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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

Gretchen’s $63 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

I have put off going grocery shopping for almost a week now and was starting to have to get super creative in what we were eating. I finally made it to the store though and stocked up on lots of staples!

2 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $1.19 each

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 pkg Frozen Chicken – $5.99

1 pkg Frozen Peas – $0.95

2 jars Spaghetti Sauce – $1.49 each

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.95

1 pkg Granola Bars – $1.59 (I bought this before seeing the sale at Dillons…oh well!)

1 gallon Milk – $1.78

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $0.99

2 Half & Half – $1.79 each

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.99

Total: $27.71

Dillons

1 Nabisco Ritz Crackers – $1.49

2 Cascadian Farms Cereal – $1.99 each, used and rebate – $0.99 each after coupon and rebate

1 Private Selection Ice Cream – $1.99

2 Sargento Shredded Cheese – $1.99 each

1 Trolli Candy – $0.50

4 Black Forest Gummy Bears – $0.50

1 Kroger Turkey Breast Tub – $2.49

1 pkg Danimal Smoothies – $1.49

3 Quaker Granola Bars – $0.99 each

1 bag Kroger Corn Chips – $1.25

1 pkg BumbleBee Tuna – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

2 cans Bush’s Chili Beans – $1 each, used – $0.50 each after coupon

1 can Simple Truth Beans – $1

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.99

1 pkg Cream Cheese – $1.19

1 pkg Kroger Cheese – $2.19

1 can Kroger Diced Tomatoes – $0.49

1 pkg Butter – $2.99

2 Kraft Salad Dressings – $0.99 each

2 Cucumbers – $0.89 each (Aldi was out of cucumbers so I had to get them at Dillons.)

Redeemed AND earned 234 Fetch Reward Point (like $2.34)

Total after coupons and rebates: $35.45

Total for both stores: $63.16

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toasted English Muffins, Eggs, Banana Muffins (Using bananas from the freezer)

Lunches

Turkey Sandwiches, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey/Cheese/Crackers, Fruits/Veggies, Leftovers, Hard Boiled Eggs

Dinners

Chili, Biscuits, Sliced Apples

French Toast (using old bread from the freezer), Eggs

Spaghetti, Homemade Bread, Steamed Peas

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Steamed Broccoli, Banana Muffins

Hawaiian Haystacks

, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

, Corn Chips, Carrot Sticks

Gretchen’s $62 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Dillons

1 Half & Half – $3.89

3 Kraft Shredded Cheese – $1.99 each, used 3 – $1.24 each after rebate

1 Yoplait Go-Gurts – $2.99, used AND – $0.99 after coupon and rebate

2 pkg Frozen Veggies – $1 each, used – $0.75 each after coupon

3 pkg Bear Naked Granola – $1.99 each (I had 3 $0.75/1 Ibotta rebates for this and doubled checked while at the store to make sure they were still available, but when I got home they had disappeared. Ugh! Does anyone else have this happen? It’s so frustrating!)

3 Knorr Pasta – $1 each, used – $0.75 each after coupon

1 Simple Truth Mac & Cheese – $1.50, used – $1.10 after coupon

1 Cantaloupe – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Cucumbers – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99

1 Lettuce – $1.29

1 Epic Bar – $1.50, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Hormel Compleats Meal – $2, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

3.04 lbs Bananas – $1.49

Used

Total after coupons and rebates: $24.92

Aldi

1 bag Apples – $1.79

2 pkg Frozen Broccli – $1.19 each

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.39

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 Applesauce – $1.89

1 box Cereal – $1.39

1 can Black Beans – $0.61

1 can Diced Tomatoes – $0.69

1 can Kidney Beans – $0.59

1 bag Mandarins – $2.69

1 bag Flour – $1.39

1 Spaghetti Squash – $1.96

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $1.49

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.49

1 lb Butter – $2.55

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $1.49

1 gallon Milk – $1.79

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 dozen Eggs – $0.58

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.99

Total: $37.63

Total for both stores: $62.55

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, English Muffins, Fruit, Pumpkin Muffins, Yogurt

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Tossed Salad, Cheese/Crackers, Fruit/Veggies, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Mac & Cheese, Leftovers

Dinners

Southwest Rollups, Tortilla Chips, Cantaloupe

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Grilled Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli

3-Bean Chili Chowder, Tortilla Chips, Veggies

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Dinner with friends (We are bringing dessert!)

Out to eat

Gretchen’s $64 Weekly Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1.25

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1.25, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $0.75 after coupon

3 pkg Kroger Shredded Cheese – $1.88 each, used $0.85/3 e-coupon – $1.59 each after coupon

4.16 lbs Bananas – $2.04

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

1 bag Marked Down Produce – $0.99

1 Pineapple – $0.99

Total after coupons: $12.08

Aldi

2 pkg Fruit Squeezies – $1.49 each

1 Half & Half – $1.79

1 bag Navel Oranges – $1.99

1 can Baked Beans – $1.39

1 Ranch Dressing – $1.29

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.89

1 bag Frozen Chicken Tenderloins – $5.79

1 jar Spaghetti Sauce – $1.39

1 gallon Milk – $1.79

2 pkg Frozen Veggies – $0.79 each

1 pkg Ground Beef – $6.33

3 pkg Strawberries – $0.99 each

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 pkg Old Fashioned Oats – $2.39

1 lb Oven Roasted Turkey Meat – $3.99

1 lb Frozen Ground Beef – $3.39

4 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $0.99

1 lb Butter – $2.56

1 Honey – $2.99

2 Cucumbers – $0.59 each

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.79

Total: $52.91

Total for both stores: $64.99

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toasted English Muffins, Fruit, Eggs

Lunches

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

Dinners

Mac & Cheese, Fruit

Date night (My in-laws are watching the kids and they will feed them!)

