We Have A Winner: Well Planned Day Homeschool Planner

We have a winner for our contest for the Well Planned Day Homeschool Planner from Home Educating Family!

I want to thank everyone for reading the review, reading the blog and entering the contest. We had an excellent response to the giveaway and it was so much fun!  I enjoyed reading all the wonderful comments.  I can’t wait to do another giveaway very soon!  So make sure you keep coming back for more.

If you have a suggestion for a great giveaway, let me know.  I love hearing from my readers and will do what I can for a great giveaway (you know within reason, ha ha).

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Congratulations to Sherri W!

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You are the winner and I have sent an email with information on how to receive your prize.

If you missed my review of the planner, you can read it here.

If you still would like to order the planner or any of Home Educating Family’s other products, please visit here.  I would greatly appreciate your support of our blog.

Happy Homeschooling to all of you!

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Homeschool Planner Review & Giveaway: The Well Planned Day Family Homeschool Planner

**Home Educating Family so very generously provided me with a Well Planned Day planner to try out with my family and one to give away to one lucky reader.  All opinions of the product are my own, I am not reimbursed for my opinion in any way.

I have been waiting to do this post since I got the planner in, but I am going to be honest and say that I did not think I would like the planner at all.  I wanted to do the review to see what the planner was like and give one away on the blog, but I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the package.

Of course you probably know that I am a frugal person at heart, and $26.95 for a planner seemed ridiculous to me.  I don’t like to spend money on things I can make at home, besides I like things the way I like them.  I like to be able to make things my own way, you know, personalize them a bit.

Well that has all changed since I got the Well Planned Day Planner from Home Educating Family.  I was immediately excited about doing this review.

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I love the inviting colors of the planner, but I do wish the front and back pages were a little more sturdy or protected.  They are coated, but I am not sure how well this will hold up over the year.  I may be pleasantly surprised at the end of the year.

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This planner includes so many things that I like to have in my home binder.  It’s a combination of two binders I currently use (home & school) into one.  At the front of the planner there are pages for household finances, household duties and phone numbers.  I especially loved the fist page that listed the Encouraging Articles from the Home Educating Family Magazine.  I can’t wait to check these out each month in the planner, because we can all use some encouraging at times in this homeschool journey.

IMG_0357[1]I love these little perforated card sized pages for daily responsibilities.  You can flip them over for a look at daily subjects too.  There are enough for 4 students.  The planner is made to accomodate up to 4 students, so if you have more you may need to modify it some.

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There is a teacher schedule page as well as student schedule pages which have a class plan on the back to help plan for each child’s curriculum and expenses.

I love, love this.  I end up making notes in a notebook for the curriculum/supplies I need to buy each year.  I love that I can include all of this information in one place.

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The monthly section of the binder includes a full two page view of the calendar for the month as well as a two page look at each week (pictured) with some subjects filled in as well as a place for a couple of your own.

I love this section too, but I only wish it had a couple more places for my own subjects.  It’s not a huge deal though, as you can always edit it to fit your needs.

On the side of the second page you will find a great place to write in your weekly priorities as well as your dinner menu for the week.  There is also a weekly catechism and a place to write in your weekend activities.

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The monthly section also includes a place to write in books to enjoy, field trips, monthly bills and also these great perforated grocery list pages.  There are 6 perforated lists for each month.  Each list has a front and back side with plenty of space for your list.  Having this in the planner is great.  I can add items to the list over the week and then tear it out when needed.

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At the end of each semester you have a page to write in your semester accomplishments, a page for the semester attendance for each child and a semester goal page.

IMG_0373[1]At the end of the second semester you will find a page for weekly grades by subject for each student as well as a page to write in any notes, a page to write in future plans and 4 ready to fill in report cards.

I love that the planner includes the summer months, because many homeschoolers school year around or do a light school schedule.  Even if you don’t school year around, you still need the planning pages for meals, groceries, filed trips and more.

I am personally hooked on this planner.  I never thought I would fall in love with it.  It has everything I need in one place.  Every time I look at it I find another thing I really like about it.

I will be purchasing my very own next year.  This planner keeps everything in one place and is less bulky than the 2 binders it will replace.  Not to mention the ink and paper I will save from printing all the pages I printed for those binders.

I also love that it’s attractive and fairly small enough to keep for years to come.

The only faults I find are:

  1. I am leary of how the covers will hold up.
  2. Pre-filled subject areas – would like more blanks, but this is not a deal breaker.
  3. Price – I’m not saying the planner is not worth it,because it is, it’s just a bit high for some families to add to the already tight homeschool budget.  I would suggest watching for a great sale on these planners (or enter a giveaway to win your own).

