By Kellene Bishop
Tonight I time traveled back to 1923 so that I could purchase all-natural, boneless, skinless, hormone free, and never-been-frozen chicken breasts. Grant it, I got a little car sick in the DeLorean, and I had a brief run-in with Biff, but it was worth it. I only paid a whomping TWENTY-FOUR CENTS A POUND. Since I had to pre-order it, after all, I bought it in bulk, 80 pounds, Doc Brown says he’ll just drop off the chicken to me on October 24, right here in my city, in the present-day. So that’s service, eh?
Yeah, if you didn’t think I was crazy yet, I just might have convinced you finally, right? *grin* Well you see, that’s almost exactly what I did tonight. I’ve written about this company, Zaycon Foods previously, but our reader base increases by nearly 50% every single month, so I thought I’d better do it again—especially if YOU can manage to save a little coin on a kitchen staple like this too. Here’s the scoop.
I just purchased 80 pounds of all natural, totally fresh, never frozen, boneless, skinless chicken breasts that are completely hormone free with NO additives (including water) or artificial anything. In fact, when I pick up my order of the 80 pounds of chicken breasts, they will have most likely been off of birds that were clucking and pecking less than a week prior. But here’s the really, really great part. My total out-of-pocket costs for this 80 pounds of fabulous chicken breasts was less than 25 cents a pound! Yeah, that’s right. No MLM stuff. No coupons. No fuss. In fact, when I go to pick up my 80 pounds of all-natural boneless, skinless chicken breasts I will simply pull up to the nice man in the designated parking lot, show him my receipt, and before I can say “Howdy Doody” he’ll have loaded the chicken in my car and off I go. Heck, if that’s not Teenage Proof, I don’t know what is.
I then take the chicken home, stuff it in clean and sanitized Mason jars (and reserve a few breasts to cook right away—they are so big and plump and beautiful chicken breasts I just salivate when I think of all of the possibilities as I’m working with it.) Canning the chicken is easy, takes me only 90 minutes at the most, and you will NEVER taste more succulent, moist, perfect chicken as you will when you can this meat. It’s AWESOME…and that chicken soaking in the liquid for a couple years creates the most delicious chicken broth you’ve ever had! DEE-VINE!
Anyway, back to how I got this chicken SO Cheap—and how you can too with no strings attached: I paid so little for so much because it’s just a smart, straightforward business practice employed by Zaycon Foods. They sell various protein products all over the U.S. (and expanding more and more all the time) by the case. They provide PREMIUM protein products at great prices. They build up their customer base strictly by word of mouth through people who are fans of their product and prices—kind of like I’m doing now. If there’s a person out there who hopes to save beaucoup bucks on their proteins (my biggest personal angst in the Principle of Food Preparedness) then all they have to do is simply “enroll” as a customer at ZayconFoods.com. Basically, all that means is that they provide their name and e-mail address. In return, Zaycon Foods will e-mail you when a special deal is coming to your area (about once a month, sometimes less frequently than that depending on the time of year); you decide if the special fits your needs; if it does, you click and buy; if it doesn’t you pass. Nothing else. Nothing fancy. It doesn’t cost anything to enroll. There’s no obligation to purchase. It’s just very straight forward. But here’s a really cool facet of it that I love, love, love! Instead of footing the bill for multi-million dollars of advertising and marketing, Zaycon Foods does this awesome thing of giving you a $1 credit every time someone YOU REFER makes a purchase. Yes, that’s EVERY time they make a purchase. So, let’s say your reading this and you want a killer deal on ALL NATURAL boneless, skinless chicken breasts at only $1.69 a pound (that’s significantly less than I see elsewhere and I’m a total coupon freak! Not to mention the fact that you’re not going to get hormone-free chicken at a price less than $5 a pound nowadays and without water injected in it like Costco and your regular grocery stores do.) So you simply click on this link, which is attached to my unique little referral number/name. You enroll. You purchase. And Poof! I’ll see a nice little “Thank You from Zaycon Foods” e-mail in my box when a person first enrolls—though that’s just about all it says—I have no idea who the person is or what they bought, etc.—AND I see a little notice in my “Referral Account” of another dollar to spend on any Zaycon deal that I’m interested in sometime in the future. The referral $1 happens EVERY TIME my referred folks make a purchase. The referral dollars don’t expire—in fact, I hadn’t made a purchase in about 3 months because I didn’t need what they were offering the last little bit. And since the deals are already so great, you get to stretch these nice little referral dollars that much further.
To date, this is my best out-of-pocket cost yet. My very first Zaycon Foods purchase was for their famous chicken breasts priced at $1.59 a pound and I ended up paying about .59 cent’s a pound. I also purchased 60 pounds of bacon a couple months later and paid less than 55 cents a pound for that! (and yes, you can can your own bacon too, folks! I’ve got all the directions right here.)
On their present deal the price is $1.69 a pound. The boxes are sold in 40 pound increments. I’ve got $116 in credit which will fully pay for 68 pounds. So I only have to come up with $19.20 for the remainder which brings my total out of pocket for 80 POUNDS of all-natural, hormone free, plump, fresh boneless, skinless breasts to a mere .24 cents a pound! Gee, I helped people know how to save money on meat. How hard can that be, eh? I kind of get excited when they are doing chicken because everyone I know loves their chicken which means that they are going to purchase some which means more referral dollars. In fact, if I was smart, I’d wait until the end of the sale neared and then made my purchase so that I could use all of the Referral dollars, but I don’t want to risk NOT getting my chicken. They have a limited supply for each area. So instead, I buy as soon as I know there’s a deal I want.
Here’s a little more detail on how their referral program works. When you enroll, you will select a "referral name", I chose "PrepPro" for referral purposes, so that people can put THAT in as their referral source AND they will also give you a url link that you can post (mine is this: http://www.zayconfoods.com/refer/zf52652 ) so that you can simply give that active URL to your friends and have them just click on it and not worry about remembering a referral name. So then you can just send an e-mail out to your friends and such, or send out a periodic Tweet on Twitter, or post something on Pinterest or Facebook—whatever--that will drum up interest for any sane person who wants to save money on quality proteins. Ta da! That's it. It's simple because all you’re doing is just letting your friends know that there’s this AWESOME solution for saving a LOT of money on great quality proteins. The nice thing is that every time Zaycon comes up with another product to purchase it’s a perfect excuse to do the Happy Dance and share a little brag message just like this one! Who doesn’t want to save money on chicken, beef, pork or fish nowadays?—well, besides vegetarians?
My dollars have been building up from the purchases made by people that I’ve referred all over the U.S.; and it grows fast thanks to modern social media AND because Zaycon is in SO many cities all over the U.S. So find out if they are near you too so that you can at least be notified of deals that are coming your way. No Zaycon deliveries in your area yet? Don’t give up. Still enroll for the notifications, because as soon as there are 100 people in your area that have enrolled, Zaycon will open your area too! If you're in a particular hurry then I wholeheartedly recommend that you call Zaycon and chat with one of their customer service folks and find out what you can do to get Zaycon to come to your area. Regardless, enrolling for their e-mail notifications is one of the more worthwhile times that you give someone else your e-mail address. So it’s still WELL worthwhile to tell your friends, enemies, frenemies and family members about this great way to save money on great products. What more can I say? Well, I’ve got some Chicken Parmesan, Lemon Chicken, as well as Chicken and Dumpling recipes to finesse.
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