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This Week’s $70 Menu Plan & Monday’s “HUGE” Grocery Shopping Trip

This $70 grocery budget challenge is SO inspiring! And they even menu plan and eat healthy while sticking to their budget each week!

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).

For live updates, be sure to .

Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and we will be compensated if you click through and sign up. Read our .

It’s Week 4 of my $70 Grocery Budget Challenge and I’m excited to see how this week goes! I’m loving hearing from so many of you who are sharing how this challenge is motivating you to look for ways you can cut your grocery bill, too! That makes me so happy!

By the way, in case you’re interested, I spent $68.36 on groceries last week. And here was our menu last week.

I got these fantastic coupons in the mail from Kroger — including coupons for FREE bacon, FREE cereal, and $10 off any $40 purchase! (If you have a Kroger store, make sure that your address is correct in your account and hopefully you’ll get great coupons like this!)

Here’s what I bought at Kroger yesterday:

Monday Kroger Shopping Trip — $36.18

I wanted to be able to use the $10 off $40 purchase coupon + I hadn’t gone shopping on Saturday or Sunday, so I knew that I could spend extra and have a larger shopping trip (I allot $10 per day — though I don’t always go to the store every day, since it doesn’t always work out in my schedule or we don’t need anything or I’m not going to be driving by a store that day and have time to stop!)

But I have to admit that when my total rang up (before I swiped my card and my discounts and coupons had come off), I was a little scared to see such a high number showing on the screen. It said that my total was $76!!!

I know that’s not a huge amount, but since most of my shopping trips have been more like $10 or $15 each, this felt like some crazy ridiculous amount! 🙂

However, I was super happy that after the discounts and coupons, my total came down to $36.18. Much, much better!

Here’s what I bought:

  • 2 16-oz. blocks of cheese — $2.49 when you buy 4 participating items
  • 2 Skintimate Shave Creams — $1.99 each when you buy 4 participating items, used 2 , $0.99 each after coupons
  • 2 dozen Simple Truth eggs — $2.50 each
  • 3 packages of Salad Pockets — marked down to $1.29 each
  • 2 bags of produce — marked down to $0.99 each
  • 1 bag of Kroger rice — $1.69
  • 1 carton of Simple Truth egg yolks — marked down to $1.29
  • 2 pounds of Simple Truth Ground Turkey — marked down to $2.79 each
  • 1 package of Bacon — used FREE coupon that Kroger sent to me (see above)
  • 2 Simple Truth yogurts — marked down to $0.39 each
  • 2 tubs of Hillshire Farms Honey Ham — marked down to $2.39 each
  • 3 Suave Professionals Shampoo/Conditioner — $1.99 each when you buy 4 participating items, used 2  and used — $0.99 each after coupons
  • 1 Stayfree Pads — $1.79 when you buy 4 participating items, used
  • 4 packages of Goldfish crackers — $0.99 each when you buy 4 participating items
  • Kroger Raisin Bran — used FREE coupon that Kroger sent me (see above)
  • 2 boxes of Capri Sun (for lunches) — $2.49 each, used $1.40/2 coupon that Kroger sent to me (see above) — $1.79 each after coupon
  • Used $10/$40 that Kroger sent to me (see above)
  • Total with tax: $36.18

I was so excited about the salad pockets. I love to use them for quick sandwiches for myself. But in my excitement, I forgot to thoroughly check them before putting them in my cart.

And while two of them were great, one looked like this…

YUCK! Word to the wise: Always carefully check items that are marked down before buying them!

I used the liquid whole eggs to make some French Toast “batter” for that night’s dinner.

I love , if you couldn’t tell! 🙂

It might seem weird for me to take the time in the morning to mix up the “batter” for French Toast, but I try to do as much prep as possible for dinner as early in the day as possible, because I’m often not super energetic or inspired at dinner time. So having dinner as done as much as I can, makes it so much easier!

Last night, Silas had a double-header Flag Football Game (his team won!), so being able to whip up French Toast in just a few minutes was such a help for getting out the door!

