5 Best Shopping Strategies for Thanksgiving

By Khala Hurd November 16, 2022

Global Food

5 Best Shopping Strategies for Thanksgiving

By Khala Hurd November 16, 2022

Whether you’re looking for quick information, or want something to impress your friends at dinner, here’s our Featured 5 of the Week!

Challenges in our global food system have caused increased food prices, empty grocery shelves, and supply chain problems. So how can we shop for Thanksgiving to get everything we need while also saving money? Let us tell you below!

1. Follow the sales

Most foods, like turkey, eggs, margarine, and flour will cost more this Thanksgiving. However, most grocery stores will have sales or rewards programs to get items for cheaper or even free. Follow the sales and discounts to ensure you’re getting the best price.

2. Get your turkey NOW

Between supply chain issues and the avian flu that wiped out many flocks, fresh turkeys and those in specific sizes may be hard to come by, so don’t be afraid to buy them now. This will help you not only get a better price but also ensure you actually get a turkey for your dinner. And while you’re at it, might as well grab two and put one in your freezer for Christmas!

3. Talk to your local grocer

As we mentioned above, many stores offer sales, discounts, and rewards programs during the holidays. A grocery store in my hometown is giving away free turkeys to anyone that reaches the necessary points from shopping. So, ask your local grocer now if they’re planning on running any sales or discounts during the holiday season. More than likely, they’ll say yes and you can plan your shopping.

4. Give frozen produce a chance!

Not only is frozen produce more affordable on a regular basis and prone to frequent sales, but these fruits and veggies are also picked and flash-frozen at peak freshness, so you’re guaranteed a flavorful side dish. Consider buying frozen corn, peas, green beans, cranberries, cauliflower, and butternut squash.

5. Enjoy the holidays!

Try not to worry too much and just enjoy the holidays this year with your friends and family. Remember that, no matter what, we are finally able to spend the holidays with our loved ones again, so take time to enjoy it together.

The Bottom Line

Remember these five tips and tricks so you’re spending less this Thanksgiving and still getting everything you need. And, stay tuned for our full article “A Roadmap to Your Thanksgiving Dinner” coming out next week to ensure you’re fully prepared this Thanksgiving!