Is it really possible to save money on meat? It is if you use this simple trick!
When you look at your grocery budget, one of the more expensive items is usually your meat and poultry. Every time you turn around, it seems the price goes up and up. While it is possible to make meals without meat, it is a food our family likes to eat. That can really wreak havoc on our budget.
Well, it used to.
A few years ago, we found a way to get some of the best deals on the meat and poultry we need for our family. We started buying our meat in bulk from Zaycon Fresh. It is not your typical way to buy meat, but it is a simple way to get some great pricing on chicken, pork and beef. It really helps our family of five save money on meat.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
While Zaycon is an on-line retailer, you don’t really get your meat online. Instead, you place an order for the items you need. Then, you drive to a pick up location. The truck is there and you line up and drive through to get your items. When you reach the check in point, you give them your name and they find your items on the truck and put it directly into your vehicle for you.
By cutting out the middle man – the store – you are able to get better discounts on the items you need. The only thing is you have to drive and pick it up. But really, at these low prices, it is well worth it.
WHAT PRODUCTS DO THEY SELL?
You can find all sorts of items from chicken breasts, to ground turkey and even bacon! They offer various products at amazing discounts. In fact, I’ve seen chicken thighs priced at $1.49/lb!
The thing to note is that you will be buying in bulk at these prices. I just bring the meat home and break it out into different portion sizes that our family will use. For instance, we place 4 chicken breasts in a bag as that is the number we will make for our meals. I can defrost one bag and have the correct amount of meat for our meal.
NEW CUSTOMER BONUS!!
What kind of money saving site would this be if I couldn’t offer you a bonus?! If you are new to using Zaycon you can use the code BL20 and save 20% off of your very first purchase!
When you add this discount to the already low prices, you can get some insane deals on your meat and poultry.
There is hot deal happening on chicken breasts! Now through March 6th, use the code DEAL167 to save 12% off of your order of fresh boneless chicken breasts! That will make them just $1.67/lb! That is a definite stock up price!!
Keep in mind that you can only use one offer per account at any one time. That means you can’t stack your offers (i.e. you can’ stack the new customer code with one of these – it is one or the other).
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Since they are bringing the products to you, that means they can only have a certain amount of each product on their truck. For that reason, when you get ready to shop, I recommend that you click on the Shop by Location link at the top of the page, rather than Shop by Product.
When you do, the locations close to your zip code will show for you. You can click on each one to see what is available for purchase from each of the trucks which will be in your area soon. As they sell out, you will not be able to buy. However, you can just select a different location and go there instead. So don’t give up if what you need is sold out!
Here is a shot of one of the trucks near me. You can see that I can buy 40 lbs of chicken breasts and pay $1.69 a pound. That is much less than I pay at my store (where it usually runs well over $2.00/lb).
Now, I just have to show up at this location between 5:30 and 6:30 pm on February 27th and pick up my chicken! That’s it!
Before you place your order, I just want make sure you really understand how this works:
- These are limited time offers. Each type of meat is only offered a couple of times a year. That is why it is good to make sure you purchase enough to get you through up to 6 months at a time.
- You order in advance. Many times, you will order up to 4 months in advance of the delivery. The sooner you place each order, the better (as they only offer a limited quantity for each delivery session).
- Everything is sold in bulk. You can either split it into smaller servings and freeze it. Or, if this is too much meat, share an order with a friend.
- You must pick up your order. There is no store or warehouse you can visit to pick up your meat. You will need to make sure you are at the location at the specified time. Just line up and when you get to the head of the row, give them your name and they will load it into your vehicle for you.
This is the way we order several meats now. It has definitely helped us save money on groceries. And, as the added bonus, the meat is in our freezer when I get ready to plan our meals – no worry that I forgot to pick something up and get forced to pay higher store prices!
Head over to Zaycon and create your account. Once you do, you will be able to check out the products, prices and locations near you!
Oh – and in case you want to learn more, this was featured on Good Morning America a couple of years ago. You can see how the process really works here.