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Gretchen’s $89 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

2 dozen Eggs – $0.98 each

1 bag (5 lbs) Baking Potatoes – $2.69

1 Sour Cream – $0.89

1 gallon Milk – $2.39

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $0.99

1 pkg Cream Cheese – $0.79

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 bag Navel Oranges – $2.19

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

1 can Green Beans – $0.49

2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49 each

1 Half & Half – $1.55

1 pure Maple Syrup – $5.99

2 Avocados – $0.59 each

2.33 lbs Red Grapes – $2.31

2 pkg Yeast – $0.89 each

1 pkg Cinnamon Bagels – $1.49

2 pkg Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.75 each

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.89

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.85

Total: $43.60

Kroger

2 Kind Simple Crunch Bars – $1.99 each, used 2 $0.50/1 Ibotta rebate AND $0.50/1 Kroger Cash Back – $0.99 each after rebates

2 Kellogg’s Rice Crispies Cereal – $1.79 each, used $1/2 printable – $1.29 each after coupon

1 Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal – $1.79, used $0.50/1 printable – $1.29 after coupon

1 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars – $0.99

1 bag Kroger Rice – $0.89

2 bags Apples – Marked down to $0.99 each

4 Kroger Butter – $1.99 each after e-coupon (no longer available)

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.69

1 Turkey Hill Ice Cream – $1.99, used $1/1 printable – $0.99 after coupon

2 Ole Tortillas – $0.99 each

2 StonyField Yogurt – $2.49 each (I had an Ibotta rebate for these that would’ve made them close to free but discovered when I got home that I had purchased the wrong kind. Bummer!)

1 pkg Pork Ribs – Marked down to $2.41

2 pkg Kraft Mac & Cheese – $0.69 each

1 Herdez Salsa – $2

1 Mom’s Best Cereal – $1.79

2 pkg Kind Nut Butter Filled Bars – $1.99, used 2 $0.75/1 Ibotta rebate AND 2 $0.50/1 Kroger Cash Back – $0.74 each after rebates

1 Kroger Hashbrowns – $1.79

4 bags Angies Boom Chicka Pop Popcorn – Marked down to $0.89 each

1 pkg Diced Pork – Marked down to $3.02

1 pkg Green Peppers – Marked down to $0.99

Total after coupons and rebates – $45.73

Total for both stores: $89.33

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Fruit Smoothies, Oatmeal, Cinnamon Bagels

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Tossed Salad Bar, Cheese Quesadillas, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit/Veggies, Hard Boiled Eggs/Applesauce/Peanut Butter Crackers, Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Baked Chicken Taquitos, Chips (leftover from last week)

Pork & Gravy over Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Asparagus (leftover), Biscuits

Hashbrown Casserole, Eggs, Apple Muffins

Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole, Tossed Salad

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Steamed Peas (leftover from last week)

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Grilled Chicken, Baked Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans

Gretchen’s $70 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Aldi

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.85

1 Cheese Deli Pizza – $4.99 (not pictured)

3 dozen Eggs – $0.98 each

3 cans Beans – $0.49 each

1 can Diced Tomatoes – $0.45

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

1 bag Spinach – $1.39

1 Honey Bear – $2.89

1 bag Corn Chips – $0.75

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.75, used $0.20/1 Ibotta rebate – $2.55 after rebate

1 lb Butter – $2.09

1 bag Potato Chips – $1.19

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.89

2 Seedless Cucumbers – $0.75 each

1 bag Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 loaf Bread – $0.85

1 Baking Powder – $0.99

1 loaf Wheat Bread – $0.95

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.69

Total: $38.11

Kroger

1 Turkey Hill Ice Cream – $1.99, used $1/1 printable – $0.99 after coupon

1 Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream – $3.49, used $1/1 printable – $2.49 after coupon

1 bag Brioche Sliders – $1.09

1 Nabisco Crackers – $1.99

3.07 lbs Bananas – $1.81

1 package (3 lbs) Ground Beef – $7.47

1 gallon Milk – $2.39

2 General Mills Cereal – $1.99 each, used $1/2 e-coupon AND $1/2 SavingStar rebate – $0.99 each after coupon and rebate

1 Barbara’s Cereal – $1.99, used

2 Mom’s Best Cereal – $1.79 each, 2 $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate AND 2 $0.25/1 Kroger Cash Back – $1.29 each after rebates

