Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Paula Deen Cookbook Giveaway

Before I tell you about the items that I'm giving away today, let me give you a little backstory. Grab a cup of coffee and sit back, because this is a tale of disappointment.

Last month, I traveled to Savannah on a family vacation and was very excited to visit the Paula Deen store that's adjacent to her restaurant. While taking the elevator to my room, I struck up a conversation with some girls who were carrying bags from that store. They informed me that the books in her store were signed. Well, that was all I needed to hear and I was off like a shot of lightening! I got to the store, carefully perused all the books and then chose 2. One for myself and one to give away here! Upon returning to my hotel, hubby carefully examined the books and then proclaimed, "these aren't really signed. This signature is printed." I was aghast! And he was right.

So, I brought the "fake signed" books back home, knowing that all was not lost because I still had a chance to get her signature. You see, Paula was in my town this past weekend at a women's expo. And Shannon & I attended. However, even I couldn't have predicted the massive crowd that obviously showed up hours before the doors opened to the event, in order to line up for the autograph line. By the time we figured out where to line up, it had already swelled to about 500 people easily. Here's a diagram.


Since we had no chance of meeting Ms. Deen, we decided that getting a picture was our next option. Well, after being yelled at by the event staff, I managed to get this pic. Fabulous, huh?!



And so, Shannon & I left, our heads hanging in disappointment, resigned to only seeing Paula on one of her many cooking shows from now on. Oh well. Which brings me to my giveaway.

I am giving away 2 Paula Deen cookbooks to 1 lucky winner! The titles are "Paula Deen Celebrates" and "Paula Deen Kitchen Wisdom and Recipe Journal". The second one is the "fake signed" book. Ha ha ha.

To enter, just leave a comment on this post.

For extra entries, leave a separate comment each for:
1. Being a follower of my blog
2. Subscribing to my blog
3. Following me on Twitter
4. Tweeting the giveaway, but you must include "@anticswithangie" in the tweet

Entries will be accepted through midnight (eastern time) on July 28th. Winning comment will be chosen by random draw. Winner to be notified by email and announced here on the 29th. Good luck everyone!

141 comments:

Kat said...

Awww...bless your heart :-)

You should have road tripped here to Atlanta for the signature. But you couldn't get pictures with Paula. How was the expo though??

Julianne said...

I was at the Expo too Angie, with high hopes of getting an autograph. There was no way I was waiting in that line though. I did get to see her talk and thought she was really funny and did a good job.

Come on Cookbook!

casey aubut said...

Sorry you didnt get to meet her- (or her hottie son!! haha)
Love her!
cassandra@aubut.net

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Lisa said...

okay if this whole mess with the practice works out; I'll hook you up; one of the partners is friend's with her and they have dinner with her every so often, along with the govenor of GA too. But it could be awhile; I am sure they saw her while she was here.

Kat said...

We just love Paula here in Jersey too. I have a few of her cookbooks - but not these two. Love to add them to my collection.

Paula's house seasoning - is this house's seasoning too.

Kat said...

Oh and I'm a follower (or stalker as the case may be) too.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Brandy said...

I think we should send Ms. Deen an invite to EE. LOL!

At least you were that close; as far as I know she hasn't came anywhere close to me. :(

Brandy said...

I follow your blog.

(BTW, I love your diagram.)

Brandy said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Brandy said...

Tweeted the giveaway!

Heather said...

I love me some Paula Deen, fake or not.

My family would love it if I won, 'cause they would have some yummy food to eat.

And if I win, I promise to whip a little something up in November.

A little bribery never hurts, does it?

rskmom said...

Pick me, pick me!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this!

denise_22315(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tonya said...

I follow...

Tonya said...

I subscribe...

Tonya said...

Follow on Twitter...
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Tonya said...

I tweeted...
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windi said...

what a wonderful giveaway! I am a huge fan. and I just located your blog! I will def follow from now on!

Dolphin Girl said...

would love to win.

Cocoa Lover said...

Sad you missed her! Thanks for the giveaway.

Kim said...

I LURVE Paula DEEN!

Kim said...

follower

Kim said...

subscriber

Amber said...

Aww what a story! At least you got the picture though, I think that is even cooler than a real sig ;) My mom LOVES Paula, so if I win I'm giving these to her. Thanks!!

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Amber said...

I follow your blog.

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Amber said...

I subscribe to your blog RSS via Yahoo reader.

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Amber said...

Following on Twitter right now! (username: lipstickncandy)

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Anonymous said...

I'm a sucker for all things Paula Dean!

