|Updated: 11/21/2011 4:19 am
||Published: 11/20/2011 5:54 pm
Your time is running out to get your Thanksgiving grocery shopping done, and as we found out Sunday, some people start early and shop around to find the best deals.
"It's going to get increasingly busier and busier as Thanksgiving Day approaches. Wednesday will be out of control. Out of control," says Food Giant Manager Larry Bartlett.
Bartlett knows the day before Thanksgiving will be his store's busiest of the year.
"Try to anticipate what everybody's going to be buying and try not to run out. Because, you know, if you run out, they're going to go somewhere else," he says.
Bartlett ran out of turkeys Sunday morning and had to restock. That's a good thing because the Maynards wanted to beat the crowds.
"Ran out of stuff to get. Can't find this, can't find that. Go to different stores," says Gregory Maynard.
"It's still fun. It's exciting because you know you're going to be with family and relaxed and having fun and it's a blessing," says Cynthia Johnson.
Johnson also starts her shopping early so she doesn't end up forgetting anything.
"From rolls all the way to meat that happens. Or either, you're trying to get the sale items, but they're not there, so you're ending up having to get another brand you're not used to or pay a price you don't want to pay," she says.
Bartlett just hopes the prices at his store keep the customers coming in through Thanksgiving and beyond.
"From here until New Year's it's where we pay our bill," says Bartlett.
The American Farm Bureau Federation found the average cost of this year's feast for ten is $49.20. That's up nearly six dollars from last year's average.