“Trim Your Budget, Trim Your Table This Thanksgiving”

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Walmart is a great place to buy both fresh produce and bulk pantry Thanksgiving items at prices that let you trim your budget. Our family has several must have dishes.  Green Beans, Broccoli Casserole, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread Souffle, and of course pumpkin pie. I shopped Walmart this week for must haves for our family.  When I shop I look at two things, price and selection.  (In that order!)  During this Thanksgiving Holiday I noticed that Walmart is offering items in bulk so you can stretch your budget to make multiple meals through the holiday weekend. Example of bulk items are Green Giant 4-pack canned Vegetables, 2 pack Stove Top Stuffing,  and Campbells 4-pack Cream of Mushroom Soup.   They also have a lot of roll back items.  Roll back items available are:

  1. Fresh Green beans at $.98 per pound
  2. Fresh Sweet Potatoes at $.28 per pound
  3. 4.0-6.6 ounce box of Betty Crocker Potatoes for $.98
  4. 5-6 ounce Box of Stove Top Stuffing Mix $1.25
  5. 9.5-15.25 Ounce Can of Green Giant or Del Monte Canned Vegetables $.60
  6. Sara Lee 12-count Dinner Rolls $1.88
  7. 14-ounce Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce $.98
  8. 12-ounce jar of Heinz Home Style Turkey Gravy $.98
  9. 2-liter soda, variety of flavors $.88
  10. Paula Dean 9-inch Dark Rum Pecan Pie for $8.00 in Bakery
  11. Pumpkin Pie, $3.00 in Bakery
  12. Grandpa’s Oven Pumpkin Cobbler Bread, 16 oz, $2.98 in Bakery

On a $50.00 trimmings budget I purchased the items shown above along with; paper plates, cups, napkins, cool whip, salsa, Chip dip, and frozen dinner rolls.  With coupons and a few FREE coupons,  I spent a total of $34.96 on the items.  I still have enough to go back and purchase the rest of the things I need.

Since my parents and my sister’s family comes from out of town, I purchase other snack items such as chips, dip, and Salsa.  I was able to lump these into this shopping trip.  I purchased one bag of Tortilla Chips and 2 dips.  This is a great way to sit and watch football and snack before Thanksgiving dinner!

I am excited about the savings because I did not feel bad about driving through Starbucks on the way home and getting a Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate.  I LOVE them but I do not like to spend the money.  When you save money from your budget you feel more free to make the “want” purchases.

Facts:  Based on last year, the American Farm Bureau reports the national average of Thanksgiving meals were $43.00 last year.

This post is part of the Table Trim your Budget Campaign with Walmart.  Walmart provided me with a $50 gift card to purchase these groceries.  My participation and opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. I love this post!!! We don’t have a Wal Mart super center but we have double coupons at our grocery stores. It is so exciting to get to have a guilt free splurge.

  2. A Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate??? I’ve never heard of that before??? What does it taste like??? If that’s not a stupid question…lol

  3. It is like a caramel hot chocolate and it has a small hint of salt in it. Kind of like a sweet and salty taste. IT IS AWESOME!!!!!!! Then again I love m&ms in my popcorn.

  4. Oh I do yoo! I’m gonna check with my Starbucks today (:

  5. I meant…Oh I do too!!

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