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Win-It Wednesday: Plan to Eat Membership (6 Winners!)

by Tara Kuczykowski on July 7, 2010 · 264 comments

Join me every week for Win-It Wednesday. I’ll be posting 24-hour giveaways at 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET to give you plenty of chances to win!

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I've always envied those bloggers that faithfully post their menu plans each week. They seem so organized and as if they just have it all together. I imagine how nice it would be to know ahead of time what's planned for dinner, but I've always struggled to implement menu planning into our schedule. Then I learned about Plan To Eat...

Plan To Eat is a meal planning website and so much more, and it's really the perfect solution for someone as disorganized as myself in the kitchen. With Plan To Eat, you can easily compile your favorite recipes and then use them to create a weekly menu plan.

There are three main components to the Plan To Eat site: Recipe Book, Meal Planner, and Shopping List. One of my favorite features is the Recipe Book. I have literally hundreds of recipes that I've written down, torn out of magazines, or bookmarked in my browser. But while I have good intentions on making all of them, in actuality, I only try a few because of the sheer chaos.

The Plan To Eat Recipe Book allows me to compile all of these recipes in one location. I can tag them so I can find them easily in the future, and I can even upload photos of the finished product. Importing recipes from other websites is usually as simple as searching for the URL in the Add A Recipe view, or I can quickly add them with the bulk entry feature. Plus Plan To Eat makes it easy to share recipes with friends also using the service.

Meal Planning with Plan To Eat is simple once you have your recipes set up. Just drag and drop your selected recipe to the day you plan to prepare it. You can also save a group of menus as a plan that you can reuse in the future, and (I love this feature) you can add your plan to your Google Calendar. I don't know what I'd do without my Google Calendar!

Plan To Eat goes above and beyond just meal planning. It will automatically generate a Shopping List based on your menu selections. Is one of your ingredients on sale at a local store in a given week? You can sort your list by store, making it easy to remember which ingredients should be purchased where.

I really feel like I've only just scratched the surface of what Plan To Eat can do, but why not check it out yourself? Plan To Eat is currently offering a FREE 30-day trial for their monthly menu planning site! Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Six lucky Deal Seeking Mom readers will each win a one-year membership to Plan to Eat!

To enter, tell me what your favorite family meal is!

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Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please CLICK HERE to visit the original blog post to enter. Email entries will not be counted.

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. What's your favorite family meal?

2. Subscribe to the Plan to Eat blog for recipes, organizing tips and more. Be sure to come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've subscribed.

3. "Like" Plan to Eat on Facebook to get previews of new features and suggest features you'd like to see! Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've done so.

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

Prize:
(6) one-year Plan to Eat memberships

This giveaway ends at 2pm EST on Thursday, 7/8 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use Comment Contest to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

{ 264 comments }

1 Jessica July 7, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I am an email subscriber!

2 Allison July 7, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Our favorite family meal is barbecue chicken!

3 Allison July 7, 2010 at 8:27 pm

I subscribe via email.

4 Jessica July 7, 2010 at 8:27 pm

subscribed to Plan to Eat's blog!

5 Amy Childs July 7, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Fav family meal has to be tacos

6 Amy Childs July 7, 2010 at 8:36 pm

I "LIKE" plan to eat on FB

7 Amy Childs July 7, 2010 at 8:36 pm

I email subscribe too

8 Charlotte July 7, 2010 at 8:38 pm

My favorite family meal is baked ziti!

9 Dina-Marie July 7, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Our favorite family meal is lasagna.

10 Dina-Marie July 7, 2010 at 8:42 pm

I subscribe in google reader.

11 Yolanda July 7, 2010 at 8:51 pm

We love our pot roast, and it's doubly good because we use our leftovers to make beef noodles. Yum!

12 Brie N July 7, 2010 at 9:13 pm

The favorite family meal around our house is chicken chicken with homemade salsa.

13 Tara @ Froogaloo July 7, 2010 at 9:16 pm

We love pizza!!

