Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Stock Up on Thanksgiving Turkey Deals | Kitchen Economics

This is a big week at the grocery store for holiday staples. Turkey, potatoes, fresh cranberries, sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, canned goods, and everything else you need to make a complete Thanksgiving meal are all on sale. At no other time of the year will you find turkeys at rock bottom prices.

Every year, Giant Food Stores of PA has a FREE turkey promotion that I always take advantage of. You have about 4 weeks to spend $400 to earn the FREE turkey. If you aren't interested in the free turkey, they give you the option of a free Stouffer's Party Size Lasagna. I usually pick the free turkey.

This year, Wegman's is offering whole, frozen turkeys at .39/lb when you spend $25 or more. There is a limit of one per customer. I will take advantage of that deal too and send the turkey to the food bank. Outside of the free turkey promotion, that is the best price that I have seen.

If you have a freezer, roast the turkey immediately and freeze the cooked meat in 2 cup portions for future meals. Stretch your dollar even more and make homemade turkey stock that can also be stored in the freezer. I store mine in 32 oz glass jars.

And if you're not sure what to do with all of that turkey in your freezer, here are a few ideas:

Are you taking advantage of the turkey bargains this week? What is the best deal on turkey that you have seen? Let us know in comments.

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1 comment:

  1. Great reminder!

    We just purchased a chest freezer -- the cost of operating it for one year is so low it will help us stock up on these seasonal deals on turkey and ham. We also cook and freeze in meal-sized portions, as it makes for some quick weeknight meals!


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