If you are looking for a way to save money on meat, we have the best tips and tricks. Learn how to save money on meat.

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How to save money on meat

Meat is the one thing that most families struggle in finding deals. But have you read my post on the 7 ways to saving money on meat? There are ways to save money on meat and reduce your grocery budget.

Today I wanted to share with you the easiest way to save money on meat. We will also talk about what your stock up price is.

You are never going to find meat for free but you can get it on sale. Buying in bulk is another way to save.

What is a stock up price

The easiest way to save on meat is to find out what your stock up price is. The stock price is the lowest amount you can purchase something for.

Once you know the best prices, you can keep an eye out for the best deals.

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The best way to save money on meat

Let’s get started with these helpful tips to save money.

Step 1 – Find the highest price you will pay.

This week, we are going to talk about the “highest” price you will pay for a certain kind of meat. We are doing that so we can then figure out your stock up price.

In order to do that, you need to know what the best price is on any given day… no sales included.

Example: Chicken

  • Let’s use CHICKEN as one of my personal examples. Keep in mind grocery prices have steadily increased lately and prices vary by region.
  • I prefer boneless, skinless chicken breasts . However, I always try to save money on this cut of meat.
  • Sure, I can probably get the bone-in chicken cheaper. When I get an AMAZING deal on it, I’ll buy it, but for the most part, I stick with my beloved boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
  • Each time I went to a store, I walked by the frozen chicken breasts and wrote down the price per pound. I didn’t go to every store in one day. I just took note of the prices while I was doing my regular shopping trips each week. This does not take any extra work if you are already there.
  • I found that (excluding hot sales) the lowest price for the boneless skinless chicken breasts is at Sam’s. We can get the 6 pound bag of  Member’s Mark Boneless skinless chicken breasts for about 1.99 per pound or the Tyson for about $2.39 per pound.
  • I try to always pay around $1.99 per pound. Because I found out what I can pay on a regular basis, I now know the highest price I should pay for chicken is $1.99 to $2.40 per pound.
  • When I see that there is a sale at the local grocery store on chicken for less, I stock up as well. If it is below my target price, I know that price is a stock up price.
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Step 2 – Write your prices down for each type of meat.

Now, that you understand the process, you have to do this for each type of meat that you buy on a regular basis. To save money, you don’t have to be without your most favorite type of meat. It just means that you have to be smart about what you are buying and when you are buying it.

Here are a few of the target prices for me:

  • Ground Turkey – $1.99 per pound
  • Ground Beef (lean) – $3.84 per pound
  • Pork  – $3 per pound
  • Boneless skinless chicken breast – $1.99 to $2.40 per pound.

Those are not my stock up prices. Those are my normal every day prices. Now I know that if there is a sale less than those prices, I should stock up.

Step 3 – Stock up at Low prices

Now the trick to save is to actually use this knowledge. Once you know what the most you should pay for, you can start stocking up on meat when it is lower than that.

So if your local store has a sale, and ground beef is cheaper than your stock up price, you might buy an entire month’s worth of beef.

How to save by buying bulk

Often you can get a lower price per pound by purchasing large amounts of meat. This is an easy way to save money on meat.

Whenever I do this, I always place the meat in smaller packages at home. You can easily put the meat in freezer bags in portions that work for your family.

You might also want to check with a local farmer for any deals.

Now you know how to save money on meat.

If you follow these simple steps, you too will be able to save money and reduce your grocery budget. Now don’t you agree that this is the easiest way to save money on meat?

Now it is your turn to head to the stores to find the regular prices you are willing to pay. Try these suggestions for a great way to save on ground meat, chuck roast, chicken and more.

Your grocery bill will be reduced in the long run. The next time you buy meat, try some of these tips for a great deal.

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    1. If you buy the 10 pounds tubes at Sam’s you can get it around $2.80 to $3 at Sam’s. That is why I try to go below that for a stock up. However, I will pay more for the higher quality through Zaycon.

  1. I know this is usually used by people living in the metro but I live in Shawnee and we have a grocery store Firelake Discount Foods. I don’t shop there often but they have some of the best meat prices around.There regular prices are comparable to Crest.

    1. I’m with you Emily. I LOVE when Firelake has their amazing sales. Those are definitely stock up times. And Wal-Mart will almost always price match. Now that I live almost an hour away from Crest and Sam’s, I am having to work a little harder to find those great deals. Driving to the city eats up any savings unless I have to be there for a specific reason.

  2. Unless you actually use the bones and skins, it’s not worth buying with skin and bones. I have bought them at half the price as the boneless skinless, got home, deboned and deskinned, weighed the bones and skin, and it was about 50% of the total weight, so at the end, I’m paying the exact same amount only I’m doing the labor. UNLESS you season and roast the bones in a deep turkey pan in the oven, then cover with water and cook for a few hours, you will have a killer chicken stock. Then it’s worth the labor.

  3. I was going to mention that I often will buy ground chuck (which is little fattier than I normally like at about 80/20-85/15) for about $1.80/ lb when it is on markdown. Now sometimes it is preformed in the shape of burgers… sometimes it’s just ground. Then I either make burgers with it or brown it up and throw it in the freezer so I can pull out for a variety of things in the future (sloppy joes, taco meat, spaghetti with meat sauce, etc). I found it this week on markdown and made taco meat with it yesterday and will make meatloaf out of it tomorrow. Whatever is leftover, gets browned and then put in the freezer.

  4. What a great, commonsense idea. Thank you for sharing. Think I’ll start writing prices down in my notebook!