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Stock up prices on turkeys this week!

Posted November 16, 2015

Frozen turkey

You will find the best deals of the year on turkeys in the next two weeks.

Now is the time to stock up and save!

Here's a list of the best turkey deals this week.

Lowes Foods price match offer

The Lowes Foods ad indicates that they will price match any frozen Grade A turkey price from another store and give you the Jennie-O turkey for the same price. Butterball frozen turkeys and fresh turkeys are excluded.

Top deals

The lowest turkey price this week is at Food Lion, but there is an additional purchase required. Publix has the lowest price with no additional purchase required.

Food Lion: Turkey, frozen, 10 lbs or larger, .37/lb with additional $35 purchase – great price if you plan on doing other shopping at Food Lion. See ad for exclusions. Limit 2

Publix: Publix young turkey, 10 – 24 lb, .59/lb, limit 2 (the ad does not indicate that any additional purchase is needed) – great deal

Full list of turkey sales valid through November 17, 2015

Aldi: Butterball turkey, $1.19/lb

Aldi: Kirkwood Boneless turkey breast, 48 oz, $8.99

Food Lion: Turkey, frozen, 10 lbs or larger, .37/lb with additional $35 purchase – great price if you plan on doing other shopping at Food Lion. See ad for exclusions. Limit 2

Food Lion: Butterball turkey, 10 lbs or larger, .99/lb

Rebate: Get $3 mail in rebate when you Buy: One (1) Butterball® Frozen or Fresh Whole Turkey plus two different qualifying items (Claim Jumper® Frozen Pies 26 oz. or larger, Pepperidge Farm® Stuffing, Sister Schubert’s® Frozen Dinner Rolls) between 11/01/2015 and 12/31/2015 and receive a $3 rebate check. Coupon can be found at Butterball.com.

Harris Teeter: Harris Teeter frozen turkeys, 10 – 24 lb, .57/lb with additional $40 purchase, limit 1

Harris Teeter: Butterball turkey, 10 lb – 26 lb, $1.39/lb

Rebate: Get $3 mail in rebate when you Buy: One (1) Butterball® Frozen or Fresh Whole Turkey plus two different qualifying items (Claim Jumper® Frozen Pies 26 oz. or larger, Pepperidge Farm® Stuffing, Sister Schubert’s® Frozen Dinner Rolls) between 11/01/2015 and 12/31/2015 and receive a $3 rebate check. Coupon can be found at Butterball.com.

Kroger: Honeysuckle turkey, whole frozen, 12 – 24 lb, limit 1, .79/lb with additional $35 purchase

Kroger: Pride of the Farm turkey breast, bone-in, $1.59/lb

Lowes Foods: Jennie-O frozen turkey, 10 – 24 lb, .57/lb with additional $35 purchase (good deal – Food Lion has their turkey for .37/lb with additional $35 purchase)

Lowes Foods: Butterball frozen turkey, 10 – 24 lb, .99/lb

Rebate: Get $3 mail in rebate when you Buy: One (1) Butterball® Frozen or Fresh Whole Turkey plus two different qualifying items (Claim Jumper® Frozen Pies 26 oz. or larger, Pepperidge Farm® Stuffing, Sister Schubert’s® Frozen Dinner Rolls) between 11/01/2015 and 12/31/2015 and receive a $3 rebate check. Coupon can be found at Butterball.com.

Lowes Foods: Jennie-O frozen turkey breast, BOGO for $1.35 each

Publix: Publix young turkey, 10 – 24 lb, .59/lb, limit 2 (the ad does not indicate that any additional purchase is needed) – great deal

Publix: Publix Greenwise turkey, frozen, $1.99/lb

Target: Market Pantry frozen turkey, 10 – 24 lb, .79/lb

Target: Butterball frozen turkey, 10 – 24 lb, .99/lb, limit 2 per person

Rebate: Get $3 mail in rebate when you Buy: One (1) Butterball® Frozen or Fresh Whole Turkey plus two different qualifying items (Claim Jumper® Frozen Pies 26 oz. or larger, Pepperidge Farm® Stuffing, Sister Schubert’s® Frozen Dinner Rolls) between 11/01/2015 and 12/31/2015 and receive a $3 rebate check. Coupon can be found at Butterball.com.

