By Alex Howard (twitter:@alexhoward99). About 44 million Americans will be taking to the road for the holiday with over 90 percent of them driving. but thanks to cheaper gas prices, the trip will cost them a little less this year. "Most importantly gas is just about 80 cents a gallon less now than it was this time last year. so more money in you pocket to spend on other things." said Dick Jacobs, President of AAA Southern New York According to the New York Farm Bureau the cost of Thanksgiving dinner up about 3% from last year, so the extra cash may come in handy for many families.