Meal Kit Round-Up (Reviews and Deals/Coupons)

In my 10+ years as a blogger, I have reviewed a fair number of meal kits on the market. With the seemingly never-ending quarantine and the new normal being social distancing, something different is now more appreciated than ever.

I love trying out meal kits, they are a great way to try new recipes with new ingredients that I may not already have on hand. Here are a few of the meal kits that I’ve tried, links to reviews, and any deals or coupon codes I could find.

Overall, my favorite meal kit company is Dinnerly.

They have a nice mix of kid-friendly dishes and stuff that is decidedly more “grown-up food”. I wrote a review here. In addition to having a nice mix of dishes to choose from, the other thing I like is that Dinnerly is the first subscription meal kit service to offer $4.49 per serving. My big qualm with meal kits is that the meals can sometimes be upwards of $8-$10/per serving. At that point, you might as well go out for dinner!

Freshly is the next up on our highly received Meal companies. I reviewed Freshly in 2016, and it’s a little different that most of the other meal companies in that all of the food comes already cooked. All you do is heat and eat.

The portions are big, so if you wanted to stretch them, all you would need is an additional side, like a green salad.

Right now when you use Promo Code: LAUNCH15 you will save $60.00 on your first 4 orders($15 per order).

Here is one that I did not get a really great impression of…Home Chef. Maybe it’s because I picked recipes that had a lot of delicate ingredients (read my review here) that don’t transport well, but that was a few years ago, and they may have different recipes and perfected their shipping packaging by now.

If you want to give it a shot I found a deal for you: Right now when you order Home Chef and receive $60 OFF. That’s $10 OFF your first six orders.

I will say the thing that has changed and that I like is that you choose from up to 38 chef-inspired, customizable recipes each week — including oven-ready meals, quick-prep options, and grill packs.

Here is one that I personally haven’t tried, but I’ve seen pictures all over Instagram and a few of my blogger friends rave about- Martha & Marley Spoon.

It seems pretty simple: Each week, 10 days before your delivery day, you’ll receive an email with meal choices. If you’d like to swap recipes, you can do so under “My Account”.

Everything is shipped to arrive fresher than you might see at the supermarket. They guarantee you’ll be able to use the ingredients for at least 4 days after you receive them, with the exception of fish which should be cooked within 48 hours.

Talk Back: I’d love to hear about Meal Kits that you have tried and which ones have worked for you and your family!

September 2020: New Month, New Coupons!

file000786402730Here is your monthly reminder!  A new month means new printable and electronic coupons!

Check out the following sites:

One of my favorite websites is the Sunday Coupon Review.  It helps me plot out scenarios in advance and I can email friends to ask for coupons in advance. Remember if clipping coupons isn’t your thing, but saving money is, check out my list of Smartphone apps that can save you the big bucks! New offers are added on the Smartphone Savings Apps all the time!

September is typically the time when lunch box foods and back to school items are on sale, so there are frequently coupons or app deals to go hand in hand. However this year, because of the current pandemic, there are far less. If you aren’t finding coupons for items you want, check the apps. Ibotta and Checkout51 frequently have offers for lunch box foods (juice boxes/bottled drinks, fruit snacks, lunchable type food kits).

Here are a few of my favorite new coupons:

Save $5.00 on any ONE (1) aden + anais™ essentials swaddles (minimum purchase of $15 required)

Save $5.00 on any ONE (1) HALO® SleepSack® (minimum purchase of $15 required)

Save $0.75 on any ONE (1) 6-pack Horizon Organic® Single-Serve Milk

Save $1.00 on ONE (1) Nestle Pure Life Fruity Water 8-pack

Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Babybel® product

Save $1.25 on any ONE (1) Magnum® Ice Cream Tub

Save $1.50 off any FOUR (4) SMART ONES Products

Save $2.00 on ONE (1) 36ct or larger Advil or Advil Migraine or Advil Dual Action

Save $0.50 on any one (1) Pine-Sol® product, 40oz+

Wienerschnitzel: Get a FREE Root Beer Float on 8/6!

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Every day it seems there is a National Day of… And tomorrow is one of my favorites- National Root Beer Float Day!

It’s the fizziest, foamiest, and floatiest day of the year! Celebrate National Root Beer Float Day by picking up your FREE Root Beer Float with any purchase at Wienerschnitzel. There’s so much to love about creamy and swirly Tastee Freez soft serve swimming in Mug Root Beer—but hurry in, this deal is only available Thursday, August 6th!

Get your coupon here!

August 2020: New Month, New Coupons!

file000786402730Here is your monthly reminder!  A new month means new printable and electronic coupons!

Check out the following sites:

One of my favorite websites is the Sunday Coupon Review.  It helps me plot out scenarios in advance and I can email friends to ask for coupons in advance. Remember if clipping coupons isn’t your thing, but saving money is, check out my list of Smartphone apps that can save you the big bucks! New offers are added on the Smartphone Savings Apps all the time!

Here are a few of my favorite new coupons:

Save $3.00 any ONE (1) BOOST® Nutritional Drink or Drink Mix

Save $0.75 on ONE (1) 32 fl. oz. Simply Smoothie®, any variety

Save $0.75 on any ONE (1) 6-pack Horizon Organic® Single-Serve Milk

Save $2.00 when you buy any ONE (1) box of Uncle Matt’s Organic Probiotic Popsicles

Save $1.00 on any TWO Incogmeato™ MorningStar Farms® Products

Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) MorningStar Farms® Veggie Foods Products

Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Laundry Detergent

Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) ARM & HAMMER™ Power Paks Laundry Detergent

Save $2.00 any ONE (1) CLEAN & CLEAR® product (excludes masks, single use, and trial sizes)

Save $1.00 ANY ONE (1) Garnier® Fructis shampoo, conditioner, treatment or styling product (see details for exclusions)

Sign up for Silk®️ emails and get $1 OFF coupons

Print coupon for $1.00 OFF any variety of Whole Fruit Bars.

