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    5 Omaha Steaks

    Anyone ever tried them? I received some several years ago as a gift and they were good. I have a coupon for $49.99:

    2 5oz. filet mignon
    2 5oz. top sirloin
    2 4oz boneless pork chops
    4 4oz boneless chicken breasts
    8 3oz kielebasa
    8 4oz burgers
    plus a couple sides

    My daughter doesn't eat meat. This sounds like a lot and would last me a while. But also $49.99 is a lot for me. Does anyone know about the quality? I can order online but shipping is $18! We do have a store here so I may see if they will honor the coupon.
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    Yeah, their shipping is high. But I have tried their products and they are mostly pretty good. Loved their steaks & burgers especially. They do package really well, with a dry ice pack in a styrofoam (reusable) cooler... inside an outer box, and ship expeditiously.

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    My daughter gave us some as a Xmas gift one year. I've had better meat from our country store here who raises grass fed beef, butchers them and resells them to the public. I donated what we didn't use to the Salvation Army Xmas baskets. The pastor put them in his car and took them home for his family instead of for the Christmas baskets. That was the last time I ever donated to the Salvation Army.

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    A few years ago Omaha Steaks had a bi-plane with a trail flag advertising a steaks package at a low price at the mall parking lot up the road. Had two people tell me when they got there and wanted that special they were ridiculed and laughed at by the salesmen for not buying the more expensive packages. Bet you can do better at your local meat market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bardou View Post
    My daughter gave us some as a Xmas gift one year. I've had better meat from our country store here who raises grass fed beef, butchers them and resells them to the public. I donated what we didn't use to the Salvation Army Xmas baskets. The pastor put them in his car and took them home for his family instead of for the Christmas baskets. That was the last time I ever donated to the Salvation Army.
    This is because they cannot give away perishable foods like raw meats, some dairy products, etc.
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    I got a gift certificate a few years ago and ordered a bundle. The meat was good but not any better than I can get from my local butcher's market. If you don't have a butcher's market, then it may be worth while for you. The thing that got me was that for almost a year after, they kept phoning and emailing me to get me to buy from them again!
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    We we're disappointed, after having bought 1/2 a cow a few times before, quality and cost we no where near what we were looking for.

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    At $49.99 that averages at $8.00/lb (not including shipping) and all but 2 lbs (the steak and chops) of the total 6.25 lbs of meat is sausage, burger or chicken.
    Pretty darned expensive if you ask me.

    Omaha Steaks has tried to scam me a few times by sending their truck around here - last time caught me in a real nasty mood while I was unloading and stacking a wagonful of hay. I asked the guy what his price/lb was on his "wonder-meat". He said he'd have to go back to the truck and figure it up. Haha! When he got back to the truck, he turned around and left the driveway, never to be seen again.

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    You can do better at your local butcher. Had 1 as a gift and the steaks were OK but not worth the price if I paid for them myself. Local guy has good steaks. Amish farmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikealv77 View Post
    You can do better at your local butcher. Had 1 as a gift and the steaks were OK but not worth the price if I paid for them myself. Local guy has good steaks. Amish farmer.
    I'll have to check. Honestly, I've lived in Vegas for 20 years and don't even know if they have a "local butcher".
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    List of local LV butcher shops:

    https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=mea...as+Vegas%2C+NV

    I can do better than Omaha Steaks any day since I live in Des Moines. Even our Fareway -- a discount grocer -- has better beef at a decent price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meemur View Post
    List of local LV butcher shops:

    https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=mea...as+Vegas%2C+NV

    I can do better than Omaha Steaks any day since I live in Des Moines. Even our Fareway -- a discount grocer -- has better beef at a decent price.

    Fareway has great beef, and they don't sell the over priced and hyped black angus crap masquerading as beef that HyVee sells and exorbitant prices! Who in the world pays $19.99 a pound for a T-bone steak in Iowa!?!?!?!
    People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.

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    in a word ... nasty. don't waste your money.

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    We tried it one time. Total ripoff!

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    I've never eaten their beef, but did order some racks of lamb when they had it on sale. It was outstanding, but I used Ina Garten's rub recipe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogey View Post
    in a word ... nasty. don't waste your money.
    I agree. Mom in law sends it every Christmas like clockwork. We've tried every method known to cooks to make those so-called steaks tender and edible. It's shoe leather every time. I want so much for MIL to not do this but hubby insists that as it gives her joy, we must continue. This along with the subscription to the left wing St.Anthony messenger.

    I appreciate the thought but wish she would not think of us this much.
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    Omaha Steaks are not a good deal at all compared to going to your local butcher shop. You know, the tiny little place that’s been in business for 60 years? There’s a reason they’ve been in business that long...

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    Quote Originally Posted by packyderms_wife View Post
    This is because they cannot give away perishable foods like raw meats, some dairy products, etc.
    They were frozen and they gladly accept turkey's which in the past I have donated to the Salvation Army for food baskets. Nope, the preacher was ecstatic at his good fortune. The church has large freezers for the perishables.

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    Lousy deal as dollars go. But, it's a nice gift for someone who has everything. Send them a nice meat package and you will be remembered a half dozen times as they chew on it......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Omaha Steaks are not a good deal at all compared to going to your local butcher shop. You know, the tiny little place that’s been in business for 60 years? There’s a reason they’ve been in business that long...
    Exactly, this is one meat market that people drive from Redding or Grass Valley to purchase the meat. They also take orders for Thanksgiving and Xmas turkey's, fresh.

    https://www.wagonwheelmarket.com/meatdepartment

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    Just my two cents. My brother sent everyone in the family a gift box, what you deescribed and we all gave it away...We had tried it in the past and it was not very good...and, according to dh and son, I'm a good cook but nothing could fix it. All hat and no cattle in relation to their advertisement.
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    I guess I'm the only one, but we got a gift box about ten years ago and I thought it was pretty good. It was a surprise at Christmas time, of course it wasn't perfect but I thought not too bad!

    Oh well , maybe they're gross nowadays
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    Eat more squirrel.....
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    So weird I came across this thread because as I pulled into my driveway coming home from work today, there sat a big Styrofoam box on my front porch. Sure enough, the exact same kind and quantity as listed in the first post by a friend who is very well off, has never sent me any Christmas gift before, but just decided to send all her friends this for Christmas. My freezers are FULL so I will keep on back porch until I head to work tomorrow and haul into the court house. One of the departments has a full sized refrigerator, so I will stack these in these freezer and wait till a client, with kids, in need of everything on top of an order of protection comes in, then I'll load it back up in Styrofoam box and hand it off to them.
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    I like Omaha Steaks a lot. If I could I would order from them like I used to. My budget has me buying reduced for quick sale meats, and also getting as much venison as I can. ( It got a marked down turkey the day after Thanksgiving for $11! Woohoo! I would have bought another but my deep freeze is full of venison and previously bought yellow sticker meats).

    One thing I did learn is the top sirloin is very good. The regular sirloin is not. I like the vegetable dishes, the deserts, and prepared meals such as cordon blue. The pork chops are very good.

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