Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Shopping

I don't usually do what-I-bought-out-shopping posts. But yesterday I was able to take advantage of some get-you-in-the-door Thanksgiving sales that were quite good. Of course, good prices are relative depending on your location. I remember 11 years ago when I moved from Indiana to Oregon. That was a shock. I actually thought Washington apples would be cheaper once I lived next door to Washington State... apparently not.

However, I've adjusted somewhat. And being on a gleaner's program has been a big help. Anyway, here's a few of the deals I was able to take advantage of:

3 dozen eggs @ $1.15 each
4 Tillamook 1lb butter @ $1.77 each (regular local price $3.75 each)
3 boxes of chex cereal (variety) @ $1.38 per box
6 Jimmy Dean Sausage @ $1.99 each (regular local price $3.49 each)
3 lb bag Sunkist tangerines @ $1.99 bag
10 lbs Garnet yams @38 cents per lb
2 bags Ocean Spray cranberries @$1.99 each
3 Sarah Lee 100% honey whole wheat bread @ .99 cents each
2 can (20oz) gift-pack of Planters nuts Jumbo cashews/Mixed nuts @ $2.99 (half-price)
2 boxes Ritz whole wheat crackers @ $2.28 per box
2 Large heads of cauliflower @ $1.28 per head
14 lb Norbest TURKEY @ 22 cents per lb = $2.78
14 lb Butterball TURKEY @ 58 cents per lb = $7.77

I bought more than this of course. But these were the items that were especially good deals for around here. Which makes a huge difference in our food budget. I have to admit that I go a little turkey crazy this time of year; when else can you get meat for under 60 cents a lb? So I stock up each year. My family loves Turkey, so we should have no problem eating the 4 I have in the freezer right now...;)

Well, I'm back to my very long to-do list for this week. With hubby being home (and no homeschool), I should be able to get a lot accomplished this week. At least that's what I'm telling myself:)


Marva said...

Wow! That's a great job!
Around here the cheap turkey's run about $.78 per # and Butterballs are cheap at $.99 per #.

We love turkey too, but hubby loves ham better! Makes me sad.....so much higher, but I can make it last.

Way to go! Happy Thaqnksgiving!


Oh and I haven't canned chili......Yet.;) Frozen I have.

Kaye said...

Great deals!

I hope you and the family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Angela said...

Good for you! I need to go to the grocery store quite badly. I hate it when we get to the point to where I have to stop every day to buy stuff for dinner that night. Sadly, I get to that point pretty regularly.

jfrogster said...

Hi, Stephanie!
Tammy found my blog and then passed along your blog to me. I have been enjoying reading some of your posts! Great job on finding some great deals! I am a bargain hunter too! :)
Well, tell the professor, artist, and princess and the family that Mrs. Foster said Happy Thanksgiving!

Nikki said...

I did stop by yesterday, but I just didn't have enough energy to comment. Those are some great deals, good for you! Do you really have FOUR turkeys in your freezer? John would kill me!

Mrs. Darling said...

Hey whatcha doin' for Thanksgiving?

MyKidsMom said...

jFoster: It looks like my cover has been blown:) Thanks for stopping by!

MyKidsMom said...

Mrs.D: Just hanging out at home, planning on having a looong day of relaxation. Lots of food (of course!) games, do a little decorating with the kiddos... I think we may pick up a tree in the evening. I've been doing projects like crazy with hubby home, but have told myself firmly that tomorrow is a family day. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have to go soak my Turkey in Kosher salt...:)

Niki said...

Wow, the chepest we can get turkey here is 1.49/lb. and butter that is $4. Crazy deals you guys have