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e-mealz | Review and Giveaway

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imageE-Mealz’ goal is to provide delicious family friendly recipes with   ingredients bought on special and/or at the best price available.  Additionally, they wan to create an easy and stress free home-cooked dinner.

Once a week, you log into your account, and have a look at the menu for the store and plan you have chosen.  You then print off the menu and the grocery list for an entire week.  The menu choices are:

  • Point-System Meal Plans
  • Low-Carb Meal Plans
  • Vegetarian Meal Plans
  • Couples-Only Meal Plans
  • Kroger Meal Plans
  • Publix Meal Plans
  • Wal-Mart Meal Plans
  • ALDI Meal Plans
  • RALPHS Meal Plans
  • Any-Store Meal Plans

Serious Tested:

Pros: We’ve loved pretty much all of the meals. I’m a little pickier, so we tend to not make the ones I don’t think I will like.  I like that I don’t have to come up with all of the meals for the week on Saturday.  You get seven meals including recipes and grocery list.  And, if you don’t want a meal, you can go through the grocery list and cross off that meal on the list (by crossing off any ingredient with that meal number listed).

Cons: I wish they would utilize leftover ingredients.  For example, one week a recipe called for 1/2 of a package of feta cheese, and there was no recipe to use up the rest.  And, another recipe called for 1/2 cup of chicken broth with no use for the rest of the can.  It would be nice if everything was used up.

Also, we take our lunches and they approximately $80 a week doesn’t necessarily account for breakfast and lunch.  Most of the time, we take left over dinner, but we like to add a fruit and a snack.  Also, our whole family eats breakfast.

Our weekly grocery budget is $80, so obviously, we have to bend this.  Typically, I’ve been making 4-5 of the meals listed (which is more than enough for us) and then we use the remaining money to purchase the food for our other meals.

Having said all of that, we are quite pleased with the E-mealz plans.  It really makes it easy to plan and to shop because the list is organized in sections and by stores.  It is only $5.00/month, or $1.25/week.

Win It: You can win your very own 3 month subscription to E-mealz.

First Entry: Leave a comment.

EXTRA ENTRIES– Tweet this giveaway (leave the link to your tweet); one tweet daily; just come back and comment each time:

Win a 3 month subscription to @EMEALZ #giveaway with @SeriousKrystyn http://bit.ly/akaEbv

THE RULES:
*OPEN TO US
*Winners are chosen by random, so make sure you leave individual comments, not all in one!
*Winner has 48 hours to contact me, or another winner will be chosen.
*Contest ends Wednesday, August 18th at 9pm EST. Winner will be posted shortly after.
*Rules for each entry must be followed to be valid.

I was provided a month long subscription to E-Mealz to try out their menus and give my opinion.  No compensation was received.  All opinions are my own.


THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. I MAY EARN FROM QUALIFYING PURCHASES.

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34 Comments

  1. Sounds a-mazing!!! I hate meal-planning every week!

  2. I used to use this & LOVED it so I’d LOVE a 3 month subscription…Fingers crossed!

  3. I would really like to try this
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  4. I used emealz years ago. I had forgotten about them. I would love to see their Aldi’s plan.

  5. Stephanie says:

    The email you sent me intrigued me on it. So if I don’t win, I may check it out anyway.

    And how can you only spend $80 at the store??? I want to know!

  6. Stephanie says:

    Okay, I tweeted it. Make sure I did it right. Will you let me know? Gosh I’m such a nerd for not knowing this twitter stuff anymore. Bleh!

  7. Rebecca O'Brien says:

    Must have e-meals! 🙂

  8. mrs. hils says:

    Hmmmm, might be good for Mr. Hils to take a peek at!

  9. Shellie H says:

    I’d love to try this subscription. 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

  10. Stephanie says:

    Look at me – I tweeted again 🙂

  11. I have been considering subsribing to emealz, thanks for the pros and cons.

    Don’t know how to copy a link to my status update on twitter, but here is a link to my account. Hopefully it works.

    http://twitter.com/JennSheehan

  12. Thanks for the info. I, too, have been considering joining E-mealz.

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