Happy Canadian Thanksgiving everyone! My Thanksgiving was ah-mazing. It was the first time that I hosted dinner with all the fixin’s and everyone said I did an amazing job. When I try something new I like to do it perfect the very fist time so that everyone has a great time and on a budget. Let me share some pics of my golden bird and my tips to keep everyone maximizing their holiday with friends and family and their dollar.
Here are my tips below:
1. Make sure that you shop for all of your groceries at the no frills supermarket. When spending on a huge amount of groceries this really helps bring down the budget. Get veggies, stuffing, condements, etc. here and save a bundle!
2. Get all of your decorations, table clothes and napkins at the local dollar store. This will make the place festive but save you some fivers.
3. Buy your turkey at a butcher fresh. Yes, I said it! I always spend a bit more for a fresh turkey but my friends and family are worth it. Remember my philosophy on money – save on everyday things to pump back into items that make you truly happy. Plus my extra savings will MORE than pay for the extra $10 bucks for a mean bird.
4. After the night take inventory of extra booze that you didn’t drink and you won’t drink and take it back. I manage my booze and food inventory with an iron fist and booze in my cupboard that I won’t drink is inefficient inventory management. The store will take it back with a receipt or you can change it for something you drink.
5. Feast on yummy turkey pies, soup, sammies, and anything else you can make with the left overs. I won’t have to buy groceries for a week after Monday dinner. I won’t want to see another turkey in a while but that is why we only have them three times a year, right?
Gobble up those savings and have an awesome week, Dave