Lately I haven’t been as good about clipping coupons as I could be. It isn’t that I don’t like doing it, I just haven’t put forth the effort. In reality, with the economy what it is, I should be focusing even more than I used to.My frugal tendencies are nothing new… Just the other day, hubby was recounting a story for my dad. Way back in the day when Prodigy was one of the few places online to gather for information and trading coupons, I was a very active coupon-clipper. I traded the baby and pet coupons from the Sunday paper for household products and cereal. It was not uncommon for me to get loss-leader cereal for nothing or next to nothing. Actually, I purchased it faster than we could consume it. So atop the cabinet in my small apartment kitchen, there was a row of cereal lined up neatly and looked like books on a bookshelf.These days, I spend more time sorting through all the weekly advertisements to haul on my regular grocery shopping trip to Walmart. Sure, I gather coupons if I have the time before going. But usually, I’m happy just to have Walmart match the competitors’ ads.Speaking of grocery shopping… Unless you haven’t looked at a calendar lately, you realize that this upcoming Thursday is Thanksgiving. When people put together their Thanksgiving shopping list, many lists contain the same basic staples: turkey, potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and of course, dessert. Although different variations occur from there, those items are pretty common. Thinking through the cooking aspect of it can be overwhelming but in times of economic difficulties, the financial part of the dinner is more devastating. A few dollars here, some more there… some people may forgo the big meal because they don’t feel they can afford it.
In true Walmart fashion, not everything has to be out of your price range. A Walmart advertisement arrived in the local paper and referenced the Thanksgiving promotion of “Turkey dinner for eight for as low as $20”. Money saving tips and recipes can be found on Walmart’s Holiday Meals site. Additional details of Walmart’s $20 Thanksgiving feast are there too. Here’s what the feast includes:
- One 12-pound Grade A turkey*
- Three 11 to 15.5-ounce cans Green Giant vegetables
- Two 14-ounce cans Ocean Spray cranberry sauce
- Three 6-ounce boxes of Stove Top stuffing
- One 5-pound bag of red potatoes
- One 12-count package of Sara Lee dinner rolls
- One 22-ounce pumpkin roll cake
(*Prices and availability may vary in AK, HI, OK, NM, WI and at Walmart.com. Prices on select Grade A turkeys begin November 4; limit two turkeys per customer; weights and brands vary by store. Quantities are limited; no rain checks. All prices do not include tax.)
It’s a great promotion and I’m glad to be able to let people know about it. But as a thank you from Mom Central and Walmart for posting about this promotion, I have received a $30 Walmart gift card. The great news for you, other than this money-saving Thanksgiving dinner, is that Mom Central and Walmart have sent along two additional $30 Walmart gift cards for me to share with two of my readers! So if you’re a Walmart shopper and plan to do some holiday shopping there, keep reading for details on how to enter this great giveaway… compliments of Walmart and Mom Central!
The Prize: $30 Walmart Gift Card (2 Winners!)
…must provide a US shipping address
…must provide an email in the first comment, email me directly with an email address or have email accessible from their profile.
Sometime on November 30, 2009, two winners will be chosen at random (using random.org) from all valid comments left. Winners have 72 hours from posting/notification to respond. If winner cannot be contacted, I will move on to the next random selection.
How to enter: (CONTEST CLOSED)