A frugal mom has revealed how she can afford a massive butcher shop to feed her family for just $43.
According to the Australian buyer, it is a bulk purchase Meat from Costco and then freezing individual portions is an opportunity to save big.
Read on to find out exactly what she’s shopping for and how she’s preparing everything for meals over the coming months.
An Australian mom’s epic Costco meat delivery
On the way to Facebook group “Mamas on a Budget”.Jenna posted a photo of her massive butcher shop, which she had divided into vacuum bags.
In the caption, she shared the cost breakdown, writing, “This cost me $66.21 broken down into:
- 2 x boiled cold chicken 300 g
- 6 x raw chicken breasts
- 7 x 500g minced meat
$3 per meal, our meals typically feed three to four people.
So $0.65 per person, plus noodles or rice, sauce and veggies. 👌🏻”
She added, “If you’re still not sure if you want to get a Costco membership…”
The post now has 415 likes and over 150 comments, and mum friends are praising the inexpensive solution.
“Wow, I’m getting such a Costco membership.”
“Well that’s good to know!” One mum commented, while another wrote: “Such a bargain! Thank you for sharing!”
Another impressed fan said: “You got all that from Costco? Wow, I’m getting such a Costco membership because I’m struggling with grocery prices in regular supermarkets to be able to afford it.”
Then many moms who were already on the Costco train voiced their thoughts. One wrote: “I really like their meat. I was a bit hesitant at first but then when I calculated the prices compared to what I was buying at Woolworths it was a given. We got a whole heap of meat in bulk. We are in the fifth week of our butcher shop and I could easily last another two weeks with the meals.”
Another shared: “We’re doing the exact same thing. With five meat eaters in the family, three adults and two teenagers eating more than the adults, it saves us a lot. We also use the vacuum bags.”
“I also buy chicken thighs in bulk from Costco for about $15 and make about 40 chicken cutlets,” reads another comment. “Then I freeze them individually and take out what I need for the day to thaw. Such a cheap and easy way.”
And then another happy shopper said, “Yes, yes, I spent $646 last week on meat, kids’ snacks for school, a month’s worth of diapers, and other pantry staples that we use.” 80% of that cost accounted for meat as our freezer was empty. We now have a full freezer and at least three months of meat. The children have enough school snacks for at least two to three months.”
“Costco meat is amazing”
Then commenters began offering their thoughts on the quality of meat at Costco, with one person claiming, “100% Costco meat is amazing!!!”
“Costco meat is amazing,” echoed a second. “Very lean with hardly any fat and the price is great.”
And a third admitted: “They have the nicest ground beef we’ve ever had in AGES – I was surprised.”
“I would definitely buy Costco meat instead of supermarket meat! “It’s definitely better,” revealed a fourth.
Then another group member asked, “Is it worth the membership for the meat?” and Jenna replied, “I think so, plus discounted fuel. And a slice of pizza (like a huge slice) and a refillable drink for $4 lol – I think it’s worth it for that alone!!”