Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Penny Pinchers Club: Book Giveaway

The Penny Pinchers Club
Author: Sarah Strohmeyer
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Dutton Adult (July 2, 2009)
ISBN-10: 0525951172

I am giving away 2 copies of the new book, The Penny Pinchers Club by Sarah Strohmeyer. Ms. Strohmeyer is also the author of The Cinderella Pact.

In The Penny Pinchers Club, Kat Griffiths has never saved a penny in her life. Living in New Jersey (the state that boasts the most malls per capita) it's no surprise that her favorite pastime is shopping. When Kat learns that her husband has a secret bank account and may be planning to leave her, she decides to kick her spending habits in preparation for a divorce.

She begins by cutting back on the small things--kicking the $240.00 monthly Starbucks habit, canceling her HBO cable subscription, and quitting her gym membership. But when Kat joins an eccentric but charming group of savers called the Penny Pincher's Club, her newfound hobby becomes an over-the-top obsession.

Soon she's baking her own bread, diving dumpsters for her family's dinner, and hoarding years' supplies of tampons under her bathroom sink. The measures she takes not only save her money, but save her time--time she spends with her husband, their daughter...and an old flame, who resurfaces at precisely the wrong moment, offering Kat a life where money is no object.

Chock full of laugh-out-loud plotlines and quirky yet endearing characters, The Penny Pinchers Club is the perfect pick me up for these troubling times and a valuable lesson--in finances, in love, and in the unexpected ways in which hardship can lead to happiness.

You will also find many useful penny pinching tips.

The author, Sarah Strohmeyer is the author of ten previous novels including Sweet Love, The Sleeping Beauty Proposal, and the bestselling Bubbles series.

The drawing will take place on July 13th.

To enter:
*Leave a comment for 1 point (enter every day if you wish)
*Become a follower of my blog for 2 points
*Mention my giveaway on your site for 3 extra points (please let me know if you do this)
*Winners will have 24 hours to respond by email.
*Drawing is limited to US and Canada residents.

(Thanks to Tala at Dutton Publicity for the free copies)

44 comments:

Becca said...

I would love to win this book, especially in this economy, pennypinching is a very good thing!

Barbara said...

Becca- Thank you for entering.

Pat's Place said...

Sounds like the kind of book I need to read this sweltering summer!

Barbara said...

Pat- Good luck!

Esme said...

Thanks for the giveaway

chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

Phyllis said...

Sounds like a great book! This sounds really fun to read.

Barbara said...

Esme- Welcome to the contest.

Barbara said...

Phyllis- I think this is a good one!

Sheila DeChantal said...

I found it! Please include me in your giveaway - this sounds like fun. I will link you to giveaway page.... AND
I do follow you!

Sheila DeChantal said...

Click on my name in this comment and it will take you to the giveaway page that I linked you to. Thanks again!

Karen (KayKay) said...

Looks like a funny, light book. Perfect for summer.

Barbara said...

Sheila- thanks a million!

Barbara said...

Karen- Thanks for entering.

rdgrooter said...

I love the Bubbles series; I've read them all and would LOVE to win this book. I'm sure it is GREAT!
I'm going to start following your blog!
Rhonda a/k/a rdgrooter

Anonymous said...

I would be so happy to win the Book, The Penny Pinchers Club. Thank you for a beautiful website.

Gwynnlds6@msn.com

Anne Gwynn

robin_titan said...

Sounds quite cute! :)

Barbara said...

Everyone- Thanks for the comments. Please come back tomorrow for a BIG surprise!!!!!!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Oh wow! I would love to read this book! It sounds like a great read. Please enter me. Thanks!

Renee G said...

This sounds cute. I'd love to read this.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

BevE said...

I love pinching pennies, have been doing all my life and will just have to work harder at it as I'm nearing retirement : D I would love to have the chance to win this book - sounds like a fun read.

BevE
merryweatherbookblog@gmail.com

BevE said...

Becoming follower as well :D

BevE
merryweatherbookblog (at) gmail.com

Tea said...

Sarah Stromeyer wrote the Bubble books. I would love to win "The Penny Pinchers Club."

I follow you. Thanks.

teakettle58@yahoo.com

trishalynn0708 said...

+1 Please enter me.
+2 I am a follower
+3 http://trishasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/07/giveaways-of-day_07.html

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Shawna said...

Count me it I up on anything that can help save $. Thanks
I am a follower
Shawna Lewis
weloveourdogs@juno.com

heatherzilla said...

Sounds like a good book. Please include me in the giveaway.
heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

Zippy said...

This looks like a book that's right up my alley.

Zippy said...

I'm now following you

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

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Hope you'll follow me as well!

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sharon54220 said...

I am originally from NJ, so I can vouch about the malls. I would love to read this, sounds like a fun read. Please enter me.

sharon54220@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

I am a new follower.

sharon54220@gmail.com

Patricia said...

Pennypinching is my modus operandi for acquiring books. In fact, my 3,000+ book library has been collected in this manner (85% used). I would love to win this book. Thanks.

Bethanne said...

The summary makes me curious about how it all ends up. Please add me to your list. I'd love to review it, too. :) Thanks! I just might have to add myself as a follower for a couple more points. :P

Pat's Place said...

I have not been doing too well on my penny pinching lately. I think I need this book!

WFL said...

I need a good laugh out loud book to read............

Luvdaylilies said...

Please, please enter me in your giveaway~I'd love to win this!

Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Luvdaylilies said...

+2 I became a follower=)

Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Jess said...

This book speaks to my frugal nature. Please count me in for the giveaway.
jessica(at)fan(dot)com

demmi said...

sounds like a fun book please enter me con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Shanyn said...

Saw you on BookBlogs, would love an entry!

shanynlee AT gmail.com

imbookingit said...

This sounds like fun! I'd seen the title elsewhere, and hadn't realized that about it :-). Please enter me.

I'm also adding your blog to my Google Reader-- I'll enjoy coming back!

JenniferB said...

I try to pennypinch but not for the same reasons as she did.

JenniferB said...

I am a follower of your blog

♔ jessica.marie said...

I don't know if I am too late, but if not I would love to be entered! :)

I am a new follower.

lovejessicamarie [@] gmail [.] com

gahome2mom said...

Hi, I found your from Book Blogs. I am interested in pinching pennies these days too. Thanks.


gahome2mom at gmail dot com