2012 Thanksgiving Meal Deal Shopping Guide: All The Best Deals in One Place!

November 15, 2012 · 26 comments

by Jennie

In just a week from now many of us will be busy in the kitchen preparing a Thanksgiving meal. I'm pretty excited...how about you? Not only do I love Thanksgiving for all the deals we will see that week, but I really enjoy the time spent with family and friends feasting on delicious food.

Regardless of how many people you are cooking for, preparing a Thanksgiving meal can not only be stressful, but also quite expensive. We want to help to take out that "expensive" aspect this year and also make your grocery shopping a whole lot easier this week. Below you will find the 2012 Thanksgiving Meal Shopping Guide.

We have taken the prices on Thanksgiving meal items from all of the top stores in Colorado and put them all in one place for you, by category. You can use the below guide to select which store or stores you are going to shop at this year. Also, if you shop at a store that does price matching, like Walmart, this will help you tremendously in that process too. If you shop at any of the stores that are not included in this guide and you’d like to help fill in some of these prices please leave a comment. Also, if you would like to see the full list of deals and coupon match-ups (including non-Thanksgiving items) at each store, you can check out these posts:

King Soopers Thanksgiving Deals
Safeway Thanksgiving Deals
Sprouts Thanksgiving Deals
Albertsons Market Thanksgiving Deals

I hope you enjoy this year's meal guide and that it will be a blessing to you during the busy week to come. :)

Frozen Turkeys

Jenni-O

Albertsons Market: Jennie-O Whole Turkey 12-22lb $1.69/lb

Honeysuckle

King Soopers: Honeysuckle White Turkey $1.79/lb
-.55 MQ (8/19 RP) *expires 11/18
=?

Safeway: Honeysuckle Turkey 8-16lbs $11.99 (Limit 1, with an additional $25 purchase)
-.55 MQ (8/19 RP) *expires 11/18
=?

Butterball

Albertsons: Butterball Whole Turkey 12-22lb $1.99/lb
-$3 off wyb (1) Butterball Turkey + 4 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Green Giant Veg., or Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes or MQ (10/4/SS)
=?

King Soopers: Butterball Turkey $1.29/lb (Limit 1)
-$3 off wyb (1) Butterball Turkey + 4 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Green Giant Veg., or Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes or MQ (10/4/SS)
=?

Safeway: Butterball Turkey 10-24lbs $1.49/lb
-$3 off wyb (1) Butterball Turkey + 4 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Green Giant Veg., or Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes or MQ (10/4/SS)
=?

Target: Butterball All Natural Turkey 10-24lbs .99/lb
-$3 off wyb (1) Butterball Turkey + 4 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Green Giant Veg., or Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes or MQ (10/4/SS)
=?

Store Brand

King Soopers: Kroger Turkey .69/lb (Limit 1)
King Soopers: Private Selection Turkey .99/lb (Limit 1)
Safeway: Safeway Turkey 8-16lbs $7.99 (Limit 1, with an additional $25 purchase)
Safeway: Safeway Trukey 16.01-20lbs $10.99 (Limit 1, with an additional $25 purchase)
Safeway: Safeway Turkey 20.01-24lbs $11.99 (Limit 1, with an additional $25 purchase)

Fresh Turkeys

Safeway: Safeway Select Fresh Turkey 8-24lbs $1.49/lb
Sprouts: Free-Range Turkey $1.49/lb
Sprouts: Free-Range Organic Turkey $3.99/lb

Ham

Albertsons Market: Cook’s Shank Portion Hams, Bone-in $1.47/lb
Albertsons Market: Spiral Sliced Half-Ham, Bone-in $1.87/lb
Albertsons Market: American Chef Whole Hams, Boneless Buy One at $19.99, Get One Free
=$9.99 each
King Soopers: Cook’s Shank Portion Ham, Bone-in $1.29/lb
King Soopers: Spiral Sliced Ham, Bone-in $2.49/lb
Safeway: Safeway Smoked Whole or Shank Half Ham, Bone-in $1.79/lb
Safeway: Safeway Spiral Sliced Half Ham, Bone-in $1.99/lb
Safeway: Safeway Select Whole Boneless Ham $2.99/lb

