Here is how to find the best price on a Turkey

Over on the Coupon Connections Facebook Group we were having a discussion on how to get the best price on a Thanksgiving Turkey. Do I really want to spend $50-$150 out of pocket to get a Turkey at a great price? Uh, No.

If you have taken one of my Savings.com Grocery Savings Workshop classes, then you have heard me say that coupons are money. It’s just like cash, you just have to use it for those specified items. These store promotions are how much you need to spend BEFORE manufacturers coupons.

Just like any other week, you need to find those great stock up deals  (items your family will use) and use those deals to help you reach your total.

Let me show you, I am going to use Albertsons as my example because I think this is the best deal for us locally.

Store Promotion: Spend $50, get Honeysuckle White Turkey for $7.00 (16/lb or under) or $9.00 (16-24/lb)

best price on a turkey

 

This week Albertsons has advertised Beggin’ Strips Buy One, Get One Free ($3.99).  There is also a manufacturers coupon in your SmartSource 10/14 for Beggin’ Strips Buy One, Get One Free (up to $3.49).  This means for every 2 I buy with a coupon I have $3.99 going towards my $50 promotional Total.

best price on a turkey

There is also this deal – Get $10 wyb any Butterball Fresh or Frozen whole turkey ,lil’ butterball, breast or breast roast and4 participating nestle products. Pictured items include: Coffee Mate Creamer, Dreyer’s Ice Cream, Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough, Libby’s Pumpkin, Haagen Daz Ice Cream, Stouffer’s, Nestle Water, and Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk

Idea:

Buy 1 Butterball Turkey Breast Roast $10.99
Buy 4 Carnation Evaporated Milk $1.00
Use (2) $0.50/2 Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk printable
$0.50/2 Carnation Evaporated Milk, exp. 12/31/12 (RP 09/30/12 R)
Pay: $13.99, receive $10 Catalina

Now lets combine the two deals:

Buy 18 Beggin’ Strips $3.99
Buy 1 Butterball Turkey Breast Roast $10.99
Buy 4 Carnation Evaporated Milk $1.00

=$50.90

Use (9) Beggin’ Strips Coupons from SS 10/14 (up to $3.49)
Use (2)  $0.50/2 Carnation Evaporated Milk, exp. 12/31/12 (RP 09/30/12 R)
Pay: $18.49 + the cost of your Turkey, receive $10 Catalina
Final price: $8.49 + Turkey and tax

*Now I am not suggesting you go and clear all the scooby snacks, these deals go for 9 days.  I would call ahead and talk to your manager about placing a special order.  Personally I only have 4 coupons, I was going to use those and buy some Dixie Products and combine with the Buy 10, Save $5.00 promotion.

This post is just to get your wheels turing on how you can work the promotions at your store!   If you have coupons for FREE items, now is the time to use them.

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What’s your Turkey Day Strategy?