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Major supermarket is selling Christmas dinner for less than £4 a head

A MAJOR supermarket is selling an entire Christmas dinner for just under £4 per person.

Sainsbury’s is selling the full meal for £23.90 and says it’ll feed a family of six.

Sainsbury’s value Christmas dinner

The supermarket has maintained its price of from last year, despite soaring inflation costs hitting Christmas dinner essentials.

The meal includes a standard turkey, carrots, sprouts, parsnips, potatoes, stuffing, Yorkshire puddings, pigs in blankets, gravy, cranberry sauce and a sherry trifle.

It works out at £3.95 a head and you can pick up each of the items from December 19.

It comes as the supermarket chain is looking for ways to help keep costs low for customers this Christmas.

Sainsbury’s says over £15million has been set aside specifically for this purpose.

Plus, it said it will pump a further £50million into its latest price-cutting push to support customers facing the soaring cost of living.

Simon Roberts, chief executive of Sainsbury’s, said: “We really understand that millions of households are having to make really tough decisions this Christmas and our job is to do everything we can to help with the rising costs of living.

“We are accelerating our commitment to being the best value, investing a further £50million in lowering prices and doing everything we can to fight inflation and help our customers enjoy celebrating this year.”

What does the Sainsbury’s Christmas dinner include and how does it compare?

The Sainsbury’s Christmas dinner includes 11 different items, each ranging in price.

The Sainsbury’s roast dinner includes:

  • by Sainsbury’s Standard Turkey 2-3.99kg small (£4.25/kg) – £12.75
  • by Sainsbury’s Carrots 1kg – 19p
  • by Sainsbury’s Brussels Sprouts 500g x2 – 38p
  • by Sainsbury’s Parsnips 500g – 19p
  • by Sainsbury’s White Potatoes 2.5kg – 19p
  • by Sainsbury’s Gravy Granules for Meat 170g – 75p
  • by Sainsbury’s Sage & Onion Stuffing Mix 170g – 40p
  • by Sainsbury’s Pigs In Blankets x12 260g – £2.50
  • by Sainsbury’s Yorkshire Puddings x6 132G – £1.30
  • by Sainsbury’s Cranberry Sauce 250ml – 75p
  • by Sainsbury’s Fruit Sherry Trifle 900g – £4.50

Altogether, the items come to £23.90 and Sainsbury’s says the meal can feed six people.

But Sainsbury’s isn’t the only supermarket offering cheap Christmas dinners this year.

Little-known shop Heron Foods is offering a deal for four people which costs £3.75 per person.

Asda’s full Christmas dinner, which will feed a family of five for just £22 – that’s £4.40 a head.

Major supermarket Tesco is offering a full Christmas meal from its frozen section for £20.90 or £4.18 a head.

Of course, prices vary from day to day and could be different in store.

What you choose to include in your meal will change the overall price.

You can see how supermarkets compare on the price of a frozen Christmas dinner in our handy guide.

Last week, Which? compared the price of Christmas dinner essentials at other supermarkets – see here to find out who came out on top.

Other ways you can save money in the supermarket this Christmas

Know when to shop

Heading to the shops when products are marked down and bright yellow discount stickers are applied can save you serious dough.

But each branch of a supermarket will have their biggest discounts at slightly different times of day.

We put together a handy guide to what time supermarkets including Aldi, Asda, Tesco and Lidl reduce their prices.

Make a list

One of the most common mistakes shoppers make is going out underprepared.

Making a list will help to stay focused on getting the items that you really need, rather than being drawn into impulse purchases.

Swap to own brand

Ditching items with labels like “finest” in favour of “own” or “value” can be worthwhile.

The Sun regularly tests supermarket own-brand products to see if they can beat the big brands.

Here we carried out a Battle of the Brands to tell you exactly how much you could save on 15 products.

Plus, this savvy mum has revealed her top own-brand products she buys to save money.

Don’t ignore granny groceries

Modern items such as liquid soap, shower gel and washing capsules mean you’re paying more for added water.

Switch back to what your gran would have bought, such as solid soap bars and washing powder.

Ariel washing capsules for your laundry can cost up to £11.80 per kg compared to Ariel washing powder at only £3.08 per kg.

Making the switch could slash the average grocery bill by £350 per year.

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