Pork

Albertsons Market: Pork Loin Roast, Boneless $1.99/lb

Albertsons Market: Pork Boneless Loin Chops Buy One at $6.99/lb, Get One Free
=$3.50/lb

Albertsons Market: Pork Shoulder Roast $1.99/lb
Albertsons Market:Assorted Pork Loin Chops, Bone-in $1.99/lb
King Soopers: Boneless Pork Loin $1.99/lb
Safeway:Pork Loin $1.99/lb



Potatoes

Albertsons Market: Russet Potatoes 15lb Bag $1.99 (.13/lb)
King Soopers: Red or Gold Potatoes 5lb Bag $2.50 (.50/lb)
Safeway:Russet Potatoes .99/lb
Sprouts: Russet Potatoes .49/lb
Sprouts:Baby Potatoes 1.5lb Bag $2.50 ($1.66/lb)
Sprouts: Organic Russet Potatoes 5lb Bag $2.99 (.60/lb)
Target: Russet Potatoes 5lb Bag $1.49 (.30/lb)
 
Herbs
Albertsons:Fresh Herbs .66oz $1.99
King Soopers: Organic Private Selection Herbs .66oz $1.99
Safeway: O Organics Herbs .66oz $1.99

Cranberries

King Soopers: Ocean Spray Cranberries 12oz Buy One at $3.49, Get One Free
-$1 Ocean Spray Cranberries Facebook Coupon (“like” them)
=$1.25 each

Target: Ocean Spray Cranberries 12oz $1.99
-$1 Ocean Spray Cranberries Facebook Coupon (“like” them)
=.99 each


Green Beans

Albertsons Market: Green Giant Fresh Green Beans 12oz $2.50
King Soopers: Green Beans .99/lb
Safeway: GreenLine Fresh Green Beans 12oz $2.50

Celery

Albertsons Market: Celery .89/lb
King Soopers: Celery .79/lb
Safeway: Celery .69/lb
Sprouts: Celery .49 each

Yams

Albertsons:Bruce’s Yams or Princella Cut Sweet Potatoes 29oz $1.50
King Soopers: Yams .79/lb
King Soopers: Bruce’s Yams 40oz $2.50
Safeway: Yams .49/lb
Safeway: Bruce’s Cut Yams 29oz $2.49
Sprouts: Garnet or Jewel Yams .49/lb
Sprouts: Organic Garnet or Jewel Yams .99/lb

Stuffing

Albertsons Market: Stove Top Stuffing Mix 6oz $1
King Soopers: Stove Top Stuffing 6oz $1
King Soopers: Arrowhead Mills Savory Stuffing 10oz $2.50
-$1 Arrowhead Mills Coupon (sign-up required)
=$1.50
Safeway: Stove Top Stuffing Mix 6oz $1.50

Safeway: Mrs. Cubbison’s Stuffing 10-12oz $2
$1/2 Mrs. Cubbison’s Coupon (sign-up required) or .75/2 MQ (11/11 SS)
=$1.50 each

Sprouts: Arrowhead Mills Stuffing Mix 10oz $2.50
-$1 Arrowhead  Mills Coupon (sign-up required)
=$1.50

Fried Onions

Albertsons Market: French’s French Fried Onions 6oz $2.99
-$1 MQ (11/4 SS) or .50 French’s French Fried Onions Coupon
=$1.99

King Soopers: French’s French Fried Onions 6oz $2.99
-$1 MQ (11/4 SS) or .50 French’s French Fried Onions Coupon
=$1.99

Safeway: French’s French Fried Onions 6oz $2.99 (Limit 4)
-$1 MQ (11/4 SS) or .50 French’s French Fried Onions Coupon
=$1.99

Target: French’s French Fried Onions 6oz $2.99 (Limit 4)
-$1 MQ (11/4 SS) or .50 French’s French Fried Onions Coupon
=$1.99

