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Denver consumer expert explains how to save money on your Thanksgiving dinner

Posted at 10:11 PM, Nov 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 01:01:48-05

DENVER — It's that time of year again! When it's all on you to put together a feast for the whole family.

Laura Daily owns Mile High on the Cheap. She specializes in maximizing saving at the checkout line.

Daily said coupons should be the first thing you go far when heading to the grocery store this week and take advantage of some seasonal deals.

"A lot of the produce we use for the holidays: the sweet potatoes, the yams, onions, carrots, were all really marked down this week," Daily said. "I've noticed in the stores, even today, lots of things like cooking oil, flour, sugar -- all those baking items have suddenly gone down in price."

Daily said shoppers should use these deals to stock up for the long haul, which includes the turkey.

"On Christmas or even in January when prices aren't as good, and you're thinking, 'I'd really like a turkey right now.' You got one, and you got one for $.49 per pound instead of $2.49," she explained.

And if you don't feel like cooking, don't. Daily said you could order meals through grocery stores and restaurants.

"They call it prepared, pre-cooked Thanksgiving dinners to-go, and you can get them for two, four, up to about 12 people," she said.

Daily said grocery stores like King Soopers and Safeway offer these meals, but you need to call in advance. She said it averages out to about $10 per person.

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