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Pick 5 MIX OR MATCH $ 19.99 beef 🐮,pork🐷 and chicken 🐔 seafoods 🐟 sausage in Fuquay Meat Market 919 346 1267 113 west vance street..

Kim Hates Football

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

How do Pick 5 Meat deals really add up?

You’ve seen the ads. Pick any 5 packages of meat for $19.99! Most discount grocery stores and many local small grocers have some sort of pick 5 deal. When I was a new wife and mom, I LOVED these sorts of “deals.” 20 dollars for 5 different packages of meat! Sign me up. I’d get chicken, ground beef, pork chops, bacon, and usually a seafood item for 4 dollars each! This has to be a bargain right!?

One day I started comparing prices to “regular” packaged family packs of meat. The price per pound was significantly lower. Wait a minute.

The total price for the “Pick 5” deals are the gimmick. Twenty dollars doesn’t SEEM like very much money. To many families, these deals appear to be a way for them to stretch their dollar a little further. I noticed that Kroger has recently gotten in on the “Pick 5” game.

To test my theory, I went to a discount grocer and wrote down the weight of 5 packages of the “Pick 5” items. I searched through many packages to find the highest weight to get the most bang for my “Pick 5” buck. I also asked the butcher if he had any other packages in the back. I’m not above asking anything. I’m trying to save my family money. I’ll just add that you can also buy french fries and other convenience foods but I REFUSE to buy pre cut fries or most convenience foods. The mark up is astronomical and the amount of sodium in them is enough to make me scream. (Sorry, I get sidetracked easily.) Here’s the math:

  • 1 Package of Chicken Legs 2.24 lbs (Price marked on the package was $1.85/lb or $4.15)
  • 1 Package of Ground Beef 1.42 lbs (Price marked on the package was $2.99/lb or $4.24)
  • 1 Package of Breakfast Pork Chops 1.06 lbs (Price marked on the package was $3.97/lb or $4.21)
  • 1 Package of Boneless Skinless Chicken Strips 1.04 lbs (Price marked on the page was $3.99/lb or $4.14)
  • 1 Package of Pork Steaks 1.84 (Price marked on the package was $2.46/lb or $4.54)

2.00 LBS GROUND TURKEY OR GROUND BEEF @$1.99 lb = $3.98
3.5 LBS CHICKEN LEGS @$1.27 LB = $4.44
3 LBS PORK [email protected] LB =$5.97

$19.99 for 11.5 LBS of meat. This averages about $1.74 per pound for the same meat! (More than likely not the same. Higher quality outside of the Pick 5 deals.) You are able to take the same $19.99 and purchase 50% MORE meat.

It’s crazy! Now, I’m not saying that ALL grocery stores mislead. I just think as a consumer, especially one who is on a budget, that we owe it to ourselves to do the math. It doesn’t hurt. It adds a few extra minutes to your shopping trip.

I guess you may be wondering what this has to do with my Food Stamp Challenge. Wellll, I found a meat cutter’s forum that spoke about the “Pick 5” deals. They specifically mentioned food stamp customers were their target markets. One meat cutter even mentions customers just grabbing 5 packages of meat without looking at them. I can’t make this stuff up, folks. For the record, the cutters were not speaking negatively of customers that use food stamps. The forum was just a place for butchers to discuss ways to cut costs and increase profit margins. They use sales trends to make decisions about what to offer and when. Cold, hard numbers.

I don’t have an opinion one way or the other on if it’s ethical. It doesn’t bother me much because I can just walk past the “deals” and purchase the items that I know will save us the most money. I just find it odd that the group of people that would be considered by many to be in the most need of saving and stretching dollars are the very group of people that grocers expect to spend indiscriminately.

I’ll post later in the week on our progress. I hate football, ya’ll. 😉

Kim Hates Football Wednesday, August 21, 2013 How do Pick 5 Meat deals really add up? You’ve seen the ads. Pick any 5 packages of meat for $19.99! Most discount grocery stores and many