Monday, November 9, 2009

Omaha Steaks Sales-Tax Free Shopping


Centsible's Sales Tax Free Shopping Series

Omaha Steaks Does Not Charge Sales Tax on Orders Shipping Outside of Nebraska, New York, North Carolina and Rhode Island.

Omaha Steaks offers sales tax savings for orders shipping outside of Nebraska, North Carolina, New York and Rhode Island. The tax-free status applies to items that are 'non-food' only. This confused us, as from what we can see, everything at Omaha Steaks is edible! After some experimentation, it was discovered that the only items that are taxed in the taxable states are the pet treats (I guess those aren't people food!).

How much savings does this mean and what are the shipping charges?


Depending on the state you live in, your state sales tax savings are between 1% (Illinois food sales tax) and 5.5% (Tennessee food sales tax).* Standard delivery for Omaha Steaks premium meats, poultry & seafoods, dessert items, side dishes and precooked meals depends on the method of shipment requested, your delivery location and the total dollar value of your order. Standard shipping charges varying between $13.99 and $21.99: expedited delivery, Saturday delivery and Canadian-Alaskan-Hawaiian-Puerto Rican-USVI deliveries all involve additional delivery costs. Many free shipping promotions and free gifts are offered at Omaha Steaks, which will cut down on these honestly average shipping costs. The Centsible opinion is that Omaha Steaks offer a good value for pre-cooked meals delivered to your home. Sales tax savings can help your budget and free shipping with free gifts make it a steal if you can find these. Sales tax is also not charged on any orders shipping from check out the Omaha Steaks Storefront on Amazon to compare prices. Although shipping policies remain the same and you'll have to deal direct with Omaha Steaks on possible returns, you might be able to find an promotion that tips the scales in their favor for bargain-hunting: check out the Omaha Steaks Storefront at to see if they've got any special offers running.

Is this a good deal for you?

If you're looking to send gifts to several recipients, Omaha Steaks is a good choice for avoiding sales tax and their website makes it very easy to deliver to multiple addresses. Try to wait for a free shipping or free gift promotion if you can. If you're ordering for just yourself, be sure to check out Amazon for competitive pricing.

Be sure to check out Centsible's full online review of the Omaha Steaks Online Shopping Experience for complete details. For part 9 in the series, tomorrow we'll be reviewing The Swiss Colony online shopping sales tax breaks.

* Sales tax rate information taken from the FTA State Sales Tax Rates as of January 1, 2008 -

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