Cranberry Sauce

Albertsons Market: Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce 14oz $1.50
King Soopers: Kroger Cranberry Sauce 14oz $1
Sprouts: Sprouts Cranberry Sauce 14oz $1.25
Safeway: Safeway Kitchens Cranberry Sauce 14oz
Sprouts: Sprouts Cranberry Sauce 14oz $1.25

Gravy

Albertsons Market: Heinz Home Style Gravy 12oz $1
King Soopers: Heinz Gravy 12oz $1.29
Safeway: Heinz Home Style Gravy 12oz $1.19
Target: Heinz Gravy 12oz $1

Soup

Albertsons Market:  Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom or Chicken Soup 10.75oz $1
-.40/3 Campbell’s Condensed Soup Coupon or $1/5 Campbell’s Condensed Soup Coupon or .35/4 MQ (11/4 SS) or $1/5 MQ (10/7 SS) *regional value
=.73 each at best

Albertsons Market: Lipton Onion Soup 2oz $1
-.75/2 MQ (11/11 RP) *if included in the sale
=.50 each at best

King Soopers: Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup or Cream of Chicken 10.75oz $1
-.40/3 Campbell’s Condensed Soup Coupon or $1/5 Campbell’s Condensed Soup Coupon or .35/4 MQ (11/4 SS) or $1/5 MQ (10/7 SS) *regional value
=.73 each at best

Safeway: Campbell’s Condensed Soup 10.5-11.5oz .99 wyb 4
-.40/3 Campbell’s Condensed Soup Coupon or $1/5 Campbell’s Condensed Soup Coupon or .35/4 MQ (11/4 SS) or $1/5 MQ (10/7 SS) *regional value
=.79 each at best

Safeway: Campbell’s Cream Soup 10.75oz .88 with in-ad coupon
-.40/3 Campbell’s Condensed Soup Coupon or $1/5 Campbell’s Condensed Soup Coupon or .35/4 MQ (11/4 SS) or $1/5 MQ (10/7 SS) *regional value
=.61 each at best wyb 3 B

Safeway: Safeway Cream Soup 10.5oz .60 C

Target: Campbell’s Cream Soup 10.75oz .75
-.40/3 Campbell’s Condensed Soup Coupon or $1/5 Campbell’s Condensed Soup Coupon or .35/4 MQ (11/4 SS) or $1/5 MQ (10/7 SS) *regional value
=.61 each at best wyb 3

Broth

Albertsons Market: Progresso Broth 32oz $1.50 + Free Butter wyb (6) Particiapting General Mills Products

Albertsons Market: Swanson Broth 32oz $2
-$1/2 Swanson Broth Coupon or .40/3 MQ (11/4 SS) *regional value
=$1.50 each at best wyb 2

King Soopers: Kroger Broth 14oz Can .60
King Soopers: Pacific Foods Organic Broth 32oz $2.50
King Soopers: Simple Truth Organic Broth 32oz $1.67

Safeway: Swanson Broth 32oz Buy One at $2.99, Get One Free
-$1/2 Swanson Broth Coupon or .40/3 MQ (11/4 SS) *regional value
=$1.25 each wyb 4

Safeway: Safeway Broth 14oz .67

Safeway: Safeway Broth 14oz .67

Safeway: Swanson Broth 14.5oz .68 with in-ad coupon
-.40/5 MQ (11/4 SS) *regional value
=.52 each

Safeway: Knorr Homestyle Stock 4.66oz $2.49 with in-ad coupon (Limit 4)
-$1 MQ (11/11 RP) or $1 MQ found in the October Issue of All You Magazine or .65 Knorr Homestyle Stock Coupon or $1/2 Knorr Homestyle Stock Coupon
=$1.49 at best

Sprouts: Pacific Food Broth 32oz $2

Walmart: Swanson Chicken Broth 14oz .60

Walmart: Swanson Chicken Broth 32oz $1.98
-$1/2 Swanson Broth Coupon or .40/3 MQ (11/4 SS) *regional value
=$1.48 each at best

