Everyone is on a budget this year. I know, it’s tough. We hope that things will get easier in the future, but for now we are looking for value and quality combined.  After all we only have one chance with that party or dinner and we need to do it right! right?

Imagine Christmas Dinner for 8 for only $30 and a New Year’s Eve party for 10 for under $40.   You can make it happen at Walmart!  With help like this, Moms don’t have to cut corners or sacrifice taste or quality when entertaining this winter.

The current economy impacts overall holiday plans for 80% of Moms, emphasizing the importance of deals like these when it comes to ensuring that Americans everywhere have the opportunity to enjoy holiday meals with their families. And with the majority of Moms planning to entertain more than 7 people for the holidays, Walmart’s fresh and affordable holiday meals help eliminate some of the stress that comes from hosting a large get-together.

Walmart’s Christmas Dinner for Eight under $30 provides all the ingredients necessary for a traditional meal, including a 10-lb Spiral Cut Half Ham, three cans of Del Monte green beans, one 10-lb bag of russet potatoes, Sara Lee dinner rolls, and a pumpkin pie. The New Year’s party basket for 10 for under $40 includes a Shrimp Tray, Vegetable Tray, Hillshire Farms Little Smokies, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Land O’Lakes Egg Nog, and a Red Velvet cake. And to give your recipes a new spin, Aarón Sanchez Sánchez of Food Network fame shares cooking tips and unique, delicious recipes he created with Walmart’s basket of holiday and New Year’s ingredients.

It’s value and quality combined that make a great party and make you look like the hostess with the mostest who spent the leastest.

And these days that’s a good thing!!

Walmart is giving away 2- $30 gift cards to my readers. (1 to each winner)

Just tell me in a comment what you serve for holiday dinners?

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This contest ends January 3,  at 8pm et and is open to US residents 18+


“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Walmart. In addition, I received a Walmart gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate and two to offer as a giveaway.”


thank you! winners have been emailed and prizes will be coming soon!

WINNERS: Carolina J and Brandy Vizz

119 Comments on Holiday Festivities for under $40 at Walmart! *giveaway*

  1. Betty
    January 3, 2010 at 7:44 am (8 years ago)

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  2. trixx
    January 2, 2010 at 11:26 pm (8 years ago)

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  3. trixx
    January 2, 2010 at 11:26 pm (8 years ago)

    Christmas dinner is usually ham with mashed potatoes, string beans, corn, dinner rolls, brussels sprouts, and an apple pie!

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  4. Lisa
    January 2, 2010 at 12:58 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m an email subscriber

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  5. Lisa
    January 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm (8 years ago)

    For New Year’s I had friends over so I made lots of different kids of appetizers (pig-in-a blanket, stuffed mushrooms, etc) and salads (shrimp salad, nicoise salad, etc). I also had a cheese board and a variety of chocolates. And of course champagne!

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  6. Susan
    January 1, 2010 at 2:47 pm (8 years ago)

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  7. Susan
    January 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm (8 years ago)

    I serve Spinach Dip for an appetizer, and then usually ham or chicken for the main course.

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  8. Amy L
    January 1, 2010 at 10:15 am (8 years ago)

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  9. Amy L
    January 1, 2010 at 10:13 am (8 years ago)

    We served ham, macaroni and cheese, and green beans for Christmas Eve dinner this year. I used Martha Stewart’s macaroni and cheese recipie, and it was yummy!

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  10. Cheryl W
    January 1, 2010 at 12:41 am (8 years ago)

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  11. Cheryl W
    January 1, 2010 at 12:38 am (8 years ago)

    This Christmas I served a Honey Brown Sugar Glazed Ham, rosemary buttered rolls, mashed potatoes and cranberry walnut cornbread stuffing. It was very delicious.

