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Gretchen’s $51 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.29

1 Ken’s Salad Dressing – $1.99, used $0.75/1 printable AND $0.75/1 Mobisave rebate – $0.49 after coupon and rebate

1 Cantaloupe – $0.99

5 Kellogg’s Cereals – $1.99 each, used $3/5 printable – $1.39 each after coupon

1 bag Kroger Shredded Cheese – $3.49, used $0.80/1 e-coupon – $2.69 after coupon

1 box Larabars – $3.39, used $0.75/1 printable AND $1/1 SavingStar rebate AND $0.75/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.99 after coupon and rebates

1 Black Forest Organic Gummy Bears – $1.25, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Kroger Pasta Sauce – $1.19

Used $0.25 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebate: $14.34

Aldi

1 gallon Milk – $1.78

1 lb Butter – $2.68

3 cartons Strawberries – $0.99 each

1 Half & Half – $1.79

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.49

1 Tortillas – $0.99

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 Grape Jelly – $1.39

3 dozen Eggs – $0.46 each

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.69

1 pkg Frozen Tilapia Fillets – $3.39

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.79

1 pkg Spinach – $1.49

1 Cucumber – $0.59

1 loaf Bread – $0.85

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 pkg Fresh Asparagus – $1.69

2 cans Cream Soup – $0.49 each

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 bag Red Grapes – $1.98

Total: $37.18

Total for both stores: $51.52

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 2

Toast, Eggs, Spinach x 4

Oatmeal & Fruit

Lunches

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

Cheese Quesadillas, Sliced Veggies

Crackers, Cheese, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Mac & Cheese, Fruit

Waffles, Eggs, Fruit

Grilled Chicken & Tilapia, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Spaghetti, Steamed Asparagus, Biscuits

Baked Chicken, Rice, Cantaloupe

Soft Taco Bar, Steamed Peas

Date night

Gretchen’s $61 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

3 Frozen Pizzas – $0.99 each

1 dozen Eggs – $0.58

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

3 pkgs Strawberries – $0.99 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.68 (not pictured)

1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – $0.45

1 lb Butter – $2.40

1 Applesauce – $1.89

1 Vegetable Oil – $1.85

1 Half & Half – $1.79

1 Honey – $4.99

1 pkg White Tortilla Chips – $1.19

1 Cantaloupe – $0.99

1 Cucumber – $0.59

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup – $0.49

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.99

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.29

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 pkg Deli Meat – $2.39

1 loaf Bread – $0.85

1 pkg Cheese – $1.79

1 pkg Sweet Corn – $0.99

Total: $37.91

Dillons

2 Moms Best Cereal – $1.67 each

1 Nestea Lemon Tea – $1.49, used Free mailer coupon – Free after coupon

1 Kroger Ketchup – $1.49

1 pkg Kroger Flour – $1.79

2 Yoplait Go-Gurts – $1.67 each, used $1/2 e-coupon – $1.17 each after coupon

1 pkg Kroger Frozen Green Beans – $1

1.58 lbs Bananas – $0.93

1 International Delight One-Touch Latte – $3.49, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Pineapple – $0.99

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1

1 Kroger Powdered Sugar – $1.79

1 Sandwich Bros Breakfast Sandwiches – $3.99, used Free mailer coupon AND $0.25 Ibotta rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

1 Garlic Salt – $1

1 pkg Ball Park Franks – $0.99

3 lbs Ground Beef – $7.47

Used $0.25 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $23.63

Total for both stores: $61.54

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast & Eggs x 3

Cereal x 2

Oatmeal

Free Krispy Kreme Donuts with friends (for national donut day!)

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks x 2

Turkey Sandwiches, Fruit Salad

Lunch with family

Cheese, Crackers, Turkey Meat, Fruit, Veggies

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

BBQ Meatballs, Green Beans, Butterhorn Rolls

Pizza from Papa Johns (We’re having company for dinner and they are bringing the pizza!)

Dinner with Life Group (It’s a “Bring Your Own Meat” dinner so we’re bringing chicken and hot dogs to grill.)

