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    Default What is a good price per pound for a chuck roast?

    Kroger has them on sale for $3.49 per pound. Is that good?

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    That sounds high to me, but I don't know where you live; I know that groceries in a lot of places are much higher than here in Louisiana. It seems to me that Kroger, at least here, has not been having very good sales on meat lately. But I can still usually get chuck (or arm) roast for 1.89 - 1.99 lb at Super 1, the cheap branch twin of an independent local/regional store here, Brookshires. It might be reasonable for your area.
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    Where I live, that would not be a good price at all. For us it would be at least dollar less on sale. A good sale on Boston butt here is 98 cents per pound and T-bone steaks are regularly on sale for $6.98.

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    To me that sounds high too, but it might depend on where you live.

    We have a rule now, we don't buy meat over $1.50 per pound. Period. And I've found that if I wait long enough...everything cycles and we get sales on everything under $1.50/pound every once in a while.

    DH caught T-bones on sale the other day for $1.39/pound! He was so excited, becuase that is one of the few things that we almost never find under our price limit!

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    I agree w/ the others. For chuck roast, anything more than $2/lb is too expensive IMO.

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    In our area, that would be high. But it's difficult to find meat for less than $2/pound... that's my limit for most cuts of meat right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momto2Boyz View Post
    To me that sounds high too, but it might depend on where you live.

    We have a rule now, we don't buy meat over $1.50 per pound. Period. And I've found that if I wait long enough...everything cycles and we get sales on everything under $1.50/pound every once in a while.

    DH caught T-bones on sale the other day for $1.39/pound! He was so excited, becuase that is one of the few things that we almost never find under our price limit!

    WOW!!! I hope you stocked up. THAT IS CHEAP!!!


    as for the chuck roast...Yes, that is high, which at this time of year surprises me. Roasts should be cheaper during the summer and steaks should be high priced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momto2Boyz View Post
    To me that sounds high too, but it might depend on where you live.

    We have a rule now, we don't buy meat over $1.50 per pound. Period. And I've found that if I wait long enough...everything cycles and we get sales on everything under $1.50/pound every once in a while.

    DH caught T-bones on sale the other day for $1.39/pound! He was so excited, becuase that is one of the few things that we almost never find under our price limit!
    If we had that rule, we would be vegetarians. We can't find any meat for less than $1.50/lb any longer. Not even ground meats. We might be able to get a pack of hot dogs every once in a while for that price, but I don't buy hot dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budgetmom View Post
    If we had that rule, we would be vegetarians. We can't find any meat for less than $1.50/lb any longer. Not even ground meats. We might be able to get a pack of hot dogs every once in a while for that price, but I don't buy hot dogs.
    Same here. Meat is so expensive, if I find something for $1.99 a lb. that is a big deal!

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    I usually wait till they are $1.99 or cheaper per pound. I buy the biggest one I can afford. Cut it in half. Keep one for a roast and cut the rest up for stew. I still have some in the freezer!!

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    My rule is $1.99 a pound or less. If it's more than that, I just wait. The cheapest I've gotten boneless skinless chicken breast is $1.69 a pound, so if I waited until it was under $1.50 we'd starve! Usually when I buy a roast it's in the 50% off section.

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    Chuck Roasts on Sale at Less Than $2.00 per pound are a good buy, if you like to grind your own hamburger. Best advise, if you do, is to stock up on sale chuck roast, freeze, and grind as needed. That is the least expensive, most nutritious way to feed a meat loving family. With chuck roasts you can roast, stew, and broil hamburgers. Sometime, if you select the best chuck roast cut, you can cut out tender steaks from the eye of the roast.

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    that's high to me. When I get regular priced chuck roast, I get a 3.5 lb'er and it usually runs me about $7
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    Not for my area that price isn't good..........I try to stay around $2 but for some have to go to $2.50 or go without.........and I see that $ going higher soon!!

    Our pork is cheap right now........beef is REALLY high...........damn those farmers that killed all their cows!! (they got what they wanted while the rest of us go w/o beef!)

    Did you compare it to other stores?..........reason I ask is that Kroger is 'basically' Fred Meyer and FM here SELDOM has a good price on meat.

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    If its more than $2lb I don't buy it, no matter what kind of meat it is.

    So weird, I've been dating a guy for a few months now and he is huge into red meat. He buys Prime Rib Roasts almost bi weekly. I just can't see it. I can get an entire week of groceries for what he pays for one roast.

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