Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Omaha Steaks

Last Christmas, I purchased a package of yummy looking food from Omaha Steaks for my son's godparents.  While Omaha Steaks is pretty expensive, they do have some good sales now and then and I got the entire package at a decent price.

After ordering, I started getting a lot of mail from them, telling me about their current offers, etc.. and I would just throw them in the trash.  One day, I noticed on one of the envelopes it said "Your $20 Gift Card is Enclosed".  Curious, I opened it up to find some new special that they were offering me that was marked down to $99 or something along those lines, and then a $20 Promo Code to use, on top of that.  While I wasn't interested in the special, I decided to see if that promo code worked with a different order - and it did.  I ended up ordering 4 Top Sirloin Steaks, plus got 6 Sirloin Hamburger Patties, a knife set, and a cutting board for free.  Shipping on these are pretty expensive - they use heavy duty foam boxes along with dry ice to keep everything completely frozen, so it's around $15.00 minimum for shipping.  My total came to about $11 after the promo code, and I thought that was a pretty good deal!

Now, just 2 months later, I got another $20 "Gift Card" in the mail from them!  I decided I wanted to see how low I could go with it, so I picked the cheapest thing on the website, but no luck - you have to spend at least $20 including shipping for it to work, so there will always be a little out of pocket.  Instead, I found some Napa Cabernet Glaze on sale for $6.99.  After shipping and having the promo code applied, it came to $0.98.  I'm always looking for a way to add a little flavor to steaks, so I am excited to try this - the UPS man just dropped it off!  I am hoping I get another one of these promo codes in a few months so that I can try even more of their glazes and seasonings for cheap.

The bonus is that, like I mentioned, it gets delivered in a heavy duty foam box, which can easily be re-used for a number of things, plus you get a nice big chunk of dry ice, which is super fun to do some science experiments with!

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