Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

Posted on Nov 7 2016 - 10:50am by Susan Bewley


I have teamed up with Momma Lew to ensure you make the perfect Thanksgiving turkey this year! You can find her recipe for the perfect turkey using a Butterball turkey right HERE.

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An addition, find out the more than 9 ways that Butterball can help you this Thanksgiving if you find yourself in a turkey conundrum!

Butterball is giving away 2 coupons for free turkeys to my readers. Giveaway is open to US Residents, 18+, one entry per household. Giveaway ends 11/15 at 11:59p ET. Good luck!


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

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  1. Teresa Young November 7, 2016 at 8:10 pm -

    So many memories! One cute memory is when my son started singing at the dinner table “Oh, my grandma cooked a fat chicken!”

  2. Cheryl Chervitz November 7, 2016 at 9:30 pm -

    I remember the last Thanksgiving I had with both sets of grandparents and parents and siblings. It was the best.

  3. monique s November 8, 2016 at 6:14 am -

    seeing who was lucky with the wishbone breaking

  4. Gabby Anderson November 8, 2016 at 7:48 am -

    Always going to the local church for thanksgiving never had money to have our own at home

  5. susan smoaks November 8, 2016 at 8:45 am -

    I remember that we always read a book called Cranberry Thanksgiving and used the recipe in the book to bake cranberry bread. I loved that.

  6. Vickey White November 8, 2016 at 9:11 am -

    I remember when I was a child and young teen we would always have a big Thanksgiving at our house and lots of family members would be there. Everyone would bring their favorite dish and we would eat and get stuffed then watch the football games

  7. Kelly D November 8, 2016 at 9:21 am -

    My memory is a big snowstorm we had on Thanksgiving several years ago. That always makes it memorable.

  8. Geri Sandoval November 8, 2016 at 10:16 am -

    First Thanksgiving with my husband, my grandmother was always the first to finish eating because she wanted to start cleaning the kitchen. If she thought you were finished eating she took your plate. Well, my husband started talking to my dad and my grandmother took his plate, my poor husband said grandma I’m not finished and we had to serve him another plate.

  9. Jessica D November 8, 2016 at 11:10 am -

    Growing up my dance troop always preformed in the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philly. The week leading up was always so hectic with school and late night practices. The day of was always so tiring. One of my favorite Thanksgiving memories was one year after the parade we went to the grandparent’s house for dinner. Upon arrival I passed out on the floor. It was no later than 3pm, I had been up since about 3am and was an early teen in middle school. The next thing I knew my mom was waking me up in a bedroom and it was around 9 and we were going home. I slept through the whole day!! But they made me a plate of food that I then ate early the next morning after sleeping some more

  10. Rebecca Deselle November 8, 2016 at 12:44 pm -

    Sounds delicious! Love the recipe. My favorite memory was when my whole family was able to attend and without drama!

  11. Shelley November 8, 2016 at 12:50 pm -

    I remember going to my Grammy’s house with our whole family for Thanksgiving and what a great cook she was

  12. Patricia Goodman November 8, 2016 at 1:04 pm -

    Thanksgiving memory for me would have to be the whole family around the dinner table sharing what they are thankful for. I carry on the same tradition with my four children ages, 21,20,10 & 7.

  13. melody hodge November 8, 2016 at 1:08 pm -

    My most favorite Thanksgiving memory is my grandmothers sweet potato casserole. She passed in 2013 and no one has ever been able to make it like hers. Every single year of my life she made that casserole. I sure do miss it but we sure have had a blast trying to duplicate it and made a lot of humorous memories over the stuff we have had to eat in the process. lol

  14. BIRDIE SKOLFIELD November 8, 2016 at 1:19 pm -

    The year my Dad skinned our turkey after I had cooked it he had heard that the skin was bad for you ….you should have seen my husbands face!!! we laugh about it to this day & I always remember that moment and will 4ever.

  15. alison cushing November 8, 2016 at 1:47 pm -

    My favorite memory happens every year. Everyone in my family gets together and enjoys an amazing dinner together. We laugh and cry. Play games and even decorate for Christmas. I enjoy the looks on my babies faces every year when grandpa walks through the door with the Christmas tree. We have desert and listen to music and at the end of all our fun we all say our good byes my babies are tired and we cuddle up on the couch and watch a movie. Every year is my favorite memory

  16. Jeri November 8, 2016 at 2:22 pm -

    My baby cousin pigging out on cranberry sauce and my aunt telling him “Man does not live by cranberry sauce alone.” I still crack up every time I see cranberry sauce.

  17. kath g November 8, 2016 at 2:55 pm -

    In the kitchen with the whole family cooking dinner, everybody had their job, veggies, stuffing, turkey, pie, etc. The only time all year we all cooked together.

