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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)

Gretchen’s $29 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Sprouts

0.96 lbs Asparagus – $1.90

2.63 lbs Cauliflower – $2.58

2 Cucumbers – $0.50 each

1.55 lbs Gala Apples – $1.52

2 Green Peppers – $0.33 each, used $0.25 Ibotta rebate – $0.21 each after rebate

Total after rebate: $7.42

Aldi

1 pkg Flour – $1.18

1 gallon Milk – $1.58

1 pkg Flour Torillas – $0.99

1 pkg Shredded Cheese – $2.99, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $2.89

1 pkg Spinach – $1.49

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $0.99

2 pkg Strawberries – $0.99 each

1 loaf Bread – $0.85

Total after rebate: $13.24 

Dillons

2 Annie’s Mac and Cheese – $1 each, used 2 $0.50/1 printable – $0.50 after coupons

1 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $1

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

1 Kroger Half & Half – $2.29

1 Halo Top Ice Cream – $3.99, used $1/1 printable AND $1/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.99 after coupon and rebate (I’ve been wanting to try this for a long time!)

Used $0.25 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $9.23

Total for all stores: $29.89

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast & Eggs x 4

Brown Sugar Biscuit Twists, Eggs

Cereal

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks x 2

Mac & Cheese, Fruit

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Lunch with family

Leftovers

Dinners

Spaghetti, Steamed Veggies, Muffins (from my mom)

Grilled Chicken, Spinach Salad

Southwestern Roll-ups, Rice, Fruit Salad

Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Spinach Salad

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, Amish White Bread, Veggies

Pancakes, Eggs

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $36 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Crystal kindly gifted us a free delivery from Blue Apron that included 3 meals. Our box arrived this last weekend and I will be using these meals this week. I’m super excited to try some meals that I wouldn’t normally make!

Aldi

2 dozen Large Eggs – $0.49 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.58

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.49

1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – $0.45

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $0.99

3 frozen Pizzas – $0.99 each

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.99

1 lb Butter – $2.68

1 pkg Green Peppers – $0.99

1 pkg Deli Turkey – $2.39

1 Cucumber – $0.49

1 pkg Cheese – $1.79

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.69

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.29

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.79

1 Cantaloupe – $0.99

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 loaf Bread – $0.85

Total: $36.90

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs & Toast x 4

Cereal x 2

Out to eat with our LifeGroup

Lunches

Turkey Sandwiches, Veggies

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrots, Cantaloupe x 2

Mac & Cheese, Spinach Salad

Cheese, Crackers, Veggies, Fruit x 2

Leftovers

Dinners

Spaghetti, Green Beans, Spinach Salad

Baked Chicken, Fruit Salad, Potatoes

Waffles, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Seared Steaks & Salsa Verde, Potatoes/Asparagus/Radishes, Biscuits (Blue Apron Meal)

Crispy Catfish, Spicy Vegetable Curry with Charred Lime (Blue Apron Meal)

Persian-Style Chicken & Crispy Rice, Summer Squash/Currants & Lemon Yogurt, Spinach Salad (Blue Apron Meal)

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Steamed Broccoli

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