Putting the Thanksgiving dinner together this year may cost you more than you expect.
Boston.com is reporting that the cost of a typical Thanksgiving dinner is up 13 percent over last year, but local supermarkets have some deals that may help you keep the meal within your budget.
Price Chopper is offering a complete Thanksgiving dinner with either a 10-12-pound fresh turkey (serves 7-8) or a turkey breast dinner (serves 6 to 7) with the fixings including: gravy, herb dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie, all for $59.99. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18.
Stop & Shop is offering a frozen turkey for $.37 a pound this week. They are also selling a full turkey dinner for 7-8 people including a fully-cooked Butterball turkey (10-12 pounds), homestyle mashed potatoes, homestyle stuffing, butternut squash, turkey gravy, fresh cranberry relish, dinner rolls and an apple, pumpkin or sweet potato pie. The meal costs $59.99 and orders must be placed two days before Thanksgiving, while supplies last.
Shaw's has frozen turkeys on sale for $.49 a pound this week. Limit two per customer. They also have a Thanksgiving dinner for $59.99 that serves eight. It includes a fresh, fully-cooked Butterball turkey (11 pound), turkey gravy, dinner rolls, a fresh baked apple pie, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, stuffing and green bean casserole. Orders must be placed before Nov. 21.