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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

Gretchen’s $48 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Dillons

1 Turkey Hill Ice Cream – $2.50, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate AND $0.25 Ibotta rebate – $2.15 after rebates

1 Danimal Smoothie – $1.49

2 Kellogg’s Cocoa Krispies – $1.49 each, used $1/2 printable AND $1/2 SavingStar.com rebate – $0.49 each after coupon and rebate

1 Nabisco Good Thins – $2.77, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

2 Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes – $1.49 each, used $1/2 printable – $0.99 each after coupon

1 Malt O Meal Cereal – $1.99, used $1/1 e-coupon – $0.99 after coupon

2 Cascadian Farms Cereal – $1.99, used 2 $1/1 printable AND $1 SavingStar.com rebate – $0.49 each after coupons and rebate

1 Betty Crocker Brownie Mix – $1

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

2.23 lbs Bananas – $1.32, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $1.22 after rebate

2 lbs Simple Truth Ground Beef – Marked down to $3.99 each

1 pkg Stew Beef – Marked down to $3.48

1 Kroger Shredded Cheese (16 oz) – $3.79, used $0.65/1 e-coupon – $3.14 after coupon

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $2

Total after coupons and rebates: $28.38

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Aldi

1 can Chicken Breasts – $1.69

1 gallon Milk – $1.89, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $1.79 after rebate

1 dozen Eggs – $0.69, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $0.59 after rebate

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $1.19

1 bag Spinach – $1.79

1 Kettle Chips – $1.79

1 loaf Bread – $1.39, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $1.29 after rebate

1 can Baked Beans – $1.39

1 Mild Salsa – $1.89

1 Frozen Orange Juice – $1.19

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $0.99

1 Cucumber – $0.29

1 bag Grapes – $1.78

1 can Tuna – $0.65

5 lbs Potatoes – $1.99, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $1.74 after rebate

Total after rebates: $20.05

Total for both stores: $48.43

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Eggs, Spinach, Toast x 3

Oatmeal, Orange Juice

Lunches

Tossed Salad Bar

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Grapes, Cucumber Slices

Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Veggies

Lunch with friends (We are bringing brownies.)

Macaroni & Cheese, Fruit

Baked Potatoes, Cottage Cheese

Leftovers

Dinners

Hamburgers, Baked Beans, Chips, Corn on the Cob

Beef & Noodles, Tossed Salad, Banana Bread

Chicken & Rice, Steamed Broccoli (from freezer)

Bean Burritos, Chips & Salsa, Fruit Salad

French Toast, Eggs, Orange Juice

Leftovers

Out to eat

Gretchen’s $34.89 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

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After a crazy busy few weeks and taking time off from menu planning and couponing, it was nice to get back into the swing of things this week. 

Dillons

1 bag Kroger Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – $6.99, used $1.45/1 e-coupon – $5.54 after coupon

1 Nestle Milk Chocolate Chips – $3.59, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 bag Kroger Shredded Cheese – $1.77

3 Chobani Greek Yogurt – $1.25 each, used $1/3 printable – $0.92 each after coupon

1 Land O Lakes Butter – $2.50

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.79, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1 Kroger Whipped Topping – $0.88

Total after coupons: $15.44

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Aldi

1 Honey Nut Oats Cereal – $1.19

1 Frozen Orange Juice – $1.19

3 pkg Strawberries – $1.29 each

1 pkg Green Peppers – $1.29

1 Cucumber – $0.49

1 gallon Milk – $1.79

1 Frosted Flakes Cereal – $1.29

1 Avocado – $0.69

1 pkg Sweet Corn – $0.99

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 Taco Mix – $0.35

1 can Refried Beans – $0.79

1 Honey Bear – $2.99

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.49

Received $0.25 back from Find & Save app

Total: $19.45

Total for both stores: $34.89

Menu Plan for This Week

We have some staple items (bread, eggs, fruit, etc) we bought over the last few weeks that I will be trying to use up this week.

Breakfasts

Cereal x 4

Toast, Eggs x 2

Pumpkin Muffins, Strawberries

Lunches

Tossed Salad Bar x 2

Baked Potatoes, Cottage Cheese x 2

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Sliced Veggies

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Fruit

Leftovers

Dinners

Hawaiian Haystacks

Bean Burritos, Steamed Peas (from freezer)

Broccoli Cheddar Quiche, Strawberries

Hamburgers (using frozen buns I got on sale a while back and ground beef that was given to us), Grilled Green Peppers, Corn on the Cob

Chicken Stir-Fry (I’ll just throw in whatever leftover veggies we have with the chicken and sauté them.), Biscuits

Taco Bar

Out to eat

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