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How to Get a (Really) Cheap or Free Thanksgiving Turkey in 2024

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If you’re wondering where you’ll find a free Thanksgiving turkey in 2024, we’ve got good news for you! We have a long list of places, including grocery stores, dollar stores, restaurants, and even major retailers.

Historically, KCL had tracked free Thanksgiving turkey promotions and put the info on blast so you can save money on your holiday meal prep. It’s absolutely possible!

So, if you’re on a budget, you can totally get a free turkey next year, you just have to know where to shop while you still have time.

Download The Krazy Coupon Lady app so you can check the latest turkey deals on the go, or text HACKS to 57299 for more money-saving tips and tricks.

Be sure to keep these few tips in mind when shopping:

  • Consider all options like restaurants, meal delivery, and grocery stores
  • Look for rollbacks
  • Don’t forget your coupons


Current Turkey Deals

Aldi is reducing over 70 Thanksgiving items by up to 50%.

Aldi is reducing Thanksgiving dinner costs by up to 50% across 70 items. Discounts run through the end of 2023. Here’s a look at some of the items that will see price reductions:

  • Stonemill Regular Gravy Mix: Now $0.29, Was $0.59
  • Chef’s Cupboard French Fried Onions: Now $1.79, Was $2.89
  • Specially Selected Brioche Rolls: Now $3.29, Was $4.69
  • 12 oz. Fresh Cranberries: Now $0.99, Was $1.49
  • Appleton Farms Prosciutto: Now $2.49, Was $3.69
  • Specially Selected Cornichons: Now $1.99, Was $2.99
  • Specially Selected Scalloped Crackers: Now $1.29, Was $1.99
  • Baking Brie: Now $5.19, Was $7.49
  • Countryside Creamery Salted Pure Irish Butter: Now $2.19, Was $3.19
  • Stonemill Pure Vanilla: Now $3.49, Was $5.89
  • Southern Grove Pecan Halves: Now $3.49, Was $5.59


Lidl will give you a free turkey if you spend $500 during November.

Spend $500 at Lidl through November 30, 2023, and get a coupon for a free Shady Brook Farms frozen young turkey (up to 15 pounds). Coupon expires on Dec. 7, 2023. Lidl also had a Thanksgiving dinner for $30 that’ll feed up to 10 people. The meal had a 13-pound frozen ($0.49/lb.) plus fixings, including sweet potatoes, stuffing, fresh cranberries, Hawaiian sweet rolls, and ingredients to make a pumpkin pie.


Here’s a look back at all the turkey deals we found in 2023 and expect to see in the fall of 2024 leading up to Thanksgiving.

Grocery Stores Savings on Thanksgiving Turkey in 2023

Frozen turkeys with a sign for a free thanksgiving turkey

Here’s how you could get your free turkey in 2023.

ACME offered a free turkey when you spent $400.

When you clipped the free turkey coupon in the Acme for U app, and then spent at least $400 cumulatively in-store through Nov. 23, 2023, you received a free turkey.

Albertsons gave you a free turkey when you spent $100+.

Through Nov. 23, 2023, you could grab a free Signature Farms or Honeysuckle turkey (up to 20 pounds) at Albertsons when you spent $100+ in a single transaction. They had a limit of one turkey per person, per transaction.

Foodtown required you to spend $400 for a free turkey.

Have a Foodtown Club Card? If so, in 2023, you could earn points toward a free Shady Brook Farms turkey (10 – 20 pounds) in the days leading up to Thanksgiving Day. You had to spend at least $400 (in one trip or multiple) to redeem your free turkey.

What if you didn’t want a free turkey? They had other options too, including a free Stouffer’s lasagna (meat or vegetarian) or a free $10 store gift card.

Fred Meyer offered a free turkey when you spent $150 in one transaction.

You could have picked up a free Kroger turkey when you spent $150 in a single transaction at Fred Meyer and used your loyalty card. There was a limit of one free turkey per account. If you spent $50 you could have also grabbed a turkey for $0.69 per pound.

Giant Foods had a free turkey or other options to select from once you spent $400.

If you earned 400 points (spent $400) in a single or multiple transactions through Nov. 23, 2023, you could redeem those points for a free turkey or one of their other options.

  • Free frozen Shady Brook Farms turkey (up to 20 lbs.)
  • Stouffer’s party-size entree
  • Tofurkey roast
  • $1 off/lb on other premium turkeys (up to 20 lbs.)