This Week’s Super Simple Menu Plan

This menu is subject to change a little if I find some great deals or markdowns! 🙂

Breakfasts

Cereal, Baked Oatmeal, Eggs, Fruit, Toast

Lunches

Ham & Cheese Sandwiches, Chips, Fruit, Veggies, Capri Sun, Banana Bread, , (for the kids) Leftovers, Chorizo Breakfast Burritos (for Jesse) Leftovers, Eggs, Pita Pocket Sandwiches, Salad (for me)

Dinners

Monday — French Toast, Bacon, Oranges
Tuesday — Southwest Rollups, Fruit, Rice
Wednesday — Meatballs, Corn on the Cob, Homemade French Fries
Thursday — Haystacks
Friday — Steak (We had some in the freezer that I need to use up!), Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Saturday — Dinner Out
Sunday — Snack-y Dinner (fend for yourself — cereal, leftovers, etc.)

Total spent so far this week: $36.18

Total left to spend: $33.82

I spent $68.36 on groceries this week!

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.). 

You can see all of my $70 Grocery Budget Update posts here. For live updates, be sure to .

Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and we will be compensated if you click through and sign up. Read our .

One of the things I’m loving about this $70 Grocery Budget Challenge is that it’s inspiring me to look through our cupboards and freezers and find odds and ends of items that I forgot we had.

For instance, I found this half bag of Great Northern Beans last night in one of our cupboards. I had planned that we were going to go out to dinner tonight, but when I saw that bag of beans, I decided to take a raincheck on the eating out plans and make sausage and beans in the Crockpot instead.

I used for inspiration and cooked the beans for three hours and then chopped up the sausage and mixed it in. I already taste-tested it and it’s super yummy!

Another thing I’m loving about this challenge is that it’s encouraging me to think outside my usual box. As you all know, I drink a gallon of lemon water every day. And that means that I go through a LOT of lemon juice — to the tune of one 32-oz. bottle every 8-10 days.

A few of my readers told me that Dollar Tree has lemon juice… why had I never thought to look there?? Sure enough, Jesse was there last night with Kaitlynn and I had him check and they had 32-oz. bottles for $1. Woot!

I had been buying lemon juice for $2.49 at Kroger, so I was thrilled to discover this much cheaper option! And I realized that this one simple change will save me at least $40+ over the next year!!

You guys! Never stop looking for creative ways to stretch your grocery budget further and save on those things you buy all the time. The savings can really add up!

Dollar Tree Shopping Trip — $2.20

2 bottles lemon juice — $1 each + tax

I ran by Kroger this morning and was excited to find a few deals to round out my grocery spending for this week (I allot $70 per week and my weeks run Saturday to Friday). I didn’t need to buy anything, but I still had $13+ to spend, so I wanted to go ahead and spend it on some snack items and other things that were on a great deal that we could use over the next 1-3 weeks.

(By the way, this is one way that we save a LOT — I try to always be buying ahead when items are on great deals. Even though it means my grocery purchases don’t necessarily match what we’re eating that week, it means that we have a variety of items to base our menus on and it means that we are rarely paying full price for most items!)

Friday Kroger Shopping Trip — $12.33

  • 2 bags of Goldfish Crackers — $0.99 each when you buy 4 participating items
  • 3 bags of Quaker Rice Snacks — $0.67 each when you buy 4 participating items
  • Lindt chocolate — Free Friday Download coupon
  • 2 boxes of Barbara’s cereals — on sale for $1.99 when you buy 4 participating items, used  = $0.99 each after coupon and sale
  • 1 bag of apples –marked down to $0.99
  • 2 pounds of ground turkey — marked down to $1.99 each
  • Huggies wipes — $0.99 when you buy 4 participating items, used , $0.49 after sale and coupon
  • Total with tax: $12.33

I made some DIY Taco Seasoning and browned the ground turkey with it.

And then I let it cool and stuck them into two freezer bags and froze them — and two more dinners are in the freezer!

Our garage freezer was almost empty after we moved and I’m excited to slowly be filling it back up with freezer meals. We now have Chorizo burritos, 2 pans of lasagna, 2 bags of Taco Meat, and 1 bag of sausage/onions/peppers to serve over rice.

