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It’s a known fact that food tastes better when you’ve scored it for a good. If you like delicious eats but don’t like paying a lot of money for them, I’ve got a seriously good one that’ll allow you to try almost all the top meal kits and meal delivery services for next to nothing.
All it takes is a little organization (and maybe a few calendar reminders to be safe). You can hack the system and try all the mostfor a massive discount. And when I say discount I mean it; you’ll often pay for . That’s far cheaper than buying the groceries and cooking at home or ordering cheap and unhealthy fast food. With this meal kit hack, you’ll have all the fresh ingredients preportioned and sent to your home to make healthy dinners for you and the family.
How to try every meal kit for cheap
Almost every meal kit service I’ve tested — and— will allow you to try several weeks of meals for a super cheap promotional price. These hugely discounted sign-up offers are often for a full recipe that will feed two, four or six four people.
The deals will typically be spread out over three, four or even five deliveries. As an 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. deal is shorter but just as tempting. That service lets you try your first .
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 as a year if you try them all.
So which are the best meal delivery sign-up deals?
I’ve rounded up theso you can make a plan to try them all. 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.
Set a reminder to cancel and move on to the next one
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.
There’s usually no commitment, but read the fine print anyway
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.
There are prepared meal delivery deals to try too
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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