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Couponing is fun and all, but many times the things that you really need you never have a coupon for. The biggest of those items can be meat and produce. When you watch “lovely” TV shows about couponing you’ll notice they never buy meat, it brings down your total savings and that’s just not fun… in reality though it’s something that we all need (if you don’t eat meat you still buy protein substitutes that rarely have coupons).
How do you save on meat?
I recently sat down and answered that in the following video.
A few extra notes:
Try looking into places that allow you to buy meat in bulk. You don’t have to go as large as buying a cow. If you can’t afford the larger packages quite yet, go in with a friend and split it up.
- Check out Zaycon foods, they sell chicken, bacon, and beef in bulk boxes. You just take it home and package it up for freezing.
- Call nearby processing plants. Many Tyson plants have a market you can buy directly from and get great prices.
Have an idea of the price per pound you want to pay, basically a buy price for each type of meat. If you are unsure of prices, you can use the weekly best deals list to see the average price for various cuts of meat.
Lastly, if you like game, call local animal processors towards the end of hunting seasons. Most will gladly sell you processed deer, turkey etc. that was never paid for. They have been storing it and would love to see the processing fee covered rather than lose money. You get a great price on meat, and didn’t have to do any of the hunting!