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Gretchen’s $51 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 4

Aldi

2 dozen Eggs – $1.45 each

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 box Hot Chocolate Mix – $1.29

1 gallon Milk – $1.87

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.19

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup – $0.49

1 lb Butter – $2.45

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.69

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey – $2.39

1 bag Tomatoes – $1.49

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.79

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.19 each

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 pkg Red Grapes – $2.09

1 Half & Half – $1.99

1 Cantaloupe – $0.99

1 bag Mandarins – $2.69

Total: $38.63

Dillons

2 bags Kroger Frozen Veggies – $1 each

1 pkg Chicken Drumsticks – $3.24

1 Chobani Yogurt – $1, used – Free overage after rebate

3 boxes General Mills Cereal – $2.49 each, used 3 $1.50/1 e-coupons (no longer available) – $0.99 each after coupons

1 box Fiber One Bites – $2.49, used $1.50/1 e-coupon (no longer available) – $0.99 after coupon

2.52 lbs Bananas – $1.23

2 Kroger Mac & Cheese – $0.49 each, used – $0.24 each after coupon

1 bag Kroger Pretzels – $0.99, used – $0.69 after coupon

1 bag Kroger Tortilla Chips – $1.29, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 bag Kroger Cheese (16 oz) – $3.49, used – $1.49 after coupon

Used

Total after coupons and rebate: $12.64

Total for both stores: $51.27

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs & Spinach x 3

Cereal x 3

Toast & Juice

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rice Cake Sandwiches, Fruit x 2

Turkey Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks, Sliced Cucumbers

Pretzels, Fruit, Veggies, Cheese x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

My husband will be out of town most of this week so I’m keeping dinners super easy and kid friendly. 🙂 

Dinner at in-laws

Homemade Biscuits & Gravy, Mandarin Oranges

Mac & Cheese, Grapes

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Homemade Bread, Steamed Green Beans

, Chips, Spinach Salad

Pancakes, Eggs, Juice

Out to eat

Gretchen’s $62 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 4

Aldi

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 box Granola Bars – $1.49

1 pkg Frozen Peas – $0.95

1 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $1.19

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 pkg Crackers – $1.69

1 Italian Dressing – $1.29

1 gallon Milk – $1.87

3 pkg Strawberries – $1.19 each

2 dozen Eggs – $1.37 each

1 lb Asparagus – $1.49

2 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

1 Frozen Orange Juice – $1.19

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 pkg Tortillas – $0.99

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 bag Green Grapes – $2.38

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $2.39

1 bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.19

1 lb Butter – $2.45

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.99

Total: $40.70

Dillons

I used Clicklist again this week since I had a few free e-coupons PLUS a coupon to waive the Clicklist fee. 

2.13 lbs Bananas – $1.04 (I’ve resorted back to buying these at Dillons even though they are more expensive. Every time I purchase them at Aldi, they go bad within a couple of days. Anyone else have this issue with Aldi bananas?)

1 pint Blackberries – $0.99

1 lb Kroger Ground Chuck – $3.99, used – $2.89 after coupon

1 lb Heritage Farm Sausage – $1.99

1 Lindt Chocolate Egg – $0.89 (I had a free e-coupon for this but it didn’t come off so I ended up paying for it. Ugh!)

2 Moms Best Cereals – $1.67 each, used 2 – $0.67 each after coupons

2 Kleenex Bundles (4 pack) – $5.99 each, used AND $1/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.49 per bundle after coupon and rebate (I was SO excited about this deal! I’ve never gotten Kleenex this cheap before!)

1 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls – $1.57, used – Free after coupon

1 Powerbar – $1.67, used – Free after coupon

1 Simple Truth Granola Bars – $1.50

1 Thomas Cinnamon Raisin Bagels – $1.99

2 Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream – $2.99 each, used 2 – $2.24 each after coupons

1 Psst Sugar – $1.59

1 Psst Oyster Crackers – $0.79

2 Hormel Natural Choice Snack Packs – $0.99 each, used – $0.49 each after coupon

Total after coupons and rebate: $21.65

Total for both stores: $62.35

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Eggs & Spinach x 3

Bagels x 2

Cereal x 2

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrots, Grapes x 2

Macaroni & Cheese, Sliced Strawberries

Turkey Sandwiches, Blackberries, Sliced Cucumbers

Crackers, Cheese, Veggies, Fruit

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Grilled Chicken, 30 Minute Rolls, Green Beans

Dinner with our Lifegroup (I’m bringing brownies & ice cream for dessert.)

