All of your ButcherBox questions answered!

ButcherBox has been on my radar for several years now! Smylie and I have even given it as a gift to a good friend (it’s a great gift for anyone that enjoys cooking or any grill enthusiasts you know)! I didn’t fully appreciate the convenience and luxury of having high-quality meats in the freezer until last year during quarantine. A local meat supplier that typically sells to Birmingham restaurants began offering curbside pickup of cuts of meat. Now that restaurants are back open, they have limited that service and ButcherBox came to the rescue! It is so nice to have the freezer stocked with high-quality, great-tasting protein sources – especially when returning home from travel. I am thrilled to be partnering with ButcherBox and I hope that after reading this post, you will want to try it for yourself, too!

What is it?

ButcherBox is a subscription service that delivers high-quality meat (beef, pork, chicken and seafood) right to your doorstep.
  • Beef is grass-fed and grass-finished

  • Pork is heritage-breed

  • Chicken is free-range and organic

  • Seafood is wild-caught

To learn more about Butcherbox’s sourcing, click here.

How does it work?

1. Choose your box

Choose between custom and curated box options based on your preferences/the number of people in your family.

Custom Boxes: Select your own cuts and have the option to switch it up every order! This is a great option to include speciality cuts that you may have a hard time finding at local stores. Cut Options: choose your own cuts from a variety of Beef, Pork, Chicken, and Seafood

Curated Boxes: Let ButcherBox surprise you with the cuts! Cut Options: choose from the following pre-selected mixes:  Beef/Pork/Chicken, Beef/Pork, Beef/Chicken, or All Beef

 2. Choose Box Size

Classic or Big Box
Classic: Good for individuals and small families
Big box: Good for mid-size families and large freezers
There is also an option for shipping frequency. The default option is 4 weeks but it allows you to change it to every 6 or 8 weeks.
*Pause or cancel anytime – no penalties!

3. Select Add-Ons

Here are the add-ons that are currently offered:

4. Checkout

Shipping is always free!

What is the cost?

Custom Boxes

Classic Box

6 cuts:  9-14 lbs of meat

$149 per month

Big Box

12 cuts: 18-26 lbs of meat

$270 per month

Curated Boxes

Classic Box

5 cuts: 8-11 lbs of meat

$129 per month

Big Box

10 cuts: 16-22 lbs of meat

$238 per month

I selected the Beef/Pork/Chicken curated box option and our first box came with chicken tenders, ground beef, strip loin steaks, ribeye steaks, beef sirloin tips, pork spareribs and bacon. I like the surprise element and the fact that I’ll most likely receive a cut of meat that I might not choose myself – encouraging me to step out of my comfort zone and try a new recipe!
I really appreciate how the meat is portioned – for example the 3lbs of chicken tenders I received are separated into 3 packs and the ground beef is portioned in 1 lb packs, which makes it easy to only defrost what you need.
Browse all of the cut options here!

How do I defrost the meat? 

I found this article very helpful for how to safely defrost meats.

What else do I need to know?

  • Members can pause, cancel, or edit their ship date at any time before the next order is billed via their individual account page. You can expect no hidden fees, penalties, or delays!
  • All members have the option to choose from a variety of add-ons for an additional cost.
  • All members have access to member deals! These deals change frequently.
  • All members can select the frequency of shipment. Once you’re a member, you can choose to receive the box every 2, 4, 6, or 8 weeks.
  • ButcherBox securely packages and ships straight to the consumer’s door and shipping is always free!
  • Upon arrival, the meat is always frozen or cold to the touch and safe to eat (below 40° F).

Can I give ButcherBox as a gift?

They offer one-time gift box options! If you prefer to give a one-time custom box, sign up for membership (free of charge) and then cancel the membership before the next billing cycle. Gift certificates are also available.

Are there any new member deals right now? 

If you’re planning to watch some basketball over the next few weeks, you’re in luck! ButcherBox is currently having a flash sale on chicken wings – a perfect game day food – for new members! If you sign up today or tomorrow (March 18-19), you’ll receive 3 lbs of free-range organic chicken wings plus $10 off your first box if you use this link!
The quality and the convenience of having it delivered to your doorstep are my two favorite things about ButcherBox. I have been so impressed with everything we’ve tried and can’t wait to experiment with the pork spareribs over the weekend!
Have any questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to me!
Always finding joy,

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