I look at Wal-Mart, on base, Albertsons and Smiths, the meat prices are near the same. Some of the thick cut is about $9 a pound and some of the regular is running about $7 a pound, ground beef is about $6 a pound based on 83% lean. This is going off the top of my head. The only semi-good deal was Albertsons, buy one and get one free for the beef and the pork is buy one and get two free. Any one else seeing the rise in price? If so, please indicate the cost.