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Win-It Wednesday: The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook (7 Winners!)

by Tara Kuczykowski on January 6, 2010 · 921 comments

Join me every week for Win-It Wednesday. I'll be posting several 24-hour giveaways throughout the day to give you plenty of chances to win!

Today is also the last day to enter to win $250 from!

Many of you have probably already heard of $5 Dinners, the blog written by my good bloggy friend, Erin Chase, that shares healthy, delicious, and affordable meals. And by "affordable," I mean ultra-frugal -- every recipe can feed a family for $5 or less!

If you're already a fan of Erin's or are now intrigued and interested to find out how you can prepare meals in your own home for $5 and under, you'll be thrilled to find out that she recently published her own cookbook, The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook.

This cookbook is jam-packed with not only recipes that can be prepared for $5 or less but also step-by-step instructions and tips on how you can pare down your grocery bill and feed your family for less. This is a must-read for those of you trying to stretch your budgets right now or anyone just trying to save in some areas so you can spend in others!

And Erin's hooked me up with a special treat for my readers:

7 lucky Deal Seeking Mom readers will each win a copy of The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook! To enter, share your favorite inexpensive meal (links to recipes welcome!).


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. Tell me what your favorite inexpensive meals are. How do you balance saving money and still providing making healthy dinners?

2. Add Deal Seeking Mom to your blogroll or add my badge to your sidebar. Make sure to come back and leave the link to your site in a separate comment!

3. Join the new Deal Seeking Mom Forums to chat about your great finds, special coupon codes, and chances to win exclusive giveaways. Leave a separate comment letting me know you've joined or that you're already a registered user!

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.

(7) copies of The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook

This giveaway ends at 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, 1/7 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. 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!


1 Carrie January 7, 2010 at 3:35 pm

I just registered on the forum!

2 erin davis January 7, 2010 at 3:41 pm

i have already subscribed to your e-mail feed. love it!

3 erin davis January 7, 2010 at 3:44 pm

I also just added your button to my blog

4 Tracy January 7, 2010 at 3:49 pm

My fave cheap meal to make is when i stack up on cream of chicken and add that and water to rice and bake in the oven and boil chicken and strip it into bite size slices and add to the finished rice... family loves it and i can usually score a great deal at albertsons on the chicken.

5 Kimberly January 7, 2010 at 3:52 pm

My favorite inexpensive meals are (1) spaghetti & sauce, (2) hamburger gravy over mashed potatoes, and (3) lentil tacos using my mother-in-laws recipe for homemade taco shells.

6 Kirsten January 7, 2010 at 3:53 pm

We make quesadillas with vegetarian refried beans and cheddar cheese sandwiched between difference flavored tortillas. My kids favorite combination right now is spinach/wheat tortillas. They've been eating them since they were 1 and my husband and I like them too.

7 Kirsten January 7, 2010 at 3:53 pm

I'm also a subscriber!

8 Teresa January 7, 2010 at 4:06 pm

My favorite inexpensive meal is Palouse soup! I think it feeds 4 for a total of $1.50.

9 Teresa January 7, 2010 at 4:06 pm

I subscribe to your emails!

10 Teresa January 7, 2010 at 4:06 pm

I also am a forum member. :)

11 Eileen January 7, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Love your info ...

12 kelliinkc January 7, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Already a subscriber and would love this book!

13 Christie January 7, 2010 at 4:29 pm

My favorite inexpensive meal is tomato soup and grilled cheese.

14 Irene January 7, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Southwestern stroganoff - hamburger, salsa, pasta and sour cream.

15 Penny January 7, 2010 at 5:08 pm

I favorite inexpensive meal is spaghetti with bread and salad. And we always have lots left over to enjoy later.

16 jessica jackson January 7, 2010 at 5:23 pm

and a few of her recipes that i have tried out.. i love that site.. have even blogged aobut it myself.

17 rachel January 7, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Noodles and chees. Egg noodles mixed with sour cream and cottage cheese. I add cooked Keilbasa. YUM!

18 Andrea Watts January 7, 2010 at 8:33 pm

My favorite is the sour cream enchiladas. I just substitute low fat products.

19 Andrea Watts January 7, 2010 at 8:38 pm
20 Andrea Watts January 7, 2010 at 8:38 pm

I am already registered in the forum.

21 Andrea Watts January 7, 2010 at 8:39 pm

I am already subscribed by email.

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