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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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I’m not one to encourage you to pay for grocery services, but if you are wanting to get better at Meal planning you might want to check out the deal on Moolala today (another daily deal site).

They have a 6 month subscription to e-Mealz for $12.  Normally this is $30, so that’s a huge break.

What is e-Mealz?
They take your grocery store weekly ad and plan menu’s off of it each week for you.  See a sample menu for your store and family size.  They even have menu’s for points based programs, gluten free, vegetarian, low carb and low fat.

On little warning for you… they are basing your menu always off that weeks ad going with the assumption that if it’s in the ad it’s a deal (bad assumption). Most menu’s focus on staying around $75 a week for your meals (this is for 7 meals only).

While you will save money to plan meals this way you will save more money buy shopping when items are the lowest price and stocking up on them — then planning your menu off whatever you want to eat this week since you already own the things you need.

    • Meguardo

      I actually do this! It works great! I still stock up on sale items and most of the time I only have to buy some produce and meat! for instance last week I spent $38 to make 7 meals because I was stocked up on the rest!

    • megan

      has anyone bought anything from this moolaa site? is it a good site?

      • JoshuaChod

        I've bought from Moolala before. Great experience all around and great customer support as well if you have any questions. You should sign up for the daily deals regularly.

    • Heather

      OK….I need some help! We have a subscription to e-mealz, but I stopped using coupons for a few months because life got too hectic. Now I am desperately wanting to get serious and start buying groceries for a lot less money, but we are down to absolutely no supper food. So I need to go to the grocery TODAY. Do I take the e-mealz list and then buy some stock up deals? It just means that today's total will be quite a bit. Any ideas?

      • Pfamcoupons

        First I look at their food list and compare that with what is already in the Pantry. If you need food today I would strongly suggest Aldi or Sav a Lot b/c their prices are much cheaper than the grocery stores. I try to stock up on things I know my family will always eat even when I am not prepared, pasta, sauces, cheese, etc.HTH

    • Mirandac

      I also use E-Mealz but I waited to store up a month's worth of recipes and then used the recipes to match up with what was truly on sale with my coupons. Because items are cyclical in sales, I'm able to cut at least 50% off their list's costs and still use the meal planning to help me stay organized!

    • Pfamcoupons

      I have been using Emealz for the last two years and it has really helped. I also like how they have it for the New Points system at WW.

    • Kelly C

      We did e-mealz for about 9 months, but started to see repetition in the meals and weren't wanting to eat/try all the ones on the plan. And we weren't saving much, but I wasn't big into coupons then. We have a great stash of recipes now, and use them frequently with our stockpile of food.

    • Abrshafer

      I did emealz for a year and really liked it while I did it but it did feel very repititive at times during the year (I did the vegetarian meal plan). I think it would be pretty easy to still coupon with it though since it uses a lot of “staples” in the menus and you could just stockpile or substitute for what is on sale.

      • Abrshafer

        Oh, and I tried two other menu planning sites and out of the 3 emealz was the most striaght forward and easy to use. You can also print the menus and grocery list. I 3 holed punched the pages and I now have all the recipes neatly organized for future use.

    • sara

      maybe I'm just confused but I can't seem to find this $12 deal. Do you have to type in a special code or anything?

      • Twinmomaaa

        Make sure you click on the Moolala link and not the Emealz

      • Abrshafer

        Just click on the link above that says “deal on moolala”. You will buy a code to use on emealz to make it 12.00.

    • Lydaugherty

      I love e-mealz :) Family of 4 used to spend $800 a month on groceries. now we only spend $400. Add that with your coupon stockpile of food? Bingo.

    • Rwilson

      I LOVE e-mealz! I hate trying to plan my meals ahead of time, but with e-mealz doing all the leg work for me I acctually enjoy cooking and planning my list each week. Especially when combined with my couponing…My family has saved a TON of money by using e-mealz and your fabulous website :) Thanks for the heads up!

    • Emily

      I love love love emealz!!!! Just got this deal, as well!!! E-mealz has definitely helped our grocery budget/bill, and it has cut down spending to over half of what we were spending on food!

    • Jenny

      Those of you who use e-mealz and love it, which plan do you use? Should I use the Publix plan since that is where I use my coupons?

    • found-n-Jesus

      Great! Been wanting to try this but been too cheap. Here is my opportunity! Thanks!

    • Marie

      I've used e-mealz for a couple of years now…my family loves it. We get to cook different things and don't have to worry about planning meals and figuring out what's for dinner each night. I use coupons and southernsavers to stock up on the things I use on a regular bases with e-mealz!

    • e-mealz is AWESOME.

    • Cuponesdebassquez

      I went ahead and got the e-mealz deal since I also had wanted to try it but not wanting to spend $5/month, I figured $2/month is worth a shot! We only get to eat maybe 4 nights together like a normal “sit down” dinner, so I'm thinking of getting the 7 day plans but picking which menu choices I like best (picky eaters in the house too!). I think it will be a good template to start with, and then substitute meal choices and recipes of my own if I don't like a certain recipe from the e-mealz list, or to use up food I already have stocked up at home instead of paying full price or barely sale priced at Publix or Kroger.

      Any suggestions for which meal plan you like best?

      • Cuponesdebassquez

        if anything, maybe using e-mealz for a few months will help me get into a routine of meal planning and make me a better meal planner overall so that later I can “wean” off of the e-mealz and still do my own recipe planning based on my couponing and pantry stocking!

    • It was still active today – hooray!

      This looks awesome and I've heard good stuff about e-mealz. I can't wait to start building our arsenal of low-carb meal plans. Currently, we have this chalkboard above our oven and we take time every Sunday to write down our meal plan for the week . . . we've been doing this for about 8 weeks and we're running out of original ideas, lol.

      This e-mealz site will SURELY put some spark back into our meals.

      Thanks so much!