So whether attending a potluck or hosting the dinner yourself, here are three things to keep in mind when buying your Thanksgiving turkey to maximize your savings:
1. Where you buy your turkey matters:
Though many consumers are aware that the price of a turkey varies significantly depending on the store where the turkey is bought, few consumers realize that the price of turkey varies significantly by region within the U.S. as well.
Throwing away leftover turkey is not only wasteful, but it costly as well. The Natural Resources Defense Council estimates that Americans throw out roughly 204 million pounds of turkey on Thanksgiving, wasting more than $293 million.
So before you buy your turkey, solidify your guest list and make note of any guests who do not eat turkey.