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Gretchen’s $35 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

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Walmart

2 lbs Asparagus – $1.69 each (Price matched to Aldi)

2 Avocados – $0.49 each (Price matched to Aldi)

Total: $4.36

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Homeland

3 Best Choice Cheese – $1.25 each

1 dozen Eggs – $2.79, used Free mobile coupon – Free after coupon

2 Chocolate Cheerios – $2 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $1 each after coupon

1 Mission Corn Tortillas – $2.19, used $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $0.69 after coupon

1 Puff Facial Tissue – $2.35, used Free mobile coupon – Free after coupon

Total after coupons: $6.44

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Dillons

2 Lettuce – $0.99 each

0.58 lbs Broccoli – $1.15

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.79, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 Ham Steak – $2.50

2 Horizon Mac & Cheese – $1 each, used $0.75/2 printable – $0.63 each after coupon

1 Kroger Lasagna Noodles – $1.79

1 Green Bell Pepper – $0.99

1.88 lbs Bananas – $1.11, used $0.25/1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.86 after rebate

1 loaf Nature’s Harvest Bread – $1.99, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $1.49 after coupon

1 gallon Dillons Milk – $1.99, used $0.20/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.79 after rebate

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

1 Danimal Smoothies – $2

1 Ragu Pasta Sauce – Marked down to $0.99, used $0.75/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.24 after rebate

Items a part of the Mega Sale (Buy 10 items, Get $5 off instantly):

1 Juicy Juice – $1.79, used $1/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.79 after rebate

2 Land O Lakes Butter – $1.99 each

1 Duncan Hines Cake Mix – $0.99 (I had a free e-coupon for this but it didn’t come off my card.) 🙁

4 Cottage Cheese – $0.79 each

1 Sour Cream – $0.79

1 Colgate Kids Toothpaste – $0.99, used $0.50/1 printable – $0.49 after coupon

Total after coupons and rebates: $24.68

Total for all stores: $35.48

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Scrambled Eggs & Toast x 3

Cereal x 2

Oatmeal, Fruit x 2

Lunches

Macaroni & Cheese, Veggies

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Tossed Salad

Tossed Salad x 2

Cheese Quesadillas, Fruit

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Lasagna, Butterhorn Rolls, Sautéed Asparagus

Hawaiian Haystacks

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Tossed Salad

Mexican Lasagna, Steamed Asparagus

Ham and Hashbrown Casserole, Steamed Broccoli

French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Applesauce (from the freezer)

Salad Bar with Grilled Chicken

Gretchen’s $41 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Dillons

1 Trolli Sour Watermelon Pieces – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

2 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99 each, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $0.89 each after rebate

1 dozen Dillons Eggs – $3.29

1 loaf Nature’s Own Bread – $2.29, used $0.55 Checkout 51 rebate – $1.74 after rebate

1 Kroger Shredded Cheese – $1.88

1.96 lbs Bananas – $1.16, used $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.91 after rebate

1 Kroger Half and Half – $1.59

2 Mission Flour Tortillas – $1 each

1 pkg Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – $3.58

1 gallon Dillons Milk – $2.85, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $2.65 after rebate

1 Cucumber – $0.79

1 Yoplait Gogurt – $2.79

2 Moms Best Cereal – $2 each, used 2 $0.50/1 printable – $1.50 each after coupons

1 Kroger Just Fruit Jelly – $1.79

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1.50

1 Psst Sugar – $1.89

2 Cantaloupes – $0.99 each

1 pkg Kroger Drumsticks – $4.57

1 bag Green Peppers – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99

1.08 lbs Broccoli – $2.15

Total after coupons and rebates: $41.86

Menu Plan for this Week

Breakfasts

Oatmeal x 2

Cereal x 2

Eggs & Toast x 2

Omelets, Fruit

Lunches

Cheese, Crackers, Fruits, Veggies x 2

Macaroni and Cheese, Carrots

Tossed Salad with Cottage Cheese

Tuna Sandwiches, Cantaloupe

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Tossed Salad

Leftovers

Dinners

Oven Fried Chicken Drumsticks, Cantaloupe, Blueberry Bread (from frozen blueberries)

