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Let's compare turkey prices in the runup to Thanksgiving. And add approx. area of country (or which country) you live in.

I'll start, 47 cents a pound, northern New England. Limit 2, frozen.
 

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Central US:
Honeysuckle white frozen 1.58/lb
Butterball frozen .87/lb (normally 1.39)
24 oz turkey tenderloin roast (breast meat) 6.99 (4.66/lb)
 
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sales haven't hit here yet but normally for the 10lb to 15lb is .99 a lb or depending on the store free w reward points. but more local brands not butterball they are more $$ .stuffed butterball turkeys 1.99 a lb at the very cheapest but more like 2.99. thanksgiving here was a month ago so at the moment it is more clearing out stuff.
 

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Yesterday at a chain grocery:

fresh Honeysuckle hen 2.59/lb
frozen Honeysuckle 2.19/lb
fresh turkey thighs 3.19/lb
fresh bone in breast 3.99/lb
Best Choice whole frozen turkey .99/lb WITH $25 purchase

Also:
Stovetop stuffing 2.29
Rhodes diner rolls 5.29
Jello 1.19
canned pumpkin 29oz 3.79, 15oz 2.39
pie crust 2pk 3.69
Gold medal flour 2/$5
bacon 6.99-9.60
sweet potatoes 1.49/lb
5lb bag potatoes 3.49
onions 1.49/lb
carrots .99/lb
celery 1.49/pack

No fresh cranberries yet.
 
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Aldi today:

Kirkwood bone in breast 1.59/lb
Never Any whole frozen 1.69/lb
Butterball Smoked 1.99/lb
Butterball whole frozen .87/lb
 

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Martha, do you even have turkey sales in Canada seeing as how your thanksgiving is earlier in the year?
we totally do have the holiday sales for both Thanksgiving and Xmas. All the fixings. plus since in Early October usually get the deals inbetween for ham since xmas is a couple months away. Turkey not so much cus it is frozen so keeps plus xmas coming but ham we do. Plus the free w reward points etc.

one benefit of two different Thanksgiving that I had friends point out if you have American relatives then no fight over who is where for the holiday. A friend who is divorced told me cus he can take the kids to grandparents and no holiday conflict. And there is the black friday sales except they are starting already!
 

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New ad, central US

Best Choice whole frozen .99/lb with $25 purchase (limit 1)
Best Choice fresh turkey 1.99/lb
Butterball whole frozen 1.59/lb
Honeysuckle White whole frozen 1.59/lb
Honeysuckle White bone-in breast 1.99/lb

And:
Stovetop 2/$4
Rhodes rolls 4.49
10lb potatoes 3.99
brussels sprouts 2.49/lb
green beans 1.99/lb
cranberries 2/$5
sweet potatoes .49/lb
Gold Medal flour 2/$5
Jello $1
Best Choice butter 1.77
Land O'Lakes Butter 2.99
bacon 2.99 (limit 4)
 
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I love a smoked turkey but that costs! used to be able to get just parts like the legs in one store but that hasn't happened for a long time. because places that do smoked turkey ..they are not small and just too much.
 

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true but think doesn't work on our grill. because the boys tried in the summer. Our grill doesn't get that hot and dh says it is cus there is a big hole in the back for venting so all the heat gets out so bad design. maybe I will buy him a smoker for xmas lol
 

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Hot is the opposite of what you want for smoking. ~200F is perfect. You don't want flames, you don't want browning, just warm coals and smoke. A hole can be covered with something. A bird won't take long, maybe an hour, then put it in the oven to finish.
 
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Charcoal doesn't add any flavor, unless it has wood chips embedded into it. Just buy some wood chips and follow the instructions. You need a big enough grill so you can create indirect heat because smoking (barbecuing) is different than grilling. It all sounds complicated but it's not. Try it a couple times and you'll see. Check Pinterest for how-to's. Smoked meats are too tasty and life is too short not to learn to DIY them. 🙂
 
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