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5 Hacks for a Frugal Thanksgiving

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If you’re on a tight budget, preparing a Thanksgiving meal could empty your wallet. Continue reading to discover five hacks that will help you spend less!



Shop in your pantry, before you head to the store. Most people have ingredients they’ve used once for Thanksgiving, and then forgotten about! Rather than purchasing more, look through what you already have to ensure that you’re not making any redundant purchases. This saves money and space!




Make your own piecrust. While some pre-made products can save you time and money…piecrust isn’t one of those! You can actually cut costs (and enhance flavor) by opting to make your own crust, instead of using store-bought. Click here for a simple and inexpensive recipe from Cincyshopper!



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Take out your slow cooker. In the time you save making a meal in your slow cooker, you can find the time to make some of the other dishes from scratch to save money – like a pumpkin pie or mashed potatoes!




Don’t be a slave to the recipe. If you don’t want to purchase three kinds of herbs for your soup or stuffing – choose one (or none!) You can also substitute water for canned stock in a soup; and use a mixture of flour and water to thicken your pan gravy, rather than making turkey stock from scratch. It’s necessary to cut corners where you have to…and all anyone will notice in the end is a delicious plate of food!




Purchase groceries with discounted gift and eGift cards. Once you upgrade your SeaComm Basic Checking account to a Benefits Plus® checking…you’ll gain exclusive access to a variety of retail discounts and savings – including gift and eGift cards at up to 15% off, and a free Grocery Coupon Club membership! Click here to learn more, or visit your nearest SeaComm branch location to upgrade your checking account, today.


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