I buy meat for my family at a meat market. They meat is either cheaper or comparable in price to the grocery store’s sale price and the meat’s quality is fantastic. At the meat shop I choose to shop they offer a daily deal which make for an even better deal. They have a calendar at checkout that you can take with you listing each day’s deal. As an example they sell 5 lbs. of ground beef at a regular price of $8.99 ($1.80/lb.). The deals over the past few months have been B1G1 (10 lbs. for $8.99) or 5 lbs. for $6.99. In my opinion how can you beat a deal like that? Just imagine a deal like this on a variety of meat (and select seafood and vegetable) items.
If you haven’t checked out your local meat market I would highly recommend it. We had an article in the Florida Time's Union last week about local meat shops in
Northeast Florida that is worth the read.