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  • FireMan
    Charter Member
    • Jul 2015
    • 8196
    • Bottom of Winnebago

    #16
    To put things in perspective, it changes the mental equation when you get a $50 bill at a restaurant. I am talking Wisconsin supper club kind of thing, not a big city fancy establishment, also no bar tab. Now is it worth it, we’ll, can you say Pwime Wib? 🕶

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    • tbob4
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      Pwime Wib

    • HouseHomey
      HouseHomey commented
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      Wigs... damn it! Wig.. crud!! WIBS ... I did it!
  • Uncle Bob
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    #17
    At first I read the initial post and wonder why the pricing is such a shock, but then I remind myself that we're each at a different place on the trajectory of life. Everyone has a first day/time of learning something.

    HEB is a joy as far as super markets are concerned, ol' Mr. Butt done good. That being said, I don't expect the best pricing from them unless they're having a legit sale. We're a bit more rural and don't have benefit of their "Central Market" configuration, ours are all smaller footprints by comparison, and competition in the area is pretty limited. However, we do have Sam's Club (closest Costco is around 40 miles off) and they do carry a fair bit of prime grade beef. You can get the same roast cut, in similar size, for a dollar less per pound and it's boneless, so you're not paying for something you may not use or that has less value by itself. As for concerns for the size...………….that's why God invented knives! If a person's budget can be made to work, buy the 15-ish pounder, cut it in half for the Christmas wow meal, and then portion out the rest into 2", or whatever thickness, steaks for later. Using HEB as an example again, they portion it out that way for their "butcher case" offerings and it adds around another $4/lb to the price of the roast version. But then you'd likely want to vacuum pack them to preserve as much quality as possible. That's what MCS was invented for...………

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    • Michael_in_TX
      Michael_in_TX commented
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      Yep, I've only been in the BBQ thing for a year now. And love HEB. (Scott McClelland, President of HEB and that guy in the commercials is actually going to be one of our commencement speakers this weekend, which is pretty cool.)
  • smokin fool
    Club Member
    • Apr 2019
    • 2214
    • Mississauga, Ont

    #18
    Welcome to what Cdn beef prices have been for years....
    If I buy beef, I'm at the local grocery store Sat AM.
    Meat manager marks down beef and pork roasts that have been sitting all week.
    Its still inside the best before date but discounted up to 60%.

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    • crazytown3
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      Same here, but I go to my local store, not yours. :-)
  • Dewesq55
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    #19
    Today Aldi's was advertising choice "bone in rib roasts" for $6.99/lb. They didn't have any in the case.

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    • barelfly
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      Rain check that!
  • lemayp
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    #20
    I paid 6.99 per pound for Angus rib roast today. That was about half the non sale price.

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    • JCGrill
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      • Mar 2017
      • 1848
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      #21
      I do one of those about twice a year, usually 4 or 5 pounds. Usually do something akin to what Meathead describes on the free side. The jus is a must. Worth every penny.

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      • Kevin Fuess
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        • Jun 2016
        • 88
        • Trophy Club, TX

        #22
        So...……………. is a tomahawk a prime rib?

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      • jfmorris
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        #23
        I just picked up 5-6 pounds of standing rib roast aka prime rib at Fresh Market on sale for 7.99 a pound. It was a 3 bone one, with the ribs cut off and tied back on. It was only choice, but looked really good, so I took a $45 gamble on it. Also got a 10 pound prime NY strip that I may roast in the same fashion, or cut into steaks.

        Question - it’s the 14th. The prime rib is wrapped in butcher paper. Should I vacuum seal, freeze, and thaw out again if I plan to cook on the 24th or 25th? The butcher recommended using within 3 days... unlike the strip loin, this is not in cryovac...

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        • RickyBobby
          Club Member
          • Jul 2016
          • 483
          • Brownsburg, Indiana

          #24
          Every Christmas I buy the biggest Prime Rib I can find at Costco. Bought one today that was just shy of 18 pounds. I will cut off a roast for Christmas and then cut the rest into steaks and freeze. The initial cost can be a bit shocking, but I feel better about it every time I pull one of those Prime steaks out of the freezer throughout the next several months.

