Comparing Christmas Dinner Prices for 2016

Posted on 16 Dec 2016 by Daniel Treasure
Where should you shop for the cheapest Christmas dinner? In the midst of the madness, you almost forgot about on the main festive features, the lunch! It wouldn’t be the same without the cheerful accumulation of turkey and seasonal vegetables. Here, we compare prices at different supermarkets and help you get the best meal with the help of our voucher codes.

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Each year, the supermarket sector is under scrutiny as customers and advisors alike, start comparing Christmas dinner prices. Last year, Good Housekeeping recorded Iceland as the cheapest festive meal, with the accumulated goods coming to £24.81. But we have good news; it’s 11% cheaper this year!

 

Comparing Festive Dinners


Last year saw Iceland, Tesco and Morrisons top the list, respectively. But 2016 sees Morrisons slip out of the top three not only behind the front-runners this year, but also behind five supermarkets in total.

So where do they rank this year and how much does each basket set us back?

 

Aldi- £22.03


Lidl- £24.57


Iceland- £24.81


Tesco- £28.08


Asda- 29.68


Morrisons- £31.12


Co-op- £31.26


Sainsbury’s- £35.40


Waitrose- £40.02


M&S- £49.40


With the dinner shopping serving eight, it comes at just over £2.75 a head for Aldi shoppers and £6.17 a head for those looking to buy their meal ingredients from M&S. The shop is based on buying the following essentials- Turkey, Potatoes, Stuffing mix, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Parsnips, Cranberry Sauce, Christmas Pudding, Brandy Butter, Mince Pies and Christmas Cake.

 

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For those savvy Christmas shoppers, they can get a meal for even less. Anybody willing to mix and match for these essentials can feed their family for £2.48 a head. It’s not bad at all, it just means a lot of supermarket trips. We list the cheapest prices on each ingredient and where you should go for it.

Turkey:                                 Asda – £8(2.8-4kg)

Potatoes:                             Aldi Maris Piper –29p (2kg)

Stuffing mix:                         Asda and Morrisons – 30p (2 x 85g)

Brussels sprouts:               Aldi - 58p (2 x 500g)

Carrots:                                 Aldi – 29p (1kg)

Parsnips:                             Aldi– 58p (2 x 600g)

Cranberry sauce:               Lidl and Asda - 55p (200g)

Christmas pudding:           Aldi and Lidl - £3.49 (907g)

Brandy butter:                     Aldi and Lidl - £1.25 (200g)

Mince Pies:                         Lidl – £1.49 (a pack of 12)

Christmas Cake:                 Iceland - £3 (800 grams in total)


But you don’t have to be an incredible bargain hunter willing to shop at several stores, we unravel some of the finest promo codes for your Christmas dinner. What deals could you get, without even venturing outside of your home?


Deals for your festive meal


Those who wish to continue buying their exciting gifts and not get too side-tracked with the meal, can still do that. All of this food can be ordered to serve eight of your family without leaving your home. Take advantage of the Aldi free delivery codes to ensure your meal doesn’t sneak over the £22.03 total.

If you still wish to shop through Tesco’s trusty range and were disappointed with their placement this year, it could still make sense. The above results are obviously based on a generic shop that caters for the majority. If you are already carrying out some of your Christmas shopping at Tesco and indulging in their electricals, DVDs and gadgets too, then you may be able to put the Tesco voucher codes to use, with £30 off when you spend over £200. Alternatively customers can finish their meal shopping at Aldi and top up their beers, wines and spirits collection with an amazing 2 for £20 deal.

Asda promo codes could help you reduce your costs on Christmas shopping too, with 55% off on selected lines, this includes a rollback on ‘Extra Special’ Cranberry Sauce. There is also money-off other additions for the day, such as batteries, gifts, shavers and more. Morrisons have gone from the third cheapest last Christmas, to sixth in 2016, but they have some incredible deals to capitalise on such as their perfect turkey at just £6.92 per kilo, their finest meat can be enjoyed with Morrisons vouchers. Also cater for vegans and vegetarians with nut roast for as little as £3, using the same voucher.

 

Getting Set for Christmas


As you round up your last festivities and head in to the last two weeks, the food shopping could soon be another worry off your list. With eight meals for as little as £22.03, it’s sure to be a merry Christmas. Shopping can be made easy online by simply using the experts at Discount Promo Codes or buying everything you need using this guide.

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