HUGE Prepper Group Giveaway

We have joined up with a great group of other prepareness bloggers in a network that makes it easy to follow all of your favorite bloggers in one place. Here are some ways you can follow:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PreparedBloggers
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pbloggers/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PreparedBlogger

We have loved getting to know all these great guys and gals better and today we are excited to announced that we are doing a BIG group giveaway with several of them. The more bloggers that participate, the bigger the prizes. Win-win for everyone :) Here are the details of what we are giving away and how to enter. ENJOY and GOOD LUCK!

We've joined together with several other preparedness bloggers to offer this HUGE group giveaway.  Enter today for a chance to WIN! -- FoodStorageMadeEasy.NET

Spring Prepared Bloggers Giveaway

We teamed up with some of our favorite companies and because of their generosity, we’re able to offer you these mega giveaway prizes:

The All American SunOven from Sun Oven (APV $399)

The All American Sun Oven is your off-grid solution to cooking. Let the sun bake, broil, dehydrate or cook for you. Your sun oven will be delivered with a preparedness and dehydrating accessory package which includes:

  • New SUN OVEN® eCookbook & Emergency Preparedness CD featuring 600 recipes, hundreds of pictures, video clips and much more which has been developed by Cook’n, the award winning and #1 best-selling recipe organizer.
  • Multi-Level Dehydrating & Baking Rack Set (set of 3 racks w/1 roll parchment paper)
  • Two Easy Stack Pots w/interchangeable enamel and a glass lids
  • Multi-Fuel Water Pasteurizing Indicator (WAPI)
  • Two Loaf Pans

The Excalibur 9-Tray Dehydrator (Model #3926TCDB) from Excalibur (APV $319)

The Excalibur Dehydrator is highly sought after for it’s large size (9-15”x15” trays), adjustable temperature and 26-hour timer that allows you to set it and forget it. Dry fruits and vegetables, meats for jerky or make your own granola as well as use it for arts and crafts. The possibilities are endless. Included with the Excalibur Dehydrator are 9 ultra paraflexx sheets and a copy of the Preserve It Naturally book.

The Goal Zero Yeti 150Solar Generator Kit from Goal Zero (APV $399)

As described on Goal Zero’s website, the Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator Kit is “a plug-and-play generator for emergencies, camping, or wherever you need power.” Consider it your portable mini-powerhouse—a gas-free source of portable power to keep lights, phones and laptops powered on through any situation.

Screen shot 2014-03-31 at 2.10.41 PMFive $50 Gift Certificates from Discount Mylar Bags (APV$50)

Mylar bags, Lifestraws, oxygen absorbers, Tattler and Gamma Lids. These are just some of the food storage supplies you’ll be able to buy with a $50 gift certificate to Discount Mylar Bags. (APV $50)

Also, the owners of Discount Mylar Bags are proud to introduce ShieldPro Flexible Packaging. A wholesale website for preparedness and food storage store owners. They offer the best wholesale prices on Mylar bags, sealers and oxygen absorbers.

Ten JarBoxes from JarBox (5 Pint Size and 5 Quart Size)

Keep your wide mouth or regular pint size canning jars safe, clean and organized with these specially designed plastic totes. Pint size tote measures 18.25”x13.13”x2.75 and is great for transporting or storing your canned goods. Specially designed plastic totes keep your wide mouth or regular quart size canning jars clean, safe and organized. Quart size tote measures 20”x14.50”x2.75” and is great for transporting or storing your canned goods.

Winner Details

There will be 4 winners…
1st winner drawn receives the All American Sun Oven plus a pint and a quart size JarBox
2nd winner drawn receives the Excalibur Dehydrator plus a pint and quart size JarBox
3rd winner drawn receives the Goal Zero Solar Generator Kit plus a pint and quart size JarBox
4th winner drawn receives all five $50 gift certificates to Discount Mylar Bags, plus two pint size JarBoxes and two quart size JarBoxes

A HUGE THANK YOU to our sponsors: Sun Oven, Excalibur, Goal Zero, Discount Mylar Bags, and JarBox. Thanks for making this Mega Giveaway possible!

How to Enter

  • Fill out the Rafflecopter form below by signing in with your Facebook account or email address. (We’ll need this info to contact you if you’re the winner.)
  • Start by clicking Easy Entry for Everyone (no social media account is required for this option). After that, each +1 you click is another entry to win.
  • The giveaway begins Monday, March 31, 2014 and ends on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST.
  • The winner will be notified by email on Tuesday, April 8th and must respond within 24 hours or a new winner will be drawn.
  • You must be 18 years old or older and a legal resident of the US to enter. No purchase necessary and void where prohibited by law.