Target: Swanson Chicken Broth 32oz $1.99
-$1/2 Swanson Broth Coupon or .40/3 MQ (11/4 SS) *regional value
=$1.49 each at best

Canned Vegetables

Albertsons Market: Del Monte Vegetables 13.5-15.25oz .88
-.50/4 Del Monte Green Beans Coupon
=.63 each wyb 4

King Soopers: Del Monte Vegetables 14.5-15.25oz Can .80
-.50/4 Del Monte Green Beans Coupon or HERE (sign-up required) or $1/8 Del Monte Green Beans Coupon (sign-up required)
=.55 each at best

Safeway: Kuner’s Canned Vegetables 14.5-15oz .65 with in-ad coupon (Limit 4)

Target: Del Monte Vegetables 14.5-15.25oz Can .65
-.50/4 Del Monte Green Beans Coupon or HERE (sign-up required) or $1/8 Del Monte Green Beans Coupon (sign-up required)
=.52 each


Rolls

Albertsons Market: Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 8oz $2
-.50/2 Crescent Roll Coupon (sign-up required) or HERE or HERE or .40/3 Pillsbury Crescent Roll Coupon or .40/3 Crescent MQ (11/4 SS or 11/11 SS) *regional value
=$1.50 each

Albertsons Market: Sara Lee Dinner Rolls 12ct $1.99

Albertsons Market: Homestyle or Potato Dinner Rolls 12ct $2.50

Albertsons Market: Rhodes Frozen Rolls 19-48oz $3.50
-.55 MQ (10/14 or 11/11 RP) *regional value
=$2.50

King Soopers: Rhodes Rolls 19-48oz $2.99
-.55 MQ (10/14 RP or 11/11 RP)
=$1.99

King Soopers: Kroger Brown ‘N Serve Rolls 12ct $1

King Soopers: Pillsbury Crescent 8ct $1.88
-.50/2 Crescent Roll Coupon (sign-up required) or HERE or HERE or .40/3 Pillsbury Crescent Roll Coupon or .40/3 Crescent MQ (11/4 SS or 11/11 SS) *regional value
=$1.38 each at best

King Soopers: Pillsbury Grands Biscuits 8ct $1.88
-.50/3 Pillsbury Grands Coupon (sign-up required) or HERE or HERE or $1/3 Grands MQ (11/4 SS) *regional value or .40/3 Grands MQ (11/11 SS) *regional value
=$1.55 each at best

King Soopers: Pan Rolls 12ct $1.99

King Soopers: King's Hawaiian Rolls 12ct $2.50
-$1 King's Hawaiian Coupon or $1/2 MQ (11/11 RP) or found in the November issue of All You Magazine
=$1.50

Safeway: King’s Hawaiian Rolls 12ct $2.50
-$1 King's Hawaiian Coupon or $1/2 MQ (11/11 RP) or found in the November issue of All You Magazine
=$1.50 at best

Safeway: Safeway Kitchens Butter Top or 100% Whole Wheat Breaks 22oz $1.49

Safeway: Pillsbury Crescent or Cinnamon Rolls 8-13.9oz $1.49 with in-ad coupon (Limit 4)
-.50/2 Crescent Roll Coupon (sign-up required) or HERE or HERE or .40/3 Pillsbury Crescent Roll Coupon or .40/3 Crescent MQ (11/4 SS or 11/11 SS) *regional value or -.50/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls Coupon (sign-up required) or HERE or HERE or .60/3 Pillsbury Sweet Roll Coupon or $1/3 Sweet Roll MQ (10/7 GM, 11/4 SS or 11/11 SS) *regional value
=.99 each at best

Safeway Kitchens Brown ‘N Serve Rolls 11.5-12oz $1.25
-.26 Safeway Just for U Coupon
=.99

Safeway: Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls 8ct $1.99

Safeway: King's Hawaiian Rolls 12ct $2.50
-$1 King's Hawaiian Coupon or $1/2 MQ (11/11 RP) or found in the November issue of All You Magazine
=$1.50 at best