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, Chips, Fruit Salad

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Spinach Salad

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $50 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

2 lbs Ground Beef – $2.69 each

2 pkgs Hamburger Buns – $0.85 each

1 pkg Ramen Noodles – $1.94 (My husband did the shopping at Aldi this week!) 😉

3 Frozen Pizzas – $0.99 each

1 pkg Tortillas – $0.99

1 can Baked Beans – $1.39

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $0.99

1 can Grill Style Beans – $1.49

1 Half & Half – $1.79

1 loaf Bread – $1.39

1 jar Dill Pickles – $1.29

1 dozen Eggs – $0.89

1 gallon Milk – $1.78

2 cans Cream Soup – $0.49 each

1 pkg Tomatoes – $1.29

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

Total: $28.14

Dillons

1 Nabisco Ritz Crackers – $2.49, use Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

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

1 Sunbelt Granola Bars – $2.69

1 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $1

4 Ronzoni Pasta – $1 each, used 2 $1/2 printable – $0.50 after coupons

3 American Beauty Pasta – $1 each and 1 American Beauty Lasagna Noodles – $1.99, used 2 $1/2 printable – $0.74 each after coupons

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $2.50, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $2.10 after coupon

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1.69, used $0.10/1 Mobisave rebate – $1.59 after rebate

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.49, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.29

Used $0.25 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons: $13.41

Sprouts

0.67 lbs Broccoli – $0.86

2 Cucumbers – $0.50 each

1.62 lbs Fuji Apples – $1.59

2.11 lbs Navel Oranges – $2.07

1 Seedless Watermelon – $2

2.11 lbs Sweet Potatoes – $1.86

Total: $9.38

Total for all stores: $50.93

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 2

Toast & Eggs x 4

Donuts (for our Sunday morning special family date) 🙂

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrots, Apples x 2

Mac & Cheese, Carrots

Apples & Peanut Butter, Crackers, Sliced Cucumbers

Cheese Quesadillas, Fruit

Turkey Sandwiches, Carrots, Chips

Leftovers

Dinners

BBQ Beef Sandwiches (using venison), Steamed Peas (from the freezer)

Hamburgers, Chips, Baked Beans, Green Beans

French Toast, Eggs, Watermelon

Crockpot Lasagna, Tossed Salad, 30 Minute Rolls

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Rice, Watermelon

BBQ Meatballs, Sweet Potatoes, Tossed Salad

Baked Chicken, Steamed Broccoli, Amish White Bread

Gretchen’s $54 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – $0.45

1 Grape Jelly – $1.39

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $2.39

1 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $1.19

1 pkg Spinach – $1.49

1 pkg Flaxseed – $2.49

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.69

1 gallon Milk – $1.78

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.29 each

2 pkg Frozen Pizza – $0.99 each

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.29

1 pint Blueberries – $1.99

1 loaf Bread – $0.85

1 pkg Tortillas – $0.99

1 pkg Shredded Cheese – $2.99

Total: $27.52

Dillons

I used Dillons Clicklist again and was given a bag full of freebies when I went to pick up my groceries! Yay! I went ahead and included those freebies in the picture. 🙂 

1 pkg Simple Truth Cleansing Wipes – Free

1 pkg Tide Laundry Detergent Sample – Free

1 Travel Sized Pantene Shampoo – Free

1 mini box Honey Nut Cheerios – Free

1 Breakfast Flats Bar – Free

1 bottle Pure Leaf Tea – Free

1.60 lbs Bananas – $0.94

2 pkg Kroger Frozen Chicken Breasts – $4.77 each, used $1.50/1 e-coupon – $4.02 each after coupon

1 pkg Kroger Frozen Peas – $1

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.79, used $0.45/1 e-coupon – $1.34 after coupon

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.49

1 Lindt Lindor Truffle – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Cantaloupe – $0.99

1 Simple Truth Pomegranate Juice – $3.99

1 Simple Truth Organic Columbian Coffee K-Cups – $5.99 (I have fallen in love with these and can’t find any k-cups that compare to the taste! The problem is, you can only buy them in boxes of 12 at a time. If anyone has tried these and found something similar that you can buy in bulk to make it cheaper, please let me know!)