1 Blue Diamond Almonds – $1.99, used $2/1 e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Tabasco Hot Sauce – $3.99, used $1/1 e-coupon – $2.99 after coupon

3 Hormel Natural Choice Turkey Breasts – $2.99 each, used 3 $0.50/1 printable AND 3 $0.75/1 Ibotta rebate AND $0.75/1 Kroger Cash Back AND $3 SavingStar rebate – Free plus $0.03 overage after coupons and rebates

1 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars – $1.29

1 Barilla Elbows Pasta – $1, used $1/1 e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 La Banderita Tortillas – $0.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.59 each

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.69

Used $0.20/1 Ibotta rebate

Total after coupons and rebates: $32.69

Total for both stores: $70.80

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Oatmeal, Fruit

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches x 2, Mac & Cheese, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit/Veggies, Tossed Salad Bar, Out to eat after church, Leftovers

Dinners

Aldi Deli Pizza, Ice Cream (for our Friday family movie night!)

Hoagie Sandwiches, Chips, Carrot Sticks

3-Bean Chili, Corn Chips, Sliced Veggies

Chicken with Cream of Mushroom Soup, Homemade Bread, Spinach Salad

Chicken Taquitos, Tortilla Chips & Salsa, Steamed Broccoli

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Tossed Salad

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $74 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Aldi

5 pkg Strawberries – $0.99 each

1 loaf White Bread – $0.95

1 loaf Wheat Bread – $0.95

2 bags Frozen Peas/Corn – $0.79 each

1 bunch Asparagus – $1.79

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.85

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $0.99

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

3 dozen Eggs – $1.07 each

1 bag Sugar – $1.57

1 can Black Beans – $0.48

1 container Cottage Cheese – $1.59

1 box Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.45

1 canister Quick Oats – $2.39

1 Pineapple – $1.39

1 gallon Milk – $2.39

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.89

1 pkg Flour Torillas – $1.25

0.94 lbs Roma Tomatoes – $0.89

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.75

1 bag Powdered Sugar – $1.29

Total: $43.55

Kroger

1 Bisquick Baking Mix – Marked down to $0.99

1 Nature’s Path Cereal – Marked down to $1.49

1 Kroger Popcorn – Marked down to $0.89

2 Nature Valley Granola Bars – Marked down to $0.99 each, used $0.50/2 e-coupon – $0.74 each after coupon

1 pkg Kroger Ground Beef – $8.37

2 pkg Nabisco Oreo Cookies – $1.49 each after e-coupon (no longer available)

1 pkg Kroger Flour – $1.59

6 pkg Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $0.79 each, used 2 $1/3 printable – $0.45 each after coupon

3 pkg Kroger Cheese Slices – Marked down to $1 each

1 Love Good Fats Bar – $2.49, used Free Ibotta rebate – Free after rebate

4 Ragu Simply Sauce – $0.89 each, used 4 $0.75/1 Checkout 51 rebate AND $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.07 each after rebates

1 Malt O Meal Cereal – $2.99, used $1/1 e-coupon AND $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.74 after coupon and rebate

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99

2 pkg Philadelphia Cream Cheese – $1.49 each

2.36 lbs Bananas – $1.39

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.69

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $31.31

Total for both stores: $74.86

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Toast, Oatmeal

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches x 2, Turkey Sandwiches, Tossed Salad Bar, Mac & Cheese, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit/Veggies, Papa John’s Pizza (using a gift card)

Dinners

Barbecue Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuits, Asparagus, Oreo Cheesecake

Lasagna Casserole, Homemade Bread, Steamed Peas

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Tacos, Sliced Strawberries

Hawaiian Haystack Bar

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $77 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Aldi

