Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Giveaway and Review: Cut It Out! How I Feed My Family of 10 for $500 a Month Without Coupons
I was privileged to get an advanced copy from fellow blogger Kate Megill of her new e-book, Cut it Out! How I Feed My Family of 10 for $500 a Month Without Coupons, that is coming out July 30, 2012 to review and giveaway.
We are pretty frugal so I wasn't really expecting a lot when I started to read this book but I figured it's always good to pick up some tips so I thought I'd check it out. Boy, am I glad I did!
Kate gives some great advice in this book and also some very helpful tools. The thing that stuck out the most to me from this book was "Measure Twice, Cut Once." I'd always heard this phrase in regards to carpentry and craft projects but I'd never applied it to something I do all the time - feeding my family. "Measure twice, cut once" means that you have a limited amount of expensive materials so be sure that you use them well so that you don't waste them. In this ebook Kate gives us advice and tools on how to apply measure twice, cut once to feeding our family with the limited amount of money that we have been given to steward.
I'd always heard of the benefit of having a price book. In this ebook Kate not only tells us how to do it but gives a great template in Excel so we don't have to make one up on our own. She also explains how to figure out how much each meal actually costs. I haven't yet taken the time to go through and "measure twice" our food plan and I know that it is going to take some time to get there but I know that with the resources that Kate gives in her book I am going to be able to reduce our food budget (or at least actually live within the budget that we have which I have rarely been able to do).
I really love all the ideas, recipes, helpful hints, storage ideas, and tools to help feed my family for less without using coupons and I am looking forward to putting them into practice to help cut our food budget. I am sure that you will too.
You can learn more about the book at http://www.cutitoutwithoutcoupons.com/ or Kate's blog: teachingwhatisgood.com
Cut it Out! will be available for sale July 30 and I really think that it is worth the money you'd spend on it. The cost of the e-book is $3.99 but for the first 4 days of the launch (July 30-Aug3) it will be available for half price - only $1.99!
How about even better? Get it FREE! Enter my giveaway to win a free copy! To enter simply leave a comment below and share your biggest struggle with feeding your family on a budget. The giveaway closes at 9am EST on Monday, July 30, 2012. (Note: Kate is also giving away 5 free copies on her blog at this link so enter there as well.)