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Cost of Thanksgiving dinner on the rise

Posted at: 11/12/2012 6:46 AM

The cost of hosting Thanksgiving dinner is going up.
 
The average cost to host the big day will run about $246 this year according to a Coupon Cabin survey of more than 2,000 adults.
 
That cost has prompted 12-percent of Americans to pass on hosting Thanksgiving in the past and nearly 15-percent have felt pressured into hosting the dinner because relatives or friends don't want to foot the bill.  
 
Coupon Cabin suggests skipping name brands and buying generic to save a few dollars and keep your decorations simple – the big bird in the middle of the table is the only centerpiece you'll need.