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Old 11-03-2008, 11:57 AM   #1
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Meat prices

I got to thinking of starting a thread about meat prices.
We don't have a general meat catagory, so I'm posting under beef.
If it needs to be moved, I'm sure it will be.
We have a thread about gas prices. And recently Pacanis was mentioning some good deals he got,
with others mentioning their local prices of the day.
I now have the 2 flyers for this week's prices on some meat, so I'll post them.
And some other things I know I'm paying higher than most on.
Each week will be different meat, and some other select items, different prices.
I'm jealous of what some of you are paying.
Here's Pacanis' and others comments:


10-28-2008, 01:02 PM #1pacanis

Where's the beef?

In my freezer

You remember those ribeyes I picked up last week for 4.99/lb? I saw the store still advertising NY strips for 2.88/lb, so I stopped in to see if they still had the ribeyes. They did. They also had porterhouse loins for 3.99/lb, already frozen. So the foodsaver and I just had a little session again. I think I'm still going to go back for another ribeye loin. Last week I called the butcher I had boughten a quarter from last year and a front quarter was 2.35/lb and a rear 2.65 or 2.85 (it's written down somewhere), but at these beef prices...... I think I'll just stock up on steaks
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10-29-2008, 05:19 PM #22GrantsKat
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Ok....I just got my sales flyers form Winn Dixie & Food Lion........ribeyes (choice) are on SALE for $6.99 lb, "savings of $4.50 lb"strip steak (value pack) $8.99 lb "save $4.00 lb"
Its no wonder I dont buy much steak! I wonder if it would be cheaper to drive to PA & pick up some ribeyes & drive back to Florida
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10-31-2008, 08:56 AM #25buckytom
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i just looked at a local market's specials this week. angus porterhouses for $4.99/lb, choice for $3.99/lb.
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10-31-2008, 03:37 PM #34GrillingFool
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My local Krogers has whole Beef Sirloin tips $1.99 a pound.
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That's the end of those prices. Now here's mine.
PUBLIX
Top Sirloin $4.99lb save $2.00 a lb.
Top Round London Broil $3.99lb save $ .90 a lb.
Chuck Pot Roast $3.99lb save $1.00 a lb.
Boneless Pork Loin Chops $4.99lb save $ .40 a lb.
Boneless,skinless chicken breasts $3.99lb save $1.40 a lb.
1 gal. whole milk $3.59
potatoes, depending on type $4.99-$6.99 for 5lbs.

WINN-DIXIE
Ribeye steak bone in $6.99lb save $4.50 a lb
Ribeye steak no bone $7.99lb save $5.00 a lb
NY strip steak $8.99lb save $4.00 a lb.
Eyeround roast $3.49lb save $1.30 a lb.
Boneless pork loin chops $5.39lb-buy 1, get 1 free
Boneless,skinless chicken breasts $4.49 a lb- buy one, get 1 free
1 lb butter 2/$6 save $ .39
5lb yellow, red, idaho potatoes $4.99- buy 1, get 1 free.

Anyone else think these prices are crazy?

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Old 11-03-2008, 12:06 PM   #2
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I bought T-bones this past weekend for 3.99 lb. And skirt steak 1.99 lb.
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:07 PM   #3
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I bought T-bones this past weekend for 3.99 lb. And skirt steak 1.99 lb.
Those are amazing prices!!!
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:08 PM   #4
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Those are amazing prices!!!
YEP.. that is why they don't have any skirt steak left!!!! Seriously.. I cleaned them out! Left a few T-bones tho!
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:12 PM   #5
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Skirt steak is one of my favorites. I would have cleaned them out too!!!
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:32 PM   #6
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To make sure we are comparing apples to apples --- Please state if the beef is Choice or Select Grade ---Pkg size is sometimes helpful --- Family packs etc can run... less expensive than 2 packs etc. Also if the beef is a "Branded" product ---Like Certified Angus Beef (CAB) etc.
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:46 PM   #7
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No, Uncle Bob, no family packs on any of them.
They (family packs) are cheaper anyway, so that would be worse!
And no Angus either.
Let's see if the ad says what kind otherwise...

OK,
Publix TopSirloin, London Broil, Chuck all say "Premium". That's all they carry on the beef.

Winn-Dixie on:
Ribeye w/ bone and w/o bone and NY Strip, and Eyeround, all say choice. (that's lower grade that Publix! Wowwie!)

PUBLIX
Top Sirloin $4.99lb save $2.00 a lb.
Top Round London Broil $3.99lb save $ .90 a lb.
Chuck Pot Roast $3.99lb save $1.00 a lb.
Boneless Pork Loin Chops $4.99lb save $ .40 a lb.
Boneless,skinless chicken breasts $3.99lb save $1.40 a lb.

WINN-DIXIE
Ribeye steak bone in $6.99lb save $4.50 a lb
Ribeye steak no bone $7.99lb save $5.00 a lb
NY strip steak $8.99lb save $4.00 a lb.
Eyeround roast $3.49lb save $1.30 a lb.
Boneless pork loin chops $5.39lb-buy 1, get 1 free
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:55 PM   #8
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Quicksilver, the Publix prices for chicken and pork are higher than here in MA. Our boneless pork chops are less than $3.00 and the chicken breasts are regularly $2.99 a pound with sale prices of $1.99 a pound.

"Premium" is not a recognized quality grade for beef. It's a marketing term. Choice is the highest grade you would expect to see in a supermarket. Prime is the top grade and hard for the average consumer to find. Beef grades are prime, choice and select.
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Thanks for the info Quicksilver...I wasn't meaning you in particular ---just for everyone else moving forward in the thread...

Oh--- "Premium" is not a recognied USDA grade of beef...Most grocery chains offer either "Choice" or the next lower grade of "Select".

Publixs is however getting a "Premium" price for some of their beef!!
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So what are the main differences between prime, choice and select?
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