Hello Fresh, a meal kit delivery service, has a fantastic Black Friday promotion:
You will get your first meal kit box for as low as $15 per meal including sizes for 4 people.
So, the “14 meals for free” part is a little confusing. This graphic makes it easier to understand the discount:
Before I explain how to do the deal, remember this: You can cancel anytime. You are not obligated to get deliveries 2-5 if you don’t want. This means you can get $46 off your first box and then be done. Or you can do the first and second ($46 and $30 off) and then be done.
Here’s how to do the deal:
Choose your food preferences. It doesn’t really matter as you can change the recipes before you place your order.
You can scroll down a bit and click the “view our complete weekly menus” link to see what recipes are offered in the next few weeks. This helps you understand what types of meals they offer.
IMPORTANT: You’re not obligated to start your meal delivery immediately. You can elect to start next week or the week after that and if you choose to continue after the first week, you can always skip weeks if it doesn’t fit your schedule or you don’t like the meals offered.
Customize your plan size. Here’s where it gets fun.
The default is 4 recipes for 2 people (this means 4 different dinners that serve 2). You can switch things around to fit your household. For your first box, the best price per meal starts at 4 recipes for 4 people (4 different dinners that serve 4) — $3.74 per person or $59.80 total. With this promotion, you’re paying around $15 for a meal (including sides) that serves 4 people.
After you’ve selected your meal plan, you will be prompted to create your account and enter your delivery and payment info. At this point you will be freaking out BECAUSE YOU HAVEN’T SELECTED YOUR MEALS. It’s okay. You will do that on the next step.
Once you submit your payment, you get to actually select the meals you want in your first box.
The system will preselect meals for you but you get to edit everything. If you don’t want a preselected meal, click the minus sign and it will be removed. Note that some swanky meals have an additional charge.
When you’re finished editing, finish the order! You can continue to edit your meals up to five days before delivery.
I typed out a lot of words, but the whole process took me about two minutes to complete.
So, I know how some of you are going to react — I can buy these ingredients for less at the grocery store.
Yes. You absolutely can. Hello Fresh, and other meal kit delivery services, don’t help you save money on your groceries (unless having dinner ingredients + an easy recipe at home will help you from getting takeout). It saves you TIME. And I feel really good with you paying around $15 for a meal for 4.
There is no commitment to get more boxes after your first. You can cancel anytime.
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