How to get a free turkey for Thanksgiving 2022
November may have just begun, but Thanksgiving Day 2022 — and its long grocery receipts — will be there in the tremor of a turkey’s tail. Lucky for you, stores like BJ’s, ShopRite, and Safeway are offering special free turkey gifts to help you save money this year.
Buyers can expect a lot higher prices the main attraction on the holiday table this year. The cost of turkeys has suffered a double blow this season: in addition to inflationbird flu outbreaks have dramatically reduced production within the poultry industry.
As slowing production and soaring inflation lead to Food prices 11% higher than last year, Thanksgiving dinner is likely to be more expensive overall for American families. The national average for wholesale whole birds jumped to $1.69 a pound last week, according to a USDA reportcompared to about $1.15 at the same time last year.
Don’t get the holiday blues just yet – many supermarkets can help you save money with deals and promotions for virtually every part of the Thanksgiving meal, including ways to pack a free turkey . Offers may vary by location, and you can also learn about local gifts and pantries for those in financial need via United Way 2-1-1.
We’ve rounded up a cornucopia of the best deals on turkeys and other popular Thanksgiving dinner dishes you can buy to make this high-priced holiday season a little less stressful.
Stores offering free Thanksgiving turkeys
Most promotions and offers are only available to rewards members and limit one per household, and there are minimum purchase requirements to qualify for a free turkey or other offers. We recommend that you check your local grocers before Thanksgiving Day for their weekly flyers on available deals.
Shoppers can earn a free Signature Farms frozen turkey up to 22 pounds when they add the ACME for U digital coupon to their accounts and spend $300 or more. The promotion lasts until November 14.
BJ members who spend $150 in a single transaction through Nov. 10 can get a coupon for a free Butterball whole fresh or frozen turkey. Members will need to create a digital account on BJ’s website or through its app and can use the coupon between November 12 and November 23.
Spend $400 on one or more transactions at Foodtown stores through Nov. 26 and get a free 10-20 pound frozen turkey in return.
Free turkey alternatives include:
- Foodtown turkey breast 4 to 7 pounds
- Stouffer’s Frozen Lasagna
- Cooked Ham (Hock or Soc)
- $10 Foodtown Gift Card
Giant store shoppers can redeem 400 reward points for a free frozen Shady Brooks Farms turkey up to 20 pounds from Nov. 11 through Nov. 24. Rewards points can also be applied to a $1 discount on any other brand of turkey, or grab Tofurky or Stouffer’s Party Size Lasagna as a free alternative.
Get a free Honeysuckle White Turkey when you purchase a Cure 81 ham for $3.99 a pound at Hy-Vee stores through December 13, no limit applied. Each ham you buy will also earn you $0.50 for Fuel Saver cardholders.
Starting now, you can earn 100% cash back on Thanksgiving Basics anytime. participating retailer until November 23 through the Ibotta shopping app. You’ll need to add qualifying offers to your Ibotta account before hitting the aisles, and the maximum cashback value you can earn is $26.99.
To unlock the offer, you need to download the Ibotta app and create a free account, then complete the turkey bonus requiring you to redeem 16 offers by November 18 to earn cash back on a turkey.
Eligible Items and Estimated Cash Back Prizes:
- Turkey Butterball (3 pounds): $14
- Select Bob Evans products: $4 Where Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce (14-ounce can): $2
- Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix (8.5 ounces): $0.65
- McCormick sauce mix (0.87 oz): $1.40
- Kuner green beans (14.5 ounces): $1.50
Safeway is offering a free Honeysuckle White Turkey for $16 when shoppers upload the Just for U digital coupon to their account and spend $160 in a single transaction. The deal began Nov. 2, but Safeway doesn’t say when it ends.
In November, ShopRite shoppers can get a free frozen store brand frozen turkey up to 21 pounds or $1.89 off any fresh or frozen Kosher or Butterball turkey. The main requirement is that you make purchases of $400 with your ShopRite Price Plus Club Card (minimum purchase varies by region). You can spend the $400 all at once or across multiple transactions until November 24.
If you want something other than a free Thanksgiving turkey, you can get a free smoked ham instead, or a roast chicken, Stouffer’s Party Size Lasagna, turkey breast, or a 56-ounce frozen Tofurkey. Here is the full list of gifts available after meeting the spending requirements on your membership card:
- ShopRite Natural Frozen Turkey, up to 21 lbs.
- Save $1.89 per pound on Empire or any brand Kosher, Butterball, Fresh or Frozen Turkey, up to 21 pounds
- ShopRite “A” or Shady Brook frozen turkey, average 6-9 pounds
- Empire Frozen Broiler Chicken, up to 7 pounds
- Stouffer’s Family & Party Size Lasagna, 90-96 ounces
- 56 ounce frozen tofurky
- Gardein Free Herbal Turkish Roast, 35.2 Ounce
- Michael Angelos Appetizers, 26-32 Ounce Pack
Weis is giving away free store-brand frozen turkeys to shoppers who spend $400 in one of multiple deals leading up to Nov. 24. If you don’t like turkey, you can get a free 2.5 pound Tofurky with sauce, Tofurky ham with marinade, Weis vegetable or meat lasagna, or 40 ounce macaroni and cheese
Alternatively, with a minimum purchase of $200, you can get Store Brand Frozen Turkey for $0.59 per pound, Butterball Frozen Turkey for $0.99 per pound, Store Brand Fresh Turkey for 1, $49 a pound and many more. offers.
Other minimum purchase offers of $200:
- Weis antibiotic-free frozen turkey: $1.29 per pound
- Smithfield Spiral Ham: $1.99 per pound
- Weis antibiotic-free fresh turkey: $2.99 per pound
- Empire or David Elliot Kosher Turkey: $2.49 per pound
- Fresh Atlantic salmon fillets: $4.99 per pound