Most of us are looking for a way to save some money. You have probably done couponing and bulk stores like Costco or Sams, but meat is still expensive! Especially, natural and organic meats. At Costco, I would pay $2.99 per pound for natural hormone free chicken!
Recently, I was given the opportunity to try a company new to the Dallas area, Zaycon Foods. Zaycon foods works directly with farmers to bring you fresh from the farm (the chicken I tried was only 24 hours old!)never been frozen, hormone free, all natural chicken at a discounted price. How do they do this? Well, they buy and sell in bulk. 40lbs per case to be specific. How discounted is the meat? This really depends on a myriad of circumstances from how many participate in the events to the price of grain and so on but during the run that I participated in meat was $1.65/lb and this time it will be $1.49 per pound! What about quality? My experience was incredible. The meat was delicious and no matter if it was eaten fresh or if I had frozen it, it was great. The hardest part has been deciding how to use it all! Zaycon has also started offering ground beef to certain areas and is working on getting a beef event set up near Dallas!
The next question is how to participate. Zaycon Foods does events in 6 different states right now. To find out if they do one near you, visit the locations tab, but even if you do not see an event near you, you can register and Zaycon Foods may schedule one near you if there is enough interest, so be sure to pass the site along! Once you sign up, you will receive an email any time there is an event in your area. Don't worry, Zaycon doesn't send spam. The only emails I have received were directly related to upcoming events and locations. You will then get an email letting you know when you are able to order. Ordering is done online and you can even make small payments into your account so that you can spread out the cost!
The N. Texas chicken event will be held on Jan 29th, 2011. I have a little "inside" information and can tell you that the pick up locations for the Jan 29th event will be: Prosper, Plano, Mesquite. You will be able to reserve and pay for your order within the next two days. Price per pound is $1.49 and quantities are sold in 40lb cases.
Now here is the fun part! I have 2 40lb cases of chicken to give away! I know sounds a bit strange, but let me tell you how it works. If you visit the Zaycon Foods website and register you will receive 1 (ONE) entry. If you LIKE Zaycon Foods on Facebook you will receive 1 (ONE) entry. If you Like Molding Minds Homeschool on Facebook you will receive 1 (ONE) entry. If you Follow My Blog you will receive 1 (ONE) entry. And last but not least if you Follow Me on Twitter you will receive 1(ONE) entry. That is a total of 5 possible entries! Please post a separate comment for each entry. Remember I have 2 cases to give away so I will be drawing twice so that is actually 10 chances to win! I will draw the 2 winners on January 21st at 3pm. Winners will be contacted by email and will need to respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn.
If you win and are near a pick up location you must be willing to drive to one of those pickup locations on the day of the event to collect your prize. I can not store the chicken at my house (4olbs of chicken takes up alot of space!) so you will have to pick it up. Please do not enter unless you can agree to these rules. Chicken is not something I can hold on to until the next person is picked and I would hate for anyone to miss out on something like this!
I was paid in the form of one 40lb case of chicken for this review and giveaway. The review is my honest assement and oppinion of the chicken.
UPDATE: Zaycon has generously offered $35 gift card to your favorite grocery store for anyone who registers and wins but isnt within range of the pick up locations! Entry is the same as above!!!