Feed 6 on Thanksgiving for $45 — No Coupons Required!


Last year, I wrote a piece about how I prepared a Thanksgiving meal for $100. While the article was extremely popular, there were several comments from Clark’s readers challenging me to do better.

How to feed a family of 6 for less

I heard your comments, and this year I took the challenge to see if I could plan a Thanksgiving meal for a family of 4-6 for $50. What’s more, I really didn’t want to have to spend an hour or more coupon clipping just to get some good deals (time is money!).

So I browsed the sales, and Aldi looked to have the best prices on what I needed. So with my trusty camera, I headed out on my mission to save money.

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You can watch the video below to see how things went, and find out what I finally spent.

Want to get the same items? Here’s the shopping list of what I purchased from Aldi.

  • Whole Turkey – $13.42
  • French Fried Onion $1.79
  • Extra Creamy Topping $0.89
  • Whole Berry Cranberries $0.89
  • Heavy Whipping Cream $1.89
  • Organic Sugar $2.79
  • Brown & Serve Rolls $0.99
  • All Purpose Flour $1.59
  • Libbys Pumpkin Mix $2.79
  • Gravy (2) $0.89
  • Turkey Stock (2) $1.99
  • French Canned Green Beans (4) $0.49
  • Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix (2) $0.47
  • Graham Pie Crust $1.25
  • Scallop Potatoes (2) $0.79
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup (2) $1.19  – the big cans!
  • Stuffing Mix (2) $0.69
  • Mashed Potatoes Boxed $0.99

TOTAL: $45.60

Now it’s your turn! Share with us in the comments how much you spent on your Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Share your deals and tips in the comments, so we can all save together!


About the author: Crystal Collins is the founder of FoodThrive, a non-profit that believes everyone deserves to have access to healthy food. You can find more of her published content at NaturalThrifty.com

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