We reviewed sales from 19 stores to find the best turkey prices.

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According to the Farm Bureau, the average Thanksgiving feast for 10 costs $46.90, or less than $5 per person, a grand total that is down 4 percent from 2019. This welcome news comes in a year when Thanksgiving as we know it is likely to look tremendously different. With cases of COVID-19 rising and government agencies recommending we stay home as Turkey Day nears, cooks are adjusting and adapting their feast plans to accommodate smaller crowds.

But whether your table will have two people or your quarantine pod of six or more, there's one constant the day demands: turkey. That means most people are shopping for turkey right now. After all, it'll be time to thaw frozen turkeys soon.

To keep you from running between stores (and increasing your risk for a coronavirus exposure), we went "shopping" for the best turkey prices of 2020. For these prices, we reviewed sales papers and weekly ads of national and regional grocery stores and wholesale clubs on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 for a variety of locations nationwide. Individual prices at stores may vary.

Where to Find the Cheapest Turkeys in 2020

Membership cards at grocery stores are a key to big savings. This year, several stores are also giving away free turkeys with a large grocery purchase.

The cheapest turkey on this list comes from Lidl, an East Coast grocery store chain with locations in Delaware, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and more. They're selling Jennie-O frozen turkey for $.0.29 per pound with a minimum $35 purchase for myLidl Members. But Food Lion and Meijer tie for second with $0.49-per-pound turkey.

Find your local stores in the list below, and compare to save.

Albertsons

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Aldi

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BJ's Wholesale Club

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Costco

Turkey prices:

  • $0.99 per pound for fresh, whole Butterball turkey
  • $2.99 per pound for fresh organic turkey

Food Lion

Turkey prices:

  • $0.39 per pound for frozen turkey (with minimum purchase of $35 with MVP card)
  • $0.97 per pound for fresh or frozen Butterball turkey
  • $1.49 per pound for frozen turkey breast

Giant Eagle

Turkey prices:

  • $0.49 per pound for Giant Eagle frozen turkeys (with Giant Eagle Advantage card)
  • $0.79 per pound for Honeysuckle White frozen turkey
  • $1.69 per pound for Butterball frozen turkey
  • $1.79 per pound for Honeysuckle White fresh turkey
  • $1.99 per pound for Nature's Basket frozen turkey
  • $1.99 per pound for frozen, bone-in Honeysuckle White turkey breast
  • $2.19 per pound for Butterball fresh turkey
  • $2.49 per pound for Nature's Basket fresh turkey

Hy-Vee

Turkey prices:

  • free Honeysuckle White frozen turkey with the purchase of a Hormel Cure 81 boneless whole ham
  • $1.69 per pound for Butterball frozen turkey
  • $1.78 per pound for Honeysuckle White frozen whole basted turkey breast
  • $1.99 per pound for Hy-Vee fresh turkey

Kroger

Turkey prices:

  • $0.47 per pound for frozen Kroger turkey with membership card and $25 purchase
  • $0.99 per pound for frozen, whole Butterball turkey
  • $1.49 per pound for fresh Honeysuckle turkey
  • $1.69 per pound for fresh, whole Butterball turkey
  • $1.79 per pound for frozen, bone-in Honeysuckle turkey breast

Lidl

Turkey prices:

  • $0.29 per pound for Jennie-O frozen turkey with a minimum $35 purchase for myLidl Members
  • $0.87 per pound for frozen Butterball all-natural young turkey
  • $1.19 per pound for Shady Brooks Farms fresh, young turkey
  • $1.70 per pound for Jennie-O young bone-in turkey breast
  • $2.99 per pound for Plainville Farms organic young turkey

Meijer

Turkey prices:

  • $0.39 per pound for frozen Meijer turkey with additional $25 purchase
  • $0.79 per pound for frozen Honeysuckle turkey with additional $25 purchase
  • $0.99 per pound for fresh Meijer turkey
  • $0.99 per pound for frozen Butterball turkey with additional $25 purchase
  • $1.99 per pound for fresh Butterball turkey (10-22 lbs.)

Publix

Turkey prices:

  • $0.49 per pound for frozen Publix young turkey (10-24 lbs.)
  • $0.99 per pound for frozen Butterball young turkey (10-24 lbs.)
  • $1.49 per pound for Publix Premium Turkey Breast
  • $1.49 per pound for frozen GreenWise young turkey (10-16 lbs.)
  • $1.69 per pound for fresh GreenWise turkey (10-24 lbs.)
  • $2.99 per pound for fresh Butterball turkey breast

Sam's Club

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Sprouts Farmers Market

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Target

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Trader Joe's

Turkey prices:

  • $1.99 per pound for fresh, whole Trader Joe's all-natural, brined young turkeys
  • $2.99 per pound for fresh, whole Trader Joe's Glatt kosher turkeys
  • $3.49 per pound for fresh, whole Trader Joe's organic, free-range young turkeys

Walmart

Turkey prices:

  • $0.98 per pound for frozen Butterball turkey
  • $1.48 per pound for frozen Honeysuckle White young turkey (16-25 lbs.)
  • $1.58 per pound for fresh Butterball premium all-natural young turkey (16-24 lbs.)
  • $2.08 per pound for fresh, bone-in Honeysuckle White young turkey breast (2.5-10 lbs.); fresh, bone-in Shady Brook Farms young turkey breast (2.5-10 lbs.)
  • $2.28 per pound frozen, whole Butterball all-natural turkey breast

Wegmans

Turkey prices:

  • $0.49 per pound for frozen Shady Brook Farms basted turkey (with store card and $25 purchase)
  • $0.99 per pound for fresh Wegmans young turkey (10-14 lbs.)
  • $2.49 per pound for frozen Shady Brook Farms young turkey breast (average 7 lbs.)
  • $2.59 per pound for fresh Wegmans premium, antibiotic-free turkey (10-14 lbs.)
  • $2.99 per pound for fresh Wegmans turkey breast (average 5.4 lbs.)
  • $4.59 per pound for fresh Wegmans grand champion organic turkey (10-14 lbs.)
  • $5.99 per pound for Wegmans organic turkey breast (average 4.41 lbs.)

Whole Foods

Turkey prices:

  • $1.99 per pound for Whole Foods Market whole turkey for Amazon Prime Members ($2.49 for non-members)
  • $2.99 per pound for Whole Foods Market organic whole turkey for Amazon Prime members ($3.49 for non-members)

Winn-Dixie

Turkey prices:

  • $0.49 per pound for frozen Honeysuckle turkey
  • $0.99 per pound for frozen Butterball turkey
  • $1.49 per pound for frozen, bone-in turkey breast

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