How to Save on Meats at Your Supermarket

Save on meats

Adjusting the grocery budget is probably the most common way people try to save a little money.  For many people with families, the meat for the week is easily the biggest part of the grocery bill.  But that doesn’t mean you have to go vegan every night just to save money.  Try these tips to save on meats and stretch your grocery dollars a little further.

  • Know prices and look for the sales – Pay attention to the prices at the store and look at the grocery ads before you go shopping.  Every week there is at least one kind of meat that is featured as the main sale item.  Buy extra when there’s a great sale and freeze it for later.
  • Plan recipes that use cheaper cuts of meat – Instead of steaks, have pot roast. They’re both beef but the pot roast will cost less per pound.
  • Buy reduced meat – Stores often mark down meat that is close to the sell by date. If you are cooking it or freezing it right away, you can take advantage of the reduced price.
  • Substitute different meat in your favorite recipes – Depending on the recipe, you may be able to substitute boneless, skinless chicken thighs for chicken breast or ground turkey or pork for ground beef.  They are cheaper alternatives that usually work just as well.
  • Use coupons – Coupons for meat aren’t very common, but they do exist so take advantage when you see them.  Store loyalty programs are a good place to look.
  • Use less meat – You may have some recipes that would be just fine with less meat and more of something else and that can be a good way to save on meats.  Chili could be made with less meat and more vegetables or a grain to substitute for some of the meat.  Using meat as a topping for a homemade pizza or in a soup requires less meat per serving than other types of main dishes.

Finding a few ways to save on meats can really make a difference in your grocery budget. For even more tips, see our top 3 delicious, easy and cheap crockpot meals you’ll love.



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