The American Thanksgiving feast. For many of us, that phrase conjures up mental images of Normal Rockwell paintings. Above all, it is a time for family to gather. Additionally, it’s a time for many Americans to stuff themselves at the dinner table. However, with grocery store prices at an all time high, many Americans are searching for ways to save money on their Thanksgiving menu.
As a matter of fact, a recent survey from SingleCare.com shows just that. Their press release reveals 69% of Americans are searching for ways to save money on their holiday feast.
Turkey Prices May Be A Bit Lower, But Thanksgiving Dinner Still Costly
With inflation at an all-time high last year, Thanksgiving turkeys were more expensive than ever. Although prices on that juicy bird have come down a bit this year, Thanksgiving dinner will still be more expensive.
In fact, I checked out WellsFargo.com for their annual “Agri-Food Intelligence” report for Thanksgiving 2023. Although turkey prices are less expensive this year, other items on your Thanksgiving menu will cost more. For example, ham prices are up about 5%. In addition, canned pumpkin prices have risen a whopping 30%. Of course, every holiday dinner table has to have a green bean casserole on it. The article by Dr. Michael Swanson, Courtney Buerger Schmidt, and Brad Rubin says the price of green beans is up almost 9% from last year.
Easy Ways To Cut Costs On Your Thanksgiving Menu
At this time, it’s a little too late to advise you to “shop early.” However, if you’re shopping this weekend or next week, you can still use coupons and savings apps. That’s according to an article on TakeChargeAmerica.org. Additionally, they advise cutting back on the number of appetizers. Furthermore, limit the number of beverage choices for your guests. These are two areas where my family goes overboard every year. We love our appetizers and holiday spirits.
Now, scroll down for five more easy ways to save money on this year’s holiday feast. These money-saving tips are courtesy of an article by Jennifer Streaks, edited by Libby Kane. I found it on BusinessInsider.com. Happy Thanksgiving!