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Gretchen’s $52 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Aldi

1 bag Gala Apples – $1.49, used $0.25 MobiSave rebate – $1.24 after rebate

1 gallon Milk – $1.89

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 Celery – $1.49

1 bag Mandarin Oranges – $2.39

1 Half & Half – $1.89

1 Frozen Orange – $1.19

5 Grapefruit – $0.39 each, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.34 each after rebate

Total after rebates: $14.57

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Homeland

2 pkg Best Choice Shredded Cheese – $1.50 each

1 quart Hiland Chocolate Milk – $1, used Free text coupon – Free after coupon

3 Jolly Time Popcorn – $1 each, used $0.50/1 coupon from the 1/10 SmartSource insert (doubled) and $1/2 printable (doubled) – Free after coupons

1 Vlassic Pickles – $2.69, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – $0.69 after coupon

2 French’s Mustard – $1.39, used $1/2 coupon from the 1/24 SmartSource insert (doubled) – $0.39 each after coupon

2 Yoplait Greek Yogurt – $1 each, used $0.50/2 printable (doubled) – $0.50 each after coupon

2 Hiland Cottage Cheese – $1 each

4 Plenti Yogurt – $1 each, used $0.35/1 printable (doubled) and $0.75/3 mailer coupon (doubled) – $0.45 each after coupons (I’m not sure what to think of these yet. They are very different than the yogurt we are used to eating!)

1 dozen Eggs – $1.09, used $0.25 Mobisave rebate – $0.84 after rebate

2 Chicken of the Sea Salmon – $0.89 each

Total after coupons and rebates: $11.89

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Dillons

2 pkg Kroger Tortillas – Marked down to $0.89 each

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99, used $0.25 Mobisave rebate – $0.74 after rebate

3 Moms Best Cereal – $1.67 each

1 Nature’s Path Toaster Pastries – Marked down to $1.49

1 Thomas Bagels – $1.99

2 Avocados – $0.99 each, used $0.50/2 e-coupon AND $0.25 Ibotta rebate – $0.61 each after coupon and rebate

1 Lindt Chocolate Bar – $2.50, used Free Shopmium rebate – Free after rebate

3 Larabars – $1 each, used $0.75/3 printable – $0.75 each after coupon

1 Kroger Butter – $2.50, used $0.40/1 mailer coupon – $2.10 after coupon

1 Thomas’ English Muffins – $1.59

1.53 lbs Bananas – $0.90, used $0.25 Ibotta rebate AND $0.25 Mobisave rebate – $0.40 after rebates

1 Kroger Tortilla Chips – $1, used $0.40/1 mailer coupon – $0.60 after coupon

1 Tennessee Pride Sausage – Marked down to $1.89

1 pkg Pork Steak – Marked down to $3.96

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1, used $0.45/1 mailer coupon – $0.55 after coupon

Total after coupons and rebates: $25.56

Total for all grocery stores: $52.02

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs, Spinach, English Muffins x 3

Cereal x 2

Bagels, Fruit x 2

Lunches

Tossed Salad Bar

Baked Potato Bar

Cheese Quesadillas, Veggies

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Apple Slices, Celery

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies

Leftovers x 2

Dinner

Grilled Steak, Green Beans, Spinach Salad

French Toast, Sausage, Eggs, Orange Juice

Baked Ziti, Biscuits, Fruit Salad

Ribs (from my mom), Steamed Broccoli from freezer, Rolls

Grilled Tilapia, Tossed Salad, Fruit

Bean Burritos, Chips and Salsa, Steamed Peas

Out to Eat

Gretchen’s CVS Shopping Trip: Spent $1.76 out of pocket

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CVS Shopping Trip

2 Clear Care Contact Solution – $10.99, On Sale Buy One Get One 50% off (Buy 2, Get $2 ECBs)
Used 2 $4/1 printable
And used $3/1 CVS coupon from in-store machine

1 Cadbury Chocolate Egg – $0.99 (Buy 1, Get $0.99 ECBs) 
My son ate this before it made it into the picture. 🙂

2 Xtra Laundry Detergent – $1.44 each
Used $1/2 printable

1 Colgate Toothpaste – $3.39
Used $2/1 CVS coupon from in-store machine
And used $2/1 printable

Used $5.98 ECBs from previous shopping trip

Total after coupons and ECBs: $1.76, Plus received $2.99 ECBs 

Gretchen’s $42 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Dillons

1 Nestle Splash Water Bottles – $1.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

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

1 Organic Fuel Drink – $2.49, used $1.50/1 printable AND $1.50/1 Ibotta rebate – Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

