Thursday, July 10, 2008

More Cheap Meat




I took this meat picture with my cellphone at the grocery store to show the difference in prices. All the hamburger patties that had a sell by date of 7/10/08 had a $2 off sticker on them. But some had a "special" price on them and some didn't. I checked and they all had the same "sell date" on them. That's why it's important to really look at stuff while shopping. I bought the packages of 8 patties that were on special for $5.31 and then took an addtional $2 off. For a total of $3.31 for 8 patties. I bought two packages of them - 16 patties for around $6.60 (there is no sales tax on food in Maryland). If someone wasn't paying attention, they could have easily grabbed the packages marked $10.61 and only gotten the $2 off.

If you can't see the prices in the picture above, just click on it and it will enlarge and open up into a new window.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Holy smokes! Your price per pound ($3.99) for hamburger is expensive in Maryland. Our 'regular' price here in Wisconsin is only $1.59 to $1.89 for the same grade (80% lean). You got a *steal* at $1.39/lb.

MAM said...

I had the same thing happen yesterday. Advertised price for some strip steaks was something like $5.75 for an 8oz piece of meat. I wasn't planning to buy. But in a separate frig case there were packages marked for the same price *per pound* with a special sticker on them. Use/freeze date well into the future, so not like it was old meat they were getting rid of. I bought 4 packages. Yeah me, and my lucky husband.

--Mary

Chris said...

well I think they do charge for hamburger when its already formed into patties for you. I never pay full price for bulk hamburger. Giant is considered an "expensive" store in the neighborhood when compared to Food Lion (our other grocery store)

Chris said...

oops, I meant to say I think they do charge MORE for hamburge when ....