Black Friday and Cyber Monday Food Deals
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Food
Your refrigerator may soon be full to the brim with Thanksgiving leftovers, but Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great times to think ahead about getting in on the food blessing that is subscription boxes.
While many tend to think of Black Friday and Cyber Monday as days to save big bucks on flashy kitchen appliances and cookware, this is the time to save on sub boxes as they also drop in price. In other words, if a wine fridge isn’t in the cards this year, try a sub box as a way to treat yo’self instead. Or shop for that uncle who has everything—except a beer of the month subscription—or finally take the plunge and try a meal-kit delivery service. Below, the best sub boxes to buy now.
The sale: Get $20 off per box for a total of $80 for your first month
If you’ve ever struggled to get dinner on the table before the kids bedtimes, look to Hello Fresh. They box up 30-minute or less dinner recipes and let you decide between 2 or 4 people, choose 2 to 4 recipes per week. Also, if you’re going out of town, you can always skip that week if you do it in advance. Or worst comes to worst, gift the box to a neighbor.
The sale: Free bacon for life—or at least, whenever you order a box.
A monthly meat-delivery service, ButcherBox sends a custom-created box of meats of your choosing for $129 a month. The box contains 8 to 11 pounds of meat—enough for 20 to 28 meals. Beef is grass-fed, chicken is free-range and organic, and pork is heritage breed, with different cuts, burgers, and sausages available.
The sale: $5 off any Black Friday order with code Friday5.
An online liquor store, Drizly hinges on the promise that it will deliver your favorite craft beer or Malbec to your door in an hour or less. If you want to go ahead and just gift this to yourself, no judgement.
The sale: Will likely offer a Black Friday 15 percent off option; check the website for details closer to Black Friday.
Farm Fresh to You delivers organic produce to your door from a local farm in your area. You can change delivery and frequency of boxes, with the option to customize your box, add things to your “never send” list (sorry, fennel), and add farm extras like honey or eggs as needed.
The sale: In the past, Mouth has held 20 percent off monthly subscription sales during the weekend of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so check back.
Delivering foodie treats every month, Mouth subscribers can choose specialty boxes, like pickles, or choose a box that highlights different treats. For example, the “Indie States of America” box highlights a different state each month, with 4-5 various goodies included from the state, like sauces, chocolates, and jerkies. Normally, boxes are $60 or so a month, paid in a three-month subscription, with discounts for longer subscriptions.
The sale: In the past, Cratejoy has offered discounts from 10 percent on different subscription options; they will announce this year’s sale on Monday, November 26.
Think of Cratejoy as a one-stop shop for all subscription boxes. Caffeine fiends might need a Coffee Crate, gluten-free pals would be thrilled if you signed them up for Pigasus Pizza Box.
The sale: While they haven’t announced details yet, in the past, the food emporium has offered 20 percent off online purchases between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
This New York staple offers subscription boxes as well as one-off gourmet treats. One subscription box to watch is their Community Supported Fishery box, which has the best of the Fulton Street Fish Market in 3, 6, or 12 month installments.