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!


  1. $5 Dinner Mom on September 8, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    “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!

  2. mom_of2boys on September 8, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    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.

  3. Thrifty and chic mom on September 9, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    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

  4. Allaboutfamily on October 8, 2008 at 1:03 am

    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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