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Gretchen’s $93 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 bag Frozen Corn – $0.75

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $0.89

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.75

1 Whipped Topping – $0.79

1 Orange Juice – $1.99

1 gallon Milk – $2.60

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

1 Plain Greek Yogurt – $3.19

1 canister Raisins – $2.89

1 dozen Eggs – $1.53

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $2.95

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $3.49

1 Pancake Syrup – $1.29

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.99

1 Vanilla Yogurt – $1.75

1 Maple Syrup – $6.09

1 MooTubes – $1.55

1 Steak Sauce – $0.99

1 Hot Sauce – $1.99

1 lb Butter – $2.66

1.64 lbs Peaches – $2.61

1 bag Kettle Chips – $1.24

1 box Chewy Granola Bars – $0.97

2 bags Chocolate Chips – $1.29 each

1 Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.50

1 can Tuna – $0.65

1 lb Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $4.35

1 Peanut Butter – $1.29

2.17 lbs Bananas – $0.80

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $1.25

1 Seedless Cucumber – $1.29

1 bag Mandarins – $3.69

1 pkg Strawberries – $2.49

2.34 lbs Red Grapes – $3.02

1 pkg Vine Tomatoes – $1.99

1 bag Oyster Crackers – $0.89

2 Avocados – $0.79 each

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

1 pkg Bagels – $1.49

1 pkg Romaine Lettuce – $2.79

1 pkg Broccoli Crowns – $2

Total: $86.89

Big Lots

I was excited to find a lot of markdowns at Big Lots, especially since they’d sent me a $5 off coupon! I’ll be sticking a lot of these in the freezer to use over the coming months.

4 boxes Cheez-Its – Marked down to $1.15 each

1 box Nilla Wafers – Marked down to $0.25

3 pkg Keebler Fudge Stripes Cookies – Marked down to $0.25 each

2 pkg Ritz Crisp & Thins – Marked down to $0.50 each

1 pkg Vanilla Creme Cookies – Marked down to $0.75

1 box Cheerios – Marked down to $1.45

1 box Blueberry Chex – Marked down to $1.25

1 box Rice Krispies – Marked down to $1.25

Used $5 off mailer coupon

Total after coupon: $6.30

Total for both stores: $93.19

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Bagels, Yogurt, Spinach Smoothies, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, Fruit

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rice Cake Sandwiches/Grapes x 2, Mac & Cheese/Carrots x 2, Apples & Peanut Butter/Crackers x 2, Chicken Nuggets (from freezer)/Cucumbers/Peaches, Leftovers

Dinners

Turkey Sandwiches, Chips, Fruit Salad

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Soft Tacos, Chips & Guacamole

Chicken & Cream of Mushroom Soup over Rice, Tossed Salad

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Grilled Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Corn

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