Here are the best turkey deals in metro Detroit this Thanksgiving

Posted at 7:23 PM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 19:24:44-05

Big turkeys, small turkeys, smoked turkeys, cooked turkeys – the options are overwhelming. 

However, if you’re choosing based on price, 7 Action News is tracking the deals for you!

At upscale grocer Whole Foods, a bird sells for $2.49 a pound, but if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can get it for $1.99. 

Target’s cheapest turkey is .79 cents a pound. Walmart beats that at .69 cents. 

But Kroger, we found, is running the most competitive deal, .45 cents a pound as long as you spend $25 in store.

What if you want to avoid the grocery store rush this season?

"One of the easiest ways to make it more convenient for yourself by shopping online," said Patty Lee of the lifestyle publication, The Spruce. 

The Spruce did the research on the top three places for mail order turkeys. Harry & David, D’Artagnan, and Fossil farms take those spots. 

Those turkeys will run you a little more than what you’ll find in the grocery store. That’s because they’re more specialty. 

"Lot of these birds are free range, organic, antibiotic free which is not guaranteed when you’re picking something up from the grocery store," Lee said.  

It could be healthier for you, but there is one downside you’ll have to account for – extra fees for shipping.  

"Because the items are perishable, they do need to be shipped overnight and that can add to what is already a more expensive bird," Lee added.