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11/23/09

Feed a Family of 8 this Thanksgiving for Under $20

By Katie Bauer  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - According to the American Farm Bureau Federation the cost of getting your turkey and all the trimmings has dropped 4% in price this year.  Wal-Mart is taking full advantage of that by helping you feed a family of eight this Thanksgiving for less than twenty dollars.

Preparing a Thanksgiving feast can get expensive especially when most are doing everything they can to save some money. "Like everybody else, I've had to cut back on a lot of things," said one shopper. "Everybody is kind of in the same crunch this year," said another.

So with the help of Wal-Mart Store Manager Joseph Alvarez on 82nd Street we set out to feed a family of eight, for less than $20. The first thing on our list is the turkey. "In years past, your average cost of a Turkey was roughly about $1.19 a pound, this year we brought our prices down to 40 cents a pound, so we are trying to save our customers more money," said Alvarez. 

Alvarez says it's the lowest price on a turkey that he's ever seen.  "These are the turkeys that we have for 40 cents a pound and you can see a 12 pound turkey is what your average family will buy and its only $5.03," said Alvarez.

Next on our list are the vegetables. "If you want to get a little bit of everything, you get whole kernel corn and peas and that would only be $1.50," said Alvarez. 

You can't forget two cans of cranberry sauce and yams. "Normally about two pounds will feed a family of eight, especially with everything else you have," said Alvarez.

"Then the Stove Top stuffing, this is actually a twin pack which is your traditional, and we'll grab a turkey since we are having a turkey dinner and it is $1.50," said Alvarez.

Don't forget the rolls. "You can't have Thanksgiving dinner without them and they are only $.75," said Alvarez.

Dessert is a pumpkin cake roll for $5.50. After checking out, the total was only $16.81. "By saving that much money your family could even buy something extra that they didn't plan on," said Alvarez.

It seems everyone is looking for a good deal. If you spend $100 at a United Supermarket, they'll give you a Thanksgiving turkey for free. "Take a look at our store brands because they are as good if not better quality for less money," said Eddie Owens with United Supermarkets.

Because at the end of the day, the best part of Thanksgiving is family. "Everybody sitting around and visiting and talking about things, it doesn't matter how much the meal cost," said one shopper.   

Wal Mart Thanksgiving Menu

  • 12 pound turkey- $5.03
  • 3 cans of Green Giant Vegetables- $0.50 each
  • 2 cans of Ocean Spray Whole Cranberries- $0.88 each
  • Stove Top Stuffing Twin Pack- $1.50
  • 2 pounds of Yams- $0.25 per pound
  • Great Value Brown 'n Serve rolls- $0.75
  • Pumpkin Roll Cake- $5.50

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