A thrifty mom of two has revealed how she’ll be making meals at a $ 125 meat store for a month.
The Gold Coast woman, Trudy, said she bought burgers, ground beef, chicken breast, chicken steaks, pork chops, T-bone steaks and sausages for her family of four and plans to take a month’s worth of diners off the grid by bulk it out with inexpensive vegetables.
“This is my $ 125 meat store for a family of four for a month,” Trudy wrote on Facebook.
A thrifty mom of two has revealed how she’ll be making meals at a $ 125 meat store on the Gold Coast for a month (her store pictured)
What meat did Trudy get?
* 12 HAMBURGERS: Cut in half and serve half with salad.
* TWO FAMILY MEAT PIES: Serve with vegetables or salad.
* FIVE PACKAGES OF MINCED: Use to make shepherd’s pie, ground beef, tacos, nachos, and spaghetti.
* EIGHT CHICKEN FILTERS: To make chicken and chorizo, use enchiladas, stuffed chicken breast, apricot chicken and stir fry.
* T-BONE STEAKS: Put on the barbecue and serve with salad.
* SAUSAGE TRAY: Use to make curry sausages.
‘From this I got 12 burgers, which I cut in half and use half a burger with extra salad.
“I also got two family meat pies, five packs of ground beef to make shepherd’s pie, savory ground beef, taco, nachos and spaghetti, and eight chicken breasts.
“With this I’m going to make chicken and chorizo enchiladas, stuffed chicken breast, apricot chicken and stir-fry.”
Trudy also bought three servings of marinated chicken steaks, which she serves with noodles or salad, and eight chops for pasta or potato cakes.
‘Finally I have four T-bones that we put on the barbecue and serve with salad, and a bowl of sausages, which I will use to make curry sausages.
“We also have dumplings, fish, chicken burger patties, nuggets and party cakes in the freezer.”
She said that to divide meals, she makes batch cooks – meaning a packet of ground beef or a shepherd’s pie can serve one tea and two or three lunches.
Trudy does this by adding lots of budget greens to her cooking.
Hundreds who saw the thrift mom’s mail were impressed with her shopping efforts.
“I spend about $ 300 a week on a family of six, done so well, this is impressive,” wrote one woman.
“Wow, good score, where do you get your meat?” another added.
Trudy said she only buys from Brookside butchers near where she lives on the Gold Coast because all meat is preservative-free and not too watery.
Woolworths employees have shared the exact times they usually lower the prices of meat, seafood, dairy and baked goods (stock image)
In the past, thrifty shoppers have raved about how they managed to slash hundreds of dollars in their grocery bill just by shopping at the right time.
What is the best time and day to go shopping?
Every Wednesday for weekly catalog specials
Markdown entries usually take place every morning or evening
Shop at night to avoid crowds
Avoid shopping on weekends
To save money on meat and bread, shop for lunch or around 4pm
Grocery stores are gradually discounting items throughout the day, with 20, 40, 60, 80 and ultimately 99 percent off the retail prices of popular items.
Woolworths employees have shared the exact times when they usually lower the prices of meat, seafood, dairy and pastries.
“ In my store, all price cuts for every fresh food department – deli, meat, seafood, and bakery – must be done by 11 a.m. and there should be another discount by 4 p.m. for things to be cleared by that day, ” wrote one employee. on Facebook.
Many workers agreed, saying that the fresh food discounts are given in their stores twice a day.
“As far as I know, discounts are completed before 11am and 4pm, except for bread, which can vary depending on the size of the store and production,” said one employee.
Another added, “I ran the Woolies fresh produce department until last week … markdowns must be made on meat, dairy, seafood and delicatessen before 11am.”
Another employee said the times when the discounts take place vary from store to store.
“It’s different in every store and it varies so much,” she said.
In a statement to Daily Mail Australia, a Woolworths spokesperson said: “We use price cuts from time to time to minimize food waste.
“The availability of price cuts varies from day to day and from store to store based on inventory levels and demand.”
Meanwhile, other workers said the best time to shop for weekly specials is 7 a.m. Wednesday, as the shelves are fully stocked with new sales items the night before.