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$75 Weekly Shopping and Menu 6-4-18

I’m back! We spent Memorial Day weekend at the Carowinds amusement park in North Carolina and we had an awesome time. I left my laptop at home and went shopping late Monday night, so I decided not to post anything last week.

This week is a little light as well, because we’re heading to Cedar Point this weekend for my second half marathon of the year! We love our amusement parks… and I’m super excited to be able to run through an empty park, especially in this great weather. My first half was like 20 degrees and not very comfortable, so this should be easy.

Does anyone else go to the dollar store for like 3 things and come out with bags full of stuff? To be fair, I actually needed a few of the things… but the dried fruit is so good. Fruit is the only ingredient, and at only a dollar it’s an awesome price!

I have around $30.00 left in the budget this week. That normally doesn’t happen, but I’ll be using that at Sam’s Club later in the week (along with a gift card I should be getting from Swagbucks) to buy shredded mozzarella, shredded cheddar, dishwasher tabs, and whatever else I have money for. Possibly chocolate chips, because chocolate is life. Here’s everything I bought this week:

Dollar Tree

Soy sauce: $1.00
Paprika: $1.00
Chili powder: $1.00
Pickles: $1.00
Dried peaches: $1.00
Dried apples: $1.00
Instant coffee packets: $1.00
Duster: $1.00
2 bags brown rice, 32 ounces each: $1.00 each

Total: $10.07


Paper towels: Free from a digital coupon
Chobani plain Greek yogurt: $2.49, on clearance
Hormel bacon: Free after a coupon I received in the mail
Core drink: Free after Free Friday Download
Goldfish: $1.99
Lenny and Larry’s brownie (Not pictured): $1.37, on clearance
2 boxes Zone Perfect bars: $3.49 each

  • Used 2 $1.50/1 coupons
  • Total Cost: $1.99 each

2 boxes Larabars: $3.49 each
Larabar Bites: $1.25, on clearance

Total: $17.06


2 packages zucchini: $1.49 each
Bananas, 2.62 pounds: $1.00
Sweet potatoes, 3-pound bag: $1.79
Vanilla Greek yogurt: $3.49
Ground turkey: $1.99
Carrots, 2-pound bag: $1.09
Green bell peppers: $1.59
Tomatoes: $1.59
Cucumber: $.39
Italian dressing mix: $.49
Sliced cheddar: $1.79
Deli ham: $2.99
Spreadable cheese wedges: $1.29
Milk: $1.07
Honey Nut Oats: $1.39
Pretzel sticks: $.79
Jelly: $1.69
3 containers strawberries: $1.29 each

Total: $31.28
Weekly Total: $58.41


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

Ham BLTs on bagels* (In freezer), frozen veggies*
Burritos* (Ground beef cooked with shredded carrots/zucchini, rice, sour cream*, salsa*), fruit
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken, frozen veggies*
Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet, fruit
Cedar Point vacation

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Scrambled eggs* with veggies, toast*

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

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