This is not a free app. I think its completely justified to pay to install the app. It has a nice interface, nice step by step cooking instructions/videos, and no ads. Makes it convenient to cook with your phone next to you. But now the app has updated, forcing us to purchase credits in order to unlock recipes to look at. This is absolutely ridiculous. At this point, why wouldn't I just look up the recipe online? I do not want to pay to look at a recipe I'm not sure if I'm even going to make. This app is now useless.
The addition of fun bux credits to unlock recipes in a paid app is a mystifying choice. I use budget bytes bc I am below the poverty line, folks. I know yall in silicon valley probably don't even know what foodstamps are but I assure you if I can fill out the forms to get them I'm willing to put out the modest effort of writing the names of the recipies I like down in my notebook and navigating to the site instead of buying ladle bucks to save me the effort lol
I thought it was pretty justified to pay for an app full of high-quality, easy to follow recipes. Then the app was changed so that we’re forced to buy credits to access a lot of recipes. That's pretty messed up, to make people pay for an app and then make them pay even more inside the app, for recipes that are available for free online.
Like other reviewers, I had purchased this app to show my support for Beth, and I had no problem doing so. However, I'm not quite pleased with the new feature of paying more if I want more recipes, and the process for earning them through logging in is ridiculously slow. I still love the website and the recipes, but I'm disappointed in the direction the app is going.
Uhhhhhh I paid money for this app, which I think is ridiculous for a recipe app anyways. But I love Beth's recipes so I decided to support her and purchase it. But now I have to pay to unlock more recipes?!?! Absolutely ridiculous.
I was kinda already annoyed that I have to pay for the app, but I put up with it since I was supporting the site, but now I have to pay for the app and then pay for the credits to get more recipes? What? Granted, we can earn them for free by logging in every day, etc. But I've already paid for this app, why am I asked to pay more for credits? It defeats the "budget" part of everything.
Announcing the all-new Marketplace Feature! The Budget Bytes App comes with 500 of Beth's favorite recipes pre-loaded, but now you can access new recipes and recipe bundles in the Marketplace. Earn free credits every day simply by opening the app and tapping the marketplace screen. Or if you just can't wait, purchase SideChef credits in your profile page to get new recipes right away. Can't wait to hear your feedback!
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