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Lessons learned on meat prices

So the wife and I went to Cash and Carry for some stuff for a birthday we are throwing (non-egged food) I go to check out their prices on meat and they are ridiculously cheap (like a dollar cheap than last time I check) pork shoulders were 1.46/lb brisket was 2.52/lb.

Lesson learned, prices get jacked up for summer!

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  • twlangantwlangan Posts: 294
    I bought pork butts by the case at Sam's last Spring for $1.15/lb. Five twin packs - large butts too.

    I bought another case this past November at the same club for $1.26. 77.5 lbs for $98.

    Local locker plant was $2.29/lb that same day.


  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,411
    Yeah, I went for brisket today and refused to pay 7.99 per pound for a flat and 5.49 per pound for a whole. If it wasn't 2* outside I might of gotten the packer, but decided that a 68 dollar piece of meat wasn't in my bag of tricks today. 
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • flemsterflemster Posts: 262
    Got introduced to  Gordon Food Services (GFS) and stopped by today.  Paid 2.49/Lb for choice packer brisket.... it is currently on the egg at 180 for a planned 25 hour cook for tomorrow's BCS game.... Hope the quality of meat is ok...
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,158
    hams and ribeye is always cheaper right after the holidays, corned beef for pastrami you want to stock up right after st pats day, maine lobster is way cheaper here 2 weeks after the 4th of july with lots of big hard shells
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 6,349
    Prices stay relativley the same in the summer with a little increase in price, but not much. 
    Thanks,

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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 6,349
    I go to this place often.  They always have great prices and you can buy bulk and save more. 
    Thanks,

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  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,034
    flemster said:
    Got introduced to  Gordon Food Services (GFS) and stopped by today.  Paid 2.49/Lb for choice packer brisket.... it is currently on the egg at 180 for a planned 25 hour cook for tomorrow's BCS game.... Hope the quality of meat is ok...
    Which one do you go to?  Do they all have full packers?

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,824
    I go to this place often.  They always have great prices and you can buy bulk and save more. 
    I'm going to check this out, thanks. 
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • pineypiney Posts: 912
    Thanks Matt, the next time I'm in T-ville I will stop there. I need to go see Doug at Custom Embroidery soon. Sounds like a good excuse!
    Lenoir, N.C.
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 6,349
    @piney and @Hi54putty - Check this place out too!  They will even take your bags to your car for you if you want!  The old fashioned way! 


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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 6,349
    They place their add on Facebook every week.  Very helpful to keep up with what is on sale. 
    Thanks,

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  • I never thought about GFS for meat. I am interested to hear how it was.
    LBGE 2013, SBGE 2014, Mini 2015
    Columbus IN
  • pabpab Posts: 107
    I have purchased spare ribs, pork butts and choice grade packers at my local GFS. I have always been pleased with the quality. I usually shop there in conjunction with a $5 off coupon with a $50 purchse :)
    Nerk Ahia LBGE
  • Good to know. That will make a good alternative to Sam's Club.
    LBGE 2013, SBGE 2014, Mini 2015
    Columbus IN
  • twlangan said:
    I bought pork butts by the case at Sam's last Spring for $1.15/lb. Five twin packs - large butts too.

    I bought another case this past November at the same club for $1.26. 77.5 lbs for $98.

    Local locker plant was $2.29/lb that same day.


    I might have to check with my local Sam's on a case of butts.. $1.15 / lb?  Those dual packs usually run around 16 lbs total.. And I think the every day single dual pack price is around $1.50 a lb.. That's a pretty nice savings overall.
    LBGE
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  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,488
    If you're lucky enough to have a restaurant depot nearby, see if you can link up with someone in the food business who can take you in. Prices and quantity/quality are great.
    Barry Lancaster, PA
  • dldawes1dldawes1 Posts: 1,737

    I will also go to the GFS near me and check it out. I've never shopped there....but before I become an eggdict I let the wife do the shopping !!!!

    Thanks for the posts,

    Donnie

    Donnie Dawes - RNNL8 BBQ - Carrollton, KY  

    TWIN XLBGEs, 1-Beautiful wife, 1 XS Yorkie

    I'm keeping serious from now on...no more joking around from me...Meatheads !! 


  • minniemohminniemoh Posts: 1,654
    Just picked up a ~20 lb frozen turkey from Target last week for 29 cents per pound. Should make a good spatchcock for around $6! Just means more money for beer.
    L x2, M, S, Mini and a Blackstone 36. She says I have enough now....
    eggAddict from MN!
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