Saving money on your Thanksgiving Day feast

Posted by Becky Gulden

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - It's day sixteen of our series 20 days, 20 ways to survive the economy and today we're talking about Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is only a week away and many of you are gearing up to prepare your annual feast.

But with the wavering economy many folks may also be looking for ways to save money.

Turkey, dressing, gravy, greens beans, rolls, and pie.  The ingredients to a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal can really add up.

WBTV went shopping to price it all out.  For turkey, chicken broth, cornbread, celery for the dressing, macaroni, cheese, milk, eggs, butter, yams, sugar, pie crust, rolls and cranberry sauce it cost us $57.98.  That's not including spices and drinks.

So what are some other options?  Many grocery stores make the meals for you!

For around 50 dollars you can feed 8 to 10 people at Harris Teater.

You get the basics, Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes.

BiLo has a similar deal that feeds six to eight people.

It costs just under 40 dollars.

WBTV's Barbara Pinson shows us other ways to save on Thanksgiving.