THE Christmas season is fast approaching and price-conscious consumers are looking for deals.
Holiday favorites like eggnog can have wildly varying prices, but discounts and sales can be difficult to monitor.
The US Sun is tracking the cheapest places to buy holiday favorites, and with pre-Thanksgiving sales in effect, the best value eggnog is at Kroger.
The chain is offering a half-gallon of the dairy beverage for $4.
However, it’s technically not the cheapest deal, as Trader Joe’s and Target both offer a quart for just $3.
But with a price difference of a few cents for doubling the drink, Kroger’s Nog offers the best value.
The creamy drink, often mixed with alcohol, is usually sold in non-alcoholic containers suitable for all ages.
Many stores have already started offering the Christmas classic.
While Kroger, Trader Joe’s and Target are ahead on price, many other grocery stores sell eggnog.
Lidl sells Dairy Maid brand milk liquor for $5.99 for a half gallon.
Walmart is offering a quart of the Southern Comfort brand for $3.36.
Turkey Hill brand alcohol is available at Aldi for $6.59 for a half gallon.
The price is typically $9.09, making it significantly more expensive than the cheapest options at many grocers.
Whole Foods, known for its relatively high prices, sells a Kalona SuperNatural organic eggnog for $7 a liter. A half gallon of the drink would add up to $14.
Costco hasn’t started offering eggnog yet.
The US Sun tracked other holiday classics to find the lowest prices.
For last-minute Thanksgiving shopping, many stores have pre-made stuffing mixes, but the cheapest option is Aldi.
The store’s branded filling comes in three flavors, can be made in five minutes and is available for just 75 cents.
Aldi also offers the best value for money pumpkin pie.
However, the lowest price went to Walmart’s smaller pie.
Aldi’s cake received some bad reviews despite its low price.
Walmart is the cheapest place to buy ready-made macaroni and cheese.
Find more Thanksgiving price comparisons here.