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Gretchen’s $59 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Sprouts

1.08 lbs Asparagus – $1.60

1 Celery Stalks – $0.88

1.6 lbs Gala Apples – $1.57, used $0.15 Ibotta rebate – $1.42 after rebate

2 Green Peppers – $0.50 each

1.68 lbs Red Potatoes – $0.84

1 lb Salted Butter – $1.99

1 pkg Chicken Drumsticks – $2.80

Total after rebate: $10.53

Dillons

1 pkg Popchips – $1.99 (I bought these because I had a $3.50 Ibotta rebate I was going to redeem, but when I got home from the store, the rebate had disappeared. 🙁 I guess I must have waited to long to redeem it.)

1 Betty Crocker Green Decor Gel – $2.49 (My 5 year old looks forward to Saint Patrick’s Day all year long and gets super excited to wake up and find all the things the “leprechaun’s” have turned green around the house.)

2 half gallons Milk – $0.99 each

1 can Campbells Beef Consommé – $1.50

1 can Campbells Cream of Onion Soup – $1.50

1 carton Breyer’s Vanilla Ice Cream – $2.99 (I forgot to include this in the picture.)

1 Cantaloupe – $0.98

2 pkg Kraft Shredded Cheese – $2.29, used $1/2 e-coupon – $1.79 after coupon

1 pkg Hoagie Buns – $1.99

1 Ken’s Ranch Dressing – $1.49, used $0.75/1 e-coupon AND $0.75/1 Mobisave rebate – Free after coupon and rebate

1 Lemon Pepper Seasoning – $1

Total after coupons and rebates: $20

Aldi

1 pkg Frozen Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts – $5.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.36 each after rebate

2 Frozen Pizzas – $0.99 each

4 lb pkg Sugar – $1.54

2 dozen Large Eggs – $0.68 each

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.89

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.59

3 pkg Strawberries – $0.99 each

1 pkg Old Fashioned Oats – $2.39

1 pkg Spinach – $1.49

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $1.19

1 pkg Snack Crackers – $1.59

1 Parley – $1.19

1 Mayonnaise – $1.89

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

Total after rebate: $28.78

Total for all groceries: $59.31

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs, Toast, Spinach x 4

Cereal x 2

Cinnamon Rolls, Juice

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rice Cake Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks, Strawberries x 2

Turkey Sandwiches, Popchips, Grapes (leftover from last week)

Crackers, Cheese, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Cheese Quesadillas, Cantaloupe, Cucumbers

Leftovers

Dinners

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Green Beans, Strawberries

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Slow Cooker Chicken & Noodle Soup, Amish White Bread, Cantaloupe

Waffles, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies, Oatmeal Spice Muffins

French Dip Crockpot Sandwiches (using venison roast), Spinach Salad

Out to eat

Gretchen’s $55 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Aldi

2 lbs Ground Beef – $2.69 each

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.89

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $2.49

1 pkg Broccoli Crowns – $1.99

3 Cucumbers – $0.49 each, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.40 each after rebate

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.99

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 pkg Frozen Peas – $0.95

1 Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.19

1 dozen Eggs – $0.99

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $1.19

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.99

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 pkg Mini Marshmallows – $0.89

1 Chocolate Syrup – $1.49

1 pkg Jumbo Franks – $0.99

Total after rebate: $33.23

Dillons

2 pkg Honey Nut Cheerios – $2 each, used $1/2 e-coupon AND $1/2 SavingStar.com rebate – $1 each after coupon and rebate

2 pkg Kroger Shredded Cheese – $2 each used $0.65/2 e-coupon AND $0.25 Ibotta rebate – $1.55 each after coupon and rebate

1 SeaPak Shrimp Scampi – $4.49, used $2/1 catalina coupon – $2.49 after coupon

1 bag Kroger Potato Chips – $1.88, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $1.38 after coupon

2 cans Starkist Tuna – $0.50 each

1 Sunbelt Granola Bars – $2.69

1 Kroger Cinnamon Rolls – $1.49, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $0.99 after coupon

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $0.60 after coupon

2 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99 each, used $0.15 Ibotta rebate – $0.91 each after rebate

1 bag Green Peppers – Marked down to $0.99

1 Nabisco Chips Ahoy Cookies – $2.79, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) AND $0.15 Ibotta rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

2.23 lbs Grapes – $2.88

2.11 lbs Bananas – $1.24, used $0.15 Ibotta rebate – $1.09 after rebate

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

Total after coupons and rebates: $21.88

Total for all grocery items: $55.11

Menu Plan for the Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Toast and Scrambled Eggs x 3

Cinnamon Rolls, Juice

Lunches

Turkey Sandwiches, Grapes

Cheese Quesadillas, Sliced Apples, Carrot Sticks

Cheese, Crackers, Veggies x 2

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rice Cake Sandwiches, Sliced Cucumbers, Grapes x 2

