I did my shopping for next week today, and this trip is a perfect example of why you should Meal Plan!
The Kroger ad this week pretty much sucks, so I made a Meal Plan for next week that uses stuff we already have on hand in our pantry. I just needed to get our normal fresh produce & deli meat. I spent less than my $50 weekly Kroger budget, and I even splurged on a few things that weren’t on sale and I didn’t have a coupon for! OMG! Hahaha!
Here’s what I got this week:
-Received $.25 from Checkout51 Avocado Offer
Green Grapes $6.21
-Will receive $1.24 from SavingStar 20% off Grapes Offer
Red Potatoes $1.86
Tomatoes on the Vine $2.61
-Used $2/$10 Produce Coupon – Kroger Mailer
Kroger Organic Deli Turkey 1lb – $7.49
Pillsbury Cookies $2.79
Fiji Water $1.79
-Received $.50 for Fiji Ibotta Offer
Bakery Donut Holes $1
Dial Soap 2 Pack $1
-Received $1 from Dial Soap Ibotta Offer
I Can’t Believe Its Not Butter $2.89
Organic Milk – 1 Gallon $5.69
-Received $.50 from Milk Ibotta Offer
-Received $.50 Bonus from Ibotta Triple Play Bonus Offer
So, to recap, I only spent $39.02 at the actual store, and when everything clears, I’ll get $3.74 in cash back from various iPhone apps. Check out this post to learn about all of the FREE iPhone apps I use to save money!
There are three things I need to complete the meals for the week that I didn’t pick up today. I need a box of Horizon Mac & Cheese, but my Kroger doesn’t carry that. I’ll get it for $.45 after my printable coupon. On Saturday, I’m going to pick up some store made tortillas, and they are $2. I want them to be fresh, so I’ll just get those then. Lastly, I need a box of pasta, but I’m hoping Sunday brings better coupons. I don’t need it until later in the week, so I’m not worried about that right now. So that’s less than $5 additional for this week’s groceries.
What deals did you get at Kroger this week? What’s your meal plan looking like? Tell us in the comments!
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