The Turkey Wars 2012!

Do Turkeys seem more expensive this year?

I have been keeping track of Turkey prices for the last three years, it’s interesting to me because I know (from talking to folks in the meat business) that most stores take a HUGE loss on the Turkeys.  They figure… if they give you a great deal on your bird, that you will most likely buy the rest of the groceries you need for the traditional feast at their store too, making this one of the most competitive times of the year for the grocery business!

Here are this year’s Turkey prices and comparisons to 2011, 2010 and 2009:

$3.00 off Butterball Whole Turkey



Spend $50.00, get up to a 16 lb. Turkey for $7.00
Spend $50.00 get a 16 – 24 lb. Turkey for $9.00

Butterball Turkeys, $1.79/lb.
Wild Harvest Fresh Turkeys, $2.49/lb.
Butterball bone-in Turkey Breast, $3.29/lb.

- $3.00 on any Fresh Turkey Store in ad store coupon
Check out the 2012 Albertsons Butterball $10 OYNO deal here!

Farm Fresh Basted or Honeysucket White Frozen whole Turkeys (16 pound or larger), $0.31 cents/lb. or $0.41 cents per pound (under 16 pounds) with a minimum $50.00 purchase.  Additional Turkeys are regular retail price at $1.49/lb.
(check your stash for $1.00/1 Honeysuckle Turkey coupons that were available recently)
Lil’ Butterball Turkeys, grade A Frozen, $1.99/lb.
Butterball Frozen Whole Turkey, $1.69/lb.
Honeysuckle Frozen Bone-in Turkey Breast, $1.99/lb.

Butterball Fresh Whole Turkey, $1.89/lb. (did you get that $2.00/1 Butterball Printable yesterday?)
Jennie-O Fresh Turkey, $1.59/lb.
Wild Harvest Organic Fresh Turkeys, $2.49/lb.
– $3.00/1 Fresh Whole Turkey Albertsons Store Coupon (front page of ad)

Farm Fresh Frozen Basted Turkey, $1.29/lb.
Spend an additional $25.00 and it will be .27 cents/lb. for a 16 – 22 pound Turkey, or .37 cents/lb. for a smaller Turkey. The $25.00 required purchase does NOT include the price of the Turkey.
Butterball Frozen Turkeys, $1.59/lb. 
Jennie-o Fresh Turkey, 12 – 22 lbs., $1.49/lb.
Wild Harvest Fresh Turkey, $2.49/lb. 

Village Market frozen basted Turkey, .37 cents per lb up to 16 lb, over 16 lb .27 cents per lb, with additional $25.00 purchase,  $1.29/lb. w/o additional purchase.
Butterball frozen Turkeys, $1.59/lb.
Butterball fresh Turkeys, $1.79/lb.
Wild Harvest whole Turkey (organic), $2.49/lb.

Fred Meyer:

{photo credit:  Raking in the Savings}


Spend $150.00 in store, get a FREE Turkey w/in ad coupon
Spend $100.00 in store, pay 59¢/lb. w/in ad coupon
Spend $50.00 In store, pay 79¢/lb. with in ad coupon
The ad does not say what brand the Turkey is.

Spend $150.00 = Free Frozen Private Selection 10 – 23 lb. Turkey
Spend $100.00 = .49 cents/lb.
Spend $50.00 = .69 cents/lb.
This is worth considering if you have a big ticket item or two on your Christmas list!

Butterball Frozen Turkey, Grade A, $1.99/lb.
– $2.00 Store coupon from Sunday’s Ad
– $2.00 Printable coupon that was available for a split second yesterday!

Private Selection Organic Turkey, $2.99/lb.

Tony Chachere’s Tur-Duc-Hen, $59.99 each
– $5.00 Store coupon from the monthly Extra Savings Booklet
= $54.99

Spend $150.00 = Free Frozen Private Selection 10 – 20 lb. Turkey
Spend $100.00 = .29 cents/lb. (.49 cents/lb. last year)
Spend $50.00 = .49 cents/lb. (.59 cents/lb. last year)

Spend $150.00 = Free Frozen Private Selection 10 – 20 lb. Turkey
Spend $100.00 = .49 cents/lb.
Spend $50.00 = .59 cents/lb.


Norbest or Jennie-O Turkeys, 59¢ with $50.00 in store purchase (no coupon required) or $1.29/lb. otherwise
Premium Norbest or Jennie-O Whole Frozen Turkey, $.49/lb. with an additional $25.00 purchase (excludes Turkey) $1.39/lb. without the additional $25.00 purchase.

Premium Norbest Whole Frozen Turkey, 10 – 24 lb. .49 cents/lb with a $25.00 purchase. 

Premium Norbest whole Turkey, .39 cents per lb with a $25.00 purchase.


Spend $150.00 in store, get a FREE Turkey
Spend $100.00 in store, pay 49¢/lb.
Spend $50.00 in store, pay 69¢/lb.
Safeway Turkeys, 99¢/lb. w/$50.00 purchase
Honeysuckle Turkeys, 99¢/lb. w/$50.00 in store purchase
Butterball Turkeys, $1.49/lb. w/$50.00 in store purchase
Zacky Farms Bone-in Turkey Breast, $1.99/lb.

Spend $150.00 = FREE Safeway Frozen Turkey
Spend $100.00 = $.39/lb. Safeway Frozen Turkey
Spend $50.00 = $.59/lb. Safeway Frozen Turkey
** Starting Friday, 11/18, through Monday, 11/21 – Get a $10.00 OYNO when you spend $75.00 in a single transaction. **

Honeysuckle Whole Frozen Turkey, $.99/lb.

Safeway Turkey, 16 lbs or larger, .29 cents/lb. with a $25.00 purchase
.39 cents/lb. for 16 lbs. and under.
Honey Suckle Turkey, 16 lbs. or larger, .79 cents/lb. with a $15.00 purchase
Safeway Select Fresh Turkey, $1.29/lb.

Safeway frozen Turkey, .27 cents per lb. if over 16 lbs, .37 cents per lb. if under, with $25.00 minimum purchase.
Honey Suckle frozen Turkey, .69 cents per lb. with $25.00 minimum purchase.
Safeway Fresh Turkey, .99 cents per lb. with $25.00 minimum purchase.

Trading Company:

Butterball Turkey, 98¢/lb.

Butterball Turkeys, $.97/lb.
No intel on 2010 or 2009.


Butterball Turkeys, 99¢/lb.
Fresh Turkeys, $1.69/lb.
Fresh Turkey Breast, $2.49/lb.

Butterball Premium Whole Frozen Turkeys, $.99/lb.
Norbest Fresh Whole Turkey, $1.29/lb.
Norbest Fresh Turkey Breast, $2.29/lb.

Butterball Premium Frozen Turkey, .89 cents/lb.

Butterball frozen Turkey, .89 cents per lb.
Norbest Fresh Turkey, $1.27/lb.
Smoked Turkey, $2.99/lb.


  1. Elizabet S. says:

    I picked up a Jennie O turkey at Winco in Spokane Valley for $.38/lb with $100 purchase. They said they may substitute other brands, but Jennie O was the brand on Monday.

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