Easy, Affordable Ways to Prepare for Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is the time of year to gather around the table for conversation and food. Whether you’re planning a small or large celebration, preparation for the Thanksgiving feast can get timely and expenses can quickly add up.  To help you save time and money this Thanksgiving, start planning ahead with a few ideas and tips from Dollar General:

Make it a Potluck – If you plan to invite a large group over for Thanksgiving, consider reaching out and making it a potluck. Potlucks can be a great way to get everyone involved, try new dishes and help distribute the time and financial responsibility. Be sure to create a sign-up sheet to avoid repeat dishes and to help you get excited for the upcoming meal!

Shop Ahead – Check weekly ads and digital coupons frequently for discounts on items that will not perish before the big holiday or watch for digital coupons that may give an additional discount on the overall purchase. Also, consider checking ingredients or items already in the pantry that may be used for Thanksgiving before heading to the store.

Create a Budget – Pull together a budget based on how much you would like to spend on each course of the meal. Tracking money may help stay on course with the original budget set. Consider Dollar General’s Shopping List and Cart Calculator tools in the Dollar General App, which help track a running total of items in your basket (including tax) or on your shopping list.  The app also has a feature called Coupon Surfacing that can alert you to available digital coupons for download to further help you stretch your budget. The Dollar General App is available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. 

Look for Additional Savings: Along with keeping an eye on Dollar General weekly ads, consider signing up for Dollar General’s Digital Coupons Program that help provide customers with an easy-to-use platform and digital coupons.  Sign up today by clicking here, by visiting www.dollargeneral.com/coupons or accessing coupons on the Dollar General App. Customers can load coupons to the account and redeem at check out during their next visit! 

Happy Thanksgiving!