If you're on the hunt for a bargain bird, it may not be as easy you might think.
Stores are no longer handing out free turkeys with a $100 purchase, as they often did in the past. Here are the best turkey deals in the Cincinnati area.
At Kroger, we found Butterball brand turkeys for $1.09 a pound. Honeysuckle White, another popular brand, was 89 cents a pound and Riverside was 69.
At Walmart, Butterball was 98-cents a pound, Honeysuckle White 88 cents and Riverside 68 cents a pound, slightly less than Kroger.
At Meijer, Butterball's $1.69 a pound and Honeysuckle White is a $1.29 a pound.
But If you spend $20 on other items you'll get $16 off that Butterball, and nine bucks off the Honeysuckle.
At Remke in Northern Kentucky, and Biggs in Ohio, Butterball's $1.99 a pound and Honeysuckle White's $1.79.
But if the bird's bigger than 18 pounds you get $17 off, while on smaller birds, you'll save $13. However, $6 of that is a mail-in rebate.
And the Winner Is....
So we did the math on a 15-pound Honeysuckle White turkey.
We have heard from several smaller local retailers, including individual IGA stores, who say that their prices will meet or beat the big stores. It may be worth checking their ads: We simply did not have time to visit them.
Disclaimer: Prices will fluctuate and individual stores sometimes have different prices.
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