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Coupons can really help save money at the market, but some products rarely—if ever—have coupon offers. Meat is a good example. "Coupon Mom" Stephanie Nelson has some great ideas on how you can save money on these items.

Stephanie is the founder of CouponMom.com, and brings the message that saving money on meat at the supermarket is easy if you stick to some common-sense saving strategies.

"Before you even come to the store or as soon as you get here, look at the cover of the store ad and see what the featured meat deals are. And then when you're in the store, be sure to look at the signs, know your prices so you can quickly spot a great deal. Like these pork chops are $1.49 a pound, that's 50 percent off. That'll be on my menu this week," says Stephanie.

Stephanie reminds us that another easy way to save money on meat is to really pay attention in the store and look for big family packs because you'll save money per pound. For example, the smaller package of ground turkey might be $4.00 a pound, the larger value pack $2.50 a pound. So you would save a $1.50 a pound by buying more.

Stephanie also suggests freezing any extra for future meals.

"Check the frozen department," says Stephanie. "You may find, for example, that frozen chicken breasts are less expensive per pound than fresh chicken breasts. That's an easy way to save. And also get to know your butcher. Ask if there's a certain time of day that your store marks down meat or chicken that needs to be sold that day. If so, you might save 50 percent by cooking it that day or freezing it for future weeks."

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