The monthly pass is definitely the way to go if you are planning to attend meetings. As others have already said, it's $39.99 a month for unlimited meetings and includes eTools (which on their own are $17.95 a month).
If you get the monthly pass with eTools you really don't need to buy anything else. The eTools site has a calculator and values for far more foods than the books have. You can also track on eTools.
If you don't have easy access to a computer, you will probably want the calculator (which right now is about $5.95 in most places) and possibly the Complete Food Guide. I agree with the other person who said the Dining Out Companion is unnecessary. All the information for chain restaurants in the book are available from the restaurants. General point values for ethnic or regional foods are available in the Complete Food Guide.
If you don't want to track with eTools, you will receive a free tracker at every meeting. There is no need to buy the three month tracker.
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If you have the monthly pass and an android or Iphone you can download the app that calculates points. It's free to monthly pass members. I use that instead of buying the calculator. I always have my phone with me in the grocery store when reading labels but I used to always forget the calculator!
If you plan to attend meetings, I recommend the monthly pass if you can. You pay one fee per month (mine was $39.95); you don't have to pay for missed meetings; and you can attend more than one meeting each week if you want. ETools is included with the monthly pass, that's $12.95/mo by itself. Your credit or debit card is billed and a new monthly pass for the next month is mailed to you each month.
I'm now a Lifetime member and was able to cancel my monthly pass and switch to just eTools by e-mailing WW customer service. They were very helpful.
The calculator is a "must", I think. And the companion book. The eating out one is not so necessary,unless you eat out a lot, and are in a metropolitan area. Most restaurants have nutrition information on their site.
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To find out the cost of meetings go to www.weightwatchers.com/util/mtf/inde x. aspx The monthly pass is the cheapest way to attend meetings plus you get free eTools with it. In corporate areas, it is $39.95 per month. I think it brings the cost down to an average of $9.22 per meeting and you don't need to pay missed meeting fees.
I think the deluxe kit contains everything you want. There are the dining out guides, food companion, coupon for a free calculator plus other coupons, a cookbook, a carry case and I think the 3 month journal is included in it. I don't know the cost of the deluxe kit. If you buy the calculator alone, it is on sale for $5.95 for the first one in corporate areas.
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It varies from site to site... I do not remember the exact cost where I am as they are on sale through January. The 3 month tracker is 5.95 and the deluxe kit with the calculator, guides, a small cook book all in a zippered folder are about 45 now. Last week at our meeting the leader said she has seen more and more insurance companies paying for part or all of the weekly meeting fees. If you have medical insurance, it is worth asking. You never know!
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Hi everyone! I looked online to see what it costs to go to a weight watchers meeting, but all it said was the $12 weekly fee. Can anyone tell me what to expect to pay aside from that if I want the calculator, and the dining out and food guides, and also the 3 month tracker? I just want to know what to expect when I go. Thanks!
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