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Gretchen’s $42 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 4

Dillons

1 can Bush’s Beans – $1, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Simple Truth Fruit & Grain Granola Bars – $1.49

2 pkg Betty Crocker Fruit by the Roll – $0.99 each, used $1/2 printable – $0.49 each after coupon

5 pkg Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each, used $1/5 e-coupon – $0.80 each after coupon

1.84 lbs Bananas – $0.90

1 gallon Milk – $1.89

1 can Hunt’s Tomatoes – $1, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

2 pkg Baking Soda – $0.57 each

2 cans Kroger Beans – $0.59 each

1 can Kroger Green Beans – $0.59

2 pkg Kroger Shredded Cheese – $2.49 each, used $0.85/2 e-coupon – $2.06 each after coupon

1 pkg Kroger Rice – $0.89

1 pkg Kroger Tortillas – $1.79

1 pkg Kroger Flour – $1.29, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $0.89 after coupon

1 lb Laura’s Lean Ground Beef – $6.99, used 50% off e-coupon – $3.50 after coupon

1 pkg Chili Seasoning – $1, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Pineapple – $0.99

2 Post Great Grains Cereal – $1.29, used $1/2 printable – $0.79 each after coupon

2 cans Red Gold Tomatoes – $0.49 each

1 loaf Bread – $2.49

1 Simple Truth Sour Cream – $1.99, used $1/1 e-coupon AND $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.74 after coupon and rebate

1 Tennesse Pride Sausage – $2.99

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Used $10 off order catalina I received for buying diapers last week

Total after coupons and rebates: $22.88

Aldi

1 dozen Eggs – $1.58

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.83

1 canister Raisins – $2.79

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.49 each

1 pkg Corn Chips – $0.99

1 Baking Powder – $0.99

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.29

2 Avocados – $0.49 each

2 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 bag Potato Chips – $1.49

1 lb Butter – $2.49

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 Lettuce – $0.99

Total: $20.06

Total for both stores: $42.94

Menu Plan for This Week

We all ended up getting sick for several days last week and were living on saltines and ginger ale. So we still have produce, chicken, and frozen veggies leftover from last week’s shopping trip that needs to be used up this week.

Breakfasts

Biscuits & Gravy, Fruit x 2

French Toast, Fruit

Cereal x 2

Toast, Eggs x 2

Lunches

Mac & Cheese, Carrot Sticks x 2

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Veggies x 2

Turkey, Cheese, Crackers, Fruit x 2

Leftovers

Dinners

Hamburgers, Chips, Green Beans

Sour Cream Enchiladas (using ground venison), Corn Chips, Steamed Broccoli

Hawaiian Haystacks, Sliced Avocados

Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Spinach Salad

Chili, Corn Chips, Fruit Salad

Venison Roast, Carrots, Potatoes

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Steamed Peas, Pineapple

Gretchen’s $51 Grocery Shopping Trip & Menu Plan

Dillons

1 Kroger Ice Cream – $2.50

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1.89, used $0.40/1 mailer coupon – $1.49 after coupon

2 Simple Truth Coffee K-Cups – $4.99 each, used $2/2 e-coupon – $3.99 each after coupon

2.45 lbs Bananas – $1.20

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

4 Kroger Frozen Veggies – $0.88 each, used $0.40/2 mailer coupon – $0.78 each after coupon

1 loaf bread – $1.99

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

Total after coupons: $18.28

Aldi

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 bag Potatoes – $2.29

1 pkg Lasagna Noodles – $1.25

2 dozen Eggs – $1.59 each

1 gallon Milk – $2.08

2 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

1 pkg Grapes – $3.15

1 bag Spinach – $1.29

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 loaf Bread – $0.83

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.29

1 Pineapple – $1.19

1 Jelly – $1.59

1 Frozen Orange Juice – $1.19

2 lbs Butter – $2.46 each

2 pints Blueberries – $0.49 each

Total: $33.08

Total for all groceries: $51.36

Menu Plan for This Week

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

Breakfasts

Toast & Eggs x 4

Cereal x 2

Cinnamon Rolls, Fruit, Juice

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Sliced Veggies x 2

Mac & Cheese, Apple Slices, Grapes

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies

Baked Potato Bar

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Friends for dinner (We’re having a BYO Meat Grill-out and Game Night) – I’ll thaw out a few chicken breasts for us and will be making a fruit salad as well.