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Marybeth at www.babygoodbuys.com said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
babygoodbuys at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

Butter is our friend.....:) Bless you dear.

K. Rock said...

Funny story. Thanks for the giveaway!

HODGEPODGESPV said...

i am so sorry! you know what? i think you should send her a copy of your posting! i really do. i would be willing to bet she would sign a copy just for you and send it! you know, us southern ladies are all about hospitality and fix'n stuff.

HODGEPODGESPV said...

new follower (hodgepodgespv...seen as scruffy little white dog)

HODGEPODGESPV said...

i am a subscriber to your blog

HODGEPODGESPV said...

spvaughan http://bit.ly/KQFY0 @anticswithangie giveaway paula deen cookbook two of them
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Debbie said...

I agree that you should send her this post! You never know:)
I'd love this book.

Angela said...

Oh! I hate it that you were that close to Paula and that cute Michael of hers and you didn't get to say "Hey Ya".

What a wonderful giveaway! Please enter me!

Hugs,
Angela

Emma said...

What a wonderful giveaway.Please enter me!augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thanks for the giveaway!

Karen said...

Count me in, I LOVE Paula;)

kpuleski at gmail dot com

Shannon said...

Ah, well. Sunday wasn't a total bust... like my sis said, at least we got to spend some quality time together!

And yes, that pic of you has been deleted.

Faux signature or not, I'd love to have the cookbooks... I don't have any of hers!

gahome2mom said...

I am a Paula Deen fan. :) Thanks.

gahome2mom at gmail do com

Anonymous said...

Betty

betty.m1947 AT yahoo DOT com

I am from Georgia and Paula is a great celebrity around here. Thanks.

Michelle said...

Oh I loooooooooooooooooove Paula Deen! I'm bummed that she has fake signed books because that just seems sooooo wrong. And unlike how she portrays herself. But I'd still take those cookbooks -- AND use them!

Michelle said...

And you know I follow yo!

Jennifer, The Lady Riposter said...

You can never have too much butter. :)

Cousin B said...

I'm a foodnetwork JUNKIE! And Paula is my favorite!

Cousin B said...

I am going camping with 13 wonderful girl cousins (all bloggers here) and our daughters and horses for 4 days. Trailriding and bonding! But, MY responsibility as the Chuckwagon Boss is, to cook up fabulous meals for them! I NEED this book to help me do just that! Won't you help me?! :-)

Carrie said...

Awesome! Love Paula Deen :)

kk said...

Thanks for offering this great prize!

sibabe64 said...

thanks for offering these books.

Christie said...

I absolutely LOVE Paula Deen! Her cookbooks are amazing!

The Mangerchine's said...

What a great giveaway! I don't have a single one of Paula's cookbooks yet, but have printed (and made) several of her recipes from Food Network.com.

Shannon

The Mangerchine's said...

I just became a follower :)

Shannon said...

I love watching Food Network.
I am currently watching the next Food Network Star. Paula homecooking is great!

Shannon said...

following on twitter now,@palmersf

Shannon said...

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/palmersf/statuses/2707086144

Stacie said...

What a great giveaway. I love paula deen!

Stacie said...

I follow on twitter as a49erfangirl

Stacie said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/a49erfangirl/status/2707592423

Jinxy and Me said...

I love Paula Deen!

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm following you in Blogger!

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm following you on Twitter (username ThriftyJinxy)

Melissa said...

Sorry that the autograph didn't work out!

I love cookbooks, so please count me in!

Tamara B. said...

I love watching Paula Deen cook and would love to try some of her recipes in her book.
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Tamara B. said...

I follow.
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Tamara B. said...

I am a subscriber.
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Emma S. said...

Thanks for having this giveaway! Count me in! emmanellie07(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Kristy said...

Aww, well, at least she's looking your way in the pic! I love Paula Deen!

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Kristy said...

I'm a follower
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Kristy said...

Email subscriber
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Kristy said...

Follow on Twitter-jellibeenz1978

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Savvy Housewife said...

Would LOVE to win this! I went to her restaurant in the mid-90s before she really became famous.

A Frugal Friend said...

Oh how I'd love to win - I love watching her Food Network show! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen said...

I could not boil an egg when I got married and have vowed NOT to let my two girls leave home without learning. I would love to take these cookbooks and help teach them good, down home meals!

Jen said...

I could not boil an egg when I got married and have vowed NOT to let my two girls leave home without learning. I would love to take these cookbooks and help teach them good, down home meals!

Martha said...

oh i would love to win these. we love paula.

Meredith said...

I really need some new ideas for cooking. I love Paula's show.

Janelle said...

