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Holiday Meal Giveaway: We Do The Work, You Take the Credit

By Allison Burch, November 1, 2013  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Allison Burch

You’ve waited all year for this meal! That’s why we want to help you stress less and enjoy more of the best.

Read on to find out how you can enter to win a $250 Whole Foods Market gift card to make your Thanksgiving less stressful. UPDATE: Thank you to everyone that participated. Congratulations to our randomly chosen winners: Sue, Wendy T., Alice, Michael S., and Phyllis!


We Do the Work, You Take the Credit

At Whole Foods Market®, you can order everything from fresh, ready-to-cook turkeys to dinner rolls to a fully prepared holiday meal. Our Heat & Serve Holiday Meal for Four is just $59.99 and includes all the Thanksgiving hits – turkey breast, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing.*

We’re also the place for your party trays, appetizers, pies, desserts and an exceptional selection of side dishes – including vegan and gluten-free options.

Plus, everything on our menu is made with the same high-quality ingredients and standards that apply in our aisles, including no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives, and no hydrogenated fats.

All of that deliciousness can be reserved online or with the help of a Team Member at our in-store Holiday Tables, and it’ll be ready to pick up at your local store.

*The exact items included in the Heat & Serve Holiday Meal for Four could change based on availability. Check the details on your store’s online ordering page or speak to someone at their holiday table. 

shop.wholefoodsmarket.comThe Meat of the Matter

All the turkeys we sell – including heritage, organic, kosher and brined – are required to meet our strict quality standards including being 5-Step™ Animal Welfare rated, raised without antibiotics or added growth hormones**, no animal by-products in their feed, and no added solutions or injections (except for pure sea-salt solutions for our turkeys labeled "brined").

** Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising turkeys.

Feed Four More

In addition to making it easy to order your best Thanksgiving meal, we’re also making it easy give back. Many of our stores are partnering with local organizations for a community food drive. If your store is participating, you can donate online to help give meals to a local family when you order your meal. 

shop.wholefoodsmarket.comThank Goodness for Giveaways!

We want to help you spend less time stressing and more time celebrating, so we’re offering our shoppers a chance to win a $250 Whole Foods Market gift card that you can use to purchase your Thanksgiving meal.

You can use it to order the whole meal from our online ordering site. Or buy all of the ingredients to cook the turkey and fixings yourself. Or maybe you’d choose to buy some and make some. All of those options work!

In the comments below, tell us how this gift card will help you create your best Thanksgiving. Let us know by November 20 and we’ll pick five lucky winners at random.

So, what would you do with a $250 Whole Foods Market gift card to make this Thanksgiving your best?

From carving with confidence to pouring with pride, our online Holiday Cheat Sheet is your little helper all season long.

 The fine print: No purchase necessary. Promotion ends November 20, 2013, 11:59 PM CDT. Must be a legal resident of the US or Canada (except in Quebec, where it is void) age 18 or older to participate. Taxes on prize, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of Whole Foods Market, Inc., are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Winners must be able to pick up their meal at the Whole Foods Market store of their choosing.


