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Old 11-20-2010, 11:04 PM   #1
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Default The Official 2010 Thanksgiving Turkey Cost Comparison

Since it is that time of year again and Turkey's all over the place are being offered for your TG feast. I thought it would be cool to see the range of pricing per pound the stores are charging. What happening in your area this year?

Tucson AZ, Albertson's Butterball $1.39 per lb, Honeysuckle White .39 lb or .29 lb with $25.00 purchase.

I broke down and picked up a 22lb Butterball $30.50 for the oven, because I really like them. I also picked up a 14lb Honeysuckle for the EGG for .29lb about $4.00. May get another couple of these. We have about 25 coming over for dinner.

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Old 11-20-2010, 11:12 PM   #2
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Frys had the same type deal, cept .25 per pound after 25 dollar purchase that's what we got
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:20 PM   #3
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Looks like the best deal here is $0.58 a pound for jenny-o turkey at wally world. several other places have the same price, but have a minimum purchase requirement. Winn-Dixie has wd turkeys for $0.69. I got my test turkey from Sam's for $0,89. we will see how that one comes out on the WSM before deciding if we are eating smoker cooked bird or my famous oven bird.
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:29 PM   #4
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We have two attractive deals here, neither as good as last year, but still pretty dang decent. One is Price Chopper has turkeys at $0.69/lb with a $25 store purchase, and the other is at Hy-Vee where you buy a ham at $2.99/lb and get a free turkey.
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:35 PM   #5
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Harris Teeter $0.99 a pound for natural non injected turkey. Picked up a 14 lb for the UDS
Butterball fresh $1.49
Butterball frozen $1.29
Butterball for the oven, in case some don't like the smoked bird.
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:35 PM   #6
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I got a fresh all natural butter ball at the local grocery store today for $2.29lb. Went to Costco later today to get my peanut oil for the fryer for Thursday and just had to go take a look in the meat department to see what they had. I'll be damned it was $.99 lb for the same bird!
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:00 AM   #7
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$2.75/lb- local farmer- free range but raised on feed, got it day of slaughter and picked it up from the back of her truck. I have to say I ordered it several months ago. Lucky for me she lives down the road.
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:17 AM   #8
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Costco here had Butterballs minimally processed with less than 5% water retained, for $0.99/lb; picked me up a 19 and 13 pounder.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:35 AM   #9
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Schnucks,has a turkeys .32 cents a pound after 50 buck purchases.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:45 AM   #10
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I will pick up my free range, grass fed turkey on Tuesday from the butcher. It's somewhere in the $2.25 per pound range.

It seems like a lot to pay for a turkey, but once you've eaten a turkey that hasn't been frozen and isn't pumped full of chemicals and other stuff you'll never eat a cheap frozen turkey again.

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Old 11-21-2010, 07:16 AM   #11
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Publix has Butterballs for 59 cents a pound. Sweet Bay and their brand for 30 cents a pound. I ordered a 12 pound free range, all natural bird, free range bird from a local farmer also. Pick it up as soon as they ring it's neck and pull the feathers on Wednesday.
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:51 AM   #12
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Target here had butter ball for 66 cents pound. I bought 5
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:59 AM   #13
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Well, there's the free turkey my wife gets from the supermarket for spending $300 or more over the last month. :)

I go for the cheap and enhanced birds from Super Walmart. These were from last week.

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Old 11-21-2010, 11:04 AM   #14
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$1.99/lb for fresh, free range, all natural. I pick it up on Wednesday morning and then it goes into a brine!
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:09 AM   #15
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In Michigan the best deal I found (and I didnt look to hard) was .49/lb with an additional $10.00 purchase at Krogers.

Went the all natural route the last few years and didnt see a big enough difference to pay $2.00 more per pound...
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