Safeway: Safeway Kitchens Brown 'n Serve Rolls 11.5-12oz $1.25

Walmart: King's Hawaiian Rolls 12oz $2
-$1 King's Hawaiian Coupon or $1/2 MQ (11/11 RP) or found in the November issue of All You Magazine
=$1 at best

Walmart: Potato or Multigrain Rolls 12ct $2.98

Target: Market Pantry Whole or Wheat Dinner Rolls $1.79

Pumpkin

Albertsons Market: Libby’s Pumpkin 15oz $1.50
-$1/4 wyb (2) 15oz Pumpkin Cans and (2) 12oz Carnation Evaporated Milk MQ (10/28 RP)
=?

Albertsons Market: Farmer's Market Organic Pumpkin 15oz $2

Safeway: Libby’s Canned Pumpkin 15oz $1.67
-$1/4 wyb (2) 15oz Pumpkin Cans and (2) 12oz Carnation Evaporated Milk MQ (10/28 RP)
=?

Sprouts: Organic Farmers Market Pumpkin 15oz $1.50 B+

Target: Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin 15oz $1.50
-$1/4 wyb (2) 15oz Pumpkin Cans and (2) 12oz Carnation Evaporated Milk MQ (10/28 RP)
=?

Fresh Pies

Albertsons Market: Pumpkin or Apple Pie 8" $3

Albertsons Market: Assorted Fruit Pies 8" $4.99

King Soopers: Pumpkin Pie 8" $3.99

King Soopers: Private Selection Cheesecake 40oz $10.99

Safeway: Safeway Select Artisan Gourmet Pumpkin Pies 11" $5.99

Safeway: Pumpkin Streusel Cheesecake 9" $7.99

Safeway: Fruit Pies 8" $3.99

Sprouts: Fresh Bakee Apple or Pumpkin Pie 8" $2.99

Walmart: Pecan Pie 8" $5.48

Frozen Pies

Albertsons Market: Sara Lee Oven Fresh Pies 27-37oz $2.50
-$1 MQ (11/4 RP)
=$1.50

King Soopers: Sara Lee Pie 37oz $2.99
-$1 MQ (11/4 RP)
=$1.99

King Soopers: Marie Callender’s Pie 28-46oz $4.99
-.75 MQ (11/11 SS)
=$3.99

Safeway: Sara Lee Frozen Pies Buy One at $6.99, Get One Free
-$1 MQ (11/4 RP)
=$3 each B

Walmart: Marie Callender's Fruit Pie 40-45oz $4.98
-.75 MQ (11/11 SS)
=$4.23

Walmart: Marie Callender's Peppermint Pie 28oz $4.98
-.75 MQ (11/11 SS)
=$4.23

Target: Marie Callender's Frozen Multi-Serve Pie $4.99
-.75 MQ (11/11 SS)
=$4.24

Whipped Cream

Albertsons Market: Cool Whip Topping 8oz $1 B

Albertsons Market: Reddi-wip Whipped Cream $2
-.25 MQ (11/11 SS)
=$1.50

King Soopers: Kraft Cool Whip 6oz $1 B

King Soopers: Reddi-Wip 6.5oz $2
-.25 MQ (11/11 SS)
=$1.50 B

Safeway: Cool Whip Topping 8oz .99 with in-ad coupon (Limit 4) B

Sprouts: TruWhip Whipped Topping 10oz $2
-.55 Truwhip Coupon (sign-up required)
=$1.45 C

Walmart: Reddi-Wip Whipped Topping 13oz $3.48
-.25 MQ (11/11 SS)
=$3.23

Walmart: Cool Whip Topping 8oz .97

Target: Cool Whip Topping 8oz .99

Sparkling Cider

Albertsons Market: Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider or Juice 25.4oz $2.50
King Soopers: Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider 750ml $2.50
Sprouts: Knudson Sparkling Cider 150ml $3
Target: Martinelli's Sparkling Cider 25.4oz $2.50

Pans

Albertsons Market: Handi-Foil Pans or Good Cook Bakeware 33% off
King Soopers: Handi-foil Foilware 1-6ct 20% off
Safeway: Pyrex Pie Plate 25% off
Walmart: Hefty EX Foil Roaster Pan $2.98

