Marked down meats

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2011/06/11 15:00:45 (permalink)

Marked down meats

Do  any of you purchase marked down meats as they reach the expiration dates at grocery stores?
I occasionly do if the look fresh and are a good buy.
I have purchased lamb chops at Sam's and the have been very good.
I live in an area that has a lot of Publix markets and noticed that they do not mark down their meats.
I have often wondered what they do with them.
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    mar52
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/11 15:26:51 (permalink)
    When I was working I used to visit the local Ralph's (Krogers) in Sherman Oaks.
     
    I had to get there before the firemen to get the markdowns as they bought them up.
     
    I was lucky enough to be able to grill what I bought for lunch at work so what I bought was eaten within hours.
     
    Nothing ever wrong with it and it was a great savings.
     
    Of course I save more now not buying any.
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    MetroplexJim
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/11 15:50:39 (permalink)
    Mrs. Metro won't let me and I have better sense than to even attempt a rational argument after "No!" is said by the one who must be obeyed!
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    Greymo
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/11 17:10:41 (permalink)
    I buy marked down meat every chance that I get.........................we  have  some great meals  for much less money.  For example,  last evening, we enjoyed delicious thick veal loin chops which I purchased for 4.95 per pound!
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    ann peeples
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/11 18:07:09 (permalink)
    Whenever I can!
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/11 18:40:53 (permalink)
    Liability. The expired food goes into locked dumpster to prevent dumpster diving or is composted. There is too much liability involved to donate short dated or expired foods. One can thank the legal community for their efforts that have deprived food banks, homeless shelters, and the needy from much needed donations of short dated food.  
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    Casey9
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/11 19:43:58 (permalink)
    I just finished a beautiful NY Strip which cost me @2 vs $5 50 in the same case just two days ago. I try to buy items that are going out of date first then I buy the accompanents.
    Tonight I had the steak with sauted Mushroom caps. Tell me that doesnt sound good.
    I have frozen "discount" meats and find them just as tasteful later.
    Needless to say it doesnt go into my cart unless it looks perfect
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/11 22:09:31 (permalink)
    was at wegmans last week and bought 7 organic chickens that expited the next day, put them in the freezer and they'll be fine .it was  a great deal .$15.00 chickens for $2.50 each.
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    ces1948
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/11 22:30:57 (permalink)
    As someone mentioned earlier we don't see many of those at Publix.
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    Foodbme
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/11 23:37:02 (permalink)
    I have a friend who has figured out the markdown timing for all the chain supermarkets in town and that's all he buys. Days of the week, time of day they do it, etc. He pounces like a lion that hasn't eaten in 5 days!.
     
    post edited by Foodbme - 2011/06/11 23:38:55
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    Milt
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/12 07:10:17 (permalink)
    I regularly buy marked down meats at Kroger and serve them that evening or freeze them until I am ready to serve them.  We have never had any problems doing this.
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    carlton pierre
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/12 07:37:49 (permalink)
    I usually don't buy meat unless it's marked down.
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    MiamiDon
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/12 10:02:13 (permalink)
    Where should I eat?
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    dlawson
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/12 14:31:09 (permalink)
    MiamiDon
    Where should I eat?

     
    At home, using marked down meats?
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    ann peeples
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/12 14:34:11 (permalink)
    LOL, dlawson!
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    MiamiDon
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/12 15:50:25 (permalink)
    This forum is where you can get recommendations on favorite eating spots based on location and travel routes.
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    ann peeples
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/12 15:55:28 (permalink)
    Sometimes people make mistakes.
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/12 17:11:06 (permalink)
    MiamiDon

    This forum is where you can get recommendations on favorite eating spots based on location and travel routes.


    OP is a relative newbee.
    Unfortunatly, this site doesn't come with an operators manual.
    Are you listening Stephan?
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/13 08:33:56 (permalink)
    This forum is where you can get recommendations on favorite eating spots based on location and travel routes.
     
     
    And this 'Misc." sub-forum is "Food Related".  Entirely valid question where we talk about topics, you know... "food related".

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    Tony Bad
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/13 08:43:47 (permalink)
    WarToad

    This forum is where you can get recommendations on favorite eating spots based on location and travel routes.
     
     
    And this 'Misc." sub-forum is "Food Related".  Entirely valid question where we talk about topics, you know... "food related".


     
    The thread was moved after Don's post. It was originally in "where should I eat" section.
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/13 08:46:57 (permalink)
    Foodbme

    MiamiDon

    This forum is where you can get recommendations on favorite eating spots based on location and travel routes.


    OP is a relative newbee.
    Unfortunatly, this site doesn't come with an operators manual.
    Are you listening Stephan?

     
    People don't read a one line "manual" that very clearly describes what each section is about and you think they'll read an operator's manual?  
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/13 09:59:04 (permalink)
    I bought a marked-down strip steak yesterday and grilled it for dinner last night.  Since I'm still around to type this I can only assume that it has caused me no harm.  Or that the beer killed any nasties that might've come after me.
     
    Brad
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/13 10:59:37 (permalink)
    I do buy marked down meat. It's a good savings. At my local A&P they put a sticker on the package which makes it easier to spot. At my local Shop Rite, they just change the regular price sticker so you have to be alert in spotting the reduced price. Saturday I spotted  baby lamb chops that were marked down. I was able to get enough for my whole family. It was a nice treat!
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/13 19:06:04 (permalink)
    Tony Bad

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    MiamiDon

    This forum is where you can get recommendations on favorite eating spots based on location and travel routes.


    OP is a relative newbee.
    Unfortunatly, this site doesn't come with an operators manual.
    Are you listening Stephan?


    People don't read a one line "manual" that very clearly describes what each section is about and you think they'll read an operator's manual?  

     
    I think they would if I wrote it.....with pop ups of course.
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/13 19:39:29 (permalink)
    Stores around here don't do marked down meat that is getting close to expiring...they just do weekly sales on different meats. Which is the only time I buy them. I wish they did, though...I'd be all over it! Especially beef, which is skyrocketed to the point where I honestly can't remember the last time I had beef at home other than ground chuck. Even on sale it tops $5 a pound at best.
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/14 18:25:13 (permalink)
    We buy it all the time. Actually, we refer to that section of the store as the "rotted meat bin." Never have had a problem and get some really good steaks (esprecially Tbones and porterhouse) at great prices.
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    sk bob
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/14 22:17:16 (permalink)
    MetroplexJim

    Mrs. Metro won't let me and I have better sense than to even attempt a rational argument after "No!" is said by the one who must be obeyed!


    that statement just knocked you off the REAL MAN list real fast.
    the only store around here that marks down meats is Food Lion, & I buy them when I see them & cook them ASAP.
    MY WIFE loves steaks 3 nights in a row. 
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    kathy_in_wlsv
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    Re:Marked down meats 2011/06/14 22:44:41 (permalink)
    Every chance I get. Usually I use it that night, otherwise within a day or else I freeze it.
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