Finding Ways to Save When Shopping for Meat


I am always looking for ways to save when grocery shopping and I’m shocked at the prices of meat. Since there aren’t many coupons available for meats, I do the next best thing.  The other day, I was going to get some ground beef and it was almost $8.00 per pound!  I quickly changed my mind and got a few steaks that were on sale for $5.99 per pound.  I can stretch steak, chicken and ground beef into a few different ways that will make many delicious meals on my meat shopping savings ways.

Yesterday I went to BiLo just to pick up a few prescriptions at the pharmacy.  I had no intentions of doing any shopping so Rich didn’t even get a cart.  After finishing up at the pharmacy, I decided to just “walk past” the meat counter.


Well, I did more than walk past, I picked up five packages of beef that was on sale and then had extra savings coupons to use at checkout. I HAD to do it, I took all the sale meat that was there!  There were two good sized packages of stew beef, two packages of steak with two steaks per package and another package of cubed steak.

The total of the five packages of meat would have cost $54.74 but after using my Bilo card and the tear off special coupons on each package, the total out of pocket was $19.16! I was very pleased with my meat shopping savings on the shopping trip I didn’t plan.


Yes, UNDER $20.00 for five packages of meat!  I divided the two packages of stew beef into individual serving meals for the two of us and I ended up with a total of 8 meals, not counting that I might have a few left overs on the steaks to stretch it to even 9 or 10 meals.   But even figuring on only 8 meals, that’s $2.50 worth of meat for each meal for hubby and I.  When I get stew beef, there are so many ways to prepare it instead of just stew. I love making stir fry, adding peppers and onions or frying it up with eggs and potatoes.


Last night I grilled up one package of the steaks and topped them with grilled onions. I added some onion rings and the meal cost lest than $1.50 per plate.  It was a delicious dinner and a super price.

I’m working on a new idea for tonight’s dinner, hope it turns out like I think it will!

What are your favorite ways to stretch meats for your meals?  Do you look for sales on meat? I would love to hear your ways to save!





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Martha Demeo

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8 Discussion to this post

  1. Sandy KS says:

    You did awesome with your savings!!
    Only thing I saved on today was paying $4.15 for a pair of Bongo jeans At Sears. As they were marked down 70% as the store is closing. It will be added to my daughter’s stuff for back to school clothes.

  2. Brenda Marie says:

    I would have done the same thing, that is great that you got all that meat.

  3. Martha says:

    I’d say you did great on getting jeans for $4.15 Sandy! I love looking for savings where ever I shop, food, clothes, household or shampoos. I’m always searching for the lowest price! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Martha says:

    I don’t like to be greedy, but for those prices, if I didn’t take it, someone else would. LOL I love searching for great savings Brenda!

  5. CJ says:

    “What are your favorite ways to stretch meats for your meals?” Good question. I always buy like 2 – 3 x more meat than I need, and cook it all at once. Once it’s cooked, I eat my serving and store the excess in a glass container with a tight lid and store it in the fridge. The next morning, I’ll have it with my eggs. Then maybe for dinner! I don’t mind eating it cold. I don’t think it saves money but it 100% saves effort, time (less dishes to wash) and mental energy (figuring out what I’m going to cook!

  6. The Savvy Age says:

    Great savings! Food is so expensive these days!

  7. Martha says:

    Thanks Savvy Age! I love finding ways to save on purchasing food and also ways to stretch the meat to make more meals. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Martha says:

    Well you are saving money by cooking more at once! You’re saving on electric (or gas) from the stove and water from not having to wash extra dishes! I love left overs and do the same thing, LOVE mixing steak and eggs together the next day! That can be a breakfast or dinner meal for pop and me. I haven’t been storing in a glass container, I’m assuming that’s better than plastic CJ? Saving effort, time and (mental) energy are great! Thanks for popping into my kitchen CJ!!! <3

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