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In this time of economic uncertainty for many, Berkeley, Calif.-based Grocery Outlet, the largest extreme-value grocer in the United States, is offering shoppers guidance on how to put together a turkey dinner with all the trimmings for no more than $3 a person, or about $17 for six people.
“Hosting a traditional Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t have to cost a fortune,” explained Grocery Outlet VP of marketing Melissa Porter. “With careful planning and attention to detail, families can host the most celebrated meal of the year without roasting their budget.”
To counter the rising food costs, Grocery Outlet has assembled a menu available in its stores and online at www.groceryoutlet.com, along with corresponding recipes and a sample shopping list. The menu includes such holiday favorites as a roast turkey for $1.03 per serving, or $6.19 for six people; mashed potatoes for 20 cents per serving, or $1.19 for six; cranberry sauce for 13 cents per serving, or 75 cents for six; apple cider carrots for 14 cents per serving, or 86 cents for six; and pumpkin pie for 62 cents per serving, or $3.72 for six. The total cost per serving comes out to $2.91, or just $17.40 to feed six guests.
The grocer additionally is providing consumers with such handy money-savings tips as using pine cones, acorns and autumn leaves as decorative accents; checking the pantry before shopping, to avoid unnecessary purchases; holding a potluck-style dinner; buying seasonal produce; and skipping the appetizers.
Grocery Outlet offers extreme bargains on brand-name merchandise, with prices often as much as 50 percent lower than conventional retailers. The company has over 135 locations in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon & Washington.