e-coupon (no longer available) – $0.12 each after coupons

And used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate (for any receipt)

Total after coupons and rebates: $12.32

Aldi

2 dozen Eggs – $0.43 each

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 gallon Milk – $1.76 (not pictured)

1 canister Raisins – $2.79

1 bag (5 lbs) Potatoes – $2.49

1 bag Frozen Tilapia Fillets – $3.39

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 lb Butter – $2.46

2 lbs Ground Beef – $3.19 each

1 jar Dill Pickles – $1.29

1 Baking Powder – $0.99

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $2.29

1 Butterscotch Chips – $1.79

1 Chocolate Chips – $1.79

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $2.09

1 bag M&M’s – $2.95 (We needed these for a school project.)

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.79

1 pkg Summer Sausage – $3.79

1 pkg Yeast – $0.89

1 bag Mini Cucumbers – $0.99

1 bag Red Grapes – $1.58

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.49

1 pkg Pita Bread – $1.49

2 pint Grape Tomatoes – $0.79 each

2 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.69 each

Total: $50.68

Total for both stores: $63

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast & Eggs x 4

Cereal x 2

Quick 45 Minute Cinnamon Rolls, Fruit

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks, Grapes x 2

Mac & Cheese, Fruit, Sliced Cucumbers

Salad Bar, No Bake Peanut Butter Bites

Potato Bar

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuits, Green Beans

Summer Sausage, Crackers, Cheese, Sliced Veggies

Soft Tacos, Rice

Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros, Tossed Salad

Grilled Tilapia, Amish White Bread, Spinach Salad

Spaghetti, 30 Minute Rolls, Steamed Carrots

Out to eat

Gretchen’s $58 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons

I used ClickList again this week because I had several coupons I wanted to use that were valid only if using ClickList. 

2.49 lbs Bananas – $1.47

1 Del Monte Fruit Bowls – $2, used Free ClickList e-coupon AND $0.75/1 Checkout 51 rebate AND $0.75/1 Ibotta rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebates

1 Dillons Buns – $1.99

1 Organic Gatorade – $1.25, used Free ClickList e-coupon AND $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

1 pkg Kroger Drumsticks – $4.67, used $1/1 e-coupon – $3.67 after coupon

1 Hillshire Farms Naturals Turkey Breast – $3.79, used $1/1 mailer coupon – $2.79 after coupon

1 International Delight One-Touch Latte – $3.99, used $1.50/1 printable – $2.49 after coupon

1 Jello Pudding – $2, used Free ClickList e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Kellogg’s Rice Krispie Treats – $2.50, used Free ClickList e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Kind Bar – $1, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $2, used $0.55/1 mailer coupon – $1.45 after coupon

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

2 Kroger Sliced Cheese – $1.99 each, used 2 $1/1 e-coupon – $0.99 each after coupons

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.29, used $0.40/1 mailer coupon – $0.89 after coupon

3 Larabars – $1 each, used 3 Free ClickList e-coupons – Free after coupons

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.29

1 Moms Best Cereal – $1.67

1 Nature Valley Granola Cups – $3.99, used Free ClickList e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars – $2.50, used Free ClickList e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Ragu Sauce – $1.89, used $1/1 ClickList e-coupon – $0.89 after coupon

1 Ruffles Chips – $2.49, used Free ClickList e-coupon – Free after coupon

4 Welch’s Grape Jam – $1.49 each, used 4 $0.50/1 e-coupons – $0.99 each after coupons

5 Kroger Natural Peanut Butter – $1.49 each (I had $0.50/1 e-coupons for this but they didn’t come off at checkout. However, $1.49 is still not a bad price for this kind of peanut butter!)

1 Aussie Conditioner – $3.49, used Free ClickList e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Lay’s Kettle Chips – $1.39, used $1/1 ClickList e-coupon – $0.39 after coupon

Used $5 off catalina coupon (This covered the $4.95 ClickList fee plus gave me $0.05 extra!)

Total after coupons and rebates: $32.18

Aldi

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.29 each

2 pints Blueberries – $1.59 each

2 can Tuna – $0.65 each

2 dozen Eggs – $0.43 each, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.30 each after rebate

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $2.49

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.99

1 gallon Milk – $1.76

1 Half & Half – $1.79

2 Avocados – $0.88 each

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

2 Cucumbers – $0.29 each

1 bag Red Grapes – $1.58

1 lb Butter – $2.40

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.09

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

Total after rebate: $26.48

Total for both stores: $58.66

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs & Toast x 4

Cereal x 3

Lunches

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

Salad Bar x 2

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Fruit

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, Tortilla Chips, Veggies

Hoagie Sandwiches, Chips

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Peas

Soft Tacos, Fruit Salad

Easy Cheesy Tex-Mex Skillet, Tossed Salad, Fruit

Out to eat