H-E-B gave you a Riverside turkey free when you bought a H-E-B spiral ham.

In 2023, you could grab a free turkey (up to 12 lbs.) at H-E-B when you purchased an H-E-B spiral half or whole ham and used an in-store coupon. They had a limit of one free turkey per customer.

ShopRite offered a free turkey if you spent at least $400.

If you spent at least $400 at ShopRite through Thursday, Nov. 23 you earned enough points for the free turkey or ham. You had to pick up your free turkey or ham by Nov. 23, 2023.

Vons had a BOGO free on a Signature Farms whole turkey.

Vons for U members could get a BOGO-free deal on frozen Signature Farms turkeys (12 – 22 lbs.). The regular price was $2.49 per pound. They had a limit of one free turkey per household.

Weis had two options; spend $200 to get a discount on a turkey or spend $400 and get the turkey free.

For every $1 you spent (in a single or multiple trips), Weis Preferred Shoppers earned one point. Spend $400 and you could redeem your 400 points for a free whole frozen turkey, turkey breast, or Smithfield Smoked Bone-In ham portion through Nov. 23, 2023.

If you spent $200 you could get a discounted Weis Quality Frozen turkey for $0.69/lb, or a Butterball frozen turkey or Weis Quality Fresh turkey for $0.99/lb.

For the complete list of Thanksgiving food you could redeem points for, check out Weis’ Thanksgiving Rewards page.

Winco Foods gave you a free turkey when you spent $125 through Nov. 22, 2023.

You could pick up a frozen Jenni-O Grade A turkey or a frozen Honeysuckle White turkey for free when you spent $125 in a single transaction at Winco Foods through Nov. 22. There was a limit of one free turkey per family.


Grocery Store Savings on Thanksgiving Turkey

Butterball frozen turkeys in a cooler at Aldi

Some grocery stores didn’t offer a free turkey for Thanksgiving in 2023. However, found a few that offered discounts on pre-made meals that could have saved you some money and time.

Albertsons Thanksgiving turkey dinner will feed up to 8 for as low as $9.37 per person.

At Albertsons, $74.99 got a 10 – 12 lb. fully-cooked turkey (served 6 – 8 people), 24 oz. gravy, 32 oz. mashed potatoes, 28 oz. stuffing, 14 oz. cranberry sauce, and 12 ct. King’s Hawaiian Rolls. They also offered a Signature Farms or Honeysuckle turkey for $0.59 per pound when you spent $50 or more in a single transaction through Nov. 23, 2023.

Costco had a pre-cooked meal for $25 per person.

Costco’s offered a $199.99 pre-cooked meal that served up to 8 people, which broke down to $25 per person. While it was on the higher end, you received 5 lbs. turkey breast, 2 lbs. stuffing, 1.5 lbs. mashed potatoes and turkey gravy, 1.25 lbs. mac and cheese, and two 8-inch pies.

Note: This Costco (online only) Thanksgiving meal was out of stock early in November.

Family Fare stores had frozen whole turkeys for $0.59 per pound.

At Family Fare grocery stores you could get a turkey for as low as $0.59 a pound when you used your Family Fare loyalty card. This offer had a limit of one.

Fred Meyer had a Butterball Turkey meal for $10 per person.

In 2023, Fred Meyer had a 10 – 12 pound turkey dinner deal that fed 6 – 8 people for $80 (or as low as $10 per person). The meal included a fully-baked turkey, one 13 oz. Home Chef gravy, one sweet potato souffle, one 28 oz. Home Chef green bean casserole, one 32 oz. Home Chef stuffing, and two 24 oz. Home Chef mashed potatoes.

Harris Teeter had their brand frozen turkeys on sale for 50% off.

Harris Teeter offered a 16 – 20 lb. store-brand frozen turkey for about $17.86 (reg $35), or $0.99 per pound. Depending on how hungry your guests were, the per-serving price could have been under $1.

Hy-Vee’s Family Feast Turkey Dinner fed 12 for $14.17 a person.

Hy-Vee’s Family Feast turkey dinner came with all the fixings and only required a few hours of reheating. For $169.99 you could get a 14 – 16 lb. Butterball turkey, two large sides of mashed potatoes, four other large sides (your choice), 32 oz. of gravy, and 24 rolls.