Sign up and receive a printable coupon for $5 OFF 1 Mucinex Product over $14.99.

New Deals from Checkout 51!

 

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This week on Checkout 51, there is a great selection of products, including some yummy frozen desserts to beat the heat.

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New to Checkout 51? Check out my post with more details here.

7/10/2020 Friday Freebies and Deals!

bright boxesThis Friday’s freebies and deals are a scootch late today because we were busy busy busy today! Appointments, phone calls, and errands to run!

But it’s never too late for freebies!

Freebies:

Free Snickers Peanut Brownie
2 Free Tacos at Del Taco
Free Children’s Shampoo & Conditioner
Free Tony Hawk Be Tobacco Free Poster
Free Care Package for Female Deployed Soldiers
Free Trolls World Tour Event at JCPenney
Free Garnier Recycling Bin
Free Wooden Crucifix
Free Custom Return Address Labels
Free Darphin Paris Hydraskin Light Creme
Free Poise Impressa Sample Pack
Free Pasta at Buca di Beppo
Banfield Pet Hospital – Free Office Visit & Consultation
Free Taco at Rubio’s
Free ASPCA Pet Safety Magnet & Window Decal
Free $5 Gift Card for Xfinity Customers

 

Deals

The Tale of Peter Rabbit Story Board Book ONLY $3.99 (Reg. $7)
Highlights Jumbo Book of Hidden Pictures ONLY $5.01 (Reg. $13)
50-ct Medical Face Mask ONLY $14.99 (Reg $34.99)
Owl Diaries #9 Paperback Book ONLY $1.93 (Reg. $5)
Amazon Prime Day 2020 News – The Wait Just Got Longer
Paint by Sticker Kids: Unicorns & Magic ONLY $3.99 (Reg. $10)
Tombow Original Correction Tape 10-Pack ONLY $10.44 (Reg. $35)
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes IN STOCK at Walmart
$10 Off Carryout at Maggiano’s
New $5.00 Denny’s Coupon

6/19/2020 Friday Freebies and Deals!

bright boxesAnother Friday, another chance to pick up some freebies and deals!

The kids and I have been doing some Pokemon Go adventuring to get our steps and exercise in, and this weekend we’re going for a drive in the country to hunt some pocket monsters!

But first, let’s see what kind of cool deals and freebies abound!

Freebies:

Deals:

06/12/2020 Ralphs Free Friday Download!

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 Today, 6/12/2020 only, download your coupon for 1 FREE free Coca-Cola Energy drink. Redeem by July 7, 2020.

Limit of one coupon per household. Digital Coupons and paper coupons may not be combined on the purchase of a single item. Specially marked items, such as Clearance or Manager’s Specials may not be eligible for Digital Coupons.

To get started, or for more info or to load the freebie to your Kroger affiliated supermarket loyalty account, click here.

You have two weeks to redeem this coupon in-store! Pick up the product at your local Ralphs store and digital coupon will automatically apply at checkout.

 

Keeping Sickness at Bay & $5 off Mucinex Coupon!

I haven’t been posting a lot of coupons lately. Either they are low value, or they aren’t for products that I think y’all would like. But, check out what popped up in my inbox this morning: Mucinex $5 OFF Coupon here.

A lot of people are battling the winter ickiness, and that includes mucus (eww). When you join Mucus Fighters Plus, Mucinex® will email you an exclusive $5 coupon and other special offers, plus tips for putting mucus in its place.

Here are a few tips to keep sickness at bay:

  1. Wash your paws! Seriously. Soap, warm water, 30 seconds of vigorous rubbing, rinse, dry. Sing Happy Birthday or count to time yourself.
  2. Throw away your used paper towels, used tissues, and put dirty dishes that have come into contact with your mouth into the sink. Don’t leave your germs around to share. In this case, sharing isn’t caring.
  3. If someone in your home is sick, wipe down surfaces they touch one a day (or more frequently). We use Clorox wipes. you can also use Lysol Spray.
  4. Change out your toothbrush! Bacteria can live on your toothbrush. Change it out once you are feeling better.
  5. If you don’t feel well, it’s ok to take it easy. Skip non-essential obligations. Your friends and family will thank you for not spreading illness.
  6. To piggyback on #5- REST. It helps you get well faster. Sleep. Take a shower. Read a book. Have a low key movie night with the kids and serve a dinner of snacks on a blanket in the living room.

Talkback: What are your tips to recovering from the winter sickies?

MyPoints: Refer Friends and You Both Earn 300 Points!

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I’ve been using MyPoints since 2011, and I’ve earned a lot of cashback just by doing my normal online shopping through MyPoints.

Right now they are offering a great deal! When you refer a new user, and they earn 300 points, you both get a 300 point bonus. It’s easy to earn 300 points!

I love using MyPoints. I can earn points shopping online and utilizing in-store pick up with stores like Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and JCPenney.

  • I ordered new shoes for the big kid yesterday for in-store pick up from JCP and earned 310 points!

There are so many point earning opportunities.

  • We did our taxes using Turbo Tax and clicked through a link to Turbo Tax on Mypoints and earned 1500 points! That’s enough points for a $10 Gift Card!

You can double dip on earning points or cash back by using a point earning credit card like American Express or Discover Cards, or taking advantage of a points program that rewards you for purchases on their website, like JCP Rewards.

I love that I can earn Amazon Gift cards which I use to offset the cost of holiday gifts.

Talk Back: What is your favorite Cashback program?