Y’all know I’m a fan of buying my chicken from Zaycon. Their prices are extremely competitive for boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I love the quality, and stocking my freezer with forty pounds of chicken at once means I don’t need to watch sales for a while.
I’ve always been sold on the chicken, but I’d never ordered bacon until recently when Zaycon asked me to write this post about the ordering process in exchange for an order of bacon!! (As hubby says, now I’m really bringing home the bacon.)
The current price, 3.79 per pound, is less than I can buy anywhere else right now. I occasionally find a great sale for 2.99/lb (it’s RARE though), but those sales always place a limit on how many packages can be purchased in one transaction. Getting 36 pounds of bacon at once for that price . . . is exciting.
So how does Zaycon work?
Zaycon holds “events.” Go to their website (through my referral link) and enter your city under “events” to find one in your area. Pay attention to the date, time and location. Zaycon delivers orders via a refrigerated truck to a designated place at a specific time. They do not deliver your order to your home. There is a 30 minute window to pick up your order on that specific date. Check your calendar before you order to be sure you’re available to pick up at that (very) specific time.
If there is one near you, you can order whatever item is being offered for that event online. Payment is made online, and you will receive a receipt via email. Bring that receipt to the pickup place at the pickup time, and some nice person will load your order into your vehicle!
I have a Zaycon folder set up in my email so I can find my receipt easily.
You also need to plan for time to separate your meat into meal-sized portions for freezing. (You don’t want to freeze a big block of meat!) With chicken, this is a HUGE job, but I’m excited to see how much easier it is with the bacon.
Other tips for ordering through Zaycon:
- If you’re scared to purchase THAT much chicken or bacon or whatever, split the order with a friend.
- Write the pick-up date on your calendar. I put it on the calendar in my phone and set reminder alerts.
- If you’re not sure about ordering, go ahead and sign up for Zaycon’s emails. You’ll get a notice whenever an “event” happens near you.
- From experience, I can tell you not to wait if you know you want to order. The events do sell out.
Look for another post soon about my pick-up experience and freezing method!
What have you ordered from Zaycon?
Disclosure: I’m being paid in bacon for this post. For some reason, that statement makes me strangely giddy. The referral links are also mine. That means I get a $1 credit toward my future Zaycon orders every time someone who signed up through my link makes a purchase. Anyone can use a referral link. If you sign up and love it, be sure to refer your own friends and family through your own referral link. Every little bit helps!
I am so sorry to say that it seems Zaycon has gone out of business. I say “seems” because the information I’ve seen says they’ve “suspended” operations and I don’t fully understand what is happening. I’m so so sad about this since this will change how our family keeps our freezer stocked with meat. We’ve been ordering almost all of our chicken, bacon, and shrimp for them for more than five years. If you had ordered recently, I recommend that you call your credit card company or bank (for debit cards) to see what can be done. I’ve heard many people have had success doing this.