The Arkansas Farm Bureau says the average price of a Thanksgiving meal dropped this year, thanks to a decrease in turkey prices, reports the Associated Press.
The bureau’s annual survey finds that a family of 10, on average, will pay $39.61 for a Thanksgiving meal. That’s down from $40.75 from a year ago with much of the decrease attributed to a drop in turkey prices to 85 cents a pound this year compared with $1.04 per pound last year.
The bureau says many retailers are discounting the price of store-brand frozen turkeys to attract more shoppers. The dinner includes turkey, stuffing, fresh cranberries, carrots, celery, green peas, rolls, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and milk. It factors in the cost of onions, eggs, sugar, flour, evaporated milk and butter that are customarily used in a Thanksgiving meal.