Gobble, Gobble! Thanksgiving Dinner Will Cost You A Little Less This Year

November 23, 2016  |  

 

Hand out some more Thanksgiving invites this year.  Turns out Turkey Day won’t be as expensive as last year. A new study by the American Farm Bureau Federation found that it will cost just $49.87 for a gathering of 10–under $5 per person. In 2015 the cost of dinner $50.11, an all-time high.

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“The Farm Bureau tracks the price of 16 Thanksgiving staples, including turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, vegetables, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and coffee and milk,” reported USA Today.  The decreased cost of a 16-pound turkey (about $22.74) caused the price of the overall meal to drop.

If you’re not exactly blown away by that 24 cents worth of savings, here are some cost-cutting tips:

–Bring coupons when you go shopping

–Go the frozen turkey route and skip the fresh bird. But remember it takes about 3½ days in the fridge for a 16-pound bird to thaw.

–Go potluck and ask you guests to being a little something to add to the meal  — like a side dish.

–Skip the mixed drinks or have one signature drink for the dinner and ask your guests to bring a bottle of wine.

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