One of our member’s biggest reasons to try The Dinner Daily is that they want to eat well and spend less money than they currently are. Recently, one of our members on our Family Plan tested out this week’s menu by going to her preferred store (Hannaford) and buying only the items on their weekly Dinner Daily shopping list – in other words, she only bought the items for this week’s dinners and no breakfast, lunch, or staple items. She and her husband were in the process of fine-tuning their food budget and wanted to see if The Dinner Daily could help then spend less at Hannaford, so that they could splurge one weekend night and go out to dinner guilt-free with all the money they were saving during the week!
When she told me she was doing this, I asked her to take a photo of her shopping cart and receipt as I thought it might be a great way to show that 5 nights of dinners to feed a family of five is possible for only $85 or less! (at least we hoped!)
This member does not eat gluten so two of her items – the Tortillas and the bread crumbs – were gluten-free versions, which makes them a bit more expensive. She also admitted that she forgot the coupons! So despite the fact that she didn’t use the coupons and she opted for more expensive versions of two of the items, her grocery bill was still on mark – $86.94. Had she used the coupons, even with the gluten-free items, she would have been well under $85!
Now, she and her husband are planning a nice dinner out this Saturday, while her 3 teens are out with friends – a nice reward for saving a significant amount of money during the week! As I often say, the trick to eat well and spend less is all about the plan: having one is the first step!
While this member used The Dinner Daily to spend less at Hannaford, The Dinner Daily creates customized weekly meal plans based on store specials for over 16,000 stores across the country, so it’s likely we could create a plan for you for a store near you.