Just thought to mention that Superstore in Peterborough (ugh - I hate that place but somehow ended up there) has whole pork shoulders on sale for 99 cents a lb. I picked up a 20 pounder for $20 - it's gone into the freezer for some future feast. I had to stop myself from buying two of them because I rarely come across such big ones at such a great price.
Food Basics had approximately 10lb shoulders on sale at 88c/lb last week. Went in this morning and they have received the discount stickers (my local food basics had at least 40 of them). Got two 10lbers for $4.50 or so each. Utterly ridiculous. My wife was already complaining that I had too many homemade sausages and cuts of meat for smoking in the freezer, but I couldn't turn it down at less than 50c/lb!
I bought one and cut it in two with a knife and a hacksaw; froze half of it.
The other half was a delicious pulled pork, barely fitting in my tagine. The yield for half a shoulder was 5 lb pulled meat, and some gelled broth.
I think all the chains will sell pork shoulders and hams for less than $1/lb in January and February. They all did it last year.