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          • Nuke em
            Club Member
            • Jun 2016
            • 756
            • Nj

            #25
            Was waiting for these to go on sale for my cousin. When they go on sale, I pick up a few racks. I tell the meat person I want a 7 racker and tell em to trim em. They will also cut out the bone if wanted and tie em on or tie the hunk o meat if wanted. I’m one of the lucky ones.
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            • Dewesq55
              Dewesq55 commented
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              I didn't see this before I posted. Great minds think alike!

            • Dewesq55
              Dewesq55 commented
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              Note the add says limit 1 package per club card.

            • Nuke em
              Nuke em commented
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              Where there is a will there is a way.
              What ya do is get 2 of em, then they allow you to use your card twice (tell em you have 2 orders) and they allow it
              Then ya come back the next day and get 2 more. All said and done, ya have 8 of em.
              And just photo copy the coupon.
              I have a lil insight to these things
              It’s good ta be kind to the register people and get ya know em
          • Dewesq55
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 2151
            • The Poconos, NEPA
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              Landmann Smoke Master Series Heavy Duty Barrel Smoker (COS) - With mods including 2 level rack system with pull-out grates
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              BBQPro (cheap big box store model) Stainless steel 4 burnerswith aftermarket rotisserie.

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              Favorite Beer:
              Anything to the dark side and malty rather than hoppy. Currently liking Yuengling Porter and Newcastle Brown Ale. In a bar or pub I will often default to Guiness

              Favorite Spirit:
              Bourbon - Eagle Rare for "every day"; Angel's Envy for special occasions, Basil Hayden's, Larceny

              Favorite Wine:
              Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Super Tuscan Sangiovese (Including Chianti Classico Riserva) Brunello di Montalcino

              Favorite Meat(s):
              Pork - especially the darker meat. I love spare ribs and anything made from shoulder/butt meat
              Chicken - Mainly the dark meat and wings
              Beef Ribeye steak

              Favorite Cuisine to Cook:
              Can't list just one: Indian, Chinese, Thai, West Indian/Carribean, Hispanic/Latin American, Ethiopian, Italian, BBQ

              Favorite Cuisine to Eat:
              Indian, followed closely by BBQ.

              Disqus ID:
              David E. Waterbury

            #26
            So this just came in the mail from our local ShopRite supermarket:

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            • ifican
              Club Member
              • Jul 2017
              • 53

              #27
              With a trained, ok not officially just alot of meat and experimenting over the years. I find more often than not at costco prime quality wrapped as choice. This happens mostly with the primal cuts but you can find other cuts as well. If you pay real close attention to the marbling you will start to notice it more and more. There will also be cuts wrapped in the blue trays that looks more choice than prime. Need to keep an eye out on my local ads cause those prices above are beaut.

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              • Nuke em
                Club Member
                • Jun 2016
                • 756
                • Nj

                #28
                Click image for larger version  Name:	image.jpg Views:	0 Size:	2.42 MB ID:	779919 Also in that flyer is a coupon for Pepsi (which I prefer)
                now I got it planned out. Is says for the meat with an additional 10 dollar purchase. So I get a 4 pack of Pepsi for 10.88
                then on the Pepsi coupon it says with a purchase of $25 purchase (so the meat purchase is more than 25 so I win)
                all said and done, I’ll get 8 whole racks of prime, and 32 cases of Pepsi (buuurp).
                now if I sell the Pepsi for a Buck or 2, then I could get min $384 for the pepsi which would pay fer the primes

                win win all around
                mama didn’t raise no fool.

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                • Ground Chuck
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2019
                  • 146
                  • Northern Kentucky

                  #29
                  I paid $92 for an 8.59 pounder for our Friendsgiving at Costco. Was able to feed 9 adults and 2 kids with a little leftover. Good luck, and Merry Christmas! You're family is certainly in for a treat!

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                  • Michael_in_TX
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                    #30
                    And yall are right! Here is this week's ad:

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                    • Uncle Bob
                      Uncle Bob commented
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                      Yeah, they have different pricing in different zones. For the Belton store they have the 3 grades offered at 7.99, 11.99, and 14.99, all bone in. Prime packer brisket for 3.59

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