True story: Some people call me McFly as a nickname. I was never a fan of that nickname. I prefer the nicknames my gradeschool friend gave me – M.C. Farms or Drumlin. They caught on for a few years, but didn’t follow me to college.
Also, nobody calls me chicken:
Today is the exception, I’m chicken. Well I’m not really chicken, but I have a lot of chicken.
To my wife: I’m sorry. I know we agreed we should eat down the food. I can’t control myself when it comes to a deal. What am I supposed to do when the grocery store practically throws me food for free?
The whole chicken on the left is $0.69 a pound. Yes, there are bones, but we could easily get a couple of meals of the $2.70 I paid for the nearly 4 pounds. If we broke down the math, I think it would be cheaper than dog treats for my dog… and he likes chicken a whole lot more.
That’s not the chicken I’m looking to write about in this image. I grossly overpaid for that whole chicken.
It’s the rest of the chicken that is worth writing about.
A quick look at the label shows that these packages are $0.99 a pound, much more than the $0.69 I paid for the whole chicken.
However, Tyson wants to give me a $1.25 discount on each package.
Thank you Tyson. I accept your offer. This table sums up the deal.
|Pounds||Price Before||Price After|
|Average Price Per Pound||$0.33 !!!|
There were packages priced around $3.00, but the key to the deal was to buy the lowest weight (and priced) packages. The packages that were around 1.75 pounds were 50 cents.
Overall, I paid $3.18 for around 9.5 pounds of chicken. That’s $0.33 a pound!
I’ll throw this chicken on the grill with some BBQ sauce and it will be fabulous. If we eat 2 pounds of chicken per meal, we’ll spend less than $0.75 cents on what is typically the most expensive part of the meal.
If grocery stores are going to give me chicken this cheaply, they can call me McFly until the cows come home. I won’t be needing cows anyway.
What’s going on with chicken? How can this be so cheap?
If this article seems familiar, you are probably thinking of my Aldi find: Rich Chicken, Poor Chicken.