It’s time to stock your pantry and freezer!
Buying up Thanksgiving food deals is a great way to stock your freezer and pantry for several months.
Get Those Loss Leaders
Grocery retailers will be featuring loss-leaders on many of the trimmings for your Thanksgiving meal. This means they put a lot of food items on sale, to lure you into their grocery chain store for shopping.
There is a lot of competition for stores to capture your grocery dollars. And having sales is a way to get you to visit their store. Grocers are even willing to take a loss on some grocery items like the turkey, so you will shop with them. So keep your eyes peeled and when the price drops, stock up.
You can even stock up on items you will use all year long, not just for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Stock ups are a way for many families to capture savings on grocery items, so take advantage of this time of year. You just may discover some killer grocery deals.
Using a Freezer for Thanksgiving Stock Ups
If you don’t have a stand-alone freezer, this might be a good time to buy one. Our freezer has been one of the greatest money-saving tools we’ve ever bought.
When our family was small (just one child) we bought our first 9-cubic-foot freezer, used, from a friend. We now have a 27-cubic-foot freezer that we use like a bank vault to store our valuable food deals in.
Look for discount pricing on the following items
If the price is right … it’s time to stock-up
- Canned vegetables
- Cool Whip
- Cranberries (canned sauce or fresh) Try this awesome fresh recipe
- Dinner Rolls (frozen dough or from the bakery)
- Egg Nog
- Frozen Pies
- Frozen vegetables
- Gravy: canned
- Jello / Pudding Mixes
- Juices: cranberry, apple, sparkling cider
- Pie Crusts
- Pie filling: canned
- Potatoes: 5 lbs / 10 lbs bags
- Pumpkin: canned
- Soups: Cream of mushroom / Cream of chicken
- Stuffing mixes
- Turkey (buy as many as you can store in your freezer)
- Vegetable oil
- Whipped cream (aerosol can)
- Yams: canned and fresh
For other Money Saving Grocery tips, check out our Grocery Savings Tips page.
Also, consider our second book, Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half.
If you want some creative and fun Thanksgiving activities for families, check out this blog.