Delivery is convenient, but did you know it can also be a lot cheaper than shopping at a grocery store?
Canadians who want to spend less now have the option of ordering meat boxes full of local beef, pork, poultry, buffalo, and seafood right to their apartment or home. While these meat boxes contain a lot of delicious food, they can also play a key role in reducing your overall food budget. Here’s how.
1. Buying in Bulk is Always Cheaper
It’s no secret that, due to economies of scale, the more you buy of something, the cheaper it becomes. But while you can stock up on jumbo packages of toilet paper during a sale, it’s a lot harder to buy food in bulk without having it spoil — especially if you have limited freezer space.
The good news is that when you order meat delivery in Canada you get the best of both worlds: a regular supply of your favourite meats delivered in bulk every couple of weeks. This helps you keep costs down without overcrowding your freezer.
2. Meat Boxes Make Meal Prep Easy
How often have you found yourself paying upwards of $10 on lunch because you forgot to pack one? Eating out is the single largest optional expense for most North Americans, so if you are looking for ways to cut out unnecessary spending, the first thing you should do is reduce your restaurant budget. And the best way to do that is to plan and prepare your meals in advance.
When you order a meat box, you have your choice of a variety of prepackaged products (depending on where you live, you could have everything from shrimp to seasoned chicken breasts and buffalo burgers in your bi-weekly delivery), which makes preparing individual meals much simpler. It’s a lot easier to pass up the greasy fast food when you’ve got a pan-seared steak in your lunch!
3. A Subscription Service Helps with Financial Planning
One of the biggest recent trends in meat delivery is the move toward subscription services. Unlike one-off orders, a subscription is set up to repeat at regular intervals — every week, say, or monthly. Choosing this payment option means that you can decide in advance how much you want to spend per week on meat, and then have that amount delivered.
You can always pause or cancel a subscription, of course, and you can also order extra if you have a special event. But under normal circumstances you can enter your order amount into your budget and know exactly how much you’ll be spending on steak, bacon, and chicken this month.
As many financial experts have noted before, one of the best things you can do to stabilize your person finances is to create a routine — when your life is disorganized, you are far more likely to incur extra expenses from eating out or letting food go bad.
Not only will food delivery help you buy in bulk and eat from home more frequently, it will also make it easier to build a routine around your actual budget. Sign up for a meat box subscription today to see if it is a good fit for you!