Other

Albertsons Market: Hillshire Farm Cocktail Links 13-14oz $3
-$1/2 MQ (10/14 RP)
=$2.50

Albertsons Market: Dixie Paper Plates 20-48ct $2.50
-$1/2 MQ (11/4 RP)
=$2

Walmart: Kids' Thanksgiving Partyware: 12ct Plates, 24ct Napkins, 12ct Cups $1.97




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Debra Johnson November 23, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Good info!…I also was at the Kings on 10th in Greeley..No butterballs over 16 lbs!
I Need A WOW Butterball ! At Least 20 lbs My Granddaughter is coming to town
for Thanksgiving! Any ideas? I was thinking of making 2 Turkeys; but the thought
is a little disappointing! Help?

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Jennie November 23, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Debra~ If it helps any, many meat experts actually recommend making two smaller turkeys instead of one large turkey. They say that they are much more moist and flavorful. :)

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Kairi November 18, 2012 at 5:27 PM

I don’t usually comment, but thank you for this post. It is very helpful.

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Sheila November 15, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I know there isn’t a write up for Vitamin Cottage, but they have 5lb organic russets for only $1.79!

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Jenna November 15, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Good to know Shelia! That is a fantastic deal!

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Alison November 15, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Thanks so much for putting this together! Very helpful!

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Jenna November 15, 2012 at 6:07 PM

You’re welcome Alison. :)

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via the Bargain Blessings Facebook Page November 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Make sure to check out the comments on the post Mandy Clover Hopkins…it sounds like it could be everywhere! That would be awesome!

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via the Bargain Blessings Facebook Page November 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Make sure to check out the comments on the post Mandy Clover Hopkins…it sounds like it could be everywhere! That would be awesome!

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via the Bargain Blessings Facebook Page November 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM

You’re welcome Mandy Clover Hopkins :)

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via the Bargain Blessings Facebook Page November 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM

You’re welcome Mandy Clover Hopkins :)

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Natalie November 15, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Thanks so much for all these deals!! Did wanna give ladies in Greeley a heads up I was at King Soopers on 10th St this morning and their Kroger turkeys were marked down to .49 lb!!

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Jenna November 15, 2012 at 1:05 PM

That is awesome Natalie! Thanks for the heads up. I still have to get my Turkey, so I hope they have a great price in South Denver too! :)

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Natalie November 15, 2012 at 1:15 PM

I went to get mine this morning and was super excited, even more so when they still had huge turkeys left :) Good Luck!!!

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Sarah R November 15, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Thank you so much for this, Jenny!

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Jenna November 15, 2012 at 1:06 PM

You’re welcome Sarah! :)I hope you’re having a nice week!

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Melissa via the Bargain Blessings Facebook Page November 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM

KIng Soopers in co spgs has their turkey .49lb right now. Not sure if its everywhere

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Melissa November 15, 2012 at 12:44 PM

King soopers in co spgs has their turkeys .49 lb instead of the advertised .69. Check it out!!

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Jenna November 15, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Yay! I wonder if this is state wide? Did anyone else find this price in their store? Is it the Kroger brand turkey or Private Selection Melissa? I’m a huge fan of the Private Selection brand.

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Melissa November 15, 2012 at 2:24 PM

It was Kroger brand

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Jenna November 15, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Good to know. Thanks!

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Mandy via the Bargain Blessings Facebook Page November 15, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Thanks Jenny, what a great idea!

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Liz November 15, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Wow Jennie. You are so awesome. Your website is a blessing for most of us. This Thanks Giving, I am thankful for finding your website. Gob bless you.

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Jenna November 15, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Thank you so much for your kind comment Liz. It really means a lot to me and I hope you enjoy the guide! :)

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via the Bargain Blessings Facebook Page November 15, 2012 at 11:16 AM

You are very welcome Jani Schott!

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Jani via the Bargain Blessings Facebook Page November 15, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Thank you <3

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