Good luck!!

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WaterBrick Review + Giveaway Winner!

MARCHGETITDONELast week we put out a March “Get it Done” Challenge encouraging all of our readers to go and FILL their empty water containers or rotate water that needed to be rotated. We had you all submit pictures of your accomplishment and oh how fun it was to see everyone getting something DONE. Everyone that submitted a picture was entered to win a set of 4 Waterbricks + a Waterbrick Spigot. Woo-Hoo! The winner of the giveaway chosen randomly from the comments is:

Jane MomwithaPrep

Congratulations Jane! We will send you an email to coordinate getting your prize to you.


We also wanted to give a personal review/overview on Waterbricks today to help you decide if they might be something you would like to add to your personal water storage plans.

WATERBRICK REVIEW

Our favorite features
- 3.5 gallon size is under 30 pounds so easy to carry and use
- Spigot attachment for filling glasses, cooking pots, etc.
- Easy-to-carry handle
- Stackable up to four feet high
- Safe to use indoors or outdoors
- Small size is perfect for stashing in small spaces
- BPA free container, lid, and gasket
- Safe in temperatures from -100 F up to 230 F

ORDER FROM OUR STORE

We only sell products that we love and use ourselves and Waterbrick definitely fits that criteria. Shop for Waterbrick bundles at our online store by clicking the banner below.

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MARCH: Get it Done Challenge

We are so excited to introduce you to a new monthly feature we are starting this month! We have had a lot of people ask us to do mini challenges to keep them on their toes and give them something simple and actionable to do throughout the year. So once a month we will be doing a “Get it Done Challenge” and if you participate, get something “done”, and share a photo of your achievement, you will be entered to win the monthly prize.

Oftentimes giveaways are intended to encourage sharing in return for the chance to win a great prize, but we wanted to add in a twist that actually helps you with your preparedness journey, and let’s us all do something fun together!

Are you excited yet???

March Get it Done Challenge:  Fill Those Containers

MARCH CHALLENGE: Fill Those Containers

Many people have water containers around their house but leave them unfilled … or have gone for way to long without rotating the water. So your challenge today is to do at least one of the following THIS WEEK:

1. Go buy water containers and fill them
2. Fill any water containers you have hanging around the house
3. If it has been over one year since you rotated your water, swap it out for fresh

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When you have completed the challenge, let us know you did it by posting a picture of your FILLED containers and you can be entered to win a Set of 4 WATERBRICKS + 1 SPIGOT. Here are the ways you can let us know:

- Post a picture to your Facebook wall and tag our page @Food Storage Made Easy
- Post a picture on our Facebook fan page
- Post a picture on twitter and tag our twitter username @foodstoragetips
- Email us a picture at info@foodstoragemadeeasy.net :)

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have done one of those 4 things, leave a comment ON THIS POST letting us know it’s done. Winner will be randomly selected and notified Monday, March 17 at 10:00 pm MST.

BOSCH GIVEAWAY

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  • What’s our FAVORITE appliance for making bread (and all sorts of other yummy things)?
  • What do we sell at our store for the lowest price online with FREE SHIPPING?
  • What’s on SALE THIS MONTH?
  • What are we giving AWAY with some of our awesome blogger friends?

A BOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
If you are a breadmaker, your heart probably just skipped a beat. Oh how we love our BOSCH mixers.

While you’re thinking about making bread, and dreaming about a BOSCH, here are some great bread making posts:

An Amazing Giveaway!

Fourteen bloggers who are leaders in self-reliance and preparedness got together to have this awesome giveaway as a way to say thank you for your support! Making your own food is not a glamorous revolution, but it’s one of the most important things you can do to promote sustainability.

There will be TWO winners!

The first lucky winner will receive a Bosch Mixer and the second lucky winner will win the L’Equip NutriMill. This giveaway will run from August 13th through August 20th at 11:59 p.m. PST and the winner will have 48 hours to respond before we draw a new winner. All you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter form below by signing in with your Facebook or email account (we’ll need this info so we can contact you if you win.) The prizes will be shipped to residents of the US only. Residents of other parts of the world can still enter but will be responsible for paying shipping. Good Luck!