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  12. MelodyJ
    December 30, 2009 at 1:29 am (8 years ago)

    Turkey, ham ,sweet potatoes, rolls, dressing, cranberry sauc, collards and green beens

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Rose Mary W.
    December 29, 2009 at 8:00 pm (8 years ago)

    I like to make simple things at Christmas Dinner like casseroles. But on New year’s Day, we do traditional Southern Hoppin John, Greens, and Cornbread.
    formosarose@gmail.com

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  14. DiPaola Momma
    December 28, 2009 at 11:30 pm (8 years ago)

    We deviated from the norm this Christmas. Instead of turkey or ham we did shrimp and lamb. It was good but not so much on the “holiday”.. we’ll be going back. New Year’s Eve we always to the traditional Italian 7 fishes.. nom nom nom! Wanna come over?
    .-= DiPaola Momma´s last blog ..Fa La La La LA … La WINNERS Laaaaa =-.

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  15. Jessie C.
    December 27, 2009 at 12:48 am (8 years ago)

    Reddit@tcarolinep

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  16. Jessie C.
    December 27, 2009 at 12:28 am (8 years ago)

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  17. Jessie C.
    December 27, 2009 at 12:28 am (8 years ago)

    stumbled the giveaway@tcarolinep

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  18. Jessie C.
    December 27, 2009 at 12:24 am (8 years ago)

    I’m a subscriber.

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  19. Jessie C.
    December 27, 2009 at 12:23 am (8 years ago)

    I served turkey, ham, green been/sweet potato casserole, salmon…etc.

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  20. Samantha Daleo
    December 26, 2009 at 4:57 pm (8 years ago)

    We served an Italian Christmas. Eggplant parm, spaghetti, anti pasto salad, garlic bread..etc…

    I have also twittered:)

    @samdaleo

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  21. CMC
    December 26, 2009 at 9:26 am (8 years ago)

    E-mail subscriber

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  22. CMC
    December 26, 2009 at 9:26 am (8 years ago)

    We typically serve turkey and a pasta dish (such as stuffed shells or baked ziti) for the vegetarians.

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  23. Kimberly
    December 26, 2009 at 5:36 am (8 years ago)

    i subscribe to your updates by email.

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  24. Kimberly
    December 26, 2009 at 5:35 am (8 years ago)

    I serve the traditional turkey or ham, side dishes of mashed potatoes and gravy, and beans with bacon. Pumpkin Pie for dessert.

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  25. shel
    December 25, 2009 at 12:56 pm (8 years ago)

    We always spend the holidays at my mom’s house and the traditional dinner is usually ham. I’m usually in charge of bringing rolls and jello. My grandmother also brings cheesy potatoes, my favorite.
    .-= shel´s last blog ..GIVEAWAY: OXO – STAPLES =-.

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  26. Linda Kish
    December 24, 2009 at 7:52 pm (8 years ago)

    I will be going out to dinner with my mom to a restaurant so she is not alone.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  27. brandy vizz
    December 23, 2009 at 10:49 pm (8 years ago)

    we make beef and potatoes. long tradition!!!!

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  28. Jeanine
    December 23, 2009 at 8:21 pm (8 years ago)

    I serve Honey Baked Ham, collards and candied yam for holiday dinner.

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  29. Andrea H
    December 23, 2009 at 5:09 pm (8 years ago)

    Email subscriber.
    .-= Andrea H´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – O’ Christmas Tree =-.

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  30. Andrea H
    December 23, 2009 at 5:08 pm (8 years ago)

    I serve honey baked ham, yeast rolls, sweet peas, mac n cheese, mashed potatoes and pecan pie for dessert. Yum!

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  31. pixie13
    December 23, 2009 at 3:01 pm (8 years ago)

    I don’t host the holiday dinners; we usually go to family’s on Christmas Eve dinner. But for Christmas day I have lots of good little munchies around that people can snack on without me having to cook. Fresh vegetables, good cheese, sliced meat, crackers, spreads, etc. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  32. Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy
    December 23, 2009 at 2:50 pm (8 years ago)

    We don’t have Christmas Dinner at our house but we usually bring desserts with us to my parents house. Thanks for the chance to win.

    crystal_reagan at hotmail dot com
    .-= Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

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  33. Vicki Wurgler
    December 23, 2009 at 1:54 pm (8 years ago)

    turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans and if it is a ham then scalloped potatoes with corn

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  34. karen M
    December 23, 2009 at 1:33 pm (8 years ago)

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  35. karen M
    December 23, 2009 at 1:33 pm (8 years ago)

    Turkey and a ham.. with so many family members visiting, it goes a long way
    Thank You!!!

