RVA Deals

What if you’re responsible for hosting Christmas dinner this year, and you already blew most of your budget on gifts? Fear not. Find out how you can feed eight people for under $25, all through deals happening in Richmond RIGHT NOW.

What if you’re responsible for hosting Christmas dinner this year, and you already blew most of your budget on gifts? You don’t have to spend a lot (or cook a lot) to put a holiday feast on the table!

Sample basic menu to feed eight guests for under $25

(See top picks for details on sales):

  • Spiral sliced ham – $9.17 7+lb GIANT spiral-sliced half ham $1.29/lb (MARTIN’S)
  • Green beans – $0.40 four cans Libby’s green beans, after coupons (Kroger)
  • Mashed sweet potatoes – $1.47 three lbs yams to make mashed sweet potatoes (MARTIN’S)
  • Rolls – $2.00 two 12-ct brown & serve rolls (Kroger)
  • Dessert – $6.00 two Mrs. Smith’s frozen pies (MARTIN’S), $1.00 two tubs Cool Whip after coupon (Kroger)
  • Drinks – $4.00 two bottles Knudsen sparkling juice (Kroger)

Total: $24.04

You could also switch in upgrades like White House Rolls, grilled asparagus, chocolate pie, or wine.

Meat Top Picks

Cumberland Gap whole bone-in ham $.99/lb at Kroger (Limit 1 with additional $25 purchase)
GIANT spiral-sliced half ham or whole bone-in ham $1.29/lb at MARTIN’S (no limits or minimum purchase)

Veggie Top Picks

Yams $.49/lb at MARTIN’S
Asparagus $1.99/lb at MARTIN’S
Libby’s canned vegetables $.60 at Kroger. Print Coupons.com coupon for $.50 off 2

Bread Top Picks

Kroger 12-ct brown-n-serve rolls $1
White House rolls $2.50 at MARTIN’S

Dessert Top Picks

Mrs. Smith’s frozen fruit pies $3 at MARTIN’S
8-inch apple pie $4.99; Ukrop’s chocolate fudge, lemon chess or coconut custard pies $5.99 at MARTIN’S
Cool Whip $1 at Kroger (print coupon for $1 off 2 from Kraft, registration required)

Beverage Top Picks

Welch’s sparkling cider (no advertised sale) – Print coupon from Coupons.com for $2 off 2 bottles
Knudsen sparkling juice $2 at Kroger
Wine sale at Kroger – 15% off a six-bottle purchase

Find more deals by accessing the stores’ weekly ads online:

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Alison Brown

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