Lasagna, Steamed Peas, Spinach Salad

Venison Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Homemade Bread

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Spinach Salad, Fruit Salad

Waffles, Eggs, Bacon (leftover from last week)

Out to eat (Papa Johns Pizza using coupon codes!) 🙂

BBQ Meatballs (using ground venison), Biscuits, Green Beans

Gretchen’s $57 Grocery Shopping Trip & Menu Plan

Aldi

1 gallon Milk – $2.08

1 dozen Eggs – $1.59

2 pkg Blackberries – $0.89 each

2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup – $0.49 each

1 pkg Yeast – $0.89

1 bag (3 lbs) Grapefruit – $1.99

1 pkg Green Peppers – $0.99

1 bag Spinach – $1.29

1 bag (3 lbs) Apples – $3.19

2.09 lbs Bananas – $0.92

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 pkg Crackers – $1.49

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 can Tuna – $0.70

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $0.99

3 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $1.19

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 lb Butter – $2.55

1 Sour Cream – $1.19

Total: $33.15

Dillons

I did a Clicklist order this week so I could use my free coupons before they expired. 🙂 

2 pkg Blueberries – $2 each

1 Larabar Bites – $2.99, used $1/1 e-coupon AND $1/1 SavingStar.com rebate – $0.99 after coupon and rebate

1 Arla Cream Cheese – $2.99 (I had a free e-coupon for this but it didn’t come off. I didn’t realize it until I was already home.) 🙁

1 Chobani Yogurt – $3.99, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 gallon Milk – $1.89 (This was cheaper than Aldi, so I went ahead and bought another gallon.)

1 dozen Eggs – $1.69

1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bites – $3.29, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Hormel Bacon – $5.49, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Kool Aid Jammers – $1.79, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Kroger Mayonnaise – $1.69, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.44 after rebate

1 Kroger Spaghetti Sauce – $0.99

1 Kroger Instant Oatmeal – $1.49

1 Mott Fruit Snacks – $2.19, used Free e-coupon AND $0.50/1 SavingStar.com rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

1 Philly Bagel Chips & Cream Cheese Dip – $1.67 each, used Buy One Get One Free e-coupon – $0.83 each after coupon

1 loaf Sara Lee Bread – $3.29, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Simple Truth Turkey Breast – $3.49, used $1/1 e-coupon – $2.49 after coupon

1 Simple Truth Kettle Corn – $2, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Simple Truth Ketchup – $1.69, used $0.30/1 e-coupon – $1.39 after coupon

1 Tropicana Orange Juice – $2.99, used $2/1 e-coupon – $0.99 after coupon

1 Zone Kids Bars – $4.29, used Free e-coupon AND $1.50/1 Checkout 51 rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Clicklist Fee: $4.95

Total after coupons and rebates: $24.72

Total for both stores: $57.87

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs, Toast, Grapefruit x 5

Cereal

French Toast, Bacon, Orange Juice

Lunches

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

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Cucumbers, Blackberries

Cheese Quesadillas, Apples, Blackberries

Turkey Sandwiches, Sliced Veggies

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Spinach Salad

Venison Stew, Blueberry Muffins

Slow Cooker Ritz Chicken, Steamed Peas, Blueberry Muffins

Venison Burgers (using buns from the freezer), Chips, Spinach Salad

Spaghetti, Homemade Bread, Steamed Broccoli

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Penne, Fruit Salad

Out to eat

Gretchen’s $49 Grocery Shopping Trip & Menu Plan

Dillons

2.49 lbs Bananas – $1.22

2 Kraft Shredded Cheese – $1.84 each

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

2 Keebler Crackers – $1.77 each, used $1/2 Checkout 51 rebate AND 2 $0.50/1 Ibotta rebates – $0.77 each after rebates

1 gallon Milk – $2.09

4.85 lbs Pork Loin Half – $4.80 (This will be enough for 2 dinners for us! I was SO excited about this special price they were running for one day only!)

1 lb Butter – $2.99

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.29

1 Kroger Spaghetti Sauce – $0.99

Total after rebates and coupon: $18.06

Aldi

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 pkg Spinach – $1.49

1 Cauliflower – $0.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $2.39

1 pkg Red Grapes – $1.63

2 dozen Eggs – $1.38 each

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.69

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.79

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 loaf Bread – $0.69

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49

1 Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.19

1 pkg Blackberries – $0.99

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

3 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

1 pkg Butter – $2.29

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.19

Total: $31.04

Total for both stores: $49.64

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Toast & Eggs x 3

Bagels from Panera (Special Sunday brunch!)

Lunches

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

Turkey Sandwiches, Grapes x 2

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Leftovers

Dinners

Roasted Pork Loin, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Hamburger Vegetable Soup (using venison), Cheese & Crackers

Spaghetti, Bread, Green Beans

Soft Tacos, Rice

Sour Cream Mushroom Chicken, Bread, Steamed Peas

Dinner at in-laws

Out to eat

Gretchen’s $67 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

1 lb Butter – $2.55

1 gallon Milk – $1.88

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 bag Shredded Mexican Cheese – $2.69

1 bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.99

2 bags Baby Carrots – $0.69 each

2 pkg Yeast – $0.89 each

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 bag Hershey Kisses – $2.95

1 box Saltine Crackers – $0.85

1 bottle Pure Maple Syrup – $6.79

1 bag Roma Tomatoes – $1.19

3 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

1 Grape Jelly – $1.59

Total: $36.81

Dillons

I used Clicklist again and they were out of a few items I ordered. They kindly substituted other items for the same price. I cannot talk about how much I LOVE Clicklist and my local Dillons!

