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Thursday, March 3, 2016

We Bought a New Chest Freezer and a Quarter of Beef

Our friend who has a farm asked us if  we would be interested in buying a quarter of beef  sometime in October.  She said that the  cow will be butchered in February.  My husband always wanted to buy  beef that are farm raised so we said yes to their offer.  We went to Sears because we saw a free delivery offer  on their ad and  I also have a $50 dollar gift card that I redeemed earlier from a survey site.
Anyway, we went there and talked to a sales representative but she told us that we can't use the gift card if we are going to avail the  free delivery offer.  I got annoyed pretty quick lol.  She also told us that in order to avail the free delivery, we have to sign up for a sears card.  So we dropped the idea of getting it from Sears. We went to Lowe's and found the  same model for free delivery without any special terms plus  my husband  availed his 10% discount, so it all worked out  good. We paid $514.21 for the freezer.   I just thought that  Sears would  implement those type of conditions, it drive away customers.  
Our friend   dropped their cow  at the processing place  that they hire to butcher the cow on the second week of February.  They gave us the  contact and info of the processing place and we called them to  tell them what cut do we want for the meat.
On February the 19th, we drove to Washington ,PA where  AJ Processing was located.  It was a good bit of a drive but hubby and I enjoyed the scenery although I wish I didn't have a migraine that day.  Nevertheless, we still had a good time  since we  drive there while the kids were at school so it was kind of a short road trip or just  the tow of us.
We paid $$103.30 for the processing.
We drive to an open field, it was relaxing and quiet.  It makes me wish that we live in a farm.
After driving for 30 minutes or so, we reached the place.  Thank goodness for the GPS we didn't get lost.  Hubby and I don't have  much good quick when it comes to finding a destination without  getting lost that's why we invested  on a good GPS for us to use.
The  place was   like  family-owned business.  A  husband and wife were the only ones working there.  My husband  said that it is a pretty good business.
I took some pictures of their stuff inside.

We had 165 pounds of beef and we paid $363.  It's $2.20 per pound of good  meat plus the processing.  It's definitely a cheaper way of  buying beef these days considering how much the cost of   beef nowadays.  
The meat was in the box but my husband  put them in plastic bags according to  cuts.  I did not help him since my migraine have worsen and I had to take meds and lie down.  

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Elizabeth O. said...

That's awesome. It's good to have a freezer like that so you can store food without hassle. That's a lot of meat, though! Lol.

nova hedges said...

you do have quite some stock there, great to save you more money, also with the freezer that would help you even more.

JOJO VITO said...

wow, you are now assured of your supply of beef :)

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

It is always more economical to buy in bulk. You get a huge discount that way. Your chest freezer looks amazing!

Masshole Mommy said...

I don't understand how any family doesn't have a chest freezer. There is no way I could store all my freezer stuff with the small one that comes with the fridge.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

We always buy our meat in bulk if we can. We live in Georgia, so it's easy to find a half cow or pig to go in the freezer.

Shabby Chic Boho said...

When the kids were small and still living at home, I always bought a half a cow and my parents bought the other half. Now that the kids are grown and married, it would be too much for me. I really like your freezer.

Ricci said...

My parents do this quite a bit with all of their meat. It really is a better deal than what you would get in a store!!

Sonya K said...

I buy grass fed beef from a local farmer where I live. I like it a lot, it's not as fatty as the beef in the store. I hope you enjoy your beef.

Miles L. said...

That’s a lot of meat! That place looks beautiful as well. Congratulations for having a new freezer.

Jeannette said...

My friend does this every year (she gets a half cow). They love it. I want to do it myself, but have yet to get there. I think it would be SOO much better straight from the farm.

MyTeenGuide said...

Wow, that's a lot of beef! I also have a chest freezer and I like buying good meat in bulks. It saves me a lot of money and lots of trips from the meat market.

Christy Garrett said...

That is crazy that Sears put so many terms and conditions on free delivery. I have a small chest deep freezer and I love it. That is amazing that you got all the beef so cheaply.

Megan Elford {WelcomeToTheZoo} said...

I don't even want to know what some of those machines do, lol! They look pretty scary! My brother raises chickens and pigs, and oh my, the meat is SO much nicer than factory-farmed. The chickens are as big as turkeys!

Kelli @ 3 Boys and a Dog said...

What a great deal on beef! Its even better you got to pick your cuts as well. Now you know what you have and what you will use!

Lisa said...

We've had a chest freezer for years. They are the best to have!

Ann B said...

I think it is a great idea to get a freezer and stock up on meat. I will have to look into getting one for my house.

Anosa said...

Wow that is a lot of beef LOL I would love a chest freezer they are so good, I am a big fan of freezing things, it saves money and stops waste

Bonnie Gowen said...

Wow, that is great and such a great deal. Nice looking freezer too. =)

Lisa Codina said...

That's a lot of meat! Only my husband and son eat meat so that amount would last us years, lol!

Ckrusch said...

It is always less expensive to buy in bulk. You get a huge discount! I would love to have a freezer like yours!

Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey said...

Oh wow that a lot of meat you got there! You got a really good deal on the meat and the freezer, way to go!

Lynndee said...

Those are really beautiful farm pictures. And good for you, you've got a good deal on the freezer and meat!

Kristine@thefoleyfam said...

Such a great deal! I would love to do this if we had room for a freezer. Good for you taking your business somewhere else. That sounds like a frustrating situation, but glad it worked out for you!

Rika Agustini said...

I've been wanted to purchase an additional freeze! Sounds like a great idea to store foods and save more money

Maria Teresa Figuerres said...

Wow! That's a lot of beef! I'm sure you're quite busy right now planning your meals for the coming weeks. Enjoy!

Kiwi said...

Meat galaore! Looks like a great freezer to store it all in!

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