Target: Market Pantry frozen turkey breast, $1.29/lb

Walmart: Frozen bone-in turkey breast, $1.63/lb

For a list of the best deals on baking and cooking ingredients this week, click the Just the Basics link above.

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  • 3boys3 Nov 17, 2015

    My husband cooks the turkey and I cook the rest of the meal. He cooks the turkey solo much better than I do! He massages butter under the skin really well, then he puts together lots of herbs and seasonings and rubs some of that under the skin also. Next, he sprays the outside of the turkey with Pam spray so when he puts the herbs and seasonings on, they stick. He slow cooks it on the grill. When it comes off the grill he lets it rest for about 20 minutes. It's always beautiful, juicy, and just perfect!

  • Dr D Nov 16, 2015

    Thanks to all who've posted so far about the brining. Other than the soda, what Raesmom describes sounds very similar to what I did last year, which I didn't think of as brining. But maybe brining doesn't necessarily involving submerging/soaking the bird in a salty solution, but rather is just the process of letting the salt and other flavorings season it pre-cooking? Please keep the info rolling in - I obviously have a lot to learn! :-)

  • raesmom1612 Nov 16, 2015

    Lol no worries jdouglas like I said I'm not the kitchen expert in the thanksgiving kitchen but I will have DH try the oven bags this year in buffalo and sew how they work for him ;)

  • jdouglas13 Nov 16, 2015

    P.S. Thanks for the turkey defrosting tips! :)

  • jdouglas13 Nov 16, 2015

    Raesmom, forgive me for being a stick in the mud... please don't use garbage bags to put your turkey in. They are not food safe and have all kinds of nasty chemicals in them. Maybe use an oven bag instead??

    DrD, I've cooked a lot of turkeys over the years (fresh only because that's what I grew up with) and the one time I tried brining, it was inedible. Horribly salty. I've heard lots of great things about brining, so maybe it was just my recipe, but it put me off from trying it again.

    Maybe someone here can offer a better brining recipe?

  • tarheelbs Nov 16, 2015

    We use alton brown's directions on brining and cooking a turkey. It is very good. you can find that by searching on foodnetwork.com or click below.

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/good-eats-roast-turkey-recipe4.html

  • raesmom1612 Nov 16, 2015

    DrD I wouldn't say I'm the Thanksgiving expert @ our house. I usually cook the other 363 days of the year (not including 4th of July, that's his too) but from watching & helping him all these years this is what we do. 1st we put it in a garbage bag (a clean non used one of course lol) we usually put a few tabs of butter under the skin of the turkey & rub it real good, it helps if the butter is soft, then I shower it with adobo & give it a good rub, DH likes to squeeze fresh lemon over it & throw the lemon inside the cavity along with onions cut in fourths & peppers cut in fourths as well. Mom used to add a can of 7up or sprite to her, DH only lets me add half a can. I top it off with any other spices I have in the cupboard including rosemary, thyme, oregano, parsley & basil (these are all dried not fresh) & give it a shake. We place it back in the aluminum pan in the fridge & then Wednesday we flip it over. We flip it one more time Thursday before is goes into the deep fryer & done :)

  • Dr D Nov 16, 2015

    Anyone want to share their favorite recipe with instructions for brining then roasting a whole turkey? I bought a nearly 11 lb frozen hen turkey from HT, and already gleaned from your posts that I'll need to set it in the fridge to thaw on Sunday, then looks like I'd need to brine it on Tues, and I'm guessing turn it in the brine a few times before roasting it on Thurs? New at hosting holiday meals. Last year (my first time) I just roasted a turkey breast, but this year I'd like to try the brine with the whole bird.

  • raesmom1612 Nov 16, 2015

    We do the same thing jdouglas. We take it out Sunday before Thanksgiving and put it in an aluminum pan (still wrapped up in original packaging) and then open it up and "brine" it on Tuesday night let it sit in the "brine" in the fridge til Thursday and then into the deep fryer it goes. Speaking of which, that is the ONLY way my DH will eat it now (can you say converted to a southerner lol) so he convinced his mom to deep fry hers this year......that's gonna be fun.....all I can see is her yard full of snow and DH back there dunking the turkey in the deep fryer all by himself since she has no idea what she is doing LOLOLOL.

  • tarheelbs Nov 16, 2015

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    Just put it in the fridge sunday before thanksgiving to defrost. should be done by wed.

    We bought a turkey from publix at .59 since you did not have to buy anything else to get the deal.

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