The Dinner Solution Software Giveaway – CLOSED

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 17, 2009

This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to #332 Stacey (twinkledust) who is the winner of this software!

The Dinner Solution: Menu Planning and Freezer Cooking Made Simple is a unique meal planning program that allows you to plan out your meals on a calendar and print custom grocery lists.  With a few clicks of your mouse, you can plan out a week of meals in minutes.
 
PROGRAM’S FEATURES

  • Plan your dinners and side dishes out on our calendar a week or a month at a time
  • Easily enter any of the recipes or menus from $5 Dinners!
  • Add your own recipes or use the family-friendly recipes we’ve already included!
  • With the click of a button, print a complete grocery list — sorted by store aisle and store name!
  • Print a “What’s For Dinner” fridge report so you and your family can easily see what’s on the menu that week!
  • Do your own at-home Freezer Meal assembly sessions in a snap! 
  •  And more!

Using The Dinner Solution for just 10 minutes a week, you can easily:

  • Save hundreds of dollars a year on your grocery bill
  • Save hundreds of hours a year of your precious time
  • Feed your family healthier home-cooked meals (and lose weight if you need to!)
  • Reduce your stress level – meal planning actually becomes fun!

The system makes it so easy to get dinner on the table, you will wonder how you ever managed without it!!!

In this week’s giveaway, one lucky winner will receive a free copy of The Dinner Solution software, a $59.95 value.  Also, the lovely ladies at The Dinner Solution are offering all $5 Dinners readers a 25% Discount, a savings of $15!  Just enter 5DD25 at checkout for your discount!

Giveaway Details

1. Contest ends Wednesdsy, May 20th at 5 pm EST. Winner will be announced back here on this post.

2. Entry #1: Leave a comment just saying you want to win.

3. Entry #2: Leave a SEPARATE comment telling me in what way you promoted this contest (i.e., posting it in a forum, posting about it on your blog, Twitter about it, and/or subscribe to my feed by email or in a reader).

4. Entry #3: In another separate comment, let me know a little about your biggest struggle or success with meal planning.

5. Winner will be selected by Random.org.

*Disclosure: I have not received or reviewed a copy of the software, but have previewed it on their website.

{ 518 comments… read them below or add one }

Nancy May 18, 2009 at 4:01 pm

I would love to win!

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Nicole May 18, 2009 at 4:38 pm

I really want to win this!!

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Kari May 18, 2009 at 4:38 pm

I would love to win this!!

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Liz May 18, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Wow it sounds wonderful. I would love to win it. Thanks

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mike May 18, 2009 at 5:14 pm

I want to win. This seems like something I could use to keep me out of fast food resturants.

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Danielle May 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm

I want to win!

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Danielle May 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm

I posted this offer in another forum.

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Danielle May 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm

My biggest personal struggle is providing a variety of healthy, delicious meals for my family that we can afford. We seem to eat the same meals over and over again because they are recipes that I make well and know that I can make for very little money.

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Deeanna May 18, 2009 at 5:27 pm

I would love this!!!!

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Stephanie May 18, 2009 at 5:35 pm

I love to be organized when I plan out my meals, so this would be great! I’d love to win!

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Stephanie May 18, 2009 at 5:35 pm

I’m an e-mail subscriber!
ms0812@zoominternet.net

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Stephanie May 18, 2009 at 5:36 pm

The best thing I’ve found to help me plan meals is a printable menu planner with a shopping list on the side!

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Jill May 18, 2009 at 5:55 pm

I want to win this prize!

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Jill May 18, 2009 at 5:57 pm

My biggest struggle is making time to plan ahead. With three school age children in different activities, we’re always on the go, and don’t always get to eat together on weeknights. Both my husband and I work full-time outside the home, so I think this would be a wonderful prize to help us be better organized & eat better even!

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Jessica Moore May 18, 2009 at 6:16 pm

I would LOVE to win this!
Jessica

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Jessica Moore May 18, 2009 at 6:17 pm
Jessica Moore May 18, 2009 at 6:19 pm

My biggest challenge is JUST keeping up with weekly planning and being able to use all the ideas I have. I have a meal idea using things I have on hand, but then forget about them when I go to write the weekly menu. Something like this would allow me to put it in a day anytime and change it if I need to. I also really LOVE Freezer meals and this sounds like it would be so helpful. Even if I don’t win, I may have to buy it :)
Jessica

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Erin B May 18, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Wow, what a great idea! I would love to win this!

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Erin B May 18, 2009 at 6:31 pm

My biggest success with meal planning was just getting started and stocking my freezer! It has really kept my family from running out to grab something to eat. My biggest struggle is variety. I feel like we keep eating the same meals over and over!

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Laurel May 18, 2009 at 6:46 pm

I would be thrilled to win!

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Angie May 18, 2009 at 7:09 pm

This sounds so perfect, I especially am excited that you can plug in your own recipes. I’m about to be a full time nursing student on top of full time wife and full time mom, this would be so perfect! I’m about to have to quit my job in order to do this and it sounds like just one more perfect way to trim our budget, steal myself some precious time, and insure we don’t eat out just because mom has no time. Love the idea of coordinated shopping list, and REALLY love the idea that all the $5 dinner recipes are going to work with it! I have all those emails saved in a folder in my inbox just waiting to be trotted out! Thanks so much!

