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Gretchen’s $76 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons Stop #1

5 pkg Black Angus Patties – Marked down to $0.99 each (These are HUGE patties and I was so excited to find these! There is almost a pound of meat in each package!)

4 pkg Sprout Baby Finger Foods – $1.49 each, used and $0.25/1 – $0.92 each after coupon and rebate

2 pkg Back to Nature Cookies – $0.99 each, used 2 $1/1 printable – Free after coupons

1 bag Oranges – Marked down to $0.99

1 Lettuce – $1.49

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.89

1 Kroger Shredded Cheese – $2.49, used – $1.79 after coupon

1 Pure Blends Buttery Spread – $1.99, used – $0.74 after coupon

Used

Total after coupons and rebate: $9.48

Dillons Stop #2

I ran into a different Dillons to see if they had more of the Back to Nature cookies in stock since they other Dillons only had two left (which I bought!) as well as grab the weekend deals! When I went to checkout, I had a TON of issues with the e-coupons not working and the cashier kindly tried to help me, but it was quite the fiasco. I ended up not getting the weekend deals on a couple of the items, but they were items we needed so I ended up buying them anyway.

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 pkg Kroger Unbleached Flour – $1.59, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $1.19 after coupon

1 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix – $0.99 after e-coupon

1 Kroger Powdered Sugar – $1.49

1 Wesson Oil – $2.49

1 bag Hershey Kisses – $5.99, used Free coupon I received in the mail – Free after coupon

2 bags Sugar – $0.99 after e-coupon

6 bags Hershey’s Baking Chips – $0.99 each after e-coupon (Plus one of them was $1.99), used 2 Buy 2, Get 1 Free tearpad coupons – $0.82 each after coupons

4.01 lbs Bananas – $1.96

1 General Mills Reeses Puffs Cereal – $4.49, used Free coupon I received in the mail – Free after coupon

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.49 (The other store was out of Green Leaf Lettuce which is my favorite!)

2 Back to Nature Cookies – $0.99 each, used $1/1 printable – Free after coupons

2 Kroger Peanut Butter – $0.99 each after e-coupon

1 Pure Blends Buttery Spread – $1.99, used $1.50/1 catalina coupon that printed at the other Dillons – $0.49 after coupon

1 Betty Crocker Cake Mix – $1

Total after coupons: $21.47

Aldi

1 pkg Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.39

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 lb Sausage – $1.89

1 pkg Shredded Cheese – $3.39

1 pkg Moo Tubes – $1.55

2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49 each

1 pkg Spaghetti – $1.45

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 lb Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $3.99

1 pkg Applesauce Cups – $1.49

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

2 pkg Grape Tomatoes – One of these rang up at $2.89 and the other one as $1.29. I thought I grabbed both of the ones on sale but I guess I didn’t. 🙁

1 pkg Frozen Peas – $0.79

1 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $1.19

2 Cucumbers – $0.89 each

1 pkg Greek Yogurt – Marked down to $0.99

1 Half & Half – $1.79 each

1 bag Apples – $1.79

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.99

2 pkg Blackberries – $0.99 each

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

Total: $45.12

Total for all stores: $76.07

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, English Muffins, Eggs, Bananas, Oatmeal Spice Muffins

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Tossed Salad, Meat/Cheese/Crackers, Fruit, Veggies, Hard Boiled Eggs, Leftovers

Dinners

Grilled Hamburgers, Tater Tots, Steamed Veggies

Chicken & Gravy over Noodles, Oatmeal Spice Muffins, Steamed Corn

, Biscuits, Green Beans

Biscuits & Gravy, Eggs, Fruit

Spaghetti, Homemade Bread, Steamed Peas

Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Out to eat, Cake (for my son’s birthday)

Gretchen’s $65 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Dillons

2 Keebler Minis Crackers – $1.49 each, used 2 and – $0.25 each after rebates

2 Welch’s Fruit Snacks – $0.99 each, used 2 $ – $0.49 each after rebates

1 Ruffles Chips – $1.49 after e-coupon (no longer available)

2 Kraft Salad Dressings – $0.99 each

2 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29 each

1 bag Oranges – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Green Peppers – Marked down to $0.99

2 boxes Reeses Puff Cereal – $1.79 each, used – $1.29 each after coupon

2 Ore-Ida Frozen Potatoes – $0.99 after e-coupon (no longer available)

2 boxes Back to Nature Cookies – $0.99 each

Used

Total after coupons and rebates: $16.56

Dillons

I ran into a different Dillons to see if they had any markdowns and got a great deal on ground lamb! Any ideas on what to do with this? Can I use it just like ground beef?

