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Gretchen’s $51 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

I’m back!! After giving birth to my third baby the end of April, I took several weeks off from grocery shopping and mainly let my husband do the shopping. It felt SO great to finally get back into the swing of things this week and I even scored some great coupon deals!

Aldi

1 gallon Milk – $1.88

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 dozen Eggs – $1.18

1 lb Butter – $2.56

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.95

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.99

1 bag Roma Tomatoes – $1.29

1 pkg Chewy Granola Bars – $1.49

1 pkg Breakfast Bars – $1.79

1 Orange Juice Concentrate – $1.19

1 Half & Half – $1.99

1 Cantaloupe – $1.19

1 pkg Spinach – $1.19

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.19 each

1 pkg Green Peppers – $1.39

2 bags Frozen Vegetables – $0.79 each

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

Total: $31.99

Dillons

1 Core Water – $1.25, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Knorr Side Meal – $2.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 dozen Eggs – $1.19 (I realized I needed 2 dozen eggs this week and and only picked up one dozen at Aldi.)

2 Reeses Puff’s Cereal – $1.49 each, used 2 $0.50/1 printable AND $1/2 SavingStar.com rebate – $0.49 each after coupons and rebate

1 Honey Nut Cheerios – $1.49, used $0.50/1 printable – $0.99 after coupon

2 Ken’s Salad Dressing – $1.49 each, used 2 $0.75/1 printable – $0.74 each after coupons

2 Cascadian Farms Cereal – $1.99 each, used 2 $1/1 printable – $0.99 each after coupons

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $0.99

1 Kroger Deli Cheese – $0.88

1 pkg Goldfish Crackers – $0.99

2.81 lbs Bananas – $1.26

2.31 lbs Bananas – Marked down to $0.81

2.23 lbs Grapes – $6.67 (Ouch!! These were marked as $0.99/lb but did NOT ring up as that and I didn’t notice until I got home. This was a reminder to me to keep a close eye on the computer as my items are scanned.)

1 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1

1 Kroger Spaghetti Sauce – $0.99, used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.74 after rebate

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebate: $19.71

Total for both stores: $51.70

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toasted English Muffins, Eggs, Oatmeal, Fruit

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrots, Grapes x 2

Cheese, Crackers, Fruit, Veggies x 2

Mac & Cheese, Green Peppers, Yogurt (We have a bunch in our refrigerator that my husband bought last week.)

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Spaghetti, Steamed Peas, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Salad Bar, Banana Muffins (I’ll make a huge batch!)

BBQ Meatballs (using venison), Banana Muffins, Steamed Broccoli

Hawaiian Haystacks

Pancakes, Eggs, Cantaloupe

Sour Cream/Cream of Mushroom Chicken, Homemade Bread, Spinach Salad

Burritos (from the freezer), Rice, Leftover Tortilla Chips

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