Jewel-Osco had three Thanksgiving dinner options, but it’s the smallest one that was the cheapest per person.

Jewel-Osco had three holiday meal options, including a $69.99 classic dinner that fed 6 – 8 and their Signature Ultimate turkey dinner for $89.99 that fed 6 – 8. If you didn’t want to spend that much or you were having a smaller gathering you could have gone with their carving turkey meal for $49.99, which fed 4 – 6. For under $50, this meal had the lowest per-serving cost of $8.33 a person.

Kroger offered a store-brand turkey for as low as $0.49 a pound with a $25 purchase.

If you spent $25 at Kroger through Nov. 23, 2023, and you could grab a 20 pound store brand frozen turkey for $0.99/lb. (with Kroger card). Or, you could use a digital coupon with your Kroger card to get a store-brand frozen turkey for $0.49/lb. There was a limit of two turkeys per household. You could shop for the Freshgiving Feast on Kroger’s Thanksgiving Shop for pickup or delivery.

Note, we have confirmed with Kroger that this offer varies between locations. Some stores offered a limit of one turkey at $0.49/lb. with card and coupon, others offered a limit of two turkeys at $0.59/lb. with card and coupons.

Kroger also had a Freshgiving Feast that fed 10 for under $50 ($5 per person) that included these essentials:

Meijer offered turkeys at 1930s prices through Nov. 23, 2023.

You could grab a Meijer brand frozen turkey for $0.59/lb in 2023, which according to a Meijer’s Poultry Buyer, is about what they charged back in the 1930s. Other fresh and frozen turkey options included:

  • Honeysuckle White brand frozen turkey, $1.09/lb.
  • Meijer brand fresh turkey, $1.19/lb.
  • Butterball brand frozen turkey, $1.29/lb. Butterball fresh turkey, $1.99/lb.
  • True Goodness by Meijer brand frozen antibiotic-free turkey, $2.19 /lb.

Publix’s Thanksgiving deal fed up to 10 for as low as $7 a person.

In 2023, Publix’s Thanksgiving meal offer was $69.99 (fed 7-10 people). The meal included a fully-cooked 16-18 lb. turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry orange relish, and marshmallow delight.

Safeway had a fully-cooked Thanksgiving dinner for as low as $8.75 per person.

If you didn’t feel like cooking a big holiday meal in 2023, Safeway had a full Thanksgiving dinner that served 6 – 8 people, for $69.99 ($11.67 – $8.75 per person). The dinner included a 10-12 lb. turkey, 32 oz. mashed potatoes, 28 oz. stuffing, 24 oz. gravy, and 14 oz. cranberry sauce. All you had to do was heat it up.

Sam’s Club had all the Thanksgiving meal fixings for 8 under $100.

Sam’s Club had a Thanksgiving meal that served 8 people for $12.50 each. Here’s what you received for that price: 10 – 18 lb. Member’s Mark fresh turkey, 4 lbs. Member’s Mark Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, 40 oz. Member’s Mark Macaroni and Cheese, 32 oz. Member’s Mark Sweet Potato Casserole, 24 oz. Member’s Mark Brussels Sprouts, 28 oz. Member’s Mark Cranberry Crunch Salad, 72 oz. Member’s Mark 9-inch Pumpkin Cheesecake, and 24 Member’s Mark Yeast Dinner Rolls.

Schnucks offered a heat & serve Thanksgiving dinner for as low as $10 per person.

For $79.99 you could have grabbed a Schnuck’s heat & serve Thanksgiving dinner that included a 9 – 11 lb. turkey, 24 oz. gravy, 32 oz. stuffing, 27 oz. mashed potatoes, 25 oz. green bean casserole. This deal will cost you $13.33 – $10 per person. You could have also picked up a frozen Schnucks brand turkey for $0.49 per pound when you spent $25 (limit 1 frozen turkey).

Stop&Shop had a fully-cooked Thanksgiving meal for as low as $12.50 per person.

With Stop & Shop’s $99.99 Thanksgiving Full Turkey Dinner in 2023, you could have enjoyed a 10 -12 lb. turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, stuffing, and dinner rolls. Stop& Shop also had a Shady Brook Farms frozen turkey for $0.49 per pound (any size, limit 2).

Target had everything you needed for Thanksgiving dinner for $25.

