Thanksgiving for 10 people for under $50, it can be done

uGrocery co-founder finds the deals

DENVER -- We all love a great deal, especially this time of year.

According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, on average, Americans will spend $50.11 on Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people.

So, Denver7 went out with uGrocery co-founder Eva Fry to see if we could get a Thanksgiving Day meal for 10 for under $50.

Fry created a meal centered around a 15-pound turkey which she found on-sale for $.65 cents a pound at Safeway. The turkey: $9.75 total.

She also got celery, carrots, poultry spices, oranges, sweet potatoes, and potatoes.

“A huge 10 pound bag (of potatoes) for just $.99 cents,” said Fry.

We found a dozen Lucerne eggs for $.99 cents and stuffing for about $2. We found green beans for $.50 a can, so we bought four.

And what Thanksgiving meal would be complete without pie. We found Sara Lee frozen buys at two for $6. We got apple and pumpkin.

At checkout, we came in well-under budget. Our total: $41.03.

“You can do it,” said Fry. “You just have to be a savvy shopper.”


Visit uGrocery to see the complete breakdown of what we purchased. Fry also created a comprehensive price comparison of the 50 most popular Thanksgiving grocery items across local stores to help you decide which store to shop.


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