Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Three Cups Book Review and Giveaway~Closed~

This Contest is now closed!

2 Winners, Ends on Monday, April 12th @ 10pm EST!




I am excited to tell you about a wonderful Children's book that I recently had a chance to read. It is called "Three Cups" and it is based on a true story. It is written by Mark St. Germain and illustrated by April Willy.

The idea for this book comes from Tony Townsley, CPA. Here is what he has to say about "Three Cups".

As new parents, my wife and I wanted to find a way to teach our children about money, so we agreed on using a weekly allowance to accomplish this. We thought it equally important to teach our children good values as related to money (saving, spending and charity) to help them develop positive habits early on that would last them the rest of their lives. This was when we came up with the idea of using three cups. We've tried to teach our children that it is not how much money you have that is important, it's how you use it. The three cups we have given them have led us on many wonderful adventures together and have brought our family a lot of joy. We hope you will experience the same joy, excitement and success using three cups with your children... and will share the Three Cups story with others.
- Tony Townsley, CPA


CLICK HERE to visit the Three Cups site and learn more about this great book. There is a video that you can view that will show you some of the pages in the book. You can also purchase the book for only $10 (plus tax)!

This book is wonderfully written and illustrated! The pictures are just beautiful. The book starts out introducing you to a young boy who is turning 5 years old. He is given a wonderful present from his parents that promises to take him on many adventures! The present is 3 cups from his parents cupboard. The book then goes on explaining that "One cup is for savings, one cup is for spending and one cup is for charity." You will then follow along with the young boy and his "adventures" of learning to save, spend and give his money to charity!



I would recommend this book to parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and anyone else that has young children in their life.

I am happy to tell you that I have 2 copies of the great book to give away to my readers!

GIVEAWAY: 2 lucky readers will each win their own copy of Three Cups! This is a hardcover book with ARV being $10.

WAYS TO ENTER: Please leave a separate comment for each entry!! You can do as many as you like. There are 10 possible entries for this giveaway!

*Subscribe to the Three Cups Email Newsletter. 2 entries

*Leave me a comment telling me who you would read this book to! 1 entry

*Become a follower of Money Saving Mama in Michigan via Google Friend Connect. You can become a follower by clicking on the link on my right sidebar. If your already a follower that counts too! 1 entry

*Subscribe to Money Saving Mama in Michigan via Email. You can submit your email address on my right sidebar. 1 entry

*Become a fan of Money Saving Mama in Michigan on Facebook! Already a fan, that counts 1 entry

*Become a follower of Money Saving Mama in Michigan on Twitter! Already a follower, that counts! 1 entry

*Share this great giveaway with your friends! Blog about it, tweet it or share it on Facebook, either way gets you an entry in the giveaway! Do all 3 and you have 3 entries! Please come back and leave me the direct link. 1 entry each


Please leave me your email address with your comments so I can contact you if your the winner or make sure it is listed on your profile page.


All entries must be made by Monday, April 12th @10pm EST. Winners must reside in the USA. will pick 2 lucky winners using Random.org and will post it on my blog as well as email the winners! If a winner does not contact me with their mailing info within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Any questions please contact me at moneysavingmamainmichigan@yahoo.com



I received a copy of Three Cups to aid me in my review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. I received no monetary compensation for this review. The great people of Three Cups are providing the 2 copies of Three Cups for my giveaway.

49 comments:

  1. I would read this book to my kids. It looks like a very good book. berthompson@yahoo.com

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  2. I signed up for the Three cups newsletter.

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  3. I am a follower of your blob :)

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  4. I signed up for the Three Cups newsletter.

    Lrimerman at comcast dot net

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  5. I am a fan on facebook.

    Lrimerman at comcast dot net

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  6. I would read this to my 4 children. We give them allowance and being Jewish there are tenants we follow for Tzedakah (charity). The kids have piggy banks and bank accounts to save money, they get to spend some on things they want (school store, toys, etc.) and they have to give some to charity. Each week at Sunday school they give a dollar or more of their allowance to Tzedakah fund at our temple and they also save money in our own home Tzedakah box and we decide where we want to donate it a few times a year!! We also make sure that we frequently clean out old clothes and toys and they help with that process to donate to those less fortunate.

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  7. yes new letter

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  8. I subscribed to the Three Cups Email Newsletter #1
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  9. I subscribed to the Three Cups Email Newsletter #2
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  10. I subscribed to the Three Cups Email Newsletter #2
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  11. I would give this book to my daughter
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  12. I follow via Google Friend Connect
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  13. I subscribe via email
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  14. I am a facebook fan
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  15. I would read this book to my children. What a wonderful message!
    Bridget
    bridgetquealy@yahoo.com

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  16. I am an email subscriber.

    Bridget
    bridgetquealy@yahoo.com

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  17. I would love to give this book to my nephew. I hope I win! :)

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  18. I'd read this to my niece and nephew.


    Christie
    ropp(dot)5@wright(dot)edu

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  19. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsApril 1, 2010 at 8:03 PM

    Subscribe to Three Cups News at:
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  20. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsApril 1, 2010 at 8:05 PM

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  21. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsApril 1, 2010 at 8:07 PM

    This would be a lovely book for my daughters collection.

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  22. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsApril 1, 2010 at 8:10 PM

    Follow you on Google Connect (Ally)

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  23. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsApril 1, 2010 at 8:11 PM

    Email subscriber

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  24. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsApril 1, 2010 at 8:14 PM

    Facebook Fan (rose manning)


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  25. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsApril 1, 2010 at 8:15 PM

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  26. I would read this to my boys!!! My oldest loves to be read too!!!

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  27. I am a google follower

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  28. I am a facebook fan

    sarah mansfield coulsey

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  29. I am a twitter follower

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  30. I would read this book to my granddaughter.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

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  31. I would read this book to our children!
    rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

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  32. I would love to read this to my neice!

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  33. Thank you for making this an offer to all of your friends!!
    CrystalRoach

    crystalrichards74@yahoo.com

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  34. I would read this book to my future classroom as I am graduating this year with a degree in elementary education! Thanks for the opportunity!
    SMandeville@mbbc.edu

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  35. I have a 4 year old and we are trying to teach him how important it is to save money. robandleighbright@suddenlink.net

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  36. I would love to read this to my two boys.
    sntbosch@msn.com

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  37. i want one of therse i subscribed to the 3 cups newsletter!

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  38. i subscribed!!!
    corpesa14 at yahoo dot com

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  39. i subscribed second entry
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  40. i would read this to my daughter!!!!
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  41. I follow you on twitter

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  42. i follow your blog!
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