Thanksgiving dinner will cost a little more this year. Agricultural experts say the cost of a meal for ten adults will run $50.01 — about $3 more than last year. That price includes turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, rolls, peas, cranberries, a carrot and celery tray, and pumpkin pie with whipped cream for dessert.
How can you help cut the costs? If you’re hosting a large meal with friends and family, have your guests contribute dishes. Also, start shopping now for non-perishable ingredients so you can take advantage of sales and coupons. And get a free turkey! Many grocery stores offer free turkey promotions if you spend a certain amount of money or buy specific products. Check weekly ads or ask your favorite store manager for details.