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Old 11-14-2008, 02:01 AM
Location: Michigan
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Could this Thanksgiving turn out to be a turkey for consumers and retailers?

In the midst of the worst holiday economy in decades, foodmakers and grocers find themselves offering special deals at a time of year when they're more accustomed to doing the turkey trot for profits.

This Thanksgiving, the focus isn't on turkey, it's on prices - USATODAY.com
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:39 AM
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I don't think the article is correct. Cranberry sauce has always gone down in price this time of year. Coupons for fresh cranberries have been available since I can remember. Many stores across the nation have given away turkeys or hams on the same plan that was mentioned in the article. Many people (myself included) have always looked for those cheap birds, and it's a whole lot more of a discount than 20 cents (the store I shop at has Butterball at $2.09 a pound and Armor for $.89 a pound, and we are waiting to see if we get the off brand for (last year was $.39 a pound))

As far as going out to eat...that's something that I've never done, and am clueless about.
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:43 AM
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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Come on now, Thanksgiving dinner has always been what I consider an economical way to feed a whole lot of family inexpensively. As far as I am concerned, the more, the merrier.

If people can't afford to cook a traditional meal one day of the year then there is something really wrong with their finances.

Happy Thanksgiving to all....its a wonderful day to celebrate.
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:07 AM
Location: In a house
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During the holidays there have always been great deals on foods, turkeys, hams etc. The stores know most people are going to have their Thanksgiving feasts and always, as long as I can remember, had these great buys! I don't see anything new.................
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