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November 1974: Thanksgiving shopping 40 years ago featured amazingly low prices

Where did your family get the ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner four decades ago?

While the prices in these ads are amazing, so too are the number of grocery store chains in operation.

Supermarkets A&P, Loblaws, Park Edge, Super Duper, Acme, Bells, Tops, and B-kwik all offered turkeys on sale in ads this week 40 years ago.  K-Mart and Twin Fair also offered Buffalonians a wide selection of groceries, including frozen birds on sale.

The breakdown: Acme had the cheapest turkey at 35 cents per pound. A&P had squash for 15 cents. K-Mart had a 10lb bag of potatoes for 99 cents. Yams were two for 29 cents at Loblaws, 15 cents per pound at B-kwik. Brown and serve rolls were 39 cents at Park Edge.  Cranberry sauce was three for $1 at Tops, 25 cents per can at Super Duper and 23 cents at Twin Fair. Stuffing bread was 39 cents per loaf at Bells.

You can look over the ads yourself below.

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