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Report: Target edges Wal-Mart on cost of Thanksgiving dinner

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A Bloomberg Industries analysis shows it's cheaper to buy your turkey day feast at Target, based in Minneapolis, than Wal-Mart, based in Arkansas. The cost of 18 Thanksgiving staples including turkey, cranberries, potatoes and pumpkin, was $45.48 at Target stores, compared to $52.31 at Wal-Mart, according to the study.

The same meal came in at more than $70 at Texas-based Whole Foods.

The cheapest dinner was found at Sam’s Club, where it cost $36.39.

AAA predicts an estimated 43.6 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home for Thanksgiving -- up slightly over a year ago.

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