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Is it cheaper to buy at the butcher or is it just better meat?

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augsmom

Asked by augsmom at 12:00 PM on Aug. 27, 2013 in Money & Work

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  • Depends on where you live.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:01 PM on Aug. 27, 2013

  • also depends what you're buying, and when

    Your best bet is to check their weekly prices against the store inserts online. Ours advertises a few times a year with huge sales on bulk, like 20lbs ground beef, but it works out to about 1.50/lb
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:04 PM on Aug. 27, 2013

  • Price things around and see. A lot of meat markets run specials on big packages, you can start there.

    For example next month I'm buying 25 lbs of various cuts of beef for 79.99. In our area, that's a great price.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 12:04 PM on Aug. 27, 2013

  • definitely freasher
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 12:08 PM on Aug. 27, 2013

  • fresher
    i can spell
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 12:08 PM on Aug. 27, 2013

  • A lot of meat markets run specials on big packages
    Mine does.



    #2 Locker Special

    20 lbs. Ground Beef
    20 lbs. Boneless Beef Roast
    10 lbs. Chicken
    10 lbs. BBQ Steak

    60 lbs. for $179.99
    While I end up paying too much for chicken, I can't touch beef at $2.99 per pound.
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 12:10 PM on Aug. 27, 2013

  • For me the local butcher is MUCH cheaper & fresher......of course I am my local butcher and my beef & chickens are running around in our field. LOL

    But if I was in your shoes I'd shop around for prices. The one plus that the local butcher has over a big box store is that they normally don't add coloring to the meat to keep it looking fresher then it is. It usually moves much quicker.
    baconbits

    Answer by baconbits at 12:32 PM on Aug. 27, 2013

  • we buy butcher meats for holidays and special occasions. never random weeknight meals. its great quality and immense price

    we dont buy bulk meat because our wiring is questionable and I fear blowing a fuse on a chest freezer full of $$$$$$$
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 12:35 PM on Aug. 27, 2013

  • Cheaper for sure if you buy in bulk! Around here 2-3 families will go together and buy a whole cow and then split the cost and the meat. You'll of course need a chest freezer to do it.
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 1:37 PM on Aug. 27, 2013

  • Not cheaper, but better.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 1:48 PM on Aug. 27, 2013

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