Chicken Fajitas, Fruit Salad

Upside Down Pizza, Tossed Salad

Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage (from freezer)

Chicken & Rice with Gravy, Tossed Salad

Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Homemade Bread

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $33 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Homeland

1 Aussie Conditioner – $2.50, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – $0.50 after coupon

1 Mt Olive Sweet Relish – $1, used $1/1 printable no longer available (doubled) – Free plus overage after coupon

2 Ragu Pasta Sauce – $1.77 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $0.77 each after coupon

1 Zone Perfect Bar – $1.25, used $0.50/1 printable no longer available (doubled) – $0.25 after coupon

2 Kraft Cheese – $1.67 each, used $0.55/2 printable (doubled) – $1.12 each after coupon

1 dozen Eggs – $2.19, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $1.99 after rebate

1 loaf Nature’s Own Bread – $2.29, used $0.55/1 coupon from the 8/30 SmartSource insert (doubled) AND $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $0.99 after coupon and rebate

1 French’s Mustard – $1, used $0.50/1 printable (doubled) AND $0.20 Ibotta rebate– Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

1 Wishbone Salad Dressing – $2, used $0.75/1 coupon from the 8/23 SmartSource insert (doubled) – $0.50 after coupon

1 C&H Brown Sugar – $2.29, used $1/1 coupon from the 7/26 RedPlum insert (doubled) – $0.29 after coupon

1 Sara Lee Cupcakes – $2.79, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – $0.79 after coupon

Buy 4 General Mills Cereal, Get $4 off instantly:

2 Cocoa Puffs – $1.50 each, used 2 $0.75/1 printable no longer available (one doubled) AND $0.20 Ibotta rebate– $0.27 each after coupon and rebate

2 Honey Nut Cheerios – $1.50 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $0.50 each after coupon

Total after coupons and rebates: $8.78

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Dillons

2 Duncan Hines Brownie Mix – $1 each, used $0.75/2 printable – $0.62 each after coupon

1 Land O Lakes Butter – $2.50

1 Pineapple – $0.99

1 gallon Milk – $2.85, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate– $2.65 after rebate

1 Izze Water – $0.79, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

3 Ramen Noodles – $0.20 each

1 Kroger Rice Cakes – $1.89

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1

2 Cucumbers – $0.79 each, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate AND $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.56 each after rebates

1 bag Peppers – Marked down to $0.99

2 cans Beans – $0.69 each

1 Hillshire Farm Summer Sausage – $3.29

3 Totinos Pizza – $1.34 each

0.51 lbs Broccoli Crowns – $1.01, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $0.81 after rebate

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

Items a part of the Buy 5, Get $5 off instantly Sale:

2 Kraft BBQ Sauce – $0.79 each, used 2 $0.55/1 printable – $0.22 each after coupons

2 French’s Yellow Mustard – $0.79 each, used 2 $0.50/1 printable – $0.29 each after coupons

1 Suave Bodywash – $0.99, used $0.50/1 printable – $0.49 after coupon

Total after coupons and rebates: $24.96

Total for all grocery items: $33.74

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 4

Toast & Eggs x 2

Oatmeal and Fruit (We still have fruit from the last couple of weeks and some that has been given to us from friends.)

Lunches

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Veggies

Peanut Butter & Jelly on Ricecakes, Sliced Apples

Baked Potatoes, Cottage Cheese, Steamed Peas

Tossed Salad x 2

Spinach Quiche

Leftovers

Dinners

Summer Sausage, Cheese, Crackers, Sliced Veggies

Chicken Fajitas, Chips & Salsa

Grilled Chicken, Biscuits, Potatoes, Corn

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit

Chili, Homemade Bread, Veggies

Lasagna Casserole, Tossed Salad

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $36 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Homeland

