Best Turkey Prices at the Grocery Store (Near You)

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Best Turkey Prices, Coupons & Deals

Once again this year, we’re rounding up the best turkey prices at grocery stores across the nation! As we’ve tracked turkey prices for years now, you’ll notice that in some cases we’ve left notes on prior years’ pricing.

We also addressed the question “what’s a good price for a turkey?” which you might find helpful to read when considering these deals. That post has been updated for 2020, so it’s a great place to start!

PS – Love a good deal? Check out our extensive list of the Best Amazon Subscribe and Save Deals, updated frequently!

Last updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Acme Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Spend $300 now through Thursday, November 26 ad get a FREE turkey (10-22 lb. avg.). You’ll need to add the Just 4 U digital coupon and enter your linked phone number each time you shop.

Albertsons Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Safeway and Albertsons have released their 2020 turkey price. This year, you can get a FREE frozen turkey with a $150 grocery purchase (limit 1) OR $0.49/lb with $50 grocery purchase (limit 1). This is identical to the past couple years’ price and offer.

For 2020, Albertsons is offering a turkey dinner for $59.99. This is the same price as the last two years, but $5 up from 2017. You can find the same price at Safeway.

Here’s what’s included: 10-12 lb. Fully Cooked Turkey, 48 oz. Mashed Potatoes, 28 oz. Traditional Stuffing, 14 oz. Cranberry Sauce, 24 oz. Gravy; serves 8-10. (The size of the stuffing went down 2 oz., but otherwise this is exactly the same as last year’s offer.)

If you live in another region (other than Western Washington), do take a peek at your ad first! You might find your store is running another deal.

Aldi Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* The Aldi turkey price for 2020 is $0.87/lb for a frozen Butterball Whole Turkey (10 – 22 lb, limit 2). This is a fantastic price per pound for Butterball if you have an Aldi store near you. I especially love that it doesn’t require any additional purchase, coupon, etc. to get this price. This price is unchanged from 2019.

Aldi also has a frozen antibiotic free whole turkey for $1.29/lb. This is 10¢/lb. more than the 2019 price.

In addition, Aldi has a plan that puts together an entire Thanksgiving dinner for under $30. It includes 11 items (including the turkey)!

Amazon Fresh Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Running out of time? Amazon Fresh will help you stock up on everything you need for your Thanksgiving dinner, at reasonable prices, too!

Fresh turkeys will be available soon, but if you want to pick up your frozen turkey now, you can get a Diestel whole turkey for $19.90 (10-12 lbs.). That works out to as low as $1.66/lb.

BI-LO Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* BI-LO has released their 2020 turkey price. Pick up a Butterball Grade A Frozen Turkey (10 lbs and up) for $0.99/lb, limit 1.

They also have a price match guarantee on holiday items (like this turkey) if you see it advertised elsewhere for less.

Costco Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* It appears that Costco is sticking with their long-held turkey price once again this year.

They’re continuing to offer fresh young turkeys at $0.99/lb. This price has been pretty darn stable since I started tracking Costco turkey prices (about 2013). This is a very good price for fresh turkeys, particularly because Costco does not require additional purchase. Also, note that these are FRESH turkeys, not frozen.

Cub Foods Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Cub Foods has their Essential Everyday frozen turkey for $0.99/lb, limit 1.

And if you want Cub Foods to do the cooking for you, they’ll do that, too: their Traditional Turkey Dinner serves 6-8 and is priced at $99.99. It includes a 10-12 lb turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, Hawaiian rolls, a pumpkin pie, and your choice of 2 additional sides.

Fareway Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Get a FREE Fareway Basted Young Turkey (up to 14 lb) when you purchase $50 or more from Fareway’s fresh meat counter. They have some good prices on meat this week ($1.79/lb for pork chops, $3.88/lb for boneless arm roast) that will help you reach the $50 threshold.

Food Lion Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Get a frozen turkey for $0.39/lb with your MVP card and an additional $35 purchase. Turkey must be 10 lbs or larger and there is a limit of 2.

Fred Meyer Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Fred Meyer has released their 2020 turkey pricing: $0.47 per pound with a $50 minimum purchase. Additionally, you can get a FREE turkey when you spend $150 or more (limit 1 per transaction).

