Okay, so this is Thanksgiving week in the United States. I wanted to share the best stuff I’ve found on saving money for the holiday.
The best example of a frugal thanksgiving I’ve seen is by this guy Jeffrey over at Grocery Coupon Guide – he basically tested himself by seeing if he could complete a $1 Thanksgiving Meal Challenge – essentially by buying enough food for a thanksgiving meal for 6 people – and paying only $1 dollar. Quickly summarized, he was able to do it using extreme couponing skills. This is a feat that belongs in the frugal olympics. Most of the time, you’re luck if you can get Turkey for $1 a pound, much less a full meal for six.
The best part is, he explained how he did it in a series of articles. Basically, Jeffrey spent 77 cents and got all this:
14 lb turkey
2 boxes stuffing
1 gravy packet
5 lbs potatoes
2 biscuits cans (and 168 more cans donated to local food banks)
2 cans cranberry Sauce
2 cans green beans
1 can pumpkin
1 can evaporated milk
1 package butter
4 cans chicken stock
2 boxes hot chocolate (and 31 more boxes donated to local food banks)
1 dozen eggs
half gallon ice cream
2 five pound boxes clementine oranges
His series is great – if not a bit rough in formatting. It starts here. There are 11 articles in total.
Check it out if you get a chance, its a good story.