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Gretchen’s $47 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

2 Avocados – $1.19 each

3 Frozen Pizzas – $0.99 each

1 pkg Frozen Strawberries – $2.09

1 pkg Frozen Blueberries – $2.29

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.99

1 dozen Eggs – $0.44

1 Half & Half – $1.79

2 cans Pineapple Chunks – $0.89 each

2 cans Cream Mushroom/Chicken Soup – $0.49 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.76

1 bag White Tortilla Chips – $1.19

1 bag Mini Marshmallows – $0.89

1 Cantaloupe – $0.99

1 pkg Zucchini – $1.29

1 bag Mini Cucumbers – $0.99

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $0.79

1 Sour Cream – $1.19

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 loaf Bread – $0.89, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.64 after rebate

Total after rebate: $28.93

Dillons

1 box Cheerios – $3.99, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Simply Lemonade – $1.29

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $6.99, used $1.50/1 e-coupon – $5.49 after coupon

3 Mission Flour Tortillas – $0.49 each

2 Kellogg’s Rice Krispies – $1.79 each, used $1/2 e-coupon – $1.29 each after coupon

1 box LaraBars – $3.99, used $1/1 e-coupon AND $1.50/1 SavingStar.com rebate – $1.49 after coupon and rebate

2 bags Kroger Shredded Cheese – $1.49 each, used $1.15/2 e-coupon – $0.91 each after coupon

1 Kroger Chunk Cheese – $1.49

1 Airheads – $0.50, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

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

1 Stur Liquid Flavor – $2.50, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

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

2 cans Mandarin Oranges – $1 each

2.86 lbs Bananas – $1.40

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate

Total after coupons and rebate: $18.78

Total for both stores: $47.71

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast, Eggs, Spinach x 5

Cereal x 2

Lunches

Smoothies, Granola Bars, Carrots x 2

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Cucumbers, Carrots x 2

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Leftovers

Dinners

Cook out with LifeGroup (I am bringing 5-Cup Salad and Lemonade.)

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Steamed Zucchini

Tacos, Chips & Salsa

Pancakes, Eggs, Cantaloupe

Grilled Chicken, Green Beans, Spinach Salad, Mashed Potatoes

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Cantaloupe, Banana Muffins

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $39 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

I forgot to buy cheese when I was at Aldi so I will have to make a stop by there later this week to grab some since we are completely out!

2 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99 each

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.29

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.49

1 pkg Steamed Peas – $0.89

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.76

3 pkg Strawberries – $0.99 each

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 dozen Eggs – $0.45

1 lb Butter – $2.46

1 Half & Half – $1.79

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 pkg Snack Crackers – $1.59

Total: $27.20

Dillons

4 boxes Cheerios – $2.49 each, used 4 $1.50/1 e-coupon (no longer available) – $0.99 each after coupons

1 bag Kroger Frozen Cauliflower – $1.19

1 International Delight One-Touch Latte – $3.99

1 can Tuna – $0.69, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $0.29 after coupon

2 pkgs Sour Punch – $1 each, used Buy One Get One Free printable – $0.50 each after coupon

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.29

1.68 lbs Bananas – $0.99

1 Kraft Trios – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Nature Valley Granola Bars – $2.49, used $1.50/1 e-coupon (no longer available) AND $0.50/1 SavingStar.com rebate AND used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.24 after coupon and rebates

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $12.70

Total for both stores: $39.90

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast & Eggs x 4

Homemade Bread, Fruit x 2 (We recently purchased a bread machine and I am LOVING it! What are your favorite recipes for bread machines? I’d love to try them!)

Cereal

Lunches

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

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Strawberries

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Carrots, Fruit Salad

Baked Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli (from freezer)

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Baked Lemon Pepper Tilapia, Homemade Bread, Steamed Cauliflower

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Fruit Salad, Steamed Peas

Homemade Pizza Pockets, Tossed Salad

Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Fruit

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Tossed Salad

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies, Rolls

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $50 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

1 bag Chips – $1.19

1 loaf Bread – $0.89, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.64 after rebate

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.99

1 dozen Eggs – $0.67

1 bag Frozen Veggies – $0.99

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $2.09, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $1.84 after rebate

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $2.29

1 bag Flour – $1.25

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.49

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

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 bag Vine Tomatoes – $1.29

1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – $0.45

1 bag Frozen Tilapia Fillets – $3.39

1 bag Red Grapes – $2.38

1 lb Butter – $2.59

1 Plain Yogurt – $1.89

1 Cantaloupe – $0.99

Total after rebates: $35.37

Dillons

I used ClickList again since I had 5 coupons for free items if I used ClickList PLUS $10 off $50!

