Thanksgiving is a few short weeks away! I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by. Hosting a Thanksgiving feast can add up really quickly. I have some simple ways to save on your Thanksgiving meal. If you are looking for simple ways to save some money, these tips might help you stretch your money.
Tips on How to Save On Your Thanksgiving Meal
Create a menu and ask your guest to bring a dish. That way they can see what you are making as well as everyone else and picks a dish to compliment. This is a simple way everyone can help contribute to the meal and take stress off the host. When you have a list of what people are bringing you don’t have to guess what else you need to make.
Free Turkey With Purchase
Most stores will offer greatly discounted prices on turkeys and even free ones. Stores will run promotions free turkey with a select amount of money spent. Keep an eye out at your local stores to see when the low prices or freebie offers begin.
Don’t go all out for decorating. Head outdoors and pick up some fallen leaves, pine cones, etc to come in and use to decorate your table. This won’t cost you a dime and can look really pretty. Go to Pinterest for inspiration if you struggle with decorating.
If you are making side dishes aim to make dishes that are affordable and will stretch. Mashed potatoes, casseroles, simple desserts. All recipes that don’t require a ton of ingredients you don’t have on hand already. Make a few special recipes if you want and keep the rest basic and affordable.
Around the holidays you will find a lot of the items you might be buying have coupons. Go to websites of brands you might want to buy like Butterball and see if they have any coupons on their site you can print. A lot of deal bloggers will share what coupons paired with items at select stores will be the best buys.
What ways do you have to save on your Thanksgiving meal?