This is actually a price drop from 2019! Last year’s price was $0.49/lb. It’s a return to the previous sale price in 2017 and 2018. Woohoo!

Once again, Fred Meyer has partnered with Home Chef for their premade holiday meals. The price for a bone-in turkey, smoked turkey, or ham dinner remains the same – $70.

The kit serves 6-8 and includes a ham, turkey, or smoked turkey, green bean casserole, sweet potato soufflé, homestyle mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, 12-ct King’s Hawaiian Rolls, stuffing, and a 10″ pumpkin pie. This is the exact same package as last year. You can order online, call ahead, or see a deli associate to place your order.

Fresh Thyme Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Fresh Thyme has their fresh (not frozen) antibiotic-free whole turkey for $0.99/lb while supplies last. (For reference, last year’s price was $0.97/lb). They also have slightly more expensive options if you want just the turkey breast, organic, etc.

Giant Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Giant has released their 2020 turkey price. Get a Giant Grade A Frozen Turkey for just $0.39/lb. This is truly an amazing deal!

Grocery Outlet Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* There is a new turkey coupon for Grocery Outlet this week. It reads: take $12 off your turkey with a $30 purchase (the $30 excludes the price of the turkey). This coupon is valid through 11/10.

This is $2 more off than last year’s coupon deal! With the coupon, that is as low as $0.53 per pound. To compare, the 2019 price was $0.59 per pound, and the 2018 price was $0.57 per pound.)

You can get this coupon from their ad, which is also available on their website. Also, sign up for their email newsletter and you can get a $3 off coupon.

H-E-B Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* H-E-B is offering a free turkey (up to 12 lb) with in-store coupon when you buy a select ham. Limit 1 per customer.

Hy-Vee Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* At Hy-Vee you can get a FREE Honeysuckle White Frozen Turkey (10-14 lb) with purchase of a Hormel Cure 81 Boneless Ham (priced at $3.99/lb). Get your meat for Thanksgiving and Christmas in one trip!

This Honeysuckle White Frozen Turkey has a regular price of $1.39/lb, making this a savings of up to $19.46 (assuming a 14-lb bird).

And of course, you can order your turkey dinner online and have Hy-Vee do the cooking for you! Their Turkey Party Pleaser serves 8 and is priced at $89.99. It includes a Butterball turkey (10-12 lbs.), two large sides of mashed potatoes, beef or turkey gravy (16 oz.), 12 dinner rolls and your choice of two large side dishes. This price is unchanged from 2019.

Kroger Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Get a Kroger frozen turkey for $0.47/lb with card, limit 1. Note that you’ll need to make an additional $25 purchase, which shouldn’t be a problem if you’re stocking up on Thanksgiving goodies.

Here are their holiday meal deals: Choose from Boneless Turkey or Ham (serves 4-6) for $55, or Bone-In Turkey, Smoked Turkey, or Ham (serves 6-8) for $70.

Lidl Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Lidl has released their 2020 turkey price. Get a Butterball frozen premium all natural young turkey for $0.87/lb. This is a fantastic price for Butterball turkey, and no additional purchase is required!

Meijer Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Get a Meijer Frozen Grade A Turkey for $0.39/lb with additional $25 purchase. You’ll also earn 4¢/lb in Mperks, so this is more like $0.35/lb. Last year’s price was $0.33/lb, so this is a slight increase.

Publix Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Publix is offering their Publix Young Turkey for $0.49/lb, limit 2. No additional purchase is required.

In addition, their Publix Deli Fully Cooked Turkey Dinner is just $49.99 and serves 7-10. It includes a 10 to 12-lb turkey, with dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry-orange relish, and marshmallow delight.

QFC Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* QFC has released their 2020 turkey price. This price is identical to last year and the year before: get a frozen Jennie-O Turkey for $0.67 per pound with a $25+ purchase.

If you’d rather get a Butterball turkey, it’s $0.97/lb with a $25 minimum purchase.

In 2017, QFC offered $0.47 per pound with a $20 minimum purchase.

Safeway Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Safeway and Albertsons have released their 2020 turkey price. This year, you can get a FREE frozen turkey with a $150 grocery purchase (limit 1) OR $0.49/lb with $50 grocery purchase (limit 1). This is identical to the past couple years’ price and offer.

