Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Dinner Cheaper This Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Here’s something to be thankful for: Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) dinner costs less this year.

According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, the price of a classic Thanksgiving dinner dropped 4 percent this year.

The average cost of a feast for 10 is $42.91, a $1.70 decrease from last year’s $44.61 pricetag.

Factored into the grand total are items like turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a tray of carrots and celery, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, coffee, and milk.

The pride of Thanksgiving – the turkey – is $.44 cheaper than it was last year. Milk is down $.92, the largest contributor to the overall cost decrease.

Whipped cream, rolls, and cranberries also cost less, while the price of green peas and sweet potatoes remain the same.

Though the rollback is much needed, the cost of Thanksgiving dinner isn’t nearly as cheap as it was when the annual survey first began in 1986.

Back then, a Turkey Day feast only set families back $28.74.

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