The Bargain I Had to Pass On

United States
November 19, 2017 5:47am CST
Our local Hannaford's had turkeys on sale. Normally I will buy 2 of them when they go on sale. One for Thanksgiving, and one for Christmas. At 38 cents a pound, that is a great buy. However, I passed on the turkeys yesterday. When I finally got to the store they only had turkeys that weighed 22 pounds and up! I normally buy a turkey that is 12-15 pounds total. There will only be 4 adults and one child here for Thanksgiving dinner. We will have a crowd to feed at Christmas, but I also serve ham at that meal. Twenty-two pounds of turkey is way too much for us. Yes, I could always freeze the leftover meat and send some home with my girls, but even still, that is way too much. So, after this post, I am getting ready to go out the door to go back to Hannaford this morning. They were getting another shipment last night. Hopefully they will have a couple of 12-15 pound turkeys in stock. Would you pass buy a bargain if it were way too much for your needs or go ahead and purchase it anyway?
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@JolietJake (48437)
• Olney, Illinois
19 Nov
I think 22 pounds would be too much for me 'n Scar even I might buy 'bulk' if I had a chest freezer, but I just have the top one on my fridge
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• United States
19 Nov
We have a chest freezer and whenever I find a good buy, I'll buy a little more to put in the freezer. My nephew gave us quite a bit of venison and it is loaded up pretty good right now.
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@marlina (69987)
• Canada
19 Nov
I would pass on the bargains if it was too much for us.
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• United States
20 Nov
There is no sense in buying something that you really can't use.
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@AmbiePam (47841)
• United States
19 Nov
I would pass on it. I just don't want to mess with the extra.
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• United States
19 Nov
I should have bought the 22 pounder for Christmas. We are feeding a crowd.
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@LadyDuck (141563)
• Switzerland
19 Nov
I would have surely passed. The few times I bought a turkey for Christmas the weight was never more than 8 pounds. We have smaller turkeys here and only three of us in the family like turkey meat.
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• United States
20 Nov
My family loves turkey. If I don't serve it at both Thanksgiving and Christmas they get upset. My husband would be perfectly happy with just ham. I told him that we have ham quite a bit and he can suffer with having turkey for Thanksgiving.
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@LadyDuck (141563)
• Switzerland
20 Nov
@ElusiveButterfly My husband is the only one who really like turkey, I eat turkey, but there are plenty of things that I prefer to it.
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• United States
21 Nov
@LadyDuck My husband will eat mostly the skin and dark meat.
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@Happy2BeMe (71975)
• Canada
19 Nov
I would on it too. Hope you the right size turkey today.
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• United States
20 Nov
Laurel, I was able to get 2 turkeys that were just the right size for me. I plan on going back to get one more for my daughter to take home with her.
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@Happy2BeMe (71975)
• Canada
20 Nov
@ElusiveButterfly that is a good idea. Glad you got two.
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• United States
21 Nov
@Happy2BeMe I can't wait for Thursday! Love a good turkey dinner.
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@jaboUK (52739)
• United Kingdom
19 Nov
It's not a bargain if you have to throw half of it away. I hope you get the size you want.
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• United States
20 Nov
I was fortunate to find 2 of the right size. If I had waited til the afternoon there would have only been the larger size turkeys. The smaller ones go fast.
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@jaboUK (52739)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov
@ElusiveButterfly Just wondering about price comparison - I bought a frozen turkey yesterday which is just under 10 pounds, and it cost me £14 (about $18). Would yours be a similar price?
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• United States
21 Nov
@jaboUK I paid less than $6 (4.53 British pound) for a 12-15 pound turkey.
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@YrNemo (10426)
20 Nov
I was supposed to get something yesterday while going shopping. I remember vaguely the price was very good, and normally I would grab the item. BUT since I was supposed to be an escort for my young relative (and God knows what she would expect me to help carrying), so I didn't get that item at all. Funny, my mind just gets blank right now. Guess that item is not too important after all.
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• United States
20 Nov
I brought a list with me so I would remember what to get. I left the list in the car. Because it was raining, I didn't go back to retrieve it. Somehow I managed to get everything that was on my list.
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@YrNemo (10426)
20 Nov
@ElusiveButterfly I often write the most important items on my left palm. (Most often, I forgot and washed it off long before the shopping trip !)
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• United States
21 Nov
@YrNemo haven't resorted to that yet! I do send myself a message on my phone!
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@just4him (106671)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Nov
I would have passed. I need to get a turkey yet for Thanksgiving. I'm going to my sister's but I'm having my boys on Saturday.
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• United States
20 Nov
Even if I were invited to dinner I would have made a turkey for us on another day. One year I didn't bother making a turkey and was disappointed that I didn't.