My daughter and I share a couple of Paula's cookbooks and we have a great time going through them. She is only 9, but loves to cook with me and she's a HUGE fan of Paula. This would be a wonderful gift to win for her, and she won't care if the signatures aren't real. :-) Thanks for the chance!

Janelle said...

I'm following now!

Janelle said...

I subscribed on Google Reader. :)

Janelle said...

I follow you on twitter: JanelleKC

Janelle said...

And I tweeted: http://twitter.com/JanelleKC/status/2770688168

Carol said...

I would love to have these books even if they aren't signed! Thank you for the giveaway!
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Carol said...

I follow your blog.
Carol M
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Carol said...

I subscribe to your blog.
Carol M
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Marie said...

I love watching Paula Dean cook on tv I hope I win.

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Valerie said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/ValerieGail/status/2792584942

Valerie said...

I am following your blog.

Valerie said...

I am subscribing to your blog.

Valerie said...

I am following you on twitter.

Laufa said...

I am a follower.

Laufa said...

Did you get a chance to go to the restaurant? It is good (but a little over commercialized).

Liz said...

That's a shame! But, I'd still love to win!!

Anonymous said...

Interesting experience!

Great giveaway! tmongaraz@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Interesting experience!

Great giveaway! tmongaraz@yahoo.com

cottncndydreams said...

i would love one of those cook books! i think paula deen is so funny an she makes some stuff that looks really yummy my email is cottncndydreams@aol.com

Lauren said...

I love Paula Dean! I've never tried one of her cookbooks though.

Laura said...

I love Paula Deen..her recipes are always wonderful and she's so hilarious!

Amber Clark said...

I love her!!! :) What a great giveaway! (liked your story too...)
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Queen Diva said...

I loved her show! Such fun!

ivanslove@gmail.com

Queen Diva said...

I'm also a follower!
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Queen Diva said...

I'm also a subscriber!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win!
-Karyn digobear@aol.com

Faith said...

I love Paula Deen! She's great and her recipes are delicious!

faithcarpenter@gmail.com

Claire said...

Paula Deen's great!

Amanda said...

Love her!

Emily said...

I love Paula! Hope that I win!
Thanks,
couponrn@yahoo.com

Tabitha said...

Paula Deen rocks!! :)

Janet said...

Wow, thanks for the giveaway and story.

Janet said...

Wow, thanks for the giveaway and story.

Anonymous said...

My husband is the cook and he would love these. Thanks for the give away. thegrants4@verizon.net

Thomasina said...

She is my husbands favorite. Sad to hear about your fake signature incident.
escobar@idworld.net

Rachel said...

I love watching Paula Deen.
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Rachel said...

I enjoy watching Paula and her many helpful hints.

Stephanie said...

Paula Dean is great. She is one of the my fave cooks on Food Network.

Anonymous said...

That's so sweet of you. I will enjoy this if I win.

Many thanks,
satcphile1@yahoo.com

Tina said...

I was born in Savannah, GA 1962
and I love Paula Deen, and love to cook ! I hope i win...don't we all ! Thank you for chance

Anonymous said...

Thanks for opportunity for these! Will enjoy using as I like Paula Deen, and her recipies observed on tv. (My box of cook books was lost in a recent move.) Kathy
kar625@att.net

Leslie said...

I would love to win this, I love Paula's recipes

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Henrietta said...

I'm so sorry you didn't get to meet her! I love Paula's down home cooking and glorious comfort foods! I would love to win these cookbooks :)

Henrietta said...

New Twitter follower! @ahensnest

Henrietta said...

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Shannon said...

Holy moly, look at the response! I gotta get some extra entries in! ;)

I'm a follower!

Shannon said...

Follow you on Twitter, too!

Shannon said...

And I've subscribed to your blog via Google Reader!

Jules said...

well thats a bummer! but at least you managed to get a picture, kinda. I just love Paula!

Jules said...

I am a follower

Jules said...

I tweeted it too! (@itsjules)

Denise said...

You can't beat Paula in the kitchen! Would love to win.
flgirl1987@yahoo.com

cdziuba said...

Great giveaway! My husband met Paula's son Bobby at a book signing.

cdziuba said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/2888057213

cdziuba said...

blog follower

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subscriber

cdziuba said...

Twitter follower cdziuba

cjcmommy said...

I am sorry you didn't get to meet her. I understand, it happened to me with Kasey Kane. But at least you got her cookbooks.
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cjcmommy said...

I am following you!!!!

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cjcmommy said...

I am also a subscriber.
thank you!
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mousechevelle said...

Thank you I love to cook

 

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