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Average cost of Thanksgiving down, but not by much

Average cost of Thanksgiving down, but not by much

TURKEY AND TRIMMINGS: It will cost the average household just a little less to top the table this year. Photo: clipart.com

Turkey and all the trimmings will cost you a little less this year. But don’t expect to save enough to buy a cup of coffee on the way to Black Friday sales.

The American Farm Bureau Federation says the average Thanksgiving dinner will cost $49.04, or 44 cents less than last year.

But if you’re headed to grandma’s you may be spending more.

EXTRA: Black Friday 2013

Airline and train ticket prices are up.

However, gas costs about 25 cents less per gallon compared to a year ago. That’s according to the AAA.

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