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Holy Impulse Buys, Batman! Weekly Grocery Haul and Menu

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The things I do for really good deals!

First of all, I kind of went crazy at my grocery outlet. I like to go and see what’s new and what kind of snacks I can buy for the week… and then end up with like $20 worth of stuff we don’t even need. We’ll probably end up using it all this week anyway, but the urge to buy everything is strong.

I also bought a few things at Meijer I didn’t really need, but I was $2.10 away from reaching $20.00 at Ibotta and I saw I could take advantage of the 10 for $10 sale AND get some Ibotta rewards. I ended up getting $2.50 back and was able to redeem my money for a Sam’s Club gift card.

When I took inventory of my freezer a couple weeks ago, I remembered I had a turkey I had bought around Thanksgiving last year. In order to make room for another turkey (maybe), I decided to cook this one and eat from it throughout the week. Being a family of 3, a 12-pound turkey creates a LOT of leftovers!

If you’re more of a video person, make sure you check out my newest grocery haul video for the week too!

Image of groceries bought at Mr. Mac's Grocery Outlet

Mr. Mac’s Grocery Outlet

ChillyCow ice cream: $1.75
Bag of Larabars: $2.80
2 packages Canadian bacon: $1.00 each
MiO: $1.50
Garrett Valley turkey snack sticks: $1.00
4 cans soda: $.50 each
Alpen Muesli: $2.50
Oreo Thins Bites: $1.50
2 bags Beanitos: $.35 each
G.H. Cretors popcorn: $1.50
Cheese Doodles: $1.25
K-Cups: $3.50

Total: $22.15

Image of groceries bought at Meijer


Pads (Not pictured): $4.29, used a $1.00/1 coupon from the mail
Vinegar: $2.49, used a $.50/1 coupon from the mail
Swiss Miss hot cocoa mix: $1.69
Pepsi Zero: $1.00, used a $1.00/1 mPerks
Annie’s mac and cheese: $1.00, got $.25 back from Ibotta
Betty Crocker cake mix: $1.00
3 cups Quaker oatmeal: $1.00 each, used a $2.00/3 mPerks
Baby carrots: $1.00, used a $.30/1 coupon from the mail
3 rolls ground turkey: $1.00 each
3 bags frozen vegetables: $1.00 each, used 1 free coupon I got in the mail
2 boxes pudding mix: $1.00 each
1 Chips Ahoy snack container: $1.00, got $.25 back from Ibotta
1 Oreo snack container: $1.00, got $.25 back from Ibotta
Butterfinger fun size: $1.00
5 cups Fage yogurt: $1.00 each, got $1.65 back from Ibotta

Total: $23.63. Also used a $2.00 reward I got a couple weeks ago.

Image of groceries bought at Aldi


2 containers whipped topping: $.85 each
Chocolate dessert hummus: $3.49
English muffins: $1.15
Babybel cheese: $2.97
Bouillon cubes: $1.69
Hummus: $1.95
Cottage cheese: $1.59
Romaine hearts: $2.19
Red grapes, 2.58 pounds: $2.30
Vanilla Greek yogurt tub: $3.45
Cauliflower: $1.99
Red potatoes, 5-pound bag: $3.19
Sliced cheese: $1.79
Strawberries: $1.59
Sweetener packets: $1.95
Pumpkin cream cheese: $1.49
Milk: $2.69

Total: $37.17
Weekly Total: $82.95. Took out $5.00 for Sam’s Club. Also received $2.50 back from Ibotta and 75 points from Fetch Rewards! Sign up and use the code PV2QH and we’ll both get 2,000 points!


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

Frozen turkey*, quinoa*, frozen veggies
Turkey taco bowls: Turkey, lettuce, bell peppers*, salsa*, sour cream*, rice*
Leftover Turkey Soup
Deli sandwiches* (Meat and bread in freezer), fruit
Chicken sausage* sheet pan dinner with cauliflower and red potatoes
Potluck dinner- Bringing Butterfinger Trifle
Frozen chicken nuggets*, frozen veggies, fruit

Yogurt with muesli
Egg McMuffin sandwiches (English muffins, canadian bacon, cheese, eggs cooked in a large muffin tin)
Pancakes (Allison’s requested chocolate chip!)

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


Monday 14th of October 2019

Dinner for us this week: S: - Chicken Parm served over spaghetti noodles with homemade marina sauce, broccoli florets and homemade baked apples M: - Easy Hamburger casserole T - Mexican Shredded Beef Tacos with refried beans and the fixing's W: Beef & Cabbage Stir Fry T: - Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches with chips F: - Easy Pizza casserole S: - BBQ Smoked sausages with funeral potatoes

Breakfast this week is a mix of leftover homemade french toast, oatmeal, ham egg and cheese on toast Snacks for the week are the baked apples or fresh apples and home canned peaches


Monday 14th of October 2019

I'm kind of drooling thinking about shredded beef tacos, lol. I usually just use ground beef (turkey, really), but I need to grab some beef sometime to shred!

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