Gretchen’s $88 Grocery Purchasing Journey and Menu Plan for five

Aldi

1 bag Frozen Rooster Breasts – $5.59

1 Outdated Common Oats – $1.99

1 pkg Frozen Tilapia – $6.09

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $1.79

1 dozen Eggs – $1.03

2 baggage Shredded Cheese – $2.19

1 gallon Milk – $1.69

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.89

1 pkg Gravy Combine – $0.49

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

2 baggage Chocolate Chips – $1.55 every

1 bag Mandarins – $2.99

1 Pasta Sauce – $0.85

1 field Chewy Granola Bars – $0.95

1 Bitter Cream – $0.85

1 pkg Cream Cheese – $0.79

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

2.52 lbs Pink Grapes – $2.39

2 can Cream of Rooster/Mushroom Soup – $0.50 every

Three Avocados – $0.59 every

2 Peanut Butter – $1.15 every

1 can Baked Beans – $1.25

1 bag Corn Chips – $0.75

Three lbs Rcie – $1.85

1 bag Frozen Veggies – $0.75

1 field Mac & Cheese – $0.34

1 Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $3.99

1 Chunk Cheese – $1.45

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.35

1 field Graham Crackers – $0.85

1 bag Romaine Hearts – $2.19

2 baggage Gala Apples – $1.99 every

2.92 lbs Bananas – $1.28

1 lb Floor Beef – $3.39

1 MooTubes – $1.55

1 pkg English Muffins – $1.15

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

1 pkg Vine Tomatoes – $2.19

Whole: $73.23

Publix

2 packing containers Cascadian Farms Cereal at $3.99 – On Sale Purchase One, Get One Free, used $half of Publix e-coupon AND $half of SavingStar.com rebate – $0.99 every after coupon and rebate

2 packing containers Quaker Chewy Granola Bars at $3.30 – On Sale Purchase One, Get One Free, used $half of Checkout 51 rebate – $1.15 every after rebate

1 Munk Keto Bar – $2.50, used Free Ibotta rebate – Free after rebate

1 TruNut Peanut Butter Powder – $0.99, used Free Ibotta rebate – Free after rebate

2 pkg SunMaid Bites – $2.50 every, used $half of Publix e-coupon AND 2 $1.25/1 Ibotta rebates – $0.75 every after coupon and rebates

1 pkg Beef Cubed Steak – $4.14

2 Kill Cliff Power Drinks – $2 every, used 2 Free Ibotta rebates – Free after rebates

1 Chobani Yogurt Drink – $1, used $1/1 Publix e-coupon AND $0.50/1 Ibotta rebate – Free plus $0.50 overage after coupon and rebate

2 Danimals Yogurt Drinks at $3.09 – On Sale Purchase One, Get One Free, used $half of Checkout 51 rebate – $1.05 every after rebate

1 field Nature Valley Granola Bars – $3.99, used Free Publix e-coupon – Free after coupon

1 Edy’s Ice Cream – $3.15

Plus acquired $1 bonus from Ibotta for redeeming 5 rebates

Whole after coupons and rebates: $13.67

Massive Tons

2 packing containers Frosted Flakes Cereal – Marked all the way down to $1 every

Whole: $2

Whole for all groceries: $88.90

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Oatmeal, Spinach Smoothies, Yogurt

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Mac & Cheese, Turkey Sandwiches, Laborious Boiled Eggs/Cheese/Fruit, Cheese Quesadillas, Leftovers, Out to eat (after church on Sunday)

Dinners

Grilled Tilapia, Baked Beans, Toasted English Muffins, Leftover Steamed Asparagus

Beef Stroganoff, Steamed Corn, Zucchini Bread (leftover from final week)

Rooster & Gravy over Rice, Fruit Salad

White Rooster Chili, Corn Chips, Sliced Apples

Pancakes, Eggs

Taco Bar, Chips and Home made Guacamole

Snacky Dinner/Leftovers