2 Ragu Pasta Sauce – $1.50 each, used $0.75/2 coupon from the 8/23 RedPlum insert (doubled) – $0.75 each after coupon

Mt Olive Sweet Relish – $1.19, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – Free plus overage after coupon

2 Yoplait Yogurts – $0.50 each, used $0.40/2 printable (doubled) – $0.10 each after coupon

2 Herbal Essence Bodywash – $2.50 each, used $0.75/1 printable (doubled) and $1/1 coupon from the 8/23 RedPlum insert (doubled) – $0.75 each after coupons

2 Planters Peanuts – $1.69 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $0.69 each after coupon

4 cans Libby’s Green Beans – $0.75 each, used $1/4 coupon from the 8/23 RedPlum insert – $0.25 each after coupon

1 Wishbone Salad Dressing – $2.19, used $0.75/1 coupon from the 8/23 RedPlum insert (doubled) – $0.69 after coupon

Buy 4 General Mills items, Get Free gallon of milk:

1 Golden Grahams Cereal – $2, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

1 Honey Nut Cheerios – $2, used $0.50/1 printable (doubled) – $1 after coupon

1 Cheerios – $2, used $0.75/1 printable (no longer available) (doubled) – $0.50 after coupon

1 Go-Gurt – $1.99

1 gallon Milk ($3.75) – Free after sale

Total with tax ($1.69) after coupons and sales: $11.43

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Dillons

1 pkg Grapes – $1.85

1 pkg Kroger Tortillas – $1.50

1 loaf Nature’s Harvest Bread – $2.50, used $1.05/1 e-coupon – $1.45 after coupon

2 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1 each

5 Muller Yogurts – $1 each, used $1/5 e-coupon – $0.80 each after coupon

1 Kroger Tortilla Chips – $1.25, used $0.40/1 mailer coupon – $0.85 after coupon

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $0.99, received $0.25 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.74 after rebate

1 Cascadian Farms Granola – Marked down to $0.99

1 Hormel Turkey – $3.99, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $3.49 after coupon

1 Kroger Cream Cheese – $1

1 bag Apples/Peaches – Marked down to $0.99

1.60 lbs Tomatoes – $1.58

1 bag Kroger Brown Rice – $0.89

1.76 lbs Bananas – $1.04, received $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $0.84 after rebate

2 Cucumbers – $0.50 each

Total with tax ($2.05) after sales, coupons and rebates: $25.22

Total for all grocery items: $36.65

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Easy Breakfast Roll-ups

Protein Waffles

Eggs & Toast

Oatmeal

Cereal x 2

Egg & Cheese Quiche

Lunches

Baked Potatoes, Broccoli

Vegetable Soup, Crackers

Tossed Salad x 2

Apples, Cheese, Crackers, Veggies

Turkey Sandwiches, Fruit

Lunch with my family

Dinners

Brown Bag Burritos (from the freezer), Steamed Cauliflower, Chips and Salsa

Easy Baked Ziti, Tossed Salad, Homemade Bread

Chicken Pockets, Green Beans, Fruit Salad

Grilled Chicken, Tossed Salad, Mashed Potatoes

Chicken & Rice Casserole, Steamed Carrots

Homemade Pizza, Veggies

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $40 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Dillons

1 Kroger Shredded Cheese (16 oz) – $2.99

1 loaf Nature’s Own Bread – $3.39, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $3.19 after rebate

1 Kroger Half and Half – $1.99

3 half gallons Dillons Milk – $1 each

1 General Mills Chex Clusters – $2.99, used $1/1 printable AND $1 Checkout 51 rebate – $0.99 after coupon and rebate

2 Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Energy Cereal – $2 each, used 2 $0.50/1 printable – $1.50 each after coupons

2 pkg Frozen Waffles/Pancakes – $1 each, used $0.75/2 e-coupon – $0.63 each after coupon

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

1 Lara Bar – $1, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $0.60 after coupon

1 dozen Dillons Eggs – $2.53

8 Larabars/ZoneBars – Marked down to $0.25 each, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate 

1 Skinny Cow Iced Coffee – $1.67, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 bag Oranges – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag frozen Peas – $1

