TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- The table will be spread this Thanksgiving from turkey and dressing to sweet potato casserole, green beans and everything in between.
Shoppers said the price of tradition can add up.
"It can be very pricey, but it's worth it," said Elizabeth Stewart.
Laurie Jenkins kept a list and checked it twice to make sure she didn't go over her $150 budget.
"(It cost) $131. I'm good to go," said Jenkins.
But Kayla Parrish, on the other hand, left a few things behind after going over her budget.
"It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be," said Parrish.
And just like Parrish, shoppers got a surprise at the checkout counter.
While some items cost more, officials said the cost of this year's meal is pretty reasonable.
"You could probably feed a family of 10 for an average of $50 or less. But if you are really good at bargaining or getting things on sale, you could spend maybe $3.50 per person," said Tabitha McRunnels with the Lee County Extension Office.
McRunnels said the most expensive item on your table will be your turkey. She said you can save big by replacing a whole turkey with turkey parts or a hen.
To save even more money, she said find someone with a garden.
McRunnels also said keeping staple products and seasonings on hand year round can definitely pay off by not having to also buy those items at this time of year.