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Will I get a turkey?!

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HollyJollyXmas Fri 19-Dec-14 18:12:02

Haven't done my usual online Xmas shop this year and instead planned to go to Waitrose on the morning of 22nd Dec.

My mum is now flustering and saying I have left it too late to get a fresh turkey.

Really? She is insane, isn't she? Isn't she? <holds breath>

TheOneWiththeNicestSmile Fri 19-Dec-14 18:23:05

Aldi's are on sale on Sunday - several different kinds

So yes, she is grin

In fact you can usually get one half-price or better if you hold your nerve till Christmas Eve!

TheOneWiththeNicestSmile Fri 19-Dec-14 18:26:57

Oh wait - it's not Sunday, it's today! blush

But I'm still sure you'll get one next week fsmile

FurryDogMother Fri 19-Dec-14 18:32:29

Don't panic - until a couple of years ago I used to leave my turkey-buying until Christmas Eve - they were nearly always half price, and there were loads to choose from.

MsAspreyDiamonds Fri 19-Dec-14 19:06:09

I went to M&S on 24 Dec last year & there lots of fresh turkeys reduced. It was a bit ironic that the queue for the expensive preordered turkeys was almost out of the shop. Whilst people just picked one up off the shelf at a vastly reduced price.

Waswondering Fri 19-Dec-14 19:09:31

I've never had a problem buying one on the 23rd. Lots of choice in Sainsburys!

NapoleonsNose Fri 19-Dec-14 19:25:38

I work in a supermarket (until Monday anyway as I've finally managed to get a new job!) and there are ALWAYS turkeys left on Xmas Eve. If you don't mind a bit of risk, go in at 5pm ish and you'll probably be lucky and get a half price one too. One year I worked there and they binned about 50 when the shop shut for Xmas.

HollyJollyXmas Fri 19-Dec-14 20:07:25

Ooh thanks everyone! <exhale> grin.

I had a memory of being in M&S on Xmas Eve last year and there being loads of turkeys left, but the fear of 'the mother knows best' kicked in!

Cheers x

MsAspreyDiamonds Fri 19-Dec-14 20:21:35

NapoleansNose what a shame the turkeys were binned instead of donated to a refuge or shelter.

RojaGato Sat 20-Dec-14 08:05:28

Yes there will be turkeys and they could be reduced. I got an organic one for 75% off last year.

HoHonutty Sat 20-Dec-14 08:09:24

I'm going to get mine on Christmas eve.

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