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Save Some Money This Thanksgiving

Posted on Money Saving Tips November 11, 2014 by Emily Jones

Thanksgiving is just over two weeks away and the holiday season has officially begun. Everyone enjoys Thanksgiving dinners and parties but most people aren’t fond of the preparation or cost involved to put everything together. The holiday season is already a time when people are spending money on gifts and travel but a few bucks can be saved on everyone’s favorite Thursday.

A Budget Friendly Thanksgiving

Money has to be spent in order to throw a dinner party or get-together and Thanksgiving is no exception. However, a successful Thanksgiving doesn’t have to break the bank. The Review Journal recently published an article on money saving tips for Thanksgiving and we gathered some of our favorites:

Preparation

  • Make your own turkey stock/gravy. Store bought stocks and gravies are convenient but you can probably make some that’s healthier, fresher, and tastier for much less money
  • Get your seasonings from a farmer’s market. Farmer’s market usually carry higher quality spices and seasonings (at cheaper prices) than your average grocery store.
  • Buy in bulk. Buying in bulk from retailers like Costco, BJ’s, and Sam’s Club can save you money on Thanksgiving (and the other 364 days in the year)

Dishes That Are Easy on The Wallet

  • Stuffing is a simple and inexpensive side dish, especially if you bought all the ingredients in bulk.
  • Potatoes are a staple during the holidays. Whether it is baked, mashed, or sweet, potato dishes are perfect because a 10 pound bag can be found priced under $5.
  • Vegetables are a must during Thanksgiving and low cost options include: carrots, corn, and greens.
  • Cake. Everyone loves cake and baking it from scratch can save some coin if you are not pressed for time. If you are pressed for time then pre-made cake mixes are an inexpensive option.
  • Pie. Everyone loves pie as well. Pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, and cobblers are all easy and cheap to make.

Source: Review Journal

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