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Last minute Thanksgiving Savings Tips

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and you might not be prepared. You might be panicking inside since you haven’t set aside enough money for the holiday. With Thanksgiving approaching, everything associated with the holiday can become very pricey.

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who feels this way. Thanksgiving might almost be here, but there are various ways to celebrate the holiday without breaking the bank. This article will provide you with some last-minute Thanksgiving money-saving ideas that may help you with your dilemma.

Save on Thanksgiving Travel

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to get together. As a result, travel is frequently required. However, traveling can also be costly. Additionally, COVID-19 restrictions can add to the problem. Group gatherings may be limited, and this could reduce the number of allowed participants. Not to mention, many cities have stricter travel restrictions.

To save money, you may choose to avoid traveling all together. Perhaps you’ll be able to host a small, intimate gathering with close friends or relatives who live nearby and have a video call with loved ones who live far away. Spending Thanksgiving virtually may not be ideal, but it will have its advantages, especially in this time of the pandemic. You’ll save money from travel and avoid the hassle of meeting the requirements of the pandemic’s travel guidelines.

If you still want to travel, several airlines and websites provide lower-cost flights. All you must do is spend time searching the internet looking for deals and waiting for them to appear. Yes, as Thanksgiving approaches, everything becomes more expensive, but some establishments provide last-minute discounts, allowing you to travel and save money.

Save Money on Thanksgiving Dinner

Whether you make meals from scratch or buy ready-to-eat food, preparing a Thanksgiving meal can be costly. One tip to save money is to make your food menu small and simple, especially if you’re on a budget, and won’t be hosting a huge gathering. People are likely to be on the move most of the day, visiting friends and family. Some people also tend to over-prepare, making massive quantities of food. A lot of food will likely go to waste if you take this route, so plan accordingly to the number of people in attendance.

Save Money on Decorating

Preparing and decorating for Thanksgiving can be fun, however, at full price, decorations can be expensive. Flex your creativity and make your decorations. This is an easy method to save some cash and show off your inner artist. If you are completely un-crafty, yes, some stores will have sales.

You can also use what you already have in the house; for example, you can reuse last year’s Thanksgiving decorations and just add and upgrade with handcrafted decorations. If you believe it’s too late, get your decorations printed on banners for a quick, ready-to-use décor with a decent impact. You can save money while still having a stylish Thanksgiving.


Having a Happy Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be a drain on your wallet. Whatever your decorations are and whatever the menu on the table, as long as you spend it with the people who matter most to you, whether in person or virtually, it could be enough to make Thanksgiving a memorable event.