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How much could a Thanksgiving meal cost you this year?

Posted at 6:52 PM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 21:27:19-05

COLORADO SPRINGS – It’s less than a week until Thanksgiving and if you haven’t done your shopping yet News 5 has some different options for you if you want to save time or money on your Turkey Day plans.

On Friday, we visited several grocery stores in Colorado Springs with each one offering something a little different for customers.

King Soopers customer Rita Acri said, “It means that I’m so grateful for everything, for my family.”

Thanksgiving means something a little different to everyone, but one thing that rings true is the food.

Acri said, “I’m shopping for a turkey, a nice turkey, and all the fixings to go with it…I’m shopping for six.”

It’s the same number Adam Williamson, spokesperson for King Soopers, decided to shoot for when figuring out how much a Thanksgiving meal would cost an average family shopping at the store.

Williamson said, “Come with a list and have those list of items ready.”

At King Soopers, a cheaper turkey will cost you 49 cents a pound.

For rolls, you can get two packs for $7.

Williamson said, “Green beans, $1.99 for four.”

Along with turkey stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and two pies, the total was about $50.

It’s the same amount of money Michele Vigil, owner of Cheapies, rang up at her store.

Vigil said, “Everybody loves a good deal to save a dollar and to get the most bang for their buck…you can get a turkey of any size of your choice for free with a $100 purchase or you can do it for 99 cents a pound.”

The store also has Honeycrisp apples for $3.49 for four pounds.

Vigil said, “The swirl bread is buy one get one so 99 cents gets you two loaves…the hamburger, hot dog slider buns, everybody makes a turkey sandwich after Thanksgiving. Those are all buy one get two free.”

News 5 also stopped by Ranch Foods Direct.

You can purchase a turkey there for about $3.49 a pound and ham for about $6.99 a pound. The store does offer a lot of premade items with prices ranging from $2.79 to $8.99.

Kitchen Chef & Manager Monika Frison said, “We have a lot of turkeys that have been reserved already and moving into next week I see it keeping up pretty steadily. People love buying their local foods.”