  18. Lauryn R November 8, 2016 at 3:15 pm -

    My favorite Thanksgiving is how we used to have a Star Wars marathon every year when I was a kid. 🙂 Of course, I look forward to the delicious green bean and sweet potato casseroles and the PIES as well!

  19. Sara C November 8, 2016 at 3:31 pm -

    Pumpkin pie with whipped cream for dessert. My mom made the best pies!

  20. Kathy Ross November 8, 2016 at 5:18 pm -

    I remember my uncles taking naps. lol And snoring.

  21. Debbie F November 8, 2016 at 6:03 pm -

    I can’t recall any specific Thanksgiving memory but if I could I’m positive it would contain pumpkin pie.
    Because pumpkin pie IS Thanksgiving. 🙂

  22. Wendy H. November 8, 2016 at 6:29 pm -

    Can’t wait to cook a big turkey dinner!

  23. Christina November 8, 2016 at 7:02 pm -

    My favorite thanksgiving memory is seeing how proud my second daughter crystal was when she made her first turkey. She is known for burning food, but she made this turkey with love and you could taste it.

  24. Kitty M Kelleher November 8, 2016 at 7:31 pm -

    Always having all the family and friends at our house

  25. Brandi Bradley November 8, 2016 at 7:44 pm -

    When I was little, the entire extended family would go to my great grandma’s house. After dinner, the kids would go to the field down the street and play football.

  26. Annamarie V November 8, 2016 at 10:03 pm -

    Getting together with all of my Aunts, Uncles, cousins and my Grandma and playing games and eating lots of food, it was really a fun time

  27. Sabrina Foster November 9, 2016 at 1:48 am -

    My paternal granny’s Pumpkin Bread made in metal coffee cans.

  28. Patricia Gutierrez November 9, 2016 at 9:05 am -

    Making cookies with my mom the night before Thanksgiving

  29. Elizabeth Owens November 9, 2016 at 10:14 am -

    My memory is always waking up early to start prepping the food for the day!

  30. Diana November 9, 2016 at 2:13 pm -

    It was nice last Thanksgiving to have the entire family over. I had such a wonderful time. Hopefully, we will get to do it again soon.

  31. Heather S November 9, 2016 at 2:18 pm -

    Watching the parade with my parents and the smell of turkey cooking. It was relaxing and happy

  32. Sherri November 9, 2016 at 6:48 pm -

    getting to pull the wishbone with my cousin

  33. Chelsea M November 9, 2016 at 8:08 pm -

    One of my favorite memories is hosting Thanksgiving at our new home with our family.

  34. jeanne belbot November 9, 2016 at 8:55 pm -

    Baking yummy treats with my daughter. 🙂

  35. Lisa G. November 9, 2016 at 9:06 pm -

    Maw Maw’s dressing…it was the best. Miss her so much!

  36. Kaitlyn Veach November 9, 2016 at 9:17 pm -

    My favorite Thanksgiving memory is that my dad couldn’t cook so he always got us a 6 foot sub from subway. We loved it because at least he tried and loved us so much! We’d always make cookies together afterwards and that was fabulous – but crowded…I’m 1 of 6 kids!

  37. Debra Evanson November 9, 2016 at 9:17 pm -

    having my whole family gather for thanksgiving

  38. Susan Heath November 10, 2016 at 8:23 am -

    my mom used to make thanksgiving special. i remember that

  39. Marisol Gutierrez November 10, 2016 at 10:48 am -

    my best thanksgiving memorie was dressing my daughter for her first thanksgiving as a turkey and then I found out my husband got a costume for as to dress as a family and take pictures

  40. Charlotte W November 10, 2016 at 10:53 am -

    I remember the time I tried to cook a still frozen turkey with everything still inside. My elementary cooking skills have improved some what since then.

  41. Chelsea M November 10, 2016 at 1:53 pm -

    My favorite Thanksgiving memory is from 2013. My little cousin, who was very premature and only weighed a little over a pound at birth, had just come home from the hospital about a month before and another of my cousins, that I babysit all the time now, was actually born the day before, so his parents brought him to thanksgiving dinner and everyone got to meet him.

  42. Yolanda Flores November 10, 2016 at 3:58 pm -

    My fondest memory is making Thanksgiving dinner with my mom who is no longer with us. Tried to learn everything on the menu but it wasn’t easy.

  43. Tom Svinarich November 10, 2016 at 7:13 pm -

    I am getting better at finding the paper package of “innards” before cooking the turkey

  44. Gloria C November 11, 2016 at 12:45 am -

    I remember being in charge of cooking the turkey one year. It came out fully cooked and all of my family members loved it but me. I tend to not like my own cooking but hey, the other 30 plus people loved it so it made my day!