For 2020, Safeway is offering a turkey dinner for $59.99. This price is unchanged from 2018 and 2019.

Here’s what’s included: 10-12 lb. Fully Cooked Turkey, 48 oz. Mashed Potatoes, 28 oz. Traditional Stuffing, 14 oz. Cranberry Sauce, and 24 oz. Gravy; serves 8-10.

If you live in another region (other than Western Washington), do take a peek at your ad first! You might find your store is running another deal.

Sam’s Club Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* I haven’t yet visited my Sam’s Club to see the in-store price, but they do have the Member’s Mark Fresh All-Natural Whole Turkey priced at $1.19/lb (available in-store only, but you can check the price online). All you have to do is heat and serve this one!

Save A Lot Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Save A Lot has released their 2020 turkey price. Get a Honeysuckle White Turkey for just $0.69/lb with additional $25 purchase. Note that the $25 minimum excludes turkey, beer, wine, and gift cards.

ShopRite Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Spend $400 from October 18th to November 26th to receive a free turkey or ham. Note that you’ll need to use your Price Plus card to be eligible as the card will keep a running total of your purchases.

Target Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Target has released their 2020 turkey pricing. Buy a Good & Gather Premium frozen whole turkey for $0.79/lb (limit 2). These are good at Target stores with fresh grocery departments only.

Last year’s price was $0.49/lb, so this is quite a price jump. Still, it’s not a bad deal when you combine it with the $10 off $50 (see below).

If you’d like a Butterball frozen turkey, it’s priced at $0.99/lb. This is a return to the 2018 price (the 2019 price was $0.89/lb).

Also this week: save $10 when you spend $50 on food and beverages – just add the Target Circle offer in the Target app and scan the code at the register.

Trader Joe’s Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Trader Joe’s just released their 2020 prices and they are holding pretty consistent from past years. You can buy All Natural Brined Fresh Young Turkeys (12-22 lbs) for $1.99/lb and All Natural Glatt Kosher Fresh Young Turkeys (12-16 lbs) for $2.99/lb.

The price for the brined young turkeys has hold steady since 2014 (!), and the price of the kosher birds has hold steady since 2017. Additionally, this year you can buy an Organic Free Range Young Turkey (10-16 lbs) for $3.49/lb. This price is also unchanged from 2018.

For more information, please visit Trader Joe’s. I consider these prices decent given that they are specialty turkeys.

Walmart Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Walmart has their Butterball Frozen Whole Turkey priced at $0.98/lb. The best news? This price is available for Walmart Grocery Pickup, too! This price is unchanged from 2020.

Their ad states that other frozen whole turkey brands are available at their low price which will vary by store.

Use the coupon code TIMEBACK to get $10 off your first grocery pickup or delivery order online. Pickup is free and requires a minimum order of $35.

Wegmans Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Wegmans has released their 2020 turkey price. Get a Wegmans fresh turkey for $1.89/lb. Prefer frozen? A Shady Brook Farms frozen turkey is a little less, at $1.69/lb.

Weis Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Earn 400 Weis Rewards Points by 11/26 and you can redeem them for a free turkey or a discount on other holiday favorites.

Whole Foods Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* My local Whole Foods has their Whole Turkey priced at $1.99/lb this week for Prime members. This turkey is Animal Welfare Certified.

To compare, last year’s sale price was $1.29/lb, so this is a huge jump.

If you want Whole Foods to do the cooking for you, they have a Classic Roast Turkey Dinner for 4 priced at $79.99, among other meal deals. This price is unchanged from 2019.

WinCo Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* Once again, WinCo will be offering a free turkey with a $100 purchase from now through Thanksgiving. This is a Grade A frozen turkey (excludes premium, fresh, and Butterball). There is a limit of one per family, displayed marked cases only.

Please note that brands may vary from store to store and limited to stock on hand. This is identical to their 2018 and 2019 deal. You can read more about this HERE.

And…it’s back! WinCo is once again offering their holiday dinner for $49.98 + tax!

