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If you’ve considered letting meal-kit company Blue Apron plan your nightly dinner menu but have been a little put off by the price tag, there’s a way to try it for cheaper. That is, assuming you’re a Costco member.

The most popular meal-kit company in the U.S. has brought its goods to the shelves of the bulk retailer. According to Eater, you could save up to 30% on the cost of an individual kit, and you don’t have to worry about being forced to buy multiple kits at a time.

Blue Apron started with two kits in its first month at Costco: Southwestern chicken tacos and beef stir-fry with udon noodles and sweet peppers.

Each Costco meal serves four and costs $24.99. That’s about $6.25 per serving. To get a meal kit that serves four delivered to your home, you’ll pay between $8.99 and $7.49, depending on how many meals you order for the week.

To get Blue Apron home delivery for a family of four, you’d have to sign up to get at least two meals in a week. That would cost you $71.92. At Costco, you could get two meals for $49.98, plus tax.

Before you get too excited about the savings, you should know that the 30% savings you get if you pick up a kit from Costco really just covers the “free” shipping you would have gotten if you had Blue Apron sent to your home. But still, a saving is a saving.

It’s also worth noting that you’ll need a Costco membership to buy the kits. But we’re working under the assumption that you already have a membership because you want one, not because you want to save a few bucks on Blue Apron.

The kits are available at 60 Costco locations nationwide.

Desiree Stennett (@desi_stennett) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder.

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