The Grocery Store Meat Guy is Your Friend! {Save $}

I want to share a quick tip that I have for saving money on meat at the grocery store. Aside from buying beef in bulk each year and freezing it, I often use this tip to make sure I have inexpensive meat on hand.

Every now and then, my grocery store will have whole Boneless Pork Loins on sale for half-price.  You know, those HUGE ones that you have to lift with two hands? And you say, “That’s a good price, but how in the world would I cook THAT monstrosity?”

Actually, it would be great slow cooked on the grill with a Coffee Cayenne Rub.  Mmmmmmmmmmm…

Loin moved indirectPhoto:  Some rights reserved by Another Pint Please…

I’ve done that, but most of the time, it’s just too big for our family’s needs.  So, here’s where the butcher or meat department comes in.  And here’s how to have lots of awesome boneless pork chops to split up and freeze!

  1. Heave the whole pork loin over to the meat window.
  2. Ask the guy to cut it in 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch chops for you.
  3. Take the newly packaged meat from the guy and add it to your cart!
  4. Voila! Pork Chops galore! For half price! I usually wait till they’re $1.99/lb

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What do you think of this idea? Do you utilize the meat department at the grocery store?

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Comments

  1. I totally do this. My dh likes the 1 inch prok chops that cost like $5/Ib and this is how he gets them a few times a year. I can usually get 12 of them plus a roast.

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  2. I have never tried this. I would be worried that they would look at me like I had two heads. Maybe I will ask the next time I shop. It is a great idea.

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    Sarah
    Twitter: reallifesarah
    Reply:

    I promise, he won’t look at you funny, Theresa! Just bat your eyelashed or something!

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  3. You know…I’ve never done that, but I have no idea why not! Great tip!

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  4. MommaDJane
    Twitter: MommaDJane
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    I tend to forget the meat man will chop up meat for you if you ask. I’m not sure why I only buy meat that’s already packaged in the right amounts instead of asking for him to help. Great tip.

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  5. Is our local grocery store the only one that charges extra for cutting it for you? They charge $1 per pound extra for that service. I think we’re getting ripped!

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    Sarah
    Twitter: reallifesarah
    Reply:

    Oh, no, Dot, I have never heard of that!! You need to check out some other grocery stores! That is kind of ridiculous, in my opinion, since they will actually make money by you buying meat when you normally wouldn’t! I’m dying to know what store it is!

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    Dot Reply:

    We have very few options in our area. The store I’m talking about is County Market. They are owned by the same company that owns Cub Foods. Our only other option locally is Walmart. The next closest grocer is 35 miles away.

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