Here’s what’s included (serves 4):

  • Butterball Whole Cooked Turkey (9-11 lb)
  • Reser’s Homestyle Stuffing
  • Reser’s Green Bean Casserole
  • Reser’s Creamy Mashed Potatoes
  • Reser’s Homestyle Gravy
  • Reser’s Cranberry Orange Relish
  • 8 inch Pumpkin Pie
  • 12 ct King’s Hawaiian Rolls
  • Reusable WinCo Foods Bag

Winn-Dixie Turkey Price

*Updated for 2020!* This week (11/4 – 11/10), get your turkey for $0.39/lb at Winn-Dixie.

They’ll also price match any locally advertised holiday items; just bring in the ad with you when you shop.

What other stores or places should I be keeping an eye on this year for deals? Which kinds of deals appeal to you most when it comes to buying a turkey?

37 thoughts on “Best Turkey Prices at the Grocery Store (Near You)”

  1. Not sure why I read the entire post since I live on the entirely different coast and don’t have any of these deals! But it’s so interesting to know what others pay sometimes for the same things 🙂 In the Boston area they are .49-.59 a pound, so hopefully that price will spread your way next week!

    • LOL – well you are ALWAYS welcome to see what’s going on over here! Even if you don’t have the same stores, at least you can get a general idea of what I’m seeing and considering a deal right now. I consider $0.49/lb the price to beat this year! 😉

      • Food lion a chain super market here in the South, Bedford Virginia in my case had this deal from 11/7 thru 11/15 2018, .27 cents a lb with a $35 purchase. That’s the best deal I have seen so far. Picked up a 20lb and an 18lb for just over 10 bucs!

  2. I appreciate living within the weekly budget for food but am always willing to stock up on things like toilet paper and shampoo and soap and toothpaste (those items that i always seem to have coupons for and will always need) to get the free turkey. I find that helps me to not go through the store thinking ‘I just need to spend another $20 and then ending up with $20 of chips and pop and cookies and stuff that I don’t really need.

    • I think that’s why it’s hard to say where the “best” deal is – it really depends on your family’s needs, which stores are in the area, what makes best sense to you. Thanks for sharing. 😉

  3. We live in the suburbs of Chicago, and our Jewel-Osco (Albertson’s) will match ANY competitor’s turkey price per pound.

    Also, they are selling Jennie-O hens and tom turkey’s for .49 per pound. No spending minimum, either. I bought two for next Thursday…think I’ll go back and grab a few more for the freezer!

    • Between Thanksgiving and Christmas I usually purchase around 10 extra turkeys for the freezer. Here the best price is .84/pound – which is the least expensive protein we’ll see until next holiday season.

    • Geeze, here in AZ, the BEST deals are about $.99/lb or spend $150 and get a free bird. I used to wait and get them for about $.29/lb and toss 2 in the freezer for later. Now, they’re not even really in the budget!

  4. I did the butterball deal at target with the 3 buck coupon 12lb 9 bucks~! Safeway: if u switch a prescription there they give u a $25 coupon. they also rotate their meat earlier than other stores so if u go to the clearance u can get 30-50% off other meat and fish u can freeze. so u can stock up on 25 buck of meat, which is like getting about 40 bucks of meat, get the turkey for 69cents a pound for 12 that would be around 8-9 bucks and use your gift card and get it free and then some!!!!!

  5. Huh, it’s surprising that your Albertson’s turkey deal is so different than what we have here in Boise, ID. I thought that both Boise and Seattle areas were in the same Alberston’s “region”. Through 11/20, our Albertson’s deal is $0.59/lb when you buy $25 worth of groceries, which seems like a pretty good deal.

  6. For those down in Salem, OR, Winco’s turkeys are one penny less per pound than Fred Meyer. Spend $50, .58/lb, spend $100, .48/lb. I went yesterday and just bought staples that I use all the time and that tend to be cheaper at Winco than Fred Meyer.

    I was a *tad* disappointed that Winco is only coming in at one penny less than Fred Meyer. 🙁

  7. I got my turkey last night from Winco in Puyallup. My turkey was free because I spent $150, which is not advertised near the turkeys. However, the turkeys are smaller at this location than they were last year. The biggest I could find was 15 pounds and last year I was able to find at least a 20 pound turkey. My cashier mentioned the same thing.

  8. Hello I live in california so I know that prices vary but I was able to get a bone in ham for $.99 a pound last year. So far this year I haven’t seen a price even close to that. By chance has anyone seen the price at Winco?

