The Deal King

For those of you who may not know it, I am a master when it comes to finding great deals. It has even earned me the nickname of “The Deal King” from some of my friends. If there’s anything you need, I can most likely find it for between 25% and 75% off retail.

How do I do it? That’s a secret. Well, actually, it’s not. I’ve made a list of websites that I’ve found that offer excellent deals on a wide variety of products. I check the sites every day, several times a day, in hopes of finding that amazing deal that just hit the web.

Now, I’m not about to give out my list of sites. It’s taken me several years to build this with sites that have a high signal-to-noise ratio for good deals. It seems that most of the deal sites out there are referral sites– the owner signs up with Commission Junction and Linkshare, and tries to pass off their coupon codes and promotions as legitimate good deals, which they are not. The sites I visit do use referral sites like these, but they do not limit their content exclusively to deals that make them money.

So, the other day, I stumbled upon this Omaha Steaks deal. Now, I fully understand that Omaha Steaks charge a premium price for their merchandise. Because of that, I would never buy their products at full price. Never. I do not enjoy getting ripped off.

Anyway, this deal I found is amazing. I ordered one of them, and was pleased with the discount I received. The order total, without shipping or the coupon code, would have been $205. With my discounts, the total was reduced 70.7% down to a total of $59.99. Not a bad deal at all, considering the product was initially very overpriced.

Yesterday, however, I called and cancelled my order. It turns out that I discovered this coupon code that would allow me to save even more. I called Omaha Steaks, and they contacted the warehouse to cancel the order. They were very friendly, and the call only took about 3 minutes from start to finish. They get an “A” for service so far, although I have a feeling that the customer service is only that good as a result of charging triple what their products are worth.

So anyway, here are the specs on this deal:

List price: $235
Final Price: $63.99
Shipping: $13.99
Out the door: $77.98

Here’s what I got:

The American Celebration $205.00 $59.99
4 (5 oz.) Filet Mignons
4 (5 oz.) Top Sirloins
4 (4 oz.) Boneless Pork Chops
2 (4.5 oz.) Stuffed Sole with Scallops and Crab
8 (3 oz.) Gourmet Franks
4 (4 oz.) Omaha Steaks Burgers
10 portions Potatoes au Gratin

For a true all-American feast, you can’t go wrong with this combo. You’ll find a wonderful variety including Omaha Steaks Filet Mignons and Top Sirloins. Plus, you’ll also get a delicious assortment of Omaha Steaks gourmet selections. It’s the perfect way to enjoy all your favorites!

2 (1 lb.) Packages Shrimp & Crab Parmesan Dip $30 $24 $4

Large pieces of shrimp and crab blended with quality ingredients to create a unique and versatile seafood appetizer. Just bake and serve hot as a dip or spread.

6 Burgers, Cutlery & Cutting Board

Free Gifts (free)
6-Piece Cutlery Set including an 8 inch Chef’s Knife, an 8 inch Carving Knife, Boning Knife, Utility Knife, Paring Knife and Sharpening Steel accompanied by a handy, dishwasher-safe cutting board. Plus, you’ll receive six old-fashioned Omaha Steaks Burgers absolutely FREE

Omaha Steaks Goodlife Guide & Cookbook

Here’s how you can get this deal, too:

  • Click this link to activate the $20 off $75 purchase coupon.
  • Click “Order From a Mailing” in the upper left underneath the search form.
  • Enter Priority code BA5085 and hit Continue.
  • Enter Item# 7819bbb
  • click Add to cart
  • Browse their catalog for another item of your choice totaling $15.01 or greater. I chose the Shrimp & Crab Parmesan Dip. Another cheaper option is the Italian Chicken, for about $24 as well. There are four of five items that come in for between $22 and $25. Add one of them.

NOTE: Make sure the $20 off $75 appears on your order before you supply your credit card information. If the discount doesn’t appear, clear your cookies, close your browser, reopen it, and try again. It will work.

If you order the same “filler item” that I bought, your order will end up costing $63.99 + $13.99 shipping = $77.98. Basically, that is 72.8% off their regular prices!

Enjoy, and don’t be afraid to send some to me as a gift. ;)

Mike

2 thoughts on “The Deal King

  1. I prefer the manager specials at the groceries. Just invest in a good freezer and you can do real well here. The stuff all needs to be frozen immediatly–but so what it is still good stuff. I can walk out of the local fry’s grocery with a shopping cart of meat for 50$.
    I buy spices and basic sauce necessities–rice vinegar-flavored oils and such–and prepare my own mixes for flavoring.
    I can at an a moments whim prepare any Cajun, Thai, Meditereanean or italian recipes.
    The Omaha Steak stuff is alright but I have found the portions smallish.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Christopher. :)

    We used to buy meat in bulk from the grocery stores, but it never seemed to work out very well for us.

    At first, the meat would get freezerburnt because we weren’t properly packaging it. We were basically sticking the meat in a ziploc, and tossing it in the freezer. Obviously that isn’t the way to go.

    We then moved on to wrapping the meat tightly in plastic wrap, and then wrapping that in two layers of white freezer paper. Believe it or not, that worked fairly well. The freezer paper was expensive, though, so it reduced the savings we received from buying in bulk.

    We then progressed to a FoodSaver. You know, one of those crazy devices that suck the air out of the bag and then seal it? Well, it worked OK for a while. It was awkward to use, and didn’t quite pull all of the air out of the bag. A few months ago (after cooking 10lbs of chicken for freezing), the machine broke.

    So now, we just run up to the grocery store when we need dinner… it’s only about a mile or so away.

    You are right, the Omaha Steaks portions are pretty small, unless you order the products that have larger portions, in which case you will be paying a price that is proportional to the portion size. Having small portions isn’t entirely bad, though. When I pickup a steak at the store, I usually get an eight to twelve ounce steak. With the Omaha Steaks, the portion is only 5 oz, so we eat more side dishes. Since our side dishes are mostly fresh vegetables or bread, we end up getting just as full from a meal that is most likely healthier than a huge chunk of meat.

    Well, I’m off to do some exploring at the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge. Thanks again for commenting!

    Mike

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