1 can Simple Truth Garbanzo Beans – $1

2 Simple Truth Greek Yogurt – $1 each (I had a coupon on my Dillons card for these, but it didn’t come off.) 🙁

Used $0.25 Ibotta rebate (for submitting any receipt)

Total after coupons and rebate: $26.53

Total for both stores: $54.05

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 2

Toast, Eggs, Juice, Spinach x 4

Oatmeal & Fruit

Lunches

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Turkey Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks x 2

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Sliced Cucumbers

Mac & Cheese, Fruit Smoothies

Leftovers

Dinners

Spaghetti, Cantaloupe, Rolls (from freezer)

Soft Tacos, Chips, Cantaloupe

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, Biscuits

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Tossed Salad

Chicken & Rice, Steamed Broccoli

Waffles, Eggs, Juice

Dinner out

Gretchen’s $40 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

2 Frozen Pizzas – $0.99 each

1 lb Butter – $2.89

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 pkg Gallon Bags – $1.99

1 Half & Half – $1.79

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 Grape Jelly – $1.39

1 pkg Shredded Cheddar Cheese (16 oz) – $2.99

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 pkg Tortilla Chips – $1.19

1 dozen Eggs – $0.52

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.69

2 pkg Cheddar Cheese (8 oz) – $1.79 each

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 bag Red Grapes – $1.98, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $1.73 after rebate

1 bag Potatoes (5 lbs) – $2.49

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.49

1 pkg Deli Turkey – $2.39

1 loaf Bread – $0.85

Used $10/$40 mailer coupon

Total after coupon and rebate: $31.59

Dillons

I tried something new this week and used Clicklist for the first time! I didn’t order much because I wasn’t sure how I would like it. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was and happy that they took my coupons without any problem. Although I missed the store “experience” and the opportunity to look for marked down items, I will definitely be using Clicklist again! It was nice to not have to get my kids out of the car and keep an eye on them while shopping. 😉 

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

2 Cucumbers – $0.50 each

1 gallon Dillons Milk – $1.88

1 pkg Hormel Natural Choice Snack – $1.99, used $1/1 printable – $0.99 after coupon (I thought I had a Mobisave rebate to make this almost free, but it wasn’t on my app when I went to redeem it.) 🙁

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.49, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $1.39 after rebate

1 Mom’s Best Oats Cereal – $1.67, used $0.25 Ibotta rebate – $1.42 after rebate

2 Sunbelt Granola Bars – $2.69 each, used Buy One Get One Free printable (took off $2.99) – $1.19 each after coupon

Used $0.25 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $8.81

Total for both stores: $40.40

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs, Toast, Spinach (leftover from last week) x 4

Cereal x 2

Donuts from our local donut shop 🙂

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Grapes x 2

Turkey Sandwiches, Fruit Salad

Baked Potato Bar

Mac & Cheese, Carrot Sticks, Cucumber Slices

Cheese, Crackers, Turkey, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Dinners

My husband had to go out of town for a couple days last week so we ended up not using two of the meals from last week’s menu. (Am I the only one who serves cereal and milk for dinner when my hubby is gone? 😉 ) I went ahead and moved those meals to this week’s menu since I still had the ingredients for them.

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Steamed Broccoli, Sliced Pineapple

Ham Hashbrown Casserole, Eggs

Southwest Roll-ups, Chips and Salsa

Salad Bar with Grilled Chicken

BBQ Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuits, Green Beans

Spaghetti, Homemade Bread, Steamed Veggies

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $35 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

2 dozen Large Eggs – $0.72 each

2 cans Cream of Chicken/Mushroom Soup – $0.49 each

1 can Green Beans – $0.49

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 loaf Bread – $0.85

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $2.29

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $0.99

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 bag Tortillas – $0.99

1 White Vinegar – $0.79

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.79

1 pkg Chopped Pecans – $4.99

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.49

1 Cantaloupe – $1.79

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

Total: $27.63

Dillons

1 Moms Best Cereal – $1.67

1 Sour Patch Kids Candy – $1.39, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Kroger Hashbrowns – $1.79

1 Smithfield Ham Steak – $2

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.59

1.28 lbs Banans – $0.76

Total after coupon: $7.81

Total for both stores: $35.44

Menu Plan for This Week

We still have fruits and vegetables leftover from last week so I will be using those up this week, too.

Breakfasts

Cereal x 2

Toast, Eggs, Spinach x 4

Blueberry Coffee Cake, Fruit

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrots Sticks x 2

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Sliced Cucumbers

Mac & Cheese, Fruit Salad

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Lunch at my parents

Dinners

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Steamed Broccoli

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Tossed Salad

Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Crackers & Cheese, Carrot Sticks

Ham Hashbrown Casserole, Eggs, Cantaloupe

Italian Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuits, Green Beans

Out to eat

Leftovers