Meijer Takes Low Road on Turkey Prices

Meijer is once again announcing aggressive pricing on turkeys that are expected to lead the Midwest in low-price Thanksgiving turkeys.

“A Thanksgiving meal isn’t complete without the turkey, and with these great prices, Meijer wants to ensure that our customers can provide their families with the best holiday experience,” said Jerry Suter, Meijer's VP of fresh merchandise.

When a Meijer customer spends $20, they will receive $10 off any fresh or frozen turkey that weighs 10 to 15 pounds, or $17 off any fresh or frozen turkey weighing 16 to 24 pounds. The result: after spending $20, a 10-pound frozen Meijer turkey is priced at just 49 cents per pound, or a 16-pound frozen Meijer turkey will cost 43 cents per pound.

“But the savings don’t stop there,” Suter said. “We have all the staples to help our customers make a memorable – and affordable – Thanksgiving meal to share with family and friends.”

Meijer is once again preparing for high sales of premade Thanksgiving dinners, with at least 24 hours notice, for those who want the traditional holiday meal without the time spent in the kitchen. Customer demand for premade meals at Thanksgiving is a trend that has been growing for the last several years for individuals looking for convenience or as a great gifting solution by companies, clubs and organizations.

A deluxe turkey dinner costs $47.99 and includes a 10- to 12-pound prebaked turkey, home-style stuffing, roasted turkey gravy, cranberry walnut relish, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. A deluxe ham dinner costs $47.99 and includes a 7- to 9-pound spiral ham, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, roasted turkey gravy and cranberry salad. Meijer also offers just the pre-baked turkey with stuffing and gravy for $35.99.

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer operates 204 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.