How To Save Money on Meat- Zaycon Foods

One of the big questions I often get asked is how to save money on meat.  There are coupons for it but it’s something people usually need to buy every week.  And for those of you with teenagers keeping meat in the house can be a big challenge.

Enter Zaycon Foods.  I had the opportunity to try some of Zaycon’s chicken last week and it was so good!  Their chicken is 100% natural with no added hormones, additives or artificial ingredients.  And they sell at fantastic prices- usually between $1.49 and $1.69 a pound for the good stuff.

The reason they can afford to do that- they deliver in 40 lb packages.  Now before you say “what on earth can I do with 40 lbs of chicken” let me show you how small the box is that 40 pounds of chicken comes in.

If you have a freezer you can fit this.  It was about 45 chicken breasts- at three in a normal freezer bag that is only 15 bags.  I put some in a deep freezer and some in my regular freezer.  They are split breasts so I thought they would be a pain to get ready to freeze- but my meat scissors took care of it.  They are already skinless so I just split them and chopped off the little bit of fat.

The picture above is two of the chicken breasts after I trimmed them up- they are about half the size of a kitchen plate when they are raw.  Then I dropped three of them in a bag, wrote the date on the outside and froze them.

If you looked at Zaycon’s map on their site you will see there are many areas in the country where they do not yet sell their products.  Here is the deal- once they get a certain number of people signed up in an area they will begin preparing to deliver their products once a quarter.  This doesn’t mean everyone has to buy every time they come to town.

Did I mention that when you buy the chicken you pull in, pop the trunk, they drop the chicken into your vehicle in a sealed bag and you drive off?  It’s like drive thru chicken.

So if you are interested in learning more about Zaycon Foods check out their site.  Once you see how awesome it is register!  There is no obligation and you don’t have to give them your credit card information.

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  1. William says

    I sign up like Wanika did and did not find the prices as well, so maybe we are looking in the wrong place . Hope they do come to va .

  2. Laura says

    When they brought me the meat has nothing to do with when they will begin delivery. If it takes them six months to reach that certain number of people then we will not see them for six months. That’s why we need to get people signed up.

    I have bills to pay and the blog is how I do that. If I didn’t do this full time I wouldn’t be able to do the things that I do. So be sure to tell your friends so you can get $1 too (if they order)!

  3. Megan says

    When did they last come here (when you got yours)? That would help us in projecting the next quarterly date. Also, did you realize that when people put your name in the referral box you are getting a $1 credit to your account?

  4. Wanika says

    Thanks for the explanation Laura, however I still feel a bit lied to as it stated to sign up to see prices…lol

    I will have to see if they come to the Tidewater region.

  5. Andrea says

    I’m interested also, but the closest I saw were “planning on opening in 2011” in NC. How were you able to take advantage of this awesome deal?

  6. Laura says

    Go ahead and sign up for their newsletter and tell your friends! The more people who sign up the more likely they are to come to your area!

  7. says

    I wish they were in New England. I’ve been looking for hormone-free chicken but they go for over $3 a pound here. I would love to order some :(

  8. Laura says

    Wanika- the prices depend on how much they pay for the meat so they vary. When they come to your area they will e-mail you and let you know how much it will be. They said they most they have ever charged for chicken was $1.69 a pound.

  9. Chrissy says

    Love the idea! Now if they would Just come to GA, I would be happy. I would love to get an order of the chicken, beef, and blueberries!!!! YUM!

  10. Wanika says

    It said to check prices, I needed to sign up, which I did, but now I can’t find the prices. I would be interested if they came to the area, but I feel sort of lied to now :( and I hope that I am just missing it someplace.

  11. Laura says

    Once they get a certain number of people signed up in an area they will begin preparing to deliver their products once a quarter. This doesn’t mean everyone has to buy every time they come to town.

  12. says

    How did you get chicken from them? I went on their web page and registered, but there are no events in this area. Did you go to another region? I hope they come to Virginia because that is a great price range for chicken!!