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When Blue Apron revealed their four meals for $12.96 sale — including shipping — everyone went crazy, with over 1,000 KCL readers (including me!) buying the deal. It’s no surprise, since meal prep services are convenient for everyone, from families to adults who are WFH and tired when dinnertime rolls around. And when you find a meal kit delivery service on sale, that’s even better.
While most meal delivery services offer deals the first time around, prices tend to go up on the next order — and it can get pricy. I rounded up the best meal kit delivery services on sale right now. And I included how to cancel each one, in case you’re not interested in continuing after the initial discounted rate.
Here are the best deals on meal delivery kits and how to save money right now on mail delivery kits, including Hello Fresh, Purple Carrot, Blue Apron, and more. Check out meal delivery services that have huge savings right now, especially for first-time subscribers.
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What are the best meal delivery deals right now?
For the best deals on meal delivery kits right now, look no further than Every Plate, where the cost per serving comes down to $2.62 with their discount code if you’re a first-time subscriber. First-time subscribers of Blue Apron can also snag meals at a cost per serving of $3.24 (see below for details). As a first-time subscriber, you also get free shipping on your first box (for most meal delivery kits, shipping is usually around $9.99 per box).
Even Hello Fresh ($4.49 per meal with their promo code) is offering 16 free meals right now, plus three surprise gifts and free shipping.
For prepared meals, or meals that come ready to heat up and serve, your best bet is Sunbasket, where their promo code drops the price per serving to $5.33. Right now, they’re offering $90 off your first four deliveries, plus a free gift and free shipping.
During my research, I found that once you added meals to your cart and added your email, you were then emailed more codes to use the very next day. Case in point? EveryPlate emailed me that besides the $1.79/meal offer, they would offer me 20% off another two boxes. And with ButcherBox’s classic custom box order, from now until Oct. 22, they’re offering free bacon for life (as long as you subscribe). Shop the deals below and see what offers show up in your email inbox as well.
Do meal kit sign-up deals have commitments?
The short answer: nope! All the big meal delivery services that I break down below allow you to pause your subscription or cancel your subscription at any point. It’s important to note that many of the food delivery kits, such as Blue Apron, ask you to cancel before any order in your account is shown as “Ordered Processed” or “Shipped.” Once an automatic order has been processed, it can’t be canceled, so it’s important to cancel your account before a new box is being mailed out.
I decided to take advantage of the sign-up promo deals for each meal delivery company and from there, choose my favorite meal kit to continue with. Here are the huge discounts I’m seeing for first-time customers.
Are there coupons and promo codes for first-time orders?
You’d better believe it. Getting first-time orders and new customers is priority numero uno for these meal box companies, and that’s where we show up to tell you about the best offers available. We’ll show you how you can test these companies and get a great deal at the same time. Whether or not you decide it’s worth continuing your subscription is up to you. Here are the best new user promotions live now.
With EveryPlate, you can choose from their flexible weekly menu. As a first-time subscriber, the discount code QI-ICBQP was applied to my account, and I got $38.40 off, making three meals for four people cost $21.48.
EveryPlate meals cost per serving
As low as $1.79 per serving + $9.99 shipping. After factoring in shipping, as low as $2.62 per serving.
After the first week, it goes up to $5.82 per serving.
How to cancel EveryPlate
To deactivate, call EveryPlate Customer Care at (973) 210-4915 or use Live Chat on EveryPlate.com and state that you wish to cancel your account.
Blue Apron is a family favorite, as they’re designed to be ready in 30 – 40 minutes and offer kid-friendly meals for the whole fam. My kids (ages four and two) personally go crazy for the sheet pan cheesy chicken. Right now, you can get $110 off across your first five Blue Apron boxes, and your first box ships free. After your introductory offer, the cost goes up to $11.99 per serving, with a $9.99 shipping fee per box. Once you subscribe, you’re offered various coupon codes as your subscription continues that are emailed to you directly.
However, you can snag four Blue Apron meals for $12.96 (shipping included) right now with their 2-serving plan, which breaks down to $3.24 per serving.
