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$75 Weekly Shopping and Menu 10-31-16

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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: 10-31-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

I had a very interesting shopping week! I decided to visit one of our 3 local bread outlets, Entenmann’s. This was my first time there, and I told John it was my soul mate store. Holy cow, everyone; if you’ve never been to a bread outlet, find one immediately. Most of the stuff there expired that day, and it was marked down to 2 for $1.00. These were good brands, like Thomas and Sara Lee. Needless to say, I went a little crazy and now we have breakfast for like 2-3 weeks! I already had one of those pumpkin spice bagels, and it did not disappoint.

I also seemed to have bought a bit of “junk” food. Totally nothing wrong with it, but I just haven’t bought some of this stuff in awhile in order to keep my house filled with healthier foods: namely, soda and coffee creamer. I know the sugar-free stuff is probably worse for you than the regular stuff, but I’d like to be able to control my sugar intake, even if it means sometimes getting the “bad” stuff! Plus I was really wanting some pumpkin spice creamer, so I don’t feel bad at all about buying it. =)

We went through our pantry/freezer and are trying to rotate items so we can eat it all up and fill it with more; that’s why you’ve been seeing hot dogs on the menu the past couple weeks. They’re not the best quality so next time I’m buying a better brand. Next week I’m attempting to create my entire week’s dinners from my pantry; wish me luck!


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: 10-31-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Entenmann’s Bread Outlet

Sara Lee Artesano bread: $1.00
2 packages Thomas Light muffins: $.50 each
2 loaves Natures Harvest bread: $.50 each
2 packages Sandwich Thins: $.50 each
2 bags Thomas Pumpkin Spice bagels: $.50 each
2 bags Thomas Multi Grain bagels: $.50 each
1 package Thomas Pumpkin Spice muffins: $1.00

Total: $6.00. Looking at it now, I think it was supposed to be $7.00, don’t know how that happened.


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: 10-31-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Meijer

Hair spray: $1.99
Children’s pain relief: $3.79, received $.38 off through a 10% off mPerks
Milk: $1.79, submitted a $.25 rebate through Ibotta
Pretzels: $1.99
Bleach: $6.99
2 2-liters of soda: $.77 each
Apples: $1.49
Cheerios: $1.99

  • Used $1.00/1 printable coupon
  • Final Cost: $.99, submitted a $.25 rebate through Ibotta

Hershey Kisses: $2.99
Cottage cheese: $1.50
Sweet Baby Ray’s buffalo sauce: $1.25
2 packages ground turkey: $1.67 each
2 Coffee-Mate creamer: $2.50 each

  • Used $1.00/2 mPerks coupon
  • Final Cost: $2.00 each

Folgers coffee: $5.99, submitted a $1.00 rebate through Ibotta

Total: $40.27


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: 10-31-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Aldi

Candy corn: $1.99
2 packages wheat tortillas: $1.39 each
1 bag pumpkin pretzels: $1.79 (For a women’s group at church)
2 bags green grapes: $1.98 each
Bag of black beans: $1.69
Carrots: $1.29
Cream cheese (Not pictured): $1.49
Romaine hearts: $1.99
Bananas: $2.17
Grape tomatoes: $1.79
Corn chips: $.79
Crackers: $1.69
Peanuts: $1.99
Sausage patties: $4.99
2 cans biscuits: $.99 each
Tomato soup: $.49
4 cans pumpkin: $.89 each
2 cans kidney beans: $.49 each

Total: $37.41
Weekly Total: $83.68. Had some overage from last week.


 Menu

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

Dinner
Chili
Buffalo chicken* taco salad, grapes
Chili dog bubble up bake, salad, grapes
Rice* and black bean quesadillas, grapes
Pizza pasta* (Pizza sauce in freezer), salad
Pancakes, eggs*
Leftovers

Breakfast
Cottage cheese, toast, banana
Sausage patties, toast/bagel/English muffin
Cereal

Also using the pretzels, Kisses, and candy corn for treats for my women’s group.

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

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