Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, and a time to eat! If you’ve ever wondered if all turkeys gobble, how many calories you’ll consume at the table this year, or what it would cost to take part in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, you’re in the right place.
1. What percentage of whole turkeys sold throughout the year are for Thanksgiving?
2. Approximately how many turkeys will Americans consume this Thanksgiving Day?
A. 46 million
B. 1 billion
C. 5 billion
D. 10 million
3. Do all turkeys gobble?
4. How much did Americans spend on turkeys in Thanksgiving 2020?
A. $5 billion
B. $1.1 billion
C. $25 million
5. How much did the heaviest turkey ever raised weigh?
A. 50 pounds
B. 25 pounds
C. 150 pounds
D. 86 pounds
6. What is the average amount spent over the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S.?
7. How many Thanksgiving greeting cards are exchanged each year?
A. 1 million
B. 16 million
C. 5 million
D. 10 million
8. How many calories are consumed at the average Thanksgiving meal?
9. What is the average price of a 16 pound turkey in the U.S.?
10. How much would it cost to be in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York City?
D. Both A and C
11. How much did Americans spend online shopping on Black Friday last year?
A. $15 million
B. $150 million
C. $9 billion
D. $100 billion
12. What percentage of American’s will eat canned cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving?
13. How many pies will Americans consume this Thanksgiving?
A. 5 million
B. 10 million
C. 50 million
D. 100 million
14. How much did the largest pumpkin pie ever made weigh?
A. 25 pounds
B. 2,020 pounds
C. 500 pounds
D. 1,000 pounds
Thanksgiving Dinner Savings Tips
Cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year? Here are five of our top Thanksgiving savings tips:
Tip #1. Delegate the meal prep and cost by asking each family member or friend to bring their favorite traditional Thanksgiving dish. That takes the pressure off of you to do all of the cooking, helps you share the cost and maybe try a new recipe.
Tip #2. Shop early. Retailers typically put things you need to cook and serve Thanksgiving dinner on sale a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving. Scooping up deals earlier in the month, or even further in advance, helps keep your grocery bill in check. These pre-Thanksgiving sales are some of the best prices you’ll see all year.
Tip #3. Use shopping apps to track sales and get cash back on qualifying items. Buy items when they are on sale throughout the month. If using a credit card to make your purchases, be sure to use one that offers cash back or earns rewards.
Tip #4. Buy generic when you can. Generic brands often cost less than name-brand items with little to no difference in ingredients. Compare prices before checking out.
Tip #5. Check out your local dollar store for inexpensive decorations to dress up your table, and for seasonal paper goods like fall plates and napkins. It’s also a smart place to buy cooking supplies like foil baking pans, plastic containers for leftovers and serving utensils.
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