Friday, November 6, 2009

Walmart: Grade A Turkeys for $0.40/lb

This time of year, my family is always looking for some good deals on turkey so that we'll have enough to last the rest of the year. A turkey for our family creates at least THREE meals: a turkey dinner, leftover cooked turkey pieces for use in a casserole, enchiladas, etc. and a pot full of broth that can be easily made into soup. I'm excited to share our no-fail favorite recipe for brining your turkey (coming soon). But until then, you'll want to know that Walmart is selling Grade A Turkeys for only $0.40/lb! I wanted to confirm this before sharing - and it's valid in the Macomb area (confirmed at the Shelby Twp location at 23 Mile) - we purchased a 15 lb turkey yesterday for just under $6. (It's possible that turkeys are only available at SuperWalmart locations - those that sell groceries in addition to general merchandise).

The following details are from the Walmart Press Release:

According to a survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation, last year’s average cost of a turkey was roughly $1.19 per pound. Beginning today [Nov. 4], select Grade A turkeys are available for 40 cents per pound at Walmart.* These gobblers are part of Walmart’s $20 Thanksgiving menu guaranteeing family favorites will be on the dinner table this holiday season. Walmart’s $20 Thanksgiving feast includes:
  • One 12-pound Grade A turkey*

  • Three 11 to 15.5-ounce cans Green Giant vegetables

  • Two 14-ounce cans Ocean Spray cranberry sauce

  • Three 6-ounce boxes of Stove Top stuffing

  • One 5-pound bag of red potatoes

  • One 12-count package of Sara Lee dinner rolls

  • One 22-ounce pumpkin roll cake
*Limit two turkeys per customer; weights and brands vary by store.

You can read Walmart's Press Release here for all the details, including how they're also lowering prices on electronics. Thanks, It's Hip to Save!


  1. Hmm... I can't remember what I paid for a turkey last year with the sales near Thanksgiving, but I'm pretty sure it was more than $0.40/lb. Any chance you think we will see lower prices this year?

  2. Usually sales range from $0.79/lb to $0.99/lb. Meijer's sales are strange - $10 off when you buy a turkey up to 16 lbs, $16 off when you buy a turkey 16 and up, etc. so it's harder to calculate.
    Stacey mentioned that usually Hollywood will put turkeys on sale for $0.19/lb with a $10 purchase the week before Thanksgiving. There's no predicting whether those deals will return, however.
    We picked up 2 last night (one is already thawing for a weekend dinner) because even if we're fortunate enough to do better, this is a VERY low price on something we like to eat.

  3. My Hubby and I just picked up 4 lastnight so that we could stock up the freezer (and lets say it barely shuts,lol) so we have some real inexpensive meals for a while, and you can do so much with a turkey too. We have found they where about $8 dollars each for the largest we could find, so even if they get cheeper somewhere else, at least I found them now, as to later they are always sold out anyway most places. Thanks for the tip, because we are going to feast for quite a while around here. God Bless.

  4. This price is confirmed at the Canton location.

    I hope they refill the bin because there was only a few turkeys left in there. This price is cheap enough for me to buy enough for my family and extras to donate to needy families this year.

    I remember last year that the turkeys were really expensive compared to past years and we didn't buy many extra to get us through the year.

  5. Found them at the 14/Mound Walmart. I started thawing one for this weekend, too.

  6. My walmart has them too!! Yeah for cheap meals!! Thanks for the notice!!

  7. i noticed these the other day and saw that they said includes giblets and honestly had no idea what that meant --was afraid i might have to cut out something. I am hoping to stock up and buy like six of these--2 for kids birthday party and the rest for thanksgiving and other meals for the next few months!! Awesome cheap meals!! thanks for posting


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