Plan a Budget Friendly Thanksgiving

November 13, 2017
From the turkey to the trimmings and everything in between, Thanksgiving preparation expenses can accumulate quickly. Dollar General is here to help customers determine what they need to host a special holiday meal for family and friends while staying on a mindful and easy budget.
Tips to host on a budget:
  • Go Potluck! The host can take care of the turkey breasts, which are cheaper and faster than choosing the whole turkey, and guests can contribute their favorite side dish or dessert. This is a great way to save and is a fun way to get everyone involved in the party. Create a handy potluck planner chart to keep track of who is bringing what item too avoid multiples of the same dish.
  • Have a themed beverage. Creating a Pumpkin Punch or Cranberry seltzer not only saves money, but it is a great conversation starter.
  • Shop in advance. This will take some time, but start planning your list a few weeks before Thanksgiving. Pay attention to weekly ads and consider buying non-perishables off peak and save big. Sign up for Dollar General Digital Coupons at to redeem hundreds of coupons instantly at checkout using your mobile number to save even more.
  • Shop smart! Download store and coupon apps and use tools like a meal calculator that calculates how much food will be needed for the party. This will help avoid wasting money on uneaten food.Leftovers! It is impossible not have a big Thanksgiving feast without having leftovers. Put those leftovers to good use by turning them into a delicious casserole or the beloved turkey sandwich. For holiday meal ideas, visit Dollar General Easy Meals
Thanksgiving doesn’t have to strain the bank account or stress out the host. With smart planning and a head start, everyone will be thankful for Thanksgiving this time around. 

About Dollar General Corporation 

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.  Learn more at

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