Back to some normalcy - Meal Plans and Grocery Trip for July 10th - 16th

meal plans, $50 weekly grocery budget,
We are finally back to some normalcy in our household.  That means back to meal planning and grocery/household budget.  Here's what I have planned for dinners this week:
  1. French Bread Pizza  
  2. Lasagna
  3. BBQ Pork Chops  
  4. Chicken Alfredo 
Do to some home renovations this weekend, we weren't able to do our grocery running until Monday (today).  Michael and I headed down to Walmart to get the following items that we needed:
  • paper towels  $8.98
  • loaf of French bread  $1.00
  • fudgesicles  $3.50
  • popsicles  $3.50
  • birthday cards for Jon's grandfather and our nephew  $3.97 and $4.57 = $8.54

The amount that was spent at Walmart was $26.77.  Off to Wegmans to finish the grocery shopping.

Here's what we were looking for at Wegmans:
  • dozen eggs  $2.49
  • gallon of whole milk  $3.19
  • pepperoni  $2.39
  • bacon  $4.99
  • bananas  $1.43

We spent $14.85 at Wegmans.  The grand total spent on our grocery trip this week was $41.62.  I know that we had some money carried over from last week, but cannot remember how much it was.  With our normal budget of $50, we were under by $8.38.  The amount of money left in our envelope was $23.92 which will be carried over and added to next week's budget of $50.

I earned $0.20 for the eggs, $0.20 for the milk, $0.20 for the bacon, $0.20 for the popsicles, $0.75 for the birthday card for our nephew through Ibotta, and $0.25 for the bananas through Checkout 51.  I also scanned my Walmart receipt to their Savings Catcher app to see if there's any better deals elsewhere for the items that I purchased at Walmart.  Every little bit adds up.