Do you want to save money on groceries? Specifically, lower your beef prices? If so, you should think about buying a cow or buy half a cow for beef. Depending on where you usually grocery shop, you can save about $1,900 a year on beef. Plus, the beef tastes better and is healthier for you.
Comparing Beef Prices
About once a year we visit local, St. Louis grocery stores and compare our farm-fresh beef prices to stores.
This year we compared prices at three major grocery store retailers — Walmart, Whole Foods, and the leading St. Louis grocery store (if you’re in the St. Louis area, that means we visited either Dierbergs or Schnucks).
We’ll dive into more details below, but for those who want the cliff notes versions, here are the top two take-aways:
- Buying a cow or a half a cow will help you save money on groceries. You can save between $200-$1,900 on beef, depending on where you typically shop.
- If you’re not in the St. Louis area and can’t buy beef from us, be sure to shop around. Visit several different local stores and compare prices by cut. If you do, you’ll be surprised to learn that some stores are significantly more than others (and Whole Foods isn’t always the most expensive option).