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Wanted to see others opinions

Discussion in 'Thanksgiving' started by christmas87, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. christmas87

    christmas87 Santa Clausologist MMC Lifer

    I wanted to get other people's opinion on the matter when it comes to spending a certain amount at a store and getting a free turkey, ham etc. I do this every year at shoprite when you spend 400 dollars by thanksgiving they give you a free turkey. Do you think it's worth spending 400 dollars for a free turkey or as my wife would say buying a 400 dollar turkey lol.
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  2. MerryCarey

    MerryCarey A Voice from the North MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Louann Jeffries Award Kringle Radio DJ

    Depends ... if you spend $400 there JUST to get a turkey, it's not a bargain.
    If you're in a position where you'd be spending the $400 there anyway, regardless of the turkey offer, the turkey is a freebie.
  3. Minta

    Minta Charles Dickens' Editor MMC Lifer Christmas Crew

    Do have Acme near you? If so you may want to check them out .. the last few years they have had a coupon in their circular for a free turkey if you spent $100 or more in one shopping trip and it looks like they will doing that again. Last year I was able to get 2 free turkeys that way and plan on doing that again this year.
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  4. Holiday

    Holiday North Pole Resident MMC Lifer Alum

    I spend WAY over $400 in our grocery store in a year - probably spend more that in a month sometimes! And they don't offer a free turkey, so sounds like a freebie to me! :)
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  5. NutcrackerGeek

    NutcrackerGeek Twinkle Light Checker Merry Forums Member

    Yeah, I'd say buy $400 worth of stuff you'd buy anyway, and then get the free turkey.
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  6. Contented

    Contented Sugar Cookie Tester MMC Lifer Christmas Talk Alum

    First and always I would look around to see which grocery store has the best sale on turkeys and ham.Even look at grocery stores in nearby towns.Just recently I drove 20 min. to a near by town and bought 4 hams at 99 cents a pound.The largest one cost me a mere $9.00.I brought them home and put them in the freezer until a time I need one.It always pays for me when I check around.
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  7. StarBears55

    StarBears55 Snowman Engineer MMC Lifer

    I agree with this.
  8. christmas87

    christmas87 Santa Clausologist MMC Lifer

    No but I wish I did. That is a good deal. I think the closest one I think is in Pennsylvania I remember always seeing one when I went to the pocanos when I was little.

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  9. christmas87

    christmas87 Santa Clausologist MMC Lifer

    That is a smart and good idea. 20 min isn't that far if it's a sale like that. That's about how far I would have to drive from where I live to someplace like sams club. I might see about doing that tho.

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  10. tyreejames

    tyreejames Reindeer Pooper Scooper Merry Forums Member

    I used to always qualify back when the limit was $250. I haven’t qualified once shE they raised it to $400; I shop at multiple stores over the course of the month to get the most bang for my buck. We definitely spend more than $400 per month on groceries but we aren’t spending it all at Shop-Rite.

    We aren’t a turkey family either so we would usually opt for the giant frozen lasagna.
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  11. christmas87

    christmas87 Santa Clausologist MMC Lifer

    I agree with you. I mean I try not to spend it all at shoprite since sometimes other stores have better sales then them but my wife says just to do it at one store for the turkey. But to tell you the truth id rather get the frozen stoffers lasagna. And yea now that I think of it it use to be 250 until they raised it to 400.

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  12. novelist

    novelist Santa's Sleigh Designer MMC Lifer

    Since the promotion at ShopRite is usually only for a month or so, I never spend 400.00 to get a free anything. LOL! With that said, if you are going to shop there anyway then yes, it is worth it. I do most of our shopping at Aldi, but l run into ShopRite for sale items, or for whatever I can't find at Aldi
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  13. Holiday

    Holiday North Pole Resident MMC Lifer Alum

    I ended up buying 1 for $.79/pound & another for $.88/pound. I decided on a second one at a later date! Figured I might as well pick them up while they're cheaper!

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