Meal planning is one of the key components to reducing your grocery bill & saving money by planning ahead. The key with menu planning is to follow the store sales & buy what’s on sale & then plan your meals around those items. Build a Menu is an online menu planning service which helps you to save time & money by not only providing you with sample menus for a variety of different food categories, but also showing you the current prices at your local grocery stores for those recipes that you choose. This enables you to see which recipes would be the most cost-effective for that week’s menu.
The way it works is that Build A Menu creates menus for each week & then they show the current price for all the ingredients in the recipes, at each of the featured stores. If your store is not listed, they have a general store category as well for any store. You can choose from a large variety of recipes – everything from Family-Friendly, Low Carb, Gluten Free, Low Fat & more. As you search the recipes, you’ll be able to see what the prices are for each of the ingredients in the recipes. This way you can take advantage of sale prices on cuts of meat, produce, and more to help trim your grocery budget by buying the sale items. As you choose your recipes & build your menu, Build A Menu will be showing you a running total cost of all the recipes together so you can see what will fit best for your budget. Build A Menu also will give you a shopping list for the ingredients, organized by category.
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Giveaway: 4 Readers win a Three – Month Subscription to Build A Menu
Build A Menu is offering 4 readers a 3 month subscription to Build A Menu to try out the online menu planning service. Each 3 month subscription is valued at $22.
This giveaway will end on Tuesday August 7th at 9pm pst.
The winners will be drawn using “And the Winner Is” plugin and announced on the blog. We will also email the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to contact us, otherwise a new winner will be drawn. US residents only & you must be 18 yrs or older to enter the giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook in any way.
Here’s how to enter this giveaway::
1st Entry (required entry): Check out Build A Menu & tell us why you’re excited to try out an online menu planning service.
Extra Entry : (make sure these are all separate comments, with a comment for each entry)
2) Leave a comment saying you like Build A Menu on Facebook
Disclosure: This is a sponsored giveaway with Build A Menu. 4 winners randomly chosen will win a 3 month subscription to Build A Menu. All opinions are 100% ours. See our disclosure statement for more details.