My first experience with the yellow stickers was several years ago when in the meat department, I came across a case of Perdue whole chickens marked down to $2.00. These were 5-6 lb chickens that are normally around $6.00.
Confused, I asked the meat manager why they were so cheap and he explained to me that they were close to their expiration date. Their was nothing wrong with them as long as you either used them immediately or put them in the freezer.
WOW, so I plucked 5 birds out of the case and put them into my cart.
The deal can be made sweeter if you happen to have coupons on the product. I had a 50 cent coupon on Nature’s Promise products that I used on the natural chicken below.
Ask your meat manager when they mark down their products. My store does it in the early mornings. I am not able to get to the store too early in the mornings, so I suspect I miss out on many good deals.
Next time you are in the meat department in the grocery store, keep an eye open for the clearance stickers and hopefully you will find some good bargains too.
Do you buy marked down meat? Or does the thought turn you off? Please let us know in the comment section.
This post is linked to:
- Thrifty Tip Tuesday at I Am A Money Magnet
- Tightwad Tuesday at Canada Girl
- Thrifty Thursday at Coupon Teacher
- Frugal Friday at Life As Mom