How to Save Money on Thanksgiving Dinner

Ah! It’s that time of the year again: the time to put the turkey in the oven. You guessed right, it’s time for Thanksgiving! But why are you so palpitated? Oh, I get it, you want to cut down your expenses on the big day and don’t know where to start! Well, there’s no reason to fret poor thing, as you have come to the right place. In this article today, we are going to talk about how to save money on Thanksgiving dinner.

Family All Together At Christmas Dinner

BYOD-Bring Your Own Dish

In case you are planning to invite relatives and friends to dinner, you can have a BYOD celebration. BYOD means “Bring Your Own Dish”. You can ask all your friends to bring in a separate dish-preferably of different types. This will not only result in cost savings, but will also deepen the friendship and bonds in addition to giving all of you a chance of tasting a lot of different food.


Find Out What People Eat

Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole

If you make Sweet Potato Casserole each year only to have it thrown out, then you are doing something wrong. We’ll tell you what it is- you are not paying attention to what people want to eat for a Thanksgiving Dinner at your place and so you end up making and then wasting some dishes which (duh!) cost money to make. So next time, pay attention and it will definitely help you to save money on Thanksgiving dinner.


Keep it Simple

Thanksgiving Dinner

We know you like to host a grand Thanksgiving Dinner, but when you want to save money on it, it might be a good idea to keep the affair a tad simpler. Fall stews, homemade rolls and good company…sounds great to us!


Opt For Boxed Wine

We love boxed wine. On an average, one box of wine is equivalent to four bottles and costs around $20- which works around to $5 per bottle- much cheaper than if you bought bottles individually. In addition to this, boxed wine is better for the environment as its much easily recycled than green glass. Go Green (You know the pun)!


Buy Decorations Online

thanksgiving decorations

Online retailers such as Amazon and eBay offer decorations for a much lower price than you can find in supermarkets or Mom & Pop Stores. Buying decorations online save you a good deal of money and spares you the trouble of actually leaving your house for shopping as products will be delivered to your doorstep.


Look Out For Coupons


If it’s on your Thanksgiving shopping list, there’s probably a coupon for it. Flip through the coupon inserts in your Sunday paper to find coupons for everything from flour to cranberries. You can even find coupons online from sites such as, and have coupons and promo codes that you can use on a number of online retail websites such as Amazon and eBay.


Make your Own Spices

Thanksgiving Spices

Spices can be unbelievably expensive, so before buying the spices from the market, first try to make some on your own. Pumpkin Pie Sauce and Poultry seasoning can be easily made at home.

Remember, Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy with friends and family and not to be worrying too much about bills. Follow these tips to save money on Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy a fruitful and happy Thanksgiving Dinner. Also check out our other posts on saving money. After all a penny saved is a penny earned !

Originally posted 2019-09-19 23:17:37.


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