thanksgiving-settingCost of Thanksgiving Dinner for 10

The American Farm Bureau Federation just published the results of their annual survey regarding the cost of Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people.  This year’s report states that Americans will be paying slightly less for their Thanksgiving dinner over 2015 prices.  The average cost of this year’s holiday dinner for ten decreased by $.24 or less than 1 percent to $49.87 from $50.11 in 2015.

The survey shopping list includes turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a relish tray of carrots and celery, homemade pumpkin pie with whipped cream and coffee and milk to serve a family of ten with leftovers according to the farm bureau.

How do Thanksgiving Costs for Colorado consumers compare?

Colorado consumers will pay less than $4 per person ($3.67) for a classic Thanksgiving dinner, which is 26% less than the national average.  The biggest difference is the cost of the turkey in Colorado as well as lower dairy and egg prices.

The national average for turkey prices is roughly $1.42 per lb, and in Colorado the average across the four major grocery stores is $.74 per lb.  See complete Thanksgiving turkey prices across Colorado stores here.  If you shopped early, your total would be even less if you took advantage of the free turkey offer that Safeway was promoting earlier in the month with a $100 minimum spend.

The AFBF survey shopping list includes turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a veggie tray, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and coffee and milk, all in quantities sufficient to serve a family of 10 with plenty for leftovers.

Coloradans are also going to spend less on milk, whipping cream and fresh cranberries.  We’ve compared the prices of this survey list at a store level across King Soopers, Safeway, Walmart and Target.  King Soopers has the cheapest Thanksgiving meal based on this same list as the Farm Bureau.  Consumers can expect to pay $34.36 for this list at King Soopers, compared to $38.74 at Target.

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Shoppers can maximize their savings by comparing prices on their entire shopping list and deciding the best place to shop using the free uGrocery app.  See our comprehensive Thanksgiving meal price comparison of 50 popular items to see which store has the best deals for your personal shopping list.

uGrocery is Colorado’s only grocery price comparison service.  Download and use the free uGrocery app to see all the best deals and all unadvertised sales at King Soopers, Safeway, Walmart and Target.  Compare prices real-time for your shopping list and save.




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