2.45 lbs Bananas – $1.20

5 lbs Ground Lamb – $0.49 each

Total: $3.65

Aldi

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.99

1 pkg Cinnamon Applesauce Cups – $1.49

2 cans Cream Soup – $0.49 each

2 Half & Half – $1.79 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 lb Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $3.99

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.29

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

3 Cucumbers – $0.89 each

1 pkg Grapes – $2.37

1 pkg Moo Tubes – $1.55

2 Yeast Packets – $0.89 each

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.79

1 pkg Dried Apricots – $2.79

2 pkg Shredded Cheese – $2.59 each

1 bag Apples – $1.49

Total: $44.95

Total for all groceries: $65.16

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, English Muffins, Fruit, Bagels from Panera (after church)

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches/Fruit, Turkey Sandwiches/Chips, Crackers/Cheese/Veggies, Tossed Salad, Yogurt/Applesauce/Turkey/Crackers, Leftovers

Dinners

Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Spaghetti, Green Beans, Freezer Biscuits

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Steamed Veggies

Dinner from a friend (My friend texted and said she is bringing us dinner! I’m pretty spoiled!)

Grilled Chicken, Tater Tots, Pineapple

Vegetable Soup, Homemade Bread

Out to eat (using coupons)

Gretchen’s $69 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Dillons

3 pkg Kroger Shredded Cheese – $1.77 each

1 bag Flour – $1.59

2 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $1 each

1 pkg Ritz Crackers – $1.99

3.21 lbs Bananas – $1.57

2 bag Kroger Tortilla Chips – $1.49 each

2 pkg Jello Pudding – $1 each

1.24 lbs Tomatoes – $2.10

2 bags Apples – Marked down to $0.99 each

2 Lettuce – $1.29 each

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.49

Total: $27.59

Aldi

1 pkg Refrigerated Pie Crust – $1.39

1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix – $0.47

1 box Cake Mix – $0.85

2 lbs Butter – $2.29 each

2 cans Pineapple Chunks – $0.95 each

3 cans Corn – $0.47 each

1 can Cream Corn – $0.49

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

2 cans Mandarin Oranges – $0.79 each

2 cans Pumpkin – $0.79 each

1 bag Asparagus – $1.39

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

l bag Sugar – $1.15

1 bag Mini Marshmallows – $0.89

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.89

1 lb Sausage – $1.89

1 Sour Cream – $0.89

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 lb Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $3.99

1 bag Powdered Sugar – $0.95

1 box Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.49

1 bag Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.79

2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49 each

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.99

2 Seedless Cucumbers – $0.89 each

1 galoon Milk – $1.79

Total: $41.43

Total for both stores: $69.02

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cinnamon Rolls, Toasted English Muffins, Eggs, Leftover fruit and yogurt

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Cheese Quesadillas, Tossed Salad, Turkey Sandwiches, Leftovers

Dinners

Nacho Bar (We’re having friends over and I’m providing the chips, tomatoes, salsa, olives and lettuce. They are bringing the rest of the stuff!)

Thanksgiving with my parents (I’m bringing Apple Pie, 5 Cup Salad, Pumpkin Bread, Cinnamon Bread, Cheesy Corn Casserole and Toll House Pie.)

Upside Down Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Beef Enchiladas, Chips, Steamed Peas

Waffles, Eggs

Out to eat for my son’s birthday dinner

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $66 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Dillons

4 bags Kraft Shredded Cheese – $1.99 each, used 3 – $1.42 each after rebates

1 Thomas English Muffins – $2.49, used – $0.49 after coupon

1 Chobani Yogurt – $1.25 after coupon, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 dozen Eggs – $0.59

1 giant box Cheerios – $4.49, used – $2.49 after coupon

2 lbs Ground Beef – $2.99 each

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.79

1 Kroger Frozen Broccoli – $1

1 bag Flour – $1.59, used – $1.19 after coupon

1 bag Sugar – $1.59

10 cans Green Giant Veggies – $0.49 each, used – $0.39 each after coupon

3 cans Red Gold Tomatoes – $0.49 each, used – $0.19 each after rebate

2 cans Mandarin Oranges – $0.85 each

2 boxes Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each, used – $0.75 each after coupon

1 Barilla Pasta – $1.39, used AND – Free overage after coupon and rebate

2 lbs Bananas – $0.98

1 Kraft Parmesan Cheese – $2.49

1 pkg Kroger American Cheese – $1.59

Used $5 off e-coupon sent to me

Used

Total after coupons and rebates: $27.82

Aldi

1 bag Kettle Chips – $1.39

1 lb Butter – $2.49

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

2 Half & Half – $1.79 each

2 jars Pasta Sauce – $1.49 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.79

1 Sour Cream – $0.99

1 bag Marshmallows – $0.89

1 pkg Moo Tubes – $1.55

2 Cucumbers – $0.89 each

1 pkg Ramen Noodles – $1.94

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.79

2 cans Pineapple Chunks – $0.95 each

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

1 Baking Powder – $0.99

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 bag Pretzels – $1.06

1 pkg Applesauce Cups – $1.49

Total: $38.43

Total for both stores: $66.25

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

English Muffins, Eggs, Toast, Cereal, Bananas

Lunches

Hard Boiled Eggs, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Tossed Salad, Cheese/Crackers/Veggies, Mac & Cheese, Yogurt/Applesauce, Lunch with in-laws (I’m bringing Five Cup Salad & Cinnamon Bread.)

