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Saving on Meat

August 5, 2013

Many of you have asked me about saving on meat. Meat goes on sale and markdown just like everything else. First we’ll talk about sales on meat and then we’ll talk about markdown’s on meat.I’ll also share a few tips to save on meat and stretch it further as well.

Every week in the grocery store, there are sales in every department including meat. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the stock up price list from the Krazy coupon ladyhttp://thekrazycouponlady.com/wp-content/uploads/home/stock-up-price-list.pdf?18bf82. For example,if packages of boneless skinless chicken breasts are BOGO. BOGO sales are a great place to start, because you are sure that you are getting a 50% of discount. Plan your menu around the meat that is on sale. Each week it will be different meats that are on sale.

Secondly, ask your meat department what day they mark down meat. The usually do it at a regular basis. As long as you either cook it within a day or so or freeze it you’ll be fine.

Other tips for saving on meat are

1) Look for coupon on meat. Often times you can find coupons for Hillshire Farm, Hormel Pork, Perdue, and many more brands. Use this in addition to a sale to maximize your savings.

2) Use meat as a condiment not just by itself. A whole chicken will stretch further if used in soups, stews, casseroles, and so on than if you served it by itself. Also when you poach a chicken keep the liquid to use as a broth.

3)Consider going meatless one or two nights a week. I have Italian ancestry so pasta night is a staple in my house. Some of the newer healthy pasta’s have more protein. A couple other sources of protein are eggs and beans. What are your favorite ways to save on meat and other sources of protein.

*Please keep in mind that with any links I post that their coupon usage may be different than mine*

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