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Angie May 18, 2009 at 7:10 pm

I’ve forwarded this link to all my family/friends so they can see this neato software for themselves :) Angie

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Tonnie Rogers May 18, 2009 at 7:40 pm

This software sounds like a godsend. I live next door to and take care of my 2 yr old grandson. His parents both work away from home and by dinnertime, none of us has the energy or the desire to brainstorm dinner ideas. We could use some help!! Grandbaby (and us) need better and healthier meals!

Gramma Tonnie :)

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Lindsay Gibson May 18, 2009 at 7:57 pm

Serious help needed here! I just do not plan meals, I hate the thought of it, so I give in to laziness.

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Lindsay Gibson May 18, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Pick me! Pick me! I’d love to win:)

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Bonnette McNichol May 18, 2009 at 8:08 pm

I would love to win!

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leesa May 18, 2009 at 8:23 pm

I would love to win this!

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Sarah May 18, 2009 at 8:24 pm

I would love to win this!

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Sarah May 18, 2009 at 8:24 pm

I struggle with matching my grocery shopping with the menu planning. It seems I can do one right but never both!

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Mrs. Ordinary May 18, 2009 at 9:24 pm

I advertised this site in my church’s meal planning activity.

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Mrs. Ordinary May 18, 2009 at 9:25 pm

My biggest struggle is cooking too much for my family and not using all of my produce fast enough because I have more leftovers than I anticipated.

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Karina May 18, 2009 at 10:28 pm

i would love to win this!!!

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Katrina in Wa May 18, 2009 at 10:32 pm

My biggest obstacle: I got out of the habit and forgot how much time and money it used to save me. I did Nutrisystem last year for a few months and just never got back in the swing when I went back to being in charge of meals. Funny how something that used to be such a basic part of life could so easily be dropped by the wayside.

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Mrs. Wright May 18, 2009 at 11:51 pm

I want to win!! This is exactly what I need!

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Mrs. Wright May 18, 2009 at 11:53 pm

I’m great with menu planning once I have the menu made. I never stray, and I am calm all afternoon knowing that I don’t have to panic at 5pm. Unfortunately if I fall off the wagon for one day in between plans then it’s utter chaos. I also have a lot of trouble making meals from the food that I have in the freezer instead of just buying everything for all new meals. Help me PLEASE!!!

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Janelle May 19, 2009 at 1:30 am

I would really love to win this!!

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Janelle May 19, 2009 at 1:30 am

I have told all of my friends (I know word-of-mouth is a little old-fashioned…) and I posted a link on my facebook

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Janelle May 19, 2009 at 1:40 am

My biggest struggle with cooking? I am allergic to soy. That’s right, soy. Which in case you didn’t know, is in EVERYTHING. Particularly budget foods. That means fast food, and even restaurant food will make me quite ill, and I have to scour every ingredient list on the back of every box, bottle or can that I buy (they’ve gotten really good at hiding it and giving it tricksy names). Not to mention my husband is reactive hypoglycemic (and fairly picky-but don’t tell him I said so!!). I suffer from bipolar disorder, and DH has depression, which makes every task harder, and most days wandering the food aisles can be intimidating to say the least. Biggest success? Pulling off an amazing roast beef dinner as a christmas gift to friends. Sides included rolls, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole and salad. My friends are still raving, and say it topped any restaurant roast they’ve ever had. Once I’ve got the recipe, list and ingredients, in an organized fashion, I am unstoppable in the kitchen. Thank you for the chance to win!!

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Darcy May 19, 2009 at 2:53 am

I want to win! :)

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Darcy May 19, 2009 at 2:54 am

I posted a link to $5 Dinners and mentioned the Dinner solutions contest on my blog and on my facebook page! :)

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Darcy May 19, 2009 at 2:56 am

My biggest struggle with planning dinners is over buying and liking to go grocery shopping, I want to make everything I see on Rachael Ray, on other various Food Network shows, and on the various blogs I come across, not to mention all the delicious recipes in magazines, and in recipe books – haha :) LOL – what can I say – I love to cook and bake!

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Darcy May 19, 2009 at 2:57 am
caren May 19, 2009 at 4:43 am

I work very early in the morning, so when I get home, I am exhausted. I have a hard time planning what to cook for my family of four. My daughters have very active schedules, so I have to cook in between their schedules. It would be nice to have a program to assist with meal planning to ensure healthy but good dinners.

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Gina May 19, 2009 at 5:21 am

I’d love to win this…of course!

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Gina May 19, 2009 at 5:22 am

My biggest struggle is planning for breakfasts and lunches. Supper is usually planned out for the week, but the other meals happen as we go along.

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Gina May 19, 2009 at 5:23 am

I also subscribe to your feed.

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Adrienne G May 19, 2009 at 7:34 am

I would love to win – this looks so neat!

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Adrienne G May 19, 2009 at 7:35 am

I also subscribe to your RSS feed.

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Adrienne G May 19, 2009 at 7:37 am

My biggest struggle with menu planning is that I have a picky family – and so I seem to stick to the same menu that I know they will eat. I really need to branch out more – and hope they eat it!

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Whitney May 19, 2009 at 7:45 am

This would be awesome!

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