Our local flyer for Fry's (Kroger) had briskets for $1.99 lb. instead of $ 4.99 lb.so I jumped on it. You might want to check your local Kroger ads if you have any near you. Our Costco is $5.49 a pound for choice briskets.
It's been awhile since we've had a chuck roast and I haven't seen a sale on them recently.
I bit the bullet and paid $8.99/lb for one the other day. Freezer diving today for steaks I found a chuckie I bought in June of this year for $4.99/lb.
Now that's what you call inflation, or is it meatflation?