11/21/2011 09:23 am ET

How To Save When Grocery Shopping For Turkey Day

The big Thanksgiving dinner will fill your stomach up good, but it may empty your wallet. This year's turkey dinner will cost 13 percent more than last year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. I talked to consumer expert Andrea Woroch, who gave a couple of handy tips to save money on shopping at the supermarket for Turkey Day. Read on to find out what they are.

Do It Yourself

"Avoid prepared foods, which are typically marked up over 40 percent. Besides, you didn't really believe boxed stuffing tastes as good as the real stuff."

Do Your Own Prep

"Buy your veggies whole and do the prep yourself. Precut and presliced produce are more expensive and often not as fresh. You can enlist a friend to help handle all the prep and chat while working."

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