Meat Potato Quiche, Biscuits, Steamed Asparagus

Waffles, Sausage, Eggs, Juice

Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Homemade Bread

Southwest Rollups, Cheesy Rice Casserole, Steamed Peas

Out to eat

Gretchen’s $53 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 4

Aldi

2 dozen Eggs – $1.55 each

1 pint Blueberries – $1.79

1 Cottage Cheese – $2.29

1 Yeast – $0.95

1 Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.19

1 gallon Milk – $2.08

1 Grape Jelly – $1.39

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.79

1 lb Butter – $2.45

2 Avocados – $0.39 each

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.29

1 pkg Grapes – $1.14

1 Half & Half – $1.99

1 Lettuce – $1.29

1 pkg Spinach – $1.49

Total: $25.01

Dillons

5 boxes Kellogg’s Cereal – $1.49 each, used AND – $0.77 each after coupon and rebate

1 Yoplait Yogurt – $3.99, used $2/1 e-coupon (no longer available) – $1.99 after coupon

2 Mom’s Best Cereal – Marked down to $0.79 each

2 Kraft Cheese – $1.99 each

1 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Bars – $1.99, used – $0.99 after coupon

2.92 lbs Bananas – $1.43

1 Chamomile Tea – $2

2 bags Frozen Veggies – $0.88 each, used – $0.68 each after coupon

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – Marked down to $0.25

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

2 pkg Gevalia K-Cups – Marked down to $0.99 (I was so excited to find a whole shelf of these marked down!)

1 pkg Gevalia Mocha Latte K-Cups – Marked down to $0.99

1 pkg Kroger Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.37, used – $3.87

1 pkg Stonyfield Smoothies – $2.99, used AND – Free after coupon and rebate

2 bags Apples/Oranges – Marked down to $0.99 each

1 Cantaloupe – $1.50

Used for any item

Total after coupons and rebates: $28.74

Total for both stores: $53.75

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast & Eggs x 3

Cereal x 4

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Grapes, Carrots x 2

Crackers, Cheese, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Cheese Quesadillas, Tossed Salad

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

, Steamed Peas, Bread

Mac & Cheese, Steamed Cauliflower, Avocados

Baked Ziti (meatless), 30 Minute Rolls, Green Beans

Salad Bar, Banana Muffins

Savory Crescent Chicken Pockets, Fruit Salad

, Cinnamon Doughnut Muffins, Cantaloupe

Out to eat

Gretchen’s $54 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 4

Aldi

1 frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.19

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 Chunk Cheese – $1.79

1 tub Oven Roasted Turkey – $2.39

1 Half & Half – $1.99

1 Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 Ranch Dressing – $1.29

1 Spaghetti Sauce – $0.99

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 pkg Green Peppers – $1.69

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

2 dozen Eggs – $1.55 each

1 bag Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

1 bag Potatoes – $2.49

1 box Breakfast Bars – $1.79

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 bag Vine Tomatoes – $1.49

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.49 each

1 lb Butter – $2.45

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.99

3.14 lbs Bananas – $1.38

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 gallon Milk – $2.08

Total: $46.89

Dillons

1 Simple Truth Breakfast Bars – $1.50

1 Old El Paso Dinner Kit – $2.99, used – Free after coupon

1 Breakstone Cottage Doubles – $1.25 each, used – $0.62 each after coupon

2 Chobani Yogurts – $1.25, used Free printable (no longer available) and – Free after coupons

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

1 Kroger Frozen Cauliflower – $1.19, used – Free after coupon

2 Kroger Snack Medleys – $1 each, used – $0.75 each after coupon

1 Kroger Potato Chips – $1.25

1 Kroger Kettle Chips – $1.39 used – $0.89 after coupon

1 Kroger Brown Sugar – $0.99

1 Kroger Unbleached Flour – $1.29, used – $0.89 after coupon

1 Old El Paso Green Chilies – $1.49, used – Free after coupon

1 Old El Paso Taco Seasoning – $0.85, used – Free after coupon

1 Old El Paso Refried Beans – $1.59, used – Free after coupon

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate

Total after coupons and rebate: $8.01 

Total for both stores: $54.90

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Eggs & Spinach x 3

Waffles, Eggs, Juice

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Veggies, Chips x 2

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Cheese Quesadillas, Applesauce, Carrots

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Snacks (We’re having friends over for a game night and everyone is bringing snack food. I’m making chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, a veggie tray, tortilla roll-ups and chips.)

Spaghetti, Homemade Bread, Green Beans

Salad Bar, Banana Muffins

Papa John’s Pizza (We’re having friends for dinner and I decided to just make it easy on myself.):)

Venison Roast, Potatoes, Carrots

Tacos, Steamed Cauliflower

Grilled Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Peas

Gretchen’s $63 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 4

Dillons

1 Kroger Frozen Green Beans – $1

1 Breyers Ice Cream – $3.49, used – $2.99 after coupon

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1.29, used – $0.99 after coupon

1 Luvo Frozen Mango Chicken – $4.99, used – Free after coupon

1 Arla Cream Cheese – $2.99, used – Free after coupon

1 V8 Fusion Juice – $1.50, used – Free after coupon

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

1 SweetTarts Hearts – $0.50, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 can Tuna – $0.75, used – $0.50 after coupon