2.94 lbs Potatoes – $2.91

1 Honey Nut Cheerios – $4.49, used Free ClickList coupon – Free after coupon

1 Hungry Jack Pancake Mix – $2.49, used Free ClickList coupon – Free after coupon

1 Klondlike Ice Cream Bars – $2.99, used $1.50/1 ClickList coupon – $1.54 after coupon

1 bag Kroger Frozen Chicken Breasts – $6.99, used $1.50/1 e-coupon – $5.49 after coupon

5 cans Green Beans – $0.39 each

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.29

1 Martha White Muffin Mix – $1, used Free ClickList coupon – Free after coupon

1 Monster Muscle – $2.50, used Free ClickList coupon – Free after coupon

1 Nature Valley Granola Bars – $2.99, used Free ClickList coupon – Free after coupon

2 Oscar Mayer Turkey/Cheddar Trays – $2.50 each, used Buy One Get One Free ClickList coupon – $1.25 each after coupon

1 Perrier Water – $1.87 (I had a free coupon for this but it didn’t come off when I checked out.)

1 Quaker Overnight Oatmeal – $1.79, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Simple Truth K-Cups – $5.99, used $1.50/1 e-coupon – $4.49 after coupon

1 Talenti Gelato – $3.49 (I also had a free coupon for this as well but it didn’t work.)

Used $10/$50 ClickList order coupon

I also had a coupon to waive the $4.95 ClickList fee.

Total after coupons: $15.53

Total for both stores: $50.90

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast, Eggs & Spinach x 4

Blackberry Coffee Cake

Cereal x 2

Lunches

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

Mac & Cheese, Grapes

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Tossed Salad x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Lasagna Casserole, Rolls, Steamed Broccoli

Waffles, Eggs, Sausage

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, Chips

Grilled Tilapia, Mashed Potatoes, Tossed Salad

Cheesy Broccoli Chicken & Rice, Cantaloupe

Easy Beef Enchiladas, Chips, Fruit Salad, Steamed Veggies

Out to eat

Gretchen’s $55 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

1 dozen Eggs – $0.46, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.21 after rebate (I forgot to include these in the picture.)

1 pkg Green Peppers – $0.99

1 can Black Beans – $0.59

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

2 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.99

1 Half & Half – $1.79

1 Grape Jelly – $1.39

1 lb Butter – $2.59

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 bag Sweet Potatoes – $1.49

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.49 each, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $1.36 each after rebate

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.79

1 pkg Frozen Peas – $0.95

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.49

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.09

1 pkg Spinach – $1.49

1 loaf Bread – $0.89, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.64 after rebate

Total: $26.96

Dillons

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $6.99, used $1/1 e-coupon – $5.99 after coupon

1 Moms Best Cereal – $1.49

1 Private Selection BBQ Sauce – $2, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 BeechNut Baby Oatmeal – $2.39, used $0.75/1 catalina coupon – $1.64 after coupon

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1.99

3 Enjoy Life Cookies – 3/$11.77, used 2 $1.50/1 printable AND $1.50/3 Mobisave rebate AND $3/3 Ibotta rebate AND 2 $1/1 Checkout 51 rebates – $0.75 each after coupons and rebates (Plus I received a $2 catalina for buying 3!)

1 Kroger Shredded Cheese – $1.99

1 bag Kroger Frozen Broccoli – $1

1 Kroger Salad Dressing – $1.49, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $0.99 after coupon

2.27 lbs Bananas – $1.34

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $2.29, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $1.79 after coupon

1 can Kroger Cinnamon Rolls – $1.59, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $1.09 after coupon

2 Barbara’s Cereal – $1.49, used 2 $1/1 printable – $0.49 each after coupon

2 pkgs Jimmy Dean Sausage Patties – $2.49 each, used $1/2 peelie coupon AND 2 $1/1 Ibotta rebates – $0.99 each after coupon and rebates

1 bag Cucumbers – Marked down to $0.99

1 Las Palmas Enchilada Sauce – $1.29

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.29

1 bag Kroger Rice – $0.89

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $28.73

Total for all groceries: $55.69

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast, Eggs & Spinach x 4

Cinnamon Rolls & Sausage

Out to eat (My mom is taking us to a berry farm that has a cafe!)

