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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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quick tip ways to save on meat

I often get asked how to save on meat. It can be a big expense, but there are some great ways to save. One option is to buy in bulk. Zaycon is a great company that sells meat in 40 lb cases for less than you’d ever see in the grocery store.

You can also contact a butcher to buy a whole animal. They will often sell you meat for a lot less since you are buying directly. Keep in mind that you will be getting a lot of meat at once when you do this.  Whenever you buy in bulk you can then freeze the meat and be well stocked, or go in with a friend and split it.

An additional option is to eat less meat. Try to use more vegetables, beans, and grains instead of meat a couple days a week. You’ll really see a difference in your grocery bill.

See more ways to save on meat.

    • Cathy Gross Smith

      My family purchases 1/2 a steer every spring for $2.39 a pound, including the butcher’s fee. I cannot buy ground beef at the grocery store for that price. Check with the local farmers and help keep them in business.

    • Jimmy

      How would you go about finding a butcher?

      • amysanders

        you can check eatwild dot com for a list of places in your area that sell grass-fed beef.

    • I love Zaycon! We order chicken from them almost every time they come to our area. I use a counter model foodsaver, and man is it worth it!

    • Maria

      Check with local farmers. Many have a really stellar, healthier product. We get 1/2 cow every year. The price is based on the hung weight (prior to butchering), and you have it cut exactly the way you want. So you pay the same price per lb for ground beef or for a porterhouse. Here in greenville I pay $2.85, before processing fees ($55 plus a little per pound to have it cut for stew, etc.) I think we figured for the actual meat we got (not the hung weight, the post butchering, actual product it worked out to be $4.60 a lb last year. About $1100…beef for the year plus some.

    • Maria

      Check with local farmers. Many have a really stellar, healthier product. We get 1/2 cow every year. The price is based on the hung weight (prior to butchering), and you have it cut exactly the way you want. So you pay the same price per lb for ground beef or for a porterhouse. Here in greenville I pay $2.85, before processing fees ($55 plus a little per pound to have it cut for stew, etc.) I think we figured for the actual meat we got (not the hung weight, the post butchering, actual product it worked out to be $4.60 a lb last year. About $1100…beef for the year plus some.

    • nicole

      You can always adopt a wonderful, healthy vegan lifestyle! It will save you a ton of money, do something good for the earth, use less water, save the inhumane slaughter of tons of loving animals, keep nasty hormones and pesticides out of your growing families bodies, and in general bring us all to a higher level of compassionate living! I love your idea of limiting meat in your diet. Meatless Mondays is a huge concept that has been helpful for anyone looking to lessen the amount of meat they eat each week!

    • Joe

      Eat less meat and know your local sores and their sale and discount habits. In our freezer We have large quantities ground pork purchased @$ 0.99 per pound. Ground beef $1.39/lb. Spiral sliced ham (already cooked and bagged) between 89 and 99 cents per pound. Boston Pork But (already smoked and bagged) $0.99/lb. Boneless skinless chicken $1.39-$1.49/lb.

      All of the above prices were found at either Publix, Kroger, or Walmart. If you know your local stores habits, you can save a lot.