Thursday, November 2, 2017

5 Ways to Save Money On Thanksgiving Day

Halloween has come and gone and now the next holiday up is ... Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to get together, share stories of what they are thankful for, and of course, Thanksgiving is also a time for FOOD. While it can be really rewarding preparing a delicious, home-cooked meal for your loved ones, it can also be quite costly at times. However, there may be a few things you haven't thought of that can actually save you some money when preparing for Turkey Day. Your bank at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you some enlightening tips on how to save money on Thanksgiving day.

5 Ways to Save Money On Thanksgiving Day

1. Use smaller plates.

Many people believe that they need to use larger plates on Thanksgiving because more food is served than on a normal basis. How much of that food ends up going to waste? Wasted food is wasted money. In an attempt to prevent wasting food, try using smaller plates. Your guests may be less inclined to put a ton of food on their plates that they won't even end up eating, if there is less room on that plate to place the food.

2. Serve what your family and friends want.

With a holiday like Thanksgiving, comes traditions. Some of those traditions may involve serving a certain dish every year. What if year after year, that particular dish goes unfinished? If you have noticed that there are certain dishes that are served each year but don't seem to be touched, don't serve them. Serve what you know your family will eat. This can save you money by not purchasing items to make dishes that go unfinished.

3. Lower the temperature on your thermostat.

Your oven will most likely be open a lot the day of Thanksgiving. Between your oven being open a lot and the large amount of people you will have in your home, it will most likely be pretty warm in your home. Lower your thermostat and save some money on your heating bill.

4. Potlucks can be a very COST FRIENDLY option.

Do you love playing host on Thanksgiving, but need to be more be more money conscious this year? If that is the case, consider making your Thanksgiving this year a potluck. Everyone can bring their own food item, whether it be a side dish, dessert, etc. You still get to play host, but with less cost. Just be sure to coordinate the dishes so no one brings duplicates by mistake.

5. Don't waste food, plan ahead for your leftovers.

Trying to figure out what to do with all of the food leftovers from Thanksgiving can be exhausting. Have a plan. For example, if you have turkey leftover, know what you are going to make with it. Research recipes ahead of time.

Save Money With First Bank of the Lake

Your friends here at your trusted bank at the Lake of the Ozarks hope that these tips help you to save some of your hard-earned cash when preparing for Thanksgiving Day. We are so thankful to be able to provide the right products and services that fit our particular customer's needs. If you are looking for a safe place to store your money or simply have other banking questions, call our friendly banking staff today. They can be reached at 573-348-2265.

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