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Walmart – Trim Your Budget, Trim Your Table This Thanksgiving Challenge!

by Nicole on November 20, 2010

Did you know that the national Thanksgiving meal average for 2009 was $43? Walmart sent me a $50 Walmart giftcard to get my holiday shopping done!

I braved Walmart on a Saturday and was happy to see must-haves for the holidays (think cranberry sauce and canned yams) in the middle of the wide aisles and on the endcaps – it makes shopping much easier.  I also noticed some items in bulk like 6 packs of corn muffin mix and 4 packs of canned veggies which are great if you’re cooking a really big meal.  I had a list and was able to breeze through Walmart.  My mom had already picked up some of the items so my list doesn’t represent a full meal.

You could easily get a FULL Thanksgiving meal for under $50 at Walmart! Frozen turkeys were just $.68 per lb so a 16 lb turkey will cost just $10.88.  Add to that many of the holiday items on rollback and your family will be happy!

I make a lot of things for Thanksgiving from scratch as you can see from the picture above.  I was super happy with the prices on jellied cranberry ($.90), corn muffin mix ($.42), canned yams (1.98 for a 40 oz. can), and chicken broth ($1.98 for a large carton).

Walmart has many of the holiday necessities on rollback:

  • Fresh green beans, $.98/lb.
  • Fresh sweet potatoes, $.28/lb.
  • Betty Crocker Potatoes, $.98
  • Stove Top Stuffing Mix, $1.25
  • Green Giant or Del Monte canned vegetables, $.60
  • Sara Lee 12 ct dinner rolls, $1.88
  • Heinz Turkey Gravy, $.98
  • Pumpkin Pie, $3
  • Pumpkin Cobbler Bread, $2.98

These are some great deals on holiday staples and of course, if you have coupons for the items you’ll save even more.  If you already have your shopping for Thanksgiving done, consider spending the $50 (or less!) and donate a full meal to a food pantry for a family in your community that can’t afford it.

I was able to save some serious money by doing my holiday shopping at Walmart and will put the money I saved to good use! What will you do with your savings? Take the Trim Your Budget, Trim Your Table This Thanksgiving at Walmart Challenge and let m eknow how you stretched your budget to get all the trimmings for your Thanksgiving table.

I received a $50 Walmart giftcard to go shopping for this post.

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1 Kathleen E November 21, 2010 at 8:07 pm

I also bought the Heinz Turkey Gravy, $.98 at Wal-Mart but already opened it up yesterday. On the back of the label there was an $1.00 off of two Heinz Turkey Gravy coupon so I’ll be going back for more, using my coupon and getting one for free!

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