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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

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