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Old 11-05-2008, 09:26 PM   #11
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here they have a deal, spend $100 dollars and get a free turkey. i never have room for it in the freezer. if you wait til last minute, there is a chance they won't have any. my son and various other members of the family get free turkeys from their jobs.when i have thanksgiving we use that and i buy a ham. i am not cooking this year. it bores me and they eat and then run to various in laws for another dinner. i am tired of making all the food, then not even be able to visit with them. plus last couple years i have gotten to tired and needed several days to rest up.

do i sound like a scrooge? probably, but i see it as just a reality
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Old 11-08-2008, 10:24 PM   #12
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here they have a deal, spend $100 dollars and get a free turkey. i never have room for it in the freezer. if you wait til last minute, there is a chance they won't have any. my son and various other members of the family get free turkeys from their jobs.when i have thanksgiving we use that and i buy a ham. i am not cooking this year. it bores me and they eat and then run to various in laws for another dinner. i am tired of making all the food, then not even be able to visit with them. plus last couple years i have gotten to tired and needed several days to rest up.

do i sound like a scrooge? probably, but i see it as just a reality
You don't sound like a scrooge. I can understand the hassle and the tiredness.
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:38 PM   #13
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ordered a turkey from vons today for 3.88 cents. gonna thaw and cook it when it gets here then freeze most of it for after the holidays. to good of a price to let it go. i see sandwichs, both hot and cold, soup, a some main dishs in my future. thanks lady, i guess it is just part of getting old.
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:39 AM   #14
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I doubt ours does, but I think work gives turkeys to the employees - that will be nice. :-)
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:10 AM   #15
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we have the same deal. 300 bucks to get a free turkey, ham, or lasagna.
i've found if you wait until the last minute to redeem it, you often can get a 20+ pound turkey. i don't know why they hold on to the bigger birds and offer the 14 or 15 pounders first.

one year, my wife got one using a shopper's discount card registered to her maiden name, and i got one, and my mil got one since we did her shopping for her, using her card. we had one for thanksgiving, one for christmas, and the last in january.

i was glad that i didn't see another turkey until the following november.
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