The Best Way to Purchase Nutrisystem

I get a lot of questions about purchasing Nutrisystem.  People often ask if they should buy the foods in a store, in a clinic, or online. They want to know if they should spring for a package or if they should just buy the foods that they think that they might like individually.  I will tell you what I think is the cheapest, easiest, and best way to purchase or order Nutrisystem foods and products in the following article.

The Place Where Most People Purchase Nutrisystem:  You may or may not have noticed, but these diet foods aren’t available in health food stores, grocery stores, or pharmacies.  I think that this is the case for a couple of reasons. First, there are tons of foods in this plan – around 150 -170 at any given time, so stocking all of them would require a large commitment on the part of the stores.  Secondly, the company probably thinks it makes sense to avoid a third party to deliver and promote their products (as well as giving them more control.)  So while there are a few clinics scattered about, the vast majority of people just place their orders with the company online or over the phone.  In exchange for making friends with the latest technology, they will often give you discounts, coupons or free foods.

The Cheapest And Easiest Way To Buy Nutrisystem:  This is the part where you really have to evaluate how long you plan to be on the diet.  Because if you’re going to try it out for at least a month, then ordering a monthly package can make a lot of sense.  The cost per meal goes way down this way, to where you are paying just over $ 2 per meal. And as you will be eating five times per day (and five of the meals to accomplish this) it can be very expensive (not to mention time consuming to order each one separately) to go in figure out how many meals and how to space these out.  Now, you can chose your favorite foods as part of a package and hand pick your items and this sort of combines the best of both worlds in my opinion.  But, if you’re just wanting to try certain things they do sell the foods individually.

Also, if you plan to be on the diet for more than a few months, you may want to take a look at auto delivery.  This is simply where you allow them to ship a new package to you at a set time (you chose the package beforehand.)  This is very convenient because you don’t have to remember anything and they will offer you discounts and free shipping for trying this service, which you can cancel at any time.  Also, the best coupons are almost always reserved for auto ship.  You can sometimes find the $ 100 off coupon for this one (which is about 1/3 off.)

With that said, there are some really good savings to be had without making this commitment.  The company does allow some websites and blogs to offer the discounts as a third party, but the actual order and distribution almost always lies with the company. There is also the new Nutrisystem Flex plan which allows you to take weekends (or any two days) off and the flex is about $ 100 cheaper than the regular plan and sometimes more than that with coupons.  So this can be a really cheap way to try the foods without having to order the items one by one.