Mark-downs = super low prices on still-fresh meat
Photos of raw chicken….mmmmm. No, it’s not glamorous, but a deal’s a deal. Quality meat at low prices always gets my attention. Aside from turkey deals in November and ham deals to follow, the lowest price meat I find after much researching and searching, is, as with most grocery items, at Aldi. And there is a trick to discovering those precious $2-5 off stickers. That trick would be Thursdays.
My first visit to Aldi was on a Thursday and there was a pile of 90% lean ground beef with $4 off stickers and two days to go on the use by date. The freezer was filled with $1.88/lb beef.
Last Thursday, I just happened to be making the haul to town and, once again, found a heap of Aldi chicken bejeweled with the precious stickers and, again, two days left on the use by date. Note the price on the drumsticks: $4.24. And the sticker: $5 off. Yes, my cart was filled with all six of these packages and they were given to me at the register- just piled in the cart without even charging tax. Now this was a mistake on the store’s behalf, so they simply gave them to me as a loss. They would not pay the overage, but I am not one to complain when it is already free. Politeness and a smile are in order when picking up huge deals.
The chicken wings also sported $5 off stickers, granting me a couple of three pound packages at just over $1 (I knew no more would fit in our freezer!) And the boneless chicken was on sale for $1.89/lb which is also awesome. When it is not on sale, my Aldi’s prices bags of frozen boneless chicken at less than $2/lb.
While it is not likely that you will find markdown mistakes often, there are usually some nice markdowns just before the weekend. I have found meat and produce markdowns on Thursdays at other grocery stores as well. Keeping an eye out can be very rewarding. Now to pick a chicken leg day of the week….