Best Ham Price Roundup – as of 12/12/19


Best Ham Prices in the Puget Sound Area

Best Prices on Ham at Grocery Stores

Many people enjoy a festive ham for Christmas! If you’re in the same boat, you might be interested in the best prices currently available.

Around Thanksgiving, I offer a popular best turkey prices roundup, so this year I also decided to bring back a roundup for the best ham prices at Puget Sound area grocery stores.

Remember when comparing ham prices, that there are different cuts of ham. To make this easier for you, I’ve organized my post by ham type as opposed to store.

We typically see the best ham prices during Easter and Christmas. Here’s a little context of the best prices we’ve seen in recent years:

  • 2016 Christmas Season: $1.47/lb
  • 2017 Easter Season: $1.37/lb
  • 2017 Christmas Season: $1.27/lb
  • 2018 Easter Season: $1.27/lb
  • 2018 Easter Season: $1.27/lb
  • 2019 Easter Season: $1.27/lb

It’s absolutely worth mentioning that many grocery stores will have a surplus of hams that they will mark down immediately following the holidays. I’ve found spiral sliced hams for as low as $0.99/lb. So if you dig ham, but don’t have to have it on Christmas, your patience may be rewarded!

Last updated: Thursday, December 12th, 2019

My Favorite Ham Deal this Week

My favorite deal this week is Fred Meyer’s Kroger Spiral Sliced Ham for $1.37/lb. It’s a good quality ham (I know, I’ve purchased them before) at a great price. You can buy cheaper cuts of ham for less, but this is personally the deal I’d steer towards. This is up 10¢/lb from last year, but still a solid price.

Best Ham Prices

  • QFC: $1.17/lb (with card) Cooks Portion Ham, Bone-In, limit 2.
  • QFC: $1.37/lb (with card) Hormel Cure 81 Spiral Ham, Bone-In, limit 2.
  • Costco: $2.39/lb Kirkland Signature Spiral Sliced Ham.
  • Albertsons/Safeway: $2.49/lb for Signature Farms Smoked Shank Half or Whole Ham.
  • Fred Meyer: $2.49/lb for Private Selection Spiral Ham, Bone-In.
  • Albertsons/Safeway: $2.99/lb for Signature Select Spiral Sliced Half Ham.
  • Albertsons/Safeway: $3.49/lb for Signature Select Smoked Boneless Cooked Ham.
  • Albertsons/Safeway: $4.49/lb for Hempler’s Spiral Sliced Semi Boneless Ham.
  • Albertsons/Safeway: $4.99/lb for Hormel Cure 81 Classic Boneless Half Ham.
  • Fred Meyer: $4.99/lb F.G. Meyer Flame Crafted Spiral Ham.
  • Albertson/Safeway: $5.49/lb for Signature Select Carver Ham.
  • Trader Joe’s: $5.99/lb Maple Bourbon Flavored Glazed Uncured Ham.
  • Honey Baked Ham: starting at $54.95. You can order online at honeybakedham.com.

These are the 2018 prices:

  • Grocery Outlet: $1.29/lb Country Ribbon Spiral Bone-in Ham (pricing may differ by region, see your store’s ad for details)
  • Tacoma Boys: $1.99/lb Spiral Smoked Hickory Ham – through 4/23
  • Target: $1.99/lb Market Pantry Hickory Smoked Spiral-Cut Bone-in Ham, $2.99/lb Archer Farms Hickory Smoked Spiral-Sliced Ham.
  • Whole Foods Market: $3.99/lb Semi-Boneless Spiral Sliced Ham (Prime members only) – through 4/16
  • WinCo: $1.27/lb Bone-in Shank Portion Ham, $1.37/lb Bone-in Butt Portion Ham, $1.57/lb Bone-in Half Spiral Ham. Prices good through 11/19.

Ham Dinner Prices

Prices for pre-assembled dinners including sides. I found these up on each store’s website. I recommend you call ahead.

  • QFC: $55.00 for Home Chef Boneless Ham Dinner + sides (feeds 6-8) or $70.00 for Home Chef Ham Dinner + sides (feeds 6-8).
  • Albertsons/Safeway: $59.99 for Spiral Ham Dinner + sides (feeds 8-10).
  • Fred Meyer: $70.00 for Home Chef Ham Dinner + sides (feeds 6-8).
  • Costco: $79.99 for Schwan’s Spiral Ham Dinner + sides (feeds 8). Shipping is included.
  • Honey Baked Ham: $127.95 for Christmas Dinner + sides + Red Velvet Cake (feeds 10-12). Other hams and ham dinners are available, too.
  • Whole Foods Market: $139.99 for Spiral-Sliced Ham Dinner + sides (feeds 8).

Please let me know if you’re aware of a store or deal I’ve missed!

What is your favorite store to buy ham from? For those that may not purchase ham regularly – do you have any recommendations on the type/portion of ham to buy?



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