  45. Linda Walker November 11, 2016 at 7:24 pm -

    My grandmother cooking the turkey and making her brown sugar sweet potatoes. Thanksgiving hasn’t been the same without her.

  46. Patricia Herbert November 11, 2016 at 8:43 pm -

    Peeling the potaotes for mom and the smell of the cloves she put on the ham

  47. Jim November 11, 2016 at 9:13 pm -

    Its all about the dressing

  48. Jessica Lindsay November 11, 2016 at 11:16 pm -

    I hope whoever wins is blessed and that their turkey turns out wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving to all!!

  49. Lisa November 12, 2016 at 8:41 am -

    Last year we were in the hospital with my dad who is fighting cancer, he was very sick. Turned out that he just needed help with prescriptions and he felt all better! We had hospital food on thanksgiving which is nothing like our normally fully from scratch, days of prep ,type meal, BUT I had never felt more thankful! (A year later and he is active and feeling well, tumor continues to shrink and become inactive)

  50. Ruthy Ramz November 12, 2016 at 12:42 pm -

    I remember when my Mom cooked the turkey with the bag inside , soo funny

  51. Kayte CookWatts November 12, 2016 at 12:46 pm -

    One of my favorite memories is the year my mom made me my own box of Stovetop Stuffing because I was eating just dressing. hahaha!

  52. ReneeHendersonGray November 12, 2016 at 12:51 pm -

    My favorite memories has to be going over my grandmother house with all of our family enjoying time together. Thankfully I try to keep the tradition going every year.

  53. yadira pelkey November 12, 2016 at 2:28 pm -

    growing up we would always go to church and have lunch after with everyone it was super yummy!!

  54. Sheila M. November 12, 2016 at 5:02 pm -

    My best Thanksgiving memories are going to my grandparents house. My grandmother was an excellent cook and my job was to set out the holiday goldware.

  55. michelle plummer November 12, 2016 at 9:05 pm -

    My memory is my grandpa watching football on multiple TV’s, he would have loved direct tv’s sunday ticket!

  56. sara G November 13, 2016 at 6:01 am -

    My favorite memory is helping my grandmother set the table at Thanksgiving when I was a child.

  57. Sarah VM November 13, 2016 at 1:52 pm -

    I remember making place cards for each spot at our Thanksgiving Day table. It was always a fun thing to do.

  58. KElly M. November 13, 2016 at 5:07 pm -

    I loved watching the Macy’s Day parade while helping my mom make Thanksgiving dinner 🙂

  59. KElly M. November 13, 2016 at 5:07 pm -

    The brine is the key! This recipe looks amazing!

  60. Geri Sandoval November 13, 2016 at 7:25 pm -

    It would have to be the last Thanksgiving my dad had Thanksgiving at my house. I made his favorite things red chili, because in New Mexico we always have red chili on Thanksgiving and sweet potato pie.

  61. Christian Marie H November 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm -

    My favorite Thanksgiving memory is our uncle surprising us by unexpectedly coming home from The Gulf War.

  62. Delia Guzman November 13, 2016 at 9:20 pm -

    My grandparents are 95 and 97 years old and I LOVE going to their house for Thanksgiving every year. My grandpa always makes us cram into their very small house to eat Thanksgiving dinner. We really don’t all fit comfortably, but he insists so we make it work. After we eat, my grandpa always buries the turkey carcass in his yard. Not sure why, but he’s always done that. I think it’s a cool tradition.

  63. David Eckels November 13, 2016 at 10:28 pm -

    I always remember the Thanksgivings at my grandmother’s house. Set menu, for the most part, but always lovingly prepared.

  64. Corey Olomon November 13, 2016 at 10:30 pm -

    Spending time with my beloved grandparents.

  65. Gail Gray November 14, 2016 at 12:35 am -

    I love Thanksgiving! The one I remember most is the one where we had a power failure in the middle of cooking the turkey, so I cooked soup over the camp stove and we “roughed it” for three days. I felt bad about that turkey.

  66. Krystal Waters November 14, 2016 at 12:49 am -

    One of myThanksgiving memories is getting to help when I was little by making the deviled eggs, it made me feel important.

  67. Teresa Miller November 14, 2016 at 8:49 am -

    My memories are going to my Aunt’s house and eating at the kitchen table while the adults ate in the dining room.

  68. Kamla L. November 15, 2016 at 5:10 pm -

    My best Thanksgiving memories are of helping my grandmother prepping and cooking for Thanksgiving dinner.