Super Saving Saturday, Discounted Beef

This week, I was really quite lazy about getting any grocery shopping done. I just didn’t feel like going out to shop. Any of you feel that way too?

I made one trip to Safeway this week. I’m glad I took a detour to check out the meat markdowns. I found some grass-fed lean ground beef for $3.50 a pound. That was half the normal price. Their regular ground beef was $3.99 per pound so the mark down packages were really a good buy. I only wished they had more than three packages left.

Safeway Shopping Deals


I purchased the package of chicken strips for my son. He had really been wanting chicken nuggets. So I made us chicken strips sandwiches for lunch that day. It ended up being less expensive than going out. But I still have trouble spending that much money for such a small amount of not so good for you food. But it was a treat.

Safeway Purchases

3 package of Grass Fed Beef $3.50 each
Sirloin Steaks $3.99/lb
2 Pinto Beans B1G1 Free with coupon
4 Skippy Peanut Butter $1.99 with in ad coupon (we were almost out so I stocked up)
4 Nature Valley Granola Bars $1.49 wyb 4, used 4 $.50/1 coupons and doubler, Paid $.50 a box
4 boxes Cheerios $1.49 wyb 4, used $1.10/2 coupons, Paid $.94 each
Silk Soy Milk $3.69, used $1/1 coupon, Paid $2.69
Chicken Strips $3.99

Used $10 off $50 purchased

Total Spent $45.00

That brings my spending to $45 for this week. I’m hoping to find some good meat deals since we are running low on beef in the freezer.

With the rising prices of beef in our area, I’m seriously considering buying 1/4 of a cow for our beef from the local meat market. It’s almost a dollar a pound less than the current prices in our area. My mom used to buy half a cow and half a pig each year for our meat but I haven’t ever given it a try. Anyone have advice on doing this?

What was your best deal this week?

8 thoughts on “Super Saving Saturday, Discounted Beef”

  1. That was a great deal on grass-fed beef. I know what you mean about not wanting to shop somedays. I feel like this almost all the time. 🙂 My husband does most of the grocery shopping, but I do make weekly meal plans and write out the grocery list.

    1. I was so happy to see such a good deal. I have only found the grass fed beef on markdown one other time. You are so fortunate your husband likes to grocery shop. I think my husband has grocery shopped about 8 times in the last 24 years we have been married. 🙂

    1. Christie, I found it in the Food Day. I think it is expired now. I went shopping at Safeway on Monday, so I’m sure it was only good through last Tuesday. I didn’t see one for this week. 🙁

  2. We like the occasional “not good for you” food too. I try to make it the rule that I won’t buy it unless it’s marked down and I can pair a coupon with it. That happens rarely enough that we don’t overdo it…..but often enough to make it a fun special treat. Sometimes, I’ll let my kiddo go through the coupons and clip the things he’d like to have so I know what to keep an eye out for.

    1. Cheryl, That is such a great idea to let the kids pick out the clip the coupons for the items they would like to have. I will have to start doing that with my kids. 🙂

  3. I really want to try splitting a cow with someone too (that sounds weird). We even got a used freezer for the garage in preparation for said cow then the darn thing broke!

    That is an awesome deal on the beef! I also can’t blame your son for wanting nuggets 🙂

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