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

Aldi

2 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59 each

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

1 box Cinnamon Crunch Cereal – $1.39

1 Flour – $1.15

1 gallon Milk – $1.69

1 pkg Frozen Potato Puffs – $1.55

1 pkg Frozen Blueberries – $1.79

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.99

1 bag Corn Chips – $0.75

2 bags Frozen Corn/Peas – $0.75 each

1 bag Tortillas – $1.35

4 Yogurts – $0.32 each

3 Avocados – $0.49 each

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.39

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.69 each

1 bag Vine Tomatoes – $2.19

2 bags Shredded Cheese – $2.19 each

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.50

1 can Kidney Beans – $0.49

1 can Black Beans – $0.48

1 can Chili Beans – $0.49

1 Pasta Sauce – $0.85

1 can Baked Beans – $1.25

1 can Green Beans – $0.38

1 lb Butter – $2.66

1 MooTubes – $1.55

2.15 lbs Bananas – $0.95

1 pkg Hot Dogs – $0.79

1 BBQ Sauce – $0.85

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.29

1 bag Romaine Lettuce – $2.19

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.95

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 bag Baking Potatoes – $2.99

1 Salsa – $0.95

2 pkg Hamburger/Hot Dog Buns – $0.85 each

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.89

1 bag Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 Honey Wheat Bread – $0.95

1 pkg Green Peppers – $2.19

1 pkg English Muffins – $1.15

Total: $77.97

Target

1 Applesauce – $1.99

2 boxes Mac & Cheese – $0.50 each

2 boxes GoGo Squeez Yogurtz – $2 each, used 2 $1/1 Ibotta cash back – $1 each after cash back

Used 10% off entire shopping trip Circle coupon

Total: $4.30

Total for both stores: $82.27

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Spinach Smoothies, Oatmeal, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins (for a morning playdate with friends)

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rice Cake Sandwiches x 2, Turkey Sandwiches, Mac & Cheese, Hard Boiled Eggs/Cheese/Fruit, Veggies/Crackers/Yogurt, Leftovers

Dinners

Baked Chicken with Cream of Mushroom Soup, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Peas, Biscuits

Hamburgers, Tater Tots, Steamed Corn, Baked Beans

Soft Chicken Tacos, Homemade Guacamole & Chips

Chili, Corn Chips, Veggies

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Out to eat

Gretchen’s $88 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59

1 Old Fashioned Oats – $1.99

1 pkg Frozen Tilapia – $6.09

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $1.79

1 dozen Eggs – $1.03

2 bags Shredded Cheese – $2.19

1 gallon Milk – $1.69

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.89

1 pkg Gravy Mix – $0.49

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

2 bags Chocolate Chips – $1.55 each

1 bag Mandarins – $2.99

1 Pasta Sauce – $0.85

1 box Chewy Granola Bars – $0.95

1 Sour Cream – $0.85

1 pkg Cream Cheese – $0.79

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

2.52 lbs Red Grapes – $2.39

2 can Cream of Chicken/Mushroom Soup – $0.50 each

3 Avocados – $0.59 each

2 Peanut Butter – $1.15 each

1 can Baked Beans – $1.25

1 bag Corn Chips – $0.75

3 lbs Rcie – $1.85

1 bag Frozen Veggies – $0.75

1 box Mac & Cheese – $0.34

1 Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $3.99

1 Chunk Cheese – $1.45

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.35

1 box Graham Crackers – $0.85

1 bag Romaine Hearts – $2.19

2 bags Gala Apples – $1.99 each

2.92 lbs Bananas – $1.28

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.39

1 MooTubes – $1.55

1 pkg English Muffins – $1.15

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

1 pkg Vine Tomatoes – $2.19

Total: $73.23

Publix

2 boxes Cascadian Farms Cereal at $3.99 – On Sale Buy One, Get One Free, used $1/2 Publix e-coupon AND $1/2 SavingStar.com rebate – $0.99 each after coupon and rebate

2 boxes Quaker Chewy Granola Bars at $3.30 – On Sale Buy One, Get One Free, used $1/2 Checkout 51 rebate – $1.15 each after rebate

1 Munk Keto Bar – $2.50, used Free Ibotta rebate – Free after rebate

1 TruNut Peanut Butter Powder – $0.99, used Free Ibotta rebate – Free after rebate

2 pkg SunMaid Bites – $2.50 each, used $1/2 Publix e-coupon AND 2 $1.25/1 Ibotta rebates – $0.75 each after coupon and rebates

1 pkg Beef Cubed Steak – $4.14

2 Kill Cliff Energy Drinks – $2 each, used 2 Free Ibotta rebates – Free after rebates

1 Chobani Yogurt Drink – $1, used $1/1 Publix e-coupon AND $0.50/1 Ibotta rebate – Free plus $0.50 overage after coupon and rebate

2 Danimals Yogurt Drinks at $3.09 – On Sale Buy One, Get One Free, used $1/2 Checkout 51 rebate – $1.05 each after rebate

