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Turkey prices 11/9 - 11/15

Posted November 9, 2011

Here's a round-up of turkey prices for the week of 11/9 - 11/15. Please post if you find any other whole turkey or turkey breast deals!

We may see some better deals next week but we are only 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving so I would not wait too long. You may want to consider that .47/lb deal from Harris Teeter considering the other good sales they have this week.

Harris Teeter: HT Turkey, frozen, 10-24 lb., .47/lb with additional $40 purchase. I bought over $40 worth before coupons on Wednesday and after coupons the total was less than $40. My turkey rang up at .47/lb. As long as the subtotal is $40 before coupons, you should still get the .47/lb price.

Food Lion: Jennie-O turkeys, frozen, 10 lbs and up .69/lb
(Limit 2 with minimum $35 additional purchase excluding turkey)

Food Lion: Buttterball turkeys , frozen, 10 lbs. And up, .99/lb
(Limit 2 with additional $35 purchase excluding turkey)
There is also a printable coupon at the Smart Shopper coupons link in the box above for “SAVE $3.00 on Butterball turkey when you buy FOUR (4) participating Products - Stove Top®, Heinz® and/or Pillsbury”

Walmart: My local Walmart at 40/42 has whole turkeys for .74/lb and up depending on the brand. No minimum purchase required.

Lowes Foods: Turkey, young frozen .77/lb with additional $25 purchase

Target: Store brand turkey is .79/lb and Butterball turkey is .99/lb

Aldi: Whole turkey, 10-20 lb $1.09/lb

We may see some better deals next week but we are only 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving so I would not wait too long. Prices are clearly going to be higher this year so you may want to consider that .47/lb deal from Harris Teeter. You may be able to get to the $40 minimum needed by buying things like stamps (if they allow it - which I am going to try tomorrow).


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  • trublondmom715 Nov 14, 2011

    Anybody know how long a frozen turkey can keep and still be good? I still have one in the freezer that I bought after Thanksgiving last year.

  • klmangum Nov 13, 2011

    If you are in the Sanford area, we got a Jennie-O turkey at Food Lion for .45/lb MVP price with a $35 purchase.

  • sewcountrycrafts Nov 12, 2011

    Hmm. I'd better clear some space in my freezer. We are doing Turkey Day here and we are only waiting on the turkey! :) I'll check out HT on Sunday! Thanks for the tip! :)

  • carelesswhisper Nov 10, 2011

    I agree with what everyone has been saying. I work full time with a toddler. Our daycare bill is huge but my husband and I do what we need to do. I started couponing earlier this year after reading Faye's blog and it has made a HUGE difference. I don't have a lot of free time but I try to find deals when i can.

  • Nancy Nov 10, 2011

    I know in years past, if I didn't see the size (weight) of turkey I was looking for, I merely asked the meat staff if they had one in the back in a certain weight range and sure enough, they were happy to go back and check for me :)

    And they do it with such enthusiasm too! Love their level of customer service!

  • hummerjojo Nov 10, 2011

    hope they still have turkey's at the HT i shop @. i drive 30 minutes to shop @ HT. only can do that twice a month. i get frustrated when the store is out of something. (not as much now) since, i learned from faye, nancy and the other ladies-- ask for a RAIN CHECK when item is out. i am still learning how to coupon. i APPRECIATE all the tips and suggestions. i am going to call the HT in wake forest and see if they have any turkeys left b-4 i go tomorrow. if not i will try another HT. please, don't give up.(kargall)

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Nov 9, 2011

    Wow - I missed all the action this afternoon! We have so little drama here (thankfully) that I am surprised when it appears. You all handled the situation beautifully and I thank you. Thanks for copying and pasting some of kargall's remarks, Nancy. I am guessing there were more. They had disappeared before I had time to read the blog tonight.

    Kargall, everyone addressed your concerns wonderfully. You will be happy to know that there were plenty of .47/lb turkeys at my HT at 6 pm tonight. They were out of 2 items I hoped to buy (but everything else was in stock), so I got rainchecks and will get them next week when they are fully stocked. I am not sure what else you had to say since the post was removed, but I do wish you the best. Read this blog, start your stockpile, enjoy the deals you do get and get rainchecks for the ones out of stock. Then enjoy those deals the next week when they are in stock. It's that easy.

    Thanks again, everyone!

  • tamontello Nov 9, 2011

    I work fulltime, often 50 hours per week. Plus volunteer w/girlscouts & at church. I clip coupons while watching the news, early morning when drinking coffee. I am a divorced single parent of 2. One of those is in college & we get very little assistance with grants. SO I MAKE SURE I SAVE where I can. So we simply make time.

  • ncsualum09 Nov 9, 2011

    Oddly, I work full time, often working 60+ hr work weeks, and I am taking online classes to hopefully get into the masters program I've been looking into, and yet, I think I am able to hit the sales more then some of the "stay at home moms/coupon queens" on here, between soccer practice, dance practice, soup kitchens, donating turkeys, collecting coupons for someone who lost her binder, baking goodies for employees, etc. you ladies (and gents) are ALWAYS on the move, how you manage to actually sit still and clip coupons is beyond me. And you all have such good hearts.
    Like watchhillgirl said, it is all about WANTING to do something, once you want it, you will find time to do it. Guess I should also follow her advice and figure out how to get to the gym ;)

  • Nancy Nov 9, 2011

    "With at least 14 people coming to Thanksgiving at my house, I need all the deals I can get!" - Faye

    I'll be sending up prayers for you girl! Those days are behind us now, and while I do love a huge crowd during the holidays, I have grown to like the more subdued gatherings now :)

    Ok, ok stores, I'm ready! I have a WHOLE shelf in my new freezer empty and waiting for great turkey/turkey breast deals - don't fail me now :)