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Who has the lowest turkey prices in 2017?

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Posted at 8:03 PM, Nov 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-19 16:31:05-05

How intense are the grocery price wars in the Cincinnati area right  now?  Stores are battling for your turkey dollar, with  prices actually lower in 2017 than last year.

We found shoppers at the Dent Kroger store, like the Williamson family, stocking up for their Thanksgiving feast.

"We  got everything we need for Thanksgiving.. We are all stocked up," Mike Williamson said.

And for good reason: Kroger turkey is on sale for 48 cents a pound, which is 20 cents less than last year

"They even beat last year! I got it for 69 cents last year," they said.

But how competitive are Kroger's prices? We went price shopping to find out.


  • Kroger brand frozen turkey is just 48 cents a pound, tying for the lowest price around. Kroger Plus card needed.
  • Butterball is $1.69, good but by no means the best price.


At Meijer, spend $30 on groceries, and you will find:

  • Meijer turkey at 48 cents a pound (tying Kroger).
  • Butterball at 99 cents a pound.


At Walmart:

  • House brand frozen turkey varies based on location and competition.
  • Butterball is 99 cents a pound.

While Kroger and Meijer may sell the most turkeys in the Cincinnati area, there are  other stores too that you probably don't even consider, such as Target.


Many people don't think Target for groceries. But at Target:

  • Market Pantry house brand turkey is 79 cents a pound.
  • Butterball is 99 cents a pound, which ties for the lowest  price.


Aldi is another winner when it comes to Butterball.

  • Butterball is 99 cents a pound, no minimum purchase.

Bottom line: All stores are offering great deals right now.

If you don't mind store brands, Kroger and Meijer are our low price winners for 2017, at 48 cents a pound..

For Butterball, Walmart, Target, and Aldi are lowest, so you don't waste your money.

As always, don't waste your money.

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