Now that Thanksgiving is just around the corner, nearly everybody is putting out cheap ways to do the classic holiday meal. If you're looking to save a bit of money on the turkey centerpiece along with some of the fixings, Amazon's newest grocery acquisition may be the place to go for you. The new Whole Foods Thanksgiving discounts are notable, especially if you're an Amazon Prime member.
According to a press release from Amazon, all customers will be able to order fresh organic turkeys for $3.49 per pound, or no-antibiotic turkeys for $2.49 per pound. In comparison, a recent USDA report puts the current price of fresh conventional turkeys at around $1.49-$1.99 per pound, so "Whole Paycheck" isn't straying too far from that range, at least for the no-antibiotic turkeys.
For Amazon Prime customers, each of those per-pound price ranges drops by 50 cents, with organic turkeys costing $2.99 per pound and no-antibiotic turkeys checking in at $1.99 per pound, which is in the range of the aforementioned USDA report. Thus, for Prime members this year, turkeys from Whole Foods are competitive with basically every major retailer out there in terms of price. To get in on the Prime discount, you do need to show coupons sent via e-mail that ID you as a Prime member, CNBC reports.
Other items receiving new Whole Foods Thanksgiving discounts include organic sweet potatoes and Russet potatoes, canned pumpkin, organic broccoli, organic salad mix, value packs of boneless, skinless chicken breast (organic and no-antibiotic), and raw peeled shrimp (responsibly farmed). Several other organic items, including rice, beans, eggs, milk, and chicken or vegetable stock, are getting price slashes as well.
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey claims that "we're just getting started" when it comes to those discounts, so hopefully, more price cuts are coming for the Christmas season and beyond.