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How to get a pre-made Thanksgiving meal from the grocery store at the best price!

Posted at 8:19 AM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 11:19:57-04

Preparing the Thanksgiving meal can be a lot of pressure. No one wants their turkey to turn out dry like the one in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Well, now you don't have to worry about that because grocery stores can make it all for you!

Who has the best price though?

Let's start with Bashas'! The Deluxe Traditional Jennie-O Turkey Dinner is going for $55.99. For that price, you get one 11-to-12-pound turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cranberry-orange relish, a dozen dinner rolls and a choice of pumpkin or apple pie that serves six to seven people. 

Albertsons and Safeway offer a turkey meal for six that includes a 10-to-12-pound turkey, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, orange relish and a dozen rolls for $49.99. Both will price match other grocery store pre-made turkey meals. 

Safeway will also match the lowest advertised price at Fry's and Bashas' for a frozen, Grade A turkey through November 22nd. Albertsons is offering the same match for prices at Frys and Bashas if they're lower.

Food City has the lowest price for a turkey dinner at $42.99! The turkey is smaller. At that price, you'll get one 8-to-10-pound Butterball Turkey, plus all the fixings we've already mentioned. These meals at Food City will not be available until November 15th.

For the other stores, they typically sell out of these orders after November 10th. So, don't procrastinate!