    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

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  36. GeorgiaMist
    December 23, 2009 at 12:30 am (8 years ago)

    We ALWAYS have Shepherd’s Pie on Christmas Eve — in honour of The Shepherds who kept watch over the flock on the night Christ was born.
    .-= GeorgiaMist´s last blog ..OIKOS GIVEAWAY WINNER! =-.

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  37. Liz Patillo
    December 23, 2009 at 12:21 am (8 years ago)

    I really like the Sienna.

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  38. Sherry Winckel
    December 22, 2009 at 8:04 pm (8 years ago)

    I say the simpler the better. This year we are doing a roast and potatos. Put it in the crockpot and whala. The kids think it is fun to drink Martinelli out of my glass goblets. Gotta use them at least once a year, right.

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  39. Lauralee Hensley
    December 22, 2009 at 2:48 pm (8 years ago)

    I subscribe via email. lfhpueblo (at) msn (dot) com

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  40. Lauralee Hensley
    December 22, 2009 at 2:47 pm (8 years ago)

    On Christmas It’s A nice ham dinner with mashed potatoes, garden salad, a fruit salad with cool whip, rolls, olives, relishes, and a birthday cake for Jesus.
    On New Year’s Day, it’s Mexican Foods, taco’s, burrito’s, chips with cheddar/salsa dip, a chicken enchilada casserole, salad too.

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  41. Marci
    December 22, 2009 at 12:48 pm (8 years ago)

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  42. Marci
    December 22, 2009 at 12:48 pm (8 years ago)

    Ham, potatoes and gravy, stuffing, brussel sprouts, green bean casserole, rolls and sparkling cider…..YUMMY!

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  43. Benita G.
    December 22, 2009 at 12:29 pm (8 years ago)

    Follower via GFC.

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  44. Benita G.
    December 22, 2009 at 12:28 pm (8 years ago)

    Email subscriber.

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  45. Benita G.
    December 22, 2009 at 12:28 pm (8 years ago)

    I love our Christmas Eve tradition. We serve several entrees of fish, different kinds of fish like linguini and shrimp, chilean sea bass, flounder, calamari etc.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. Mami2jcn
    December 22, 2009 at 12:09 pm (8 years ago)

    I subscribed to your feed via email.

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  47. Mami2jcn
    December 22, 2009 at 12:08 pm (8 years ago)

    Turkey and mashed potatoes are staples of any holiday dinner.

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  48. Alyssa
    December 22, 2009 at 10:05 am (8 years ago)

    I’m an email subscriber.

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  49. Alyssa
    December 22, 2009 at 10:04 am (8 years ago)

    We typically have turkey, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole as our staples, with a variety of other side dishes & desserts. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  50. Betty
    December 22, 2009 at 9:42 am (8 years ago)

    email subscriber

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  51. Betty
    December 22, 2009 at 9:42 am (8 years ago)

    Usually Turkey and then Ham on New Years. Sweet potatoes, dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes Green beans … the classic array followed by pumpkin pie

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  52. DeeAnn S
    December 22, 2009 at 8:59 am (8 years ago)

    We like spiral cut ham with a brown sugar glaze, twice-baked potatoes, marshmallow yam casserole, burnt butter brussel sprouts, creamed corn and limas, relish tray, chunky cranberry relish, and pecan pie! Can’t wait, I’m drooling just thinking about it! Thanks.

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  53. Sharon Rooney
    December 22, 2009 at 8:00 am (8 years ago)

    E-mail subscriber.

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  54. Sharon Rooney
    December 22, 2009 at 7:59 am (8 years ago)

    Usually for my holiday dinner I have Turkey with all the trimmings but his year I’m going to have Lasagna, a nice salad and garlic bread.

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  55. Nancy
    December 22, 2009 at 7:55 am (8 years ago)

    I am an e-mail subscriber.

