Where can you find the cheapest turkey and trimmings this year for Christmas dinner? According to Good Housekeeping, you can feed a family of eight for £24.78 at Aldi this Christmas. While the discount grocery store won in the frozen turkey category, both Tesco and Morrisons followed closely behind with a 1p difference from Aldi’s birds.
If you’re looking for a fresh turkey, then be sure to check out Tesco, which has the cheapest fresh bird at £10.
Overall, the price for Christmas dinner has gone down this year by about 8 percent, from an average of £24.90 in 2018 to £22.85 this year.
According to Good Housekeeping, almost all of the Christmas dinner staples have gone down in price this year, aside from carrots and Christmas cake.
Caroline Bloor, consumer affairs director at Good Housekeeping said, “Consumer loyalty is no longer set in stone when it comes to shopping at one supermarket.
“In a time of economic challenges, consumers want to get as much bang for their buck as possible, and the supermarkets know this, which is keeping prices as low as possible to ensure maximum foot fall is a key priority for them.”
George Wright, commercial director at M&S Food said, “Where M&S Food really competes is on delivering remarkable value; even when our price is a little higher, customers can be confident they are getting outstanding quality food with industry leading sourcing standards.
“Over the last year we have invested in shaper prices on hundreds of our most popular products – so it’s great to see our fresh product top the best price list in three areas (carrots, parsnips and sprouts).”
Back to turkeys, while you may find great prices at the top retailers, be sure and check out bird prices at independent grocery retailers and even at the local butcher. In these types of shops, you’re more likely to find locally sourced turkeys, which have had better lives on farms dedicated to higher standards of animal welfare.
In addition, when shopping for all your Christmas dinner ingredients, don’t forget to compare prices. Make use of sales, discounts, vouchers and loyalty programs to help keep your Christmas dinner a little cheaper this year.