What’s a good price for a turkey?
As in years past, this year I’ll be tracking the current best prices of turkeys at local grocery stores. This is a topic I’ve spent a fair amount of time and effort compiling and my goal is to help you save big on what may well be the biggest dinner you’ll prepare this year!
I wanted to start by updating you on some general information on finding the best deal on a turkey for 2019, as well as provide some past prices. 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, last year both Fred Meyer and QFC offered a fantastic price – $0.47 per pound, but it required a minimum $50 grocery purchase. We usually also see stores offer a FREE turkey, but typically only with a grocery purchase of $100-$150.
If you are already planning to spend roughly that amount for your groceries, this is obviously a fantastic deal. However, I generally avoid making random purchases to meet a high threshold as that will ultimately negate your turkey savings.
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.View Post