In this modern era of fad diets, health clubs, and other sometimes overzealous emphasis on perfect health, the meat and potatoes American of the past seems to be stuck hanging out with the two folks in American Gothic, chewing hayseed and holding a pitchfork. Nevertheless, there are those of us who still love our meat—and oh, how we love it!—and who know that it not only tastes great and fills you up, but also that red meat is one of nature’s great multivitamins. (And if you didn’t know that before, now you do.) All of that sums up to mean that those of us who love our meat also love getting good deals on it—hence, our quest for meat coupons.
Generally, grocery stores seem to prefer offering storewide discounts or sales on meat—specials, they like to call them—rather than issuing individual coupons. However, because they know that people enjoy coupons, they might advertise these specials right along coupons for other items. It all just depends on their advertising strategies. But what we wanted to say about that is that even if you can’t find specific meat coupons, you can often still find ways to save as you look for them.
Now, let’s go back and talk a bit about that good old meat and potatoes American. We’ll tie it into meat coupons, of course, but we wanted to point out that the American meat industry isn’t going away any time soon. While we joked about the red meat eating American disappearing, that’s not entirely true. Americans are just getting smarter about their meat choices. And now that we’ve clarified that point, we can use it to talk about some specific coupons for meat that you wouldn’t necessarily think of right off the bat: coupons for cold cuts.
See, meat coupons aren’t just for delicious cuts of steak. As the American diet slowly bends toward a healthier direction, meat producers are looking for ways to continue offering their products but with a healthier twist. Cold cuts aren’t necessarily the final answer to that, but because cold cuts are often individually packaged and sold almost more like canned or boxed foods than fresh ones, their distribution pattern often follows the kind that admits more coupons than sales. You might still find specials on your lunchmeats, but whereas coupons aren’t always a normal route for selling steak, they might do the trick for shaved chicken breast.
Ultimately, when you love your meat, you want to have access to it for as good a price and high a quality as you can. By using meat coupons, you can get that better price. And even if you can’t find the coupons this week, you might be able to find discounts. And especially if you’re willing to broaden the kinds of meat you pick for your protein, you might be able to find even better savings than you had initially thought. See, the meat and potatoes Americans aren’t gone; they’re just smarter shoppers.