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Oct 7, 2021

8 min. read

If you’re feeling stressed about preparing a Thanksgiving feast for friends and family this year, CAA can help. As a CAA Member, you have access to exclusive discounts and benefits from our Rewards partners, which means you can save time on shopping, cooking and holiday decorating.

Here are four tips to help you host a hassle-free Thanksgiving celebration.

Skip the grocery store

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Avoid last-minute shoppers at the grocery store by having all the ingredients you need for your meal dropped off right at your door. INABUGGY offers personalized in-store shopping at local grocery and liquor stores in your area to save you time. Best of all, CAA Members save $10 on the delivery fee when they order online.

Do what you can before the big day

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If you’re planning a multi-course feast, prepare as many dishes as you can in advance. Soups, casseroles and desserts can often be made in the days leading up to the holiday weekend and then stored in airtight glass containers from Stokes, where Members save five percent in-store and online.

Decorate ahead of time

Set the table and dress your home in seasonal decor ahead of the big weekend so you’re ready to host in style. Create a fall tablescape with a centerpiece arrangement from Teleflora, where Members save 25 percent and also earn five percent in CAA Dollars® when buying flowers online. Decorative table linens from Bouclair, where Members save an additional five percent when shopping in-store or online, and Simons, where Members earn four percent in CAA Dollars when shopping online, help to set the festive atmosphere.

Order in sides and sweets

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Supplement your menu with appetizers and side dishes from local restaurants. Your guests will love tucking into tasty garlic cheese toast paired with a four-cheese spinach dip from Kelseys Original Roadhouse, where Members save 10 percent when they order takeout via the website or the mobile app.

Of course, if you’d rather forego cooking altogether, order an entire Thanksgiving Family Feast from Swiss Chalet, where Members save 10 percent when they dine in, order takeout via the website or mobile app. The restaurant’s Thanksgiving menu includes a whole rotisserie chicken, stuffing, cranberry sauce and classic pumpkin pie.

Save more with CAA

Access even more offers from CAA Rewards partners. Simply select a retail partner, follow the instructions and start shopping.

Image credit: skynesher/iStock, monkeybusinessimages/iStock, Kerkez/iStock, Lukas Hodon/iStock

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