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  •  Pork has been inexpensive compared to beef (2+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM, bigjacbigjacbigjac

    and chicken this summer.  When they have chuck or round roasts on sale BOGO, ask them to grind them up for hamburger.  They will ask you if you want them ground twice and the answer is yes.  They don't charge me extra for that.  There is less fat that way and you use less when cooking.  Just about when I run out of ground meat they have another sale and I have 2 more roasts ground.  I also can do my own with the grinder I have but it is messy with a lot of clean up.  So I try to get them to do it for me. I also use their fuel perks.  I try to make one tank of gas last a month.  That is an additional savings but the perks are not as generous as they were.

    I don't go to Save a Lot very often because it is out of the way to get to.  Big Lots is on the same block I live so I can see when a truck comes in.  I print their coupon out every week because they have a card system too.  Last month they had 20 % off day on your whole purchase and I stocked up on canned goods and other pantry things.  They do this every 3 months.  For example I got Green Giant canned corn for .45 a can so I bought 10 cans to hoard.  I bought Del Monte canned veg. too that day.  Big Lots don't accept EBT other wise they would always sell out right away.  So in January I will keep money from my weekly shopping for the sale. I store the extra cans and boxes under my bed and replenish my pantry as needed.  

    This kind of a shopping system sees me through bad months when I have an emergency to pay for. It took a while for me to work my way into this kind of bulk buying. I know you have health restraints have a big impact on how you can shop.  But you may be able to try getting beef ground for you.  A friend gave me a turkey this month from her freezer but I still plan to get 2 like you.  You can have them cut one in half frozen to store in freezer.  

    •  I usually don't have the grind them. (2+ / 0-)
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      trkingmomoe, bigjacbigjacbigjac

      Instead I replace hamburger with diced beef wherever possible. When I really need hamburger for something I go to sav-a-lot and buy rolls of turkey burger for about $1.25 for 12 oz.

      I'll probably store one turkey in my freezer for thanksgiving and cook the other and divide it into meal sized portions for recipes. Makes things easier in the long run, not having to worry about cooking it later, and cutting it up cooked is a heck of a lot easier than cutting it up raw.

      "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

      by FloridaSNMOM on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 03:30:05 PM PST

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