Still need to shop for Thanksgiving? We found the cheapest prices for you

Still need to shop for Thanksgiving? We found the cheapest prices for you

Still need to shop for Thanksgiving? We found the cheapest prices for you

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by Adrea Young

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Posted on November 19, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 10:10 AM

BOISE -- Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!

This holiday season seems to come faster and faster each year.

Thanksgiving is Thursday. In case you have not done the shopping yet for your feast, have no fear- we thought we would help you find the best prices.

With more grocery stores opening up in the Treasure Valley, your options have grown.

We went to six grocery stores around the valley to find out how their prices compared:  Whole Foods, Winco, Rosauers, Fred Meyer, Walmart, and Albertsons.

We gathered up the cheapest turkey prices as well as some of the basics and put them side by side for you to compare.

An asterisk means the store has a deal on that particular item which can be found underneath the list.

Turkey:

Frozen:

Whole Foods: $2.49/ pound
Winco: $0.88/ pound*
Rosauers: $1.19/ pound*
Fred Meyer: $1.89/ pound*
Walmart: $0.78/ pound
Albertsons: $1.69/ pound*

Thawed Turkey:
Whole Foods: $2.49/pound
Winco: unavailable
Rosauers: $1.29/ pound
Fred Meyer: $1.69/ pound
Walmart: $1.17/ pound
Albertsons: $1.79/pound*

We included the thawed turkey prices, because it might be too late to thaw your turkey out in time for dinner on Thursday.

Potatoes:

Price per Pound:

Whole Foods: $0.59
Winco:  $0.38
Rosauers: $0.59
Fred Meyer: $0.39
Walmart: $0.78
Albertsons $0.39

Best Deal: Winco

Price per five-pound bag:
Whole Foods: $5.99 (red potatoes - Russetts unavailable in five-pound bags at the checked time)
Winco: $1.28
Rosauers: $0.99
Fred Meyer: $1.59
Walmart: $1.14
Albertsons: $1.69

Best Deal: Rosauers

Butter (4 sticks)
Whole Foods: $3.69
Winco: $1.88
Rosauers: $2.29
Fred Meyer: $2.49* 
Walmart: $1.79
Albertsons: $2.50*

Best Deal: Walmart

Onion (price per pound)
Whole Foods: $0.99
Winco: $0.68
Rosauers: $0.59
Fred Myer: $0.49
Walmart:  $0.42
Albertsons: $0.59

Best Deal: Walmart

Whipped Topping:
Whole Foods: $3.00*
Winco: $0.74
Rosauers: $0.99
Fred Meyer: $1.00*
Walmart: $0.72
Albertsons: $1.49*

Best Deal: Walmart

Milk (price per gallon)
Whole Foods: $3.29
Winco: $2.25
Rosauers: $2.39
Fred Meyer: $2.39
Walmart: $2.26
Albertsons:$2.89

Best Deal: Winco

Pumpkin Pie (size noted after price)
Whole Foods: $9.99 (9")
Winco: $2.68 (8")
Rosauers: $3.99 (9")
Fred Meyer: $3.99 (8")
Walmart: $2.98 (8")
Albertsons: $4.99 (8")

After eating all that food, you might need some antacid for your stomach- we also found the lowest prices for you there.

Pepto-bismol (8 oz bottle):
Winco: $2.49
Rosauers: $3.09
Fred Meyer: $3.19
Walmart: $1.96
Albertsons: $3.39*

Tums (96 count):
Winco: $4.25
Rosauers: $3.99
Fred Meyer: $2.14
Walmart: $2.00
Albertsons: $4.99

*Here are some specials to be on the look out for while shopping:

Turkey:

  • Winco: If your purchase is $50 or more, the turkey will be $0.44 per pound- saving you $0.44
  • Rosauers: If your purchase is $50 or more, the turkey will be $0.49 per pound- saving you $0.70 (turkey price not included in the $50)
  • Fred Meyer: Depending on your purchase, if it's $50 the turkey is $0.79 per pound. If your purchase is $100, the turkey is $0.59 per pound, and if you spend $150- your turkey is free! Must also have a coupon from their weekly ad and turkey must be Private Selection turkey.
  • Albertsons: With an $50 purchase, the price of a Honeysuckle White Turkey will be $0.49 per pound. There is also a coupon in this weeks ad for $3 off on any Fresh Whole Turkey.


Butter:

  • Fred Meyer: With a coupon from this week's ad- butter is 2 for $4 
  • Albertsons has a special on butter 2 for $5


Whipped Topping:

  • Whole Foods: 2 for $6
  • Fred Meyer: 10 for $10
  • Albertsons: $2.89 but with the Albertson's card it's $1.49


Pepto-bismol:

  • Albertsons has a sale on Pepto-bismol- it's originally $4.49 but with your Albertsons' card it's $3.39

Don't feel like cooking?

If you don't feel like cooking your Thanksgiving meal, but still want a traditional meal. Rosauers will both prepare a fully cooked meal with all the trimmings for your family.

Rosauers has a Turkey Dinner for $54.99 that will serve 6-8 people. It includes the following:

  • 10-12 lb Fully Cooked Turkey
  • 2.5 lbs of Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 lbs of Savory Stuffing
  • 23 oz Turkey Gravy 
  • 15  oz Cranberry Sauce
  • 9 inch Pumpkin Pie
  • 1 dozen Rolls

They do require at least 24 hours, and you just need to pick it up by 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

If you ever need help deciding on which size turkey you need, how long to thaw it and how long to cook it, Butterball has a website to do all the calculations for you. You can find that right here.

We did not include the Boise Co-Op or Costco as both stores do have a membership program.

 

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