I enjoy Meat Sales and wanted to add a million exclamation points to the title.
Searching Grocery Store Ads For Meat Sales
The website Flipp is a collection of store ads. It allows you to see the Grocery Store Ads for your area. For example, my location includes ads for Giant Food, Lidl, Publix, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Aldi, and Weis Markets. There are a lot of chances to find a sale.
Meat Sale Cycles
I’m new to eating a mostly Meat diet, so I’ve only been tracking prices for a few years. So far, I’ve learned that steaks go on sale in the summer and roasts go on sale in November and December during the holidays. I stock up during those meat sales and fill up my freezer.
This discussion focuses on steaks because they’re convenient to cook and eat. When I buy a roast, I cut it up into steaks and individually vacuum seal. My Food Saver VS 3130 gets a lot of work when I get a good deal.
Things to Consider Besides Price
Price per pound isn’t the only thing that matters. Here’s what I think about when shopping the meat sales:
- Is this a good deal? What’s the regular price?
- How far is the store? Will I save on groceries just to spend extra on gas?
- Does this store sell low quality meat? Is it going to go bad fast?
- If steaks are sold in bulk or family packaging, are they individually vacuum sealed? Will I have to vacuum seal them myself?
- Is the steak bone-in?
- Do I have room in my freezer?
Reduced for Quick Sale
Grocery stores mark down prices for meat that’s been sitting for a while. It’s a good way to get a deal, but my preference would be to buy marked-down meat only if I intend to eat it the same day or the next day at latest. In the past, I’ve frozen reduced-price meat to eat later. It smelled a little funny when thawed but luckily I didn’t get food poisoning. These days I stick to advertised sales.
Do you have any tips and tricks to getting a good deal? Please share!
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