The 7 Day Challenge: DAY 3 WINNERS!

Make sure to read DAY 3’s facebook discussions and comments on the post to see what we all learned from having to pull together a last minute meal. (You can read it even if you don’t use facebook!)

Being able to cook great meals from your pantry can save you time and money on those hectic days.  Also when you’re using that food in your pantry, you want to make sure you keep track of expiration dates so you don’t waste food!


Prize: ONE Annual Membership

WINNER:Sarah Hudson Hofhine (we’ll contact you at the end of the challenge to get you your prize)

(SIX three-month memberships to come at the end)

Company: Deals To Meals
Description: Deals to Meals tells you where the best deals are each week from all of the major grocery stores, help you know which items to add to your food storage and freezer each week. They also give you a weekly meal planner that is based around the best deals each week.


Prize: A Lifetime Memberships to Fresh Reminders

WINNER:Laura McMullin (we’ll contact you at the end of the challenge to get you your prize)

(NINE more to come at the end!)

Company: Fresh Reminders
Description: Don’t let your hard-earned food storage go to waste because it expires! Fresh Reminders helps you keep track of all of those pesky expiration dates and will email you before your items go bad, helping you automatically rotate your food and stay safe. A free lifetime membership allows you to track an unlimited number of items, have first access to new features, and never see ads in your account.


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  • barbarapak

    I had to post earlier today because we won't be back until after 8:00 tonight. This challenge really made me think. I would be in a lot of trouble if our water was turned off for very long. I have two week's supply of potable water and that would be a big problem. I guess I could go to a friend's house and refill the bottles. Our rain barrels would definitely come in handy for flushing the toilets, so I'll make sure that I keep one filled.

    We're going out to a local festival today that was already planned. And fortunately for us, our friends had gotten free tickets and the day is their treat! It's funny (and wonderful) how that worked out. I would have felt bad if I had to just walk around and not even buy something to drink. It's almost scarier to think about a financial hardship than any other type of emergency. The others affect everyone, but somehow, financial hardship is personal and embarrassing and stressful. That makes it much harder to deal with. I am really learning so much this week! Thank you Jodi and Julie!

  • Anonymous

    I had to post earlier today because we won’t be back until after 8:00 tonight. This challenge really made me think. I would be in a lot of trouble if our water was turned off for very long. I have two week’s supply of potable water and that would be a big problem. I guess I could go to a friend’s house and refill the bottles. Our rain barrels would definitely come in handy for flushing the toilets, so I’ll make sure that I keep one filled.

    We’re going out to a local festival today that was already planned. And fortunately for us, our friends had gotten free tickets and the day is their treat! It’s funny (and wonderful) how that worked out. I would have felt bad if I had to just walk around and not even buy something to drink. It’s almost scarier to think about a financial hardship than any other type of emergency. The others affect everyone, but somehow, financial hardship is personal and embarrassing and stressful. That makes it much harder to deal with. I am really learning so much this week! Thank you Jodi and Julie!

  • barbarapak

    I had to post earlier today because we won't be back until after 8:00 tonight. This challenge really made me think. I would be in a lot of trouble if our water was turned off for very long. I have two week's supply of potable water and that would be a big problem. I guess I could go to a friend's house and refill the bottles. Our rain barrels would definitely come in handy for flushing the toilets, so I'll make sure that I keep one filled.

    We're going out to a local festival today that was already planned. And fortunately for us, our friends had gotten free tickets and the day is their treat! It's funny (and wonderful) how that worked out. I would have felt bad if I had to just walk around and not even buy something to drink. It's almost scarier to think about a financial hardship than any other type of emergency. The others affect everyone, but somehow, financial hardship is personal and embarrassing and stressful. That makes it much harder to deal with. I am really learning so much this week! Thank you Jodi and Julie!

  • I really appreciate all that the two of you are doing to help us evaluate our food storage readiness for emergencies. I find from talking to other members here in our neck of the woods that there is an attitude of “it will never happen to us”. And yet it does all the time. My husband and I have such a testimony of the blessings of having food storage, because of his retrenchment while our children were still young. We lived on our food storage for a long time before he got permament work again. I find these challenges really good at seeing how ready we are to do that again. Thank you again.

  • Anonymous

    YAy I won. Thank you girls so much for bringing this challenge to us. I will enjoy my lifetime membership very much. This will help so I don’t have to do it all alone. Thanks

    • Anonymous

      Congrats Laura! 🙂

  • I really appreciate all that the two of you are doing to help us evaluate our food storage readiness for emergencies. I find from talking to other members here in our neck of the woods that there is an attitude of “it will never happen to us”. And yet it does all the time. My husband and I have such a testimony of the blessings of having food storage, because of his retrenchment while our children were still young. We lived on our food storage for a long time before he got permament work again. I find these challenges really good at seeing how ready we are to do that again. Thank you again.

  • MissDiggy

    Congrats Laura! 🙂

  • laurammcmullin

    YAy I won. Thank you girls so much for bringing this challenge to us. I will enjoy my lifetime membership very much. This will help so I don't have to do it all alone. Thanks