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Can't make it to Thanksgiving dinner? You can still celebrate with these cost-saving alternatives

Posted at 4:29 PM, Nov 19, 2019

Thanksgiving is a time to be with friends and family, but if that’s not an option for you this year, there are some alternatives that won’t cost you too much.

Cracker barrel is definitely a fan favorite. The restaurant chain offers a classic Thanksgiving meal. All you have to do is order it 24 hours in advance, pick it up that morning and serve up that afternoon. The cost is just $10 per person.

Marie Calendars has five Thanksgiving feasts to choose from, all of which require about three hours of reheating time. The turkey option is the least expensive at $99 and it includes all the trimmings and their famous pies.

If you're someone who is OK with going without dessert, Boston Market might be for you. For $79, they are offering a turkey dinner that serves six people – just enough for leftovers.

If you have a Costco membership, the big box store is making your life easier. For $90, the meal serves eight people. That means you will have a lot of leftovers. You have to order soon, because it ships to your house frozen.

Now, if you're willing to spend a bit more and get a meal created by a celebrity chef, Whole Foods is where to go. For $20 per person, you get turkey, all the fixings and even dessert.