Friday, January 2, 2009

Dining on a Dime

We were snowed in for two weeks, but had a wonderful Christmas nonetheless! I hope that you, my readers, had a great Christmas and New Year yourself.

I am so excited to be offering another giveaway. This time it is a book written by my efriend, Tawra Kellam, entitled "Dining on a Dime".

You can read the full story here - http://www.livingonadime.com/books/nys.html - but basically, they are overstocked and are having an amazing sale on this title as well as some others. You see, Dining on a Dime is such a popular book that it sells for full price every day of the week and so you will rarely find it on sale. But now you can get a copy for HALF PRICE! I'm purchasing one!

AND I get to give away a copy as well. Here's what you need to do:

1. Go visit the website and then come back here and post a comment telling me what looks interesting to you about the book (or set of books).

2. Leave your name and a way to get in touch with you - either an email address or blog address.

3. Enter once per day until January 7th.

We will randomly draw a winner on January 8th and notify you by email. We'll post the winner here also. We can only ship to an address in the United States.

And don't forget to sign up for RSS feeds on this blog because we have another giveaway next week and have been doing monthly drawings since October. We're getting addicted to giving stuff away. It has been really fun. The old saying is true... It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Happy New Year,
Terri

45 comments:

Berry Patch said...

This looks really neat! I like the sounds of "Penny Pinchin' Mama." I'm always looking for ways to stretch out of one income here. Thanks for hosting this!
Lisa - lisaanne29@hotmail.com

Debbie said...

I like the sounds of
"snack ideas for hungry kids"
"Make three meals from one chicken"
"real families don’t eat shitake mushrooms" WE don't either... sounds like the recipes will fit our family instead of using "wild" ingredients we would never eat!
Thanks for the offer.

Anonymous said...

My girlfriend and I were talking the other day about cutting $$ out of our food budgets, especially for our large families. I'd LOVE to give her one of these books as a gift, especially since she's going to go to work part-time while homeschooling her kids, too. Who knows...maybe if she saved enough on her grocery bill, she wouldn't have to go back to work!

The 3 meals from one chicken sounds incredible! Don't know if it would work for a family our size (7 kids), but it's worth a try! Maybe 2 chickens??? LOL!

dschmidt(at)wildak(dot)net

Anonymous said...

I think the dining on a dime looks fantastic! I am always looking for a way to shrink our grocery/dining bill and am open to ideas! I would love to win a copy of this --- chefbecky00@yahoo.com

Knitmomma said...

I am most interested in the storage solutions! I would love to know more in that area.

Julieanne said...

Hi! I agree with dschmidt at wildak dot net...I would love to see the 3 meals from one chicken book, too. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win this book! Looks neat and extremely useful!

www.homeschoolblogger.com/iLoveHomeschooling

Debbie said...

I'm always looking for practical ways to save money and resources. Thank you for the offer.
debbiedinsmore04@yahoo.com

Deb said...

I have been receiving Tawra's newsletter for a while and have obtained a wealth of information from them. I have not purchased any of their books yet though but I am sure I would not be disappointed. Tawra and Jill are both very down to earth and practical and I'm sure their Dining on a Dime book would be something anyone could use.

Deb said...

Oops...forgot my e-mail.
debkfinley44@yahoo.com
Thanks!

Angie said...

Today's economy is requiring us to save everywhere we can. This looks like a great book to help us pinch pennies at the grocery store ~ who can't use that?
pfleiderer6@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of saving money on grocery bills.

kotabel@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

We're always interested in ways to be more frugal. Thanks for entering us in the drawing.
luckysam@roadrunner.com

HappyChristian said...

looks great, I could sure use something like this!

Kimberly said...

Hubby's paycheque is being cut in half with his new job - sure could use this to help! Three meals from one chicken sounds good. Thanks!
Kimberly
www.homeschoolblogger.com/Novascotia

Cheryl said...

Because my pennies are already pinched so tight their screaming, I thought Penny Pinchin' Mama looks kind of interesting. Is there yet another way I can pinch my pennies? I am always looking. Dining on a Dime may help too.

ctrine(at)andrews(dot)edu

Anonymous said...

This looks great! My husband is a realtor and we need all the help we can get right now. It looks like it has lots of money saving ideas.
denisewillis(at)netzero(dot)net

Amy in ne said...

This looks great. Feeding 13 mouths is pricey and I am always looking for ways to cook more frugally!

Melinda said...

It looks like a great resource to have. Especially when you are trying to raise and home educate 8 children!!! We are always looking for ideas to help in the money area. I love the how to sections and all the kids ideas, along with any healthy recipies included. Looks great.

SassyScrap said...

Dining on a Dime is something we need! DH hasn't worked since last May and I've been doing the coupon clipping marathon to make ends meet. This book sounds great! I would love to get three meals out of one chicken and with a hungry teenager in the house, it would be great to be able to keep the human vacuum well-fed and save money too.

Adena said...

I love Tawra's website and have also promoted her products. I do not have this but it's been on my wish list for awhile. I would be interested to see if I could even get two meals out of one chicken, much less three!! We are a family of seven :) Happy New Year!
Blessings,
Adena
at blessed5x at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Boy, do I need these books! Me and the kids get stir crazy, and start digging for quarters to go eat out, and I'd love some tips!
suzanne.ruckman@att.net

Bonnie said...

