Last minute shoppers trying to score deals for Thanksgiving dinner

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Families are on the hunt for those last-minute Thanksgiving feast items.

The St. Johns Town Center on the Southside was packed with cars on Wednesday. Many shoppers said their receipt was double what it was last year.


”Usually you spend $100 for sides and drinks,” Marissa Byler said. “Probably now it’s like almost double.”

Byler isn’t the only shopper noticing the price hikes.

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”I mean you could spend like $4 just for seasoning,” Dolores Jackson said. “Things have been (getting) a lot more expensive.

”While some said starting shopping early is best, others believe shopping last minute is the key to success.

”I don’t mind last-minute shopping,” Marc Butts said. “Sometimes I can get better deals that way.” Experts say you’ll likely find cheaper prices at the last minute.

Action News Jax has tips on how to save money on your Thanksgiving meal in our “Beating Inflation” series.

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