1 box Nature Valley Granola Bars – $3.99, used Free Publix e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Edy’s Ice Cream – $3.15

Plus received $1 bonus from Ibotta for redeeming 5 rebates

Total after coupons and rebates: $13.67

Big Lots

2 boxes Frosted Flakes Cereal – Marked down to $1 each

Total: $2

Total for all groceries: $88.90

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Oatmeal, Spinach Smoothies, Yogurt

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Mac & Cheese, Turkey Sandwiches, Hard Boiled Eggs/Cheese/Fruit, Cheese Quesadillas, Leftovers, Out to eat (after church on Sunday)

Dinners

Grilled Tilapia, Baked Beans, Toasted English Muffins, Leftover Steamed Asparagus

Beef Stroganoff, Steamed Corn, Zucchini Bread (leftover from last week)

Chicken & Gravy over Rice, Fruit Salad

White Chicken Chili, Corn Chips, Sliced Apples

Pancakes, Eggs

Taco Bar, Chips and Homemade Guacamole

Snacky Dinner/Leftovers

Gretchen’s $96 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

3 lbs Ground Beef – $7.99

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.69

2 dozen Eggs – $1.03 each

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.75

2 pkg Moo Tubes – $1.29 each

1 lb Butter – $2.66

1 pkg Cream Cheese – $0.79

1 box Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.35

1 box Chewy Granola Bars – $0.95

1 bag Sugar – $2.08

1 can Northern Beans – $0.58

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $0.85

1 Cinnamon Crunch Cereal – $1.39

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.98

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 box Instant Oatmeal – $1.49

2 cans Green Beans – $0.38 each

2 pkg Tortillas – $1.35 each

2 cans Tuna – $0.68 each

1 lb Sausage – $1.89

1 box Mac & Cheese – $0.34

1 Cantaloupe – $1.49

1 Grape Jelly – $1.29

1 Taco Mix – $0.39

2 Cucumbers – $1.29 each

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.69

1 Chunk Cheese – $1.45

1 bag Corn Chips – $0.75

1 pkg Snack Crackers – $1.59

1 bag Mandarins – $2.89

2.24 lbs Red Grapes – $3.34

1 bag Romaine Lettuce – $2.19

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

4 Avocados – $0.49 each

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.89

1 pkg Blueberry Bagels – $1.49

1 loaf Bread – $0.79

1 can Refried Beans – $0.75

Total: $69.01

Target

(Aldi was out of several things on my list so I ran into Target right next door to get them.)

1 bag (4 lbs) Frozen Chicken Breasts – $9.99

1 Herdez Salsa Verde – $2.99

1 can Rotel Tomatoes – $0.99

1 Good & Gather Cinnamon – $1.29

Total: $15.26

Local Farmer’s Stand

We stopped by a local farmer’s stand over the weekend and ended up getting several things. These tomatoes are some of the biggest I’ve ever seen! I’ve also never made fried okra before but thought it might be fun to try!

Total: $8.49

Total for all groceries: $92.76

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Oatmeal, Bagels, Eggs, Spinach Smoothies, Yogurt

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Tossed Salad Bar, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit, Apples & Peanut Butter/Hard Boiled Eggs, Cheese Quesadillas, McDonald’s Kid’s Meals (special treat for first day of school), Leftovers

Dinners

Mac & Cheese with Beef, Fruit Salad

Grilled Chicken, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Baked Chicken Taquitos, Chips & Homemade Guacamole

BBQ Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Homemade Rolls

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, Chips, Veggies

Hawaiian Haystacks

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Gretchen’s $78 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 box Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.39

1 Chocolate Puffs Cereal – $1.29

10 Single Fruit Bars – Marked down to $0.10 each

2.59 lbs Red Grapes – $2.31

1 bag Navel Oranges – $2.49

1 can Black Beans – $0.48

2 bags Shredded Cheese – $2.75 each

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $1.89

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $1.79

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

2 bags Frozen Chicken – $5.59 each

1 bag Flour – $1.15

1 gallon Milk – $1.69

1 Half & Half – $1.55

2 dozen Eggs – $1.03 each

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $0.89

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 Pasta Sauce – $0.85

2 boxes MooTubes – $1.29 each

1 Sour Cream – $0.85

1 box Spaghetti Noodles – $1.09

1 pkg Hot Dogs – $0.79

1 pkg Deli Cheese – $1.79

1 Cottage Cheese – $1.59

2 cans Tuna – $0.68 each

1 pkg Kiwi – $1.69

1 lb Butter – $2.66

2 boxes Mac & Cheese – $0.34 each

1 bag Potato Chips – $1.12

1 Romaine Lettuce – $2.19

2 Avocados – $0.59 each

1 Peanut Butter – $1.15

1 Grape Jelly – $1.29

1 Seedless Cucumber – $1.29

1 box Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.35

2.51 lbs Bananas – $1.10

1 bag Potatoes – $2.99

1 Chunk Mozzarella Cheese – $1.45

1 box Graham Crackers – $0.85

1 bag Blueberry Bagels – $1.49

0.74 lbs Roma Tomatoes – $0.70

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.69

1 bag Flour Tortillas – $1.35

1 loaf Bread – $0.55

1 pkg Hot Dog Buns – $0.85

Total: $78.32

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Smoothies, Cereal, Oatmeal, Eggs, Bagels

