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$75 Weekly Shopping and Menu 10-17-16

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Want to see what a family of 3 eats for $75 a week? Check back every Monday for a full grocery list and menu! Week of: 10-17-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

I celebrated a bunch of wins AND losses on this weekend’s shopping trip. I was so excited, because I had a huge stack of coupons, and I knew exactly what I wanted and it was just going to be awesome. But I should have known that no matter how prepared I am, something always inevitably goes wrong, and that’s definitely what happened.

My biggest oops was at Meijer. I needed to buy Halloween candy, and Kroger no longer had their sale going on. There were signs that said “Buy 2, get 1 free” for Hershey and Nestle candy. I grabbed some candy that was right under the sign (Twix), checked the price, and calculated that I’d be right at my budget goal after my 2 coupons. Turns out that Twix is owned by Mars and wasn’t part of the sale, so my mistake went from a $10.00 purchase to $16.00 after coupons. I know $6.00 isn’t a whole lot, but when I typically budget to the penny, it can hurt. Luckily I had some extra room in the budget so I didn’t go over!

My wins, though, included a bunch of free stuff, including produce. I have a link down below too, but if you haven’t signed up for Earthbound Farm’s email list, do so now! Every so often they’ll send you coupons, and mine were for $1.00 off one item. Meijer had a 10 for $10.00 sale, so guess who got 2 free bags of organic carrots? Keep an eye out! Here’s what else I was able to buy this week.


Want to see what a family of 3 eats for $75 a week? Check back every Monday for a full grocery list and menu! Week of: 10-17-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Kroger

2 jars peanut butter: $1.50 each
Bush’s Hummus Made Easy: Free with Free Friday Download
Belvita breakfast bars: Free with Free Friday Download

Total: $3.00


Want to see what a family of 3 eats for $75 a week? Check back every Monday for a full grocery list and menu! Week of: 10-17-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Want to see what a family of 3 eats for $75 a week? Check back every Monday for a full grocery list and menu! Week of: 10-17-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Meijer

Softsoap hand soap: $.99

  • Used $.25/1 mPerks coupon
  • Total: $.74

2 packages Schick razors: $3.19 each

  • Used $7/2 printable coupon (No longer available)
  • Total: Free for both, with a little overage

Deli ham: $1.96
White whole wheat flour: $2.39
Chicken breasts: $8.17
Bananas: $1.67
Onion: $.96
2 boxes Nature Valley granola bars: $1.49 each

2 bags Paqui tortilla chips: $2.49 each

6 bags Halloween candy: $2.99 each

Strawberries: $2.00
Baby spinach: $1.00
2 bags Earthbound Farms baby carrots: $1.00

3 bags frozen vegetables: $1.00 each
Animal crackers: $1.00

  • Used $.55/1 printable coupon (No longer available)
  • Final Cost: $.45

Tissues: $1.00

  • Used $1/1 Meijer store coupon
  • Final Cost: Free

Total: $42.66, plus got a $5.00 reward toward my next order!


Want to see what a family of 3 eats for $75 a week? Check back every Monday for a full grocery list and menu! Week of: 10-17-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Aldi

Green peppers: $1.49
Greek yogurt: $3.49
Mini bagels: $1.99
Hummus: $1.99 (Says $.99, but it rang up wrong… didn’t feel like going back to fix it)
Milk: $1.69
3 cans pumpkin: $.89 each
Turkey kielbasa: $1.99
Broccoli: $1.79
Jarred jalapenos: $1.49
Applesauce: $1.89
Sliced swiss cheese: $1.99
Grapes: $1.98
Sweet potatoes: $1.99
Eggs: $.99
Bread: $1.79
Butternut squash: $.69
3 spaghetti squash: $1.29 each

Total: $33.78


 Menu

Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.

Dinner
Spaghetti squash with freezer spaghetti sauce*, dinner rolls from freezer*
Butternut squash enchilada casserole, chips and salsa*
Buffalo chicken spaghetti squash, sweet potato fries
Grilled ham and swiss sandwiches, sweet potatoes
Cheesy kielbasa rice broccoli skillet
Pumpkin waffles
Leftovers

Breakfast
Spinach mozzarella* egg bake, banana
Mini bagels with sausage patties*

What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!

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Stephanie Cox

Wednesday 19th of October 2016

I love Kroger's free downloads. I don't always want the item but I usually get it anyway and figure out how to use it. The hummas for example isn't something we would normally want but for free, I'll take it.

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