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Gretchen’s $74 Weekly Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

Dillons

5 pkg Kroger Cheese – $0.99 each after e-coupon (No longer available)

3 Simple Truth Greek Yogurt – Marked down to $0.49 each

2 Kellogg’s Fruit Snacks – $0.99 each, used $1/2 printable – $0.49 each after coupon

1 Hunts Ketchup – $2.99, used $1.50/1 e-coupon – $1.49 after coupon

3 Private Selection Pasta – $0.50 each (I forgot to include these in the picture.)

1 Moms Best Oatmeal – Marked down to $0.79

2 pkg Goldfish – $0.99 each

2 pkg Quaker Rice Cake Snacks – Marked down to $0.79 each

2 bags Kroger Frozen Veggies – $1 each, used $0.50/2 mailer coupon – $0.75 each after coupon

1.54 lbs Red Grapes – $1.51

2 GogoSqueeze Applesauce Pouches – $5.69 each

2 boxes Annie’s Crackers at $2.99 each – On Sale Buy One Get One Free, used $0.50/2 printable – $1 each after coupon

2.14 Bananas – $1.05

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

1 Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 can Kroger Green Beans – Marked down to $0.29

1 can Refried Beans – Marked down to $0.39

1 bag Kroger Brown Rice – $0.89

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.59, used $0.40/1 mailer coupon – $1.19 after coupon

2 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29 each

Total after coupons: $38.31

Aldi

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 pkg Chicken Thighs – $4.35

1 Half & Half – $1.59

1 bag Navel Oranges – $1.89

1 bag Organic Rice – $2.59

1 lb Butter – $2.89

1 pkg Tortillas – $1.19

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 Sour Cream – $1.49

1 bag Red Grapes – $2.23

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.89

1 Taco Seasoning Mix – $0.39

2 bag Tortilla Chips – $1.69 each

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.95

1 bag Roma Tomatoes – $0.79

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 pkg Strawberries – $1.99

Total: $36.08

Total for both stores: $74.39

Menu Plan for This Week

We are still getting lots of veggies from our garden which I will be using this week!

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Toast, Oatmeal, Donuts (at church)

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Cheese Quesadillas, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit/Veggies, Tossed Salads, Leftovers

Dinners

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Out to eat for my birthday

Chicken, Rice & Beans

Game Night at our house (We are doing a Nacho Bar and I’m providing Chips, Sour Cream, Tomatoes, Meat and Lettuce.)

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Salad

BBQ Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls

Tossed Salad Bar with Grilled Chicken

Gretchen’s Weekly Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 pkgs Shredded Cheese – $2.69 each

2 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99 each

2 pints Blueberries – $1.39 each

2.18 lbs Green Grapes – $1.94

1 can Chili Beans – $0.65

1 box Fruit Squeezies – $1.49

3 pkg Strawberries – $1.29 each

1 pkg Frozen Corn – $0.95

1 pkg Frozen Peas – $0.99

1 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $0.95

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49

1 pkg Snack Crackers – $1.69

1 pkg Sliced Cheese – $1.99

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 bag Corn Chips – $1.25

1 pkg Applesauce Cups – $1.39

5 lbs Potatoes – $2.29

1 loaf Wheat Bread – $0.25

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

Total: $42.98

Dillons

2 pkg Capri Sun – $0.99 after e-coupon (no longer available)

2 Cascadian Farms Cereal – $1.99 each, used $1/2 e-coupon – $1.49 each after coupon

5 Yoplait Go-Gurts – $0.99 after e-coupon (no longer available)

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $1.25, used 10% off e-coupon – $1.12 after coupon

2 cartons Private Selection Ice Cream – $1.99 each after e-coupon (no longer available)

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

2 pkg Quaker Chewy Granola Bars – 2.29, used 2 $1/1 e-coupon AND $1/2 Ibotta rebate AND $1/2 Kroger Cash Back – $0.29 each after coupons and rebate

3 Smuckers Jams – $1.50 each

1 Kroger Salsa – $1.39, used 10% off e-coupon – $1.26 after coupon

2 Simply Popped Popcorn – $0.99 each, used 2 – $0.39 each after coupon

1 Half & Half – $1.99, used 10% off e-coupon – $1.79 after coupon

1 Dunkin Donuts Creamer – $1.79, used $1.50/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.29 after rebate

1 pkg Nourish Granola Bites – $1.99, used $1/1 e-coupon – $0.99 after coupon

2 Yasso Frozen Yogurt – $2.99 each, used 2 $1/1 printable AND 2 $1/1 Ibotta rebate AND 2 $1/1 Kroger Cash Back – Free after coupons and rebates

4 Hillshire Farms Lunchmeat – $1.99 each after e-coupon (no longer available)

1 Sara Lee Bakery Bread – $2.49

2 pkg Chips Ahoy Cookies – $0.99 each after e-coupon (no longer available)

2 pkg Lindt Bars – $0.49 each after e-coupon (no longer available)

1 Quest Bar – $2.50, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) AND $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – Free overage after coupon

Bananas – $1.25

Used $0.10 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons, rebates and cash back: $40.80

Total for both stores: $83.78

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Toast, Oatmeal, Fruit, Yogurt

Lunches

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

Dinners

Mac & Cheese, Chips & Salsa, Veggies (from our garden)

French Toast, Eggs, Fruit

Grilled Chicken, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

BBQ at kid’s school (Dinner is provided for this back to school event.)