1 Cottage Cheese – $1

1 Horizon Grahams – Marked down to $0.99

2 Ramen Noodles – $0.20 each

1 bag Kroger Spinach – $2.50

2 Squash/Zucchini – $1.11

1 bunch Tomatoes – $1.33

1 Old El Paso Refried Beans – Marked down to $0.59, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $0.09 after coupon

1 bag Organic Carrots – $1.50, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $1.30 after rebate

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $0.99

1 Broccoli Crown – $0.70, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $0.50 after rebate

4 Cucumbers – $0.50 each

Total with tax after coupons and rebates: $40.90

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfast

Cereal & Juice x 3

Toast & Eggs x 3

Protein Waffles, Eggs, Fruit

Lunches

Crackers/Cheese/Fruit/Veggies x 2

Macaroni & Cheese, Veggies

Tossed Salad, Cottage Cheese

Baked Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Fruit

Leftovers

Dinners

10 Minute Baked Ziti, Biscuits, Tossed Salad

Chicken/Squash Skillet, Tossed Salad

Pancakes/Waffles, Eggs, Fruit Smoothies

Venison Stew, Steamed Peas, Homemade Bread

Dinner with family

Chicken Drumsticks, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Chicken & Rice, Tossed Salad

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

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Walmart

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.29 each (Price matched to Aldi), used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $1.19 each after rebate

3 pkg Blueberries – $0.99 each (Price matched to Aldi)

1 Watermelon – $2.99 (Price matched to Aldi)

Total: $8.34

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2 Sour Patch Kids Candy – $1.49 each, used $1/2 coupon from the 6/14 SmartSource insert (doubled) – $0.49 each after coupon (This is one of my husband’s favorite candy – I love getting him surprises with coupons!) 🙂

1 Colgate Toothpaste – $1, used $0.50/1 coupon from the 7/12 SmartSource insert (doubled) – Free after coupon

2 Picante Salsa – $1.59 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $0.59 each after coupon

2 Prego Sauce – $1.99 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $0.99 each after coupon

Total after coupons: $4.14

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1/2 gallon Dillons Chocolate Milk – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Kroger Frozen Peas – $1, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $0.80 after rebate

1 Gogurt Yogurt – $2

1 bag Kroger Frozen Chicken Breasts – $6.99

1 pkg Kroger Drumsticks – $4.69

3 Totinos Frozen Pizza – 3/$4, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate 

3 Muller Greek Yogurts – $1 each, used $1/3 e-coupon AND $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $0.60 each after coupon

2 Kroger Frozen Orange Juice – $1 each

1 gallon Dillons Milk – $2.79, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $2.59 after rebate

1 pkg Kroger Shredded Cheese – $1.99, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $1.79 after rebate

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $0.79 after rebate

1 dozen Dillons Eggs – $2.53, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $2.33 after rebate

1 pkg Kroger Tortillas – $1.50

1 Pssst Oyster Crackers – $1.27

1 pkg Pretzels – Marked down to $0.89

1.02 lbs Tomatoes – $1.42, used $0.20 Ibotta rebate – $1.22 after rebate

0.92 lbs Peaches – $0.91

1 can Kroger Beans – $0.69

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – Marked down to $0.69

1 can Psst Soup – Marked down to $0.49

1 bag Kroger Brown Rice – $0.89

Total: $39.12

Total for all grocery items: $51.60

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Eggs & Blueberry Muffins x 3

Oatmeal

Lunches

Cheese/Crackers/Fruit/Veggies x 2

Mac & Cheese, Carrot Sticks

Baked Potatoes, Cottage Cheese, Steamed Peas

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Fruit

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Hamburgers, Chips, Watermelon

Chicken & Rice Casserole, Tossed Salad

Mexican Lasagna, Steamed Peas, Watermelon

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Tossed Salad

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Strawberries

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Tossed Salad

Chicken Drumsticks, Rolls, Green Beans