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Weekly Shopping and Menu 5-7-16

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We're eating for only $30 a week for a (hopefully) short period of time! Want to see how? Check back every Monday for a new shopping list and menu! Week of: 5-9-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Click here for an explanation of how we’re eating for $30 a week!

So guys, I had an interesting predicament this week while shopping. The past few times I’ve gone to Sam’s Club, I’ve had two paper gift cards from Swagbucks. One had the full $25.00, and the other had a remaining balance from a previous purchase. When I went this week and presented both gift cards, the full one scanned and went through, but the other one apparently had nothing on it, so I had to pay $13.47 out of pocket, which I was NOT expecting. I freaked out because I knew that meant I had about $16.00 left in the grocery budget, so when I got home I looked through my gift card ledger on Swagbucks’ website and found the gift card that still had a balance.

What probably happened was that the last time I did something like this, I kept the empty gift card and threw away the one with a balance. Oops. So instead of panicking more, I decided to use the rest of that gift card at Wal Mart, to my disappointment; I never do my grocery shopping at Wal Mart because Aldi’s cheaper, but I had to do what I had to do. It all worked out in the end though, and I was under budget!


We're eating for only $30 a week for a (hopefully) short period of time! Want to see how? Check back every Monday for a new shopping list and menu! Week of: 5-9-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Sam’s Club

Paper towels: $16.48
String cheese: $8.48
Tissues: $11.49

Total: $13.47 after a gift card from Swagbucks


We're eating for only $30 a week for a (hopefully) short period of time! Want to see how? Check back every Monday for a new shopping list and menu! Week of: 5-9-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Wal Mart

Pancake syrup: $1.98
Parmesan cheese: $2.98
Pineapple chunks: $1.16
Mandarin oranges: $.98
Strawberry preserves: $2.14
Frozen peas: $.94

Total: FREE thanks to my Swagbucks gift card


We're eating for only $30 a week for a (hopefully) short period of time! Want to see how? Check back every Monday for a new shopping list and menu! Week of: 5-9-16. www.nogettingoffthistrain.com

Aldi

Trail mix bars: $1.79
Blackberries: $.89
2 packages strawberries: $1.29 each
3 dozen eggs: $.69 each
Bananas: $2.10
Tub butter: $2.29
Honey: $2.99
Cauliflower: $1.79
Milk: $1.69

Total: $18.19
Weekly Total: $31.66


Menu

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

Dinner

Salsa chicken* (In freezer), rice*
Slow cooker chicken pot pie* (In freezer), tropical fruit salad
Pasta* with meat sauce*, roasted cauliflower
BBQ meatballs* (In freezer), Parmesan peas
Chicken sausages* (In freezer, making own buns), roasted potatoes*
Dinner at Golden Corral
Leftovers

Breakfast

Greek yogurt pancakes* (Using up leftover yogurt), blackberries

Allison’s Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast: Greek yogurt pancakes
Lunch: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich (Making own bread), string cheese, banana

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

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Amanda

Monday 9th of May 2016

I'm so very excited that I found your blog - you are a grocery nerd like I am! You just inspired me to get back on Swagbucks and shrink our grocery bill even more! :)

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