1 loaf Bread – $.0.95

1 pkg Hot Dog Buns – $0.85

1 bag Spinach – $1.39

1 pkg Hot Dogs – $0.79

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.85

2 bags Shredded Cheese – $2.75 each

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.95

1 gallon Milk – $2.15

1 pkg Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.35

1 pkg Flour – $1.15

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.25

1 pkg White Tortilla Chips – $0.89

1 pkg Chicken Drumsticks – $4.83

1 lb Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $3.99

1 pint Blueberries – $1.29

1 dozen Eggs – $0.98

1 Grape Jelly – $1.29

1 can Black Beans – $0.48

1 Half & Half – $1.55

1 Frozen Peas – $0.79

1 pkg Tilapia Fillets – $3.79

Roma Tomatoes – $0.86

1 Deli Cheese Pizza – $4.99 (not pictured)

Total: $46.45

Kroger

4 Post Cereals – $0.99 each after digital coupon

1 Zone Kidz Bars – Marked down to $2.57, used $0.20/1 Ibotta rebate – $2.37 after rebate

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

4 Danimals/Go-Gurt Yogurt Packs – $1.99 each after digital coupon

2 Kroger Mac & Cheese – $0.50 each

3 Ronzoni Pasta – $0.49 each after digital coupon

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $0.99 after digital coupon

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.67 each

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.69

1 bunch Bananas – $1.87

1 jar Pickles – $1.99

4 cans Chicken of the Sea Tuna – $0.50 each after digital coupon

1 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks – $0.99 after digital coupon

1 lb Jimmy Dean Sausage – $1.99 after digital coupon

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $31.36

Total for both stores: $77.81

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Toast, Yogurt, Cinnamon Rolls

Lunches

Turkey Sandwiches, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Salad Bar, Mac & Cheese, Fruit/Crackers/Cheese/Veggies, Leftovers

Dinners

Deli Pizza from Aldi, Popcorn, Apples

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Steamed Broccoli

Homemade Chipotle Bowls, Chips

Grilled Tilapia and Chicken, Biscuits, Mashed Potatoes

Lasagna Casserole, Steamed Peas, Tossed Salad

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Smoothies (from fruit I frozen last week)

Meat Potato Quiche, Fruit Salad

Gretchen’s $87 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Aldi

2 gallons Milk – $2.41 each

0.78 lbs Roma Tomatoes – $0.54

1 Ranch Dressing – $0.89

1 box Granola Bars – $1.15

1 box Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.45

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.85

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $3.99

1 box MooTubes – $1.55

1 Taco Mix – $0.39

2 dozen Eggs – $0.95 each

1 loaf Bread – $0.85

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

1 Honey Bear – $2.89

1 bag Gala Apples – $2.79

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

1 Lemon Juice – $2.39

2 pkg Chunk Cheese – $1.69 each

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.89

2 Avocados – $0.39 each

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.75

1 bag Mandarins – $2.69

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 box Thin Wheat Crackers – $0.98

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $0.99

1 can Black Beans – $0.48

1 can Refried Beans – $0.75

Total: $47.12

Kroger

2 Family Size Box Cheez-Its – $1.99 each

3 lb package Ground Beef – $7.47

3 pkg Strawberries – $1.25 each

2 Red Baron Frozen Pizzas – $1.99 each

1 Kroger Flour – $1.59

3 lb Butter – $1.99 each

2 Kroger Mac & Cheese – $0.50 each

2 boxes Corn Chex Cereal – Marked down to $0.99 each (I don’t know why these didn’t make it in the picture.)

1.31 lbs Grapes – $1.95

1 Sargento Sliced Cheese – $1.79

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.99

2.07 lbs Bananas – $1.22

1 bunch Cilantro – $0.79

1 Kroger Cream Cheese – $1.19

Used $0.20 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total: $37.45

Publix

3 Publix Soda – $0.99 each, used $1/3 e-coupon – $0.65 each after coupon

1 Mountain Dew Zero – $1.99, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Minute Rice – $1.67, used $1.88 Ibotta rebate – Free plus $0.21 overage after rebate

1 Del Monte Bubble Fruit Cups – $2, used Buy One, Get One Free Publix coupon AND $0.75/1 printable – $0.25 after coupons

1 Breakstone’s Sour Cream – $1.32, used $0.75/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.57 after rebate

1 pkg Mission Tortillas – $1.37, used $1/1 printable – $0.37 after coupon

1 Vero Gusto Pasta Sauce – $5.99, used $6/1 Ibotta rebate – Free plus $0.01 overage after rebate

Total after coupons and rebates: $2.92

Total for all groceries: $87.49

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Toast, Oatmeal, Yogurt

Lunches

Turkey Sandwiches, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Tossed Salad Bar, Mac & Cheese, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit/Veggies, Leftovers

