Don't feel like cooking this Thanksgiving? Here are some alternatives

Posted at 8:31 AM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 09:31:52-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you’re looking to take a break from cooking this Thanksgiving, you have some options. 

A popular alternative is shopping online for your Thanksgiving dinner. With the click of a button, you can choose everything you need for a traditional holiday meal, from a turkey to ham or sweet potato pie.

Price Chopper and Whole Foods are just two of the many options where you can order online.

In terms of cost, a survey by GoBankingRates found people in the U.S. spend $142 on a holiday meal to feed 10 people on average. 

Ordering online can ring in a price tag ranging anywhere from $60 to $200, depending on what on what you order and where you shop.

Here are some ways to save money on the meal:

  • Plan it now. Don’t wait until the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to buy everything. Planning gives you more time to look for coupons or flip through ads for different grocery stores to see which has the best deals. 
  • Shop from a list, and try to stick to it. That will help you avoid impulse buys that could break the budget.
  • And finally, ask your guests to bring a dish or a bottle of wine to help spread the costs more evenly between you and your guests.