Snack Time: Purchasing Meat – Grade and Pricing

Last week, I read this great tip from BeCentsable on meat selection – grade/cut and pricing. I often wonder what the best prices are on meat. I know what I'm willing to pay but the ladies share some wonderful tips on saving when buying and choosing your meat! The post also includes a link to a searchable database that has the average retail meat prices – very nifty! I remember the days of $.99/lb hamburger (just last year)…please return (without e-coli preferably :-)

We plan on purchasing a portion of a cow [eventually] so that will help with reduced pricing, but until then do you have other tips on meat prices you'd like to share too? If you have already discussed a similar topic on meat pricing at your site, please leave a link in the comments section so we can stop by and read up!

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on September 08, 2008

4 Comments

  • $5 Dinner Mom - September 08, 2008 @ 6:55 pm
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    “Manager’s Special!!!” I always shop early in the morning when the “manager’s special” section is at its fullest! There are lots of options for much less! Ask CS if your store has one!

  • mom_of2boys - September 08, 2008 @ 7:15 pm
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    We’ve been able to get some good deals from local butchers and/or meat markets. We did pigs this year and they go to the butcher tomorrow. When we go to pick up the meat, we are going to check on our 1/2 of cow. I’d definitely look into buying a portion of a cow and/or pig – it will save you quite a bit of money!

    I’ll have to check back to see what others come up with.

  • Thrifty and chic mom - September 09, 2008 @ 1:50 pm
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    I did a post about Kroger early morning manager’s specials and talking to your butcher to get the meat scoop a while ago. You can read it here http://www.thriftyandchicmom.com/2008/07/do-you-know-your-butcher.html

  • Allaboutfamily - October 08, 2008 @ 1:03 am
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    You can get really good meat I think for a good price at Zinks meat market in Franklin. I got Karen and Pat into going again and then Karen and Gene from church now go to Zinks for there meat. You get EXCELLENT quality and taste for GREAT price.

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