Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Book Review & Giveaway: "Three Cups" - CLOSED!


I was sent the book, "Three Cups" by Mark St. Germain, to review and to offer two (2) lucky readers a chance to win their own copy in a giveaway. "Three Cups," is beautifully illustrated by April Willy. And is based on a true story by Tony Townsley.

Information on the book:

Tony Townsley was inspired one day when listening to the radio on how he could give back to his community in a meaningful way. He decided to pursue something using the allowance system he and his wife had been using for 15 years, with his own children.

With the help from his friend Scott Willy they tell their story through a children's book. The story mirrors their weekly allowance system. Which is to divide the allowance into three cups. One for:

  • Savings
  • Spending
  • Charity

My take on the book:

This book is a great foundation to teach children the importance of managing their money in a responsible way. "Three Cups" will help teach children positive habits about money.

I was very happy, when my daughter seemed very interested in the concept of this book. She had me read her the book. And wants to try out the 3 cups system. We have even incorporated her doing some chores around the house in order to earn some money! This is a win-win for everyone.

I would recommend this book to parents, grandparents, etc. who would like to teach children money management.

"Three Cups" is available to order on the Three Cups website and on Amazon.com.

Win it: Two (2) lucky readers will win a copy of "Three Cups"

Mandatory Entry: Please visit the Three Cups website and tell me something interesting you found. Or simply tell me why you want to have this book.

EXTRA ENTRIES: (leave separate comment for each entry you do. For example if you blog about this giveaway - worth 5 entries - please leave 5 separate comments)

1. Follow my blog on Goggle Friend Connect (publicly)
2. Follow me on Twitter & tweet this giveaway (use retweet button above if you like)
3. Daily entries: tweet giveaway
4. "Grab my Button" and post it on your blog (worth 3 entries)
5. Become a fan of STAY AT HOME MOM on Facebook (worth 3 entries)
6. Follow STAY AT Home Mom on Networked Blogs - see sidebar (worth 3 entries)
7. For 5 extra entries blog about this giveaway, linking back to this post.


RULES: Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Giveaway ends March 24, 2010 11:59 PM EST. Winners will be chosen via Random.org. Must have valid email in blog profile or leave email in comments otherwise you will be disqualified. Winners will have 48 hrs. to confirm by email, If no confirmation in that time frame a new winner will be chosen.


Disclaimer: I received a complementary copy of, "Three Cups" for the sole purpose of reviewing the book and offering two copies for a giveaway. Receiving a complementary copy of the book in no way affected my review. The review and or products were provided free of charge and I received no monetary compensation for this post.

Edit: Chosen as Editor's Pick on Prizey:


58 comments:

  1. I love the idea of using the 3 cups for saving, spending and charity and I really would like a good go-to resource for teaching my kids about money since it's such a vital thing for them to learn
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  9. This looks like a great book and the illustrations are beautiful. I'd love to win this book and start introducing this concept with my oldest son.

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  18. I would love to win this book to give to my daughter and granddaughter as they do a lot of volunteer work and this would be just perfect for them!

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  23. i would use it for my on to teach him about managing money... My DH is not good at it at al and I already see him following in his footsteps

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  31. I would like to win this book so that I can teach my daughter money management from a young age. She loves to read, so this will be a useful tool in helping me teach her money management principles early so this becomes a way of life for her into adulthood.

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  34. I think this book would be wonderful to have I like reading the testimonials.
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  35. I would love to be able to share this book with my two sons. I think they would enjoy reading this.
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  36. I'd love to start giving more to charity. This would be a great way to start!!

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  37. We have four children and I would love for them to grow up with a firm foundation in managing money.

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  38. This would be a great way for my daughter to start understanding money and how to save & when to give and when to spend

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  39. This would be great to start teaching to my kids while they're young. If you've been taught it from the very beginning its great for life.

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  40. I blogged about this on my Giveaway Roundup at http://sarahsimplifies.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaway-roundup_19.html

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  45. I'd like to win this book to start introducing my daughter to the concept of saving and giving.

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  46. I think that all children should be taught these concepts at a young age. I am now a facebook fan as well.

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  47. I am a busy mother and foster mother with a large household and we are working on these concepts right now with our 5 & 6 year olds. I would love to share this book with them!

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  48. My children love our time at night to read and discuss and this would fit right in with our themes right now - responsibility, character, thoughtfulness. I retweeted about this contest as well.

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