Attention, customers: Step away from the Hungry-Man frozen dinners. I repeat, step away from the Hungry-Man frozen dinners.
While Popeye’s flash-fried Cajun turkey
might still be ever-so slightly outside of the ideal price range for your Thanksgiving feast ($39.99 a bird), the most recent survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation
projects that the average cost of a traditional holiday meal for 10 people is actually down 0.9 percent. It was $49.48 in 2012; now it’s $49.04.
That’s an extra 44 cents in your pocket! Butterballer, shot caller.
According to CNBC
, the estimated grocery total is based upon a shopping list that includes the usual suspects: turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie with whipped cream.
So as it turns out, the biggest cost facing a number of people on Thanksgiving this year—thanks to so many retailers
—is merely the sanctity of family togetherness.