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Question about Stop & Shop ad in CT Porterhouse steak sale

javaandjazz Oct 7, 2010 06:28 AM

My coworker just showed me Stop & Shop's latest sale flyer that he received in the mail last night. It has porterhouse steak on sale on the front page for $4.99 per pound and just below that sale price it says "choice poterhouse or t-bone is $6.99 per pound". Does that mean the $4.99 porterhouse is "select". Is this something new with them?

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    JayCT RE: javaandjazz Oct 7, 2010 06:51 AM

    No, Stop & Shop has always had two different levels of meat offerings. There is usually a separate part of the meat case with these better quality meats. Personally I rarely buy them because they are more expensive. Jay

    1. bagelman01 RE: javaandjazz Oct 7, 2010 07:35 AM

      I just read the flyer, what you missed about the more expensive meat is the Certified Angus Beef logo. Both offerings are marked choice.

      there has been a thread on Chowhound about Certified Angus being a marketing ploy, as most beef spld in America is Angus anyway.

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        javaandjazz RE: bagelman01 Oct 7, 2010 07:58 AM

        Thanks, we read the small print that we didn't see before!

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          bagelman01 RE: javaandjazz Oct 7, 2010 08:04 AM

          Don't wate your money on the Certified Angus, it's no better than the usual at Stop and Shop.
          Last week I watched the meat manager in our local store pulling steaks from a box, labelling some with the higher price and affixing the certified Angus stickers (which were in the box with the meat), and putting the rest out at the lower price.

      2. junescook RE: javaandjazz Oct 7, 2010 08:15 AM

        Stop and Shop runs this special fairly regularly, and if you don't like what you see, ask the butcher for what you want. While ribs with a big deckle are my favorite steak, porterhouse a 4.99 are still an excellent deal. Sometimes I will cook them as such. However the last time they had them on sale, I picked out two that had filets that were about as large as the strips and perhaps 1 1/2" thick. Then I cut them apart and cooked the filets for dinner and froze the strips for later.

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