Blue Apron cost per serving
$11.99 per serving — currently discounted to $3.24 per serving.
How to cancel Blue Apron
You can skip orders or pause your subscription up to five weeks in advance. If you want to cancel your Blue Apron subscription, head to your Plan Settings page in your Account Settings. Next to “Meals or Wine,” click “Edit,” and then “Pause/Cancel Subscription.” You’ll see the options to pause your deliveries for four, six, or eight weeks at a time, or cancel your subscription. Select your desired option and click “Next.”
HelloFresh has a variety of meal plans to choose from, including quick and easy meals and family-friendly meals.
HelloFresh cost per serving
As low as $4.49 per serving. Right now, you can get 16 free meals, plus three surprise gifts, and free shipping with your purchase.
How to cancel HelloFresh
Once you’re logged in to your account, click on your name in the upper right-hand corner, and then click “Account Settings.” Scroll down on the plan settings page and click “Cancel Plan” (under “Status” section).
Home Chef offers $90 off for your first three orders, with the voucher automatically being applied to your account once you get started.
You can choose your weekly delivery day, and for three recipes per week for two people, the subtotal is $59.94 with a shipping fee of $9.99. The first-week discount is $30, so the first week’s estimate is $39.93. Typically, Home Chef costs $8.99 – $11.65 per serving.
There’s a Home Chef First Responder, Health Care, and Teacher Discount, where you can save 50% on your first box (up to $60) and 10% on all future orders once you verify your employee ID.
Home Chef cost per serving
For your first order, the cost is $4.99 per serving. It then goes up to $8.99 per serving.
How to cancel Home Chef
To cancel your Home Chef subscription, log in, click “Account” in the upper right corner of your dashboard, and click on the “Account Settings” tab. The option to pause your subscription is on the bottom of the navigation tabs on the left.
Sunbasket offers fresh and ready bowls that are ready in minutes, and the company promises organic produce and clean ingredients.
Right now, they’re offering $90 off your first four deliveries, plus a free gift and shipping.
Sunbasket cost per serving
$5.33 per serving (with discount). The first box ships free, but after that it’s $9.99.
How to cancel Sunbasket
Once you’re in “Account Settings,” scroll down and click on “Manage My Subscription” at the bottom of the page. From there, click on “Cancel My Subscription” and follow the steps.
Martha & Marley Spoon is loved for its high-quality ingredients, but it’s reflected in its cost. Good thing for us, they have one of the best intro discounts of any meal kit.
Martha & Marley Spoon cost per serving
$12.66 per serving, with shipping coming in at $9.99. For three meals per week for two people, the cost is $65.94.
There’s a $40 discount that’s automatically applied to your first order (the promo code was H40GWXM5O), bringing the cost down to a total of $35.93, or $5.99 per serving.
How to cancel Martha & Marley Spoon
You can cancel your Marley Spoon automatic shipment enrollment at any time. To cancel, go to the “Settings” link on your account page and select “Stop subscription.”
Daily Harvest offers smoothies, bowls (harvest, chia, oat), soups, and “bites,” which are basically little frozen energy balls, as well as flatbreads and yummy Harvest Bakes.
The smoothies and bowls are designed to be eaten for lunch or breakfast, and the Harvest Bowls make a good dinnertime selection. Even better, their items last in the freezer for three months.
To get Daily Harvest on sale, you can get $20 off for nine items on your first order. You’ll get access to this offer when you go to place your first order and enter code WELCOME2022.
Daily Harvest cost per serving
Daily Harvest coupon drops cost per serving to $6.15.
Typically, Daily Harvest costs $5.99 – $11.99 per items. Shipping is $7.99 for a 9-item box. Get $20 off (nine items) your first order — you’ll get access to this offer when you go to place your first order and enter code WELCOME2022. Plus, get free shipping.
How to cancel Daily Harvest
Log in and then update the plan status for your account. Find the cancel option by selecting “Pause Plan” first. You’ll be given a few options before canceling your plan.
