This giveaway is now closed. But be sure to read through the comments for lots of great “Do More with Less” tips – both Thanksgiving-related and not!
We’re starting off the Thanksgiving posts a little unconventionally this year. First off, it involves a phone giveaway (yes, I said phone). Second, I’m making you do the work. But I promise it will be fun!
You may have noticed a few ads running on my site for the new Windows Phone 7. In conjunction with that ad campaign, today they’re offering a giveaway on my site (and a bunch of other sites, too!). Just comment on this post and you’re entered to win a brand spankin’ new Windows Phone 7. I was supposed to have one already so I could tell you how fun and cool it is…alas, there was a shipping issue. But it looks cool and I’ll be sure to fill you in when the phone arrives!
The campaign theme is “Do More with Less.” So I decided that we should share our best “do more with less” tips for throwing a Thanksgiving feast! And I’ll kick us off right now.
Jane’s Thanksgiving Tip: My favorite tip for doing more with less at Thanksgiving is post-it notes. Just a few post-it notes (that’s the less part) ensures I can put together the biggest feast of the year (that’s the more part). The day before Thanksgiving, I’ll sit down with some post-its and schedule out the day. I assign a time for each thing I need to do that day, write the steps out in chronological order on as many post-it notes as it takes, then stick them to the wall above my stove. It’s a LIFESAVER. I don’t have to think about when something goes in or out of the oven, generally all the food ends up being done at the same time, and I can SEE the schedule easily by just looking up at the wall. I love it!
Your turn! Please post your best “more with less” tips for Thanksgiving! (Even if you don’t want the phone…I want your tips, I need your tips…besides, it’s a $500 phone, you want it!) If you do not have a tip, feel free to comment anyway to enter the contest! (See the official rules here, but basically say nice things and make sure the comment is at least 25 characters long.) You have until Midnight PT on November 29 to leave your comment and you can enter once per day…as long as it’s a new tip or comment! One winner will be selected randomly at the close of the contest. Winning address must be in the U.S.
Can’t wait to read your comments! And good luck with the giveaway!
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