2.30 lbs Bananas – $1.36, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.11 after rebate

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

1 Uncle Ben’s Brown Rice Medley – $1.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Trident Gum – $2.50, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

2 Kraft Shredded Cheese – $3.19 each, used $0.50/1 Ibotta rebate – $2.94 each after rebate (I was in a huge hurry at the store and I meant to grab the Kroger brand that was on sale. I didn’t realize until I got home that I had grabbed the wrong brand. Ouch!) 🙁

1 Stouffer Frozen Meal – $3.49, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

Items a part of the Mega Sale:

4 PowerBar – $0.49 each, used $2/4 printable – Free after coupon

2 Frosted Flakes Cereal – $1.49 each, used 2 $0.50/1 printable – $0.99 each after coupons

Total after coupons and rebates: $8.42

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Aldi

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.79

1 bag frozen Broccoli – $1.09

1 bag Frozen Brussel Sprouts – $1.29

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $2.09

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 bag Italian Salad – $1.49

1 gallon Milk – $2.39

1 dozen Large Eggs – $1.39

1 bag Pink Lady Apples – $2.99

1 bag Red Grapes – $2.78

1 Half & Half – $1.89

1 bag (10 lbs) Potatoes – $2.99, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $2.79 after rebate

1 Cucumber – $0.79

1 Baking Soda – $0.49

3 Grapefruit – $0.69 each

1 Vanilla – $2.19

1 lb Butter – $2.69

1 can Chili Beans – $0.59

Total after rebate: $33.73

Total for both stores: $42.15

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs, Spinach x 4

Toast, Fruit

Cereal x 2

Lunches

Fruit/Veggies/Crackers x 2

Baked Potatoes, Cottage Cheese

Spinach/Fruit Smoothies, Banana Muffins

Macaroni & Cheese, Fruit

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Veggies

Leftovers

Dinners

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Tossed Salad, Apple Pie

Chicken Fajitas, Grapefruit

Chili, Corn Chips (leftover from last week), Fruit Salad

Pancakes, Eggs, Bacon

Beef & Gravy over Noodles, Tossed Salad

Poor Man’s Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Out to Eat (using a gift card someone gave us)

Gretchen’s $48 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Dillons

1 bag Corn Chips – $1.25

2.15 lbs Bananas – $1.27

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1 Celery – $1.99 (I normally buy this at Aldi, but they were out.)

1.69 lbs Apples – $1.67

5 Luna Bars – Marked down to $0.25 each

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $2

1 Farmland Bacon – $3.50, used $0.50/1 Ibotta rebate – $3 after rebate

Total: $13.42

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Homeland

1 dozen Eggs – $1.05, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.80 after rebate

2 Starkist Tuna – $1.39 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $0.39 each after coupon

2 bags Baby Carrots – $0.69 each

1 bag Romaine Salad – $1.24

4 boxes Cheerios – $1.67 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) and $1/2 in-store coupon (doubled) – $0.67 each after coupons

2 Yoplait Gogurt – $2.25 each, used $0.75/2 printable (doubled) – $1.50 each after coupon

Total after coupons and rebate: $10.25 

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Aldi

1 gallon Milk – $1.89

1 pkg Tilapia Fillets – $3.39

1 canister Oats – $2.39

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

2 Cucumbers – $0.79 each

1 Half & Half – $1.89

1 can Black Beans – $0.59

1 pkg Crackers – $1.49

1 Lemon Juice – $1.99

2 Grapefruit – $0.59 each, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.46 each after rebate

2 Avocados – $0.39 each

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $0.99

1 Frozen Orange Juice – $1.19

1 Butter – $2.69

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 pkg Cinnamon Bagels – $1.69

1 Raisins – $2.89

1 pkg Trail Mix – $0.59 (not pictured)

Used $5 off Aldi mailer coupon

Total after coupon and rebate: $24.74

Total for all items: $48.41

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Scrambled Eggs and Spinach x 3

Cereal x 3

Baked Oatmeal

Lunches

Out to lunch (Special mommy-son date day)

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Veggies

Fruit/Veggies/Cheese Crackers x 2

Baked Potato Bar

Tossed Salad Bar

Leftovers

Dinners

Haystacks

Chicken Fajitas, Grapefruit

Grilled Tilapia, Butterhorn Rolls, Green Beans

Papa John’s Pizza night 🙂

Lasagna, Tossed Salad

Italian Chicken, Rolls, Tossed Salad

Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Crackers, Fruit