Here's some great news for those of you preparing for Thanksgiving: gas prices are going down, making Holiday travelers happier but also, Turkey will be cheaper than expected this year, mainly because many retailers were able to lock in the cost of the birds before the summer’s drought sent turkey feed prices up.

Retailers who failed to get their prices locked in during the spring are now being forced to raise the prices of their turkeys up to nearly $4 a pound, more than double the approximately $1.62 per pound for the larger, luckier ones. So keep that in mind when you are shopping for a turkey. You'll probably see disparities in prices between brands and not just because of quality but also because of how much the producer paid for the birds.