Last week we talked about buying in bulk to help you save on meat. However, I know that some of you just don’t have the space to store all that meat. One easy way to save on meat it to buy it when the grocery store marks it “reduced for quick sale”.
What is reduced for quick sale?
See the sticker on the package of beef above? That is your magical sticker! You will find meat marked anywhere from 20%-50% off, all because it is getting close to its “sell by” date. In order to move that meat, they reduce the price. This is an easy way to save on beef. In fact, this is my favorite way to buy roasts and steaks.
How do you find them?
You will have more luck at finding “reduced for quick sale” beef at your local and smaller grocery stores. If you are not finding them very often, don’t be shy – ask the meat department. Most meat departments are very friendly and will let you know when they generally mark down their meat. Some stores do it early in the morning, but others will mark down in the evenings before they leave. Either way, once you know that information, you can aim to shop around those times.
Are they safe and taste good?
Yes! They are reduced for quick sale, because the “sell by” date is getting close. If you cook it or freeze it immediately, then the meat is still great. You will never know the difference!
Stay tuned for Next Tuesday for anther tip on how to save on meat…