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What Are Local Turkey Prices This Thanksgiving?

If you have not bought a Thanksgiving turkey yet, take a look at the local turkey prices as Thanksgiving approaches.

Turkey prices range from 59 cents to $2.99 per pound this week at the grocery stores in Danvers and nearby.

Here's a sampling of turkey prices (per pound) at Hannaford, Market Basket, McKinnon's, Shaw's, Stop and Stop and Trader Joe's.

In addition to the brands and prices listed in the chart, some other turkeys available include fresh Chef Master for $1.99 and fresh Plainville for $2.99 per pound at McKinnon's.

At Shaw's, fresh Wild Harvest turkeys are $2.99 per pound or $2.49 with a card, fresh Jennie-O for $1.39 or 99 cents with a card and frozen Honeysuckle for $1.19 or 69 cents with a card.

At Stop and Shop, Nature's Promise is $2.59 per pound or $2.29 with a card. A fresh Stop and Shop turkey is $1.29 per pound and a frozen Stop and Shop turkey is 59 cents per pound. A frozen Shady Brook is $1.49 or 59 cents with a card.

Hannaford has frozen Marval for 49 cents per pound and Hannaford brand for 69 cents per pound.

Trader Joe's, which is not included in the chart, sells fresh turkeys for $1.99 per pound and Kosher turkeys for $2.49 per pound.

All prices listed in the chart are per pound.

Frozen Butterball Fresh Butterball Fresh Bell & Evans Fresh Shady Brook Farms Market Basket 99 cents N/A N/A 79 cents Stop and Shop $1.79/$1.19 with card $1.99/$1.49 with card N/A N/A Shaw's $1.39/$1.29 with card $1.59 $3.29/$2.99 with card $1.39/99 cents with card Hannaford N/A
$1.29 N/A 79 cents McKinnon's N/A $1.39 N/A N/A

Both Shaw's and Stop and Shop advertise they will match competitor's prices.

"We will match any competitor's turkey coupon or advertised price," according to Stop and Shop's advertisement.

"We will not be undersold on turkeys," said Shaw's advertisement. "We'll match any competitors price."

Some of the prices listed here require a minimum purchases and quantities could be limited. There are also other brands available that are not listed at some stores. 

Expect turkey prices to be slightly higher this year, reports the American Farm Bureau Federation, rising from $21.57 to $22.23 for the average 16-pound turkey. The 66-cent price increase is attributed to a slight rise in demand, rather than a supply shortage.

For most American families, the turkey remains the main attraction and most expensive part of the meal, according to the AFBF.

Have you bought your turkey yet? Where did you get it? If you still plan to buy a turkey, where will you get it? Tell us in the comments.

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