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Frugal Family: Thanksgiving Deals

We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars.

Thanksgiving is Thursday, and while some people get their holiday food shopping finished in advance, many of us wait until the week of the big day to go shopping for the holiday feast, sometimes even the night before.

And some of us don’t cook dinner; we’d prefer to let someone else do all the hard work while we sit back with our own families and enjoy the fruits of someone else’s labor -- someone else who is being paid to cook.

Here is what some local supermarkets and restaurants are doing for Thanksgiving.

1.     Super Foodtown is giving away one all natural turkey for free when you spend $300 and have a Super Foodtown Club Card. Pay for the rest of Thanksgiving Dinner and get the turkey for free. Choose from a 10-20 pound average Foodtown Natural Turkey; 4-7 pound average Foodtown Natural Turkey Breast; a Cook’s Shank or Butt Portion Smoked Ham; or a 90-96 ounce package of Stouffer’s Frozen Lasagna, regular or vegetable. A $10 Super Foodtown gift card is also available, or you can choose to pay 40 cents a pound on a Shady Brooks Farm Fresh Turkey, 10-20 pound average.

2.     ShopRite is giving away a free turkey or ham for Thanksgiving with your Price Plus Card when you spend $300, thru Thursday. All you need to do is present the same Price Plus Card every time you shop at the store, and the registers will automatically record what you spend. Those who qualify can choose between a free turkey, ham, turkey breast, kosher chicken, lasagna or tofurky. The register will automatically deduct the cost from your item when you’ve reached the $300 requirement.

3.     The Smithville Inn has a full menu for all holidays, including Thanksgiving, available here. Thanksgiving Dinner will be seated from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. The cost is $39.95 for adults, and $17.95 for children, ages 4-11. Reservations are not required, and patrons are seated on a first come first serve basis.

4.     The Ram’s Head Inn has reservations remaining for 7 p.m., so act quickly if you wish to eat at this high class hot spot. The Thanksgiving menu is available here. Cost is by item, between $42 and $58 for the holiday. Children ages 3-12 are $29, flat fee, and children 2 and under are free.

gladyswalker November 22, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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