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25 Best Thanksgiving Buys at Costco

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Thanksgiving Costco
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Don't Wing It

Even though your local Costco may have festive winter wonderland displays ready for the gifting holidays of Christmas and Hanukkah, there are also amazing food and beverage buys ahead of Thanksgiving. If you're cooking the entire meal yourself or just contributing classic side dishes to a group effort, the deals here — from booze to food to treats and beyond — can be your recipe for success on this year's turkey day. Note that Costco requires a membership to buy items in-store, and prices across the U.S. can vary due to availability, state liquor laws, and freight costs.


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Lacey Muszynski contributed to this story.


The in-store prices listed here reflect our in-person audit done at Costco in Boise, Idaho, on Oct. 22. All non-liquor products are available in-store and at all U.S. locations unless otherwise noted


Related: Depression-Era Thanksgiving Recipes That Are Actually Delicious


Market Fresh Produce Sweet Potatoes Costco
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Conventional Whole Turkey
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Conventional Whole Turkey

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The roasted turkey is a classic Thanksgiving meal centerpiece, and Costco's whole turkeys are fresh and may already be available in-store at all U.S. locations. Prices are set by location, and many will also offer organic whole fresh turkeys. Once you have your turkey in hand, check out 16 Creative Ways to Cook Your Turkey This Thanksgiving for roasting ideas.


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Butterball Boneless Turkey Breast
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Butterball Boneless Turkey Breast

Price: $14
For the folks who hate carving a turkey and want only the white meat, there's this 4.75-pound Butterball turkey breast. It's also perfect for a couple or smaller group who want to eat a leaner cut of turkey.

Kirkland Pumpkin Pie
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Kirkland Pumpkin Pie

Price: $6 per pie

Already made and ready to serve, this huge, deep-dish pumpkin pie will feed a crowd. It needs just some whipped cream or ice cream and you have dessert handled with very little effort.

DiLusso Charcuterie Tray
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DiLusso Charcuterie Tray

Price: $15

With this 3-pound assortment of meats and cheeses, the work is almost all done for you — and at a bargain price. Serve with crackers, fresh, sliced French bread, and a sparkling dry wine.

Libby's Canned Pumpkin
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Libby's Canned Pumpkin

Price: $7.59 for three

A must-have for the Thanksgiving season, you can use this to make pies, soups, cocktails, muffins, pancakes, and bread loaves. Need inspiration? Check out our Beyond Pie: 16 Ways to Cook or Bake With Pumpkin.

Costco Pumpkin Spice Loaf
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Pumpkin Spice Loaf

Price: $8

Houseguests will love this pumpkin spice loaf with a thin layer of white chocolate frosting for a quick, no-fuss breakfast in the morning. 

Martinellis sparkling cider costco
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Martinelli's Sparkling Cider

Price: $11

Bubbles without the alcohol and a holiday table staple to have on hand, this four-pack of 25.4-ounce bottles can be used for drinking or in Martinelli's easy-to-follow cocktail and mocktail recipes.

Kirkland Signature Irish Country Cream
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Kirkland Signature Irish Country Cream

Price: $10 per bottle
Irish cream is a holiday staple. At 13.9% ABV, Costco's is one of the lower alcohol content Irish creams on the market. It has sweet cookie and vanilla notes and is often described as a tiramisu- and caramel-flavored concoction that can substitute as a spiced eggnog.

Related: 20 Cold Weather Cocktails

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Two-Pack Fresh Pie Pumpkins

Price: $2

Feel crafty enough to make your own pumpkin pie from scratch? This two-pack of pie pumpkins is only $2. If you don't bake, you could just use them for cheap decorations. 

Costco apple pie
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Apple Pie

Price: $10

Just like the famous pumpkin pies, these crowd-pleasing apple pies are huge — more than 4.5 pounds. If someone in your family doesn't like pumpkin pie, they're bound to love apple instead.

