Beating the high cost of groceries.

Kelly Hancock, who blogs at Faithful Provisions, has a new book out — and a shopping bag to match. This week you have a chance to win both.

Saving Savvy: Smart and Easy Ways to Cut Your Spending in Half and Raise Your Standard of Living…and Giving” is a good primer on saving money at the supermarket and drugstore.

As her blog title suggests, Hancock writes from a Christian perspective: Bible verses and professions of faith are abundant. But so is good, practical advice that newbie deal-seekers should find quite useful.

Now: Picture a royal-blue ahopping bag that bears this image:

saving savvy1 Beating the high cost of groceries.

The bag plus the book is what you’ll get if the random number generator likes you best.

To enter:

If you do any (or all!) of these things, please leave separate, additional comments to get credit for each entry.

The deadline is 9 p.m. PDT on Monday, Sept. 12.


  1. I would love this book. Trying to feed 5 people on a budget is getting to be more of a challenge.

  2. Sounds like a great book to win.

  3. I’d love to win this book. DH and I enjoy cooking, and somehow this has translated into an unusually high (in my opinion) grocery bill. There has to be ways to shop more wisely.

  4. I’d love to win this and get some more tips on how to save at the grocery store.

  5. I subscribe through Reader

  6. I am really trying to save money on our grocery spending. this would be perfect. I subscribed using RSS.

  7. I already follow you on Twitter and I liked your Facebook.

  8. I’m always looking for more ways to save.

  9. This looks like a book I need to read!

  10. Would love to win this as my reusable bags are getting a little “suspect” and I can always use a new point of view when it comes to keeping grocery costs down.

  11. I could certainly use good advice on how to save money! And I like the bag…:)

  12. I would love to win this book. My frugalista gene is very strong!

  13. I subscribe via RSS and would like to win this book and bag.

  14. This book & bag would be so helpful to me in saving our family money! Our budget, like many families’ budgets, is super tight!!

  15. The food budget is the #1 thing we’re working on these days – and I’d love to have a little more to give to causes I care about.

  16. I am subscribed to Surviving & Thriving via FB also!

  17. And I subscribe via Google Reader!

  18. I’d love to win this book!

  19. And on Facebook too!

  20. I would love to win this. Looks like it would be a good read.

  21. Suzanne Carino

    Hi Donna!

    Would love to win this book. Love your website and your writing even more. :)

  22. Sounds like a great book which would be perfect for me as I am moving out on my own. All the help I can get, I will take.

  23. I would like to win the book.

  24. This is my last year to get any child support from my ex-husband. I make $18000/yr and the cs is $4000/yr. I’m really going to need this book, as the bills don’t decrease when the kids begin college. Ugh…I’m trying to come up with some sort of savings and financial plan…

  25. Looks like a good read!

  26. I also subscribe via RSS.

  27. I like bags and books~

  28. I’d like the book, I have one more child to get through college and grad school.

  29. I would love to have this book. I am using coupons now for 2 years and still learning!

  30. Ro in San Diego

    I would love to win this book. I emerged from Albertson’s victorious this evening – $2.33 for a savings of $56.00.

    If I win I will give the book to one of the newbies in our coupon club after she makes her first under $5.00 shopping trip for a week’s worth of groceries.

    I would keep the bag for myself. My collection of coupons would look really good in there.

  31. Melissa Allison

    I would love to win this book! I have 5 kids, ages 10 and under! I’ve been clipping coupons and pinching pennies, but it doesn’t seem like I’m doing it well enough :) The tote bag is definitely a plus too!

  32. Melissa Allison

    I subscribe via email :)

  33. Melissa Allison

    I follow you on Twitter and “like” you on Facebook! :)

  34. Shannon Bennett

    I really hope the number thingy picks me! I get your email & follow on facebook too. Do I need to post something on FB for another entry? Thanks Donna! Have an awesome weekend!

  35. Would love to win this! Thanks!

  36. Food Costs seem to have skyrocketed in the last 3 years. I have less mouths to feed in my house but the grocery costs seem nearly double. I need a grocery budget intervention – Time to wake up and figure out how to grow my own coffee or something!!

  37. With prices going up, I oculd use some new strategies at the grocery store.

  38. I would love to read this book. Even being single, I can use all the help that I can get at the grocery store. I get your newsletter via email.

  39. I also follow you on Facebook. Hope the random number generator picks me.

  40. Shannon Bennett

    Ok, i think i get this. In addtion to your email, i ‘like’ ya on FB too.

  41. Sounds like a fantastic book for anyone to read!

  42. Jessica M

    I love that this book is also written fom a faith perspective…I would love to win a copy! (but if i don’t I will get a copy from my local lirary to read!!)

  43. Jessica M

    I subscribe to the RSS feed

  44. Jessica M

    I like you on facebook

  45. I’m an email subscriber. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

  46. Pick me Pick me :)

  47. aquamarine54

    Love following you and your frugal life…….you’ve shared much!!! Always looking forward to more help…..<3

  48. I’m always looking for new ways to save on groceries and household items. Aren’t we all?

  49. I would love to add both book and bag to my collection!

  50. Facebook too.

  51. Sounds like a great book. It would be great to win it.

  52. I’d love to add another bag to my collection. Thanks for the opportunity!

  53. I would love this! thank you for the giveaway.

  54. facebook follower as Sasha L.

  55. RSS subscriber

  56. Sounds like an interesting book :)

  57. Donna,

    Sounds like interesting reading! Please put my name in for winning the book and bag!


  58. Sounds like a wonderful book! And who couldn’t use another bag to keep in the car – seems like I always forget to put them back, blaming my pregnancy brain.

  59. I love your blog and would love to win

  60. email subscriber

  61. facebook fan

  62. Patti Gregory

    Would love to win the book. I am on a frugality kick trying to change my wicked ways

  63. Please throw my name in the hat

  64. Always looking for money saving tips.

  65. I’m an email subscriber.

  66. I follow on twitter (moeyshay).

  67. Sounds like an interesting book.

  68. I’m curious about this book!

  69. I get your emails!

  70. Sounds like just what I need!

  71. looks like a great read

  72. Reta Davis

    I’m an RSS subscriber. Well, I could certainly use some advice in this to help my grocery budget. Trying to keep it way down, but my last grocery visit was $50 and I sure didn’t have all that much on my LIST!

  73. Michelle Brusyo

    I’d like to enter – sounds wonderful :)

  74. Caroljean

    I would like to enter and win this book.

  75. I have a large family and this book looks like something that I can use that will bless my family.

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