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Want to sample some of the bestlike , and for less than half the normal price? Sure you do. You can test nearly all of them and find your favorite with this semisecret hack that will afford you months, even up to a year of meal kits for more than 70% off the regular cost, and far .
Here’s how to do it (hint: it involves taking advantage of promo deals and canceling at the right time), and a snapshot of how much you’ll save.
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How to get cheap meal kits for months
Nearly every meal kit I’ve tested (here’s) allows you to try several weeks of meals for a super cheap promotional price, typically about 50% off the normal price. These hugely discounted sign-up offers are often for a full recipe that will feed two, four or even six people. That’s about $2 to $5 per serving and about as cheap a meal as you’re going to find during .
Snapshot of savings
|Meal delivery service||Promo price per serving||Normal price per serving|
|*Pricing for 2-person plan|
These meal delivery deals will sometimes be spread out over three, four or even five deliveries. For example,‘s offer will . That still amounts to 13 “free” dinners, though, and you’ll get to try this easy breezy meal kit service in the process. Plus, it’ll give you a free $100 gift card to get you more meals.
deal is shorter but just as tempting. That service lets you try your first .
And then there’s the mother of all cheap meal delivery services,. This budget-friendly brand will send your first few boxes for a laughably low price per meal. It varies by week but right now, your first box will come in at under $2 per serving.
I can attest firsthand that meal kits make meal-making a breeze since you won’t have to labor over what to make, shop for ingredients or do loads of prep since many of them do the measuring and a good deal of the prep work for you.
Even without these deals, we crunched the numbers and using a convenient meal kit is just a. Factor in one of the offers and it’ll be significantly cheaper than buying the ingredients. Plus, you won’t have to take annoying trips to the store for months — or even as long a year if you try them all.
What are the best meal kit deals?
Don’t worry, I’ve made this easy and rounded up theso you can make a plan to try them all for cheap. Some promotions are likely to change from month to month, so grab the ones that look best to you now and I’ll be sure to update the post so you can find the best deals when it’s time to try a new service.
Don’t forget to cancel your meal kit service after promo ends
The big catch is that if you don’t cancel after the initial promotion ends, the service will almost certainly keep sending you boxes of meals but at the full price. Some will let you cancel right after you place your order while others will make you wait until the promo boxes have all been delivered. In cases where they make you wait, I’d suggest setting a reminder to cancel at the earliest possible time.
The worst-case scenario is you’ll get an extra week’s delivery of meals at a higher price. Certainly not the end of the world but if you’re trying to try them all for those rock-bottom offers, you’ll have to stay on your game.
Meal kits don’t have long-term commitments
Most of these deeply discounted sign-up offers won’t rope you into any long-term contracts. In fact, they make it fairly easy to pause or cancel your service, unlike those fury-inducing gyms. But for safety’s sake, read the fine print for each service and for each individual promotion before you enter your credit card information.
Prepared meal services also have promo deals
If you don’t have an interest in cooking, many of the tophave sign-up offers too. I’ve found that the discount, by percentage, isn’t usually as good as with meal kits but there are still some cheap meals to be had. Much like meal kits, you’ll be able to cancel your service after you’ve taken advantage of the deal — or keep ’em coming if you like what you get.
Even online butchers such asand grocery delivery services such as and have some hefty new customer deals. I say try them all and let everyone else pay full price.
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