Birthday Giveaway #23: Plan to Eat Membership {3 winners}

posted by Andrea | 06/18/2011
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Welcome to my Huge Birthday Giveaway Celebration!!

Instead of receiving gifts this year, I’ve decided to give YOU an opportunity to win a bunch of awesome products I currently use and love.  I’ve partnered with 26 amazing companies to offer 26 different giveaways for my 26th birthday. There will be multiple giveaways every day from June 13-18 — so make sure you come back!

You will be able to find all 26 Birthday Week Giveaways here — just keep scrolling down to view them all.

Giveaway #23: Plan to Eat – 3 Full Year Meal Planning Subscriptions

I am a huge advocate for meal planning – not only to help stretch our small grocery budget, but also to simplify and organize our weeknight routine {and honestly, would doesn’t need to stretch their budget or simplify weekday meals?}

If you are like me, then you’ll LOVE Plan to Eat’s simple, electronic, and really convenient online meal-planning services — that you can accomplish in 3 quick steps.

#1. Import, Organize, and Share your Recipes.

Not only can you type in all your favorite recipes and access them from any computer with internet access, you can also search and IMPORT recipes from your favorite blogs or cooking websites to make meal planning that much easier!

#2 Create your monthly meal plan.

Quickly and easily drag and drop recipes from your Recipe Book to create your monthly meal plan. You can even add additional ingredients, make notes, change the number of servings, and then print and export your meal plan to other calendar programs to sync your meal plan with your schedule.

#3 Create customized grocery lists based on your meal plan and pantry staples

The Shopping List is where all your hard work pays off as it automatically combines and categorizes ingredients from the recipes that are on your meal plan.

That’s it.

If you’re not already using Plan to Eat’s meal planning services, then you’ll be happy to know that they are giving THREE full-year memberships away for my birthday giveaway!

Enter to Win!

Simply answer the question below by leaving a comment on this post. You can even gain bonus entries for doing each additional item listed below (just make sure that you leave a comment for each one).


  • Leave a comment — What does your current method of meal planning look like?


  • Subscribe to Simple Organized Living via email or RSS
  • Sign up for Plan to Eat’s free 30-day trial — or tell me if you already use their services.

Just a reminder that any comments left on Facebook or Twitter will not count for my birthday giveaways, and you must provide a valid email address to be considered.

All giveaways during my birthday giveaway week will close on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 10:00 EST. The winners will be selected at random and announced via a full blog post on Tuesday, June 21. I will also notify all winners via email.

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  1. Brian


    Check out what’s on hand, run to the store if I need to the cook a meal for my family

  2. Stephanie Pearson


    I’m following Simple Organized Living on Facebook 🙂

  3. Stephanie Pearson


    Oh my goodness…if you only knew!! I have a HUGE spreadsheet list of recipes, broken down by type [chicken, Italian, etc]…each linking to the recipe and listing all of the nutritional info. I highlight those I plan to make that week and find the groceries I need. Not at all fast, nor do I use it consistently. :/ This would be awesome!!! Thanks for the intro and the chance to win!

  4. KatieS


    I used to do weekly meal plans, written with pen and paper. But I realized that didn’t work so I have not come up with a new plan and everything is just a fly by the seat of my pants.

  5. KatieS


    I subscribe via google reader

  6. Muriel


    We currently struggle to meal plan so this would be a big help.

  7. Holly


    I use Evernote to plan our meals. I also try to do a few hours of prep cooking a week which really saves on time.

  8. Brooke Chris


    I follow you on fb

  9. Brooke Chris


    I subscribe via email

  10. Brooke Chris


    I currently make a monthly rough draft for meals and try and keep my grocery list on track that way.

  11. Jennifer V.


    I try to organize a 2 week meal plan and just write on a sheet of paper what the meals will be as I am writing out my grocery list. Not very practical and very disorganized.

  12. Lisa McLaurin (@wordsRimportant)


    Thanks for making me aware of this! I would be so happy not dreading the awful, “what’s for dinner” question every day!!!
    I follow FB, twitter and your feed. THANKS!!!

  13. Rochelle


    I follow you on FB

  14. Rochelle


    Currently I do a bunch of freezer cooking that I pull out when I need it.
    But somedays… well I still just have to figure something out at the last minute 🙂

  15. Natalie M.


    I struggle with meal planning. Sometimes I’ll write down ideas, but then I have a hard time staying on track, buying the right ingredients at the right stores, etc. Plan to Eat would be so helpful!

  16. Kate McP


    Meal planning! Wow, that is something I dread and do once a week. My hubby’s been trying to get me to shop once every 2 weeks because he thinks it will save money. This would be so great!

  17. Lisa V


    I follow you on facebook as well!

  18. Lisa V


    I usually try to plan out my mails 1 day a week for 7-10 days, BUT I’m terrible at following through and keeping it somewhat healthy. I LOVE this idea!

  19. Lisa


    I subscribe by RSS

  20. Lisa


    I follow on fb

  21. Lisa


    Just recently started trying to plan by the week.

  22. Tina


    I actually try and plan about 4 meals & pizza/movie night Thur is “helpsy selfsy day” Help yourself to anything in the fridge before garbage day Fri!

  23. jaclyn


    i follow on fb!

  24. jaclyn


    i subscribe!

  25. jaclyn


    I cook about one day a week…. I try to plan for the rest of the week, but half the time I impulse buy/eat out

  26. Misty


    Right now I sit down with good old pen and paper and make a week’s worth of meal plans at a time. Then I make my grocery list, by section, then I shop my kitchen and cross of what I already have. I also use coupon’s so I use what coupons and sales add’s are to help me make my meal plan.

  27. Stacey


    Receiving emails

  28. Stacey


    Follow on FB