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Paul Nelson, KSL NewsradioOne man says he can feed a large group of people for Thanksgiving for a price that may seem too good to be true. I put the claim to the test.
I know a guy who says he can teach you how to buy a complete Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people for $10. Was I the only one who doubted this? I asked shoppers at the Harmon's in Taylorsville.
"Ten people for 10 bucks, do you think that's true?" I asked.
One woman said, "No, I don't think that's true."
"You doubt it, too?" I asked.
"Yes," she answered.
"I totally doubt the guy," I admitted.
Others say it's definitely possible -- maybe.
Another woman said, "[You could] probably figure it out if you work hard at it."
I would probably dismiss anyone who claimed they could do it. However, the guy in question is The Grocery Guru, Ken Rosebury, who happens to have a show here on KSL News Radio Saturday mornings. Enough cross promotion. So, what kind of Thanksgiving dinner are we talking about, some slivers of baby carrots and some tofurkey?
"[You can get] Thanksgiving turkey, the stuffing, the potatoes, the yams, all your salads to go along with it, rolls with real butter [and] homemade pumpkin pie with real whip cream," Rosebury said.
You see why I'm a skeptic.
"That can't happen," I told him.
"It can happen in any store," Rosebury insisted.
"Ken, it can not happen," I argued.
"Let's just go through and I'll just tell you how it can work," he said.
Ken says you will have to buy these items while you buy other things.
"You couldn't just come in off the wall and pick your complete Thanksgiving meal for less than $10 without making your weekly regular shop at the same time," he explained.
Plus, he says you can't do it now. You have to wait for what he calls "The Turkey Wars."
"Albertson's will start turkey wars, and they'll run their turkeys for $0.38 per pound when you spend $25 or more," Rosebury said.
He says Associated Foods will have a similar offer. But what about Smith's?
"They will have their turkeys, up to 14 pounds for five dollars and a 20-pound turkey for $7," he said.
He says Smith's sent out a customer appreciation card with coupons that could basically make your turkey free. Albertson's will give a $10 off coupon if you buy a certain amount of Proctor and Gamble products. Associated Foods has a deal, too.
"Every time you spend so much money you earn a turkey voucher," Rosebury said.
But, he says, don't spend it until turkey wars, which start a week from Sunday. Plus, everything related to Thanksgiving will be cheaper then. With coupons you can find in newspapers, stuffing could be around $0.65, potatoes at about $2, and pies could be around $1.50.