Are the current meat prices butchering your grocery budget? If so, there's plenty you can do about it. Here are 14 simple ways to save money on meat.
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Make it Stretch
Purchase smaller amounts of meat. Then, stretch it with oatmeal, breadcrumbs or another cheap and healthy filler. If you follow these steps, no one in your family will even notice.
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Buy Reduced Price
Snatch up packages of meat that have been marked down for quick sale. Then, use them by the date on the package or freeze them for later use.
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Buy Cheaper CutsContinue to 5 of 14 below.
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Enjoy More Meatless Meals
Aim for at least one meatless dinner a week. Then, increase from there as your family gets used to the idea.
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Need lunchmeat? Many delis will sell you the lunchmeat ends for far less than the price of a pound of deli meat. Ask, and you may net yourself a real deli deal.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Stock Up Around the Holidays
Fill your freezer with turkey and ham around Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter. Holiday sales will push these meats down to their lowest advertised price of the year. For an even sweeter deal, wait until the week after these holidays. Any remaining inventory is sure to get marked down quickly.
Tip: Save any ham or turkey coupons that you come across, and use them after the holidays. When paired with a reduced price sticker, you'll get a killer deal.
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Meat coupons aren't super common, but you can find them if you know where to look.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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Pay with Overage
Shop at a store that lets you keep your coupon overage. Then, use it to buy meat.
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Did you know? Honeybaked Ham sells their ham bones for $5 a piece (the price may vary in your area). With a full two to three pounds of meat on each bone, that's a great deal.