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Best prices on Thanksgiving meals from stores

Posted: 7:34 AM, Nov 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-01 14:46:12Z

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude and good food, but you don't have to be the one making it! Let someone else do the cooking.

I compared the prepared meals at Valley grocery stores to see which has the most food at the best price.

On our table are prepared meals from Albertsons, Bashas’, Fry's Food and Safeway.

The nice thing about these meals is they include everything from the meat, to the sides -- and some even have dessert.

At first glance, Safeway and Albertsons seem to have the best price.

Both charge $52.99 for their Deluxe Turkey Dinner. It includes the turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and Hawaiian rolls.

  • 10-12lb cooked turkey
  • 24 ounces of mashed potatoes
  • 30 ounces of stuffing
  • 14 ounces of cranberry sauce
  • 24 ounces of gravy
  • one dozen Hawaiian Rolls

Bashas’ has a deluxe turkey dinner that'll cost you $3 more, but it gets you more food.

It includes the cooked turkey, the same amount of stuffing, double the mashed potatoes, and everything else is the same. But, you also get an eight-inch pumpkin or apple pie.

  • 11-13lb cooked turkey
  • 30 ounces of stuffing
  • 48 ounces of mashed potatoes
  • 24 ounces of turkey gravy
  • 14 ounces of cranberry orange relish
  • One dozen dinner rolls
  • Choice of 8-inch Pumpkin or Apple Pie

Fry's Food charges $59.99 for their turkey meal kit.

It includes the turkey, plus you have side options (you can choose two sides from their list of seven), Hawaiian rolls and a ten-inch pumpkin pie.

  • 10-12lb turkey
  • 2 sides (Choose among seven options)
  • 10-inch pumpkin pie
  • One dozen Hawaiian Rolls

So which option is going to get you the most food for the best price?

We're going with Bashas’! Their meal will make you gobble till you wobble.

All of the stores we compared have other options, including ham, and even prime rib.

 

 

Prefer ham dinners?

Those prices are below:

Albertsons and Safeway Deluxe Spiral Ham Dinner - $49.99

  • 7-9lb cooked spiral ham
  • 32 ounces of scalloped potatoes
  • 16 ounces of spiced apple
  • 30 ounces of green bean casserole
  • One dozen Hawaiian Rolls

Bashas Deluxe Spiral Sliced Ham Dinner - $55.99

  • 8-10lb Hormel Spiral Bone-In Ham
  • 32 ounces scalloped potatoes
  • 24 ounces of mashed potatoes
  • 30 ounces of green beans
  • 23 ounces of spiced apples
  • One dozen dinner rolls
  • Choice of 8-inch Pumpkin or Apple Pie

Fry’s Food Spiral Ham Meal Kit - $59.99

  • 7-9lb turkey
  • 2 sides (Choose among seven options)
  • 10-inch pumpkin pie
  • One dozen Hawaiian Rolls