When we moved I heard about a deal Blue Apron was having and signed up again (new address this time - it's like I was a new customer!) and then I cancelled my account after the discount ended. Companies probably hate people like me. But oh well, it's the risk they take offering these deals. My friend Michelle is living with me right now while she house hunts and we thought it would be great to sign up for a few of these deals, enjoy a few meals, and then either cancel or suspend our accounts. We tried Plated, also really enjoyed it, and most recently Hello Fresh. Some recipes are better than others, and while it doesn't take away the task of actually making the meal, I must say it's a lot more fun to do when everything is all measured out and packaged so nicely. Not to mention I don't have to take the kids to the grocery store!
Hello Fresh offers $40 off for anyone I refer with the code: 6YDUFL so I figured I would share it here, in case anyone is interested in trying it out (and promptly canceling your account should you not want to pay full price the following week). The meals are about $10 per person (for most of these sites that seems to be the average cost), so you're looking at paying around $60 for three 2-person meals. Which is certainly not a bad deal, but not as cheap as grocery shopping yourself. but with the $40 off - it was worth it to me to get that first week of three meals. I've found the meals from all companies to be more than enough for two adults, Finn, and sometimes even enough for left overs. Mary also eats off my plate, so you get a lot for your money.
I'm not getting compensated by Hello Fresh for this blog. Well, that's kind of a lie - I mean, I do get a $10 credit for people who use that referral code, but I've suspended future deliveries on my account for now anyway and just shared on here because it's something I've enjoyed and have been impressed by. Plus, I've been just as impressed with Hello Fresh as I have with Plated and Blue Apron, so I really don't have any loyalties to one over the other (I think Blue Apron has the best packaging, but the meals have all been fairly equal and delicious). They all have vegetarian options as well as different menu options for each week's delivery.
So feel free to give it a try (referral link here and above), but if you forget to cancel your account before the next delivery, don't blame me! I barely remember myself!