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10 Money-Saving Green Thanksgiving Tips
*Use Smaller Plates
*Make It A Potluck
*Don't use disposables
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If you can bring yourself to buck tradition and serve something else altogether on Thanksgiving Day, you can load up on Thanksgiving goodies the day AFTER Thanksgiving really cheap. This is a great idea if you want to celebrate Thanksgiving on Saturday.
Speaking of after-Thanksgiving sales, buy a few non-perishable items right after Thanksgiving for next year if you have the pantry space: canned cranberry sauce, stuffing mix and canned corn, for example.
Frozen pies: If you are not much of a baker, you're in luck. Frozen pies usually go on sale around the holidays for more than 50 percent off. One might argue that you could perhaps make a better pie, but you probably can't make a cheaper (or easier) one.
Do a pre-holiday cleaning and fill boxes with clothes, toys and household goods to donate. Yes, it's a nice tax write-off, but this habit also curbs any overconsumption tendencies, even at the grocery store.
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*Buy grocery store flowers vs. florist
*White sheet vs. table cloth. Use runner for color
*Choose a side dish and dessert you can make ahead — and have ingredients that are budget-friendly. Leave only the turkey to cook on the spot, keeping your time in the kitchen to a minimum.
*Pick the turkey size that’s right for your celebration. A good rule of thumb is one pound per person, but you might think about going with a slightly bigger bird for extra leftovers (which will save you on money on meals for days to come).