Yesterday my son, Dakota, and I ran to Sam’s to do our monthly shopping trip. We ran over to snag some meat and found some amazing prices.
I stocked up and saved over $150 in meat. I have already told you in the past to read my post on 7 ways to save on meat, and we have talked about the best places to get meat coupons and today I thought I would show you how I used those principles to save over $150.
See the rest sticker on that meat? It is reduced for quick sale. That means they need to sell it quick in order to sell it before its sell by date. On this package of meat alone, I saved over $4 alone. Normally I only find a package or two of meat that is reduced but this time I found a ton of ground beef. I stocked up!
I still got my preferred meat, 90/10 so I didn’t buy other than what I normally like, and since I ran home, divided it all up into my freezer bags and froze it all. I was able to save a ton of money.
So… how do you find meat educed for quick sale.
Go in the mornings. Butcher’s normally mark down their meat first thing in the morning. Plus, next time you are in – just ask. I asked the butcher at my local store and they said in the mornings they start their day marking down meat.
Always look for the sticker – even if you are shopping in the evening you might find a package that is marked down. Always keep an eye out for the sticker! 🙂
If you want to learn more about reduced for quick sale, I have a great post about it here.
I also snagged a roast for cheap – man… roast is so expensive, but it is worth it for the occasional splurge.
I also snagged the pre-made hamburger patties marked down. This is awesome for my family because one package will feed my entire family. I bought 4, placed them in a freezer bag and we are ready for burger night!
Pork ribs were cheap too. Under $3 per pound is my stock up price for pork, so I was excited to get it even cheaper. These are amazing in the crock pot. YUM!
My second way I saved – cut up your own meat!
Now if you notice in the picture above, you will see two giant pork tenderloins. I bought them instead of pork chops… why? Because it is way cheaper that way!
Instead of paying over $4 a pound for pork chops, I paid $1.88 per pound. Talk about a nice savings!
Don’t panic by the date on the picture above- this is an old picture. But I wanted to show you that you can get it for that cheap. Saving $2.50 per pound is a huge deal. This tenderloin alone would have cost DOUBLE than I paid if I would have bought it already cut up.
Kitchen tip – how to cut it up easier.
Cutting up the tenderloin can be annoying, but my tip is to freeze it a bit. Stick it in the freezer for about 30 minutes to an hour. Then use a huge knife to cut it. It will be much easier to handle after it has “hardened” a bit in the freezer.
My third way I saved so much – buy in bulk!
As you can see in my picture, I bought a ton of meat. My freezer is FULL and I saved over $150 just in this shopping trip. If I didn’t buy in bulk, I would have only saved $4, $8 or possibly $12, but because I bought in bulk I really noticed the savings.
I definitely won’t have to buy meat for a while. 😉
I hope this post helps you and inspires you to “look like a crazy person”, be different, and start cutting down your grocery budget.
Make sure you read more posts on how to save on meat:
- How to save on meat – reduced for quick sale
- Save 50% by cutting your meat
- Buy in bulk
- Go meatless on night a week
- Add beans to your meals
- Add ground turkey to your diet
- Know your stock up price