Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thanksgiving meal for 8 for $20.00!!!??

Walmart just released a press realease that states they are going to have a complete 8 person meal deal for $20.00. The press release states
"Starting Saturday, Walmart stores will begin their first one-week electronics savings event with special buys and Rollbacks, including a new $298 HP notebook computer. In addition, as shoppers evaluate the impact of tight budgets on holiday meal planning, beginning today Walmart will feature select 12-pound turkeys for less than $5, helping families serve a complete Thanksgiving meal for eight this year as low as $20.*"

"According to a survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation, last year's
average cost of a turkey was roughly $1.19 per pound. Beginning today, select Grade A turkeys are available for 40 cents per pound at Walmart.* These gobblers are part of Walmart's $20 Thanksgiving menu guaranteeing family favorites will be on the dinner table this holiday season. Walmart's $20 Thanksgiving feast includes:

-- One 12-pound Grade A turkey*
-- Three 11 to 15.5-ounce cans Green Giant vegetables
-- Two 14-ounce cans Ocean Spray cranberry sauce
-- Three 6-ounce boxes of Stove Top stuffing
-- One 5-pound bag of red potatoes
-- One 12-count package of Sara Lee dinner rolls
-- One 22-ounce pumpkin roll cake"

You can read the press release here LINK


pennyscents said...

Hi Angie,
I was thinking that the best deal would be the turkey for $5., or .40 cents a pound. To me the rest of the items with the $20.00 dinner look like items that you would be able to get cheaper than $15.00. Especially with sales and coupons. The stove top is on sale this week for .78 cents, .98 cents in some areas. The $15.00 would be the balance left if you just bought the turkey. Let me know what you think.

Frugalmommie said...

HI Penny,
While I agree that with loss leaders and coupons we could do way better and even have more food, I posted this to show that even someone who doesn't use coupons and save on their meal AND that this fall/winter due to the economy will probably produce some great price wars.

I have done Thanksgiving dinner (2 years ago) for 12 people for $13.00, including the 2 liters of soda I needed to buy for some family members.) :)

Frugalmommie as been on WITI FoxNews6 Television Milwaukee, WTMJ620 Radio, Several local newspapers, The Wisconsin State Journal, and is in a feature article in All You Magazine in the April 2009 edition.