In this tough economy, most Americans are stretching the dollar already, and now I hear that the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner is up 13% this year.
Tell me about it. I’ve already spent $95 and will need to make several more runs to the store for all the stuff I’ve forgotten.
William, my son in Nashville who is an extreme gourmand, is bring a goose and a rabbit. I don’t mind the goose, but I just don’t think I can abide a bunny on the table!
They tell me that the average price of a feast for ten will set you back $49.20, a $5 price increase from last year’s average. I’d like to know you in this world spends less than $50 for a family of ten. It’s just not possible unless all you serve is turkey and dressing with canned spinach or something.
I have a family of 12, which means my grocery budget is out the window! Coupons help, plus my local Piggly Wiggly offers a 10 percent senior discount on Wednesdays. (I’ve been wondering why you only see gray-heads on Wednesday. Now I know.)
One of the biggest ticket items for your Thanksgiving dinner may not surprise you. A turkey will cost more than $20 and you will pay more for pumpkin pie filling.
I figure you only go round once and I’m not giving up the items we like at Thanksgiving. My aunt always brings a honey baked ham which probably sets her back at least $75. The best advice on saving for Thanksgiving dinner is to price compare. It may take a little more time but in the end it could save you that 13 percent.
Here’s to a great feast and the creation of lots of memories.