Monday, February 17, 2014

Winners of the Cookbook Give-Away

We have selected the winners from the contest using the RaffleCopter page, which is the best we know of for being fair and unbiased (Yes, as much as I hate to admit it, better than my own random selection scripts on our server --Karl).

So who are the winners? They are:
  • Jill G.
  • Nancy J.
  • Paula S.
  • Rene L.
Be sure to check your email for our new give-away for this week, which will be sent out Tuesday evening!
    If you have a product or service that you'd like have in our give-away, please contact us.

    If you want a copy of the cookbook, you can get it on Here are links to both the Kindle edition (For Android, download the Kindle App from the Play Store), and the Paperback edition:

    Carrie's Cooking for Keeps in Paperback

    Thank you to everyone for participating. We are going to take the comments on the "Store" blog page. They are wonderful. We will contact the advertisers and then use one of their products in the next give-away.

    Monday, February 10, 2014

    We Have An LDS Missionary Store

    We know a lot of our MMs visit just to register for an email group, or check out what help topic interests the most.

    But, we have a "Store" site, too, where advertisers have asked us to post their wares.

    We want you to visit that store (but not all at once because, hey, we run this out of our house on an old computer), and tell us what you'd like to have offered in a give-away like this one.

    We are no longer going to be having one big give-away every year. It's just too much. Instead, we are going to let you choose what we should offer, contact those advertisers, and do this every month or so all year long.

    So, visit and come back here, and in the comments, tell us which products you want to get free.

    Go Advertisers!

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

    LDS Missionary/Military Moms Give-Away Rules

    This information is for commercial vendors
    who have something to donate for one of our give-aways.

    In the past we held 2 give-aways per year, then because of the number of items being offered, changed to one each year. We have decided to discontinue annual or semi-annual give-aways and hold them during the year. We hope this will alleviate a lot of pressure on our time.

    So, to the rules:

    I. Your Part

    If you have never participated in our Give-Away, you'll need to follow-through on these things so we know you are committed and won't rescind your offer to participate. That hasn't happened often, but enough so we need to protect ourselves and our group members from disappointment.

    • Send us the product or coupon for your service. We've had donators not follow-through. This is very difficult for the winners. In some cases the donor was repeatedly contacted without response. This can't happen, so we ask for the product up front. Please discuss this with us if this raises concerns. We understand that some prizes must be customized for the winner, such as bicycles, shoes, or other clothing.
    • We charge a $25 "entrance" fee for advertising your product. We are certain you understand what a great deal that is considering how many targeted recipients will receive information about, and an opportunity to win, your product or service. 
    II. Our Part

    We will send an email to our 12,500 subscribers announcing the beginning of the give-away, and one reminder a couple of days before the Give-Away expires to remind everyone. Your product or service will be discussed in those emails with a link to your site (please refer to our advertising page for advertiser rules at Give-Aways will typically last one week. We will offer one or more prizes per give-away.

    If you have a product or service and would like to participate, please SEND EMAIL to Karl or Betty.

    Thank You!

    Karl: karlp AT OurLDSFamily DOT com
    Betty: betty "ditto"