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  56. Nancy
    December 22, 2009 at 7:54 am (8 years ago)

    Usually it’s Southern traditional: turkey/ham, dressing, mashed potatoes,sweet potatoes, relish tray, rolls, and pies for dessert.
    This year my daughter home from college far away has requested lobster, cold lemon/garlic potatoes, and chocolate cheesecake. It should be interesting!

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  57. Deborah
    December 22, 2009 at 5:25 am (8 years ago)

    I am a subscriber.
    .-= Deborah´s last blog ..Welcome to FeedBurner =-.

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  58. Deborah
    December 22, 2009 at 5:24 am (8 years ago)

    We usually serve the works. Turkey or Ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, corn, salad, rolls, and pies.
    .-= Deborah´s last blog ..Welcome to FeedBurner =-.

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  59. Shawna OBrien
    December 22, 2009 at 12:17 am (8 years ago)

    For holiday dinners, we typically have Prime rib or Turkey (sometimes we have both), heart attack mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing ,rolls, salad, pumpkin pie & ice cream, cranberry sauce and tamales.

    ShawnaMichelle@ymail.com

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  60. Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}
    December 21, 2009 at 10:36 pm (8 years ago)

    We serve a traditional meal for for holiday dinners — ham or turkey, gravy, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and/or stuffing, and maybe some cranberry relish, and pecan pie :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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  61. Carolina J
    December 21, 2009 at 9:10 pm (8 years ago)

    we eat ham with all the traditional sides

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  62. Ava
    December 21, 2009 at 7:34 pm (8 years ago)

    I always serve ham with all the fixins!

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  63. ShootingStarsMag
    December 21, 2009 at 4:41 pm (8 years ago)

    we usually go with some ham and scalloped pototatoes…maybe salad, bread. country food!
    .-= ShootingStarsMag´s last blog ..R.I.P. Brittany Murphy =-.

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  64. Tamara B.
    December 21, 2009 at 4:04 pm (8 years ago)

    I am a subscriber.
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  65. Tamara B.
    December 21, 2009 at 4:04 pm (8 years ago)

    We will be serving Cornish Hens with wild rice,green bean casserole and delicious family rolls.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  66. Krystyn
    December 21, 2009 at 3:32 pm (8 years ago)

    I like to do traditional foods, turkey, sweet potatoes and green bean casserole.
    .-= Krystyn´s last blog ..Happy 6th Anniversary to Us =-.

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  67. Beth
    December 21, 2009 at 1:52 pm (8 years ago)

    We usually do a ham dinner.

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

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  68. Tawnda
    December 21, 2009 at 1:08 pm (8 years ago)

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  69. Tawnda
    December 21, 2009 at 1:08 pm (8 years ago)

    usually, it’s ham

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  70. Sandra
    December 21, 2009 at 1:07 pm (8 years ago)

    For Breakfast:
    We are having chocolate chip muffins and cranberry orange muffins with eggnog coffee

    For Lunch:
    We are serving Ham with mac and cheese,dirty rice, green peas, carrots, yams, maybe a salad, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, fudge marble cake with ice cream (from schwans),
    .-= Sandra´s last blog ..My Walmart Deals 12-20-09 =-.

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  71. Barbara M
    December 21, 2009 at 1:01 pm (8 years ago)

    RSS subscriber

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  72. Barbara M
    December 21, 2009 at 12:59 pm (8 years ago)

    We usually serve ham with cheesy potatoes.

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  73. Deb Anderson
    December 21, 2009 at 12:54 pm (8 years ago)

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  74. Deb Anderson
    December 21, 2009 at 12:54 pm (8 years ago)

    I stumbled this giveaway

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  75. Deb Anderson
    December 21, 2009 at 12:52 pm (8 years ago)

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  76. Deb Anderson
    December 21, 2009 at 12:51 pm (8 years ago)

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  77. Deb Anderson
    December 21, 2009 at 12:51 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m a Southern cook so holiday dinners are full of good ol’ home cooking! In particular, pecan-crusted glazed ham, sweet potato casserole, fruit salad, deviled eggs. For dessert, my family just loves German Chocolate Cake. I only make it at Christmas or really special occasions, so it’s definitely a treat!

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