Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Lunchmeat savings

I came across this great way to save on lunch meat and just had to share. While watching Good Morning America one morning, they had a segment on saving money at the grocery store.
Those segments always intrigue me so I made sure I paid attention. They had this family know the family of six who only spends $300 per month on groceries blah blah blah....
One of the suggestions is that you purchase a cooked ham and have them slice it at the deli counter. If you shop at the deli counter you know ham or turkey can run up $8.00 a pound.

Sooo, I decided to try this. Back in the meat section like where the bacon and pre-packaged lunch meats are I found a fully cooked package of Jennie*-O Turkey Ham. It weighed two whole pounds. It was $4.99. I thought that was really good $2.50 a pound. I went back to the deli with my 2 pound turkey-ham and asked the nice young man behind the counter to slice it thin for me and he kindly obliged. So if you and yours like ham sandwiches for lunch...try this for some $$$$ savings.

Remember go to the deli to get it sliced not the meat counter.


  1. Hubby likes to get his meat at the deli, instead of the coldcut area, because its cheaper. I'll have to check this out!!

  2. This is fabulous, Joy!!! We love ham. You can be I'll be doing this soon.

  3. Great piece of advice! I use that Jennie-O turkey ham and always have trouble slicing it thin. Next time I go to the ShopRite I intend to try this! I hope they are as obliging as your store was.