Wondering where to get the best turkey prices and what's the best price per pound? Here's a breakdown by store to help get the best deal!
Best Turkey Prices for 2022!
Looking for the Best Turkey Prices for the Holidays this year? It can vary quite a bit from store to store, and we want you to grab the best price that you can find.
Don't pay full price when you're in a hurry – know what a GOOD price is so when you see it go on sale you'll be able to buy confidently. The gift of getting a frozen turkey early is being able to store it until Thanksgiving or Christmas gets closer. One thing checked off the list!
🦃If you're looking to make planning your Thanksgiving meal SUPER easy this year, check out our Celebration Meal Plan. Thanksgiving is one of the main sections – it provides all of your recipes AND grocery list for the whole meal – dessert too!
Turkey Prices By Store
To make life easy, here's a handy dandy list of the Best Turkey Prices (for frozen turkey) that we are seeing right now for 2022 at various groceries nationwide:
- Amazon (Amazon Fresh locations only)
- Starting Wednesday 11/23/22 – Kirkwood Bone-In Turkey Breast (Frozen) – $1.89 / lb
- Butterball Turkey – $1.07 / lb
- Fresh Whole Turkey – $1.79 / lb
- Bone In Frozen Turkey Breast – $1.89 / lb
- Organic Whole Turkey – $3.49 / lb
- *Starting Wednesday 11/9/22 – Turkey, $0.49 / lb WITH a $0.10/1 Kroger Digital Coupon *
- FREE Frozen Turkey with $100 purchase when you use your Kroger card (Confirmed in Houston, TX – let us know if this is running at your store!)
- Butterball Whole Turkey – $1.99 / lb
- Meijer brand Turkey – $0.55 / lb
- Honeysuckle Turkey – $0.99 / lb
- Butterball Turkey – $1.29 / lb
- Frozen Signature Farms Turkey, 12lbs and up – FREE with $75 purchase (digital coupon; exp. 11/24)
- Butterball Whole Turkey – $1.18 / lb
- Honeysuckle White Frozen Young Turkey Breast – $1.89 / lb
- Jennie-O Tender & Juicy Turkey – $2.42 / lb
- *Starting Wednesday 11/9/22 – Young Turkey, Frozen, 10 – 24 lb, $0.49 / lb*
- Butterball Whole Turkey – $2.49 / lb
- Publix brand Turkey – $2.99 / lb
- Capon Ready to Cook – $6.99 / lb
- Kirkland Signature Whole Smoked Turkey – $4.49 / lb
- Fresh Organic Hen Turkey – $3.49 / lb
- Butterball Fresh Tom Turkey – $0.99 / lb (limit 5)
- Butterball Bone-In Turkey Breast – $1.19 / lb
- Good and Gather Frozen Whole Bird Turkeys – $0.99 / lb
- Good and Gather Frozen Turkey Breast – $1.49 / lb
- Office Depot
- FREE $15 Turkey Certificate with $125 or More Qualifying Purchase (Online Only)
*Note that these are current prices for 2022 and prices HAVE increased quite a bit. Prices will also vary depending on where you live in the country. Let us know if you spot a great deal at your stores!*
The WINNER for Best Turkey Prices from 2021:
The BEST price we saw in 2021 was Meijer – at just $0.33 cents per pound! A close second was Aldi with Butterball turkey for just $0.87 per pound.
Target also had a grocery coupon in 2021 that gave $10 off $50 a purchase – we will definitely keep an eye out for that one again this year!
And if you'd like to know when to thaw that frozen turkey out, here are a few tips on that too to bookmark for later!
How Long to Thaw a Frozen Turkey By Pound:
5-10 pounds: 2 days to thaw (start Monday – 11/21/22)
10-15 pounds: 3 days to thaw (start Sunday – 11/20/22)
15-20 pounds: 4 days to thaw (start Saturday – 11/19/22)
20-25 pounds: 5 days to thaw (start Friday – 11/18/22)
25-30 pounds: 6 days to thaw (start Thursday – 11/17/22)
*No time to thaw in fridge? Scrub down your sink and thaw for 30 minutes in cold water per pound of turkey, changing water every 30 minutes.
It's interesting the cost of turkey through the years. We've been doing this best turkey prices for a bit now, so we took a look back. Here are the best turkey prices over the past few years:
- 2018 – Food Lion – $0.27 / lb (with $25 purchase)
- 2019 – Food Lion – $0.27 / lb (with $25 purchase)
- 2020 – Albertsons, ACME, BJ's, Fareway, HEB, Hy-Vee, Safeway, ShopRite, Winco – FREE with promotion (WOW!)
- 2021 – Meijer – $0.33 / lb
What do you think the best price per pound will be that we see for 2022?!
If you don't want to fuss a lot in the kitchen this year, and you want to make dinner SUPER quick, check out these Instant pot Thanksgiving recipes too.
Once you've gotten your best turkey price and are looking to make your Thanksgiving Planning INCREDIBLY easy, check out our Celebration Menu Planning Made Easy Set.
We have a full section for your Thanksgiving Meal – complete with a grocery list for the whole meal! You'll also get access to a Birthday Meal, Cinco de Mayo, Christmas Goodies, Easter and more 🙂