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Gretchen’s $89 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

March 16, 2021 | Gretchen


Aldi

2 cartons Yogurt – $1.79 each

1 gallon Milk – $2.17

1 Canola Oil – $1.35

2 pkg MooTubes Yogurt – $1.55 each

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59

2 dozen Eggs – $0.94 each

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.95

2 bags Marshmallows – $0.89 each

1 pkg Hot Dogs – $0.99

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $0.85

0.44 lbs Roma Tomatoes – $0.42

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.75

1 Italian Dressing – $0.89

1 box Cinnamon Crunch Squares – $1.39

1 Whole Chicken – $6.74 (Not pictured because it was already in the smoker!)

1 lb Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $4.29

2 cans Refried Beans – $0.69 each

1 Natural Peanut Butter – $1.19

1 pkg Pie Crusts – $1.35

1 pkg Cinnamon Raisin Bagels – $1.49

1 loaf Bread – $0.55

1 box Chewy Granola Bars – $0.95

1 box Chocolate Puffs Cereal – $1.29

1 box Cheese Crackers – $2.85

1 pkg Hot Dog Buns – $0.79

1 pkg Spaghetti Noodles – $1.09

1 box Graham Crackers – $0.85

2 bags Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.75 each

1 Ranch Dressing – $0.89

1 Applesauce Cups – $1.19

1 box Organic Spring Mix – $3.59

2 bags Flour Tortillas – $1.45 each

1 bag Caesar Salad – $2.29

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.29

3 cans Tuna – $0.65 each

1 BBQ Sauce – $0.85

1 bag Apples – $3.29

1 bag Pretzels – $0.82

3 Avocados – $0.49 each

1 Seedless Cucumber – $1.29

1 pkg Yeast – $0.89

Total: $80.66

Big Lots

I ran into Big Lots to look at curtains and found a couple of snacks in the markdown section while I was there.

1 bag Organic Corn Puffs – $0.95

1 bag BBQ Chips – $0.50

Total: $1.45

Walmart

4 boxes Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each, used 4 $0.20/1 Ibotta rebates – $0.80 each after rebates

1 can Enchilada Sauce – $2.98

1 Mountain Dew – $1.98, used $1.98/1 Ibotta rebate – Free after rebate

1 Pepsi Zero – $1.25, used $1.78/1 Ibotta rebate – Free plus $0.53 overage after rebate

1 bag Popping Corn – $1.66

2 Chobani Flip Yogurts – $1.22 each, used $1.22/2 Ibotta rebate – $0.61 each after rebate

1 box Kraft Mac & Cheese – $0.98, used $0.10 Ibotta rebate – $0.88 after rebate

Earned $2 extra from Ibotta for reaching bonus

Total after rebates: $7.41

Total for all stores: $89.51

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Bagels, Broccoli Cheese Quiche, Oatmeal, Yogurt

Lunches

Turkey Sandwiches/Chips, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches/Cheese Puffs, Mac & Cheese/Apples x 2, Hard Boiled Eggs/Cheese/Fruit, Tuna Sandwiches/Veggies, Leftovers

Dinners

Smoked Chicken, Caesar Salad, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Brown Bag Burritos, Rice, Sliced Apples

Spaghetti, Biscuits, Steamed Peas

Italian Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Sweet & Sour Meatballs with Rice, Fruit Salad (using leftover fruit from last week)

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Salad Bar with Grilled Chicken


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