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Thanksgiving on a Budget

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Are you ready to prepare a feast? Family members often have no idea how much money the host spends on all the food for a lovely Thanksgiving dinner. Since inflation is a real part of our world now, purchasing all the food this year is even more expensive. However, there are ways to cook Thanksgiving dinner without spending an arm and a leg. Here are a few tips for cooking Thanksgiving dinner on a budget.

Cooking on a Budget

Do a Potluck Style Dinner: There is no shame in asking others to contribute to the Thanksgiving menu. In fact, most families do a potluck-style Thanksgiving. It not only saves money, but it also allows family members the opportunity to show off their favorite dish to make.

Use Cheap Recipes: Pinterest is a favorite website for users looking for recipes. You can find many three-ingredient recipes on their website. There are many other recipe websites, but people typically find the Pinterest layout more appealing.

Cook Homemade: If you have the time to cook items homemade, you will save money going this route. For example, at Cash Saver, Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix is just 59 cents November 16-29. Buying pre-made items can increase the price significantly. But, if you are making a side dish or dessert that requires multiple ingredients and you know there will not be any leftovers, it might be better to buy it already prepared.

Keep Your Menu Simple: The more dishes you make, the more money you will spend. If you want to cut back on how much you spend, stick to the basics of ham or turkey, a few sides, and a couple of desserts. Consider making Thanksgiving dinner BYOB as well. You can save tremendously if guests bring whatever they like to drink. If you prefer to avoid asking people to bring a dish and a drink, you could make a fun punch for adult guests to drink.

Shop Smart: Shop where you know you will receive the best prices for every item on your list. In Memphis, Cash Saver is considered one of the best grocery stores in town because of the vast selection and fantastic savings. As a cost-plus food outlet, Cash Saver offers lower prices than your average chain grocery store.

Cheaper Food Prices Near Me

In Memphis, Cash Saver has three convenient locations. We hope you will stop in to see the savings rack up when you shop at one of our locations. We can be found in midtown at 1620 Madison Avenue, in the heart of Memphis near downtown at 1977 S. 3rd Street, and in Whitehaven at 4049 Elvis Presley Blvd. From all of us at Cash Saver, Happy Thanksgiving!

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