UPDATE: Per Weight Watchers request, links to their site have been removed from this post. They asked us to either remove the links or disable users from leaving comments on this post. We have opted to remove their links.
If you’ve been thinking about joining Weight Watchers, you can currently sign up for Weight Watchers Monthly Pass and you’ll get your second month free, which works out to $21.48/month as it’s normally $42.95/month (prices vary by location).
Weight Watchers Monthly Pass
With Monthly Pass, you get
- free registration (always a plus!)
- unlimited meetings each month (although you’ll only weigh-in once per week)
- free eTools the Internet weight-loss companion
- lowest price per week
Note that your Monthly Pass does auto-renew, so you’ll need to cancel before the end of your second month if you don’t want your card to be charged at the regular rate. You’ll still be able to use your Monthly Pass for the full two months as long as you cancel after the second month starts.
It’s super easy to cancel your Monthly Pass online, no phone call necessary. Know that they do charge your credit card up to 15 days prior to the end of each month because your Monthly Pass is sent via postal mail.
Weight Watchers Online
If you’d rather just try Weight Watchers Online, they’re currently offering a buy 3 months, get 1 month free offer. The standard monthly fee is $18.95 + $29.95 for the sign-up fee, but with the 3-Month Savings Plan, you’ll pay $65 total for 4 months ($16.25/month and no extra sign-up fee).
Note that this is also an auto-renewal offer, so you’ll need to cancel once your fourth month starts if you don’t want your card to be charged at the regular rate.
My Experience with Weight Watchers
I (Laura) have actually joined Weight Watchers a few times – my first (and most successful) time was right after college, but then I took a missions trip and didn’t start back up until after my first child was born. I took a break for a while and then joined again after my second child was born.
I’ve used the Monthly Pass each time I signed up because I wanted the lowest price per week and I wanted the motivation of knowing that I’d already paid for something to get me to go to meetings. I also really enjoyed the eTools, especially the access to the iPhone app. I set the app up to remind me to track throughout the day.
My mother actually used only Weight Watchers Online when she decided to lose weight about a year ago. She really enjoyed the online tracker and all of the recipes she found online, and she had great success with the program.
Everyone uses Weight Watchers a little differently, so what worked for me may not work for you. Still, if you’re looking to give Weight Watchers a try, these are both great deals to get you started.
Your turn: Weight Watchers veterans: what tips do you have for people looking to get started?