I realized after doing my Thanksgiving Day dinner grocery shopping today that thanks to my Food Lion MVP Card, I would be cooking up a Thanksgiving Day Feast for under $100. This dinner would be for 2 adults and 2 children but could easily feed 6 adults.
The MVP card gave AWESOME deals in everything I need to make the Turkey, 6 different sides, and desserts. A $30 purchase alone gives any MVP card holder a $6 -15 pounds Turkey. There are also the Buy One Get One Free deals that I took advantage of.
That whole thing is under $100. My table will have a roasted turkey, mashed potatoes w/ cream cheese, corn bread casserole, broccoli with crispy bacon bits and garlic, green beans casserole, sweet potato muffins, and 2 sweet potato pies come Thanksgiving Day.
Del Monte canned products were $1.19 each, buy one get one free. You have to be smart about these deals. The store brand will have a price of .79 cents each. 2 cans would be $1.58. At first glance, the .79cents each will catch your attention but once you do the Math you’ll find out that sometimes it’s better to get the Brand ones. Don’t hesitate to get the store brands sometimes though if you’ll be saving more coz frankly there’s not much difference between store brand and brand ones. It all depends on your preferences and the deals.
So the tricks are:
- sign up for the costumer card (you can do this anytime and save instantly)
- pay attention to the prices
- compare while doing the Math
- make a list beforehand of what you’ll need
- bring a calculator
Some of the ingredients like flour, sugar, oil, eggs, shortening, and bacon wouldn’t even be used completely therefore they’ll be added to the regular grocery stock. So that’s another savings there. We wouldn’t be having appetizers this year because my husband will be working that day so we’d be feasting during our regular dinner time which is about about 6pm.
Nevertheless, if I bought Ritz crackers, 2 bricks of cheese, cheese ball and shrimp cocktail ring like we always have as appetizers, to add into the entire bill, it would still come out to under $100. Mind you, I didn’t use any coupons. I just followed the deals in-store and used my MVP card.