CLOSED! The Dinner Solution Software Giveaway

Update: This giveaway is now closed!

Winner is #220, Jennifer!!!  Congrats!

About this time last year, I introduced you to The Dinner Solution. It’s a fantastic software that will help you out of the meal planning rut.  And it will keep you out too!

A few of it’s fine features…

  • Save up to 30% on your grocery bill by taking a few minutes to plan ahead!
  • Pick your meals for next week and print your shopping list,  it’s that easy!
  • No more stress about “what’s for dinner”!
  • Save even more time and money by making your own “freezer meals”!
  • Created by busy moms FOR busy moms!

For a more complete review of the software and its features, head on over and read my review. Also, you should know about some updates that have been made to The Dinner Solution Software.

  • Change serving sizes in the recipes
  • Add miscellaneous items to the shopping list that are not related to a recipe (i.e., milk, bread, paper towels, etc.)
  • COMING SOON: Copy/paste recipes from internet

Note that existing customers will get these upgrades to their software for FREE, when the feature is released.

The busy moms behind The Dinner Solution have been gracious enough to offer a 15% off coupon code to all of you!  Just enter the coupon code 5DD15 to get your discount!

Here are the rules on how you can win this great software that will take the stress out of meal planning…and do it all for you!

(I like the sounds of that!)

Giveaway Details

1. Contest ends Friday, May 14th at 5 pm EST. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.

2. Entry #1: Leave a comment telling us about your “relationship with menu planning.” Is it a love or hate relationship?  Or does it depend on the week?

3. Entry #2: Follow me on Twitter, or on Facebook (where we talk about all the “important” things in life!) and leave a SEPARATE comment.

4. Entry #3: Go find an old post here on $5 Dinners that you LIKE, and click that little “Facebook Like” button on it! Doing so puts that link into your Facebook stream, so all your friends can see what you like!  Then come back and tell us what post you liked in another comment.

5. Winner will be selected by

**NOTE: If you receive the email newsletter and wish to enter this giveaway, click on the title of this giveaway to get to the site and leave a comment on the site with your name and email address to be entered!

*Disclosure:I did receive a download of the software last year to review.


  1. Ginger says

    Since I refuse to do Facebook (no time!), I guess I’ll get shot down for any comment, but…
    When my kids were at home, I planned meals. They got to see what they were going to have and I got to figure out how to get around what the school lunch program had set up for the kids (only a week ahead of time!). We didn’t have the same thing twice in 24 hrs. very often, but boy, was it a close call sometimes.
    Now that its just the two of us, I deal with working full time and cooking full time. What I’d like to fix isn’t always what HE wants at all or, after work and a long drive home (3 hours sometimes), I’m not ‘up’ to what I had planned. So we always have a “Plan B” (and “Plan C” – HA! 😉 just in case) in the freezer.
    The challenge for me is to keep that freezer stocked with tempting meals that even the food-preparation challenged male can’t mess up too bad.
    Thank goodness pasta was invented.

  2. Melody Carpenter says

    I plan meals because it’s a lot easier for me but I hate doing it! I would love it if someone else just told me what to make!

  3. Pat says

    I would love to win it. My boyfriend is moving in for a month or two because he sold his house and is going to live with me until he finds a new house to buy (its a buyers market so he could find one soon). I will have to be learning to cook for an adult (right now I am cooking for my 5 year old granddaughter) and i could really use the software. He might even hook up the computer while he is there so I will have internet at home. Cool.

  4. Aimee says

    I seem to do well planning meals for a few weeks, and then fall off the wagon (for months sometimes!). It’s just so hard to plan consistently for me!

  5. Sylvia Holdampf says

    I enjoy reading your emails and have gotten some great recipes. One of our favorites was the rhubarb one in May 2009.

  6. Ronna says

    I’m an on and off meal planner. I plan for a few weeks and then I fall off the wagon for a few weeks. Life runs much smoother with a plan.

  7. Alycia M says

    I’ve just begun (since Feb) on this journey of couponing, saving and meal planning. I definitely need to be meal planning but haven’t been spent much time on it yet. I’m thrilled to have found your site and have already printed your meal planning pages. I’m ready to get started and I think this program sounds great for a beginner like me!

  8. Beth says

    LOVE being organized.
    LOVE saving money.
    LOVE cooking.
    HATE not having time to do it all!!
    I would LOVE to win!!!

  9. Kimberly Parkes says

    I want to love meal planning but my life seems to buck at it. When I make a meal plan, I never seem to get to the store or someone needs to work late and then we end up eating some type of egg meal for dinner.

  10. LisaE says

    Last week was the first time I meal planned. I loved it….I had my 2 girls sit with me and come up with things they wanted for dinner. I sat through the sales flier and we made most meals around that. I loved knowing what I was making that night instead of opening cupboards and my refrigerator wondering what to make.

  11. Cheryl L. says

    One week I’m motivated and the next I just can’t seem to get a meal planned for one day! I love it when I actually do it. Things just go smoother when I plan meals for the week. But the Murphys of my life always seem to get in the way!

  12. Sarah says

    I periodically try menu planning and love it when I do it. Then I fall away from it and have to struggle to get it going again. It’s an unending circle. I am currently in the struggling to get it going again stage.

  13. Vici says

    I have done mean planning in the past and it works pretty good. But then life happens and I get side tracked from keeping on top of it.

    I so need to start doing to again. It’s so much easier when we are constantly on the go.

  14. Vici says

    I liked the post for Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. Those sound yummy. I will have to try them. Had to laugh at the comment about too much testosterone. My husband has the complete opposite issue as we have 3 girls.

  15. says

    I have not done much on meal planning. It seems a little overwhelming. I guess I need to give it a try. Love your email newsletter

  16. MIchele says

    I bought the dinner solution software and I have been trying to get tech support but the email addresses they post on their website comes back undeliverable…do you have any contact info you could forward me? Thanks Michele

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