Christmas turkeys are right at the heart of Christmas dinner but sometimes they can be one of the most expensive parts.
We’ve compared all the supermarkets to find the cheapest frozen, fresh and luxury Christmas turkeys for Christmas 2018 including birds from Waitrose, Morrisons and more.
Last year, Lidl trumped their competitors with the cheapest Christmas dinner overall, but does that mean that they’ll bag the crown for lowest priced turkey?
To help you find a great value turkey, we asked all the major supermarkets for their cheapest frozen, fresh and luxury turkeys, and listed them from cheapest to most expensive. Where there was a price or weight range, we’ve worked out the price per kilo on the smallest size we were given.
Scroll down to find the cheapest turkeys to buy this year…
Cheapest frozen turkeys
The cheapest frozen turkey entries for 2018:
- Cheapest! Asda Basted Extra Large British Turkey – £3.01 per kg
- Lidl Braemoor Small Ready Basted Turkey with Giblets – £3.60 per kg
- Tesco Mini Basted Whole Bird – £3.92 per kg
- Sainsbury’s Small Basted Whole Turkey – £4.38 per kg
- essential Waitrose Frozen Turkey – £4.50 per kg
- Marks & Spencer Frozen Whole Oakham British Turkey – £4.50 per kg
- Iceland Roast From Frozen Boneless Butter Basted Turkey Breast Joint with Bacon – £5.20 per kg
The cheapest frozen turkey entries for 2017 were…
- Cheapest! Iceland Extra Large Class A British Whole Basted Turkey – £2.64 per kg
- Tesco British Frozen Basted Turkey – £2.92 per kg
- Sainsbury’s Small Basted Whole Turkey – £5.38 per kg
- Waitrose Essential Basted Turkey Crown – £9.20 per kg
Cheapest fresh turkeys
The cheapest fresh turkey entries for 2018:
- Cheapest! Lidl Birchwood Farm Large Whole Turkey – £3.95 per kg
- Asda whole basted turkey – £4.00 per kg
- Tesco Whole bird (basted and non-basted) – £4.00 per kg (in-store only)
- Sainsbury’s Whole Bird- between £4.13 per kg – £4.29 per kg
- essential Waitrose White Turkey – £5 per kg
- Marks & Spencer Whole Oakham British Turkey – £5 per kg
The cheapest fresh turkey entries for 2017 were…
- Cheapest! – Tesco’s basted whole turkey (Extra large) – £4 per kg
- ASDA Medium Turkey – £4 per kg
- Sainsbury’s Standard Turkey – £8 per kg
- Waitrose Free Range Turkey – Medium – £8.65 per kg
- M&S The Collection British Free-Range Pembrokeshire Bronze Turkey – £10 per kg
- Morrisons Whole British Turkey – £8-£34.50 depending on size (feeds 3-15 people)
Cheapest luxury turkeys
The cheapest luxury turkey entries for 2018:
- Cheapest! Iceland Roast From Frozen Easy Carve Whole Turkey Topped with Streaky Bacon – £6.10 per kg
- Asda Extra Special Free Range Whole Corn Fed Bronze Turkey – £6.49 per kg
- Lidl Deluxe Broadland Large Free Range Bronze Turkey – £6.29 per kg
- Tesco Free Range Finest Bronze Turkey Whole Bird – £7.00 per kg
- Marks & Spencer Free Range Norfolk Bronze whole bird – £10 per kg
- Waitrose Cranberry Burst Turkey Parcel – £45 per 1.7kg
The cheapest luxury turkey entries for 2017 were…
- Cheapest! Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Bronze Free Range Turkey – £8 per kg
- Tesco’s British Whole Turkey with Pork, Sage & Onion Stuffing – Medium, serves 10-14 – £5.45 per kg
- M&S The Collection British OakhamTM Turkey with Pork, Chestnut, Bacon & Thyme Stuffing (Serves 6-8) – £8.65 per kg
- Waitrose Whole Turkey with Pork, Sage and Onion Stuffing and a Bacon Lattice – £10 per kg
- ASDA Extra Special Turkey Breast Roulade with Pork, Cranberry, Sage and Onion Stuffing and Festive Crust – £15
- Morrisons The Best British Free Range Bronze Turkey Crown – £19.50 –
£51 (serves 3-9)
Psst… Can’t decide how to cook your turkey this Christmas? Our inspirational Christmas turkey recipes will tempt your taste buds including recipes for the turkeys pictured above.
Should you buy a cheap turkey?
At GoodtoKnow, we’re all about finding you the cheapest prices, but nobody wants to pay for something of low quality, especially at Christmas.
Always do your research about the quality of birds on offer and don’t be afraid to ask in store. Perhaps Christmas is the time of year that we feel like we can splash out a little bit more and treat ourselves?
What about the local butcher?
When we asked GoodtoKnowers on Facebook where they buy their turkey, the majority of people said they go to their local butcher to order their festive feast.
You can get a great bargain on a really good quality bird by having a chat to your butcher – see what they recommends!
We’d love to hear from you about what type of bird you order and how much you pay for it? Tell us in the comment box below