Last-Minute Thanksgiving Items To Buy From Sam’s Club

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Preparing for Thanksgiving can be a doozy. There are so many dishes to plan for, so many ingredients to pick up, not to mention perfecting the turkey. Since most people report spending between $100-$200 on Thanksgiving, any deal is much appreciated. Retail warehouses like Sam’s Club can offer great deals to make planning for the holiday easier.

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Here’s a look at the deals on Sam’s Club Thanksgiving items this year, and the best ones for you to pick up just in time for Turkey Day.

Member’s Mark Hickory Smoked Fully Cooked Whole Turkey

Cost: $2.48/lb. (10 or 16 lbs. available)

Your best deals at Sam’s Club are going to be from its store brand, Member’s Mark. This fully cooked (read: less stress) turkey is something to behold. It takes less than half the time of preparing a turkey from scratch. All you have to do is heat it up. To figure out how much you need for your dinner, Sam’s Club says to estimate 1.25 lbs per person. 

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Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing

Cost: $6.98 for 3 pk.; each pack has 16 oz. of stuffing

You can’t serve Thanksgiving without this staple. Stock up on stuffing for years to come, or if you’re having a large get together, get all you need for less than $7. Reviews say the mix is great on its own, or you can add your favorites like diced celery, chopped onion and pork sausage to make it your own.

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Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Cost: $9.98 for 6 pk.; each pack has 14 oz.

Another steal on a classic side. By buying in bulk, you’re set in the cranberry department for less than $10. Serve it by itself or simmer it in a pan to create a warm, yummy cranberry sauce. Add orange zest for an even better flavor. 

Swanson Chicken Stock

Cost: $6.78 for 3 pk.; each pack has 32 oz.

Chicken stock always comes in clutch when you’re cooking, so why not stock up on this great deal? Swanson’s stock has no added MSG, no artificial flavors, no preservatives and it’s fat-free and gluten-free. 

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Member’s Mark Yeast Dinner Rolls

Cost: $3.98 (24 ct.)

Everyone loves dinner rolls, and these are a buy at $0.17 per roll. Member’s Mark rolls are baked fresh daily, and the reviews say they’re “yummy and tasty.” How could you go wrong? 

Member’s Mark Sweet Corn

Cost: $6.98 (8 ct.)

One review said, “This is the BEST corn I have ever eaten. So fresh and has the best taste.” This is an addition your guests will love. 

Del Monte Cut Green Beans

Cost: $5.64 (8 pk. with 14.5 oz. in each can)

Whether you’re serving them alone or in a casserole, there is always a use for green beans at Thanksgiving. This comes with enough for whatever you’re making, and reviews say it holds up in storage well if you don’t use all of the cans at once. 

Member’s Mark Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes 

Cost: $7.98 for 4 lbs.

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Another way to cut down on holiday prep: get these pre-made mashed potatoes. They’re made with real butter, real milk and sea salt, plus they’re microwavable so you can just heat them up and enjoy. Save time and opt for these mashed potatoes at this year’s meal. 

Member’s Mark Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Cinnamon Butter

Cost: $3.62/lb.

These mashed sweet potatoes have just enough character to them to make them seem homemade, without the work. They’re made with butter, cream, brown sugar and maple syrup, then whipped to perfection and topped with a dollop of lightly sweetened cinnamon butter. Great for a side dish or a dessert.

Member’s Mark 1-Ply Everyday Napkins

Cost: $11.77 (4 pk., 300 ct. per pack, 1,200 ct. total)

Every family get together gets a little messy. You’ll want to have napkins on hand to clean up. The Sam’s Club brand gives you more than 1,000 napkins for under $12, so you’ll be set for any mess that comes your way for quite awhile. 

Golden State Fruit, Nuts and Chocolate Extravaganza

Cost: $49.98

Your guests need something to munch on while the meal is cooking. This platter hits the spot, with almonds, pecans, peanuts. Party goers can choose from sweet cinnamon toffee almonds, glazed pecans, butter toffee peanuts, chocolate almonds, chocolate cashews and chocolate bridge mix. It even comes in a wooden tray that you can save and use to serve other treats throughout the holidays.

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