When Is The Worst Day To Shop For Thanksgiving Dinner

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If the Holiday's have you stressed out, and you want to make it LESS stressful Thanksgiving this year. We it turns out it all starts with hitting the store at the right time. So much prep work for Thanksgiving is already stressful, so having a solid strategy can help you have a smooth, successful dinner and knowing when to shop is the first step.

According to the book “Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America,” there’s one day we should avoid going to the supermarket to buy the fixings for the turkey dinner. It seems the Tuesday before Thanksgiving is the absolute worst day for grocery shopping for a turkey and everything that goes with it. This year, that day is Tuesday, November 26th.

The book explains that everyone thinks Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, is the worst day to shop, so they try and beat the crowds by going on Tuesday the week of. Some still wait till Wednesday to stock up for turkey day, but you risk missing out on some of the best dinner options being gone already. So when is the best time to go grocery shopping for Thanksgiving?? A week or so before Turkey Day, if not earlier


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