Hello! This is Jessica from Savings Aplenty and I’m going to be sharing with you how to save money on meat.
Meat is one of those things can that get pretty pricey and you don’t often see coupons for meat products so it can be tricky to get a good deal. Here are 5 great ways to help you to save money on meat so that it doesn’t break the bank.
Shop the Sales:
Look through the sale ads for your favorite stores every week to see what meat they have on sale and buy the cheapest. The best way to shop for meat to save money is to buy the cheapest cuts that they have available. Different types of meat go on sale from week to week so this also helps you to have a variety in addition to saving money.
Buy in Bulk:
Shop bulk clubs such as Sams Club or Costco and purchase a large amount of meat at once. This will lower your cost per pound and will save you from having to buy meat every single week. It will cost a bit more up front, but since the cost per pound will be significantly lower it should last you quite a while which will also help you to save.
Use Coupon Overage:
A lot of stores allow you to apply overage from coupons towards the purchase on non-coupon items such as meat. Walmart is one of the stores that does this. If you can find a great money maker deal that will give you some overage, you can apply it to your meat purchase to help lower the cost. If you plan out a shopping trip of just money makers and meat, you will save a ton!
Follow the sales cycles for your favorite cuts of meat and stock up when their price is at the lowest. Most items have sales cycles of about 6 weeks. Hamburgers and hot dogs tend to be really cheap around summer time so you could wait until they reach their lowest price and buy enough to last you until the next sale cycle.
Another great way to save on meat is to invest in a deep freezer and purchase an entire animal or even half an animal from a local farm. Since this meat is coming directly from the source it will be cheaper and higher quality. Plus, you can stretch the meat from a whole cow for an entire year!
About the author:
Jessica is a stay at home wife and homeschooling mother. When she’s not on mommy duty, she compiles deals and money saving tips to help save her blog readers money. She has always lived a frugal lifestyle and enjoys saving her family money. She started blogging to share her expertise to help others save money for their families as well. You can find her at www.savingsaplenty.com