Entries are closed – congrats to FoodInJars reader Dani Wolber who won the $100 Whole Foods gift card! Winners of the app were also notified, so if you haven’t heard from me you’ll just need to buy it…but I have great news! An update to the app is now available with a HUGE new feature: Internet Recipe Capture! Go to websites you know and love like Epicurious, AllRecipes, BigOven, Food in Jars…and tap “Capture Recipe” to save into Spinning Meals. See below for screenshots, watch the trailer/tutorial video, or just get it now!
Thank you all for spreading the word about Spinning Meals, many families will eat better next week thanks to you! This giveaway seemed well-appreciated and was very effective so we may repeat it again soon. Stay tuned, and don’t stop sharing!
Spinning Meals the Movie
If a picture says a thousand words, how much does a 2-minute, 30-frame-per-second high definition video tell? I don’t know but it’s a good question for pi day, right?
Below is the trailer for Spinning Meals, a video that steps you through the app and what it means for your weekly routine. I hope you’ll agree, it’s pretty great, thanks to the amazing folks at myapptrailers.com, and some great teamwork scripting it and getting all the visuals and text to work together. Captions, too. What do you think?
You’ve Got To Give It Away
I like giving, and obviously want the world to know about what Spinning Meals can do for them, so we are running a giveaway. For the next 48 hours, everyone who shares the Spinning Meals trailer will be entered in a random drawing to receive a $100 gift card to either Williams-Sonoma, Whole Foods, or Amazon, winner chooses. And three other randomly-chosen participants will receive a promo code to use or give away, to download Spinning Meals for free. People, this is a SMALL BLOG. Your chances of winning are very good, compared to large sites. More importantly, you know you’ll be helping some families find more time and organization.
The address is easy to remember: http://trailer.spinningmeals.com
How To Enter
Doing any of these three sharing options will qualify you for the drawing:
1. Be sure to Like Spinning Cook on Facebook, then find this post and click Share. Last (important) come back to this post and say “shared” or something similar in the comments. (Since I’m not friends with all of my fans, I don’t have access to your walls and so fb can’t show me who shared it, thus the comments approach.)
2. Tweet the link to the trailer, or this post, on twitter, and (IMPORTANT) be sure to mention @spinningcook when you do so.
3. Share the trailer publicly on any other social media site (LinkedIn, Tumblr, Reddit, your blog, you name it) and tell me that you’ve done so (leave a comment on fb or tweet to me). Honor system applies here.
NOTE: You get credit for each social media channel you’ve shared on, not limited to one per person. However, multiple shares/tweets on the same site still count as one – please report accordingly.
This runs through Friday at
68pm, at which point winners will be randomly chosen and notified. Yes, I realize that Blue Like Jazz is running a similar trailer-sharing giveaway, which I feel comfortable shamelessly copying, given the interesting parallels between the two projects as I wrote about on Tuesday.
Good luck to all!
Shared!! Good luck with the app, Ryan!
Shared! Congrats on the release. Looks great!
Also, pinned on Pinterest. 🙂
Retweeted on twitter! Say that five times really fast 🙂
Liked and shared
Good luck! Shared the app on my Fb page!
Shared!! Can’t wait to get started with it!! 🙂
This is awesome Ryan! I shared it with my friends.
This is totally awesome!! As a mom of four I love this my brain is in survival mode and only ever thinks of the same few dishes all the time. I shared on Facebook and twitter!
Thanks Alissa, hope it helps! That’s absolutely the idea, to get out of survival mode and into a good rhythm with the right amount of variety. Then when you think of something you haven’t had in awhile and add it in, you know the app will bring it back into your meal plan again, not forgotten!
Tweeted for you!
Resurrected my out of date blog to post about your site and movie. Already have at least one friend that has also bought your app! We are both so excited! Your app is how we think, you captured our goals and needs precisely!
Seth Heasley is a great friend for sharing you and your creation with me!!!
Thank you Janey! And Seth – what a good friend he is indeed! Yes, there is a certain approach to meal planning that fits with our family, and we couldn’t find anything that matched it. but I think, and hope, that we are more the rule than the exception! Thanks for posting on your blog about it!
shared…this looks awesome Ryan. Can’t wait for the android app:)
I tweeted the giveaway! Very cool.
Shared… great giveaway.
Be assured I have shared. For sure.
I guess you already know I shared it. And tweeted it.
Great idea! I am sharing on my FB page.
Shared On FB, good program!
Shared on FB.
Liked and shared on Facebook. Eager to explore your blog!
Shared on Facebook.
What a great idea for an app. I love having a meal plan, but my brain always freezes when I try to think of stuff to make.
love that the app has a seasonal eating component.
shared on FB
I shared this on FB.
Also on my blog’s FB page.
and tweeted. (and I think I’m your 2000th twitter follower:)
I meal plan religiously, but have a hard time coming up with new recipes, or rotating in a good way. This looks like it will help-and that shopping list will be invaluable! I inevitably forget cilantro. And who wants pico without cilantro? not me!
NEVER FORGET THE CILANTRO!!! And yes, you are number 2000 – congrats!!
re-shared through Kevin before I knew you were doing a giveaway awesome! I’ll post to twitter to though I don’t have to many people on there yet.
Shared on Facebook! Great looking promo, and I love that there’s a seasonal feature to the recipes. Also, want to mention that I found you through Food in Jars. I was intrigued because I work right next door to Nike and I eat in your cafeteria all the time! (such yummy food!) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!
Thanks Jessica! Yes, they serve great food there, right? So cool to connect with you, from across the street, via Marisa who’s in Philly!
Tweeted! Great app idea. 🙂
Liked and shared on FB!
liked and shared on Facebook.
shared on Google+
Pinned you on Pinterest! good luck with the app, looks great!
Pinned AND shared! Good job!
Love the app and especially love your mission to get families to cook foods at home.
I Liked and Shared you on FB 🙂
I am thrilled to have found your website! Thank you for the contest, it is very generous of you!
Have a fun weekend…
Stacy in PA
It’s been shared! 🙂
I’m the 71st to share it on Facebook!
Also on my Tumblr
Also shared on my blogger
Pinned on Pinterest
I have shared on Facebook
Shared on FB – pretty neat Ryan!
this looks great tweeted it
Shared! Brilliant idea!
Shared It. Gonna Download it.
Sweet! Shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+
Shared! Looks like a great app!
Shared! Good luck.
SHARED! ON FB, TWITTER, GOOGLE+, LINKED IN!
Very cool app Ryan. I look forward to checking it out myself, regardless! Also sharing it with the folks at Healthy Kids Concepts, who like you, are passionate about getting kids to eat healthy food. Would love to meet you next time I’m in Portland 😉
And I pinned it on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/pin/257831147387059300/
I just repinned and Loren posted to FB 🙂