Out to eat with our LifeGroup

Taco Salad Bar

Baked Chicken with Mushroom Gravy, Steamed Peas, Mashed Potatoes

Gretchen’s Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Dillons

2 Enlightened Ice Creams – $5.47 each, used and AND – Free $1.40 overage after coupons and rebates

1 Yoplait Gogurt – Marked down to $0.49

1 Sara Lee Loaf Bread – $2.49, used – $1.49 after coupon

2 bags Kroger Tortilla Chips – $1.25 each

5 bags Kroger Cheese – $1.99 each, used x 5 – $1.49 each after coupon

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99

2 pkg Kroger Applesauce – $1.29, used x 2 – $0.99 each after coupon

1 Kroger Eggs – Marked down to $0.49

2 Mott’s Fruit Snacks – $1.99 each, used x 2 – $0.99 each after coupon

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.59

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1.39

1 bag Green Peppers – Marked down to $0.99

2 pkg Strawberries – $2.88 each, used – $2.63 each after coupon

3.32 lbs Bananas – $1.63

2 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29 each

1 Stonyfield Yogurt – Marked down to $1.79, used – $1.29 after coupon

Received

Received (I’m loving this new app!)

Total after coupons and rebates: $30.51

Aldi

2 bag Frozen Broccoli – $0.95 each

1 Half & Half – $1.59

1 pkg Butter – $2.88

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.79

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 pkg Cream Cheese – $0.99

1 pkg Taco Seasoning – $0.39

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 box Cheese Crackers – $1.49

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.89

1 can Refried Beans – $0.79

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup – $0.49

2 Cucumbers – $0.59 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 pkg Granola Bars – $1.59

Received

Total: $25.60

Total for both stores: $56.11

Menu Plan for This Week

We are still getting veggies from our garden which I will be using this week!

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Fruit, Oatmeal

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Tossed Salad Bar, Fruit/Veggies/Cheese, Cheese Quesadillas, Mac & Cheese, Leftovers

Dinners

Chicken & Noodle Casserole, Steamed Broccoli

Dinner with Lifegroup (I’m bringing Chips and Bean Dip!)

BBQ Meatballs, Rolls, Steamed Peas, Mashed Potatoes

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Out to dinner for our wedding anniversary

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Taco Bar

Gretchen’s $63 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

Sprouts

I was so excited to finally make it to Sprouts to get my freebies this week! Have you gotten yours yet?

2 Cantaloupe – $0.99 each

1 No Cow Bar – $2.79, used $1/1 Sprouts app coupon AND $1.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.54 after coupon and rebate

1 box Kashi Frozen Waffles – $3.79, used Free Sprouts coupon AND $1.25 Ibotta rebate – Free overage after coupon and rebate

1 Sprouts Sparkling Lemonade – $1.25, used Free Sprouts coupon – Free after coupon

1 bag Taylor Farms Shredded Lettuce – $1.69, used Free Sprouts coupon – Free after coupon

(I am LOVING this receipt app!)

Total after coupons and rebate: $1.19

Aldi

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 Half & Half – $1.59

2 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $0.95 each

3 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 lb Butter – $2.88

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.39 (I went to Aldi before I stopped at Dillons so I was super bummed I had purchased this after seeing the marked down beef at Dillons. Oh well!)

1 pkg Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $1.99

1 pkg Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $2.69

1 pkg Frozen Tilapia – $3.79

3 pints Blueberries – $0.99 each

1 pkg Peaches – $3.69

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49

1 Honey Bear – $3.29

1 pkg Spreadable Butter – $2.49

1 pkg Snack Crackers – $1.69

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

Total: $38.54

Dillons Trip #1

3 cartons Kroger Ice Cream – $0.99 each after coupon

2 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1.59, used – $0.79 each after coupon

1 bag Kroger Rice – $0.69

1 No Cow Bar – $2, used – Free after rebate

5 lbs Ground Beef – Marked down to $0.99 each (I was SO excited to find this and we just used up the last our of ground beef/venison this last week!)

1 Honeydew Melon – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Green Peppers – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Squash – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Nectarines – Marked down t0 $0.99

1 bag Flour – $1.59

4 Clif Bars – Marked down to $0.49 each

Used

Total after coupons and rebates: $17.52

Dillons Trip #2

I had to run into another Dillons because the first Dillons was out of cereal.

