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Gretchen’s $76 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 pkg Frozen Strawberries – $4.99

1 pkg Frozen Blueberries – $2.39

1 Cottage Cheese – $1.59

1 gallon Milk – $2.63

2 cartons Yogurt – $1.75 each

2 dozen Eggs – $1.06 each

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59

1 bag Rice – $1.85

1 pkg Pork Chops – $5.78

1 Orange Juice – $1.89

1 Half & Half – $1.55

2 cans Refried Beans – $0.69 each

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.75

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.29

1 lb Butter – $2.66

1 canister Raisins – $2.89

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup – $0.50

1 bag Potato Chips – $1.12

1 Italian Dressing – $0.89

1 Ranch Dressing – $0.89

1 bag Cinnamon Raisin Bagels – $1.49

1 bag Caesar Salad – $2.29

1 box Cheese Crackers – $2.89

1 box Granola Bars – $1.39

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.89

1 bag Potatoes – $2.99

1 pkg Brown & Serve Rolls – $0.99

1 bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.99

2.01 lbs Bananas – $0.72

2 Strawberries – $1.89 each

1 bag Peaches – $1.98

Total: $68.71

Publix

2 boxes Cascadian Farms Cereal – $1.79 each, used $1/2 Publix e-coupon – $1.29 each after coupon

1 box Kellogg’s Mini Wheats Cereal – $1.74, used $1/1 printable coupon – $0.74 after coupon

1 Bai Drink – $1.99, used $1.99/1 Ibotta rebate – Free after rebate

1 Fiorucci Salami & Cheddar – $3.49, used Free printable (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Halo Top Ice Cream – $2.49, used $1/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.49 after rebate

1 Planet Oat Ice Cream – $4.99, used Free Publix e-coupon – Free after coupon

Total after coupons and rebates: $4.81

Harris Teeter

1 Watermelon – $2.99

3 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99 each

1 bag Sargento Cheese – $2.24, used $1/1 printable – $1.24 after coupon

1 Brave Ice Cream – $2.99, used $2/1 Ibotta rebate AND $5.99/1 rebate here – Free plus $5 overage after rebates (I got the $5.99 into my account almost immediately after scanning my receipt!)

5 boxes Yasso Poppables – $4 each, used 5 $1.75/1 peelie coupons AND 5 $2/1 Ibotta rebates – $0.25 each after coupons and rebates (I was SUPER excited to find this deal – these things are so yummy!)

Total after coupons and rebates: $3.45

Total for all stores: $76.97

Menu Plan for This Week

I have lots of random bread leftover that I’ve frozen so we will be trying to use that up this week. We are also getting lots of veggies from our garden that we will be using, too.

Breakfasts

Cereal, Bagels, Eggs, French Toast/Orange Juice, Yogurt

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches/Chips/Strawberries x 2, Hard Boiled Eggs/Cheese/Veggies, Mac & Cheese x 2, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit, Leftovers

Dinners

Spaghetti, Banana Muffins, Steamed Peas

Smoked Pork Chops, Brown & Serve Rolls, Caesar Salad, Ice Cream

Homemade Chipotle Bowls, Tortilla Chips

Brown Bag Burritos, Tossed Salad, Watermelon

Chicken Almondine, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, Steamed Green Beans

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Tossed Salad, Steamed Broccoli

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Watermelon

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