Saturday, January 1, 2011

Giveaway + Saturday's Party


Happy New Year to you all!!  Want to hear how I spent my new year?  I listened to K-girl have melt-down after melt-down for an hour (this is was 7pm, no way was she staying up till midnight!) and then the power went out!  It was out for 3 hours.  During this time, Captain Jax went into town to get cell service (I know, we live in the middle of nowhere) and try to call someone to cover his shift at work that started at 11pm.

Meanwhile, I covered the kids with a million blankets, because the house was quickly cooling off with no power.  And then I read a book by candle light.  Yeah, not exactly how I planned to ring in the New Year!

I don't know how many of you actually visit my blog on a regular basis, or if you follow it through a reader (I do most of my blog following through google reader) but if you've seen my blog page, you'll notice I have a button at the top for Hamburger Helper, and a wonderful thing they've got going on right now.  To raise awareness about the national issue of hunger, Hamburger Helper is partnering with Tim McGraw to help Feeding America deliver millions of meals to local food banks through the Show Your Helping Hand campaign.

 On certain boxes of Hamburger Helper, there is a code you can log on and put it.  For every code, Hamburger Helper donates 17cents to the Feeding America program.  I know, it doesn't sound like a lot, but 17cents provides one meal to a food bank!  Hamburger Helper (along with Chicken, and Tuna Helper) are something I keep on hand.  They're affordable, quick, and when food drives come along, I love being able to grab a box, and have almost a full meal to give to the food bank.

This giveaway prize pack includes a copy of Tim McGraw's "Southern Voice" CD, 1 foam hand, 1 box of Hamburger Helper, and a $10 donation made on your behalf to the Show Your Helping Hand campaign.   

-Leave a comment.  That's all, I like to make this easy for you.  One comment per person please! 
-Giveaway closed Jan 5th at midnight MST, and the winner will be notified.  

(Prize Pack and information about Show Your Helping Hand Campaign was given to me by Hamburger Helper through My Blog Spark.)

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  • Anything pertaining to a party is welcome!  Food, drinks, decoration   ideas, theme ideas, etc. 
  • Grab the Saturday's party button to add to your post, or link back to this post so others can come here and see the other great party ideas!
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Recipes Of A Cheapskate



  1. Thank you very much for the great giveaway
    Happy New Year

  2. Happy New Year Krystal! THanks for the chance to win some goodies!


  3. Nice giveaway....Have a wonderful 2011!

    karin56381 (at)

  4. I want to enter! It's fun to read by candlelight, unless you have to (and not so fun if it is freezing cold to boot).

  5. Sounds like your New Year was similar to mine. Except my melt down child was totally out by 7 pm.

    Thanks for this great giveaway!

  6. I am looking at those cheesecake brownies with a jaded eye. I want some, now.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  7. Happy New Year even though it may not have gone according to plan. In a few years, you'll probably look back and laugh thinking about the year the power went out!

  8. Happy New Year! This is a great program, yeah $.17 doesn't seem like much but If everyone used the codes from their boxes it would add up VERY quickly...Hamburger helper is a popular item and sells very well!

  9. Totally love Hamburger Helper. It has saved me on mumerous occaisons when I am short on time for dinner! Lots of love!

  10. My family loves Hamburger helper it's so easy to make that my kids even can make it!

  11. Woo for quick easy dinners like Hamburger Helper! :) That would have come in handy this week when I am by myself for meals.

  12. I'd love to enter! Love Hamburger Helper...and Tim McGraw's not too bad either ;)

    mdlangmead at gmail dot com

  13. we love Hamburger Helper and Tim McGraw in this family....thanks for the giveaway!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

  14. Yay for a giveaway--thanks!!!

    buckeyechik at gmail dot com

  15. Oh my, that really was a fun way to ring in the new year...sounds sorta cozy though :) In retrospect, maybe?

  16. I would love to win this giveaway!

  17. I would love to win, I love the foam hand!


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