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!
2 lbs of hamburger per week: $4.00
104 lbs per year: $208.00
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