My Grocery Total For This Week: $68.36

Cash back:  for submitting my receipt,  for buy 2 cups of Fage yogurt, and  for buying Bubly, and  for buying Tortilla Chips last week, another  for submitting my receipt,  for buying 3 boxes of Kroger Ibuprofen = $6.25 in cash back!

To see all of the grocery shopping I did this week + what I spent and what we ate, be sure to check out all of my $70 Grocery Budget posts.

Want to virtually “have coffee with me” and see me talk about my grocery savings today? Watch the video above. 🙂

Freezer Cooking, $0.50 Romaine, Toilet Paper Stock-up!

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.). 

You can see all of my $70 Grocery Budget Update posts here. For live updates, be sure to .

Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and we will be compensated if you click through and sign up. Read our .

I’ve been having so much fun challenging myself with this $70 Grocery Budget! I forgot just how much I loved being creative like this — and it’s inspiring me to bring out a lot of my “old” tricks, like freezer cooking!

I did a completely impromptu freezer cooking day on Tuesday and am planning a comprehensive post about it tomorrow — along with links to the recipes and our thoughts on how the recipes turned out.

So many of you have been begging for me to bring back the freezer cooking posts, so I’m hopeful that this is something that I’ll be doing more of around here. I’m not sure if it will be a weekly thing or a twice a month thing. No promises yet, but just know that I’m going to attempt to bring more of those back!

(And THANK YOU for your many, many emails and direct messages and comments telling me how much you are loving the fact that I’ve been going back to “old school” blogging here. Honestly, I’m having a blast doing it… so the fact that you all are loving it makes me thrilled! It just feels right for right now. I have no idea what the future holds, but I know that this is how I’m supposed to be blogging right now since it’s giving me so much life and seems to be bringing a lot of value to you all! I love it when things are a win-win like that!)

Many of you have been pretty surprised to discover that our “grocery budget” includes non-food items like toilet paper. I don’t think there are any hard and fast rules as to what a grocery budget should include. We’ve just always included household products and hygiene products and things like toilet paper in our grocery budget because we buy them at the grocery store.

And well, it’s mostly because I’m all about efficiency… and the thought of having to try to keep multiple budgets straight when I’m buying stuff from the same store just feels so complicated to me.

However, that said, there are some items that we don’t buy at the grocery store if I can get a better deal on them from Amazon! Toilet paper is one such item. I’ve heard that Costco has great deals on toilet paper, but since we don’t have a Costco membership, I resort to Amazon instead (and I’ve heard that the prices are pretty similar!)

I try to look for deals that make the toilet paper $0.35 per double roll or less. So when I saw this deal, I jumped on it. We typically will see these types of deals a few times per month. So if you want to stock up on toilet paper, be sure you’re subscribed to our email newsletter and check it daily when it lands in your inbox and then jump on the next toilet paper deal when it comes around!

I’m hoping that this will last us at least 5-6 weeks. We’ll see!

By the way, I use my Swagbucks credit to earn free Amazon gift cards to use toward purchases like this. It’s pretty easy to earn at least $20 to $25 in free Amazon gift cards every month, just by doing simple activities every day. You don’t need to refer anyone to earn this amount. However, if you have friends who would be interested in earning free gift cards from Swagbucks gift, be sure to use your referral link to invite them so you can earn even more!

That said, even though I did use free Amazon gift cards to purchase this toilet paper, I’m still subtracting the amount I “paid” from my $70 Grocery Budget total. The reason is that I want to keep this as relatable and doable as possible for you all. I don’t want anyone to feel frustrated that I can stick with a low grocery budget, but the reason I can is because I’m a blogger and get more referral credit to companies as a result. 🙂

So, with that said, here are the $$ totals for this purchase:

Amazon Toilet Paper Purchase: $16.94

I love putting together lunches entirely from mark downs! Marked down bread, marked down ham, marked down bell peppers, and marked down yogurt. Boom!

We made waffles, bacon (from the freezer that I picked up on that great sale a few weeks back), and clementines that I got marked down a few weeks back.

