Sunday, November 22, 2009

Walmart's $20 Thanksgiving Meal for 8 and Gift Card Giveaway




With Thanksgiving less than a week away, I've already begun my preparations. This year I'm hosting not one but TWO Thanksgiving dinners in my home. That's a lot of turkey! I'm hoping my meals will turn out as delicious as the feasts my mom has always prepared. Both my grandmother and mother are talented cooks and bakers, so I have some big shoes to fill. Thanksgiving is truly a special holiday for us filled with wonderful traditions. Usually we watch the Macy's Thanksgiving parade and a little football. We gather together and give thanks for all of our blessings. And of course there is the food: the turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls, cranberry sauce and numerous pies and treats.

This year Walmart wants to help families serve up delicious holiday meals without the worry of overspending their budget. They've rolled back their food prices and have announced that consumers can prepare a Thanksgiving dinner for as low as $20. According to their website, the scrumptious $20 feast includes the following (see http://connect.walmart.com/holidaymeals/ for complete details):

* One 12-pound Grade A turkey
* Three 11 to 15.5-ounce cans Green Giant vegetables
* Two 14-ounce cans Ocean Spray cranberry sauce
* Three 6-ounce boxes of Stove Top stuffing
* One 5-pound bag of red potatoes
* One 12-count package of Sara Lee dinner rolls
* One 22-ounce pumpkin roll cake

I've seen some great food deals advertised this week, so I'm sure that I'll be able to save quite a bit of money on my grocery bill with some frugal shopping. I'm a regular user of Walmart's Ad Match policy where they match local competitor's prices. I've also spotted quite a few coupon deals on the following websites:

Campbell's Soups and French’s® French Fried Onions
Libby's Vegetables
Pillsbury/Green Giant/Progresso

By the way, after browsing Walmart's website, I noticed they have a Food & Recipe center. Who knew? After a quick search I discovered several Turkey recipes including, Apricot-Onion Roasted Turkey, Brined Hickory Turkey, and Lemon-Herb Turkey Roast. This holiday season the site will also post some great recipes from the Food Network’s Melissa d’Arabians.

And don't forget those photos with Santa. Last year our local Walmart had a couple special days when Santa visited and they gave out free photos with Santa. I took my daughter and was very pleased with the results. You can bet we'll go back this year!


Thanks to Walmart and Mom Central, I'm giving away two (2) $30 Walmart Giftcards to Brimful Curiosities readers to help make your holidays a little brighter. 2 WINNERS!

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“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Walmart. In addition, I received a $30 Walmart gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate, and I will donate the gift card to our local food pantry. I also received two $30 gift cards to offer as a giveaway. (View my full disclosure statement for more information about my reviews.)”

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Cathy Herard said...

I love preparing a plate of cookies, milk and carrots for Santa and the reindeer. so much fun for the kids!

tina reynolds said...

my favotite holiday traditions are for thanksgiving we have a book we each right a little section in each year on what your thankful for and were we are in life, for christmas it is putting up the christmas tree and making sugar cookies, thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack2gmail.com

Life More Simply said...

Giving new jammies to my daughter on Christmas Eve! I love Christmas. :-D


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Thanks!

Julie said...

Family members get together and have a Christmas Cookie making day....

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Kim said...

My favorite holiday tradition means that much more now that I live 13 hours away from my family. Every year all of the women in our family get together to bake cookies. Everyone brings some ingredients, and containers to take cookies home in. We bake all day and split up the cookies at the end. So much fun!

maxfate said...

On Thanksgiving weekend we round up items to give to the City Rescue Mission. It's nice to have the kids involved, and it reminds us of all we have to be thankful for.

mframe said...

My favorite holiday tradition is making homemade gifts for everyone in the family.

Andrea B said...

My fave tradition is getting together with family every year for good food and conversation.
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Bebemiqui said...

We spend Christmas Eve driving around looking at Christmas lights!
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lace said...

my favorite holiday tradition is playing board games with the entire family.

Carolyn G said...

Every year we pull out my granny's old turkey platter. It is so beautiful and it reminds me of her.

Kristi said...

As crazy as this sounds, I think my favorite holiday tradition is one that we just started this year. We took the boys out to chop down our own real Christmas tree for the first time and I am actually already looking forward to doing it again next year. Definitely going to go down as my favorite tradition.

Katie said...

We always do a huge Christmas brunch. Way over the top and fabulous because I'm lucky enough to have a chef as my stepdad!
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LindaW said...

My favorite holiday tradition growing up was mom and dad hiding our stockings. This was their way of getting sleep-in time. We would scurry around the house for hours searching. Various years we found stockings...behind a shelf full of books all moved slightly forward...laying on the metal supports up above the basement's hanging ceiling...hanging from a wire down inside the fireplace's side vents... at the bottom of a filled chest freezer...quadruple ziplocked in the tank of the toilet... wedged between the drum and front panel of a top loading washing machine... and (finally) underneath the two foot tall wooden box the fully decorated Christmas tree was sitting on. Ah, those were the days!

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CherylS22 said...

I print most of my coupons from Coupon.com. I just got one for $1 off 2 bags of M&Ms. Thanks!

Jessca said...

My daughter and I make green bean casserole together every year

Tara said...

My favorite tradition is opening one present on Christmas Eve..and then Christmas Day we read the Christmas Story in Luke..then eat junk all day and open gifts :)

Thank you :)
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Fionen said...

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to bake and decorate sugar cookies with my mom and siblings. Everybody gets really creative and the cookies are the best.

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Anonymous said...

My favorite holiday tradition is our annual Christmas Eve dinner at my husband's mom's house. She makes Christmas a beautiful and incredibly tasty affair!

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