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How to Save Money on Meat with Zaycon Foods


Just had to put this out there. Zaycon foods is currently about to start their ground beef tour. I have mentioned this company last month sometime, but I wanted to bring it up again for those that wanted to take initiative and grab 40 lbs of the best ground beef out there. When I say they are the best, believe me they are the best. Don’t believe me do a google search about this company, you won’t find too many negative reviews.

Let’s talk a little about the meat.

  • The ground beef is 100% grown in the USA .
  • The beef cattle have a grass diet which is supplemented by grain after they reach approximately 700 lbs.
  • No chemicals, additives or water added to meat during processing.
  • 93% lean and 7% fat!

All of this for $3.99 a pound. That is a phenomenal price! I know there are some of you out there that are all about organic, antibiotic-free, etc., but the simple fact is not everyone can afford this kind of food. I do consider myself in that crowd.

These reasons I gave are the majority of the reason I have been using Zaycon since 2011. But there is one other reason I love this company and that is their humble beginnings and how they grew since then. Last week they made Fox Business, watch the video and tell me what you think. Are you buying this season?


  • Reply Angie |

    Standard blogging practice is to disclose that by using the provided link you will receive benefits from being the referrer.

  • Reply Angie |

    Also, I can’t help but notice that you say it is your wife’s makeup business yet it is your name on the referral link. I doubt she earns more than the $1000/mo. or so to not receive disability benefits. But I can’t help but think if it did take off that you are trying to circumvent the rules by having it in your name versus hers.

  • Reply Rosemary |

    I give up with you…this has nothing to do with your debt and is on the line of the same “stuff” you have posted in the past. You don’t seem to GET what this site is about. You are wasting our time just clicking on your “posts”. This is not a place to advertise or blah, blah about things unrelated to your debt. Maybe buying meat there saves you money, maybe not…but where are you relating this to YOUR DEBT JOURNEY.

  • Reply OC Budget |

    I, too, am a little confused by this post. It sounds more like a commercial, rather than what you may have intended which is a helpful post that alerts people to good meat choices?

    I think you may be using this blog just as a way of promoting your business and not really as what it’s intended.

    • Reply Jim |

      Hey OC,

      Just a quick note I have never intentionally tried to promote my business on here, except for the Author Box. There has been an occasion or two that it has been brought up, but other than that I haven’t actively tried to promote anything.

      It wasn’t meant to be anything other than to say this is the place that I buy my meat, they have a honorable and ethical business that I 100% support. I believe that the meat is simply the best viable option for someone that can’t afford an all organic diet, but wants to know where their food is coming from.

      • Reply Denise @ My House, My Rules |

        Sorry Jim, I don’t buy that. Many of us who read here are bloggers, ourselves, and know how to play the affiliate game. I highly doubt you would have written about this meat company if you weren’t getting a kick-back. At the very least you should have disclosed this fact. You could have even used it as a writing opportunity to say this is one source of your income.

        I don’t come to BAD to be spammed, which is what this felt like to me.

        I’ve tried to give you the benefit of the doubt after the plagiarizing scandal from a few weeks back. We all make mistakes, after all. But I’ve come to a place where I simply am having trouble trusting you as a blogger. I wish you luck on your journey to financial stability.

        • Reply Jim |


          There is no income earned… all I get is credit toward my order. I buy the meat and I personally believe they have a great business. Even if I didn’t get the $1 credit from a purchase I would recommend this company.

  • Reply xingcat |

    This is an advertisement, not a blog post. Jim’s posts seem to be mostly attempts to insert his business links into his narrative. I don’t think he’s posting in good faith here.

  • Reply Klm |

    Talking about how he saves money is a perfectly reasonable topic as it relates to debt. But this does read a lot like a commercial and I wonder if he’s getting a kickback.

    • Reply xingcat |

      He is. The URL for the company he’s recommending goes through his own site, so he’s working a referral program, at the very least.

    • Reply Laura |

      When you click the link it says you’ve been referred by elemental unity. So I think he is getting a kickback

  • Reply Jim |

    I am sorry if you all feel this way. I believe I explained it in my last post. That if someone does end up buying from them I get a $1 discount to my order. Anyone that signs up gets a referral code to help them save money on their orders and to spread the word of this wonderful company.

    The reason it goes through my own site is because it is a simple redirect of the referral code, which makes it easier for me to remember and be able to tell people.

    This wasn’t supposed to sound like a commercial, but I really love this product and it is the easiest way to get the freshest meat without having to pay a middle person, that has saved me lots of money and time with food preparation.

  • Reply Connie |

    As I said the last time this subject came up I can’t imagine that buying 40 pounds of ground beef at a time for a family with 2 adults and a small child makes any sense at all. Poor cash management and all that meat has got to have freezer burn by the time you eat it. Thumbs down.

  • Reply Angella |

    While I’m not fond of the referral links, I will vouch for Zaycon foods. I’ve purchasing chicken breasts and ground beef through them, and it’s high quality, and a great savings. The only trouble is having the room to store it all! I try to find a friend or family member to split orders with. 20lbs still lasts a long time! It’s a great way to buy meats in bulk and save money in the long run. I don’t think the $3.99/lb is that great though, I miss the $2.99/lb pricing!

    • Reply Jim |

      You are right about the pricing, the price did go up, but I remember a posting that Zaycon did either on YouTube or through their newsletter that explained why the pricing was going up.

  • Reply Walnut |

    I don’t think it would be difficult at all for Jim’s family to use 40 lbs of beef. If spaghetti, tacos, and hamburgers are regulars on his menu, he’ll use about three pounds of ground beef and leftovers to spare. At that rate, he’ll use all the meet in about three months, which is long before freezer burn sets in.

    I also buy meat in bulk from my family in the farming business. I averaged $3.50/lb for ground beef, steak, short ribs, tenderized steak and ribs. The quality is top notch and very convenient. Before I get new meat, there’s always a few weeks of eating everything out of the freezer so I can store it all without buying another appliance.

    • Reply Jim |

      $3.50 is a superb price Walnut, especially for all the items named. While I do love all three of these meals and yes they are part of our monthly menu, there is so much more that I can do with ground beef.

  • Reply Meg |

    Jim, I had never heard of this company before so I am glad you put it out there. I did sign up through your link that last time you posted about it. I wasn’t able to order anything before (closest pick-up was 1.5 hour one way) until the ground beef sale. I’ll be splitting it with my parents and it works out to be cheaper for us.

  • Reply DC - Kate |

    I love Zaycon. However, not explicitly disclosing that you are getting a referral for posting this is really shady. Did it not occur to you to let people know in the post? Really? This is strike 2 of being ethically challenged.

  • Reply Jennifer |

    Wow, just wow. So the guy make a buck if someone orders something. So do I, if I tell my friend to put me down as a referral. Grow up. I think using alternative sources and not name brand grocery stores is a great way of helping control your debt. Spending less money for the basics=putting that money towards paying off debt. I use Zaycon…it’s a great product. Their chicken is fantastic and less than $2.00 per lb. 40lbs lasts my family of 2 about a year. I wrap each individually and seal it to avoid freezer burn. I also poach the meat and can it. So what if this sounds like a commercial. Jim is just trying to show his readers a less expensive way of feeding your family.

So, what do you think ?