Meijer Announces Holiday Turkey Prices Will Roll Back to 1930s

Tracy Stengel
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it’s time to talk turkey. Meijer is going back in time to price turkeys as if it were almost 100 years ago!

Meijer plans on selling 1 million turkeys during the 2023 holiday season. Meijer brand frozen turkeys will be sold for a mere 59 cents per pound through November 25, 2023. According to Josh Potts, Meijer Poultry Buyer, that’s about the same price Meijer offered their customers in the 1930s.

“We know turkey prices are up significantly in a lot of places this year, but our highest priority is bringing value and quality to our customers this holiday season,” Potts said in a recent press release. “We’re working hard to keep prices low for our customers so they can enjoy this holiday staple with their family and friends.”

Meijer has a large selection of fresh and frozen turkeys. While Meijer brand frozen turkeys are 59 cents a pound, Meijer brand fresh turkey is $1.19 per pound.

Butterball brand frozen turkey is being sold for $1.29 per pound. Butterball fresh turkey is $1.99 per pound. True Goodness by Meijer brand frozen antibiotic free turkey is $2.19 per pound.

Meijer will have fresh turkeys delivered to their stores daily beginning the week of November 12th. For all of Meijer brand turkeys, there will be a limit of one per customer.

A lot goes into preparing a bird and Meijer is ready with extra stock of what customers need most. Meijer estimates they will sell 140,000 Handi Foil roasting pans the week of Thanksgiving and over 4,000 Homecraft 18-quart roasters. They anticipate the Grand Gourmet baster with brush to be one of the hottest Thanksgiving kitchen gadgets.

Turkey isn’t always the star on Thanksgiving. Meijer is prepared for folks who enjoy hams, rib roasts, and New York strip roasts. Potts expects many people to purchase turkey bone-in breasts to serve alongside nontraditional meats.

Meijer is prepared for those who prefer plant-based protein. They have tofu turkey options and are prepared to sell about 7,000 pounds of the soy-based protein the week of Thanksgiving.

The popular mPerks program was revamped several months ago. Now customers can earn points through purchases and use those points toward savings of their choice, including fuel discounts.

Meijer wants to lessen the impact of inflation on families and provide more value for their hard-earned money. Follow me for more ways to save money this holiday season.

Fun Thanksgiving fact: In November 1926 President Calvin Coolidge received a live raccoon as a gift to be served on Thanksgiving Day. But the raccoon won his heart. Instead of eating it, he pardoned the raccoon and kept it as a pet. He named the cutie Rebecca.

What foods does your family gather around on Thanksgiving? Is it always turkey? Does your family have any special traditions on Thanksgiving? I’d love to learn how you and your loved ones celebrate the day. Please let me know in the comments!



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