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The price also depends on where you buy. If you buy an "organic" turkey, that's going to be expensive. I have a friend who buys Kosher turkeys. Those are more expensive, but the flavor is better because I believe they are soaked in salt (brine) solution.
Another thing, my local butcher has significantly better prices on meat than the chain supermarket. It's fresher too.
I'm trying to remember what I paid last year. I think I paid anywhere from $.69 to $.79 per pound for a small bird.
The prices will drop the closer you get to Thanksgiving. However, prices for turkey are good year round.
You don't have to buy a whole turkey. You could buy the parts instead. Turkey breast is the priciest cut. the dark meat is cheaper.
depends what you like.
also, have you ever cooked an entire bird before ?
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This time of year, they are generally cheaper because of the Thanksgiving holiday... so, if you're going to do it, wait until we get a little closer to the holiday. If you have a decent sized freezer, get a couple. :)
It depends on what you buy. A "turkey breast" would probably cost $1.00 to $2.00 per pound. A whole frozen turkey would probably be $.59 to $1.00 per pound. This time of year, coming up on Thanksgiving, turkeys are usually really cheap, as cheap as $.39 per pound. Its a great way to stretch your dollars. Lots of great recipes for turkey. Look for sales at your grocery stores to find the best price. When you consider that turkey breast lunch meat (with all that added sodium) is about $3.50 a pound, a whole turkey is a much cheaper way to go.
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