One of the perks of vacationing in timeshares is that the accommodations usually have a full kitchen with all the tools and necessities to be able to cook. Instead of being stuck in a resort and paying for $20 hamburgers, you can save a lot of money by cooking within the timeshare.
We have all been to resorts where the food and drinks are outrageously priced but you have no choice but to pay the prices. Food and drinks can easily make up a significant portion of the budget.
While being able to cook in the timeshare is one important draw of timeshares, the downside is the inevitable supermarket run that you need to do. The supermarket run can take hours away from your precious vacation time. In addition, almost always, there are leftovers that simply go in the trash.
Even with the leftovers, cooking some meals on vacation can literally save you hundreds of dollars. However, my family has been using a service called Hello Fresh which sends you, via UPS, a box of food with the specific amount of ingredients and portion size to cook excellent meals.
Hello Fresh provides everything you need to cook the meals with the exception of perhaps oil or salt and pepper. It gives you detailed instructions with pictures on how to prepare and cook the meal. Most meals will take between 30-45 minutes to prepare and the food has been terrific.
We have been very happy with Hello Fresh. Although we do not use it every week, we have been happy with the food and quality of the meals.
After getting these boxes for a few weeks, it occurred to me that this is absolutely perfect for timesharing! Instead of going to the supermarket and spending you precious vacation time planning for various meals, you can arrive at the resort with a box of food ready for your use.
The box comes with freezer packs and stays good for at least a couple of days in not more. The package the food very well. You can schedule the delivery on the certain days so you can have it arrive on the day of check-in. You can also pick the specific meals that you want to cook.
This will avoid overbuying of groceries, planning for various meals and will save you hundreds of dollars so you can avoid having to eat out for all your meals.
Before going forward with this, I would make sure to call the resort and see their policy on accepting packages. Most will do so without issue but some might have an issue so it is best to call ahead.
In addition, I would try it out at home first to make sure that you like it so there is no disappointment on vacation. There is no obligation to continue and you can skip as many weeks as you like. This is only for the continuous US so this program will not work internationally.
Another perk of signing up is that you will receive $40 off your first delivery using this code:
With $40 off your first box, the first delivery for 3 meals for 2 people would only cost $30, less than the cost of one person's meal in a nice resort.
I think this is a great program and think that this can be highly beneficial for timeshare vacations.
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