Tuesday, March 1, 2011
E-Mealz Trial Run
Have you heard about e-mealz.com? It's a site my BFF Dave loves to promote, so of course I had to check it out. For months now I've been debating giving it a whirl and I was finally convinced to part with my $5 a month and try it out.
We're back on the Dave bandwagon as you know and I'm hopeful that e-mealz.com will help me stay on track with my grocery budget and take some of the time and energy out of grocery shopping with 2 under 2.
Here's the deal: for $5 a month, you receive weekly customized meal plans based on the grocery store you like to shop at (yeah Publix!!) and the number of peeps in your family. There are also plans based on Gluten-free diets, Weight Watchers diets, Low-Fat, Low-Carb, etc. It's kind of ridiculous.
A new meal plan is sent to you each week based on the sales at your store of choice. They say that each week's groceries (for dinner prep) in this plan should run me $35-$45 buckeroos. That's before coupons! If the plan works well for us, I should easily be able to stay in our grocery budget once I add in breakfast and lunch food as well as household items (TP, shampoo, diapers, etc.)
For $5 a month, it kinda sounds too good to be true, so I wanted a way to track how it's going for us and of course needed to share with y'all if it does turn out to be the most amazing thing ever.