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Savings Secrets: 5 quick tips to help you save on your Holiday meal planning

By DealPro(view all posts by CrystalECollins)
at 6:10AM Monday October 29, 2012
under Money Saving Tips

It's inevitable. As soon as the costumes are gone, and our houses are filled with treats, we're all going to start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. Just wait....if this post seems too early for you, wait one more day and it'll be perfectly timed! The best way to save on food this Holiday Season is to think ahead! 

Here are five quick tips to get your ready to save on your Holiday meal planning...
1. Think and plan ahead. Having a plan in place now will keep you from spending a fortune the week of Thanksgiving or the week of Christmas. You've made it past the first paragraph of this post, so you're already well on your way (yep, I see ya)! :)

2. Watch the sales fliers and use it to take advantage of the wonderful thing we know as "competition."  The stores want us to come to them and not "the other guys," and they lure us in with those nice deals at the front of the sales flier. 

3. Buy from local farmers and farmer's markets. I've been able to get sweet potatoes for .75 cents a pound by buying from a local farmer. Now I don't have to pay an astronomical price at the grocery store the week of Thanksgiving! 

4. Stock up with a good sale. Since you're watching those sales, you know a good deal when you see it.  Stock up so that you have enough for those holiday meals!

5. Buy an extra turkey at the cheapest price (.59-.69 cents per pound seems to be good across all markets) so that you have one for Christmas too - this is just for those with a deep freezer, though. Or watch for the After-Thanksgiving discounts on turkeys. 

You can learn about tips like this and more at a Savings Nation Holiday Savings Class in your area

What are some of your tips for saving seasonly on food this Holiday Season?