Target offered grocery deals so low you could get your Thanksgiving dinner for $25 (fed 4 people). You had to do all the cooking, but for $6.25 per person going with this option could have saved you money versus some of the other choices out there. Here’s what they had for $25:

United Supermarkets had a fully-cooked Thanksgiving meal for as low as $8.60 per person.

In 2023, at United Supermarkets, you could order an $85.99 fully-cooked, ready-to-heat Thanksgiving meal that fed 8 – 10 people ($10.75 – $8.60 per person). The meal included a turkey, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry relish, and a dozen rolls. This offer was valid through Nov. 20, 2023.

Walmart lowered prices on Thanksgiving essentials (below 2022 prices!)

In 2023, Walmart offered two Thanksgiving meal options at a lower price than they were in 2022, one with ingredients for customers who like to cook from scratch, and one for customers who like more convenient, ready-to-bake options.

Walmart’s Thanksgiving meal included customers’ favorites and fixings including many national brands, from turkey (for under $1/lb.!) and ham to stuffing and pumpkin pie. Best of all, customers could purchase these meal baskets with a single click on or the Walmart app for quick and easy pickup or delivery in as soon as 30 minutes and up to 90 minutes.

Wawa had a Hot Wawa Gobbler with stuffing and cranberry for $9.59.

If you needed a turkey for one while on the road in 2023, WaWa was the place to go. They had a Hot Wawa Gobbler sub that came with stuffing and cranberry sauce on it for $9.59. You could have enjoyed it toasted with or without cheese. This sandwich was available for pickup and delivery.

Wegmans had a single-serving holiday turkey meal for $16.

If you wanted to keep it low-key for Thanksgiving in 2023, Wegmans had a single-serve holiday turkey meal that included turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, butternut squash with baby spinach and cranberries, and cranberry relish. All you had to do is heat it up. This dinner was available through Nov. 23, 2023.

Winn-Dixie had frozen turkey for $0.49/lb.

You could grab a frozen turkey (10+ pounds) for $0.49/lb. at Winn-Dixie. They also offered a frozen Butterball turkey (10+ pounds) for $0.99/lb. Both offers had a limit of one.


The Ibotta Thanksgiving meal offer gave you cashback on Thanksgiving essentials through Nov. 22, 2023!

someone holding up a phone showing the iibotts offer for Thanksgiving meal

In 2023, Ibotta’s Thanksgiving promotion was a huge savings factor for the fourth year in a row. You got five items for free from Ibotta, including turkey, sides, and gravy!


The 99¢ Store offered whole turkeys for $1

If you were one of the first 50 customers to visit a participating The 99¢ Store location in Arizona, California, Nevada, or Texas on Nov. 15, 2023, you had the chance to buy a frozen turkey (up to 14 pounds) for $1. There was a limit of one turkey per household.

The following stores did not participate in the turkey promotion. Instead, they’re offered Super Sides $1 bags filled with Thanksgiving dinner essentials (worth $15 value).


  • 3003 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction 85120
  • 44515 W. Edison Rd, Maricopa 85138
  • Valencia – 1675 W. Valencia Blvd, Tucson 85746


  • 2407 W. Victory Blvd, Burbank 91506
  • 1320 E. Alondra Blvd, Compton 90221
  • 2566 E. Florence Ave, Huntington Park 90255
  • 1617 Hacienda Blvd, La Puente 91744
  • 1516 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles 90015
  • 601 S. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles 90036
  • 2606 North Broadway, Los Angeles 90031
  • 1521 Beverly Blvd, Montebello 90640
  • 2801 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica 90405
  • 9565 Las Tunas Dr, Temple City 91780
  • 1425 South Victoria Ave, Ventura 93003
  • 19836 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills 91364


  • 1200 S. Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas 89102


  • 1445 West Buckingham Road, Garland 75040
  • 11873 Bissonnet St, Houston, 77099

The Honey Baked Ham Co. had a whole turkey breast dinner for as low as $10.16 per person.

For $60.99, in 2023, you could get a Honey Baked Ham Co. whole turkey breast dinner with two heat & serve sides and 12 rolls (served up to six people, $10.16 each). For a large group, they had a 9 lb. Honey Baked Ham & Turkey Feast which fed 12 – 16 people. This dinner was $165.49 and included a bone-in ham and turkey breast, plus four heat & serve sides. The cost for the holiday meal was about $16.55 – $10.43 per person.


