If you’re not a couponer, you may feel as if you have no choice but to pay retail price on meat because it’s a necessity for most families.
While there are certainly several money-saving alternatives to purchasing meat at the grocery store, like Zaycon Foods, or purchasing straight from a farmer, sometimes it isn’t a practical option for one reason or another.
So I give you this tip that’ll help you save every day without taking extreme measures.
Yup, it’s as simple as that. Many grocery stores discount their meat in the later hours of the evening to get their items out the door. Depending on your area and the store in which you shop, your deals on meat may range from so-so to buy-everything-you-can-carry, but you will save money.
What kind of deals can I expect?
My “buy price” for discounted meat is typically $1 off per pound.
Yours will be different depending on the cost of living in your area and whether your store marks down on a per lb, percentage, BOGO or straight dollar-off basis.
I’ve also been able to save handsomely on typically expensive seafood like salmon.
You’ll also likely find awesome deals on prepared meat like rotisserie chicken and fried chicken.
A friend has told me that the Kroger in her area marks down fried chicken to $1 to $2 for ten pieces. She can also purchase rotisserie chickens for $1.99 to $2.99! I so wish I had those stores in my area.
I checked Walmart because I know a lot of you guys shop there and found their rotisserie chickens marked down to $5.99… down from $7.99. So it does depend on your store and location.
I’ve found the best deals after 8:00pm. This is especially true if you’re shopping at a store with a closing time rather than one that’s open 24/7.
So, how do you save money on meat? Please share your tips in the comments below so we can all help each other!