I was at Costco in Rego Park earlier today, where they have fresh butterball turkeys priced at .99 cents per pound. I picked one out, purchased it, but then exchanged some words with a supervisor who encouraged me to return it. Why? The turkey had a tag marked good until 11/27, but still, I asked her if it would be ok to store this turkey in my fridge until next Thursday. She said no, that I should put it in the freezer first, and then thaw it a few days before Thanksgiving. When I explained I could not do that, as I don't have enough room in my freezer, she said I should return it, which I did, and buy another one closer to Thanksgiving because close to a week in the fridge is too long.
Before I buy my next turkey, I'm curious to hear opinions on fresh versus frozen turkey, thanks a lot and have a Happy Thanksgiving!