Dinners

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Grilled Hamburgers, Chips (leftover from last week), Fruit Salad

Snacky Dinner (Cheese/Crackers, Fruit/Veggies, Chips & Bean Dip, Puppy Chow)

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Smoothies

Homemade Chipotle Bowls

Savory Crescent Chicken Pockets, Steamed Broccoli

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Steamed Peas

Gretchen’s $82 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

2 dozen Eggs – $0.90 each

1 pkg Chicken Thighs – Marked down to $3.03

2 pkg Shredded Cheese – $2.79 each

2 pkg Hot Dogs – $0.79 each

1 Chunk Cheese – $1.69

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 pkg Tortilla Chips – $0.89

1 Half & Half – $1.55

1 Cottage Cheese – $1.59

1 lb Butter – $2.89

2 gallon Milk – $2.41 each

1 jar Dill Pickles – $0.95

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

2 pkg Yeast – $0.89 each

1 bag Spinach – $1.39

1 can Diced Tomatoes – $0.45

1 pkg Hot Dog Buns – $0.85

2 pkg Frozen Peas/Corn – $0.79 each

1 pkg MooTubes – $1.55

1 box Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.45

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.79 each

1 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $0.99

1 pkg Blueberries – $1.49

1 jar Marinara Sauce – $0.85

1 can Refried Beans – $0.75

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

Total: $55.15

Kroger

1 Mom’s Best Cereal – $2.49, used $1/1 e-coupon AND $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.24 after coupon and rebate

1 box Zone Perfect Kidz Bars – Marked down to $2.57 (My son LOVES these and I rarely buy them because they are so expensive. I was super excited to find these marked down to surprise him!)

1 Vero Gusto by Barilla Sauce – $3.99, used $6/1 Ibotta rebate – $2.01 moneymaker after rebate

2 The GFB Bars – $0.99 each, used $2.19/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.21 moneymaker after rebate

1 Smucker’s Grape Jelly – $1.29

1 Private Selection Chips – $0.99 after e-coupon (no longer available)

1 Pace Picante Sauce – $0.99 after e-coupon (no longer available)

1 Love Grown Cereal – $2.49, used $1.50/1 e-coupon – $0.99 after coupon

2 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1.49 each, used $1/2 e-coupon – $0.99 each after coupon

3 Kashi GO Cereal – $1.79 each, used 3 $0.65/1 Ibotta rebate AND 3 $0.50/1 Kroger Cash Back – $0.64 each after rebates

1 box Larabars – Marked down to $2.99, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $2.49 after coupon

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.67 each (I didn’t realized these were cheaper than Aldi until I saw the sale while shopping so I ended up picking up 2 more packages.)

2.78 lbs Bananas – $1.64

Used $0.10/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $17.12

Food City

1 bag Romaine Lettuce Hearts – $2

2 bags Golden Potatoes – $2 each

2 bags Navel Oranges – $2 each

Total: $10

Publix

The MOST exciting discovery of the week was that there is a Publix in my new town as well! I’ve never shopped at Publix before but I see so many good deals there on the blogs I follow so I am thrilled.

2 Nivea Men’s Shaving Foam – $1.75 each, used 2 $1.80/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.10 moneymaker after rebates

2 GoGo Blastz at $3.29 – On Sale Buy One, Get One Free, used $3.29/1 Ibotta rebate – Free after rebate

1 Oikos Pro-Fuel Yogurt – $2.50, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

Total: $0.10 moneymaker after coupon and rebates

Total for all stores: $82.17

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Oatmeal, Toast, Yogurt, Fruit, Brown Sugar Biscuit Twists

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit, Hot Dogs, Hard Boiled Eggs/Fruit/Cheese, Tossed Salad Bar, Baked Potatoes, Mac & Cheese

Dinners

Cheese Pizza

Oven Fried Chicken Thighs, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuits

Southwest Rollups, Chips & Salsa

Eggs, Biscuits (leftover), Fruit

Baked Ziti, Steamed Broccoli, Homemade Bread

Chicken Tetrazzini, Steamed Peas, Tossed Salad

Beef & Gravy over Rice, Sliced Oranges