We research all brands listed and may earn a fee from our partners. Research and financial considerations may influence how brands are displayed. Not all brands are included. Learn more.

Originally Published: Nov 12, 2018
Originally Published: Nov 12, 2018 Last Updated: Nov 14, 2018 6 min read
Man serving turkey dish at table
Maren Caruso—Getty Images

Attention shoppers: With a little over a week before Thanksgiving 2018, grocery stores are rolling out deals on just about every appetizer, side, main course, and dessert that could be part of your Thanksgiving feast. Of course, these special promotions include amazing deals on turkeys.

The Thanksgiving holiday is a huge sales event for supermarkets, and one particular deal always helps stores bring in crowds of shoppers: free turkeys. Even if grocery stores aren't offering free turkeys for Thanksgiving, the odds are they have big discounts right now — like turkey deals for less than $1 a pound.

To make your Thanksgiving shopping trips easier, we've rounded up the best turkey deals from more than a dozen major supermarkets below, including Safeway, ShopRite, Publix, Kroger, and Stop & Shop.

Generally speaking, you'll need to be a member of the store's rewards program to get a free turkey or snag the best deals. In some cases, there are minimum purchase requirements that must be met before you can get a free turkey, and shoppers are often limited by how many cheap or free turkeys they're allowed to get during the special promotional period.

Promotions vary from location to location too, so check your local store's weekly circular for all the details. Happy Thanksgiving!

Where to Get a Free Turkey for Thanksgiving 2018

Acme Markets

Use the coupon in your local Acme's weekly circular, and you can get a free turkey — specifically, a frozen Signature Farms or Jennie-O turkey averaging 10 to 22 pounds — when you spend at least $100 in a single transaction, now through Nov. 15.


At Safeway supermarkets, you can earn a free turkey up to 16 pounds by downloading the special "Free Turkey Offer" in the Safeway "Just for U" app and spending at least $100 in a single transaction — anytime through Nov. 17.


Members of the ShopRite Price Plus loyalty club who spend the required amount — a total of $300 or so — at ShopRite between Oct. 14 and Nov. 22 can get a free turkey. Shoppers who hit the spending requirement must redeem the offer by November, and they can select a ShopRite frozen turkey up to 21 pounds or other items like a Cook’s Shank Half Smoked Ham or Stouffer’s Party Size Lasagna, for free.


You can get a free Honeysuckle white frozen turkey at Hy-Vee with the purchase of a 10- to 14-pound Hormel Cure 81 Ham, now through Nov. 22.


Now through Nov. 22, you can trade in 400 Gas Extra Reward Points at Giant stores for a free turkey (Giant brand up to 20 pounds) or $1 off per pound on any other brand turkey. Loyalty members generally earn 1 point per $1 spent at Giant, and all purchases made between Oct. 12 to Nov. 22 count toward your total. Here's all the fine print for the offer.

Weis Markets

Weis Rewards members who have earned 400 Weis Rewards Points between Oct. 4 to Nov. 22 can trade them in for a free Weis Quality frozen turkey, anytime through Nov. 22. Shoppers generally earn 1 point for each $1 spent at Weis Markets, though you can pile up points much quicker with certain bonus buys. Check the weekly circular for details.

Grocery Store Deals With Turkeys Under $1 a Pound


The Kroger weekly circular, valid through Nov. 22, highlights Kroger turkeys for 37 cents a pound, with a Kroger rewards card and an additional purchase of at least $25.


Meijer stores are advertising Meijer brand frozen turkeys for 37 cents per pound, now through Nov. 17.

Stop & Shop

Stop & Shop brand frozen turkeys are just 39 cents a pound for loyalty club members who make an additional purchase of at least $25, through Nov. 15.


The Publix weekly circular good through Nov. 14 offers frozen Publix Young Turkeys for 49 cents per pound.


The weekly ad at Albertsons offers the store's Signature Farms brand frozen turkeys for 79 cents a pound, now through Nov. 21.


Target is advertising Market Pantry frozen turkeys for 79 cents a pound, and Butterball turkeys for 99 cents a pound, plus a free $10 Target gift card with a food or beverage purchase of $50 or more.

C Town

Now through Nov. 15, C Town stores are selling frozen Shady Brook Farms turkeys for 79 cents a pound, or fresh Shady Brook Farms turkeys for 99 cents a pound, when you spend at least $75 on a single shopping trip.


Aldi stores are selling Butterball turkeys for 87 cents a pound through Nov. 17.