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Since the beginning of last year, I’ve been working through all our outgoings and trying to make savings where I can but I kept coming back to our grocery bill. Every month I thought I was keeping a tab on what we were spending on supermarket food and drink but what I actually found was that all the little trips to the local shops were adding up to more than the supermarket shops I was doing!
I love watching videos of “extreme couponers” getting to the checkout and the total going down item by item and finally they find that the shop owes them money at the end but all the people who do this admit that it can take weeks of planning and preparation to pull off a big free shop and it’s rare that I have time to do all that faffing these days – ThriftyBaby just doesn’t understand…he’ll learn though!
However, now I’m on maternity pay I’ve managed to cut our grocery costs in half already but I’m looking to reduce them even further so I’m going to commit to a post a day for the next week about how to do just that.
So as today is Day One, I want to share with you how to save money on meat and get free chicken!
(Not so) ThriftyDad (but he’s learning too!) can’t eat chicken or any other kind of poultry meat, which limits our menus at home a bit so when we go out for meals I normally “treat” myself to a chicken dish but at home we tend to stick to steak. A bit extravagant you might think and you’d be right, apart from where we now buy our meat.
Musclefood is an online shop which specialises is selling high quality, low fat meat and meat products and target gym bunnies – however their low overheads mean that their prices are really low too and getting a decent meat delivery from them is a really cost effective way of shopping for your main meals. They even do healthy ready meals and there’s no need to worry that low prices mean poor treatment to animals as Musclefood are Freedom Food RSPCA Monitored with British Quality Mark.
As you can see from the picture, all the steaks are vacuum packed too which has saved loads of space in our freezer and reduces our waste- double bonus!
Musclefood currently have a New Customer offer worth £144.60 which they’re selling for £75 plus free delivery and this is a lean meats selection so great if you’re still being good from the New Year or feeling you need to be good after the Easter weekend.
The New Customer Selection includes:
- 2 x 2.5kg Premium Chicken Breast Fillets
- 2 x 6-7oz Irish Grass Fed Rump Steaks
- 4 x 6-7oz British Beef Hache Steaks
- 2 x 400g British Extra Lean Steak Mince
- 1 x 1.2kg Whole Corn-Fed Chicken
- 2 x 400g Premium Diced Turkey Breast
- 2 x 454g Lean Chicken Breast Sausages
- 2 x 4oz Lite Beef Burgers
…& Fresh Vegetables:
- 1 x 500g Fresh Skinny Sweet Potato Fries
- 1 x 500g Fresh Slow Cooker Mix
- 1 x 500g Shredded Red Cabbage
…& These FREE!!
- 1 x 454g Meaty Pork Sausages
- 1 x 340g Giant British Lean Meatballs
- 1 x 350g Low Fat Bacon Medallions
- Your Choice of Delivery Date
- Expertly Cut on Day of Despatch
…& These for NEW Customers ONLY:
- 1 x £5 Muscle Food Vouchers
- 1 x 500g Fresh Salmon Fillet Voucher
Plus, as promised, if you use Musclefood discount code HG265807 you will receive an extra 4 x 125g Chicken Breast Fillets for FREE!!!