Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Thrifty Tip Tuesday: Save Over $50 on Hamburger a year!

Save over $50 a year by just using 1/4 lb. less hamburger in your meals!  Most dinner recipes call for 1 lb. hamburger.  Even a lot of box meals, such as Hamburger Helper tells us to add 1 lb. hamburger.  By just using 1/4 lb. less in your meals you will save AT LEAST $50 a year.

Here's how, lets say the average price is $2.00/lb., if you're stockpile shopper this might sound a bit high, but you purchase your meat your local super center, this price is actually low.  So let's just use the average price of $2.00/lb.  If, you cook with hamburger two times a week and use 1 lb. each night, you are using a 104 lbs. each year.  Let's cut that down by only using 3/4 lb. per meal, now you're only using 78 lbs. per year!!!  Your meals don't taste one bit different and you will have $50 to spend on something else!

Scenario
2 lbs of hamburger per week:  $4.00
104 lbs per year: $208.00
compared to...
1.5  lbs of hamburger per week:  $3.00
78 lbs per year:  $156.00
Total Saved:  $52.00 per year

This post is part of Thrifty Tip Tuesday

4 comments:

Frugal Friend said...

That is a great idea. Plus no one misses that extra 1/4 lb!

Nancy said...

We purchase the organic meat and I 1/2 the 1lb packages - I will add vegetables in to bulk it up such as some carrot or zucchini and you can't tell the difference!

Lori @ Couponomic Stimulus Package said...

Great idea! I've tried this. Unfortunately my Husband does notice! He's a meat LOVER!!! I still do it at times and I need to get back to it. Thanks for the reminder! I'd love it if you'd link it to my Tuesday's Tips: http://couponomicstimuluspackage.blogspot.com/2010/03/routines-help-organization.html

Jamie @ I Am A Money Magnet said...

Or... you could just cut out red meat like we have. lol :) Actually, this is a really great tip and an easy way to save money with no effort required!

Thanks for linking to Thrifty Tip Tuesday!