Thanksgiving turkey. Photo via WINK News.

Where to get the cheapest Thanksgiving turkey

Six days and counting until we sit down for the biggest meal of the year, and if you haven’t already bought the main dish, WINK News is helping you find the best deals near you.

WINK News researched the top grocery chains across Southwest Florida, Publix, Winn-Dixie, Aldi, Walmart. and Target.

Looking at the price per pound on frozen turkeys, all at 10 pounds or more, Publix and Winn-Dixie tie for the lowest price.

TURKEY COST COMPARISON:

**FROZEN**
– PUBLIX:
— .49/LB

– WINN DIXIE:
— .49/LB (10+ LBS)


– ALDI:
— .87/LB 10-22 LBS (BUTTERBALL)

– TARGET:
— .59/LB 10-20 LBS (MARKET PANTRY)
— .89/LB FROZEN, 13-24 LBS (BUTTERBALL)
– WALMART:
— .98/LB 16-24 LBS (BUTTERBALL)

— .68/LB 18-24 LBS (JENNIE-O)

For a fresh turkey, Costco’s, Trader Joes, Sam’s Club, and Whole Foods have the best deals available.

**FRESH**
– COSTCO:
— .99/LB FRESH

– SAM’S CLUB:
— 1.98/LB FRESH
– TRADER JOE’S:
— 1.99/LB FRESH 12-22 LBS

– WHOLE FOODS:
— FRESH ROAST TURKEY – $39.99-$89.99 (SMALL, MED, LG)

While you are out shopping, keep in mind the general rule of thumb when buying turkey is about a pound per person.
And don’t forget to give your turkey plenty of time to thaw out:

5-10 pounds: 2 days to thaw (start Monday – 11/25/19)
>10-15 pounds: 3 days to thaw (start Sunday – 11/24/19)
>15-20 pounds: 4 days to thaw (start Saturday – 11/23/19)
>20-25 pounds: 5 days to thaw (start Friday – 11/22/19)
>25-30 pounds: 6 days to thaw (start Thursday – 11/21/19

Reporter:Therese O'Shea
Writer:Lincoln Saunders
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