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches/Fruit, Turkey Sandwiches/Chips, Mac & Cheese, Fruit/Cheese/Crackers, Hard Boiled Eggs/Apples & Peanut Butter, Leftovers

Dinners

Grilled Chicken & Hot Dogs, Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread, Steamed Broccoli

Spaghetti, Green Beans, Homemade Bread, Sliced Apples

Tossed Salad Bar with Chicken, Blueberry Muffins

Taco Bar

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Fruit Salad

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit

Homemade Cheese Pizza

Gretchen’s $75 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Lidl

I finally got to go to Lidl after hearing about it for a while! I was super impressed and excited to see all the great deals they had. It is almost an hour from my house and I didn’t have a cooler with me, otherwise I would have purchased a lot of their refrigerated and frozen items.

1 pack Green Peppers – $1.49

1 bag Roma Tomatoes – $1.29

1 bag Flour Tortillas – $0.95

1 bag Burrito Tortillas – $1.29

1 bag Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 bag Apples – $1.29

2 dozen Eggs – $0.75 each

Total: $8.60

Aldi

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.39

1 lb Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $3.99

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $1.79

1 Value Pack Frozen Tilapia – $1.79

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $0.89

1 bag Frozen Steak Fries – $1.59

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59

2 pkg MooTubes Yogurt – $1.29 each

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.69

1 box Cocoa Rice Cereal – $1.45

1 box Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.39

1 Container Yogurt – $2.69

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.75

1 bag Romaine Lettuce – $2.19

1 can Refried Beans – $0.75

2 boxes Mac & Cheese – $0.34 each

2.87 lbs Bananas – $1.12

1 Spread Butter – $2.29

1 Seedless Cucumber – $0.89

4 Yogurts – $0.25 each

1 lb Butter – $2.66

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.95

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup – $0.50

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

2 cans Green Beans – $0.38 each

1 box Graham Crackers – $0.85

2 Chunk Cheese – $1.45 each

1 can Black Beans – $0.48

1 Italian Dressing – $0.89

1 Chunk Tuna – $0.68

1 loaf Bread – $0.55

1 box Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.35

1 pkg Blueberry Bagels – $1.49

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.69

Total: $66.69

Total for both stores: $75.29

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Bagels, Spinach Smoothies, Yogurt

Lunches

Tossed Salad Bar, Tuna Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Fruit/Hard Boiled Eggs/Crackers, Mac & Cheese, Leftovers

Dinners

Italian Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Peas, Biscuits

Grilled Tilapia, French Fries, Steamed Broccoli

Spaghetti, Green Beans, Toast

Tacos, Chips & Salsa

Bean Burritos, Fruit Salad

Pancakes, Eggs

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Gretchen’s $72 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

2 dozen Eggs – $1.03 each

1 canister Oats – $2.29

1 box Cinnamon Cereal – $1.39

1 Half & Half – $1.55

1 box Graham Crackers – $0.85

1 bag Potatoes – $2.99

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59

1 box Thin Wheat Crackers – $0.98

1 pkg Tortillas – $1.35

3.58 lbs Bananas – $1.40

1 Applesauce – $1.95

3.66 lbs Red Grapes – $3.48

1 bag Mandarins – $2.89

3 boxes Mac & Cheese – $0.33 each

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.39

1 pkg Taco Mix – $0.39

1 bag Corn Chips – $0.75

4 cups Yogurt – $0.25 each

1 Pasta Sauce – $0.85

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.89

1 box Snack Crackers – $1.59

2 pkg Shredded Cheese – $2.75 each

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $1.79

2 bags Steamed Veggies – $0.75 each

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.98

1 can Refried Beans – $0.75

1 lb Butter – $2.66

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $3.99

2 cans Tuna – $0.68 each

1 pkg Romaine Lettuce – $2.19

1 Ranch Dressing – $0.89

1 pkg Cream Cheese – $0.79

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

2 Seedless Cucumbers – $1.29 each

1 loaf Bread – $0.50

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.69

1 French Baguette – $1.49

1 pkg Tomatoes – $2.19

Total: $72.35

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Bagels (leftover from last week), Eggs, Fruit Smoothies, Oatmeal, Yogurt, Muffins

Lunches

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

Dinners

Grilled Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, French Baguette

Chicken Taco Soup, Tortilla Chips

Sweet & Sour Meatballs, Rice, Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Tossed Salad Bar with Chicken, Homemade Bread

Soft Tacos, Chips & Salsa, Refried Beans

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit

Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad