Walmart Makes Christmas and New Years Meals You Can Afford

December 17, 2009 by  
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With the holidays comes all the family gatherings and meal preparations to feed what seems like an army of people.  I know how easy it is these days to go to the store for just a few simple things and you wind up spending nearly a hundred dollars and feel like you come home with next to nothing.  With the current state of the economy, I think families are truthfully struggling to keep food on the table and finding ways to make a holiday meal and or party memorable on a budget can sometimes be tough.walmart

Walmart is helping families celebrate without breaking the bank and they are offering fresh and affordable holiday meals to help eliminate some of the stress that comes from footing the bill in hosting a large gathering.  Walmart’s Christmas Dinner for Eight under $30 provides all the ingredients necessary for a traditional meal, including a 10-lb Spiral Cut Half Ham, three cans of Del Monte green beans, one 10-lb bag of russet potatoes, Sara Lee dinner rolls, and a pumpkin pie! The New Year’s party basket for 10 for under $40 includes a Shrimp Tray, Vegetable Tray, Hillshire Farms Little Smokies, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Land O’Lakes Egg Nog, and a Red Velvet cake. And to give your recipes some pizazz Aaron Sanchez of Food Network is sharing some cooking tips and unique, delicious recipes he created with Walmart’s basket of holiday and New Year’s ingredients.  I am amazed at how much you can get for under $40 to make a really great event!  Not only that their holiday meal pages offer some great recipes and tips.

We do a lot of our pantry staple items at Walmart simply because they offer prices that are well below the supermarkets in our area.  I think that offering meals that the whole family can enjoy without the additional stress of finding out how to pay for all of it is a great way to give families a leg up.  One less worry makes our job as Moms a little easier so we can enjoy the holidays as well.

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326 Responses to “Walmart Makes Christmas and New Years Meals You Can Afford”
  1. Pat says:

    On holidays at our house we fast and give the money saved to charity. Walmart’s savings are
    important and needy households can benefit.

    Thank you for the contest and happy holidays.

  2. Carla Pullum says:

    My mom makes the best Honey Baked Ham and I love Walmarts prices and how Walmart helps you plan out your meal and shows you how much you save and I am going to do the $30.00 deal at walmart!!
    Thanks!!
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  3. Kathy Luman says:

    My favorite part is Turkey, mashed potatoes, noodles and apple pie. Yum. I go to WalMart to save money. I love hitting there clearance racks and I find some really good deals in the grocery section.

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  5. kristy says:

    My favorite holiday meal is the traditional sides and instead of turkey or ham we have a nice thick ribeye. Ribeyes are definitely a treat! I love walmart’s prices because they help those of us on a budget to save money

  6. Laura C says:

    I like seafood gumbo.

  7. Laura C says:

    I like Walmart prices cause more people can get food.

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  9. ky2here says:

    My favorite holiday meal features a standing rib roast. Wal-Marts low prices allow more bang for the buck. One meal for under $40 would feature their garlic studded pot roast.

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  11. Marilyn Wons says:

    Our family meal favorite is beef stew. What I love about Walmart’s meals is the variety and the great prices. It can not be beat!

  12. Carol says:

    Favorite family meal is my spaghetti sauce and meatballs, I’m a living legend here!

    What I love about Walmart’s prices is that they are consistently the best to be found anywhere, and I never have a problem finding what I need.

    The meals for under $40 is something I like because it shows that you can entertain and still not break the budget.

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  16. Nadine L says:

    Our favorite holiday meal is a Praline Glazed Spiral Ham with Baled potatoes, Candied Yams, Corn and rolls with a homemade Cranberry Pumpkin Pie. I always shop at Walmart for the ingredients because I save and average of $10-$15 by buying there.
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  17. Nadine L says:

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  18. Alice says:

    My favorite is when I’m having steak and baked potato cooked on the grill.For under $40. I can get enough food for 10.Everything would be delicious too. Love the red velvet cake and vegetable tray. Yum on all of it. What a great way to bring in the new year.

  19. Mami2jcn says:

    We love to have Christmas sugar cookies for dessert during the holidays.

    What I love about Walmart’s prices and meals under $40 is that they list everything, including rolls and dessert, that you would need to execute a holiday dinner. I think that’s very helpful.

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  21. randi says:

    Christmas Eve we always have ham, potato salad, baked beans & lots of Christmas cookies!

  22. Cee says:

    One of our favorite meals is a simple pot roast in the crockpot. I usually get a 2.5-3lb beef roast, put in 1-2 cups of broth, and add a layer of chopped carrots, onions and potatoes on the bottom. I put the roast on top and set to low for about 8 hours. Always very good, and fairly economical. It feeds at least six people, I would think, as we usually have a fair amount of leftovers.

    I have done a lot of cost comparison in our area, and find that Walmart often has comparable or better prices to Aldi or Kroger, especially when they have sales on milk. I find a lot of good deals on dairy at Walmart.

  23. sammi richardson says:

    My mom makes a great lasagna

  24. Amber G says:

    Our family tradition is baking cookies for santa – and I love how Walmart’s meals are so healthy and put together – very convenient and affordable for our family!

  25. Diane Baum says:

    We love turkey. Walmart is good, because it is cheap.

  26. angela cunningham says:

    my mom always makes stuffed shells

  27. McKim says:

    It has been tradition in our family for at least 35 years to have beef fondue on Christmas Eve. Shopping at WalMart lets us afford to buy a better cut of meat for the dinner and have enough left over for dessert!

  28. poster says:

    Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings

  29. Chrissy N. says:

    My favorite tradition is watching my daughter open her gifts on Christmas morning :) I also love Wal Mart’s prices because they are better than any place else. You can make multiple dinner’s for under $40.00

  30. Alicia Webster says:

    I think Walmart is fabulous for recognizing that there are a lot of struggling families out there, and I applaud them for doing what they can to address the problem. My favorite food tradition is that I was always allowed to have Shirley Temples or Roy Rodgers for the holidays when I was a kid, and when my kids are a little older, they can have them too.

  31. Pat says:

    My favorite meal is turkey, mashed potatoes, coleslaw and pumpkin pie. I like Walmart’s meals for under $40 because you can serve a lot of people for a little money.

  32. Walter Arnett says:

    My favorite family meal is fried chicken and the meals are great under 40 bucks.

  33. Jen says:

    My favorite family meal is turkey roast, fresh corn, and homemade mashed potatoes and gravy.

    I love WalMart because they offer the widest selection at the best prices. What mom doesn’t love saving money!?

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  35. susan varney says:

    we like sea scallops and french fries mverno@roadrunner.com

  36. Alicia says:

    My favorite is turkey and mashed potatos. Wal-Mart has great prices on things such as toilet paper and paper towels.

  37. brenda h says:

    i love the pies! walmart helps with their low prices on pie feeling and crust

  38. brenda h says:

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  39. Mellissa C says:

    My family favorite is my aunts Sweet potatoe Pie!

  40. Mellissa C says:

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  41. Margaret Smith says:

    My favorite family meal is Ham. I look so forward to Christmas each year, when we treat our family to a nice spiral ham.
    What I love about Walmart is it’s competitive prices. You can’t beat the prices.

  42. Margaret Smith says:

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  43. Adrienne Gordon says:

    favorite meal is baked pineapple and ham.

  44. allison says:

    My favorite holiday meal is plain old turkey! I love Walmart! Their prices are awesome, and I can usually get about $20 off with all of the coupons I use!

  45. adam says:

    Standard turkey and taters is all i need. you gotta see the people of walmart, so funny

  46. Kiara says:

    My favorite holiday meal is the Turkey,Ham,Stuffing,and Pie.I love shopping at Walmart they have really great prices on all their items.
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  47. Pat B says:

    On Christmas Eve, we snack and play games, and then go to Christmas Eve services

  48. Katherine M. says:

    My favorite family holiday meal is ham and sweet potatoes and the chocolate pie. Walmart is definately a place for us to save on holiday fixings.

  49. Jess says:

    French toast. Our local Walmart doesn’t have a fresh food section, but the canned goods are reasonably priced. Every little bit of savings helps.

  50. Stephanie V says:

    tamales on christmas eve is my fave tradition and walmart makes entertaining affordable
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  51. Lois Shores says:

    We’ve started making pumpkin cake rolls to give to family

  52. Lois Shores says:

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  53. Christy says:

    I think our favorite family meal is Stouffer’s lasagna, garlic bread and green salad. I can definitely get everything I need for this meal at Walmart for around $20

  54. SANDY says:

    lasagne..love the great deals and the fact wm does comp ads

  55. michele says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. I love turkey, pie and other goodies during the holidays. Delcious but, bad for my thighs!! The things I love about Walmart (I shop there often) is that they will price match other grocery stores so on top of the savings they offer, you can save even more if an item is on sale elsewhere.

  56. Susan Ryberg says:

    My favorite holiday meal is roast turkey with green bean casserole and cranberry relish. The other trimmings are good too and we can afford them when we shop at Wallie World.

  57. merle says:

    the Sweet Potato Casserole. a side dish and a dessert in one.
    with Wal Mart meals i can afford to invite the neighbors

  58. Linda Fish says:

    Our favorite holiday meal is roast beef and they have nice ones that are affordable at Walmart

  59. Tari Lawson says:

    On New Years Day my mother always made lazagna and garlic bread. Yum!
    I like Walmart’s under $40 meals because they are budget friendly and use normal (ie. kid friendly) ingredients.

  60. g. l. penrod says:

    love holiday salads

  61. Shelley says:

    My favorite family meal is homemade macaroni with cheese. I love how cheap Wal-Mart prices are. Anyone can afford to shop there. Who doesn’t love a meal for under $40?

  62. Marcia Goss says:

    Our favorite meal is the ham I get from my boss every year for Christmas. I go to Walmart and get everything else I need for a wonderful Christmas dinner.
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  64. Kristi C says:

    My favorite family meal is honeybaked ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, and carrot cake for dessert.

  65. Denise B. says:

    Our Christmas dinner is rib roast, mashed potatoes, baked ziti, macaroni and cheese, vegetables, and dessert. It’s all about comfort foods. We may not shop for everything in Wal-Mart, but there are certain things we always buy there; because we can’t find it any cheaper elsewhere.

  66. Brandon Ralston says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is building a snow man and then all of us decorating it. I love how Walmart drops prices all the time on a variety of products. Please enter me.

  67. Jeff says:

    10 POUND spiral ham is my favorite item of walmarts under $40 meals.
    Around the holidays with have prime rib and all the fixings.

  68. Terri Egelund says:

    I love a great ham with all the trimmings.

  69. mindy says:

    favorite meal is brisket with roasted potatoes thanks

  70. Heather S says:

    My favorite is turkey and dressing

  71. Kelly N says:

    WALMART ME!

  72. Cheryl says:

    My favorite family meal is fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, and corn. Thanks!

  73. Leslie Price says:

    Our traditional Christmas Eve meal is roast beef and mashed potatoes, and then a big lasagna on Christmas Day. Walmart is pretty far out of the way for me for grocery shopping on a regular basis, but when I do get out there I notice how much lower their prices are on lots of the basics.

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  77. DeeAnn S says:

    Our favorite holiday tradition is to have homemade lasagna for Christmas Eve dinner. I like Walmart prices because you can buy more for your dollar! Thanks.

  78. Sharon Harmon says:

    My favorite family holiday tradition is Christmas Eve. We have a German meal of ox tail soup(tastes much better than it sounds! lol!), fancy German long weiners with Gray Poupon mustard, German potato salad, and rolls!
    I love Walmarts prices and food because I know I am guaranteed the lowest prices, compared to other grocery store! And their products are reliable and they have a huge selection!

  79. EMMA L HORTON says:

    WALMART PRICES ARE LOWER THAN ANYONE ELSE AND THEY HAVE GOOD PRICES ON STUFF THEY WANT TO GET RID OF IMMEDIATELY…..I LOVE THE SMELL OF THE CHRISTMAS MEAL COOKS….SO MANY GOOD SMELLS IN THE AIR AT ONE TIME

  80. cathiem says:

    Our favorite holiday meal is Italian- salad and pasta. Its easy to save a few bucks if you go to Walmart.

  81. Tawnda says:

    walmart has the best prices around here on so many food products.we rarely spend more than $40 for a meal… My favorite is hot ham & cheese on a roll

  82. Carol says:

    July 4th is our favorite holiday for food. Going to Walmart, the hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken and rolls and fixings for the BBQ are the lowest prices in town. The shelves are always being restocked and I love the variety of chips and pickles and mustards and so many things to mention. Even the decorations are at great prices to make this holiday a real day to celebrate.

  83. Storm says:

    We like having a big assortment of cheese and crackers to snack on all day Christmas day. (and who doesn’t love lower prices?)

  84. Sarah Hirsch says:

    my favorite family meal to make is lasagna. You can make a lot of it fairly simply and I have a really good recipe for it. Add in some garlic bread, a salad…great meal!

  85. Patrice says:

    My favorite meal is cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli casserole, green beans and creamed corn. It’s great saving money with the lower priced groceries at Walmart.

  86. Jimmy says:

    Our favorite family meal is honey baked ham, green bean casserole, cheesy potatoes, and cole slaw.

  87. momznite says:

    Mom’s lasagna keeps everyone happy. We all stretch a dollar where we can, and the fact that Walmart is increasingly ecofriendly makes us feel better about shopping there.

  88. angelo says:

    hope to win so i can shop at walmart.

  89. Joni says:

    We have lasagna for Christmas day.

  90. Cynthia C says:

    I love to make soups. They are healthy and really stretch the budget. Walmart prices help even more. Thanks for the chance.

  91. Susan B says:

    Our favorite meal is Spaghetti with meat sauce, made with sausage or ground pork and served with Salad and Garlic Bread.

  92. jennie a says:

    well walmart rocks i have a fam of 7 so having them with such super cheap prices ROCKS!!!!!!!

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  93. carole rossi says:

    I can get nearly everything in Walmart –that is why I love it. My meal will be veal cutlets with spaghetti side–my son’s favorite.

  94. Barbara says:

    My favorite holiday meal is dry aged prime rib, artichokes, potatoes au gratin, and raspberry cheesecake for dessert. WalMart always has the lowest grocery prices in my city.

  95. Laura says:

    Our favorite tradition is exchanging ornaments on Christmas Eve

  96. Gail Crawford says:

    Our family tradition meal is turkey and dressing,potato salad,green beans,rolls and cake.

  97. Cindy Merrill says:

    For the holidays, I make a spicy cranberry chutney; for those of you who havem’t tried it, my deepest sympathy- you haven’t lived life to its fullest yet.

  98. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    Our favorite holiday meal is our Christmas Eve pizza! I love how WalMart lays out how you can fabulous holilday meals for not very much! Thanks!

  99. Patty Genova says:

    My favorite meal is roast beef with mashed potatoes and I love walmart for their cheap prices for food cause with two teenage boys and one teenage girl we go through alot of food

  100. Emily R. says:

    I love my husband’s pumpkin soup. He makes it either on Thanksgiving or Christmas every year. I love the variety of products and the prices at Walmart.

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  101. barbara wright says:

    My kids don’t quite get the meaning of the word “tradition”. They consider our best holiday traditions to be:
    1. My sister gets lost on the way to our house and goes by the airport (a 20
    minute detour – so 40 minutes altogether)
    2. My father comes in for Christmas dinner and bangs his head on the Christmas
    wind chimes

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  104. Kate says:

    I love Walmart because they have such a huge selection and they will price match so I don’t have to run all over the place to get the best deals

  105. Deborah R says:

    My favorite holiday meal is Christmas Eve dinner. We’ve combined what we love best from hubby’s Finnish tradition and my Polish tradition and it works out to be a spectacular dinner rich in flavor and memories.

    What I love about Walmart’s prices and holiday meals is that they’ve enabled folks to share a holiday feast with their family for a very low price. I know how much that helps in today’s economic climate!

  106. Heidi Bokor says:

    My favorite family tradition is when everyone brings the same food to the Christmas party. We have been doing this for so long and it never gets tiring. And people seem to perfect their meals to make them better every other Xmas or so. And the desserts are always amazing. My favorite dessert is Watergate Salad!!! You can find the recipe on the back of the marshmellow package. We like to change it up a bit sometimes, but its always soooo delicious. I can easily make myself very sick from that one! I love Walmarts prices. I do most if not all of my grocery shopping there and save a lot of money with their Great Value products, which are exactly like the name brands. Meals for under $40 is great because you can serve some delicious foods without going over your budget. Who says you have to eat with expensive foods? Not me!!! Thanks for the amazing giveaway.

  107. Shilo Beedy says:

    Our favorite family tradition is putting up the tree the day after Thanksgiving. I love Walmarts prices because everything is a lot cheaper then other stores. There food items are great and for nice prices.

  108. Kim says:

    Our favorite meal is a baked ham, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie. The other side items vary each holiday!

  109. Brad says:

    My favorite holiday meal is Turkey at Thanksgiving. Walmart keeps the prices low and helps me afford feeding the whole extended family.

  110. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Anything with pumpkin pie for after dinner is a meal

  111. Alicia says:

    My favorite meal is turkey and mashed potatos, I think walmarts’ prices are lower than most other places and getting a family dinner for $40 is great

  112. Katherine C. says:

    WE have fondue every Christmas eve. So yummy! I love the great prices at Walmart.

  113. Molly Capel says:

    My kids love when we have the big turkey feast.

  114. Erin M says:

    My mom always wips out the Christmas Ham during the holidays. YUM.
    I love shopping for gifts at Walmart because there’s about a $1-5 difference between Walmart and the other stores!

  115. AmandaK says:

    My favorite family tradition centers around the Christmas tree. Every year we make new ornaments to put up. Either they’ll be made from things around the house or from Oriental Trading…. but we do it every single year!

  116. Susan C says:

    I love shopping for groceries at Walmart-you can get a lot more groceries for 40.00 at Walmart than any other store around here!
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  117. Kristy C says:

    My favorite holiday meal is sweet potatoes! I love that walmart has everything on sale for the holidays and even accepts internet coupons!

  118. Holly says:

    I buy everything from Walmart when it goes on sale, and use coupons for them, things you can buy ahead of time like the canned stuff do it in the weeks before xmas!

  119. Kelly Ann T. says:

    My family likes traditional turkey and homemade mac and cheese. I like the turkey breast at Walmart and the recipes.

  120. Monique Rizzo says:

    I love Christmas Eve ham with Sweet Mustard dipping sauce. I love shopping at walmart, because when you use coupons combined with sales, you get great deals. Thanks for the chance.
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  121. Jennifer says:

    my favorite holiday meal is oyster stuffing, my family is the only one I know that makes it and it’s my favorite, too bad its only for once a year…

    I like wal marts price matching garuntee, i have used it three times!

  122. SUZANNA P says:

    one thing i love about Wal-Mart are the saving when i buy Pet food for my 2 Rescue Cats i do save on household needs paper goods etch money goes much farther shopping Wal-Mart

  123. Carol G says:

    Our holiday meals are pretty set as to the basic menu–turkey (sometimes with ham as well), dressing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes with gravy, a couple of vegetables, and a couple of types of pie. We actually picked up the remainder of the items we needed for tomorrow’s dinner yesterday at Walmart, and although I didn’t get out for $30, it really wasn’t the fault of those food items! Like you, the prices there are generally less than at the various supermarkets in the area, so most of our basic grocery shopping is done at Walmart. It is rather nice to know that if we stuck to their menu strictly, we could really feed the family for the amount they say–however, we usually have a few extras that put it up somewhat.

  124. sarah says:

    my favorite family meal is my mom’s mashed potatos and peas! she makes the best! organic and fresh!

  125. Becky says:

    I Love Green Bean Casserole…

  126. Jessie C. says:

    My favorite family meal must include grandma’s sweet potato casserole! I love Walmart’s low price and meals under $40 is super awesome and convenient to get for the busy holiday schedule.

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  129. Elkaye says:

    I like making the meal together with my mom and the kids during the holidays. Walmart is great for a ton of low price groceries that everyone will enjoy eating.

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  131. patricia says:

    My favorite tradition is Turkey Dinner. I love turkey with all the trimmings and side dishes. Walmart’s prices help keep tradions going by having lower prices.

  132. Erica C. says:

    We always go ice skating during the week of Christmas. Afterwards, we have a big meal, usually with ham and potatoes. Walmart allows us to get a lot of food with spending little. Thanks!

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  134. kathy says:

    My favorite dish is green bean casserole! I like that you can get SO much food with only $40 at Walmart!

  135. Karen says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is making cinnamon cookies for Christmas. I love WalMart’s low prices on food, especially combined with using coupons.

  136. Suzanne K says:

    Our Christmas tradition is the non-traditional dinner – we have prime rib! Yum!!!

  137. Debra F says:

    We have ham once a year – at Christmas. We are not huge ham fans at our house, but we get a really great spiral ham and everyone enjoys it tremendously. The leftovers go into a egg casserole for the next morning’s breakfast. It is perfect!

  138. Sarah L. says:

    Favorite meal is Gravy with a bit of turkey & dressing. Prices are always good. Thanks for the contest.

  139. Rosie says:

    My favorite family meal is roasted chicken with goat cheese with roasted potatoes, and cake from the local bakery. I like that Walmart saves my family money on everything from food to electronics and housewares. Meals under $40 has great ideas to make the holidays affordable and fun.

  140. Linda says:

    My favorite holiday meal is turkey,dressing,gravy,mashed potatos and green beans.

  141. Toni says:

    My favorite family meal is when I make Nana’s Spaghetti and meatballs. It cooks a long time, so we smell it all day, and everyone is looking forward to it at dinnertime. Our Walmart has everything we need to make the sauce, at fabulous prices!

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  143. Jill Myrick says:

    My favorite meal with my family is Christmas dinner as even my oldest children are here and we are all a family together again.
    I love that Walmart has made a Christmas dinner so affordable for many that would otherwise do without.
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  146. scottsgal says:

    we love spiral cut honey ham. Walmart’s prices are great so you really get a lot of food for the money

  147. Kimberly L says:

    My favorite family meal is baked lasagna, baked eggplant roll-ups, sausage, salad and rolls. What I love about Walmart is I can do one stop shopping get all that I need without sweating over the cost. They help feeding my family affordable – with solid good meals – not junk

  148. julieh says:

    Our favorite holiday tradition is to go caroling on Xmas eve.

  149. JudyP says:

    We useally have the Turkey everyyear, but what I look forward to every year is my mom’s Stuffing that is filled with Sausage and Cranberries.

    Walmart helps save a lot of time, but helping us plan meals cheaper!

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  151. Nancy says:

    Our favorite holiday meal is turkey, dressing and mashed potatoes. I like Walmart’s prices because they tend to be less than the other stores and they still accept coupons.

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  153. Amy Delong says:

    ham and mashed potatoes!Walmart has great prices on a lot of things,kids clothes!

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  154. Adele says:

    My favorite meal is turkey with all the trimmings. Walmart always has great deals on food items. Thanks for this offer.

  155. Cujo says:

    My favorite holiday meal is Roast Turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and apple pie with vanilla ice cream ~ Yum! I can make this feast for under $40 if I shop at WalMart. I love finding everything I need there.

  156. Renski says:

    My favorite family meal is spaghetti with garlic toast and mixed veggies.
    I like that Walmart saves my family money on everything from food to electronics and housewares. Meals under $40 has great ideas to make the holidays affordable and fun.

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  159. Tatum V says:

    I love Turkey day which is my favorite holiday dinner..I bought my ham from walmart because no one could beat the price and secondly it was the best ham I ever tasted (my aunt had one a few days ealier)..

  160. Tatum V says:

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  161. Ashley says:

    our favorite family meal is red beans and rice. the meals under $40 is great because i never know what to cook

  162. Arla C says:

    One of my favorite family traditions for Christmas is for my family & I to Sit around the Christmas tree and wathcing all the lights blink and glow and talk and chat all the while listening to lovely Christmas songs, I just love that!
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  164. Mir says:

    My favorite holiday food is actually pumpkin pie. It’s the one thing we are always sure to have. What I love is that at Walmart’s prices and a few tips, it’s not that expensive to have a wonderful family meal or even entertain!

  165. Sue Farrell says:

    Our family traditionis to have a rib roast for Christmas–Walmart prices really help make that affordable.

  166. Victoria says:

    Our favorite meal is spaghetti with meatballs. I love that I can get great, fresh and healthy meal for the whole family for a great price at Walmart.

  167. Victoria says:

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  168. Karen S. says:

    My favorite meal is beef lasagna. What I love about Walmarts prices and meals under $40 is it saves my family money, lotsa money and when your frugal like me, it makes me happy.

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  169. Erika says:

    Funny enough, we always have really rich lasagna for Christmas :)

  170. Crystal F says:

    I like our Thanksgiving meal. We have it at my sister’s house since she is the cook of the family. I bring the ham and she cooks most of everything else. We let all the kids play while we put the final touches on the meal. Then we all eat while watching a little football. It’s a lot of fun getting the whole family together. Thank you!

  171. Lentil says:

    Ham or turkey says holiday to me, as long as there’s a side of sweet potatoes. What’s cool about WalMart is you can stock up on the same name brand products but at lower prices.

  172. karen says:

    Every year I make buttermilk pie for dessert on Thanksgiving.

  173. Debra B says:

    My favorite holiday meal is turkey and all the trimmings, I make my husband his favorite stuffing to go in the turkey (Hungarian style) its an old recipe handed down to me by a close hungarian friend and the whole family looks forward to this stuffing every holiday, and for me shopping at walmart is great place to save and get great deals on holiday items and everyday items too, thanks for the great giveaway

  174. MelodicMom says:

    My favorite holiday meal is a baked honey, spiral ham and my homemade pineapple stuffing!

  175. MelodicMom says:

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  176. S Carter says:

    My fave tradition is my family having punch on Christmas Eve out of a fancy crystal punch bowl set. Walmarts low prices means I can get more for my money.

  177. Janna Johnson says:

    We always have ham for xmas! I love that walmart is affordable!!

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  178. Jill L says:

    My favorite holiday meal is ham, baked beans and an easy potato casserole. What I like about Walmart’s prices is that I don’t go broke actually making the holiday meal.

  179. Felicia K says:

    I always buy our holiday meal supplies in bulk, and walmart helps me spends less!

  180. Morgan says:

    Taking a walk after the family meal, I like that the meals are available.

  181. Angela Winesburg says:

    We have an annual cookie day and spend the whole day making various kinds of cookies its so much fun! I love Walmarts prices and selection – one stop shopping can’t beat that! Thanks!

  182. Christie says:

    Our favorite meals are often Italian or Mexican inspired. With Walmart’s prices and selections, I can always find something new and at an economical price to serve the family.

  183. Sheila Hickmon says:

    My favorite family tradition is going to my sister in laws house on Christmas Eve for tacos, and I love that I can get all that I need at Walmart for under $40 bucks and not have to go anywhere else! One stop shopping rocks!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  186. Tiffany Noth says:

    My husband makes home-made, boneless wings… they are delicious! We use a variety of sauces for an interesting New Years Eve! We also include cream-cheese roll-ups as well as a cheese-ball. Yummy!

    Wal-Mart helps make this New Years snack extravaganza possible each year with their low prices which has been even more important this past year as I lost my job in November 2008. I can always count on the Wal-Mart price to be lower and making my shopping easier with two little ones!

  187. Kimberly says:

    Everything at Christmas dinner is great, but my dad’s brown sugar ham is the best. :)

  188. jeanine says:

    my favorite family tradition is making tons cookies and with walmarts everyday low prices, i can do it inexpensively!

  189. jeanine says:

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  190. Erma says:

    I love that Walmart’s prices are cheap. Our family tradition is that we all go to my hubby’s grandma’s for dinner and open presents.

  191. Rosey says:

    I love the idea for a whole, quality meal to feed a group of folks for such a reasonable meal. My favorite holiday memory is taking the kids to candlelight service on Christmas Eve.

  192. Sarah D. says:

    I love taco night!I love that I can get twice as much groceries for $40 at Walmart than I can at my local grocer. Money is tight. More for my money is awesome.

  193. latisha depoortere says:

    I love having turkey with homemade gravey and mashed potatoes my favorite part of christmas dinner. I like how I can buy everything for christmas meal for under $30. nice giveaway thank you.
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  194. latisha depoortere says:

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  195. Ellie W says:

    Our favorite family meal is Chicken n Dumplings. My kids can’t get enough of them. I always shop at Walmart because not only do they have great prices but if I find a lower advertised price they will match it. You can’t beat that.

  196. Ellie W says:

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  197. Happi Shopr says:

    my favorite meal always includes Daddy’s Green Dressing. I so missed it this year!

  198. Pamela S says:

    Our favorite family meal is roast with potatoes, carrots, and onions. Thanks.

  199. lisa says:

    My grandmother’s cooking is to die for! Anything she makes is fabulous, i really love her stuffed shells and peppers.

    I love Walmart, it is really the best place to do all your shopping when you are on a budget.

  200. lisa says:

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  202. lisa says:

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  203. Denyse says:

    I love the turkey meal I can get at Walmart. Also love making cookies with the kids on Christmas Eve.

  204. Sharon Seneker says:

    I like the Stouffers lasagna with a tossed salad, toasted bread with garlic butter and brownies! Yummy! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

  205. Kimberly says:

    We always have a baked ham for Christmas dinner and with Wal-Mart’s great prices it doesn’t break our budget.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  206. brooke says:

    I love that we make cookies for Santa the day of (they must be fresh you know) and also leave carrots out for the reindeer… Walmart helps keep the budget within the budget

  207. Julie says:

    Gotta have ham and mashed potatoes!

  208. Carolsue says:

    We always have either a turkey or ham on any major holiday!
    Walmart has great prices — a lot cheaper than the local grocery stores! You can always count on that!
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  210. shawna says:

    My mom makes the best prime rib and mashed potatoes.

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  212. Jennai says:

    If the weather is nice, we BBQ a turkey. Otherwise, we have a ham or Cornish Game Hens, depending on the number of people. You can ALWAYS count on Walmart to have the lowest prices anywhere! You can fix a great meal for less if you shop there!
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  215. Heather Wallace says:

    We have the traditional dinner for Christmas (turkey, dressing, gravy, potatoes,etc). My grandmother always burns the rolls which makes us laugh. It’s almost a tradition in itself. I also love Walmarts convenience, variety, cheap meals that have saved our family in this economy!

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  217. Amy says:

    My favorite family tradition is the whole family coming together for the holidays. We are all spread out throughout the country and the holidays is the only time that we all come together to spend time together.

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  220. Susan Ledet says:

    We make a traditional Christmas dinner of turkey and ham but always make a big seafood gumbo about a week before Christmas.

  221. Lisa says:

    My favorite family meal is ham. I love how Walmart is able to save me money on groceries. Thanks!

  222. chastidy says:

    My Favorite is my mothers turkey and dressing. I love that Walmart really helps you stretch a dollar :)

  223. Amy says:

    I like different dips and stuff around the holidays. I love walmart because you can buy more food for less money

  224. Jennifer gersch says:

    my tradition is eating pizza on christmas eve and I like the under $40 meals because they are a great bargain

  225. Elizabeth says:

    My favorite meal is turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing. I can always get everything I need for the entire meal at a great price at Walmart

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  228. Chrysa says:

    I love when my mother-in-law cooks a big Puertorican meal!

  229. Chrysa says:

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  230. Lori Z. says:

    Every New Year’s Eve we have a game night at my in-laws. It’s very casual and fun and of course we shop at Walmart to help make it affordable!

  231. Constance L. says:

    What I love about Walmarts meals for under $40 is that since it is just my husband and myself,it stretches our dollars even further

  232. Tanya Ramirez says:

    We ususally have ham for our Christmas dinner. Along with plenty of side dishes and vegetables. Walmart makes buying dinner less expensive and has everything I need.

  233. amy d says:

    ham,beans,potatoes,salads.thanks
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  234. dorothy l says:

    my favorite family meal is the first summer cook out

  235. michelle robbins says:

    I like that Walmart makes it affordable for families to still cook a good traditonal holiday meal.

  236. Geoff K says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is getting to enjoy my mom’s homemade egg nog and sugar cookies by the tree on Christmas Eve as we exchange one gift apiece before going to bed — we eat so many cookies, we practically make a meal out of them! Walmart’s a huge help around the holidays, with both gifts and meal planning — I was able to put together a pretty great spread, with a pork roast and all the fixings, for about $35 this year, and I bought several great gifts from the home decor and electronics department at amazing “doorbuster” prices. Thanks!

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  240. akted says:

    Our family meal is my spaghetti sauce and meatballs!

    What I love about Walmart’s prices is that they are the best anywhere, and I never have a problem finding what I need.

    The meals for under $40 is something I like because it shows that you can entertain and still not go broke.

  241. DanV says:

    My favorite is veggie lasagna. I like that I can buy enough for my whole family for a low price.

  242. Charity S. says:

    My favorite tradition is eating greens on Christmas. I love that Walmart meals won’t make you broke. You can feed a whole family on a lot less money.

  243. Charity S. says:

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  244. Maja Meza says:

    christmas eve dinner

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  246. Sondra says:

    My favorite meal tradition is turkey and dressing. In fact I am cooking one right now for New Years – that I bought at Walmart. I can afford more with their great prices.

  247. Sondra says:

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  248. Kathleen S. says:

    We have a very traditional Christmas meal and a great part of that tradition is that we all bring something to help out the host/hostess, so they do not have to prepare everything. I love that we all help each other out by bringing a part of the meal. Thanks!

  249. Dana says:

    Our favorite tradition is opening a new game on Christmas eve and having a family game night. I love the low prices at Walmart, because my budget can go a little further, and I love the challenge of feeding my family a healthy meal for a reasonable price.

  250. Mami2jcn says:

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  251. Dani says:

    My favorite meal tradition is Saturday morning breakfast with my mom – we have such fun times.

  252. Leslie S. says:

    We have to have a ham and turkey with homemade cornbread dressing for Christmas.Thanks!

  253. Auriette says:

    My Pap-pa used to say that for every black-eyed pea you eat on New Year’s Day, you’ll earn a dollar in the New Year. If that was true in his day, then only imagine what each pea must be worth in 2010! We always ate black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day as part of a full meal, but now, I pretty much only eat black-eyed peas all day, starting with my first bowl right after midnight. In this economy, I need all the help I can get!

  254. Dddiva says:

    My fave meal- lasagna with a huge salad

  255. Auriette says:

    I am following you on Twitter, ID Auriette

    Also I forgot to mention that I love how Wal-mart has made some suggestions of how to create a holiday feast for less than $40.

    I hope they’ll develop something along these lines for hurricane season. A lot of people think they have to spend a ton of money, wait ’til the storm’s headed into shore, buy a bunch of expensive stuff they probably really don’t need OR they buy nothing and complain that the government needs to feed them. $30 or $40 at Wal-mart in May could buy you enough supplies to last for a week if something happens.

  256. Dddiva says:

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  257. Lisa Fosses says:

    I love pumpkin pie

  258. kathy pease says:

    we love making lasagna once a month or so..i love walmarts 3 meat pizza it is so delicious..i would love to try the Mexican shrimp cocktail recipe from the holiday meals page

  259. kathy pease says:

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  260. Fionen says:

    My favorite tradition is to make sugar cookies with my family. Walmart always has the best prices and my family is big so making a holiday meal for 10 people for only $40 dollars is a great bargain. I like the Chipotle Mashed Potatoes recipe.

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  262. Susan Smith says:

    We love lasagna. I always shop at Walmart for the lowest prices

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  264. blueviolet says:

    My favorite holiday meal tradition is to have turkey on Thanksgiving and ham on Christmas!

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  266. melissa says:

    Our favorite family meal is turkey and dressing.

  267. Sheila B says:

    My favorite family meal is Turkey,dressing,gravy,mashed potatoes.green beans and corn.

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  270. Sheilacakes says:

    My favorite food tradition is all of the appetizers we have on Christmas Eve. We make all kinds of stuff so it can be kind of expensive. We like to get all the ingredients at Wal-mart.
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  271. Terry C says:

    Walmart’s low prices are the best. I always get my groceries (and most everything else)there.

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  272. Terry C says:

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  273. Suzanne says:

    We like to have orange rolls with Thanksgiving dinner and it is so fun. I love that Walmart has consistent low prices on food that make it possible to feed a family on a budget. Thanks for the great contest!

  274. Amy G. says:

    My favorite tradition is having relatives over, having some pizza and homemade baked goods, and opening up presents. I love how Walmart makes everything so affordable.

  275. R Hicks says:

    Our fav xmas traditionn is to invite the grandparents over on xmas day to watch the kids get their santa loot and have breakfast

  276. R Hicks says:

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  277. Gianna says:

    Glazed ham :)

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