Green Chef offers a variety of recipes based on your preferences, including Keto + Paleo, Vegetarian, Mediterranean, Fast & Fit, Vegan, and Gluten Free. Currently, they offer $130 off your first five orders.
Green Chef cost per serving
For four recipes per week for four people, it’s $5.99 per serving. Shipping is free on first box. For four meals per week for two people, it’s $6.49 per serving.
For discounted shipping, use code MDRV135NE.
How to cancel Green Chef
Once signed in, click your name on the top right-hand side of the page to reveal a drop-down menu. Go to “Account Info.” From there, scroll down to the “Cancel Subscription” button and complete the form.
With Freshly, you receive oven-ready dishes that you just have to heat. Freshly offers anywhere from four to 12 meals per week.
Freshly cost per serving
It starts at $11.79 per serving, with four recipes per week for one person coming to a total of $47.16 and $9.99 shipping. You can save $125 on your first five orders.
There’s a $25 promo that’s automatically applied to your account for first-time subscribers. Once applied, that’s a total of $22.16 for four meals, with a cost per serving of $8.04 after shipping.
How to cancel Freshly
Sign in to your subscription, and click the icon in the top right-hand corner to get to “Settings.” You’ll see a “Cancel Subscription” link under “My Subscription,” just above “Account Details.”
With Gobble, they promise that you can cook up a fresh dinner in less than 15 minutes. Currently, they offer six meals for $36.
Gobble cost per serving
For four nights per week, it’s $12.99 per serving. Shipping is free, but after the first week, it can vary — it goes from $6.99 to $8.99.
For first-time subscribers, a promotion discount of $35.94 was applied to a plan preference for four nights for two people, for a total of $8.50 per serving.
How to cancel Gobble
You can log in to your account and follow the instructions, or contact Gobble at email@example.com or (888) 405-7481, providing your full name and registered email address to explain that you want to cancel.
Purple Carrot is 100% plant based, making it a great option for vegan and non-vegan diets. Right now, Purple Carrot is offering three recipes per week (serving two people) for an introductory offer of $59.50. The original total is $79.50, but they offer a $20 discount with the code PURPLE20. You’ll see the offer in your cart when you place your order. The first box ships free, but then goes to an $8 shipping fee after that.
Purple Carrot costs per serving
Dinner meal kits start at $9.99 per serving, and breakfast recipes cost $4.49 per serving. After the first-time discount code, the cost will be $9.92 per serving.
How to cancel Purple Carrot
Purple Carrot subscriptions are continuous until they’re canceled by the customer. Customers can cancel their accounts anytime. Before your next shipment, navigate to the “Subscription” section of your account settings and click “Change” next to “Subscription Status.” Follow the steps as outlined to cancel, and make sure you receive your confirmation email.
Splendid Spoon cost per serving
Splendid Spoon typically costs $14 per serving.
For five smoothies and five bowls per week, plus one full-day reset, the cost is $140 before discount with free shipping.
Use the code SUMMER25 for 25% off for first-time subscribers and pay $11.50 per serving for 10 items.
How to cancel Splendid Spoon
Splendid Spoon does have a specific deadline for canceling its subscription. For Wednesday deliveries, you must do so before 4 p.m. ET on Thursday. For Friday deliveries, you must do so before 4 p.m. ET on Sunday. To cancel, log in to your account, click on “Edit Your Plan,” and scroll to the bottom and select “Cancel Your Plan.” Select the reason for cancellation, and click on “Finish Cancelling My Account” to finish.
While not a meal kit — it’s a meat cuts box only — ButcherBox’s 9- to 14-pound classic box for $169 is good for individuals and families. They promise 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, humanely raised pork, and wild-caught seafood.
From now until Oct. 16, 2022, ButcherBox is offering free bacon for life. Sign up today and get one pack of bacon for free in every order for the life of your membership. This is valid for new customers only.
ButcherBox price per pound
The classic box breaks down to $12.07 per pound. Shipping is always free.
How to cancel ButcherBox
You can cancel by accessing your account and following the prompts or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call them at (855) 981-8568.