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Gretchen’s $53 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 4

Aldi

2 dozen Eggs – $1.55 each

1 pint Blueberries – $1.79

1 Cottage Cheese – $2.29

1 Yeast – $0.95

1 Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.19

1 gallon Milk – $2.08

1 Grape Jelly – $1.39

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.79

1 lb Butter – $2.45

2 Avocados – $0.39 each

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.29

1 pkg Grapes – $1.14

1 Half & Half – $1.99

1 Lettuce – $1.29

1 pkg Spinach – $1.49

Total: $25.01

Dillons

5 boxes Kellogg’s Cereal – $1.49 each, used $3/5 e-coupon AND $0.60/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.77 each after coupon and rebate

1 Yoplait Yogurt – $3.99, used $2/1 e-coupon (no longer available) – $1.99 after coupon

2 Mom’s Best Cereal – Marked down to $0.79 each

2 Kraft Cheese – $1.99 each

1 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Bars – $1.99, used $1/1 printable – $0.99 after coupon

2.92 lbs Bananas – $1.43

1 Chamomile Tea – $2

2 bags Frozen Veggies – $0.88 each, used $0.40/2 e-coupon – $0.68 each after coupon

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – Marked down to $0.25

1 Clif Nut Butter Bar – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

2 pkg Gevalia K-Cups – Marked down to $0.99 (I was so excited to find a whole shelf of these marked down!)

1 pkg Gevalia Mocha Latte K-Cups – Marked down to $0.99

1 pkg Kroger Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.37, used $1.25/1 e-coupon – $3.87

1 pkg Stonyfield Smoothies – $2.99, used $2/1 printable AND $1/1 Ibotta rebate – Free after coupon and rebate

2 bags Apples/Oranges – Marked down to $0.99 each

1 Cantaloupe – $1.50

Used $0.50/1 Ibotta rebate for any item

Total after coupons and rebates: $28.74

Total for both stores: $53.75

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast & Eggs x 3

Cereal x 4

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Grapes, Carrots x 2

Crackers, Cheese, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Cheese Quesadillas, Tossed Salad

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Chicken Parmesan Casserole, Steamed Peas, Bread

Mac & Cheese, Steamed Cauliflower, Avocados

Baked Ziti (meatless), 30 Minute Rolls, Green Beans

Salad Bar, Banana Muffins

Savory Crescent Chicken Pockets, Fruit Salad

Meat Potato Quiche, Cinnamon Doughnut Muffins, Cantaloupe

Out to eat

Gretchen’s $54 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 4

Aldi

1 frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.19

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 Chunk Cheese – $1.79

1 tub Oven Roasted Turkey – $2.39

1 Half & Half – $1.99

1 Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 Ranch Dressing – $1.29

1 Spaghetti Sauce – $0.99

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 pkg Green Peppers – $1.69

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

2 dozen Eggs – $1.55 each

1 bag Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

1 bag Potatoes – $2.49

1 box Breakfast Bars – $1.79

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 bag Vine Tomatoes – $1.49

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.49 each

1 lb Butter – $2.45

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.99

3.14 lbs Bananas – $1.38

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 gallon Milk – $2.08

Total: $46.89

Dillons

1 Simple Truth Breakfast Bars – $1.50

1 Old El Paso Dinner Kit – $2.99, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Breakstone Cottage Doubles – $1.25 each, used Buy One, Get One Free e-coupon – $0.62 each after coupon

2 Chobani Yogurts – $1.25, used Free printable (no longer available) and Free e-coupon – Free after coupons

1 Hershey’s Gold Bar – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Kroger Frozen Cauliflower – $1.19, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

2 Kroger Snack Medleys – $1 each, used $0.50/2 e-coupon – $0.75 each after coupon

1 Kroger Potato Chips – $1.25

1 Kroger Kettle Chips – $1.39 used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $0.89 after coupon

1 Kroger Brown Sugar – $0.99

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

1 Old El Paso Green Chilies – $1.49, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Old El Paso Taco Seasoning – $0.85, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Old El Paso Refried Beans – $1.59, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate

Total after coupons and rebate: $8.01 

Total for both stores: $54.90

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Eggs & Spinach x 3

Waffles, Eggs, Juice

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Veggies, Chips x 2

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Cheese Quesadillas, Applesauce, Carrots

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Snacks (We’re having friends over for a game night and everyone is bringing snack food. I’m making chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, a veggie tray, tortilla roll-ups and chips.)