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@just4him (106671)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Nov
@ElusiveButterfly I got my turkey this morning. I was hoping for a smaller bird, but the smallest they had was 13 pounds. There might be four of us to eat dinner on either Friday or Saturday.
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• United States
21 Nov
@just4him at least you will have plenty of leftovers to make other dishes with.
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@JudyEv (115606)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Nov
I'd pass. That is an awful lot of turkey to get rid of.
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• United States
20 Nov
Even with all of us getting together at Christmas I wouldn't buy a huge bird. We also have ham and with that and a small turkey there is plenty to go around.
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@JudyEv (115606)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Nov
@ElusiveButterfly Sometimes there are so many leftovers after Christmas that you really do get sick of them.
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• United States
21 Nov
@JudyEv that is why I send a lot of the food home with my children. They enjoy the leftovers more than I do.
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@silvermist (18078)
• India
19 Nov
Definitely,I will pass it.Not comfortable buying too much and saving it for days.
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• United States
19 Nov
I could make soup, sandwiches, and other casseroles with it, but I like variety for our meals and would be bored with it eventually.
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@silvermist (18078)
• India
19 Nov
@ElusiveButterfly Yes,just imagine,Turkey soup,Turkey sandwich,Turkey Casseroles,Turkey salad...
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• United States
20 Nov
@silvermist yeah, I could deal with it because it is a favorite of mine. My husband wouldn't care for it as much.
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@allen0187 (31029)
• Philippines
20 Nov
I've passed on some bargains of things that I want but not necessarily need.
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• United States
20 Nov
Better to pass on them than to let them spoil.
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@allen0187 (31029)
• Philippines
20 Nov
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@Courtlynn (65005)
• United States
19 Nov
I'd pass, always do. We only buy 10-15 pounders.
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• United States
20 Nov
There were a few to choose from yesterday and I bought 2 of them.
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@Courtlynn (65005)
• United States
20 Nov
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@Srbageldog (7652)
• United States
20 Nov
I guess it would depend on how much it would wind up costing. A 12 lb turkey at 38 cents a pound would be a lot cheaper than a 22 lb turkey. I also have a small freezer, although I could always send leftovers to family, so having too much wouldn't be too big of an issue for me, although I would worry about it going bad before I got around to using it all.
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• United States
20 Nov
I usually make soup the next day from the leftovers. I bring turkey sandwiches with me for lunch the next day and freeze some for sandwiches for later use. Turkey ala King is on the menu later in the week. We have leftovers the next day. Then I freeze the remainder of it so I can use it for other things. I will send more than half of it home with my daughters.
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@GardenGerty (95625)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Nov
I would probably get it. We would eat a lot of turkey. The one I cooked today was only sixteen pounds, though.
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• United States
20 Nov
I went back to the store yesterday morning and picked up 2 turkeys. Glad that I went when I did. There were only a few 12-15 pounders left to choose from. I will probably go back and pick one up for my daughter so she can have one for home.
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@Platespinner (16791)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
19 Nov
I usually buy the biggest turkey I can find out of the on-sale bin. My husband will smoke the turkey and both he and my son LOVE turkey leftovers.
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• United States
20 Nov
In your case it wouldn't go to waste. If my husband liked turkey as much as I do it would be okay. He will be a grouch if I serve it more than twice after the actual dinner.
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@shivamani10 (11135)
• Hyderabad, India
19 Nov
Pass on the bargain is sometimes good. It gives others also a chance to purchase something they need.
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• United States
20 Nov
That is a good way of thinking as well. I am sure that there were others looking for that large of a turkey.
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• United States
19 Nov
That is a lot of turkey ..hope you can find a smaller one then Elusive
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• United States
20 Nov
OT, there were a few smaller turkeys at the store yesterday morning. I managed to get there before 8:30. Glad that I went when I did. The freezer area was surrounded by happy shoppers looking for their Thanksgiving bird.
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@Juliaacv (27830)
• Canada
19 Nov
I don't buy more then I need. I like some leftovers too, but not too much, that's wasteful as it only lasts for so long even frozen. I actually found our Christmas turkey right after Thanksgiving when they had the smaller ones out that didn't sell. So its patiently waiting in the deep freezer to meet the roasting pan next month. I hope that you find the right sized bird today.
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• United States
20 Nov
I did find 2 turkeys that were of appropriate size for us. Glad I went when I did though because the store was packed even at that early hour.
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@xiaolisu (1751)
• Shenyang, China
19 Nov
I don't buy food over my need sometime i have to buy much i think it's a waste
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• United States
20 Nov
I would rather purchase only what I need. That is unless I will use it soon and it won't spoil.
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@TRBRocks420 (70962)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Nov
Hope you will find the perfect turkey's.
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• United States
20 Nov
Thanks TR! I did find 2 that were just right for me.
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