I’m a bargain hunter – my Walmart hack got me a Thanksgiving meal for $2, the five items I bought… – The US Sun

THERE’S a way to score many of your Thanksgiving meal items for just $1.69, and all it requires you to do is take advantage of Walmart’s deals and the Ibotta cashback program, one TikToker has revealed.

TikToker CouponingLifestyle, otherwise known as Julie, is known for regular content on product deals at local stores.

TikToker CouponingLifestyle showed you can score Thanksgiving meal ingredients for just $1.69


TikToker CouponingLifestyle showed you can score Thanksgiving meal ingredients for just $1.69Credit: TikTok

Recently, she showed a nearly unbelievable deal for viewers to secure Thanksgiving meal ingredients cheaply.

In fact, with the help of Walmart and the cashback program Ibotta, Julie said she was able to buy a full Thanksgiving dinner for her family at just $1.69.

The Ibotta platform gives users up to 30 percent cash back at thousands of top retailers, and Walmart is one of them.

Walmart also recently announced it would be offering essential Thanksgiving ingredients at the same prices as last year – meaning shoppers would be able to buy their meals without the impact of record high inflation rates.

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This created the perfect storm for Julie to get her Thanksgiving meal for so cheap, but she gave her followers an up close and personal look at the way she scored the deals.

In her cart

First, she grabbed a Butterball fully cooked turkey breast for $16.64 at Walmart. 

Ibotta gave her $14 back for the purchase, significantly lowering the cost of the Thanksgiving staple.

Next up, Julie made sure to put a can of jellied cranberry sauce in her cart.

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This initially cost $1.76, but with Ibotta, Julie earned $2 back.

Julie’s Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete with cornbread, so she added Jiffy’s cornbread mix to her cart for 52 cents.

With Ibotta, she was able to get 65 cents cashback.

To accompany her turkey, Julie also needed gravy.

She bought McCormick’s turkey gravy for $1.34 and then got $1.40 back in Ibotta cash.

On the side, not really as any specific Thanksgiving treat, Julie showed she also purchased two Lays Cheddar Stax for $1.48.

On these purchases, Ibotta supplied $3.48 back.

This made Julie’s total out-of-pocket price for her Thanksgiving meal $23.22.

However, when you consider the cashback she received on all items collectively ($21.53), Julie only spent $1.69.

All you need to do to get the same deals on Ibotta is tap the rewards you want to score and upload a receipt.

Stores offering Thanksgiving deals

Along with Walmart’s anti-inflation prices for Thanksgiving items this year, many other bargain retailers have followed suit and offered their own special deals to help keep your turkey dinner affordable.

In fact, nine major stores have elected to give away entire turkeys for free if shoppers use specific coupons or store hacks.

These stores include Acme Markets, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Foodtown, Giant, Hy-vee, Safeway, Shoprite and Weis Markets (alongside Ibotta).

Kroger is offering a Thanksgiving meal priced at $5 per person, and these deals include: turkey, rolls, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, corn, mac and cheese, pumpkin pie, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce.

Target is likewise selling six items for $25 to help you with your Thanksgiving meal, including turkey breast (five to nine pounds), stuffing mix, russet potatoes, corn, gravy and cranberry sauce.

Lidl has also joined the train for affordable Thanksgiving meals this year, offering an entire Thanksgiving basket to feed 10 people for just $30.

This will include:

  • A 13 pound frozen turkey
  • Pumpkin pie mix – 30 oz
  • Two pie crusts
  • One gallon of whole milk
  • One stalk of celery
  • Baby carrots – 16 oz
  • Sweet peas – 16 oz
  • Fresh cranberries – 12 oz
  • Three pound bag of sweet potatoes
  • One pint of heavy whipping cream
  • Three boxes of turkey stuffing mix – 18 oz
  • Hawaiian Sweet Rolls – 12 count
  • Green bean casserole
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Corn
  • Mac & cheese
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Stuffing
  • Gravy
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Cranberry sauce

Meanwhile, Aldi is selling Thanksgiving staples at 2019 levels.

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