Leftovers

Dinners

Grilled Hamburgers/Hot Dogs, Potato Chips, Tossed Salad

Hawaiian Haystacks

Super Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna (I’m using macaroni noodles instead of lasagna since I have a ton of them, and cottage cheese instead of ricotta cheese.), Tossed Salad, Make Ahead Butterhorn Rolls

Dinner at my brother’s house

French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit Salad

Meat Potato Quiche, Steamed Peas, Biscuits

Seasoned Chicken, Potatoes and Green Beans, Pumpkin Muffins (from the freezer), Steamed Broccoli

Gretchen’s $20 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Aldi

Since it’s the last week of the month and we’ve had lots of company over this month, I only had a little over $20 left in our grocery budget for this week. So I looked through our freezer and pantry and planned the menu off of what I had stock piled/leftovers in my refrigerator. I only purchased the necessities this week at the store and skipped all the great coupon deals. 

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.36 each after rebate

1 bag Green Peppers – $0.99

1 pkg Chicken Tenderloins – $4.36, used $1 off peelie coupon – $3.36 after coupon

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 bag Red Grapes – $1.98

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $0.99

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.89

Total after coupon and rebate: $12.82

Sprouts

1 lb Strawberries – $1.50

1 Pineapple – $0.98

1 Organic Celery – $0.98

2.76 lbs Pink Lady Apples @ $0.98/lb – $2.70, used $0.15 Ibotta rebate – $2.55 after rebate

0.71 lb Roma Tomaotes – $0.36

Total: $6.37

Dillons

1 Chobani Yogurt – Marked down to $0.49

2 Siggis Yogurt – Marked down to $0.79 each

1 gallon Dillons Milk – $1.99

1 pkg Oreos – $2.99, used Free Mobisave rebate AND $0.15 Ibotta rebate – Free plus overage after rebate

Total after rebates: $3.91

Total for all stores: $20.40

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 4

Toast & Eggs x 2

Oatmeal

Lunches

Macaroni & Cheese, Strawberries

Cheese, Crackers, Fruits and Veggies x 2

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Veggies x 2

Apples and Peanut Butter, Celery, Pumpkin Muffins

Leftovers

Dinners

Homemade Pizza, Breadsticks

Chili, Biscuits, Veggies

Sour Cream Chicken, Green Beans, Rice

Waffles, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Venison Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Pumpkin Muffins

Brown Bag Burritos (from the freezer), Chips & Salsa, Steamed Peas (from the freezer)

Chicken Noodle Casserole (I doubled this last week and froze one so I’ll be using the frozen one this week), Steamed Cauliflower (from the freezer), Sliced Apples

Gretchen’s $53 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Aldi

2 dozen Eggs – $0.69 each, used $0.10 Mobisave rebate – $0.64 each after rebate

1 pkg Tortilla Chips – $1.19

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

2 pkg Cheese – $1.89 each

1 can Refried Beans – $0.79

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.69

1 Applesauce – $1.89

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.36 each after rebate

2 can Cream Chicken/Mushroom Soup – $0.69 each

1 Half & Half – $1.89

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.79

1 pkg Deli Turkey – $2.49

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

Total after rebates: $24.06

Dillons

2 Avocados – $0.33 each, used $0.50/2 printable – $0.08 each after coupon

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1.64 lbs Bananas – $0.97

1 Kroger Deluxe Ice Cream – $2.99, used $0.60/1 e-coupon – $2.39 after coupon

2 Chobani Yogurt – Marked down to $0.59 each, used $0.50/2 Ibotta rebate – $0.34 each after rebate

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

1 Daisy Sour Cream – $1.49

1 American Beauty Spaghetti Noodles – $0.49, used $0.50/1 Ibotta rebate – Free after rebate

2 Kraft Snack Trios – $0.99 each, used $0.75/2 printable – $0.62 each after coupon

1 Ragu Spaghetti Sauce – $1.29, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.74 after rebate

2 Ronzoni Spaghetti Noodles – $0.49 each, used $0.50/2 e-coupon – $0.24 each after coupon

1 Moms Best Cereal – $1.67

Total after coupons and rebate: $10.81

Sprouts

0.87 lbs Asparagus – $1.29

1 Broccoli Crown – $0.74, used $0.15 Ibotta rebate – $0.59 after rebate

1 Cantaloupe – $0.98

1.22 lbs Cauliflower – $1.20

2 Moms Best Cereal – $1.99 each (I bought these before I knew they were cheaper at Dillons.)

2 lbs Butter – $1.99 each (I’m loving the cheap butter prices I’ve found at Sprouts the last few weeks!)

2 pkg Chicken Breasts – $3.31 and $3.17

Total after rebate: $18.50

Total for all stores: $53.37

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Toast and Eggs x 3

Oatmeal

Lunches

Cheese/Crackers/Fruit/Veggies x 2

Turkey Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks

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

Macaroni & Cheese, Broccoli

Leftovers

Dinners

Tossed Salad, Fruit Salad, Chocolate Cheesecake (My brother and his wife are coming for dinner and they are bringing pizza!)