Category: Holidays, Contests




Emily Barklage says ...
I truly believe that the best dishes come from the best ingredients, and I know that's what I get when I'm shopping at Whole Foods.
11/01/2013 2:08:50 PM CDT
Maggie says ...
I would splurge on a heritage breed turkey and a case of champagne.
11/01/2013 2:09:02 PM CDT
Anh says ...
This will be our first Thanksgiving that I'll be cooking and I'll be 8 months pregnant! So a gift card would definitely help out!
11/01/2013 2:10:04 PM CDT
anna says ...
I make Thanksgiving dinner every year for my and my husband's combined family of 13 people. I always try new recipes and strive towards healthy ones at that. A gift card win would be fabulous to get all of my organic ingredients!
11/01/2013 2:10:07 PM CDT
Mariann Roger says ...
I could use this to make a very yummy Thanksgiving dinner!
11/01/2013 2:12:17 PM CDT
Donna Janovsky says ...
With the SNAP cuts in place today, we need to help those in need.
11/01/2013 2:14:39 PM CDT
Catherine Campbell says ...
This gift card will make it a great Thanksgiving for us and some people I know who don't have a lot.
11/01/2013 2:15:17 PM CDT
Chemen Ochoa says ...
I would buy everything fresh and organic. I love to use recipes from the Whole Foods Holiday Recipe Magazines from the past. I would also like to Donate a portion of the winnings to the Food Depot, or Family Shelter that would be in need.
11/01/2013 2:16:03 PM CDT
helen byce says ...
I want to make a Turducken!!!
11/01/2013 2:16:05 PM CDT
Debbie Harp says ...
We are visiting relatives for Thanksgiving & it would be great to help them with the expense since we kind of invited ourselves!
11/01/2013 2:17:01 PM CDT
Amy M. says ...
I would treat my extended family to a wonderful organic meal.
11/01/2013 2:17:29 PM CDT
Debi Seveland says ...
I was just laid off and I would love to win so that I could share Thanksgiving and pumpkin rolls with friends and family.
11/01/2013 2:17:30 PM CDT
Cindy Williams says ...
After cooking Thanksgiving meals for my family for the past 15 years, I wanted to take a break this year and have Whole Foods make our meal this year. Now I can concentrate on my decorating and making hand made Christmas cards for the troops. Can't wait!!
11/01/2013 2:17:51 PM CDT
Tara G says ...
This is actually going to be the first year that I will be doing all the cooking and I'm a bit overwhelmed! This would definitely help make sure that I put a healthy and good quality meal on the table without all the stress.
11/01/2013 2:18:26 PM CDT
Deb Cox says ...
I would love to spend the gift certificate for my Thanksgiving meal. The turkeys and all the festive foods are so delicious. I have ordered turkeys for the past few years, and they have been appriciated, and enjoyed so much by my family. Looking forward to another yummy holiday!
11/01/2013 2:19:08 PM CDT
William Campbell says ...
This gift card will help us have the best as we give some to our local food pantry.
11/01/2013 2:19:15 PM CDT
Betsey Benagh says ...
With $250, I would splurge and let you do the work of preparing all of our favorite foods so I can enjoy the time with my friends and family. We'd likely branch out and have a wider variety of sides, plus I'd spend some of the money I would have spent on the food on a really nice bottle of wine to enjoy with the meal!
11/01/2013 2:19:34 PM CDT
Anna says ...
This year marks my first Thanksgiving in Michigan. Since my family lives far away, I spend my Thanksgiving cooking a meal with friends--our version of an 'orphan' Thanksgiving. This gift card would be a great help towards a first Thanksgiving with new friends!
11/01/2013 2:19:43 PM CDT
helenlam says ...
Get the turkey and the trimmings for it!
11/01/2013 2:20:19 PM CDT
Brian Metham says ...
This $250 gift card will help me feed friends and family who will likely decide the night before Thanksgiving to show up for dinner the next day.
11/01/2013 2:20:27 PM CDT
Allison Cooper says ...
I will use the $250 gift card to make our Thanksgiving meal more special and less work!
11/01/2013 2:20:49 PM CDT
Chris says ...
This year we're challenging ourselves: bringing together a vegan family and a paleo family for a celebration feast. This gift card can help ensure that we can prepare dishes that will satisfy everyone's diet.
11/01/2013 2:21:24 PM CDT
Diane Jones says ...
The gift card would help me prepare a meal for my family with the best ingredients possible I love shopping at Whole Foods, but don't always have the extra dollars available to shop for better quality ingredients or the time and money to travel to the northside of Indy to shop at the store (I live in Greenwood).
11/01/2013 2:21:32 PM CDT
Dee Nelson says ...
Of all the places to enjoy a gift card, Whole Foods would be the best!
11/01/2013 2:21:43 PM CDT
ETai says ...
If I won the gift card, I would order multiple meals & share it with other families.
11/01/2013 2:22:45 PM CDT