The annual celebration is further complicated due to the turbulent economy, leaving millions of Americans anxious about their finances. It does not help that food prices are rising.
LendingTree found that the average American will spend $ 475 on the party – a 53% increase from last year. And about two in five hosts said Thanksgiving was a “financial burden.”
In that spirit, big grocers and food brands are getting creative with unique offerings aimed at families and first-time chefs.
The groundbreaking grocer, best known for its eye-catching prices, sells several Thanksgiving dinner staples for just $ 30. A dozen items are on sale, including a scoop of scoops, sweet potatoes, stuffed bags and ingredients with pumpkin tails.
“At a time when food costs are rising and the economy and markets are changing, Aldi reaffirms its commitment to offering shoppers the lowest possible grocery prices,”
; the company said in a press release.
Aldi, which is expanding rapidly, has 2,000 stores in 37 states.
Campbells notes that with some people celebrating Thanksgiving for the first time, “many are nervous they may experience a mishap with their beloved traditional dishes,” the company said in a statement.
Campbell’s (CPB) is working with Instacart to help if the side dish goes sideways. The “Dinner Insurance” program lets failed chefs submit a claim, and if a person provided by Instacart is approved, it sends a ready meal. Customers can choose a filling, mashed potatoes, casserole with green beans or baked brie.
However, the pilot program is quite limited: It is only available in Manhattan on Thanksgiving from noon to noon.
You can get a whole Thanksgiving meal for free Walmart (WMT), which partnered with the Ibotta savings program to let customers get 100% cash back on nine items that can feed up to five people.
To access the deal, shoppers must download the Ibotta app, link their Walmart account, and add items to their shopping list. Included is Walmart’s range of accessories, a 2-liter bottle of Coca-Cola and a butterball turkey.
Ibotta said it hopes this deal eliminates “some of the financial concern we know they feel more than ever at this time of year.”
Whole Foods is partnering with Progressive to offer a special type of “insurance” just in case Turkey gets awful.
To be eligible, customers must purchase a Whole Foods-labeled turkey from the store through November 22nd. If the final product wins out over boiled, undercooked, burnt or dry, unsuccessful chefs may submit a claim with a receipt, brief explanation and image to a particular website. A total of 1,000 people receive a $ 35 Whole Foods gift card to offset the cost of their destroyed birds.
For those who are more confident in their cooking skills, the Amazon-owned grocery store again offers deals on raw turkeys. Prices start at $ 2.49 per person. Pounds for non-organic birds, with Amazon Prime members receiving an additional 50 cents per pound. Pound. Organic turkeys are a little more expensive.