Tops Markets Chicken Meal Deal – Is it Really Worth it??
It’s been a long time since I did a price comparison of the Tops Markets Meal Deals and I thought I would do one since they have the chicken meal deal this week, and I think it looks like a good one. Do note that the prices of the chicken packages depends how the store packages them. Price totals are based on a 6 lb package at each store based on per pound price.
TOPS MARKETS Meal Deal
Boneless Skinless Chicken 5-6 lbs – $3.99 per lb making the packages average $20
(note this depends how they package them, some stores can be $18 – $23)
Kraft Barbecue Sauce 17.5-18 oz. btl.
McCormick Grill Mates Marinades .71-1.25 oz. packet
Tops Deli Salads, Mustard Egg Potato, Classic Potato, Macaroni or Cole Slaw, 16 oz. pkg.
Fresh Baked Angel Food Cake, 10 oz. pkg.
Solo Heavy Duty Plates 8.5 inch, 44 ct. pkg.
Tops Tortilla Chips Round, Mini Round and Restaurant Style, 11.5 oz. bag
Tops Shredded Cheese 6-8 oz. pkg.
Tops Salsa, 16 oz. jar
Tops Sour Cream 8 oz. cont.
Tops Spring Water 12 Pack 12/16.9 fl. oz. btls.
TOTAL COST = about $20.00
COMPARING TO WEGMANS as close as I can….
Boneless Skinless Chicken 5-6 lbs – $1.79 (usually I find $11 range packages lowest)
Kraft Barbecue Sauce 18 oz – $1.69
McCormick Grill Mates Marinades Packet – $0.99
Wegmans Brand Deli Salads, 16 oz as low as $4.29
Wegmans Brand Angel Food Cake, 10 oz – $5.99
Dixie Plates, Ultra, 8-1/2 Inch 64 ct – $5.49
Wegmans Brand Tortilla Chips, 10 oz – $2.99
Wegmans Shredded Cheese 8 oz. pkg. – $1.99
Wegmans Salsa, 16 oz. jar – $1.99
Wegmans Sour Cream, 8 oz – $0.99
Wegmans Brand Bottled Water ,24 pk – $2.49
TOTAL COST = about $39.90
COMPARING TO WALMART as close as I can….
Boneless Skinless Chicken 5-6 lbs – $1.88 per lb (making packages about $11 range)
Kraft Barbecue Sauce 18 oz – $1.18
McCormick Grill Mates Marinades Packet – $0.98
Walmart Brand Deli Salads, 16 oz as low as $2.36
Walmart Brand Angel Food Cake, 14 oz – $3.98
Dixie Brand Heavy Duty Plates, 40 ct – $4.97
Great Value Tortilla Chips, 10 oz – $0.92
Great Value Shredded Cheese 8 oz. pkg. – $1.88
Great Value Salsa, 16 oz. jar – $2.48
Great Value Sour Cream, 16 oz – $1.00
Walmart Brand Bottled Water, 24 pk – $2.68
TOTAL COST = about $33.43
So as you can see from the breakdown that contrary to popular belief that these meal deals are a rip off, you can clearly see that if you were to go to Wegmans or Walmart and purchase the same (as close as you can) products you would be paying a lot more. With grocery shopping, and any shopping for that matter, you should always price compare to see if the deal you are getting or that is advertised is in fact really a good deal. In my opinion this meal deal is definitely a good deal! Don’t be fooled by the $3.99 per pound price at Tops. This price is the retail price of the chicken. When on sale, it will be cheaper. Due to them offering the free items (valued over $20) they sell the chicken for retail price. It’s how a grocery store that offers sales regularly works you guys. I assure you, they are not ripping you off! Be sure to read the articles below where I have compared other meal deals as well in the paste. I even compared to Aldi’s!
Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Previous Meal deal comparisons I’ve done:
- Tops Markets Ground Beef Meal Deal Price Comparison to Wegmans
- Tops Beef Meal Deal Price Comparison to Wegmans and Aldis
- Tops Markets vs Wegmans: Pork Chops Meal Deal Comparison
- Tops Markets vs Wegmans: Beef Meal Deal Comparison
- Tops Markets Vs Wegmans Chicken Meal Deal Price Comparision
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