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Gretchen’s $47 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 Half & Half – $1.55

4 lbs Sugar – $1.73

1 bag Navel Oranges – $2.19

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 dozen Eggs – $0.58

2 Cantaloupe – $0.99 each

1 lb Butter – $2.89

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 bag Brown Sugar – $1.29

1 bag Plums – $0.99

1 pkg Deli Sliced Cheese – $1.79

1 pkg Thin Wheat Crackers – $0.99

1 bag Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 bag Peaches – $2.19

1 pasta Sauce – $0.85

1 bag Corn Chips – $0.79

1 pkg Bagels – $1.49

1 can Pumpkin – $0.79

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.89

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.69

2 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $0.95 each

1 box Fruit Squeezies – $1.49

Total: $32.78

Dillons

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $6.99 (Aldi was out of this so I had to buy it at Dillons.)

3 Totino’s Frozen Pizzas – $1 each, used $1/3 e-coupon – $0.67 each after coupon

2 cans Bush’s Beans – $1 each, used 2 $1/1 Checkout 51 rebates – Free after rebate

1 box Halo Top Pops – $4.99, used $1.50/1 e-coupon AND $1.50 Ibotta rebate AND $1.50 Kroger cash back rebate – $0.49 after coupon and rebates

1 box Zataran Rice – $1.29, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $0.79 after coupon

1 dozen Eggs – $0.59

2 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1.59 each, used $2.09/2 e-coupon – $0.54 each after coupon

1 gallon Milk – $1.59 (Aldi was also out of milk!)

2 Cucumbers – $0.50 each

Total after coupons and rebates: $14.53

Total for both stores: $47.31

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Oatmeal, Bagels, Eggs, Fruit

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Tossed Salad Bar, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit, Frozen Pizza, Cheese Quesadillas, Leftovers

Dinners

French Toast, Eggs

Chicken & Rice with Pineapple

Grilled Chicken, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Bean Quesadillas, Chips, Fruit Salad

Date Night (The kids will eat mac & cheese.)

Spaghetti, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, Fruit Salad

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

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

Dillons #1

I shopped at two Dillons stores this week as I wanted to check for markdowns at both. We have THREE (yes, three!!) Dillons stores within a mile radius of our house so if I have a little bit of extra time, I like to do this. I didn’t find much produce marked down so I will probably pop back into one of them tomorrow since they usually mark down a lot of produce on Tuesdays.

2 boxes Nature’s Valley Panda Puffs – Marked down to $1 each

2 boxes Mott’s Fruit Snacks – $1.99 with e-coupon (no longer available)

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

2 Giant Size Boxes General Mills Cereal – $1.99 with e-coupon (no longer available), used $1/2 e-coupon – $1.49 each after coupons

1 Value Pack Nature Valley Granola Bars – $1.99 with e-coupon (no longer available)

4 pkg Kraft Cheese at $3.19 each – On Sale Buy One Get One Free – $1.59 each after sale

18 count Eggs – Marked down to $0.50

3 lbs Kroger Ground Beef – Marked down to $2.99 (I was SO excited to find this! I will stretch this into 5-6 meals.)

Total after coupons: $20.82

Dillons #2

1 bag Kroger Unbleached Flour – $1.59

1 Breyer’s Ice Cream – $3.99, used $1/1 e-coupon – $2.99 after coupon

1 jar Dry Yeast – $5.99

1 Kroger Tortillas – $1.79 (Aldi was completely out of tortillas.) 🙁

2 Cucumbers – $0.50 each

1.88 lbs Gala Apples – $2.43

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

Total after coupon: $17.08

Aldi

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

1 Cottage Cheese – $1.59

2.09 lbs Red Grapes – $3.53

1 Sour Cream – $0.89

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.85

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 pkg Sliced Cheese – $1.79

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 pkg Corn Chips – $0.79

1 Ranch Dressing – $0.89

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.69

Total: $25.34

Total for all stores: $63.24

Menu Plan for This Week

We are still getting veggies from our garden so I’ll be using those this week.

Breakfasts

Oatmeal, Cereal, Toast, Eggs

Lunches

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

Dinners

Lasagna, Freezer Biscuits, Steamed Peas, Sliced Green Peppers

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Rice, Fruit

Snacky Dinner (Popcorn, Crackers, Fruit, Leftovers)

French Toast & Eggs

Mac & Cheese, Grapes

Sausage (from the freezer) & Potatoes, Banana Muffins, Steamed Broccoli

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, Corn Chips, Sliced Veggies

Gretchen’s $66 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.85

2 pkg Frozen Peas/Corn – $0.79 each

1 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $0.95

1 Cantaloupe – $1.29

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

2.49 lbs Red Grapes – $1.97

2 Cucumbers – $0.59 each

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

3 pkg Strawberries – $1.29 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 Half & Half – $1.55

1 pkg Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.39

1 pkg Shredded Cheese – $2.69

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.89

1 pkg Corn Chips – $0.79

Total: $35.67

Dillons

1 Cheez-It Crackers – $1.99

2 pkg Goldfish Crackers – $0.99 each

1 pkg Kroger Yogurt Tubes – $1.79

3 lbs Ground Beef – $8.97

1 Kroger Greek Yogurt – $1, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Kraft Cheese Singles – $1.49

1 Kroger Turkey Breast Tub – $2.69, used Free mailer coupon – Free after coupon

1 lb Kroger Butter – $2.99, used $0.55/1 mailer coupon – $2.44 after coupon

1 pkg Farmland Bacon – $2.99

5 Larabars – $0.50 each

1 Kind Plus Bar – $1, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.79

2 Betty Crocker Brownie Mix – $0.50 each

2.55 lbs Bananas – $1.25

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99

1 Lettuce – $1.29

Total after coupons: $30.47

Total for both stores: $66.14

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Oatmeal, Fruit

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit, Hard Boiled Eggs, Cheese Quesadillas, Leftovers

Dinners

Hamburgers, Steamed Green Beans (from our garden)

Baked Chicken, Steamed Peas, Biscuits

Lasagna Casserole, Homemade Bread, Steamed Broccoli

Pancakes, Bacon, Eggs

Taco Salad Bar

Meat Potato Quiche, Fruit Salad

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Gretchen’s $54 Weekly Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 Applesauce – $1.95

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 bag Pretzels – $0.99

2 pkg Fruit Squeezies – $1.49 each

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.69

2 Avocados – $0.69 each

1 Pure Maple Syrup – $6.89

1 box Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.49

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49

1 bag Mandarins – $3.29

1 Cantaloupe – $0.99

1 dozen Eggs – $0.58

1 Baking Powder – $1.19

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

Total: $33.38

Dillons

1 Kettle Chips – $1.49

1 box Nabisco Ritz Crackers – $1.79

2 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $1 each

1 pkg Goldfish Crackers – $1

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

1 Zia Marinara Sauce – $1

2.05 lbs Bananas – $1

3 Mom’s Best Cereal – $1.67 each

2 pkg Kroger Ground Beef – $2.50 each

1 pkg Honeysuckle Turkey Sausage – Marked down to $1.49

Total: $21.07

Total for both stores: $54.45

Menu Plan for This Week

We are still getting lots of veggies from our garden which I will be using this week. We will also be out of town a couple of days my husband is on night shift so I’m keeping things simple this week. 🙂

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Oatmeal

Lunches

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

Dinners

Bean Burritos, Chips, Oranges (all leftover from last week)

Tossed Salad Bar with Chicken

Meatloaf, Cinnamon Doughnut Muffins, Steamed Broccoli

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Steamed Green Beans

French Toast, Eggs, Cantaloupe

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 $0.60/1 printable – $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