What’s a good price for a turkey?
As in years past, this year I’m tracking current best prices of turkeys at local grocery stores (for my area – the Puget Sound). I recently had a reader ask, “what’s a good price for a turkey?” and I thought this was a great question worth taking time out to answer!
There are a few factors to consider when looking for the right turkey deal for you:
Most stores require a grocery purchase for the best turkey price.
When looking at where to buy your turkey, consider first where you do the bulk of your shopping. Most stores are offering a solid discount on a turkey, but only if you spend money on additional groceries in the store. For instance, Safeway is offering turkey at $0.69/lb when you spend $35 or more. If you spend $35 or more at Albertsons, you’ll score a “buy one, get one free” turkey promotion. And if you spend $150 or more at Fred Meyer, you’ll score a FREE turkey. If you normally do your shopping at Safeway and don’t typically spend much on your weekly grocery bill – that may be a deal to consider. However, Fred Meyer may be a more attractive deal if you’re planning on doing some apparel or housewares shopping.
Obviously, the less you have to pay to get the deal, the better. Some stores even include the turkey as part of the grocery purchase, and some stores use the price before any coupons are deducted as the minimum. Make sure you understand the fine print of the offer as it’s likely to vary from store to store.