We learned how to cook bacon in the oven a few years ago and it is the best ever.

By the way, I always keep oranges and citrus fruit to use up last when I get mark downs because they keep for much longer than most other fruit. I think we’ve had these for at least 3-4 weeks?

When I was at Kroger, I spotted this deal on Mom Best Cereals — you can get them for $1.29 per box, without coupons. Which is a good deal on these. I actually didn’t buy any because I got cereal for $0.99 per box with coupons (see below). But this would be a pretty good deal if you didn’t want to mess with coupons.

Thursday Kroger Shopping Trip — $23.44

  • Romaine Hearts — marked down $0.50 each
  • 2 boxes of Barbara’s cereals — on sale for $1.99 when you buy 4 participating items, used = $0.99 each after coupon and sale
  • Capri Sun — $2.49 (treat for school lunches)
  • 5 Kroger Greek Yogurt cups — marked down to $0.29 each
  • 1 bag of potatoes — marked down to $1.25
  • 1 bag of red potatoes — marked down $1
  • 1 bottle of lemon juice (for my gallon of lemon water per day habit!) — $2.49 (someone told me that Dollar Tree has 32-oz. bottles for just $1! I’m totally checking that out since I go through a bottle almost every 8-9 days!)
  • 1 bag of 4 avocados — marked down to $0.99
  • 1 gallon of milk — $2.79
  • 2 packages of Oscar Mayer hot dogs — priced at just $0.99 when you buy 4 participating items, used 2 = $0.44 per package
  • 1 package mozzarella cheese (16 oz.) — $2.49 when you buy 4 participating items
  • 3 boxes of Kroger Ibuprofen — priced at just $0.99 when you buy 4 participating items, get
  • Total with tax: $23.44

I made Baked Ziti for dinner — inspired by the fact that I got all those boxes of pasta for $0.49 per box recently.

I also had a jar of pasta sauce in the fridge that needed to be used up (I had bought it a few weeks back and we had only used a little bit of it!), cottage cheese in the freezer, sausage in the freezer, and then I picked up mozzarella at a great price today.

I ended up having enough to make one pan of Ziti for dinner and two to stick in the freezer (one was pretty small so it will be for a night when not everyone is eating dinner). Oh and I just wing it when I make Ziti — I don’t use a recipe. 🙂

{In case you wonder how I can stretch an 8×8 pan to feed our family of five: I usually don’t eat much of the main dish when it has white/enriched flour in it (I’ll have a big salad with some other protein + a little ziti on the side) and then one of our kids usually only eats a few bites of the main dish (unless it’s one of their 2-3 main dishes that they like. Yes, they are the picky child and we only require that they eat a few bites of the main dish if it’s not something that they like.) We also encourage everyone to fill up on veggies/fruit and bread or whatever the sides are. :)}

Kathrynne used some of the marked down avocados to make homemade guac — yum!

She ate it for a snack with the tortilla chips we got last week for $0.99!

My Grocery Totals For This Week So Far

Total spent so far this week: $53.83
Total left to spend: $$16.17

Cash back so far:  for submitting my receipt,  for buy 2 cups of Fage yogurt, and  for buying Bubly, and for buying Tortilla Chips last week, another  for submitting my receipt, for buying 3 boxes of Kroger Ibuprofen = $6.25 in cashback!

I did a super casual live video this morning about today’s shopping trip and what I was planning to make for dinner. If you want to hang out with me like we’re having coffee, you can click above to watch it! 🙂

I only spent $67.08 on groceries this week!!

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.). 

You can see all of my $70 Grocery Budget Update posts here. For live updates, be sure to .

Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and we will be compensated if you click through and sign up. Read our .

I only had $5.66 left in my $70 grocery budget to spend on Friday, so I had to be careful and use it sparingly. I only needed to pick up two items — distilled water for (this has been the BEST thing ever — I no longer have to be on allergy meds or sinus meds because of using this daily and changing my diet!) and lemon water for my gallon of lemon water a day habit. 🙂

(I should have realized that I was almost out of both of these things earlier in the week, but I totally didn’t. That’s just life sometimes, isn’t it?!)