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Tossed Salad

Spaghetti, Green Beans, 30 Minute Rolls

Grilled Chicken, Steamed Asparagus, Mashed Potatoes

Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Crackers, Grapefruit (from my mom)

Dinner out (using a gift card from my in-laws!)

Leftovers

We’re also hosting our small group one evening and I’m making Cookies, Chips and Bean Dip and Tortilla Roll-Ups.

Gretchen’s $46 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Dillons

2 Kroger Pizzas – $1 each

1 Belvita Breakfast Biscuits – $2.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 pkg Spaghetti – $0.77

1 bag Kroger Tortilla Chips – $1, used $0.10/1 Mobisave rebate – $0.90 after rebate

1 bag Kroger Shredded Cheese (16 oz) – $3.47, used $0.65/1 e-coupon – $2.82 after coupon

1 can Hunts Spaghetti Sauce – $1

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1.25

2 Quaker Life Cereal – $1.47 each, used $1.10/2 e-coupon AND $1/2 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.42 each after coupon and rebate

1 Romaine Lettuce $0.99

2 lbs Bananas – $1.18, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.93 after rebate

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.50

1 Kroger Cream Cheese – $1.25

Total after coupons and rebate: $14.25

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Aldi

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 gallon Milk – $2.58

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 bag Potatoes – $2.49

1 dozen Eggs – $0.99

1 loaf Bread – $0.99, used $0.10/1 Mobisave rebate – $0.89 after rebate

1 bag Spinach – $1.79

1 Celery – $1.29

1 lb Butter – $2.69

1 bag Navel Oranges – $1.99

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.49

1 bag Red Grapes – $1.98

1 Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.19

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.59 each

Total after rebate: $31.69

Total for both stores: $46.24

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Toast, Eggs, Juice x 3

Oatmeal

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly on Rice Cakes, Carrot Sticks, Grapes x 2

Tossed Salad Bar

Baked Potatoes, Cottage Cheese

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies

Fish Sticks, Oranges, Cucumber Slices

Leftovers

Dinners

Brown Bag Burritos (from freezer), Chips & Salsa, Tossed Salad

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Green Beans

Savory Crescent Chicken Pockets, Tossed Salad

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Cheesy Hamburger Potato Soup, Homemade Bread, Sliced Veggies

Grilled Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Spinach Salad

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $51 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Aldi

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 pkg Green Peppers – $0.99

1 pkg Celery – $1.29

1 can Refried Beans – $0.79

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 gallon Milk – $2.56

1 dozen Eggs – $0.99

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $0.79

1 Vegetable Oil – $1.99

1 pkg Spinach – $1.79

Total: $13.18

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Dillons

1 bag Kroger Potatoes – $2.99

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1 Cucumber – $0.79, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.54 after rebate

1 pkg 7 Up – $1.99, used $1/1 peelie coupon – $0.99 after coupon

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99, used $0.25 Ibotta rebate – $0.74 after rebate

2 Chobani Yogurt – Marked down to $0.79 each, used $1.25/2 Ibotta rebate – $0.16 each after rebate

3 Chobani Yogurt – Marked down to $0.49 each, used $1/3 Ibotta rebate – $0.16 each after rebate

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

1 Kroger Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1

1.76 lbs Bananas – $1.04, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate AND $0.10/1 Mobisave rebate – $0.69 after rebates

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1

2 bag Kroger Frozen Veggies – $1 each

1 pkg Kroger Saltines – Marked down to $0.49

1 Kind Bar – $1.50, used Free catalina coupon – Free after coupon

1 Skittles – $0.50

1 Psst Garlic Salt – $1

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1

1 loaf Private Selection Bread – $0.99

1 Thomas Cinnamon Raisin Bagels – $1.99

1 Sheba Meaty Sticks – $1.50, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 pkg Sour Patch Kids – $2, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $2.29, used $0.45/1 e-coupon – $1.84 after coupon

1 pkg Stride Gum – $1.29, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 bag Kroger Unbleached Flour – $1.79

2 pkg Tyson Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99 each

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.99 (not pictured)

1 can Enchilada Sauce – $0.79 (not pictured)

Total after coupons and rebates: $38.10

Total for both stores: $51.28

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 2

Oatmeal x 2

Eggs and Bagels x 3

Lunches

Summer Sausage, Cheese, Crackers, Veggies

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Sliced Veggies x 2

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Fruit Salad

Tossed Salad Bar

Baked Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli

Leftovers

Dinners

Spaghetti, Pumpkin Muffins (I plan to double the recipe and stick half in the freezer.), Steamed Peas

Brown Bag Burritos (I plan to freeze a batch of these as well!), Spinach Salad

Grilled Chicken, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Pepperoni Rolls (I plan to freeze a batch of these as well!), Tossed Salad

Seasoned Chicken, Potatoes and Green Beans, Banana Muffins

Leftovers

Out to eat