Thanksgiving Grocery Price Comparison Shopping in Bellingham

The rising cost of groceries has affected Thanksgiving dinner.

Prices in grocery stores have continued to increase throughout 2022, with food prices 8.2% higher in September 2022 compared to September 2021, and an increase of 0.2% between August and September of this year, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

As the cost of food prices continue to rise, The Bellingham Herald has compared the prices of Thanksgiving staples online and at local stores to find where you can save on your holiday shopping.

From turkey, green bean casserole, stuffing, gravy, and pumpkin pie, here are some of the prices we found in Bellingham grocery stores as of Thursday, November 17:

Turkey

Fred Meyer has a fresh Jennie-O whole hen turkey for $1.47 a pound. That makes a 13-pound turkey about $19.11.

Safeway has frozen whole turkey for $1.79 a pound. That makes a 13-pound turkey about $23.27.

Walmart has frozen Honeysuckle White whole turkey at $1.42 per pound. That makes a 13-pound turkey about $19.94.

Whole Foods Market has frozen whole turkey for $1.49 a pound, and a 13-pound turkey would cost about $19.37.

Haggen has refrigerated whole turkeys for $1.99 a pound. That makes a 13-pound turkey about $25.87.

WinCo Foods has frozen a whole turkey for 98 cents a pound, and a 13-pound turkey would cost about $12.74.

Potatoes

Fred Meyer has red potatoes for $1.49 a pound.

Safeway has red potatoes for $1.69 a pound.

Walmart has 5-pound bags of red potatoes for $2.14, about 42 cents a pound.

Whole Foods Market has red potatoes for $1.29 a pound.

Haggen has baked potatoes for $1.49 a pound.

WinCo Foods has baker potatoes for 78 cents a pound.

Sweet potatoes

Fred Meyer has white sweet potatoes for $1.29 a pound.

Safeway has white sweet potatoes for 37 cents a pound.

Walmart has organic sweet potatoes in the produce section for $4.97 for a three-pack of potatoes.

Whole Foods Market has organic sweet potatoes for $2.39 a pound.

Haggen’s sweet potatoes are $1.99 per pound.

WinCo Foods has sweet potatoes priced at $1.78 per pound.

Green beans

Fred Meyer has fresh green beans for $2.49 a pound.

Safeway’s fresh green beans are $2.99 ​​per pound.

Walmart has fresh green beans for $1.82 per pound.

Whole Foods Market has fresh organic green beans for $2.99 ​​a pound.

Haggen’s fresh green beans are $2.49 per pound.

WinCo Foods Fresh Green Beans are priced at $2.98 per pound.

cranberry sauce, cranberries

Fred Meyer has a 14-ounce can of Kroger cranberry sauce for $1.50 and 12-ounce bags of cranberries for $2.50.

Safeway has a 14-ounce can of cranberry sauce for $2.99 ​​and 12-ounce bags of cranberries for $2.99.

Walmart has Great Value brand cranberry sauce priced at $1.36 for a 14-ounce can, and does not sell fresh cranberries online for the Bellingham location.

Whole Foods Market has 14-ounce cans of organic cranberry sauce for $2.69 and 12-ounce bags of fresh organic cranberries for $2.69.

Haggen has 14-ounce cans of cranberry sauce for $1.79 and 32-ounce bags of cranberries for $5.99.

Winco Foods has 14-ounce cans of Ocean Spray canned cranberry sauce for $1.76 and 12-ounce bags of cranberries for $1.50.

stuffing mix

Fred Meyer has 6-ounce boxes of Kroger Turkey Flavored Stuffing Mix for $1.

Safeway has 6-ounce boxes of Signature Select Turkey Flavored Stuffing Mix for $1.99.

A 6-ounce box of Walmart’s Great Value brand chicken-flavored stuffing mix is ​​88 cents.

Whole Foods Market Organic Multigrain Vegan Stuffing Mix 10 ounces is $2.87.

Haggen has a 6-ounce Signature Select Turkey Flavored Stuffing Mix for $2.29.

WinCo Foods has 6-ounce boxes of turkey-flavored stuffing mix for 88 cents.

sauce mix

Fred Meyer has Kroger turkey gravy mix packets priced at 49 cents per 0.87-ounce packet.

Safeway’s cheapest sauce mix is ​​McCormick Brown Sauce which costs 69 cents for a 0.87-ounce package.

Walmart has Great Value brown sauce mix priced at 40 cents for a 0.87-ounce package.

Whole Foods Market has a package of Simply Organic Turkey Flavored Gravy Mix priced at $1.79 for 0.85 ounces.

Haggen’s Signature Select Brown Gravy Mix is ​​99 cents per 0.87-ounce package.

WinCo Foods has turkey-flavored gravy mix packets for 38 cents per 0.75-ounce packet.

mini marshmallows

Fred Meyer has 10-ounce bags of Kroger Mini Marshmallows for $1.

Safeway has 10-ounce bags of mini marshmallows for $2.29.

Walmart has 10-ounce bags of mini marshmallows for $1.

Whole Foods Market has 10-ounce bags of mini marshmallows for $2.29.

Haggen has 10-ounce bags of mini marshmallows for $2.29.

WinCo Foods has 16-ounce bags of mini marshmallows priced at 98 cents.

Pumpkin cake

Fred Meyer’s Bakery has 10-inch cakes for $8.99.

The Safeway Bakery has 9-inch pumpkin pies for $5.99.

Walmart’s bakery has 10-inch pumpkin pies for $5.94.

Whole Foods Market has a 40-ounce The Village PieMaker brand pumpkin pie for $12.99.

Haggen’s Bakery has 9-inch pumpkin pies for $12.99.

WinCo Foods has 11-inch pumpkin pies for $9.98.

The Most Affordable Thanksgiving Dinner

Here are the shopping list totals for the six local Bellingham stores:

Hagen: $58.18.

Whole Foods Market: $51.36.

Safe Path: $45.26.

Fred Meyer: $39.86.

Walmart: $36.73.

WinCo Foods: $33.76.

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Alyse Messmer-Smith is a service journalism reporter at the Bellingham Herald. If she likes stories like this, please consider supporting our work with a subscription to our newspaper.

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