Meal kit subscription services are for busy people who may not want to plan, shop and prepare their meals every week. While small families can save money on these services, for larger families the cost of these monthly subscription boxes can be steep. Using the Buyer’s Guide comparisons, here are the prices per meal when you subscribe to one of the following four boxes. Most subscription kits ship three boxes per week.
- Marley spoon: $5.25 per serving
- Hello Fresh: $6.99 per serving
- Blue apron: $9.99 per serving
- Green Chef: $11.99 per serving
For a couple, at the lower price end, Marley Spoon, you’d spend an average of $10.50 per box, with three meal boxes per week, that’s $31.50 per week or $157.50 per month. For a family of four, that would go up to $21 per box, $63 per week, or $315 for five weeks.
At the more expensive end, for Green Chef, a couple would pay $23.98 per meal, $71.94 per week, or $359.70 per month. A family of four would pay $47.96 per box, $143.88 per week, or $719.40 per month. Certainly people have to eat, but probably not at this price.
In conclusion, quitting just one of these activities will save you money, but imagine quitting them all at once. You could easily save between $500 and $1,000 in five weeks!
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