Thanksgiving on the Cheap
Those living on a tight income sometimes sweat holidays that most aren't even thinking about. Take, for instance, Thanksgiving. If you are on a fixed income, how do you squeeze in that extra meal for the family?
Here are some tips to help you deal with a Thanksgiving you can't afford:
1) TURKEY TIPS
Most important - you need to get a turkey. Better yet - a FREE turkey. To get one you need to know the basics. Firstly, if you spend $100 dollars to get a $25 dollar turkey that isn't going to help you. Here a few tips we found from the Krazy Coupon Lady and other sources:
- A 20 lb. turkey is worth about 25 bucks (based on $1.25/lb).
- Don’t spend more than $100 to earn a free turkey.
- Don’t buy items you wouldn’t normally buy.
- Take advantage of a “buy a ham, get a free turkey” promo if you’ll use the ham.
- Watch for 2017 free turkey promos beginning mid-October and running through Thanksgiving.
- Work at Costco (they'll give you one).
2) THANKSGIVING FREEBIES AND DEALS AROUND THE UNITED STATES
- In Las Vegas free turkey and BBQ dinner on November 19th. Register here for the FREE TURKEY and fixings GIVEAWAY.
- Operation Turkey delivers meals on Thanksgiving Day, November 23th. If you request a meal, you can expect delivery between 10am and 1pm. Each meal will contain turkey, stuffing, vegetables, pie, and a drink. Valid in CO, GA, NM, NC, TX & VA only. Sign up here.
- Donate blood between 11/15 and 11/22 in Michigan and get a FREE TURKEY! Go to a designated donor center or blood drive and you'll receive a coupon for a free turkey from SpartanNash. Quoted from the site: Anyone who donates blood between November 15 and 22 at a designated Michigan Blood donor center or blood drive will get a coupon for a free 10-12 pound Open Acres® or Spartan® brand turkey. The coupon can be redeemed at any of the 87 SpartanNash retail stores throughout Michigan, including Family Fare Supermarkets, D&W Fresh Market, Forest Hills Foods, VG’s and ValuLand.
- Starbucks is giving away holiday drinks with purchase on Monday, and South Florida strip clubs are handing out 3,000 free turkeys for Thanksgiving.
- Free 30-Day trial of HBO and Cinemax from Amazon Prime! If you don't have anywhere to go on Thanksgiving binge watch your favorite shows.
- Get a $5 coupon from Home Depot! Might not be a Turkey but its helpful for decor or remodeling.
- If you're feeling lucky in Texas you can enter to win 2 tickets to the Thanksgiving Day Cowboys vs. Chargers Game (with ten runner up prizes).
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