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17 WAYS TO USE YOUR WHEAT GRINDER

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Here is a great compilation of 17 recipes and ways to use your Wheat Grinder. Our favorite Wheat Grinder is the Wondermill. We sell it for the lowest price available online at our STORE. Enjoy these recipes and happy cooking!

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GRIND BEANS FOR BEAN FLOUR

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup
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Julie LOVES to make a healthy and cheap version of cream of chicken soup using just dry beans and chicken bouillon, it’s amazing!  See how she includes it in this delicious enchilada pie recipe.

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Basic White Sauce
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Jodi’s kids love macaroni and cheese of any variety.  She’s moved from Kraft Dinner, to butter/flour/milk white sauce, and now makes a great HEALTHIER bean flour white sauce .

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Bean Flour Gravy (or stew)
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Julie makes a mean (and low-fat) beef gravy using bean flour, and also uses a similar method as the base of her beef stew.  If you want all the flavor without all the fat, check it out.

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MAKE INEXPENSIVE RICE FLOUR

Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies
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This gluten-free, vegan treat is wonderful because although it is healthy, it is also delicious!  Julie’s favorite part is that she always has these ingredients on hand too, so it’s easy to whip up a batch.

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Rice Flour Crepes
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Crepes are a family favorite recipe in Jodi’s home.  She decided to be adventurous and try them with rice flour instead of wheat.  They turned out great and can be great for people with gluten intolerance.

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HOMEMADE MULTI-GRAIN MIXES

Ezekiel Bread
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Ezekiel bread was a challenge Julie took on after a reader sent her a recipe for it.  She researched it and found it to be a very interesting nutritional bread.  She tried it out and it tasted good too!

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Multi-Grain Pancakes
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Jodi and Julie’s cousin sent them this multi-grain pancake recipe after she made it and her kids raved about how good it was.  Wheat grinders make it so easy to  cook with multi-grain flours.

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GRIND POPCORN INTO CORNMEAL

Buttermilk Cornbread
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If you have ever had cornbread made from a box, believe me, you will never have it again once you’ve tasted this buttermilk cornbread made from fresh ground popcorn.  It’s divine.

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IHOP Corn Cakes
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IHOP has some wonderful varieties of pancakes, but some of them don’t stay forever.  When the corn cakes stopped being sold, Jodi knew she had to find a way to make them at home!

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MAKE WONDERFLOUR FOR BAKING

Cream Cheese and Jam Cookies
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It’s no secret that Jodi likes treats and Julie is the healthy one.  But these cookies are “healthy” because they use a whole grain flour instead of white flour but taste just like regular cookies!

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Whole Grain Banana Muffins
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Julie tried this recipe her friend sent her and was thrilled with the results. These yummy things don’t have any oil, or white sugar, or white flour in them.  She loves healthy food storage cooking!

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AND MANY MANY WHEAT RECIPES!

Our Favorite Bread Recipe
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After trying many many MANY bread recipes, we finally found the perfect one for us.  It uses simple ingredients and turns out wonderful every time.  This will be the last bread recipe you’ll ever try.

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Homemade Pizza
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We always like to claim that in an emergency if we could just make PIZZA, we could get through anything.  Well who knew that we would end up just loving to make it all the time since it’s so delicious!

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Lasagna Noodles
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Julie wanted to try this spinach lasagna recipe from Grandma Lori but she added a twist by using whole wheat flour as well.  No fancy pasta maker needed to create  fresh homemade noodles.

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Homemade Tortillas
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Julie makes some awesome homemade tortillas.  You can roll them out by hand (not so pretty) or use a tortilla press (beautiful round tortillas).  Her recipe is simple and oh so delicious.

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Delicious Cakes
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One Thanksgiving we did a cake experiment to see if our family could tell the difference between a regular cake and a “food storage” cake.   View the results of the experiment and the recipe.

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Homemade Whole Wheat “Rhodes” Rolls
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Julie shares her secrets to making delicious homemade rolls that you can freeze and just pop out later for a quick and healthy dinner roll.  These are better than Rhodes rolls and 100% whole wheat!

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SUN OVENS: Winter Cooking, February Special and GIVEAWAY WINNER

As we mentioned in our giveaway post last week the weather has been beyond awful in Utah for the past few weeks. We posted the giveaway to celebrate the sunny day, and then it got smoggy again right after. Boo! However, this weekend it was GORGEOUS and we took advantage.