Spaghetti, Homemade Bread, Green Beans

Salad Bar, Banana Muffins

Papa John’s Pizza (We’re having friends for dinner and I decided to just make it easy on myself.):)

Venison Roast, Potatoes, Carrots

Tacos, Steamed Cauliflower

Grilled Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Peas

Gretchen’s $63 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 4

Dillons

1 Kroger Frozen Green Beans – $1

1 Breyers Ice Cream – $3.49, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $2.99 after coupon

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1.29, used $0.30/1 e-coupon – $0.99 after coupon

1 Luvo Frozen Mango Chicken – $4.99, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Arla Cream Cheese – $2.99, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 V8 Fusion Juice – $1.50, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Body Armour Water – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

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

1 can Tuna – $0.75, used $0.25/1 e-coupon – $0.50 after coupon

1 pkg Kroger Yeast – $0.99

1 Knorr Selects Rice – $1.99 (I had a free e-coupon for this but it didn’t come off.) 🙁

1 Kroger Tortilla Chips – $1.25

1 Kroger Unbleached Flour – $1.29

1 Simple Truth Breakfast Bars – $1.50

2 pkg Steak – (Buy One, Get One Free) $7.34 for both

Total after coupons: $19.84

Aldi

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.99

1 Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.19

1 lb Butter – $2.49

1 pkg Moo Yogurt Tubes – $1.55

2 dozen Eggs – $1.47 each

1 loaf Bread – $0.79

1 pint Blueberries – $1.79

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $0.99

1 Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.19

1 bag Sugar – $1.39

1 bag Mandarins – $2.49

1 can Northern Beans – $0.69

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 Cantaloupe – $1.29

1 pkg Cheese – $1.79

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 Pineapple – $1.19

1 bag Red Grapes – $2.64

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.49 each

1 bag Chewy Granola Bars – $1.49

3.72 lbs Bananas – $1.63

1 bag Dried Apricots – $2.79

1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – $0.59

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 pkg Crackers – $1.49

1 gallon Milk – $1.88

Total: $43.71

Total for both stores: $63.55

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Eggs & Biscuits x 3

Cinnamon Rolls, Juice

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Strawberries, Mandarins x 2

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Grapes

Crackers, Cheese, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Steamed Broccoli (from freezer), Cantaloupe

Soft Tacos (ground venison, spinach, cheese, sour cream), Rice

Spaghetti (using ground venison), Biscuits, Steamed Cauliflower (from freezer)

Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Heart-Shaped Dinner Rolls, Cupcakes & Ice Cream (Valentine’s Dinner)

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, Chips, Fruit Salad

Hawaiian Haystacks

Grilled Chicken, Fruit Salad, Homemade Bread

Gretchen’s $76 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 4

Aldi

(I had to take two pictures since not everything would fit in just one picture!)

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.83

3 Avocados – $0.39 each

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $0.79

1 box Granola Bars – $1.49

1 tub Oven Roasted Turkey – $2.39

2 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

1 Cucumber – $0.49

1 pkg Powdered Sugar – $1.29

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 pkg Spinach – $1.49

1 gallon Milk – $2.08

2 pkg Shredded Cheese – $2.99 each

1 pkg Chunk Cheese – $1.69

1 dozen Eggs – $1.69

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.49

1 pkg Tortilla Chips – $0.99

1 bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.19

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – $0.59

1 pkg Brown Sugar – $1.29

1 Half & Half – $1.99

2 pkg Strawberries – $2.29 each

1 pkg Blueberries – $1.79

1 bag Navel Oranges – $3.69

1.81 lbs Bananas – $0.80

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $2.09

1 Orange Juice – $1.19

1 bag Dried Apricots – $2.79

Total: $50.39

Dillons

1 Simple Truth Cream Cheese – $2.99, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce – $0.99

2.10 lbs Bananas – $1.03

1 Betty Crocker Cake Mix – $1.99, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Betty Crocker Frosting – $2.19, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

4 cans Del Monte Diced Tomatoes – $0.49 each, used $1/4 e-coupon – $0.24 each after coupon

1 Kind Bar – $1.50, used Free printable (no longer available) – Free after coupon

2 bags Kroger Frozen Chicken Breasts – $6.99 each, used 2 $1.25/1 e-coupon – $5.74 each after coupon

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

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.29, used $0.40/1 mailer coupon – $0.89 after coupon

1 Larabar – $1, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 bag M&M’s – $3.89, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Simple Truth Breakfast Bars – $1.50

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

1 So Delicious Almond Milk – $2.99, used $1/1 e-coupon AND $1/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.99 after coupon and rebate

1 Stoneyfield Smoothies – $3.49, used $1/1 e-coupon AND $1/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.49 after coupon

1 Yoplait Yogurt – $1, used $0.25/1 e-coupon – $0.75 after coupon

Clicklist Fee: $4.95

Total after coupons and rebate: $26.46

Total for both stores: $76.85

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast & Fruit Smoothies x 3

Cereal x 3

Brown Sugar Biscuit Twists, Orange Juice

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Ricecake Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks, Oranges x 2

Cheese Quesadillas, Sliced Veggies

Turkey, Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Snacky Dinner (Chips & Dip, Cranberry Meatballs, Veggies, Mexican Tortilla Roll-ups)

Pancakes & Eggs

Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, Spinach Salad

Lasagna, 30 Minute Rolls, Green Beans

Meat Potato Quiche (using leftover sausage from last week), Fruit Salad

Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo, Steamed Peas, Banana Muffins

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Steamed Cauliflower

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