5 boxes Kellogg’s Cereal – $1.79 each, used $3/5 printable AND – $0.68 each after coupon and rebates

1 bag Mom’s Best Cereal – Marked down to $1.39

1 bag Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread Crisps – Marked down to $1.09

Total after coupons and rebates: $5.80

Total for all stores: $63.05

Menu Plan for This Week

We are starting to get lots of veggies from our garden so I’ll be using those this week as well!

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Toast, Fruit, Oatmeal, Frozen Waffles

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Salad Bar, Mac & Cheese, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit, Leftovers

Dinners

Taco Bar, Leftover Chips

Grilled Tilapia and Chicken, Biscuits, Cantaloupe, Green Beans

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Fruit Salad

Chicken & Rice, Steamed Broccoli

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

French Toast, Eggs, Fruit

BBQ Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli

Gretchen’s $63 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 Half & Half – $1.59

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 can Chili Beans – $0.65

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

2.98 lbs Grapes – $2.35

4 pkg Strawberries – $0.88 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 pkg Flat Leaf Spinach – $1.39

1 pkg Peaches – $3.69

2 Seedless Cucumbers – $1.29 each

1 Cantaloupe – $1.49

1 pkg Snack Crackers – $1.59

1 Cream Cheese – $0.99

1 Peanut Butter – $1.49

1 bag Corn Chips – $1.25

1 pkg Thin Wheat Crackers – $1.25

1 Grape Jelly – $1.65

1 pkg Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.49

1 loaf Bread – $1.39

1 can Pumpkin – $0.79

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

Total: $51.97

Dillons

2 Cascadian Farms Cereal – $1.79 each, used $1/2 printable – $1.29 each after coupon

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.59, used $0.40/1 mailer coupon – $1.19 after coupon

4 Clif Nut Bars – Marked down to $0.49 each

3 boxes Sun-Maid Raisins – $2.19 each, used AND – $0.69 each after coupon and rebate (Plus, received $2 catalina at checkout for buying 3 boxes!)

2 Larabars – Marked down to $0.59 each, used – $0.34 each after coupon

3 pkg Goldfish Crackers – $0.99 each

2 bags Apples – Marked down to $0.99 each

1 lb Butter – $2.77

1 pkg Kroger Frozen Broccoli – $1

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

1.81 lbs Bananas – $0.89

Total after coupons and rebate: $11.58 (Plus, received $2 catalina!)

Total for all groceries: $63.55

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast & Eggs, Fruit, Oatmeal, Pumpkin Muffins

Lunches

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

Dinners

Build Your Own Haystacks

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit

, Steamed Broccoli

Out to eat (I will be gone at a Mom’s Night Out so my husband will get dinner out for him and the kids.)

Spaghetti, Homemade Bread, Green Beans

Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Spinach Salad

Snacky Dinner (We will be traveling so I plan to pack lots of snacks for the kids to eat on the plane.) 🙂

Gretchen’s Grocery $53 Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

5 lbs Potatoes – $1.99

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

2.24 lbs Green Grapes – $2.13

1 pkg Tilapia – $3.39

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 pkg Fruit Squeezies – $1.49

1 Half & Half – $1.59

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 loaf Bread – $1.39

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 Grape Jelly – $1.65

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49

1 pkg Peaches – $1.78

1 pkg Fruit & Grain Bar – $1.49

1 Cantaloupe – $0.99

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

Total: $30.95

Dillons

1 Annie’s Cocoa Bunnies Cereal – Marked down to $1.79

1 box Kroger Applesauce – Marked down to $4.99 (My toddler loves these and they are so perfect when we are on the run, so even though I’d already bought some at Aldi, I snatched these up for this great price!)

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.59

1 Cucumber – $1.50

1 Kroger Shredded Cheese – $2.69

2 General Mills Cereal – $1.79 each, used – $1.29 each after coupon

3.08 lbs Bananas – $1.51

2 Stoneyfield Yogurt – Marked down to $0.50 each, used 2 – Free $0.50 overage!

2 Birdseye Frozen Veggies – $1 each

1 pkg Kroger Drumsticks – $3.68

2 Green Bell Pepper – $0.50 each

Used

Total after coupon and rebates: $22.63

Total for both stores: $53.58

Menu Plan for This Week

We have a ton of lettuce from our garden this week that I will be using. 🙂

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Fruit

Lunches

Cheese Quesadillas, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Tossed Salad Bar, Cheese/Crackers/Veggies, Applesauce/Yogurt/Grapes, Leftovers

Dinners

French Toast, Eggs

Date night (The babysitter will be making Mac & Cheese for our kids.)

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Steamed Peas, Homemade Bread

Burritos (from the freezer), Rice, Cantaloupe

Grilled Chicken and Tilapia, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuits

Ground Beef & Gravy over Noodles, Fruit Salad, Steamed Corn