1 pkg Kroger Yeast – $0.99

1 Knorr Selects Rice – $1.99 (I had a free e-coupon for this but it didn’t come off.) 🙁

1 Kroger Tortilla Chips – $1.25

1 Kroger Unbleached Flour – $1.29

1 Simple Truth Breakfast Bars – $1.50

2 pkg Steak – (Buy One, Get One Free) $7.34 for both

Total after coupons: $19.84

Aldi

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.99

1 Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.19

1 lb Butter – $2.49

1 pkg Moo Yogurt Tubes – $1.55

2 dozen Eggs – $1.47 each

1 loaf Bread – $0.79

1 pint Blueberries – $1.79

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $0.99

1 Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.19

1 bag Sugar – $1.39

1 bag Mandarins – $2.49

1 can Northern Beans – $0.69

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 Cantaloupe – $1.29

1 pkg Cheese – $1.79

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 Pineapple – $1.19

1 bag Red Grapes – $2.64

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.49 each

1 bag Chewy Granola Bars – $1.49

3.72 lbs Bananas – $1.63

1 bag Dried Apricots – $2.79

1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – $0.59

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 pkg Crackers – $1.49

1 gallon Milk – $1.88

Total: $43.71

Total for both stores: $63.55

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Eggs & Biscuits x 3

Cinnamon Rolls, Juice

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Strawberries, Mandarins x 2

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Grapes

Crackers, Cheese, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Steamed Broccoli (from freezer), Cantaloupe

Soft Tacos (ground venison, spinach, cheese, sour cream), Rice

Spaghetti (using ground venison), Biscuits, Steamed Cauliflower (from freezer)

Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, , Cupcakes & Ice Cream (Valentine’s Dinner)

, Chips, Fruit Salad

Hawaiian Haystacks

Grilled Chicken, Fruit Salad, Homemade Bread

Gretchen’s $76 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 4

Aldi

(I had to take two pictures since not everything would fit in just one picture!)

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.83

3 Avocados – $0.39 each

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $0.79

1 box Granola Bars – $1.49

1 tub Oven Roasted Turkey – $2.39

2 cans Green Beans – $0.44 each

1 Cucumber – $0.49

1 pkg Powdered Sugar – $1.29

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 pkg Spinach – $1.49

1 gallon Milk – $2.08

2 pkg Shredded Cheese – $2.99 each

1 pkg Chunk Cheese – $1.69

1 dozen Eggs – $1.69

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.49

1 pkg Tortilla Chips – $0.99

1 bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.19

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – $0.59

1 pkg Brown Sugar – $1.29

1 Half & Half – $1.99

2 pkg Strawberries – $2.29 each

1 pkg Blueberries – $1.79

1 bag Navel Oranges – $3.69

1.81 lbs Bananas – $0.80

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $2.09

1 Orange Juice – $1.19

1 bag Dried Apricots – $2.79

Total: $50.39

Dillons

1 Simple Truth Cream Cheese – $2.99, used – Free after coupon

1 Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce – $0.99

2.10 lbs Bananas – $1.03

1 Betty Crocker Cake Mix – $1.99, used – Free after coupon

1 Betty Crocker Frosting – $2.19, used – Free after coupon

4 cans Del Monte Diced Tomatoes – $0.49 each, used – $0.24 each after coupon

1 Kind Bar – $1.50, used Free printable (no longer available) – Free after coupon

2 bags Kroger Frozen Chicken Breasts – $6.99 each, used 2 – $5.74 each after coupon

2 bags Kroger Frozen Veggies – $1 each, used – $0.80 each after coupon

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.29, used $0.40/1 mailer coupon – $0.89 after coupon

1 Larabar – $1, used – Free after coupon

1 bag M&M’s – $3.89, used – Free after coupon

1 Simple Truth Breakfast Bars – $1.50

1 Simple Truth Ketchup – $1.69, used – $1.39 after coupon

1 So Delicious Almond Milk – $2.99, used AND – $0.99 after coupon and rebate

1 Stoneyfield Smoothies – $3.49, used AND – $1.49 after coupon

1 Yoplait Yogurt – $1, used – $0.75 after coupon

Clicklist Fee: $4.95

Total after coupons and rebate: $26.46

Total for both stores: $76.85

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast & Fruit Smoothies x 3

Cereal x 3

Brown Sugar Biscuit Twists, Orange Juice

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Ricecake Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks, Oranges x 2

Cheese Quesadillas, Sliced Veggies

Turkey, Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Snacky Dinner (Chips & Dip, , Veggies, Mexican Tortilla Roll-ups)

Pancakes & Eggs

, Spinach Salad

Lasagna, 30 Minute Rolls, Green Beans

Meat Potato Quiche (using leftover sausage from last week), Fruit Salad

, Steamed Peas, Banana Muffins

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Steamed Cauliflower