So now you have a chance to win a Well Planned Day Family Planner, or if you already know you want to purchase one you can click here to visit the site to browse and order.

Right now they have a sale where you can save 30% on bundles.  Just click here to take a look.

Good luck and happy homeschooling!

**The giveaway will be open until midnight on August 7, 2013 and for legal reasons is open to U.S. residents only.

Leave a comment for your first entry telling me what you like about the planner.

You may earn up to 4 additional entries by sharing the review/giveaway via email, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  Just leave a separate comment for each additional entry stating what you did.   

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We Have a Winner!

 

spring fenceThe winner of the Reader Survey Contest for the $15 Walmart gift card is Katy!  I have sent you an email Katy and will get your card mailed out to you.

Thanks everyone for entering and leaving your helpful comments on the reader survey.  I appreciate your help so very much.  I am blessed to have such great readers and I want to offer you the things you come here for.

If you ever have comments or suggestions or questions be sure to email me under the contact button.  I would be more than happy to get back with you.

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Reader Survey

I am re-posting this in hopes that if you haven’t already taken the survey, you will take a little time and answer a few questions for me.  You don’t have to enter them all, just the ones you like.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post after you take the survey to be entered for the Walmart gift card.  Survey and contest will end Friday April 12 @ 5PM CMT.  

I have put together a survey for my readers in hopes that you will help me by taking just a little time to answer the questions.  It shouldn’t take you too long, maybe just 2-3 minutes.

The survey will help us provide our readers with more of the things you want to see. Practicing Frugal is here for the readers.  We want to learn what you enjoy, what you want more of and anything else you have to say.

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As a thank you for taking the completely anonymous survey, you can enter to win a $15 Walmart Gift Card by leaving a comment below saying you took the survey.

The contest and survey will be open for 10 days.  Feel free to spread the word about the survey and contest.  We love to meet new people here at practicing frugal.

Thank you.

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Buck Denver Volume 1 Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Leilani, the winner of Buck Denver asks What’s In The Bible Series, Volume 1 “In The Beginning” DVD.  I have sent you an email Leilani and hope your family enjoys it as much as we have.

Thanks to all who entered the contest and continue to join us daily here at practicing frugal.

Don’t forget What’s In The Bible also has a coupon code out to save 20% on the Volume 1-10 bundle.  You will also get free shipping with this offer.  This is a great deal on this highly recommended set of DVD’s.  The coupon code to use is BUNDLE10 and is good until 4/1/13.

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Buck Denver asks What’s In The Bible Giveaway

I’m re-posting this contest due to the low number of entries.  Enter now!  You have a great chance of winning!  Tell your friends, feel free to share!

What’s in The Bible was generous enough to send me Buck Denver asks What’s In The Bible Series, Volume 1 “In The Beginning”, to giveaway on the blog.  I am so excited to be able to host this giveaway.

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Volume 1 covers Genesis and contains tow 25 minute episodes.

Funny, educational and a joy to watch would be some of the words I would use to describe the DVD’s.  We are big fans here at practicing frugal and think you will be too.

To enter the contest just leave a comment below telling us why you would love to win this copy of What’s In The Bible Volume 1 “In The Beginning”.  The contest deadline will be Wednesday March 20, 2013 @ 5pm CST.  I will announce the winner by the next business day.  Contest open to U.S. residents only. One entry by comment per person.

You may gain a bonus entry if you are a current email newsletter subscriber, or by becoming a newsletter subscriber.  Just leave a comment for the bonus entry letting us know you are a subscriber.

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What’s In The Bible also has a coupon code out to save 20% on the Volume 1-10 bundle.  You will also get free shipping.  This is a great deal on this highly recommended set of DVD’s.  The coupon code to use is BUNDLE10 and is good until 4/1/13.

Don’t have any kids?  These DVD’s make a great gift for kids or would be a great addition to a church DVD library.

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Buck Denver Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Laura, who said:

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Laura is the winner of the Buck Denver asks What’s In The Bible Series, Volume 10 “Jesus Is The Good News”.  Laura, I have sent you an email.

Thanks to all the entered the giveaway or told someone about it.

Stay tuned to next week where we will be giving away a copy of Buck Denver What’s In The Bible Series, Volume 1 “In The Beginning”.  I hope we can get a record number of entries for this contest.

I will be offering a bonus entry to subscribers of the blog newsletter as well.

Thanks to you, our readers, for supporting us here at practicing frugal.  You are why we do what we do.

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