Thrifty Thanksgiving for Tough Times – Store Bought $50 Shopping Cart

Use this frugal shopping list to spend $50 and purchase store bought items for your Thanksgiving meal, making smart decisions in tough times.
This series of articles is designed to help families put a frugal Thanksgiving meal on the table.
Start at the beginning: Frugal $50 Thanksgiving Meal

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Store Bought $50 Shopping List

Brown and serve rolls 13 oz 12 ct $1.50
Brussels sprouts frozen in butter sauce 10 oz $1.69
Butter 1 lb $2.29
Chocolate pie 8″ 32 oz $7.99
Cranberry sauce 14 oz $1.00
Egg nog 32 oz $2.50
Green beans with fried onions frozen 9 oz $1.49
Instant mashed potato flakes 13.3 oz 20 servings $1.29
Milk 1 gallon $2.69
Pumpkin pie 8” 22 oz $4.99
Stuffing mix 12 oz $1.99
Turkey gravy 10.5 oz $0.79 x 2 = $1.58
Turkey$0.99/lb 15 lb 13 servings= $15 (as low as $0.49/lb)
Did not make the cut:
Apple Pie 9” 38 oz $8.99
Cheesecake 7″ 28 oz $9.99
Single Layer Carrot Cake 14 oz $4.99
Spinach artichoke dip 15 oz $2.69

If you are descending on someone bearing gifts this is a great list. The problem with this store bought list is that it isn’t a lot of food. It’s one box of stuffing, one can of cranberry sauce, etc. It is a taste of a lot of things, and a bunch of turkey. Also there were no prices on some items premade so I picked the most similar product, like the green bean casserole is just a frozen bag of green beans with fried onion in it.

Thrifty Thanksgiving for Tough Times Series:
Frugal $50 Thanksgiving Meal
From Scratch Thanksgiving Menu
From Scratch $50 Shopping Cart
Store Bought $50 Shopping Cart
Next: Thanksgiving Blessing Bags
Quickie Thanksgiving Recipes
Frugal Dinner Recipes and Costs
Frugal Dessert Recipes and Costs
Price List
Make Ahead Thanksgiving Timeline
Thanksgiving Links
Thanksgiving Leftover Recipe Links
Thrifty Thanksgiving Pinterest Boards

* Also see our Care Package for the Hard Times Kitchen series

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