That “free turkey” promo is a total gimmick. Right?

Well, it depends on how smart of a shopper you are. Who doesn’t want a free turkey for Thanksgiving 2019? Here’s what you’ll need to know before shopping for a free turkey:

  • A 20 lb. turkey is worth about 25 bucks (based on $1.25/lb.).
  • Don’t spend more than $100 in one visit to earn a free turkey.
  • Don’t buy items you wouldn’t normally buy.
  • Take advantage of a “buy a ham, get a free turkey” promo if you’ll use the ham. (Think: freeze for Christmas.)
  • Watch for 2019 free turkey promos beginning mid-October and running through Thanksgiving.
  • Follow your favorite stores and we’ll get you the best Turkey deals as they come up!
  • Download the Krazy Coupon Lady app so you can check the latest Turkey deals on the go.


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Here are the stores we think will be the best places to score a free Thanksgiving turkey this year:


1. ShopRite is offering a free turkey, ham, tofurkey or chicken with the accrual of Price Plus points.

You’ll have to be a Price Points member and spend around $400 starting in October to earn enough points for the free ham, turkey, tofurkey, or chicken. The offer is good through November 28.


2. Spend $100 at most WinCo stores and get a free turkey.

Grocery shop like normal, get to $100 before tax (not including the turkey), and you’ll go home with a frozen Grade A turkey (excludes Butterball). In 2019 the promo runs through Nov. 29. Keep in mind not all WinCo stores offer this promotion.


3. Hy-Vee is offering a free Honeysuckle turkey with every Hormel Cure 81 ham.

Buy any Hormel Cure 81 ham and get a frozen Honeysuckle turkey for free.


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4. Weis is offering a free turkey with 400 points, or $400 spent.

For every $1 spent, Weis Preferred Shoppers get 1 point. Four hundred points ($400 spent) gets you a free frozen turkey.

Or, get 100 points for every prescription you fulfill. Four prescriptions will get you enough points for a free turkey.


5. Fareway is offering a free 14 lb. turkey with a $50 meat purchase.

Spend $50 on any fresh meat at Fareway and get a free 14 lb. Fareway Basted Young Turkey.


6. Get a free Kroger brand turkey when you spend $150 at Fred Meyer.

Spend $150 at Fred Meyer to receive a free 10-20lb. Grade A Kroger brand turkey.


7. Trade 400 Giant Food reward points for a free 20lb. turkey.

Earn 400 points by scoping out all the double-point items during the month of November, then trade your points for a free 20lb. turkey at Giant Foods.


8. Acme was offering a free turkey with a $100 grocery purchase.

Acme was offering free Signature Farms, Jennie-O or Acme-brand frozen turkey to shoppers who spent $100 in a single transaction before November 22, 2019. Something to keep in mind for next year!


Almost-Free Honorable Mentions

  • Giant Eagle offers turkeys for $0.68/lb. with a $25 purchase and will price match any local competitor’s ad on frozen or fresh whole turkeys.
  • Hannaford is selling Grade A frozen turkeys for $0.39/lb.
  • City Market is selling frozen, USDA Grade A Kroger Turkeys for $0.47/lb with a $25 purchase. You must also have a store loyalty card.
  • Meijer offers $0.37/lb. frozen turkeys.
  • Publix sold 10-24 lb. turkeys for $0.48/lb. in 2018.
  • Tops advertises they will guarantee the lowest turkey price. Must have a $25 purchase to get the turkey for $0.48/lb.
  • Wegmans offered turkeys for $0.48/lb. in 2018. No purchase was necessary, but you did need a Shopper’s Club Card.
  • Cub Foods is offering an in-ad coupon for a turkey for $0.69/lb.
  • Price Rite customers can get frozen turkeys for $0.39/lb., frozen Butterball turkeys for $0.79/lb.
  • Aldi sold Butterball turkeys (10-22 lb.) for $0.89/lb. (limit two) in 2018.
  • Harmons Grocery offered Norbest Frozen Turkeys (10-22 lbs.) for $0.99/lb when you purchased $25 worth of groceries in 2018.
  • Walmart is selling frozen turkeys for $0.98/lb.
  • Costco is offering fresh turkeys for $1.29/lb.
  • Shaw’s offered turkeys for $0.58/lb. in 2018.


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