Shoppers at Tops in Greece were filling their carts Tuesday night with everything they need to make Thanksgiving a meal to remember this year, "the cheese and the crackers, and the stuffing," said Tops Shopper Susan Masso.
This year food prices are up, but finding a deal can make shopping a little less painful. Shoppers say they come to Tops because of the great deals in fact at $.48 cents a pound they've had to refill a case of turkeys more than two dozen times Tuesday.
"They've got good deals here, they've got buy one get one free," said Masso, "and they've got specials going on." Tops District Manager Todd Nettnin says the store planned for Thanksgiving specials, "if you shop through our ad pretty much everything somebody could want, whether it be turkey breast, turkeys, hams, all the produce items, squash, sweet potatoes, celery, we try to put pretty much the whole basket on sale the week of the holidays pretty much to help people afford what they want for their families."
Although the savings are good shoppers say they're also willing to stretch their dollars on items that aren't on sale to make the holidays special, "definitely go the extra mile for extra things just more variety to eat more special things whether it be fruit, desserts, that sort of thing," explained Tops Shopper Elizabeth Jason.
The item that saw the biggest price increase was a 16 pound turkey. It will cost you $.66 more this year.