Get the best price for your Thanksgiving meal & let the grocery stores do the cooking

Posted at 4:24 PM, Nov 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 22:08:52-04

Thanksgiving means lots of turkey — nut you don't have to spend all day in the kitchen cooking.

Grocery stores across the valley will do the hard work for you.

But which store will give you the best price?

Our Smart Shopper team did the research so you can save time and money.


We checked the prices for prepared turkey meals at Fry's Food, Safeway, Albertsons and Bashas.


Fry's Food has the most variety for their deluxe turkey dinner.

You have the choice of getting your turkey roasted, smoked or fried.

They also have more sides with their meal than the other stores, a total of six.

Plus they offer a ten inch pie.

But with more variety comes a higher price, $69-99 for the entire meal that feeds up to six people.


Safeway and Albertsons are $10 cheaper and both have five sides.

So you'll pay $59.99 for a meal that serves six to eight people.


Bashas’ has the same five sides but has the bonus of an eight inch pumpkin or apple pie.

Their price is $54.99.


So you decide...Bashas’ has the best price and Fry's Food has the most variety.

Is an extra side and options for how you want your turkey worth the extra 15 bucks?


Let us know on our SmartShopper 15 Facebook page.

Either way...order your dinner sooner than later because they often run out pretty fast.