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This Week’s $52 ALDI Grocery Shopping Trip

This Week's $52 Grocery Shopping Trip

We went to ALDI on Sunday night and spent $52 total. Because I’ve been buying extra deals here and there over the last few weeks, we had more to work with this week and I didn’t need to spend as much this week — which was great!

Note: If you missed my post on Why I’m Back to Grocery Shopping, Menu-Planning, and Freezer Cooking, be sure to read it here.

Our Grocery Budget

We currently budget $125 per week for groceries for our family of 5. This does not include eating out once a week (we budget separately for that).

We also get some of our expensive groceries and personal products (such as makeup) via Amazon using credit earned from Swagbucks + we get the majority of our household products (cleaners, toothpaste,detergent, etc.) via credit earned from Grove.

I only spent $52 this week, which leaves me lots of wiggle room to buy more markdowns at Kroger if I have time to swing by there later this week to see if they have some great markdowns. If I don’t have time or they don’t have good markdowns, I’ll roll over the extra $$ to next week.

This Week's $52 Grocery Shopping Trip

This time around, our whole family went to ALDI together because we had a Community Group lunch right after church and it was held close to ALDI.

So, you might see a few extra things in my grocery purchases that I wouldn’t normally splurge on (hello, Goldfish crackers and fresh salsa!), but that I was happy to buy since everyone was willing to go to the grocery store with me and because we had quite a bit of extra wiggle room in the budget this week.

Here’s what we bought:

  • Tortilla Chips — $1.19
  • Freezer Bags — $1.99
  • Baby Lettuce — $1.99
  • 3 Macaroni & Cheese — $0.33 per box
  • 3 Cucumbers — $0.25 each
  • Feta Cheese — $1.79
  • Bag of Red Grapes — $1.58
  • 2 bags of String Cheese — $1.99 per bag
  • Crispy Oats Cereal — $1.19
  • Triple Chocolate Cake (purchased for an event we were heading to right after the shopping trip!) — $2.99
  • Fresh Salsa — $2.49
  • Milk — $2.39
  • Goldfish Crackers — $1.85
  • Pretzel Sticks — $1.29
  • 3 bags Baby Carrots — $0.49 per bag
  • Cinnamon Crunch Cereal — $1.29
  • 2 bags of bananas — $0.44/lb. — $1.95
  • Butter — $2.49
  • Dried Cranberries — $1.29
  • Honey Nut Oats Cereal — $1.19
  • Blueberries — $1.49 (got a $0.25 rebate back from Checkout 51)
  • 2 dozen eggs — $0.49 per dozen
  • 1 bag of apples — $2.99
  • Cottage Cheese — $1.99
  • Cantaloupe — $0.99
  • 24-pack of Purified Water — $1.99
  • Gallon Water — $0.79

Total with tax — $52.86 (Plus, I uploaded my receipt to Yaarlo & earned a little cashback for doing so. If you haven’t signed up with Yaarlo, use my coupon code MONEYSAVINGMOM when you sign up to earn more.)

This Week's $52 Grocery Shopping Trip

This Week’s Menu Plan

Interested in what we’re eating this week? You can see our menu plan for this week here. I plan our menu based upon what we already have on hand, so I didn’t have to buy every single item needed to make everything on our menu.

How to Be a Meal-Planning Mama

Struggling with menu planning? Check out this post on How to Be a Meal Planning Mama.

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