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thanksgiving buy price list

Thanksgiving is a huge day for food, which means it can be rough on the grocery budget. Here is a list of the best prices you’ll find on things you need for Thanksgiving. If you stock-up when things are the cheapest, you’ll find Thanksgiving can fit nicely in your budget.

Note: We have not seen sales on cranberries and sweet potatoes yet, so you may want to hold off on grabbing those items. There will also be regional differences in prices, so some things may be more in your area. Keep in mind that some stores (like Bi-Lo and Food Lion), will price match turkey prices.

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Thanksgiving Buy Price List


Apples, 99¢ – $1.29 lb
Sweet Potatoes, 49¢-69¢ lb
Squash, 99¢ – $1.49 lb
Russet Potatoes, 5 lb, $2.99
Green Beans, 99¢ – $1.49 lb
Cranberries, FREE-99¢


Turkey, 47¢-59¢ lb
Butterball Turkey, 99¢ lb
Ham, $1.89 lb


Stuffing, 75¢-99¢
Canned Pumpkin, 99¢-$1.69
Pasta, FREE-25¢
Frozen Pie, $2.99
Cranberry Sauce, $1
French’s Fried Onions, $1.49-$1.99
Cheese, $1.99-$2.50
Cream Soups, 50¢-80¢
Rolls/Biscuits, FREE-85¢
Pecans, 50¢ per oz
Canned Vegetables, 30¢-50¢


Flour, $2
Brown & Confectioners Sugar, FREE-50¢
Granulated Sugar, $1.50-$1.89
Eggs, $1.77
Baking Powder, 99¢-$1.49
Cream Cheese, $1
Whipped Cream, FREE-99¢

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    • mommalana

      If you get a great price on sweet potatoes you can bake them whole, cool them completely and slip off the skins. Put each potato into a small ziploc and then fill gallon ziploc freezer bags with them. They will keep in the freezer for a year this way. Just thaw them and use them in recipes or mash and season them. They also make great baby food this way.

      • Susie

        Thanks for sharing. We usually can them but this is so much easier.

    • Marcella

      thank you,I’ve done fairly good so far :) I found sweet potatoes for 38cents a pound ,going to buy extra and can them.

    • OJW

      It’d be a lot easier if this list had the store and sale date by it… all I see are items and prices. From where?

      • Kimberly Fowler Congreve

        I think this is just a list of the cheapest prices these items are usually sold for…so you can keep an eye out for the lowest prices. I’m not sure that they are actually on sale at stores right now for these prices

    • drfoste3

      Where is the ham $1.89/lb.? I have to buy two this year!

      • Mari

        publix has it for 1.89/lbs got one today

    • Daryl Ann Guy

      Glad to see I got a good deal on my butterball

    • Sheryl

      Where can you get turkey for .49 a pound. The cheapest deal I’ve found so far is .69 which was Publix.

      • Mari

        0.59 a pound at publix

    • mb

      the Kroger ad today has White Lily flour for 99 cents!