(MONEY Magazine) – $408 Round trip between Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles on United is $598 if you travel Wednesday and Sunday. Fly Thursday and Monday and you'll save $190. If you're willing to take the risk, airlines are expected to slash fares up to 80% just before the holiday.
$79 A room at the Los Angeles Marriott goes for $189 most days. Budget-priced Amerisuites offers a package that includes breakfast for $49 to $89 a night.
$280 Eat coq au vin instead of turkey: Round trip New York-Paris from World Travel Network was $730 in summer.
$50 Should you decide to play host at the last minute, you can pick up a heat-and-serve Butterball turkey with all the trimmings for 10 to 12 guests.
$0 If you're doing real cooking, the company's free Turkey Talk Line (800-323-4848) has 48 bird experts who can help.