Don’t buy the cut you want when it’s full price. Watch for sales and stock up.
Despite my daughters’ love of meatless meals, my sons are not cut from the same cloth. Maybe it’s a chick thing? But, they want meat. Lots of meat.
Unfortunately, with the price of meat what it is, meat is not a big plate item at our dinner table. In order to stretch my dollar on chicken, turkey, pork, and beef, I lean on grocery store sales and my deep freeze. I watch for great prices and then stock up on the items that I know we’ll use over the course of six weeks.
That’s about how often the sales cycles repeat. If whole chickens are on sale for 88 cents/pound, but the limit (usually 2 or 4 in my neighborhood) and then use those up over the next month and a half. About that time, they’ll go on sale again.
Track the sales so that you can keep a target price in mind and know when to snatch up the good deal.
If you do this will all your favorite cuts, you’ll always have the one you want on hand when you want it.