Kirkland Signature Whole Smoked Turkey
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Kirkland Signature Whole Smoked Turkey

Price: $3.29 per pound

These whole turkeys have been smoked for four to six hours, leading to a succulent, savory alternative to the traditional roast bird. It makes for great leftover sandwiches, too. 

Kirkland Signature Applewood Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham
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Kirkland Signature Applewood Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham

Price: $3 per pound

There are plenty of folks who don't like turkey. If you've got more than a few coming to your dinner table, consider a ham. These are fully cooked and just need to be heated through; their spiral slicing makes them convenient to serve.

La Terra Fina Cranberry Jalapeno Dip Costco
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La Terra Fina Cranberry Jalapeno Dip and Spread

Price: $8

Spicy, creamy, and tangy, this cranberry and jalapeño dip has got it all. Put it on a cheese platter for grazing before dinner, or serve it with crackers to dip straight from the container when you're all out of energy. 

Amylu Cranberry and Jalapeno Chicken Meatballs Costco
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Amylu Cranberry and Jalapeño Chicken Meatballs

Price: $14

The cranberry and jalapeño combination seems to be all the rage this year. Fry up these fully cooked refrigerated chicken meatballs and throw them into a slow cooker with barbecue sauce and cranberry sauce for a spin on cocktail meatballs.

Celebrity cranberry cinnamon goat cheese costco
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Celebrity Cranberry Cinnamon Goat Cheese

Price: $7

This pound log of cranberry-coated soft goat cheese will last a long time on your cheese spread. The cranberries provide festive color and a sweet-tart flavor, and cinnamon gives it depth.

Reser's Main Street Bistro Mashed Potatoes Costco
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Reser's Main Street Bistro Mashed Potatoes

Price: $7

Think of all the time you'll save on Thanksgiving just by buying these 4 pounds of mashed potatoes. Plus freeing up a spot on the stove to cook more complicated things. 

Puravida Fire Roasted Vegetable Melange Costco
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Puravida Fire Roasted Vegetable Melange

Price: $16

Take the effort out of a healthy side dish with these frozen roasted vegetables. The mix includes Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, bell peppers, and red onions for a very fall feel.

Kirkland Signature Pecans Costco
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Kirkland Signature Pecans

Price: $11.50

Stuff your pecan pie full of nuts with this 2-pound bag of pecan halves. At less than $6 a pound, this is a great deal on a bag that will last through all the holiday baking projects.

Famous Dave's Cornbread Mix Costco
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Famous Dave's Cornbread Mix

Price: $6

Whether your family eats cornbread as a side or you put it into your dressing, this package of four boxes of mix from Famous Dave's will last a long time. You only need to add milk, water, and an egg.

Fresh Gourmet Crispy Onions Costco
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Fresh Gourmet Crispy Onions

Price: $6

It's practically impossible to have Thanksgiving without green bean casserole. If you're making it for a crowd, grab this bag of crispy fried onions that'll cover many servings with more to spare.

Riveridge Apple Cider Costco
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Riveridge Apple Cider

Price: $6

Is hot mulled cider on your Thanksgiving menu? This gallon of fresh apple cider with no added preservatives is a steal. 

Kirkland Signature Praline Pecans Costco
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Kirkland Signature Praline Pecans

Price: $13

Before the big turkey dinner comes the snacking. Sweet praline pecans such as these are perfect for setting out in a little bowl for guests to help themselves all day long.

Kirkland Signature Elegant Plastic Plates Costco
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Kirkland Signature Elegant Plastic Plates

Price: $10 for 50

Big gatherings can go a lot smoother with fast cleanup solutions, and these nice-looking disposables are recyclable. Hurry, though — this price is unlikely to last past November.

Kirkland Signature Crystal Clear Cutlery Costco
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Kirkland Signature Crystal Clear Cutlery

Price: $14

If you're going to be using plastic plates, you might as well use disposable cutlery. This box contains 180 forks, 120 spoons, and 60 knives, because somehow everyone runs out of forks first.