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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 E Simpson July 7, 2010 at 11:57 pm

I'm a fan of Plan to Eat on FB.

2 Robin D July 8, 2010 at 12:01 am

I'd have to say lasagna!

3 Janet July 8, 2010 at 12:04 am

We love grilling as a family! kabobs, corn, steaks, yum!

4 Robin D July 8, 2010 at 12:04 am

Subscribed to the Plan to Eat blog RSS feed!

5 Janet July 8, 2010 at 12:04 am

I am a subscriber!

6 Robin D July 8, 2010 at 12:10 am

"Liked" Plan to Eat on Facebook!

7 Robin D July 8, 2010 at 12:11 am

subscribe via RSS!

8 Shayla July 8, 2010 at 12:59 am

Homemade lasagna is definitely the family favorite!

9 Shayla July 8, 2010 at 1:00 am

Subscribed to Plan to Eat blog!

10 Shayla July 8, 2010 at 1:03 am

Joined Plan to Eat on Facebook

11 Shayla July 8, 2010 at 1:04 am

I subscribe through Google Reader

12 Marianne Low July 8, 2010 at 2:43 am

We love homemade taco night.

13 Marianne Low July 8, 2010 at 2:46 am

Subscribed to plan to eat blog

14 Marianne Low July 8, 2010 at 2:47 am

I liked plan to eat on facebook.

15 Marianne Low July 8, 2010 at 2:47 am

I am an email subscriber

16 Lori July 8, 2010 at 4:05 am

Our favorite family meal is burrito casserole, chips and homemade salsa, yum! Tara, I just signed up for the 30 day trial and this program is the answer to my prayers. All my favorite recipe sites are compatible: recipezaar, marthastewart, taste of home and food network! Plus I can save the photos from these sites into my own recipe collection.

I am seriously in love with this site. You rock, Tara.

17 Gina Maddox July 8, 2010 at 8:06 am

My favorite family meal is lasagna!!!

18 Gina Maddox July 8, 2010 at 8:06 am

I like plan to eat on FB!

19 Gina Maddox July 8, 2010 at 8:06 am

I subscribe to DSM via e-mail!

20 cristiniscouponcrazy July 8, 2010 at 8:17 am

my favorite family meal has to be spaghetti!

21 cristiniscouponcrazy July 8, 2010 at 8:17 am

i liked plan to eat on fb

22 cristiniscouponcrazy July 8, 2010 at 8:19 am

i subscribe to you via email

23 Rebecca Manning July 8, 2010 at 8:49 am

A favorite family meal in our house, especially during the hot summer days, is "salad bar" night. I take various salad fixings, a few protein options such as diced leftover chicken or eggs, and everyone makes their own salad. It's a great way to use up leftovers, and a healthy dinner option that everyone loves.

24 kd July 8, 2010 at 9:29 am

Our favorite family meal is taco salad!! It's easy and everyone likes it.

25 kd July 8, 2010 at 9:29 am

I am an email subscriber.

26 jamie July 8, 2010 at 9:55 am

Our favorite is probably pizza or tacos.

27 jamie July 8, 2010 at 9:57 am

I have subscribed to Plan to Eat blog!

28 jamie July 8, 2010 at 9:59 am

I "like" Plan to Eat on FB.

29 jamie July 8, 2010 at 10:00 am

Email Subscriber!

30 Lori July 8, 2010 at 10:54 am

Life at our house gets crazy. We have 2 boys and we are responsible for the health and wellfare of both of our moms. (Our dads passed away 3 years ago). Plus we both work fulltime. Our favorite meal is spaghetti. We love it and it is always a hit at our house.

31 Allison Ball July 8, 2010 at 10:58 am

Awesome giveaway! My favorite family meal is chicken & dumplings, my mom's recipe--everything rolled out from scratch and so comforting!!

32 Allison Ball July 8, 2010 at 10:59 am

I subscribed to Plan to Eat's RSS feed!

33 Allison Ball July 8, 2010 at 10:59 am

I liked Plan to Eat on Facebook!

34 Allison Ball July 8, 2010 at 10:59 am

I subscribed to DealSeekingMom's blog via Google Reader.... I'm so glad I found your site! Thanks.

35 Jen M July 8, 2010 at 11:10 am

My favortie meal to make is chili and corn bread. Sounds good even though its 95 yesterday and today.

36 Jen M July 8, 2010 at 11:12 am

I like them on facebook.

37 Jen M July 8, 2010 at 11:13 am

I subscribe to their blog. I am so interested in this site sounds perfect for meal planning and grocery shopping made easy.

38 Jen M July 8, 2010 at 11:13 am

I subscribe to your blog.

39 Jes July 8, 2010 at 11:18 am

Lasagna!

40 Jes July 8, 2010 at 11:19 am

"Like" Plan to Eat on Facebook

41 Jes July 8, 2010 at 11:23 am

I subscribe via email.

42 Mikki July 8, 2010 at 11:31 am

We love tacos with beef or chicken!

43 Sharla July 8, 2010 at 11:53 am

My favorite meal is spaghetti!

44 Sharla July 8, 2010 at 11:54 am

I subscribe via e-mail.

45 Sharla July 8, 2010 at 11:54 am

I 'liked' Plan to Eat on Facebook.

46 Sharla July 8, 2010 at 11:55 am

I subscribed to the Plan to Eat RSS feed.

47 Alesia July 8, 2010 at 12:33 pm

My kids would say their favorite family meal is spaghetti. Mine would be pork chops, fresh corn and biscuits & gravy. Mmmm.

48 Kim July 8, 2010 at 12:59 pm

I "like" Plan to Eat on FB.

49 Kim July 8, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I subscribe via email.

50 Michel-lee July 8, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I've got a picky kid so the one meal we all can agree upon is spagetti.

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