dealsfour 4 oz. filets mignons for $19.99 + shipping

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Works out to $20 per pound. Plus $14 shipping, so it's $34 per pound.

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@speedoo: Agreed. The shipping easily kills anything close to a deal on this. BTW - that's their flat rate for any order under $40. It comes in 7-10 business days. I won't post the next day rates or "express" rates.

Looking for a deal? Drive to the corner store and buy some meat.

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Wouldn't this be filets mignon?

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@augustepdx: In French, the plural should be filets mignons. You'd need to make the adjective plural, too.

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When I lived in the Philadelphia suburbs, there actually was an Omaha Steaks store that you could go to instead of buying them online.

In any event, I was always curious, are these steaks even any good? Seems pretty expensive instead of going to a local butcher.

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@hypnoticsilence: No. Not good. You can get better fresh meat at any butcher or even at the grocery store at a much better price.

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bought a huge sampler pack from omaha steaks a while ago. general consensus is that the food is good, but their normal deals (like this) aren't really worth it. we got like 12 steaks, 24 burgers, 12 hot dogs, potatoes, pork chops, and some stuffed fish for i think $90 before shipping, $110 after. honestly, though, for the price, a place like whole foods or a butcher will give you better meat for the same, possibly a lower price.

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From a Nebraskan himself who is constantly spoiled with excellent meat options, Omaha Steaks generally sells a higher quality cut of meat than you can find at a chain grocery store. However, if you know and trust a local butcher -- stay local.

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@fmfbrestel: I have one word for everyone, Costco.

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@catbertthegreat: Costco? hope your steak knife is sharp.

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I'm unimpressed...I got one of the assortment packs from Omaha Steaks through another mail offer and was not thrilled with the quality considering the price.

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The issue for me, is that this really is not a great deal. At about $9 a filet after delivery, you are paying a lot for a very small, albeit fine, piece of meat. Omaha should have thrown in their burgers or discounted shipping for Wooters.

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@fmfbrestel: said "@catbertthegreat: Costco? hope your steak knife is sharp."

Costco meats, in my opinion, are very good (short of excellent) and generally a terrific value...just be careful when selecting.

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@wootvan

I think that's with every supermarket (wholesalers or otherwise).
Quality of meats can vary even from week to week as far as I've seen and I probably have more grocery shopping cards than I can count (I can think of 5 off the top of my head)

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buy better from a local butcher. Great if someone gifts you. Kind of silly to ship to yourself.

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I got a variety pack at a local store once and was not pleased at all...the food was freezer burnt!

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I've gotten one of their huge samplers before. Steaks are pretty good, the sirloin tips were not. Hot dogs are outstanding. That being said - this deal sucks.

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@speedoo: $20 (or $34 w/ shipping) per pound for frozen steaks.

I'll admit that I've never tried Omaha steaks, but that's because I don't understand how their steaks can possibly be of high quality if they're frozen.

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Freezing, if it is done properly, will not harm the steaks. There's no excuse for freezer burn (whoever brought that up). My Omaha filets were not damaged by freezing. What they were was just small lumps of overpriced snot. If you judge things solely by tenderness, then fine, but I like my beef to have some taste as well.

As other's pointed out you'd do better at a real butcher shop or at the meat counter in a higher end grocery.

By the way, the hot dogs were ok, but not the best I've had.

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omaha steaks is offering 5 filets and 6 free steak burgers for $19.95 on line.

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Not a gtrat deal, My wife just made me fall off my bar stool by asking if these steaks were "refurbished"

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No one's even mentioned that the steak in the photo is waaaay overcooked.

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We bought an Omaha Steaks sampler a while back, wasn't that great. The beef was ok, but the pork chops and twice baked potatoes were horrible.

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To those knocking Costco meat, you should never trust them to properly trim a piece of meat. A little extra time you can cut off the excess fat and trim away the silver skin they missed.

If you want to learn to properly trim a piece of meat, find the old Good Eats episode where he cuts and trims an entire beef tenderloin PISMO.

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I've had Omaha stakes before and I've really enjoyed their quality. Not like something you could just buy in a grocery store. I usually only get them like once a year because I can't afford them on a regular basis

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@rnatalie: I've had frozen steaks that weren't terrible, but never one that was as good as non-frozen.

My understanding is that Freezing = ice crystal formation = damaged cells = less moist steak.

@catbertthegreat: I love Alton Brown & Good Eats. I have "Tender Is The Loin" parts 1 & 2 (1 is the episode in which he shows how to finish butchering a PSMO ("Peeled, Side Meat On" - there's no "i" even though it's pronounced, "PIZ-mo") permanently saved on my Tivo. I have followed his directions with my own PSMOs a few times now.

I seriously doubt that these frozen fillets would be nearly as good.... Especially since I can cut mine from the middle of the tenderloin (meaning wider steaks than these) and make them 1.5" thick.

Man, now I want steak.