I filled my freezer with meat yesterday; a deed that made my husband exceedingly happy. Since the meat was purchased from a wholesaler and at a great savings, my pocketbook and I are also exceedingly happy.
Here's the score:
120 lbs of boneless/skinless chicken breasts @ $1.29 / lb. I ordinarily pay $1.99 / lb, so this was a savings of $84.00 over our everyday prices.
27 lbs of Foster Farms oven browned turkey breast, produced and wrapped for our local warehouse club. The price on their tag was $3.99 / lb. I paid $1.69 / lb. Since I don't ordinarily buy deli meat with a $4 price tag, it seems right to calculate savings from what I would normally pay, which is $1.99 / lb. Savings: $8.10.
10 lbs of all beef, pre-cooked meatballs, also at $1.69 /lb. Warehouse price is $2.16 /lb. Savings: $4.70.
10 lbs all beef, skinless franks at $1.69 / lb. Warehouse price is $2.25 / lb. Savings: $5.60.
30 lbs of steak fries @ $.63 / lb. Safeway price is $1.76 / lb. Savings: $33.90.
Total savings: $136.30
All of these items were "specials", which change every 3 - 4 weeks at this wholesaler. All together, I find that this is a trip I will happily repeat.