Dinners

French Toast, Eggs

Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Homemade Bread

Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Green Beans

Hamburgers (using buns from the freezer), Chips, Corn

Sour Cream & Cream of Mushroom Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $74 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Dillons

2 pkg Keebler Club Crackers – $1.50 each, used $1/2 Checkout 51 rebate – $1 each after rebate

1 box Frosted Flakes – $1.50

1 bag Simple Truth Potatoes – Marked down to $0.99

1 Lunchable – $1 (A super special treat for my son!)

1 pkg Chicken Drumsticks – $4.38

5 Luna Bars – Marked down to $0.25 each (Only 3 made it in the picture because 2 of them had already been eaten!)

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

1 Pineapple – $0.99

1 bag M&M’s – $2.99

Total: $16.39

Aldi

2 Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.49 each

2 Half & Half – $1.79 each

1 dozen Eggs – $1.58

1 Vegetable Oil – $1.85

3 Cream of Mushroom/Chicken Soup – $0.49 each

1 Salt – $0.49

1 5 lb pkg Potatoes – $2.39

1 bag Frozen Veggies – $0.99

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $1.19

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.79

2 pkg Strawberrieis – $2.19 each

1 pkg Green Peppers – $1.99

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.79

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.89

1 pkg Green Grapes – $1.94

1 pkg Blackberries – $1.19

1 Sour Cream – $0.99

1 lb Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $3.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.89 each

3 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.88

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.39

1 pkg Summer Sausage – $3.79

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.99

2 lbs Butter – $2.55 each

1 pkg Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $3.39

Total: $57.75

Total for both stores: $74.14

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toasted English Muffins

Lunches

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

Dinners

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Peas, Pumpkin Bread (leftover from last week)

Snacky Dinner (Summer Sausage, Cheese, Crackers, Veggies, Brownies)

Poor Man’s Steak, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit

Chicken Enchiladas, Rice, Tossed Salad

Meat Potato Quiche, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Fruit Salad

Gretchen’s $69 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Aldi

After a week of wedding festivities here in town, our refrigerator and cabinets were pretty bare! So I stocked up on lots of stuff this week!

1 pkg Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.49

1 pkg Raspberries – $1.49

1 pkg Celery – $1.19

1 bag Apples – $1.79

2 pints Grape Tomatoes – $0.99 each

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 gallon Milk – $1.88

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $2.24

2 bags Frozen Broccoli – $1.19 each

2 bags Frozen Peas – $0.79 each

1 pkg Cheese – $1.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.89 each

1 bag Frozen Corn – $0.79

1 lb Butter – $2.55

1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – $0.49

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.49

1 Frosted Flakes Cereal – $1.39

1 box Organic Mac & Cheese – $1.15

1 bag Kettle Chips – $1.39

1 can Pumpkin – $0.79

1 lb Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $3.99

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $1.49

2 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99 each

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 pkg Applesauce Cups – $1.49

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

Earned 25 Fetch Reward Points (like $0.25)

Total: $49.31

Dillons

I have been looking for markdowns at Dillons in the early morning after school drop off and haven’t been finding much, but yesterday I ran into Dillons in the afternoon and hit the jackpot on markdowns!! I was SO excited – especially with all the baby food finds as my 6 month old has just started eating solids! I think my Dillons must mark things down later in the day so I am going to start popping in there in the afternoons from now on.

2 Chobani Flip Yogurts – Marked down to $0.59 each

1 Frosted Cheerios Cereal – Marked down to $1.39, used – $1.14 after rebate

2 boxes Simple Truth Fruit/Veggie Pouches – $2.79 each, used

2.20 lbs Bananas – $1.08

1 bag Jet Puffed Marshmallows – $1.25, used – $0.25 after coupon

1 Psst Crackers – Marked down to $0.49

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

2 boxes Kroger Tube Yogurt – Marked down to $0.89 each

2 boxes Zone Perfect Kidz Bars – $2.99 each, used AND – $1.61 each after coupon (I don’t normally like to pay over $1.50 for a box of granola bars but these are my son’s favorite and it’s a special treat whenever I buy them for him. They are usually super expensive so I couldn’t pass up this deal!)

6 Kroger Yogurts – Marked down to $0.19 each

1 Comforts Strawberry Baby Puffs – Marked down to $0.59

3 Simple Truth Organic Baby Puffs – Marked down to $0.99 each

Used $

Earned 182 Fetch Reward Point (like $1.82)

Total after coupons and rebates: $20.36

Not pictured: My Mom also brought a bunch of leftover wedding food to my house yesterday including milk, oranges, cucumbers, crackers, chips, cheese, salsa, ice cream and eggs!

Total for both stores: $69.77

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs, Cereal, Yogurt, Pumpkin Muffins

Lunches

Turkey Sandwiches, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey/Cheese/Crackers, Cheese Quesadillas, Mac & Cheese, Fruit/Veggies, Chips, Hard Boiled Eggs, Tossed Salad

Dinners

Spaghetti, Steamed Broccoli, Toast

Southwest Rollups (from the freezer), Chips & Dip, Steamed Peas, Orange Slices

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Pancakes, Eggs, Homemade Applesauce

Taco Bar, Steamed Corn

Grilled Chicken, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Leftovers