Saturday I pulled out my Sun Oven and made this Chocolate Swirled Banana Bread recipe from Our Best Bites (you might have heard us mention them before, lol) Julie thought I should make quinoa instead …. Well my oven did not even get up to 200 degrees, my bread did not cook at all, and I had to bring it inside to finish it in the oven. I was so sad since we have been told by numerous people that the Sun Oven should work in the winter as long as it is a sunny day.

I knew I had been hauling my Sun Oven around while I moved, and in and out of the car for expos, so I wondered it it could possibly be dirty and not reflecting very well. I also had it up on my deck whereas I used to always cook down on the patio below. So Sunday I decided to try again after I cleaned all the solar panels and the glass door and moved it down to my backyard patio. This time, IT WORKED! Here is video proof :)

Sun Oven February Special

We were so excited when right in the middle of our giveaway week Sun Oven announced their February special. With every Sun Oven purchased through our Food Storage Made Easy Store you can get a FREE Dehydrating Rack Kit AND a FREE Turkey Roasting Rack. All you have to do is check the boxes for those accessories and they will be included with your Sun Oven for FREE with no additional shipping charge. This is $50 worth of accessories you get for free.

Click here to learn more about the Sun Oven and take advantage of the February Special!

Sun Oven Giveaway Winner

We absolutely LOVED doing this giveaway all week. We had over 1000 people enter by sharing their 2013 food storage goals on our Facebook page, our blog post, or by sharing the giveaway with their friends. It has been so much fun to read what everyone has planned for the year and it gives us lots of ideas of ways we can help through our blog. And now …. the winner is:

TRACY H
Her goal is to learn to can meats!

Congratulations Tracy, we will email or message you to get your address and get out your Sun Oven asap! We know you will LOVE IT :)

Win a FREE Sun Oven by Sharing Your 2013 Food Storage Goals


THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER WILL BE POSTED MONDAY AFTERNOON!!!

In case you hadn’t heard, Utah has been dealing with some serious inversion lately. Our skies have been full of yucky, polluted air, and we hadn’t seen the sun in a LONG time. Well yesterday there was a snow storm that cleared out the yuck, and this morning we woke up to BLUE skies! Seeing the sun was really great today. So, we thought… Why not celebrate the sun, with a SUN OVEN GIVEAWAY!

Last week we posted a question on our Facebook page: If we were to do a giveaway, what would you want us to give away? TONS of people listed a Sun Oven as one of their top choices so this is perfect! So to enter this giveaway, all you need to do is share your 2013 Food Storage goals.

How To Enter the Giveaway

  • Click on the image below to be taken to this picture on our Facebook page.
  • Leave a Facebook comment telling us your 2013 Food Storage goals
  • Enter by 11:59 pm MST Sunday, February 3rd (winner announced Monday)

We have found that if you SHARE your goals and WRITE THEM DOWN you are much more likely to accomplish them. So come on over and share your goals with us all!

p.s. If you don’t participate on Facebook, you may still enter the giveaway by listing your goals in the blog comments below.

“FILL THAT SHELF” Shelf Reliance Giveaway

We’re excited to announce a “FILL THAT SHELF” Giveaway that will be running for the next week as part of our Black Friday/Cyber Monday promotions. We really want to encourage our readers to stock up on their food storage foods now when things are so heavily discounted for Black Friday at our Consultant Website. We are offering a shelf as a giveaway so you can store all that new food. Here are the details:

How to enter:

1. Fill your food storage shelves by buying something from our Shelf Reliance Consultant Website (shop before Monday night at midnight MST to get Black Friday sale prices- click here for our top picks).
2. Email your receipt to fsmethrive@gmail.com
3. Each receipt will count for one entry, all orders over $100 earn two entries
4. All orders dated 11/23 through 11/30 will be eligible (so if you shopped on Friday you still qualify!)

