Tuesday, July 19, 2011

E-Mealz Review and Giveaway

Emealz - Easy Meals for Busy People!

So, you guys know I've been trying out E-mealz in an attempt to lower our grocery bill. So I was definitely excited when Heather from E-mealz contacted me and asked for me to host a giveaway for them. Right now, I am subscribed to the Publix Family Meal Plan. Basically, every Wednesday (the day the new sales ad comes out) the week's new menu is released. You just go to the site, sign in and download your menu. With each menu, not only is the recipe included, but so is your shopping list! They completely take all the work out of saving money, which is great. Also, what I love is that their way of perusing the sales flyers for the cheapest ingredients really coincides well with Southern Savers, so I can still coupon to save even more. It only costs $1.25 a week for this service, or $5 a month- pretty cheap considering how much money it will end up saving you!

I had signed up for the Publix low-fat plan at first, but we weren't digging on those recipes much, so we switched to the normal Publix plan. These are way more up my alley! You can check here for a sample menu and grocery list to see how everything looks, but here's an example of a menu (this is a partial one):



 They have plans based on lots of the popular grocery stores, since each menu is based on what's on sale each week. There are even gluten-free and vegetarian options!

I've really enjoyed this service, so far. I don't know about y'all, but I get horrible writer's block when making out my weekly menu. I'll think of two or three meals right away and then go blank. It's nice to be able to have a ton of ideas at my disposal. And, if ever you don't like one of the meals or aren't in the mood for it, you can always replace it with one of your family's staples. That's pretty much how I use it, and if we don't like a certain ingredient, we just change it to make it work for us. Here's the gist of it, if you want to learn more about this service.


Now for the good part: all of you guys get a 10% discount off of your subscription by entering the code "savemoney" at checkout! Also, one of you guys is walking away with a free three-month subscription to E-Mealz!

If you'd like to win:

1) Visit the E-Mealz site and tell me which meal plan you'd like to try.

2) To earn an extra entry, you can like me on Facebook.

Just leave me a separate comment per entry.

A winner will be drawn on Monday, July 25! Happy entering!

SAVE TIME AND MONEY WITH E-MEALZ MEAL PLANS

23 comments:

  1. We shop at Publix all the time. So I think we would go with the Normal Publix Plan! Sounds neat! I've never heard of e-mealz. I'm excited and I hope I actually win! - Chelsea from www.faithhopeloveandpatience.blogspot.com

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  2. I'd go with the GF or the Low-Fat Publix! I want low fat and my roommate is GF. E-Mealz seems easy to use and is such a cool concept!

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  3. I shop Harris Teeter, so I'm bummed to see that E-Mealz doesn't do a plan for them, but I'd still love to try it! I think I'd go with the regular plan for any store.

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  4. This is very cool! I'm not sure how well I'd do living in NYC. Not sure how the deals will apply, but I'm in! Worth I a try if I win right?

    I would do the Low Fat (Any Store).

    Fairway is opening near me so I'm super excited about that.

    ps I have a giveaway too. Stop by if you can:
    http://www.beholdthemetatron.com/

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  5. I also shop at Harris Teeter, and since they don't work with that store, the regular meal for any store would work for me! Thanks.

    itnyreax@pwcs.edu

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  6. We are big time Publix shoppers, so that meal plan would fit right into our lifestyle!

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  7. I shop at Publix weekly, so I would go with the LF or Family meal plans for Publix.

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  8. I love the Wal-Mart portion control meal plans. What a fantastic idea! Now if only they would deliver...

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  9. We normally shop Harris Teeter, but we could definitely do Walmart, too. Never seen this before - great idea!

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  10. I think I'd try the Kroger or Wal-mart regular plans since those are the grocery stores I shop at the most!

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  11. The Wal-Mart Family Plan for 4-6 would work best for us!

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  12. This is exciting. I have been wanting to try this. I have *liked* you on FB!

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  13. The plan I would try is the low fat walmart (regular size). Unfortunately we don't have any of the other stores in our area. But walmart is just a few blocks away!

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  14. We'd probably use the Wal-Mart for 2 plan. I've thought about trying it but I've been too afraid to acutally commit.

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  15. Gee Quiz just when I liked you on FB like last week, you come up with a FABULOUS give away. LOL

    I would use the reg family plan at any store since we are on the west coast and none of the store listed are out here.

    Thanks for a great give away....I have been thinking of trying E-Mealz since as a single mom of 2 coming up with meals is a HUGE challenge.

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  16. I think I would like to try the low fat for any store (for 2 people)!

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  17. What a fun idea! I'd love to try the Regular Family Kroger meal plan!

    Stefibeth @ aol.com

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  18. I like you on facebook!
    laura holt marshall

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  19. I hope I'm not too late! I saw this website when others had posted bout it earlier. Unfortunately, they don't carry our main groc stores (Jewel and Dominick's), so I'd pick either WalMart or Any Store (or maybe Aldi--altho I've never really tried that store).

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