Giveaway: “The Good Life for Less.”

9780399160295L-1Amy Allen Clark knows a thing or two about frugality. She and her husband found themselves in financial trouble before the first of their two children was born. It was sink or swim, and she chose to swim: She championed the cause of cutting back expenses and paying off debts.

But that was just the start. Clark founded the MomAdvice.com website. She became a spokeswoman for brands like Kenmore, Kelloggs and Minute Maid. Now she’s written a book called “The Good Life For Less: Giving Your Family Great Meals, Good Times and a Happy Home on a Budget.”

I mentioned this book in a Frugal Nation post, “Save big on sandwich meats.” Clark roasts a turkey every couple of weeks for sandwiches, saving $3 to $7 a pound over the sliced gobbler at the deli counter.

“Once you have a turkey sandwich like this, all of that processed lunch meat won’t taste as good and you will never go back,” she says.

If you want to read more tips, enter to win a copy of “The Good Life for Less”:

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

The deadline to enter is 7 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 26If I don’t hear back from the winner by 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, I’ll draw another name. Check your e-mail.

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  1. Christine

    I would love this book!

  2. Christine

    I am an email subscriber.

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  4. Sounds like a great book!!!

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  7. I would like to read this book.

  8. As we enter the retirement years, I’d love to win this book so that I can learn ways to stretch our savings.

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  13. This sounds like a great book! I could use the inspiration and would love to read it. Thank you.

  14. VictoriaN

    I follow Amy’s blog– and really like her. It would be great to get her book.

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  17. Sounds great!

  18. Would love to win this book!

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  22. Donna,
    All I want for Christmas is a million dollars, a trip to Tahiti and this book! (Don’t worry, you can get me whichever one of these you want…..) : )
    Merry Christmas!!

  23. Looks like a great book!

  24. I’d like to learn how to make those turkey sandwiches. Great giveaway. Thank you.

  25. I subscribe via RSS.

  26. Sarah Fallow

    Would love to read this book!

  27. I’d love this book! 🙂

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  29. sounds like a fun book!

  30. Diana would Love this book for Christmas! Thanks for the consideration!

  31. Cindy Brooks

    I have to agree about the lunch meat thing! I always cook extra chicken, steak, roast beef, etc for sandwiches. I’d love to read the other ideas in the book!
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  32. Holly Samlan

    Since I won a giveaway in the past year I am disqualifying myself but my next log in is the library where I will see if I can reserve this book.

    Always wanting to learn new hacks.

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  35. Caroljean

    e-mail subscriber and would love to win this book.

  36. Caroljean

    Follow on Facebook.

  37. Sounds like a smart lady! I’d like to read more. Enjoy your holidays!

  38. vickie Jean

    sounds like a great book

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  41. vickie Jean

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  42. rosarugosa

    sounds like a good read!

  43. Looks like a great book. Thx for the chance!

  44. I subscribe via email. Thx for the second chance!

  45. Me! Me! Me! I’ve even got my hand up! Call on me!

  46. Who knew you were on Twitter??! Just signed up to follow you there.

  47. And I already follow you on Facebook, so sign me up to win again!

  48. And here’s my comment for the article. Surely one of these entries will win! I’ve heard of Amy before, so i REALLY WOULD LIKE TO WIN THE BOOK! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  49. Mmm I love roast turkey. I never thought in terms of roasting it for sandwich meat though.

  50. This book sounds amazing!

  51. I’ve been an email subscriber from the blog’s beginning.

  52. I just liked you on FB!

  53. I follow on FB and email. I would love to have this book. We are always up for frugal. Thanks for another great giveaway.

  54. Marcia in FL

    Sounds like a helpful book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  55. I’d love to read this book! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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  57. I follow on facebook (Jackie Villano)

  58. this sounds like a good book!

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  61. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book — please count me in

  62. I already subscribe via email

  63. I would love to win this!

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  66. Sounds like this will make good reading.

  67. The Good Life for Less, sounds like good reading for the new year and how we, husband and four young adults, have lived our life for more than thirty four years. We are still looking for more ways to do it.

  68. teinegurl

    I’m subscribed via email pls enter me

  69. Vicky Fox

    Merry Christmas:)

  70. Ro in San Dieog

    I would like to win this book! I subscribe by email

  71. Ro in San Diego

    I also subscribe by Facebook

  72. Love your site. Merry Christmas to all.

  73. Sandra Gonzales

    Neat giveaway!

  74. Love this title–it’s so positive!

  75. Tracy Stone

    Roasting a whole turkey is a different kind of tip. I’d like to get that book to read about other unusual tips. I feel like I’ve heard them all…

  76. Nancy Luebke

    I follow on email.

  77. Would love this book!

  78. You’ve found another great book. Count me in!

  79. I subscribe via email.

  80. I also subscribe via Facebook.

  81. Always looking for more tips, especially since our 14 year old is a bottomless pit.

  82. I subscribe by RSS.

  83. I like you on Facebook.

  84. I’ve saved SO much money by reading books like these. Drop my name in the hat please, Donna, and thanks for the chance!

  85. I would love to read the tips in this book. Thanks:)!

  86. Thanks for the chance to win this book. Have a very Merry Christmas and a safe trip back to Alaska after the holidays!!

  87. I could sure use this book! We are in the middle of an adoption and I was just told that my job is being eliminated next month. Yay me. We’re trying to cut back as much as we can, but we could always use more ideas and tips. Thanks!

  88. Julie Wubbena

    I just roasted a turkey today and sliced it into lunch meat. I woud like to read this book.

  89. Count me in. Thank you.

  90. Facebook too.

  91. I follow you via email! I would love this book…looks like it has some good tips.

  92. I also follow you on Twitter (@kchowy)!!

  93. Andddd I also liked you on Facebook. Have a Merry Christmas!

  94. Gotta luv a good book!

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  96. Right On on the turkey sandwiches!

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  98. I would love a copy of the book! We are trying to cut costs more than we already have over the last few years, as we want to keep me at home with my daughter.

  99. I also subscribe to you via RSS feed.

  100. Have you seen The Hobbit yet? It’s awesome!

  101. I would really love to win this book

  102. This book looks to be right up my frugal alley.

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  107. Count me in !

  108. Until I win the lottery, I sure could use the helpful hints in this book!

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  110. Adding my entry. Looks like a great book. BTW, Have a very Merry Christmas. 🙂

  111. ImJuniperNow

    Merry Christmas Donna! Hope you have/had fun in Jersey!

  112. I read frugal cool and surviving and thriving multiple times a week.

  113. Sounds like a good book! Love the frugal life.

  114. Barb in Phx

    Sounds like a useful book. I would put it to good use. Thanks for introducing me to Amy’s work!

  115. Barb in Phx

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  116. I love cook books!

  117. Just visited Amazon to read more!! I love the sound of this book!

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  119. This books sounds very interesting.

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  124. Holly Samlan

    Whoops. Neither my local library or our area exchange have this book.

  125. snowpeople

    Sounds like a great read!

  126. Love the teaser as I don’t like the taste of those processed meats. Very curious to see what else she has to say.

  127. I follow you on email and facebook, or searching the website for articles I may have missed.

    • I appreciate your blog so much and find so much helpful information in it. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

  128. I’m an email subscriber!

  129. sounds like a good book with a lot of helpful tips

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  132. Sounds like a great book! Happy holidays!

  133. I could sure use this book in the new year!

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