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Turkey Dinner More Costly This Year

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turkey dinner Turkey Dinner More Costly This YearShoppers who think turkey and all the trimmings are more expensive this year are exactly right.

The Food Institute says turkey this year averages a dollar-five a pound, up from 79 cents last year — an increase of nearly 33 percent. Add to that hikes in potatoes, sweet potatoes and onions, and the total cost of Thursday’s dinner heads skyward.

But there is some good news on other items — frozen carrots, canned apples, green beans and corn are all lower in price this year than last.

And for those who live in the Northeast, the Shop Rite chain is offering a free turkey for shoppers who spend $300 during a promotional period.

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