I so need all three of those books but I don't even have grocery money for this week things are so bad right now! Praising God for joy in the midst of turmoil - He is our supplier and advocate.
Bonnie
catchmeathome@hotmail.com

momishome2 said...

Pick me, pick me! This is a great contest! I LOVE the idea of learning how to save money on groceries without cutting coupons, because I really hate doing that. Sshh, don't tell anyone I said that! I'm also thinking about heading over there to buy the Penny Pinchin' Mamma book and signing up for her newsletter. Thanks!
Bethany L. (you've got my email address - I hate leaving it on blogs)
www.momishome2.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I've been looking for way to cut my grocery bill and came across these books. Then I saw you were doing the giveaway!!! Thanks

nizhoni1996 at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

I have been wanting this book for awhile now! It's kind of a catch-22 though as I cannot afford to buy it :< We could really use as many ideas as possible regarding shrinking our grocery bill, as well as the storage ideas mentioned. Thank you!

editor at tgmagazine dot net

Melissa said...

All of these books look wonderful!
I'm always looking to save money on our grocery bill. It seems like I cook the same dishes every month, so this would be great. Recipes that save money.
canonge2@yahoo.com

scarlett690 said...

With 8 kids and my "very picky hubby". I'm always looking for new dinners that everyone will like. I have 2 that have allergies concerning the preservatives in food so I have to buy a lot of organic. It can get pricey so getting "more for your buck" is very interesting to me.

scarlett690 said...

sorry I forgot : scarlett690@aol.com

Thanks again, Sherry

Anonymous said...

This book is terrific!!! With the money saving recipes to coupons, what a wonderful book...
t.muston@comcast.net

The Lopers said...

These look great! I've already been on "a mission" with my grocery budget. I'm totally interested in looking into other areas to save. I think the fact that she has BTDT and nickle and dimes her debt away is awesome! I'd love to take a peek inside the books too!

dctbloper@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

We are a single income homeschooling family with 4 teenagers and Penny Pinching Mama sounds great. I can always use new ideas to save money and strech my husband paycheck. My husband was layed off July 2007-March 2008 and this book really could have been helpful because we were living off unemployment pay. Since we now know we can live on 1/2 our modest income and pretty well we are trying to keep it up and use the extra money to pay off some debt and save.
Jennie
jennieshutt@yahoo.com

debbie said...

hi! thanks for having this drawing! looks like a fantastic book! we are always trying to be frugal and love learning new ways!
debbie
mikebfam@comcast.net

Katrina said...

I get Tawra's great emails each week, with all the tips and hints about frugal living, but I've never had one of the actual books - they ALL look valuable, and would be full of some great ideas for our family. The recipes seem simple enough to incorporate into our current meal plans.

steele6 (AT) att (DOT) net

Sarah said...

I'd love to learn how to make my own snacks for the kids. We're tired of graham crackers. Thanks!
sarah@wing-shadow.com

michelle said...

I'm all for saving money :-) This book looks like a perfect fit for my dh... He really enjoys figuring out exactly how much each days dinner costs us to feed the family!!

Michelle

m2lsbc@gmail.com

SebbieDue said...

I love Tawra's books! She offers practical, frugal tips for making nutritious meals for my large family. Keep 'em comin', Tawra!

Debbie
sebbiedue1@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great book! My mother came to visit recently. She stocked up our pantry. She only buys items on sale and seems to have plenty of everything she needs! I'm definately not a coupon cutter. Sounds like the book would be an interesting read!

Darla
erickanddarla(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Melissa said...

This book looks really exciting as we try to be frugal with our money, and are always looking for ways to further "stretch that dollar." Then I can put more $ in my homeschooling jar. :) AND find some more yummy and creative ways to help satisfy our cute kiddos's bellies!

---Melissa

mselementaryhs@hotmail.com

Stacy said...

All three books looked great, at a great price. Thus, I just had to make the purchase.
Thank you for the link!
Stacy
sassyb139@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I really need to save money on something! Food is a great place to start, but is saving $10,000 on food without cutting coupons even possible? I'd love to quit cutting coupons. I am so curious about two statements about the cookbook. One is that dirty dishes cause debt; the other is about cleaning my bathroom in a flash. What's that doing in a book about food? I'm curious to find out.

stokesfolks@earthlink.net

Anonymous said...

The books look interesting. The perfect book for families trying to live on less money. Would love to have them!

dcburkefam@sbcglobal.net

fixedonHim said...

Dining on a Dime and Dig Out of Debt look great. I could use the help in both areas.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Blessings,
Denise

Mary Beth Adams said...

I am interested in the Dig Out Of Debt. I would love to make extra payments on our mortgage, but can't seem to find the extra money each month.

Mary Beth Adams
jsmbadams@hotmail.com

Kerri said...

Hi Terri! I have to say the "Without Clipping Coupons" sold me. I clip them, I categorize them, I leave them at home - every time.

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Kerri
klhoped@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome book; not just a cookbook, but filled with tons of tips and ideas.

rosanne.erickson@gmail.com