I woke up this morning at 4-something a.m. However, this time it was my fault. I told myself last night that I wanted to get up at 4:30 to finish the first coat of paint on the garage ceiling. Half of it was done last night but I was so tired my bed sounded so much better. By 8 p.m. I was asleep. So … 4-something I woke up. Realized I was still tired and went back to sleep for an hour.
Now, I can do math and I know that if I fell asleep at 8 p.m., 5 a.m. means I was able to sleep for almost 9 hours. That is doing great. For the past several years 6 hours was all I was going on; not bad, but not great either. So, when 5 a.m came around I got up.
Intending to tease a friend on Facebook last night about their incoming snow, I had gone to check the weather. With the news off most days, I take things as they come and not worry about every little drop in temperatures. Well, unless it is the first or last frost, then it is important. 🙂 That is when I saw snow in the forecast for us today. Not what I was hoping to have happen. My plans to paint were for the garage. With new garage doors and actual insulation in most of the walls, the garage is finally warmer than it has been previous winters. Does that mean it will stay above 50 degrees if it falls below 30 degrees outside? I am not sure. So let’s not test it out with wet paint on the ceiling, okay?
As I laid there thinking about what I could do, I realized I had not shared the great upcoming Black Friday Weekend Sale that Plan To Eat is going to have in a few days. I really want to share this with you as they do not have sales that often.
November 27th – November 30th, all yearly subscriptions for Plan To Eat will be half off. This means that for $19.50 (or $1.60 a month) you will have access to an easy meal planning site where you can even share your recipes with others, or find new one yourself. They will even create a shopping list for your from the recipes you plan to eat during certain time periods. How easy is that?!
I have found that I save at least 30 minutes each week in writing up our meal plans, which include all 3 meals. If I sit down to write out the months meal plans it is even more time saved. I no longer have to work with an Excel spreadsheet that, while helpful and sufficient, really was clunky and left much to be desired.
Not only have the yearly subscriptions on sale, you can also buy an unlimited gift subscriptions at only $15.50 each. They would make a great gift for a busy household, someone who lives by themselves and may want help ‘diversifying’ their meals, a young couple starting out setting up home, or those who are going through some hard times and are looking for ways to save money or time. Gift subscriptions to Plan To Eat can be given at any time (like Christmas!) and will not begin until the recipient redeems the gift.
I was hesitant when I initially tried out this
service maid of mine. At the time, it was not at a point in the year to take advantage of this deal. It was the end of Spring and I needed a way to keep the meal plan under control without taking up so much of my time. Plan To Eat’s free 30 day trial showed me how easy this was to use, how clunky my previous attempts were, and how much time I could save. I hemmed and hawed, then asked my husband, “It would cost just over $3 a month. What do you think?” He asked if it made my life easier, if $3 was worth my time each month. The answer was a resounding “Yes!” I have not looked back.
Over the past few years, I could tell the months where I did not take as much time to meal plan. How? Our grocery bill jumped significantly. I was amazed. Did meal planning really make that much of a difference to our finances? Obviously it did. It meant I knew what was in the house, specifically what I needed to get at the store, and how to use what I did end up buying.
“What about the free 30-day trial? I have one/planning to get one/just heard about it?” Great question. You can still sign-up for the free 30 day trial AND get the yearly subscription deal. They will not overlap, but instead flow seamlessly from one to the other, with your yearly subscription beginning at the end of the trial date.
“I already have a subscription, but it is not set to end till ___.” That is okay, too. You can still take advantage of this deal, which will then extend your subscription expiration date by a year.
If you are on the fence, like I was at one point, about taking on this maid, I would suggest signing up for the free 30-day trial. With a week to go before the Black Friday Weekend Sale, you will be able to test out the site, plan this week’s meals, and see if it is something that will help you out in the upcoming year.
Happy meal planning!
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