Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thrifty Thursday - Cheap Chicken & other deals

Today I am going to share with you some of my tips for spending less money.

First, let me tell you about the all the meat I bought on Monday when I went grocery shopping.  I went to costco first and bought a $12 roast and a $13 tray of pork tenderloins.  When I got home I cut 3 good sized steaks off the end of the roast and put them in marinade then froze them.  The roast is still big enough that I will get a pot roast out of it on Sunday night, and beef dip out of it for leftovers.  3 meals for 4 people out of a $12 roast?  Sounds like a deal to me!  I always buy my meat at costco. It is cheaper, and they hang their meat longer, so it is more tender and tastes better.  The $13 pork tenderloins got cut into 5 meals worth of meat.  12 pork chops, 5 good sized chunks for stuffing, and 2 baggies full of sliced pork for stir fry.  I made one last night... there was tons of meat left over.  Then I was at superstore and they had 4 kg boxes of Chicken on for $32.  Boneless, skinless, frozen chicken breasts.  Yes, that works out to be $8/kg.  Yes, you probably pay $18 per kg at you local Safeway for boneless skinless chicken breast.  Seriously, check out the per kg price you pay next time you are there.

Second, let me tell you about the deal I got last week on Winter boots for my kids.  I bought them a size too big so they will wear them next year.  I paid $9 a pair for Sorel boots regularily priced at $50.  Isn't that ridiculous?

Where do you go for deals?

1 comment:

Emma said...

$9 for Sorel boots?! Score!