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 followingΒ  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.Β  Be sure to comment using a valid email address.Β  The contest ends Monday morning, October 26th!Β  I hope to hear from lots of you!


  1. I blogged about it here. Thanks!

  2. I facebooked about it.

  3. I love this giveaway! You are amazing Mary!!

  4. I just mentioned you on Facebook. I also couldn’t wait for a drawing that I have little hope of winning and ordered your book from Amazon today. πŸ™‚ I thank the DHM for sending me your way.

  5. I posted this on Facebook! I hope it brings many new readers to your great site! Thanks for the contest!

  6. I blogged about your giveaway. (By the way this is Mrs W).


  7. I twittered about it!


  8. Gotcha, Mary! Thanks for the heads-up! http://www.facebook.com/apennysaved

  9. I just ordered your book from Amazon.
    I am looking forward to getting it.

    Would love to give it as gifts this year.
    I am going to blog about your contest, post it on my Facebook page. I will also ask my local library in Wetumpka, Al to order your book.

    Crossing my fingers.

  10. Coming soon to a library near me!! Can’t wait to see your book. Thanks for the chance to win it too…

  11. i just requested your book at our library — the Dallas Public Library in dallas, texas.

  12. Leslie Becker says:

    I just wrote about your giveaway on my facebook page. I read an article that you wrote in All You Magazine. It mentioned your book. I looked at the Nashville Public Library (Nashville, Tennessee) website and it is on order. Although I would like to check it out in an effort to save money, I would love to have my own copy. I read some of the page entries on Amazon. I look forward to reading more.

  13. I would love to win this!

  14. I requested the book at my local library (Cumberland Co. library), NC.

  15. http://simplydawson.blogspot.com/2009/10/old-friend-of-mine-imd-me-to-see-how.html Is my blog entry.

    I really enjoy your website, keep it up.

  16. christi G. says:

    I put this on my facebook, and I’m getting your book in the mail this week! So excited!

  17. I already commented but didn’t include the link to our blog. http://losingtheworld.com/etc/stuffwelike/site-reviews/get-the-word-out-owlhaven/

  18. I mentioned it on my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1472454391&ref=profile

    I’m so excited!! I was browsing this book at Barnes and Noble on Saturday night, wrote down your website and am so glad I found it! Even if I don’t win (but I would LOVE to) I’m still going to buy the book for myself.

  19. This books sounds really great!

  20. Please enter me in the contest.

  21. I requested a copy of your book from my library, and they purchased it! Natchitoches Parish Library: http://www.youseemore.com/natchitoches/


  22. I would love a copy of your book. I struggle to feed our small family and not go broke doing it.

  23. Okay, I requested that my library buy your book. (Bayfield, WI public library) I would love to win your book, since I can’t afford it right now. Although our total food budget, including dog and cat and household supplies, is already squeezed down to $60-70 per week for the four of us (2 adults, 2 teens), I know I could find even more ways to cut it down in your book. My goal is to get it down another $30 per month so I can afford to have the crazy horses feet clipped and have the septic tank pumped on time! Oh, what goals we have in life!!

  24. Vicki Arnold says:
  25. Vicki Arnold says:

    My library already has it, the Cincinnati library system. I’m on the list to get it. πŸ™‚

    I also posted to my Facebook friends. My profile is set to private, so I don’t think a link would work.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. I posted on my blog!


    thanks so much for this blog I love looking at is all the time. It gives me some great ideas.

  27. For an add’l entry, I’ve blogged about the giveaway here: http://reviewsbyallie.blogspot.com/2009/10/fun-giveaway-owlhavens-new-book-family.html

  28. For another add’l entry, I’ve tweeted @AllieZirkle “Check our @owlhaven ‘s Family Feasts for $75 per Week new book giveaway http://bit.ly/1AdLoe

  29. For a third entry, I’ve mentioned this giveaway on FaceBook “Check out @owlhaven ‘s Family Feasts for $75 per Week new book giveaway http://bit.ly/1AdLoe. I’m loving this new book!”

    BTW- And I sent you a Friends request πŸ™‚


  30. I couldn’t wait to win…so I bought your book today! Have not had the chance to get into it (H1N1 is plaguing our house). Thanks for such a great read…I’m sure it will become my go-to for everything!

  31. Sorry…wrong Facebook link…scratch the last one!

  32. I would so like to have a chance to read your cookbook. Unfortunately, not one library in our entire system locally has the book yet. So I’ve utilized the “Suggest a Purchase” option on the library website (CLAMS, which is the Cape Cod, MA system) to hopefully get your book out there and available to those of us forever trying to find new ways to tweak the family food budget.

  33. I just found out about your book, Family Feasts for $75 a Week on another blog today and thought I would head over to check out your blog. I can’t believe you are hosting a giveaway this month for your book!!! Thank you! I just posted about this on my blog~ http://simpleordinarylives.blogspot.com/2009/10/book-giveaway-on-owlhaven-blog.html

    I would love to be a lucky winner as I have six children and we are expecting baby number seven in April! We are praising God and crunching numbers all at the same time πŸ™‚

    Enjoy your weekend,

  34. I would love to win as well. We have 6 children. My dear friend, Laura, told us about your giveaway. BTW Laura, Congrats!!! I didn’t know! (but was wondering) πŸ™‚
    My blog :

  35. I posted a comment and link on my facebook. I would love to have the book and I can’t afford to buy it right now. Thank you!

  36. http://raisingtomorrowsmen.blogspot.com/2009/10/book-giveaway.html

    I wrote about your giveaway on my blog! link is above. thanks for doing this!

  37. Hi! Boy, could I use this book. I mentioned it on Twitter (http://twitter.com/hnygaard) and on my blog.

    Thanks for the opportunity. πŸ™‚

  38. http://frugalful.blogspot.com/

    Here is the link where I mentioned your book giveaway on my new blog!

  39. here is my blog where I mentioned your book giveaway:


  40. Sounds like a wonderful book! I posted on Facebook and my blog. I also added it to my Amazon wish list πŸ™‚


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