Weekend Giveaway: Cheap Appétit Cookbook

posted by Andrea | 06/29/2012

UPDATE: this giveaway is now closed.

Congrats to:

Melinda (melinda.d.ott@…)

Pam (macandpam@…)

Kristy (smithgirlskak@…)

Look for an email from me shortly

As many of you know, I’m quite frugal in my approach to, well, EVERYTHING!  I love clipping coupons, finding the best deals, and stretching my dollar as far has I can.

However, with Nora around, it’s a bit more challenging to make time to clip coupons and find every deal. I’m sure those of you with small children and/or busy lives can relate!

If you’ve ever wished you could spend less on groceries but still feed your family healthy, nutrutious meals, then today’s giveaway might be JUST what you’re looking for!

Karen McLaughlin from Abundance On A Dime wrote a cookbook, Cheap Appétit: The Complete Guide to Feeding Your Family for Less Than $400 a Month (While Eating Better Than You Ever Thought Possible) which includes over 125 kid-tested recipes using basic, inexpensive ingredients. Karen claims that the recipes and strategies inside her cookbook will help most families decrease their grocery budget by 40-60% *without* using coupons!!

Cheap Appétit will teach you: 

  • How to organize your pantry so you never buy food you don’t use again
  • How to shop efficiently and on a weekly basis, reducing daily trips to the store
  • What basic, inexpensive ingredients you need to always have on hand to make tasty, nutritious meals
  • How to dramatically reduce your grocery bill, food wastage, and spoiled leftovers
  • How to use everything you buy
  • How to shop locally and make your local purchases last all year long
  • How to stretch your food dollars and still eat healthy and delicious food
  • How to easily do simple things, like bake your own bread, without a lot of time and effort
And more…

Sounds pretty good doesn’t it!

You can buy Cheap Appétit from Amazon.com today… and you can enter to win one of 3 free copies of this amazing cookbook below!

The Giveaway:

Today, three lucky readers will win a copy of Cheap Appétit: The Complete Guide to Feeding Your Family for Less Than $400 a Month (While Eating Better Than You Ever Thought Possible)!

How to Enter:

1. {required} Leave a comment on this postWhat is your favorite frugal meal?

2. {optional} Like Simple Organized Living on Facebook, and then leave a separate comment letting me know you did {or that you do already}.

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please visit the actual blog post to enter. Email entries, Facebook comments, and Twitter messages will NOT be counted.


(3) Cheap Appétit Cookbooks as described above.

This giveaway ends at 10:00 pm on Monday, 7/02/2012 and is open to US residents, 18 years or older. I will use And the Winner Is to select the winning comments at random. Winners will be notified by email and noted at the top of this post. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize or I will choose a new winner. Please contact me with any questions you have. Good luck!


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  1. Bama Girl


    Thanks for the giveaway! I liked you on Facebook.

  2. Bama Girl


    Hey! I’m new to your site and I really like it! My favorite frugal meal is pinto beans, turnip greens, and Southern corn bread. Doesn’t get much better than this!

  3. Katy


    Tacos made with salsa and rice!

  4. Tara


    I like you on facebook

  5. Tara


    Tortilla stack w/ refried beans is a great frugal meal.

  6. Amber


    I liked you on facebook already!

  7. Amber


    I love grilled cheese and tomato soup as a simple, frugal meal. Grilled cheese is such a comfort food for me!

  8. Adrianna Arteaga


    My favorite frugal meal for breakfast would be oatmeal, because you can always add something different to it, so it doesn’t get old. And it is healthy!

  9. Shaunna@mamas13minutemile


    Spaghetti is our frugal go to meal!

  10. Mary


    I liked you on Facebook!

  11. Mary


    We always go for Spaghetti with Meat Sauce for our frugal meal.

  12. margaret


    sloppy joes

  13. Kimberley


    Grilled Cheese is my favorite frugal meal!