3 large jars Kroger Peanut Butter – $0.99 each (They were out of the small ones that I ordered so they gave me the huge sized jars for the same price!)

1 Temptations Cat Treats – $3.29, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon (Yet another item they sized up for the same price because they were out of the small bag.)

1 Viva Paper Towels – $9.99, used Free Clicklist e-coupon – Free after coupon

4 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each, used $1/4 e-coupon – $0.75 each after coupon

2.38 lbs Bananas – $1.17

1 Cottonelle Bath Tissue – $7.49, used Free Clicklist e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Dillons (18 count) Eggs – $0.99

4 bag Hershey’s Chocolate Chips – $0.99 each

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

1 Kroger Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.49

3 lbs Ground Beef – $8.97

1 Kroger Cinnamon Rolls – $1.69, used $1.50/1 e-coupon (no longer available) – $0.19 after coupon

1 Krusteaz Cornbread Mix – $1.99, used $0.50/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $1.49 after rebate

1 Mountain Dew – $1.79, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Red Bull – $2.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Psst Sugar – $1.59

5 Corn Chex Cereal – $1.99 each, used 5 $1/1 e-coupon AND $1/2 SavingStar.com rebate – $0.79 each after coupons

They also waived the $4.95 Clicklist fee because I had ordered Honey Nut Chex but they were out of it. So I didn’t have to pay that!

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $31.12

Total for both stores: $67.93

Menu Plan for This Week

I had stopped by Dillons in the middle of last week to check out their markdowns and they had tons of fruits and veggies marked down. So have lots of apples and oranges we need to use up this week!

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Toast and Eggs x 3

Cinnamon Rolls, Fruit

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks x 2

Cheese Quesadillas, Sliced Cucumbers, Sliced Apples

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Venison Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Homemade Bread

Mac & Cheese, Fruit Salad

Chicken Enchiladas, Refried Beans, Cornbread, Steamed Carrots

Poor Man’s Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Steamed Broccoli

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Out to eat

I’m also planning on doing a Christmas cookie baking day this week.

Gretchen’s $59 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

1 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $1.19

1 Sour Cream – $0.89

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.19

2 dozen Large Eggs – $1.45 each

1 frozen Orange Juice – $1.19

2 pkg Cheese – $1.79

1 loaf Bread – $0.83

1 Cottage Cheese – $2.29

1 Ketchup – $0.89

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.99

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.49

1 can Tuna – $0.68

1 pkg Corn Tortillas – $1.29

4 Avocados – $0.39 each (SO excited for this price!)

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 pkg Roma Tomatos – $1.19

3 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

1 pkg Mandarins – $2.49

1 pkg Apples – $1.98

1 Applesauce – $1.89

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 Italian Dressing – $1.29

1 gallon Milk – $2.18

Total: $42.05

Dillons

1 Yasso Frozen Yogurt Bars – $4.49, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

6 Kellogg’s Cereals – $1.49 each, used $2/4 e-coupon AND 2 $1/1 printable – $0.82 each after coupons

1 Ragu Spaghetti Sauce – $1.67, used $1/1 e-coupon – $0.67 after coupon

2 Crisco Vegetable Oil – $2.99 each, used 2 $2/1 e-coupon (no longer available) – $0.99 each after coupons

2 Gold Metal Flour – $1.99 each, used 2 $1/1 e-coupon (no longer available) – $0.99 each after coupons

2 bags Apples – Marked down to $0.99 each

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.29

4 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each, used $1/4 e-coupon – $0.75 each after coupon

2.59 lbs Bananas – $1.27

1 PowerBar – $1.25, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Jello Simply Good – $1.49, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

Total after coupons: $17.39

Total for both stores: $59.44

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast & Eggs x 4

Cereal x 2

Out to eat

Lunches

Cheese Quesadillas, Carrot Sticks

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Mandarins, Sliced Apples x 2

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Sliced Cucumbers, Apples

Leftovers

Dinners

Mexican Lasagna, Steamed Peas, Rice

Pancakes, Eggs, Orange Juice

Spaghetti, Lemon Bread (from the freezer – leftover from Thanksgiving!), Green Beans

Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Homemade Bread

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Tossed Salad

Bean Burritos, Green Rice Casserole, Spinach Salad

Leftovers