14 Tara @ Froogaloo July 7, 2010 at 9:16 pm

subscribe to your blog in reader

15 Bethany July 7, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Ooh, this looks like a great webapp! Our favorite family meal is a cheesy chicken and rice skillet thing. :)

16 Keri July 7, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I subscribe!

17 Keri July 7, 2010 at 9:34 pm

We love steak.

18 Keri July 7, 2010 at 9:36 pm

I like the plan to eat on facebook.

19 Angela Domville July 7, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Our favorite family meal is definitely Tacos!

20 Keri July 7, 2010 at 9:38 pm

I subscribe to the plan to eat blog.

21 Angela Domville July 7, 2010 at 9:38 pm

I'm also an e-mail newsletter subscriber!

22 Jennifer July 7, 2010 at 9:47 pm

email subscriber

23 sarah t July 7, 2010 at 9:47 pm

we love to have tacos and fries

24 Jennifer July 7, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Like plan to eat on FB

25 Emily July 7, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Our favorite meal is homemade pizza.

26 Emily July 7, 2010 at 9:53 pm

I subscribed to the PTE blog.

27 Emily July 7, 2010 at 9:56 pm

I liked PTE on facebook.

28 Emily July 7, 2010 at 10:01 pm

I'm an email subscriber.

29 Jeanne July 7, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Not sure I can come up with only one family favorite...grilled salmon or perhaps Asian Turkey Burgers, but mostly we like variety, and seasonal meals. I go in spurts on menu planning, wish I were more consistent.

30 Rachel July 7, 2010 at 10:21 pm

We love the Bisquick recipe on the box for cheeseburger bake. It's super easy, we toss some mixed veggies in the ground turkey, add a little cheese- and voila! Filling, semi-healthy, and enough for leftovers!

31 Rachel July 7, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Also just subscribed to the Plan to Eat feed- I really do try to plan our meals every week, but some weeks are better than others. Thanks for the great site tip!

32 Rachel July 7, 2010 at 10:22 pm

And finally, I'm a very happy RSS subscriber of DSM.

33 Sarah M. July 7, 2010 at 10:23 pm

My favorite meal to make at home is homemade egg rolls.

34 Sarah M. July 7, 2010 at 10:23 pm

I am a subscriber.

35 Sarah M. July 7, 2010 at 10:24 pm

I "liked" Plan To Eat on FB.

36 Sarah M. July 7, 2010 at 10:24 pm

I just subscribed to Plan To Eat's blog.

37 Amber July 7, 2010 at 10:39 pm

we love my homemade lentil stew served over brown basmati rice.......yum.....comfort food.

38 erin July 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm

i often dream about menu planning!

39 erin July 7, 2010 at 10:42 pm

subscribe via email

40 cheryl July 7, 2010 at 10:59 pm

I think our favorite family meal is anything that includes garlic bread & and remembering to leave the sauce off of my son's noodles

41 cheryl July 7, 2010 at 11:00 pm

RSS subscriber

42 Deb July 7, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Sunday morning breakfasts - I have the time to be more creative with meals then.

43 Cate July 7, 2010 at 11:02 pm

baked pasta - it's easy, delicious and filling, plus everyone likes it!

44 Denise July 7, 2010 at 11:02 pm

We love to eat garbanzo beans wrap up with sprouted tortilla for dinner.

45 Heather July 7, 2010 at 11:19 pm

I love marinated flank steak with grilled veggies.

46 Heather July 7, 2010 at 11:20 pm

I am a new subscriber to their blog.

47 Heather July 7, 2010 at 11:20 pm

I "like" them on FB.

48 Heather July 7, 2010 at 11:21 pm

I subscribe to your blog with my google reader.

49 E Simpson July 7, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Our favorite meal is Morrocan Stew - easy and healthy.

50 E Simpson July 7, 2010 at 11:56 pm

I'm a happy subscriber!

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