- NBC is trying to help Americans save money this Thanksgiving, but one of their tips is receiving some harsh pushback, and rightly so.
- A segment on Monday’s edition of ‘The Today Show’ is getting torched in particular.
- Be sure to check out more stories from BroBible here.
If you’ve spent more than 12 seconds or so on social media over the past handful of months you’ve most definitely read about supply chain issues and inflation.
Now, with Thanksgiving week here, the price of food rising has become a trending topic and that will continue to be the case until Americans finish off their leftovers into next week and beyond.
Fear not, though, NBC is here to help you save money during Thanksgiving this year.
During Monday’s edition of ‘The Today Show,’ there was a segment about cutting costs this Thanksgiving and the top tip was to “forgo the turkey.”
Not only will you save money by not buying a turkey, by not buying a bird this year you’ll likely have guests you invited cancel on you due to your lack of a turkey. No turkey and fewer guests mean saving quite a few bucks.
“If you’re telling everyone you’re having a Thanksgiving without turkey, some guests may drop off the list—and that’s a way to cut costs, too,” the cost-cutting expert explained on the show.
Watch: NBC suggests people "forgo the turkey" this Thanksgiving as a way to cut costs:
"If you tell everyone you're having a Thanksgiving without turkey, some guests may drop off the list—and that's a way to cut costs, too." pic.twitter.com/SUAmiJb9Yd
— TV News Now (@TVNewsNow) November 22, 2021
The American Farm Bureau estimates a Thanksgiving meal for 10 people this year, complete with sweet potatoes, rolls, a vegetable tray, and a pie with whipped cream, will cost $53.31, up 14% from 2020. Before this year, the annual cost estimate for a Thanksgiving meal for 10 had been falling since 2015.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average wholesale price of an 8- to 16-pound frozen turkey in mid-November was $1.35 per pound, up 21% from a year ago.
Turkey May Be Overrated But Come On
If we’re being honest with ourselves, the turkey never quite lives up to the hype on Thanksgiving. Whether you’ve had a traditional oven-baked turkey, a deep-fried turkey, a smoked turkey, or some other sort of turkey, it never really wows you.
A good Thanksgiving meal centers around incredible side dishes. Even if that is the case, turkey is a staple for Thanksgiving and to say not to buy one is just cold. Buy a turkey, don’t buy a turkey, nobody should care what others have on their tables, but at the end of the day, it’s an un-American tip.
To then pile on and say not buying a turkey will mean you’ll have guests cancel on you and trying to sell that idea as a good thing is just bizarre.