Saving $1,000 a Year with eMeals

$1,000 Savings Each Year

Did you know the average family in the US spends $6,133 per year on food? That is almost 13% of your total income. You might be saying to yourself, well what am I supposed to do? We have to eat, right? What if I told you that the average household only spends $3,465 or 7% annually on food in the home? That means we are spending $2,668 or 5.4% annually on food away from the home.

Let’s take a step back and think about how we end up spending the money. Is it possible that the biggest problem we face are the days we forget to pack a lunch, make another run to the grocery store to pick up a few things, or we dodge the what’s for dinner question by ordering pizza?

The average eMeals’ customer says they save $1,000 a year. It’s not rocket science. Just like setting a budget for your family, eMeals offers the chance to stick to a plan, which reduces excess spending at the store and during the week. A simple plan is all it takes to get your spending under control.

What could you do with an extra $1,000 this year? Tell us how you would spend it using hashtag #getthrifty.

See the first post in our Get Thrifty series here.

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10 thoughts on “Saving $1,000 a Year with eMeals

  1. Brenda

    I really believe with E-meals you eat more at home, rather than eating out.

    You can even be picky with your meal plan to be thrifty.

    One thing I like is eating less processed foods (at least for my dinners at home). I subscribe to the clean eating meal plan.For my family we end up spending about 150 dollars extra in the month because we are eating healthier and eating more fresh foods.

    In the year 2012 we spent 10% of our take home income on food so we are less than national average. of that 9% was spent at the grocery store for food that was consumed in the house, and we pack lunches more often than not, and when we do eat out at work it is more of a social/community/fellowship type spending, rather than just buying food for ourselves. 1% of that was spent eating out. Most times when we eat out we will use a groupon, buy one get one free entree, or some type of coupon or special. We eat out as a family at least twice a month, and may get cheaper take out (chineese, pizza) when pressed for time. We have a date night twice a month where we like to eat out. We cook meals for the family option and have leftovers for my husband to bring to work for lunch the next day. We are two adults and one child. I just printed out my grocery list today, and crossed out what I already have, and added all the stuff I need for breakfasts and lunches. I really like the peace of mind, and it does not take me forever to find out my menu. I have not had one meal I did not like. I appreciate the service, and am a happier mom as a subscriber.

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  3. Jennifer B.

    Is there any future plan to allow two grocery stores to be entered? I split my shopping between Kroger and Aldi. I am very interested in subscribing, but do not know which store to select in the drop down.

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