Grilled Minute Steaks (from my mom), Homemade Rolls, Steamed Peas

Lasagna Casserole, Tossed Salad, Banana Bread

Barbecue Meatballs, Twice Baked Potatoes, Green Beans (I’m bringing dinner for all the adults in our Lifegroup.)

French Toast, Eggs, Oranges

Italian Chicken, , Steamed Corn

Gretchen’s $52 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Dillons Trip #1

1 Hidden Valley Ranch Dip – $0.59

1 pkg Kroger Shredded Cheese – $3.29, used – $2.59 after coupon

1 Lucky Jack Cold Brew Coffee – $3.99, used – Free after coupon

2 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29 each

1 pkg Kroger Tortillas – $1.25, used – $0.75 after coupon

1 Mom’s Best Cereal – $1.67

1 Simple Truth Applesauce Pouches – $6.99, used – $5.49 after coupon

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.79

1 pkg Kroger Flour – $1.39

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

3.3 lbs Bananas – $1.62

Total after coupons: $19.97

Dillons Trip #2

I ran into a different Dillons on the way home from school drop off to see what markdowns they had and was excited to find some great deals!

1 Cantaloupe – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Cucumbers – Marked down to $0.99

3 Chobani Flip Yogurts – Marked down to $0.49 each

2 Kroger Yogurts – Marked down to $0.19 each

4 Kroger Greek Yogurts – Marked down to $0.39 each

3 pkg Happy Tot Yogurt Pouches – Marked down to $1 each

Used

Total after cash back: $8.14

Aldi

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 bag Sugar – $1.27

1 pkg Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.49

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 pkg Red Grapes – $2.01

1 pkg Spinach – $1.19

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.79

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $1.39

1 gallon Milk – $1.79

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

3 pkg Strawberries – $0.99 each

1 pkg Blueberries – $1.59

1 Taco Seasoning Mix – $0.29

Total: $24.41

Total for all stores: $52.52

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Yogurt, Toast, English Muffins, Fruit

Lunches

Tossed Salads, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Cheese & Crackers, Hard Boiled Eggs, Fruit/Veggies, Mac & Cheese, Leftovers

Dinners

Spaghetti, (Apples are leftover from last week), Toasted Hot Dog Buns (from my freezer – I’m trying to be creative in using up stuff this week!)

Shredded Ranch Chicken Soft Tacos, Fruit Salad

Venison Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Homemade Bread

Pancakes, Eggs, Cantaloupe

Pizza (We are hosting game night and everyone is pitching in to buy pizza!)

Mac & Cheese, Spinach Salad

Out to eat (My husband is working long hours this week so I’m declaring one night my night off from cooking. 😉 )

Gretchen’s $60 Weekly Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

I took a break from posting my shopping trips over the summer due to a new baby, selling our house and moving to a new house. But I’m finally back into the swing of things and am excited to be back to deal shopping again and planning our weekly menus!

Aldi

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.79

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.29

1 box Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.49

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 pkg Cheddar Cheese – $1.99

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey Meat – $2.39

1 Half & Half – $1.99

1 Sour Cream – $1.49

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 lb Butter – $2.55

1 pkg Grapes – $2.42

1 gallon Milk – $1.79

1 pkg Tilapia Fillets  – $3.39

Total: $32.11

Dillons

1 box Capri Sun Juice – $1.29

2 Simple Truth Lunch Kits – $2 each, used 2 $ – $1.40 each after coupons

1 Mentos Gum – $1, used free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

5 pkg Simple Truth Nuts – $1 each, used (This was supposed to come off five times making these all free, but it only came off once.) 🙁 – $0.80 each after coupon

1 Quaker Rice Cakes – $0.67

1 pkg Kroger Frozen Corn – $1, used – Free after coupon

5 pkg Simple Truth Frozen Veggies – $1.29 each, used 5 – $0.79 each after coupon

1 Blue Bunny Ice Cream – $3.99, used – $2.99 after coupon

1 Edy’s Ice Cream – $1.99, used – $1.24 after coupon

2 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29 each

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.79

1 pkg Sunbelt Granola Bars –  $2.69

1 Kraft Ranch Dressing – $0.99

2.29 lbs Bananas – $1.12

1 bag Potatoes – $2.79, used – $1.79 after coupon

Total after coupons: $27.90

Total for both stores: $60.01

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, English Muffins, Bananas, Eggs

Lunches

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

Dinners

Grilled Chickn & Tilapia, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Cheese Pizza, Tossed Salad

BBQ Meatballs (using venison), Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Corn, Ice Cream

Dinner with Lifegroup (It’s my week off from bringing food – yay!)

Taco Bar

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Smoothies (using frozen fruit I bought several weeks ago)

Leftovers