  9. I got a 24 lb. turkey free at the Sumner WINCO today when I bought over $150. It isn’t advertised in the store, but the cashier automatically did it for me when she checked me out. I picked out the biggest turkey I could find since I’m having 25+ people over. There were several turkeys in the 20+ lb. range.

  10. @Jennifer…bone in ham was $1.29 a pound tonight at my local Winco. I’ve been watching for the 99 cent price point, too, and haven’t seen it here yet either.

  11. I did the B1G1 @ Albie’s cuz $35 was me splurging at the store. Best times to get ham deals is after Thanksgiving & Christmas when they get marked down, standing rib roasts are big after Christmas and New Years as well.

  12. Here’s my turkey deal today! Target is offering a cartwheel for $10.00 off a $50 food and beverage purchase. So the first thing I grabbed is a turkey. It was almost $10. Then I continued to shop for things I normally buy. Essentially I spent $40 and got a free turkey!!

  13. Fred Meyer isn’t offering a free Turkey with purchase this year. I just saw tomorrow’s ad and the offer is for $.49 a pound with a $50 purchase.

    • You have to have a $50 purchase? I hope that’s not true. I saw television ad advertising fred meyer turkeys for .49 per pound. I didn’t see or hear anything about a minimum purchase. I plan to go there this morning to get one — but I don’t have $50 to spend. I hope I don’t have to go without a turkey.

  14. I saw the Safeway ad last week and it was offering the free Turkey if you spend $150. I didn’t see it today and I am going T-Day Dinner shopping Friday. Do you know how long the deal was/is good for? I will be devastated if I am unable to get my free Turkey as I am doing 2 this year; my “free” one and one I will be purchasing. My son leaves for the military next year (2017) and the following year my daughter will be in college. This is our last year, for a while, where will all be together. I want to rock it out! Please let me know asap. I’d greatly appreciate it!! 🙂

  15. Thank you so much for this post!! I’m doing my FIRST turkey this year, and getting ready tonhead out shopping this morning! It’s so helpful to have all the deals in one place.

  16. Got a Norbest turkey at the Grocery Outlet today. The price is $7.99 no matter of size (after their $10 coupon) with $30 purchase. However, the turkeys are 12-14 lbs not 12 to 24 lbs as you posted. Found a 14 lbs but majority were closer to 12 lbs. Deal is good until 11/14/17.
    Thanks for posting the prices and deals.

  17. Here in the Dallas area, Albertsons is the price to beat this year at 39 cents a pound for a frozen turkey with $25 purchase.

    Have a good thanksgiving y’all.

  18. I retired after 40+ years in retail grocery. Any and all turkey prices and ‘deals’ are loss leaders. That means that the company will lose money selling the turkeys for that price. How they figure to make money is on all the other items the customer purchases/even it they are ‘on sale’.

  19. Need to be mindful of which turkey you actually get for that price. I was in Grocery Outlet and noticed Foster Farm turkey, ok sure. And then when I got to the register was told that turkey didn’t qualify, the “Norbest” ones are. Now here on the West Coast I never heard of Norbest before, and knowing that Grocery Outlet is often a reseller of stuff that doesn’t sell elsewhere, it really was vexing whether or not I should do Norbest.

    I think next year I’m just going to pay a little extra for a quality bird and not even think about the “deals”

  20. Winco in visalia, ca is doing turkeys $0.29/lb with a $25 purchase. I have a small family so a 11.3# turkey came out to $3.23! It was a genie o brand they also had a brand that I didn’t look at as they were all 15-22#s.
    Happy holidays!

  21. Thank you so much for putting together this detailed list. Even though I live in AZ, it is still very helpful. I wanted to point out that the Costco “fresh” birds are sold from a freezer case, most frozen solid. They are all around 20 lbs with little variation.

  22. Hi–I’m planning a church dinner in Federal Way for 225 on Dec 15, and hoped I could find a good deal on turkeys somewhere. Are the good deals over after Thanksgiving? or can some still be found? Thanks!!!!

  23. Check your Walmart! I just got a Butterball turkey today for $0.68 a pound!! Dont know if it was just a local markdown, but it’s worth a look if you still need one!

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