October Family Feasts Giveaway


I’m excited to tell you about two giveaways I’m doing this month. The first one is a Cheer laundry detergent giveaway! Who couldn’t use free laundry soap? Click on over there and tell me how you brighten the lives of the people around you, and you’ll be eligible to win a free bottle of Cheer.

(NOTE: If you commented on the Cheer giveaway in the early hours of Monday, you might need to go back and comment again. I made an error and had to delete the first post and repost it in a different location on my blog. Sorry!)

The second giveaway is fun too! I’m giving away three sets of THREE copies each of my book Family Feasts for $75 a Week. Be one of the three winners of this giveaway, and you’ll have a copy of the cookbook for yourself, PLUS two copies to give away to friends. (Christmas gifts, maybe???)

You can get up to 5 entries to the Family Feasts giveaway by doing any of the following  5 things:

1. Blog about the contest and share a direct link to your post in comments.

2. Twitter about it, and share a link to your twitter in comments.

3. Request that your local library purchase FAMILY FEASTS, and tell me which library it is.

4. If you’ve already read FAMILY FEASTS, post a review of the book on amazon.com or bn.com.

5. Mention the contest on your Facebook page.

I’ll be picking 3 winners using random.org.  Be sure to comment using a valid email address.  The contest ends Monday morning, October 26th!  I hope to hear from lots of you!


  1. Jenny Ingraham says:

    I am posting this on fb, but I’ll check our library too. Sounds like an awesome book!

  2. I wrote a review on Amazon.

  3. I hope it counts if I wrote a review for Amazon over a month ago! (All the praise still holds as true as the day I wrote it! :))



  4. Requested that the DeKalb County Library get a copy.

  5. Have requested it for our library, a little town in Alberta Canada and have added it to my amazon cart just in case random doesn’t pick me 🙂 I don’t really enjoy cooking, and have tried many, many cookbooks, and we’re a busy family so I’m hoping family feasts works for us.

  6. Blogged about it here.

    Our library already has it- I have it on hold 🙂

  7. I love a good cookbook and I love saving money!

  8. Would love to get my grocery budget under control! Requested your book form our local Friendship Memorial Library!

  9. I requested the book from my library, the Edgewater branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library in Edgewater, MD.


  10. i posted your giveaway on my facebook page you can add me if you want to see that i am telling the truth thanks for the chance!

  11. It sounds like a great book. I will check with our library and follow up with that.

  12. Ashley Terkawi says:

    I posted the giveaway on my face book =D
    I dont have a blog or twitter, but will deff. see if my local Library has it.

  13. I’ve just posted a blog entry about your giveaway. http://healthyfrugalhome.blogspot.com/2009/10/great-blog-with-wonderful-giveaway.html I’m so glad that I found your site. I love the pantry.

  14. I requested that my local library order Family Feasts about 2 weeks ago – Manhattan Public Library (KS). I’ll be posting on facebook too.

  15. I am certainly going to request that our library purchase this book. In these hard economic times I can see it being a popular book to checkout.

  16. whoops. Forgot to leave you the link to my library here in southern Ontario and also to let you know Peggy sent me.

  17. Phyllis P. Farr says:

    What kind(s) of vitamins do you take?

  18. Thank you for such a great giveaway! This is SO exciting!! I don’t have a blog or Twitter account, so I requested that our local library add the title (Nashville Public Library). Here is the confirmation request:


    Nashville Public Library (Nashville, TN) has received your request. You will receive an e-mail message with the answer as soon as possible.

    Family Feasts for $75 a Week: A Penny-wise Mom Shares Her Recipe for Cutting Hundreds from Your Monthly Food Bill


  19. Well, I have it on hold at my library, so they have it…Sno-Isle Library system in Washington…I would love to win a copy though, so I will post this on my blog… http://amazingracehowsweetthesound.blogspot.com/

  20. I requested the book at my local library- Douglas County Libraries in Parker, Colorado!

  21. I recently added this to my wishlist…My local library is Stevens County Rural Library District in Colville, WA.

  22. I posted this on my blog- come see!

  23. It’s on my facebook. If I win I will be giving a copy to my cash-strapped Ohio public library!

  24. Just wanted to share this — not sure where to post it — from the Nashville library:

    “Thank you for informing us about this excellent title. We will be ordering copies of this book for inclusion to our collection.

    Please check the online catalog to place your hold. Book requests usually take about a month to appear in the online catalog. You may place your hold as soon as the material is on order.

    Collection Development Department”

  25. I can’t wait to post about your contest on Facebook!
    I would love to have this book. I’m the cheapest person I know…and I’m curious to read your tips!


  26. I facebooked ya! Looks like a great recipe book!


  27. HOW FUNNY!! I got this email today about the giveaway on the same day that I picked up the book from the Library where I HAD REQUESTED IT!!!! It was the Tuscaloosa Library in Tuscaloosa, AL. I cannot not wait to read the book ! I am soooo excited. Maybe I will win a copy also! I just love all that you do!. Thanks so much.

  28. HOW FUNNY!! I got this email today about the giveaway on the same day that I picked up the book from the Library where I HAD REQUESTED IT!!!! It was the Tuscaloosa Library in Tuscaloosa, AL. I cannot not wait to read the book ! I am soooo excited. Maybe I will win a copy also! I just love all that you do!. Thanks so much.

  29. I posted a link to this on my blog :

  30. I have requested it at the Sonoma County Library-Central Branch Santa Rosa CA. There are 5 other requests for the book but 0 copies available!! I would love a copy of your book.

  31. I would love to win your book!

  32. I told all my friends on FB I want to win your book! I even told them how THEY could win them, too!

  33. I put it on my facebook.

  34. I requested it for our library to purchase. Savage Public Library.

  35. Added the contest to my facebook.

  36. Hi Mary! I posted your link on my facebook page. I would love to win a copy of this book. I’ve read your other one and loved it!

  37. Believe it or not there is no public library in my ENTIRE county (Lincoln County, MO). Dolly Parton is doing her part to help ensure the young folks around here have books…bless her — here is a link to our local paper, the St. Louis Dispatch…
    That said…I will mention your giveaway on my Twitter — http://twitter.com/analogmoon

  38. Thanks for this opportunity! I’d love to win these.

  39. I commented on Amazon under the name John Acosta. Love this book and would love to have extra copies to give to friends and family!

  40. Lara in TX says:

    I blogged about your contest http://laura-doug.blogspot.com/2009/10/contest-for-3-copies-of-family-feasts.html and would LOVE to win your cookbook!!!!!!!! You are my idol. 😉


  41. Just filled out a materials purchase request for the Corvallis library (Corvallis, Oregon). They’re pretty good about purchasing, so hopefully I’ll get my hands on it (one way or another!) soon…

  42. Posted on Facebook. Funny, but a mom actually brought a copy to a mom’s group meeting at church a few weeks ago. She recommended it highly to all the ladies. Nice!

  43. Would love a copy!