Popeye’s Cajun Turkey was as low as $5 per person.

Did you know that in 2023 Popeyes had a precooked cajun turkey offer for $59.99?! It’s true. It fed 8-12 people and was between 13 lbs – 16 lbs. If you had 8 guests at your table, the cost was $7.50 per person — that was cheaper than a value meal at McDonald’s. If you invited 12 people = $5 per person.

What wasn’t so cheap was having Popeye’s Cajun Turkey shipped! Yes, if you didn’t live near a Popeye’s in 2023 you could still order one online with shipping, for an extra $40. That would have made your Thanksgiving bird $99 (no sides) or 40% more.


Other restaurant Thanksgiving meal offers and how they stacked up:

couple picking up a thanksgiving family meal at bob evans restaurant

Bob Evans offered a Thanksgiving meal for as low as $16.67 per person

Bob Evans had a hot Thanksgiving meal to-go that served six for $99.99. The dinner included turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, cranberry relish, green beans & ham, buttered corn, 12 dinner rolls, and a pumpkin pie.

For dine-in fans, Bob Evans also served a Thanksgiving Celebration Platter for $16.99. The meal included roasted turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes, green beans with ham, corn, rolls, and a slice of pumpkin pie.

Boston Market had ready-to-serve meals for $15.99 per person

Boston Market offered Hot & Ready-To-Serve Meals for up to 12 people (as low as $11.99 per person). They also had a dine-in Thanksgiving offer for $15.99 per person. You had your choice of roasted turkey breast or half rotisserie chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable stuffing, a dinner roll, and a slice of apple or pumpkin pie.

Cracker Barrel offered a family Thanksgiving dinner for as low as $15.50 per person

Cracker Barrel had a Thanksgiving Heat n’ Serve Turkey Feast that served 8 – 10 people for $154.99 ($15.50 for 10 people). The feast included two oven-roasted turkey breasts, turkey gravy, cornbread stuffing, cranberry relish, sweet potato casserole, your choice of two country sides, rolls, and pumpkin and pecan pies.

Cracker Barrel also had a Thanksgiving Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner for carryout that included one oven-roasted turkey breast, cornbread dressing, turkey gravy, cranberry relish, sweet potato casserole with pecans, choice of one countryside, and sweet yeast rolls. This fed 4-6 people and costs $104.99 — that’s $17 per person for 6 people. If you pre-ordered this meal you received a FREE $10 bonus card and scheduled your pickup for 11/20 or 11/21/23.

If you dined in ($16.49 per person), you enjoyed roasted turkey breast, cornbread dressing, and gravy, country green beans, sweet potato casserole topped with pecans, cranberry relish, rolls, and pumpkin pie.

Denny’s offered their Turkey & Dressing Dinner bundle starting Nov. 17, 2023.

You could pre-order Denny’s Turkey & Dressing Dinner bundle online at between Nov. 17 – Nov. 22, 2023 at 6 p.m. ET. The meal included turkey breast, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce, plus your choice of herb-glazed corn, a vegetable medley, or mac and cheese. This bundle fed four. You had to order a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

Golden Corral had a turkey meal to go for a group or individual for as low as $8.79 per person.

Golden Corral had a turkey meal that served 6 – 8 for $79.99 ($13.33 – $10 per person). The meal included turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, 12 yeast rolls with honey butter, plus your choice of a homestyle side and a whole pie. Their individual Holiday Roasted Turkey meal was $8.79 (available after 4 p.m. local) and had sliced turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, two sides, rolls, and cookies.

IHOP had free kids’ meals through Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023.

Kids 12 and under could eat free at IHOP every day from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. with an adult entree purchased. This dine-in-only offer was valid through Nov. 26, 2023. IHOP also had a couple of Thanksgiving meals you could select from:

Homestyle Turkey & Stuffing Dinner $14.29: Roasted turkey and gravy over cornbread stuffing, plus your choice of two dinner entrée sides and a side of mixed berry topping.

Homestyle Turkey & Stuffing Melt $12.69: Roasted turkey, mayo, grilled onions, cornbread stuffing, mixed berry topping, and four-cheese blend griddled on multigrain bread. Served with turkey gravy and choice of side.

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