Cereal

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrots, Cucumbers x 2

Crackers, Cheese, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Fruit

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Spaghetti, 30 Minute Rolls, Cucumber & Watermelon Salad (using watermelon a friend gave us), Green Beans

Taco Salad

Chicken & Rice, Tossed Salad

Waffles, Eggs, Sausage

Homemade Pizza, Breadsticks, Spinach Salad

Enchiladas, Steamed Peas, Cucumbers & Vinegar

Out to eat (using a gift card)

Gretchen’s $26 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons

1 can Tuna – $0.99

2 boxes Cheerios – $1.79 each, used 2 $1/1 printable AND $1/2 SavingStar.com rebate – $0.29 each after coupons and rebate

4 American Beauty Pasta – $0.49 each, used 2 $1/2 printable – Free after coupons

2 Ronzoni Pasta – $0.49 each, used $1/2 printable – Free after coupon

4 Ragu Pasta – $1.29 each, used 2 $1/2 printable – $0.79 each after coupons

1 loaf Honey Wheat Bread – $1.89

1 Turkey Hill Ice Cream – $3, used $1.50/1 printable – $1.50 after coupon

1 Half & Half – $2.29

1 Enjoy Life Cookies – $3.79, used $3/1 printable AND $1/1 Checkout 51 rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

1 Enjoy Life Cookies – $4.19, used $3/1 printable AND $1/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.19 after coupon and rebate

1 Sunbelt Granola Bars – $2.69, used $1/1 printable – $1.69 after coupon

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1

1 bag Kroger Frozen Chicken – $6.99, used $1.50/1 e-coupon – $5.49 after coupon

Used $0.25 Ibotta rebate

Total after coupons and rebates: $18.53

Aldi

1 pkg Tortillas – $0.99

1 loaf Bread – $0.83

2 dozen Eggs – $0.47 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.77

1 bag Potato Chips – $1.09

2 pkg Strawberries – $0.99 each

Total: $7.60

Total for both stores: $26.13

Menu Plan for This Week

We still have a lot of fruits and veggies leftover from last week which I’ll be using up this week. 🙂

Breakfasts

Toast & Eggs x 4

Cereal x 2

Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Lunches

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Cucumber Slices, Chips x 2

Mac & Cheese, Carrot Sticks

Lunch with our LifeGroup

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Italian Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Strawberries

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Spinach Salad

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Steamed Cauliflower

Chicken Fajitas, Refried Beans

French Toast, Eggs, Fruit Smoothies

Out to eat

Gretchen’s $64 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

2 dozen Eggs – $0.47 each

1 Frozen Orange Juice – $1.19

1 gallon Milk – $1.77

1 lb Butter – $2.65

1 can Tuna – $0.65

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.49

2 cartons Blueberries – $1.69 each

3 Frozen Pizzas – $0.99 each

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 bag Red Grapes – $1.58

1 pkg Shredded Cheese – $2.99

1 pkg Chicken Drumsticks – $3.26

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

3 pkg Strawberries – $0.99 each

1 pkg Chunk Cheese – $1.79

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 bag Peaches – $1.59

1 canister Black Pepper – $2.99

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49

1 loaf Bread – $0.85

1 Grape Jelly – $1.39

1 pkg Turkey Deli Meat – $2.39

1 Half & Half – $1.79

1 Cucumber – $0.49

1 Cantaloupe – $0.99

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.99

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.79

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.85

1 pkg Crackers – $1.59

Total: $56.57

Dillons

1 Chef’s Cut Jerky – $3.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Psst Sweet Pickle Relish – $1

1 Enjoy Life Cookies – $3.81, used $1/1 Checkout 51 rebate and $0.75/1 Mobisave rebate – $2.06 after rebates

1 Ocean Spray Mocktail – $2.79, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

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

1.92 lbs Bananas – $1.13

1 pkg Kroger Potatoes – $2.77

2 pkg Ronzoni Pasta – $0.49 each, used $1/2 e-coupon – Free after coupon

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $8.10

Total for both stores: $64.67

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast & Eggs x 4

Cereal x 2

Biscuits & Fruit

Lunches

Mac & Cheese, Carrot Sticks

Turkey, Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

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

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Fruit Salad

Leftovers

Dinners

Chicken & Rice, Steamed Broccoli

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes

Hamburgers, Fruit Salad, Homemade French Fries

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Spinach Salad

The Best Belgian Waffles, Eggs, Juice

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Spinach Salad

Out to eat (using a gift card)