CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN A FEW DAYS.
Giveaway at Out of Debt Again! I’m offering a beautiful and very special cookbook to one of my visitors and it has been signed personally by the author, Ree Drummond of The Pioneer Woman Cooks! I have been reading Pioneer Woman’s blog for over two years and when I saw that she was coming to Arizona I felt like I’d won a prize!! I sometimes don’t enter her contests because she has SOOOOO many faithful readers and so many thousands of comments. I have never been to a book signing in my life, but I knew I was going to this one!!
I’ll be right up front about the personal finance aspect of this post. I blew a lot of money on cookbooks!! The same cookbook! Remember my post from a few days ago, how Amazon duplicated my order and how I let them know I needed to send the duplicate order back? Well, I changed my mind and decided to keep the extras. I called Amazon and told them I’d changed my mind. They were more than happy to charge me for the books. Now I have six of these beauties in my possession! I have found homes for three of them, and one of the remaining three has been personally signed by Ree Drummond.
Ree is SUCH a sweetheart!! I am going to post more details about the event last night, but first I want to tell you about my special giveaway, and I hope you’ll join in and sign the petition that I’ve set up for Ree.
Last night one of the questions posed to her was if she ever got her chicken project off the ground. She said it had stalled out and she needed help persuading Marlboro Man. She said she needed a petition, so I thought I’d set one up for her and let’s see if we can get Marlboro Man to agree to let PW have chickens!
I’ve set up a petition here, please go and sign up! If you have any other good reasons other than the ones I’ve already mentioned, please enter them into the comments section. Also, please note you may use a pen name when you sign the petition, and you do NOT have to make a donation after your response has been submitted.
And now for my special giveaway – I was in line from 5:30pm and luckily was able to get a seat around 6:00 and then stayed planted there until I was able to get my book signed personally by Ree at 10:54pm. We were told she would sign everyone’s book, and on previous nights (in other cities) had been at the book signing until 1am!
She is so photogenic! By the time she got to signing my book, she’d already signed about 250 books – look at her beautiful smile! She talked to each person, and let everyone take pictures with her. It was such fun!
But more on that later. Sorry I got sidetracked again… back to my special giveaway… I got one book signed so that I can give it away to one of my visitors!
Here is a photo of the inscription:
Okay, here are the rules:
- You must comment to this post (it has to be THIS very post) and tell me your favorite Pioneer Woman Cooks recipe. If you don’t know, go on over to her site, look through her recipes and pick what looks good! Your comment naming your favorite recipe, earns you ONE POINT. This is all you have to do to enter the contest. However, if you want to earn more points which will give you MORE chances to win, please complete one or more of the following.
- Sign the petition found here: Pioneer Woman Should Have Chickens! This will earn you two points. Please let me know in the comments that you have signed the petition.
- Tweet about this contest and the petition. Tweeting about the contest earns you one point. Tweeting about the petition earns you one point. Tweeting about both, earns you three points. Follow me on twitter here.
- Blog about this contest and the petition at your blog, you must blog and link to this post and mention the petition. This will earn you four points. Failure to hyperlink to this post and mentioning the petition will negate these points.
Winner will be chosen randomly – your points will be awarded a random number, so the more ways you enter, the more points you earn, the higher your chances to win! This contest is open until November 17th, 2009 at midnight PST.
I will share more of the story, and how much I actually ended up spending on cookbooks in another post, so stay tuned! UPDATE: Okay, I got my rendition of the night typed up, including a transcription of the questions and answers with Ree.