So, while I was at Kroger, I picked up my FREE Friday item — the picture shows the Doritos Blaze, but it’s actually good on ANY Doritos. I didn’t realize this until I got home and .

I also wanted to pick up some Kroger bandages. They are on sale for $1 per box right now AND there is a . Since I only had $5.66 left in my grocery budget, I just picked up two boxes since I thought they would be $0.50 each.

Well, when I went to check out, they rang up as $1 per box, but then the e-coupon took $4 off — making each box FREE! I couldn’t figure out why my total was so low until I looked carefully at my receipt.

Kroger Shopping Trip — spent $2.74

  • Doritos — Free with Free Friday Download digital coupon
  • Lemon Juice — $1.69
  • Distilled Water — $0.89
  • 4 boxes of bandages — on sale for $1 each, used  (limit of 5 uses per card per transaction) — the coupon took off $4 (I’m not sure why!) making these FREE!
  • Total with tax: $2.74

See more details on the deals I got in the video above.

All totaled, I spent $2.74 at the store — bringing my final grocery spending total for this week to just $67.08, a few dollars under my $70 budget! YAY!

By the way, if these posts on my grocery budget have been making you frustrated or you’re feeling like, “I just can’t do what she’s doing!”, I want you to .

$0.49 tortillas, $0.49 flowers, and using ground turkey instead of ground beef!

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.). 

You can see all of my $70 Grocery Budget Update posts here. For live updates, be sure to .

Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and we will be compensated if you click through and sign up. Read our .

I have so many thing to share with you today when it comes to how we’re doing on our $70 grocery budget! First off, if you missed yesterday’s post on How to Find Great Markdowns at Kroger, be sure to check it out here.

I had a little time in between two different appointments on Tuesday afternoon, so I ran into Kroger with Kaitlynn and we found some great deals — including $0.99 Sparkling Cranberry Juice!

And we also snagged some more marked down flowers — including one bouquet that was just $0.49 (some of the flowers were pretty wilted, but I was able to salvage a lot of it and combine it with the marked down flowers that were still good from a shopping trip two weeks ago).

And for just $2, I was able to put together two more vases of beautiful flowers that will last us for at least another week!

Fresh flowers just make me so happy! And these were some of the best $2 spent this week!

Tuesday Kroger Grocery Shopping Trip — $22.14 spent

  • Motts Apple Juice — on sale for $1.49 when you bought 4 participating items, used — $0.74 after sale and coupon (!)
  • Hillshire Farms Honey Ham (22 oz.) — marked down for $5.09 (for school lunches)
  • 3 packages of sausage — $1.49 each when you buy 4 participating items
  • Breakfast Sausage — marked down to $1.49
  • Sparkling Cranberry Juice — $0.99
  • Simple Truth Beef Franks — marked down $2.79
  • 2 package of Naan (I love this stuff heated up in the oven with butter!) — marked down to $1.59 per package
  • 1 bouquet of flowers — marked down to $0.49
  • 1 bouquet of flowers — marked down to $1.49
  • Total with tax: $22.41

Want to see more details on this shopping trip? Watch my unbagging video above.

Remember that ground turkey I got marked down recently? Well, some of you suggested I use it in taco meat. And you all were SO right!

We’re not usually big ground turkey fans, but I browned it with the free taco seasoning packet and some water and it turned out amazing and my family loved it!

Psst! Here are some more ways to save money on meat and how to freeze taco meat.

We had some leftover chips and some salsa in the pantry and I used the cheese I got on sale the marked down tomatoes and lettuce and we made taco salads for dinner last night.

It was a hit! And Jesse is hoping I’ll find more ground turkey marked down soon so we can repeat this dinner!

And if you have a Kroger or Kroger affiliate, you need to get yourself there this weekend because they are having an for Cinco de Mayo. They have avocados for $0.39 (you can get up to 5 in one transaction per card). And they also have…

Organic Corn Tortilla Chips for just $0.99 (up to 5 in one transaction per card!)

Tortillas for just $0.49 (up to 5 packages in one transaction per card).