What you win:

Grand Prize: 72″ Harvest Shelf from Shelf Reliance (these are on sale right now)
If you already have a shelf we’ll give you up to $250 in free food instead


Harvest 72″ Can Shelf (ON SALE NOW)
Retail Price: $459.99
Our Regular Consultant Price: $270.29
Black Friday SALE PRICE: $249.99

Tech Specs
Capacity Up to 460 cans
Height 72″
Depth 24.5″
Width 36.5″

Features

- Can width is adjustable
- Small tracks hold up to 15 vegetable size or 17 soup size cans
- Medium tracks hold up to 11 medium size cans



Harvest 72″ #10 Can Shelf (ON SALE NOW)
Retail Price: $459.99
Our Regular Consultant Price: $270.29
Black Friday SALE PRICE: $229.99

Tech Specs
Capacity Up to 112 gallon-sized cans
Height 72″
Depth 24.5″
Width 36.5″

Features

- 58 food label magnets included
- Large tracks hold up to 7 gallon size cans




Our Best Bites GIVEAWAY

MAKE SURE TO READ THE WHOLE POST – THERE’S A GIVEAWAY SOMEWHERE IN HERE!


A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to meet the two ladies behind the blog at Our Best Bites. We attended their book signing and we thoroughly enjoyed it. There were like 10 samples of recipes out of their new book… and they were all delicious. Julie was especially excited to see their no-bake peanut butter bars. She loves anything no-bake! In case you missed our book review of their new cook book last month make sure to check it out.

We also did a post about how we use our favorite recipes to incorporate FOOD STORAGE into our everyday meals. Since these ladies cook up some of our favorite recipes, we used all their recipes for that post. You need to check it out!

We’ve had their new cookbook for a few weeks and have cooked up lots of the recipes in them. Here are a few of our favorites so far:
This was a yummy tostada with instructions on how to make the tortillas all cute. The dressing recipe was AMAZING. We love that they include from scratch dressing recipes all the time. These were what we served at Julie’s sister’s baby shower. They made her look cool.


This was their lemon chicken orzo soup. Julie was thrilled when she found whole wheat orzo pasta at the store and could make this super healthy recipe. The recipe called for chard, but she didn’t have any, and the grocery store didn’t have any, so she threw in some freeze dried spinach and it totally worked. There we go again – adding in food storage… haha.




Anyways, where were we? Since their cookbook is awesome, they are awesome, and our readers are awesome, we’re giving away a copy of their new book “Savoring the Seasons With Our Best Bites” !

ENTER BY DOING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
We were trying to come up with some fantastic and creative way to enter, but we’re fresh out of ideas- so here it goes

  • Posting a link to this post on your Facebook wall
  • Pinning this post
  • Tweeting this post
  • Email at least 3 friends about this giveaway

After you have done at least one of these things, leave a comment on this post so we can enter you to win. We will pick the winner Friday October 19. So get your entries in soon!

20/20 WonderMill Promotion and Giveaway

If you have been following our blog for long, you will know that we LOVE our WonderMills. They really changed our whole perspective on long term food storage.

The Wonder Junior Deluxe is an incredibly powerful and fast hand grinder for a mid-range price. You can use it for powerless emergencies, for daily use, or just when you need to grind something that won’t work in an electric mill like oily nuts and seeds or cracked grains. The WonderMill Electric is the quietest, fastest, and cleanest of all the mills we tested and we have been recommending them to family, friends, and blog readers for 3 years now.

We love these mills and so many of our readers do too. We have a fun 20/20 promotion and giveaway we are excited to announce today!

The Wonder Junior Deluxe models have been on backorder for about 6 months now. Each new shipment that comes in is sold out before it arrives. We are currently taking orders for March delivery, however … we just received a bonus shipment of 20 Wonder Junior Deluxe hand wheat grinders due to an order cancellation. A lot of people have been hoping to get one of these great mills for Christmas and now is your chance. We will sell on a first come first serve basis until all 20 have been sold.
THESE ARE NOW SOLD OUT. SORRY!
We are on a waiting list to get another 20 Wonder Juniors in early January, but it may be as late as March. You may continue to place orders and will be added to the waiting list to receive one as soon as more are available!

We are giving away a FREE WonderMill Electric Mill in the month of december! The first 20 people to purchase an electric mill from our site starting today, will be entered to win a FREE WONDERMILL electric mill. That is a 1 in 20 chance to get your mill FOR FREE! You can choose to either receive a second mill to give to someone else, or get a full refund on your initial purchase. These are great gift items if you are looking for a bigger gift to give someone this year.
ALL 20 HAVE BEEN PURCHASED. WE WILL EMAIL THOSE 20 PURCHASERS SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH THE WINNER OF THE FREE MILL (REFUND)

We will be updating our WONDERMILL main page with details as we sell 20 mills of each kind. Go on over there to purchase and see how many are left!