Mr. Smockity was chatting with a manager at our local United Supermarket about some great deals he had recently found in the meat department. The manager revealed that every morning at 7:00, the meat department reduces prices on meat that is set to expire in the next two days. These items are then placed in the same area labeled “Big Savings” each day.
My husband, ever the frugal shopper, has been delighted to find cuts of Rib Eye or New York Strip steak for prices less than the cost of a Sirloin. He has also picked up a good Sirloin for less than the cost of stew meat on that particular day.
(**Have I mentioned that my husband loves to go grocery shopping? How many people do you know that chat up the meat manager? Gotta love him!)
There you have my Frugal Friday tip: Check with the manager of the meat department of your favorite grocery store to see how they handle the soon-to-expire meat. You might just find yourself a source for half price steaks.
**Note approved by hubby: Anyone out there wishing your husband would do the grocery shopping should know…he doesn’t do yard work.