(My store had the Xtreme Wellness tortillas included, but I heard that most stores don’t. My digital coupons for the tortillas didn’t come off and they couldn’t get it to work so they ended up giving me $3 off per package — which was an even better deal!!)

And finally, you can get Private Selection Salsa for just $0.99 per jar (up to 5 jars in one transaction per card).

Thursday Kroger Shopping Trip — spent $9.71

  • Whole milk — $2.59
  • 5 bags of organic tortilla chips — $0.99 each with
  • 2 jars of Private Selection salsa — $0.99 each with
  • Cantaloupe — marked down to $0.99
  • 5 packages of tortillas — These were supposed to be $0.99 each with  (as I mentioned above, they couldn’t get my digital coupons to come off, so since it was their fault and they ended up giving me $3 off per package — which made 4 of the packages completely free + overage and the Xtreme Wellness tortillas were just $0.32!!! When you are gracious and kind when something doesn’t work, it’s amazing what a difference it makes!)
  • Total with tax: $9.71

I also logged into after my shopping trip on Tuesday and discovered that there was another offer to submit a receipt and get $0.25, so I submitted my receipt and . Hey, it’s only $0.25, but every little bit counts, right?

Want to know more details on my shopping trip? Watch my unbagging video above!

My Grocery Totals For This Week So Far

Total spent so far this week: $64.34
Total left to spend: $5.66 (Stay tuned for updates over the next few days if I score any other great deals!)

Cash back so far:  for submitting my receipt,  for buying marked down bananas, and another .

Have you gotten any great deals this week or saved on groceries in any way? Tell us about it in the comments!

$0.99 Freezer Bags at Walgreens, Overcooked Banana Bread, & Tonight’s Crockpot Dinner!

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.). 

You can see all of my $70 Grocery Budget Update posts here. For live updates, be sure to .

Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and we will be compensated if you click through and sign up. Read our .

I found a bag of frozen bananas in the freezer yesterday that I had forgotten we had, so I whipped up a batch of our favorite Banana Bread. (By the way, here are 55 Ways to Use Up Ripe Bananas.)

The only problem was that I stuck it in the oven right before I went live for the … and kind of wasn’t thinking about the fact that I would need to take it out of the oven *during* the Facebook Live (I did the Facebook Live from the kitchen counter and the girls were upstairs and Jesse was gone at a game with Silas)! Whoops!

The bread was definitely over-cooked and more dry than usual, but it is still yummy and the kids are excited to have it for their lunches and for snacks this week!

 

I used the sausage that I got on sale and the potatoes and onions that I got marked down to make a crockpot dinner for tonight.

You can watch me make it live in the video above — and yes, I’m in my workout clothes with no makeup on! 😉 (We had multiple repair people coming over today — a plumber, a sheet-rocker, and a guy who is helping us finish off the workout room in the basement — and they were all getting here pretty early in the morning, so I wanted to get this thrown in the crockpot before they arrived!)

Tuesday Walgreens Shopping Trip — $3.29

I ran by Walgreens and picked up 3 boxes of freezer bags. These are just $0.99 per box with the in-ad coupon. (Just look in the weekly ad for the coupon — they’ll need to scan it for you to get this deal.) My total with tax was $3.29.

They also have sandwich bags and 20-count boxes of regular zippered bags and paper plates and aluminum foil — all just $0.99 with the in-ad coupon. There is a limit of 4 per trip.

I’m also planning to possibly run by ALDI or Kroger later today if I have time when I’m out picking up the kids/taking them to activities. I’ll share anything I buy then in my Thursday $70 Grocery Budget update.

I for the marked down bananas I bought at Kroger yesterday and got $0.50 back!

If you are buying bananas this week, be sure to . I know it’s just a little bit of $$, but every little bit counts — especially when it literally takes you seconds to submit your receipt and claim your rebate!

My Grocery Totals For This Week So Far

Total spent so far this week: $32.49
Total left to spend: $37.51 (Stay tuned for updates over the next few days if I score any great deals!)

Cash back so far:  for submitting my receipt, for buying marked down bananas

Have you gotten any great deals this week or saved on groceries in any way? Tell us about it in the comments!