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Best Turkey Prices in Michigan for 2014

Welcome to the 5th Annual Eat Like No One Else Guide to the Best Turkey Deals, Steals, and Sales for the Mitten State (is your blooding pumping now?). Again this year I am guiding you through the state of Michigan to see how much a gobbler is going to cost at your favorite store(s).

The current best price in the state of Michigan – Meijer Frozen Turkeys for $.54/pound.

How Can Stores Make Turkeys So Cheap

If a turkey is going for only 54 cents a pound, how does the store make any money off that. Well they don’t. Chain stores like Meijer opt to take a loss on the turkey in return for getting you into the stores to buy all your other supplies there. It’s a strategy that obviously works or they wouldn’t keep doing it year after year. Other stores, independent and smaller chains, go for more for quality, so you won’t find the rocket bottom prices there.

Make sure when you are done reading the guide to check out some of these other Thanksgiving-related posts: What is a Self-Basted Turkey?, What is an Organic Turkey?,Essential Thanksgiving Kitchen Tools, Pop-Up Timers, Pumpkin Recipes.

Whole Foods Market
Two locations in Ann Arbor, as well as stores in Troy, Rochester Hills, Midtown Detroit and West Bloomfield.
Nature’s Rancher Fresh Turkey | $2.49/lb
Larry Schultz Organic Turkey | $3.99/lb
Valerie’s Family Organic Brined Whole Turkey | $2.49/lb
Bone-in Turkey Breast | $4.99/lb
Boneless Turkey Breast | $6.99/lb
Organic Bone-In Turkey Breast | $6.99/lb
Whole Kosher Turkey | $3.99/lb

The Produce Station
Ann Arbor
Michigan-Raised Tom Otto’s Farm (Middleville, Michigan) White Broad-Breasted Fresh Turkey for $3.99/lb. Otto turkeys are hormone and antibiotic-free!

Meijer
Various locations throughout the state. Prices may be slightly different in each store, check your store to be sure.
Meijer is changing it up this year. After years of offering $10 off a 10-15 turkey and $17 off a over 16 lb turkey, they have made it simpler but offering 50% off all frozen turkeys with additional $20 purchase.
Here are some example prices with the 50% off:
Meijer Frozen Turkey $.54/lb
Butterball Frozen Turkey $.99/lb

For the prices at Sam’s Club and Costco, check out my individual guides to buying a turkey there:
Sam’s Club Turkeys 2014
Costco Turkey 2014

Arbor Farms
Ann Arbor
1) Michigan Fresh Turkey, Pasture-raised | $3.99/lb.
From the Circle B Turkey Farm in the northwestern Michigan community of Mancelona, where Jim Biehl and family have been raising turkeys for over 50 years. The birds are allowed to graze the pasture during daylight hours; as night falls they are chased back into the brooder barns for safety. The turkeys have ample room to run and exercise, dine on bugs and grasshoppers, and roost under beautiful shade trees as nature intended. Their forage diet is supplemented with a non-GMO, all-vegetarian feed. No growth hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products are used in the feed. Artificial fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides are never used on the farm. Our Michigan turkeys are grazing on bugs and grasses and roaming freely, giving them an unmatched texture and flavor. Order early, we will sell out!

2) Peacock Fresh Amish Country Turkey | $2.49/lb.
This is the same quality turkey that we’ve been enjoying for over 25 years: natural (no preservatives or additives), minimally-processed without growth hormones, and fresh from farms in the Midwest.

3) Mary’s Organic Turkey | $4.99/lb.
Certified USDA organic and fed a vegetarian-based diet of organic grains. Growth hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products are never used. Humanely-raised “free-range” on a certified organic farm in California

Trader Joe’s
Ann Arbor, Northville, Farmington Hills, Royal Oak, Rochester Hills, and Gross Pointe
Turkey arrive November 15th, 2014.
Trader Joe’s All Natural, Brined, Fresh Young Turkeys (12-22 pound birds) for $1.99 per pound
Glatt Kosher, All Natural, Fresh Young Turkeys (12-16 pound birds) for $2.49 per pound.

Country Market
Jackson, Chelsea, Brooklyn, Adrian, and Dexter
Honeysuckle Frozen Turkey $1.49/pound

Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market
Clinton Township and Shelby Township
They are taking orders for Peacock 100% All Natural Fresh Amish Young Turkeys (don’t have the price for yet)

Busch’s
Ann Arbor, Saline, Clinton, Tecumseh, Dexter, Pinckney, South Lyon, Plymouth/Northville, Carleton, Livonia, Novi, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, and Rochester Hills.
Sale beginning Sunday, November 16, 2014
Jennie-O Frozen Turkey 69¢ Per Pound (with an additional $35 Purchase. Limit 1)

Plumb’s
Locations in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Norton Shores, Muskegon Heights, Newaygo, N. Muskegon, and Whitehall.
Spartan brand Frozen Turkeys for $.98/lb with additional $25 purchase

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Giada’s Cranberry-Orange Glazed Turkey

Hiller’s
Ann Arbor, Berkley, Commerce Township, Northville, Plymouth, Union Lake, and West Bloomfield.
Fresh Amish Turkeys (Gluten Free) $1.69/lb
Empire Fresh Kosher Turkey $3.49/lb
Empire Kosher Frozen Turkey $2.99/lb
Bell & Evans Fresh Turkey $2.99/lb
Northern Pride Frozen Turkey $.99/lb
Honeysuckle Frozen Turkey $1.49/lb
Butterball Frozen Turkey $1.59/lb

Kroger
Various locations throughout the state. Prices may be slightly different in each store, check your store to be sure.
Kroger Frozen Turkey $.79/lb, up $.10/lb from last year (Limit 1 with additional $10 purchase)

The following stores I do not have any pricing information yet for this year. Here are last year’s prices so you can see what you might expect:

Neiman’s Family Market
Locations in Alpena, Tawas, Clarkston, and St. Clair.
Spartan Frozen turkeys for $.69/lb with an additional $25 purchase
Spartan Frozen Bone-In Turkey Breast for $1.59/lb

Tom’s Food Market
Locations in Traverse City, Williamsburg, Northport, and Interlochen.
They have coupons in their ad for $10 off any 12-18lb Spartan or Butterball frozen turkeys or Spartan fresh turkeys. Or you can get $17 off any 18.01 lb or larger Spartan or Butterball frozen turkeys or Spartan fresh turkeys.

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  1. Jeff Boldt November 11, 2014, 1:47 pm
  2. Eric Samuelson November 11, 2014, 7:18 pm

    Thanks. I was waiting for it to go up, wasn’t there when I looked earlier. I can always count on you to let me know!

  3. Jeff Boldt November 12, 2014, 5:45 pm

    Yeah, I think I did the same thing last year. Love this website dude. I don’t come here nearly as much as I should.

    Do you ever get into grilling foods?

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