Why you might spend less on Thanksgiving dinner this year

8:59 AM, Nov 15, 2013   |    comments
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You might be pleasantly surprised by your grocery bill this holiday season. The cost of Thanksgiving dinner has dropped.

The American Farm Bureau Federation has released a survey stating that the average cost of this year's holiday dinner for 10 eased has decreased 0.9 percent from $49.48 in 2012 to $49.04 this year.

You can thank the weather. Unlike 2012 and 2011, when a widespread drought sent prices up, we didn't see a similar event this year.

The survey's shopping list includes a typical Thanksgiving spread: turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie with whipped cream.

According to the survey, about half of the items became more expensive while the other half fell in price. The biggest drop came in the turkey prices. The cost of green peas and rolls also fell.

Some items did increase in price, including milk, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie mix.


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