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Gretchen’s $47 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 Half & Half – $1.55

4 lbs Sugar – $1.73

1 bag Navel Oranges – $2.19

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 dozen Eggs – $0.58

2 Cantaloupe – $0.99 each

1 lb Butter – $2.89

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 bag Brown Sugar – $1.29

1 bag Plums – $0.99

1 pkg Deli Sliced Cheese – $1.79

1 pkg Thin Wheat Crackers – $0.99

1 bag Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 bag Peaches – $2.19

1 pasta Sauce – $0.85

1 bag Corn Chips – $0.79

1 pkg Bagels – $1.49

1 can Pumpkin – $0.79

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.89

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.69

2 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $0.95 each

1 box Fruit Squeezies – $1.49

Total: $32.78

Dillons

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $6.99 (Aldi was out of this so I had to buy it at Dillons.)

3 Totino’s Frozen Pizzas – $1 each, used $1/3 e-coupon – $0.67 each after coupon

2 cans Bush’s Beans – $1 each, used 2 $1/1 Checkout 51 rebates – Free after rebate

1 box Halo Top Pops – $4.99, used $1.50/1 e-coupon AND $1.50 Ibotta rebate AND $1.50 Kroger cash back rebate – $0.49 after coupon and rebates

1 box Zataran Rice – $1.29, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $0.79 after coupon

1 dozen Eggs – $0.59

2 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1.59 each, used $2.09/2 e-coupon – $0.54 each after coupon

1 gallon Milk – $1.59 (Aldi was also out of milk!)

2 Cucumbers – $0.50 each

Total after coupons and rebates: $14.53

Total for both stores: $47.31

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Oatmeal, Bagels, Eggs, Fruit

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Tossed Salad Bar, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit, Frozen Pizza, Cheese Quesadillas, Leftovers

Dinners

French Toast, Eggs

Chicken & Rice with Pineapple

Grilled Chicken, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Bean Quesadillas, Chips, Fruit Salad

Date Night (The kids will eat mac & cheese.)

Spaghetti, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, Fruit Salad

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

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