How to save money on meat
We all know that there are rarely ever coupons for meat, but there are ways to save money on it!
1. Buy it on sale—- Retailers often run specials on different types of meat. When it is at a low price, it only makes sense to stock up. Which leads to
2. Buy in bulk — when retailers package meat,they will often give discounts on bigger packages. (i.e. My butcher shop has a special where if you buy 3 # of ground chuck it is only $2.99 per # instead of $3.09) Which leads me to number 3….
3. Buy from a butcher shop— It has been my experience that you not only get better prices, you also get better cuts of meat at a butcher shop.
I spent just under $100 this week at the butcher and got enough meat for 36 meals (for 2 people) including,
10# ground chuck
1.25 # sirloin steak (Which I was able to cut into 4, 4 oz steaks)
2.5 # chuck roast (which will make 2 pot roast dinners and 2 beef stew dinners with the leftovers)
10# of boneless, skinless chicken breast ( separated into 11 meals)
1 salmon filet ( which makes 2 meals)
8 # pork loin (which made 7 large chops and 4, 1 # pork roasts)
With the total price and the amount I was able to purchase, that averages out to $1.50 per person, per meal. Not too shabby!