Last-minute Thanksgiving shopping could yield surprising discounts

Reporter: Asha Patel Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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Some people wait all year long for the Thanksgiving meal, while others wait until the last minute to get their plans in gear.

Surprisingly, those who wait until the day before Thanksgiving to gather supplies may be rewarded with discounts.

WINK News Consumer Reporter Andyranna Sheppard has been keeping her eye on prices at Walmart, Target and Publix for the past two years and prices are down.

According to the USDA, turkeys cost about $1.45 per pound. That’s about 10 cents less than 2022’s price tag.

Turkey prices will vary as people can find starting prices of 69 cents and upwards of $2 per pound, depending on the store they choose to shop at.

A survey conducted by Shipt, a home delivery service, found that more than half of their participants would travel up to three times back to the grocery store to ensure that they get all their Thanksgiving supplies.

The survey found that 66% of the participants would rather have Thanksgiving without a turkey than go without the side dishes while highlighting stuffing as their favorite side.

Aldi’s is hosting a sale of Thanksgiving-related items with discounts of up to 50% off starting from Nov. 1 through the end of the month.

Here are some of the items discounted:

FoodOriginal PriceSale Price
Stonemill Regular Gravy Mix$0.59$0.29
Stonemill Pure Vanilla$5.89$3.49
Chef’s Cupboard French Fried Onions$2.89$1.79
Southern Grove Pecan Halves$5.59$3.49
Specially Selected Scalloped Crackers$1.99$1.29
12 oz. Fresh Cranberries$1.49$0.99
Specially Selected Cornichons$2.99$1.99
Appleton Farms Prosciutto$3.69$2.49
Countryside Creamery Salted Pure Irish Butter$3.19$2.19
Baking Brie$7.49$5.19
Happy Farms Sharp Cheddar$1.99$1.39
Specially Selected Brioche Rolls$4.69$3.29
Baker’s Corner Pumpkin Pie Mix$2.69$1.89
Bake House Creations Refrigerated Pie Crust$2.49$1.79
Assorted Herbs Mixed Case$1.79$1.28
Credit: Aldi

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