The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Get a 19-Page Bonus Pack, a 4-Week Dinner Plan Plus 3 New Bonus Recipes with Pre-Order

It’s hard to believe in only a few weeks The Skinnytaste Cookbook will be hitting the bookstores – I’m beyond excited!! And have I mentioned how grateful I am for all your support?

Well this week, as an added bonus (and a thank you to all of you who have already
pre-ordered the book!), if you pre-order The Skinnytaste Cookbook BEFORE
September 30th, I will send you a FREE 19-page bonus
pack
with a 4-week dinner plan, a weekly shopping list, an early look
at a few of the recipes from the book plus 3 new exclusive recipes that do not live on
skinnytaste.com or in the cookbook:

Slow Cooker Harissa Chicken Tacos  (my new favorite taco!)
Lemon Basil Skillet Chicken 
(so quick and easy!)
Roasted Pork Loin with Garlic, Dijon, and Herbs
(succulent and delicious)

Here’s a sample of the first week’s shopping list:

All you have to do is pre-order the book from your retailer of choice (see links here) and send your proof of purchase to skinnytaste@penguinrandomhouse.com

If you already sent your proof of purchase the first time around, no need to do anything! You will automatically get this emailed to you this week!!

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135 comments

  1. so sad i missed this!

  2. Hi Gina,

    I'm trying to download your bonus pack from the cookbook, but I keep getting the error saying the "Box" server is out of bandwidth. How can I go about downloading the bonus pack now?

  3. Is there anyone willing to share the 4 week meal plan? I couldn't pre-order before 9/30 and I'm desperate to lose my weight. If you don't mind sharing please email me Lqqieee@gmail.com thank you!

    • I was wondering the same thing. I was out of the country and was not able to pre order. If anyone is willing to share please contact me at mkone4u2c@sbcglobal.net. Thank you for any consideration all

  4. Hi Gina – love the new cookbook, but am very sad the WW point are not listed. Do you have a download of the recipes with the WW points available for those that purchased your cookbook?

    Thanks – Mel in Phoenix

  5. I hate to add to the chorus of dissent because I know it is not your fault at all – plus we're all complaining about not receiving something that's free! I'm hoping though that you can forward our distress to the publisher… I too did not receive bonus pack #1 and multiple requests have only gotten me several downloads of bonus pack #2.

    On a more positive note, I love your recipes and use them all the time. Everything I've made from your site has gotten rave reviews from the friends and family I experiment on with them! Your cheeseburger casserole is a particular favorite of mine. 🙂

  6. Hi Gina, I pre-ordered my book, sent my proof of purchase in, and received my book yesterday, but am yet to receive a bonus pack of any sort. I've commented on your Instagram posts about this also but haven't received any sort of response. Please advise what we're supposed to do when we've done everything per the instructions but haven't received anything. Thanks!

  7. I've sent my email proof of purchase from amazon.ca in three times now. I just changed the subject to bonus pack as per above comments. I ordered two books back in MAY. I'm just wondering why I still haven't received my bonus pack? It is not in my junk or spam. Help please.

  8. I got my download for Bonus Pack 2, but I thought I was also eligible for Bonus Pack 1 (it has the muffin recipe in it). I've emailed and no one has gotten back to me about it. Am I missing something here?

  9. I was having the same issue when I tried from my phone but had no problems when i tried from my desktop… hope this helps some ��

  10. Sign up for an account with Box and you'll get the download…that's what I did after getting the same bandwidth message. I now have the recipes and meal plan/shopping lists 🙂

  11. I am having trouble as well – mine tells me the box user is out of bandwidth. I wrote back to let them know – hopefully it's an easy fix!

  12. Anyone else having trouble downloading their file? I'm so disappointed!

    I also didn't get the 3 recipes in the earlier (August) promotion.

    🙁

  13. Came in almost immediately..
    Thank you!

  14. Just sent in,,will let you know..
    Congratulations again on your book~

  15. I am wondering the same thing about Amazon.ca?

  16. I preordered the book and sent a copy of the Amazon order confirmation to the email address to the Bonus!!! Thanks. Love your recipes!!!

    • Wow – I received the Bonus Pack about 3 minutes after sending the email. You are on top of this. Meanwhile, I'm making the Crock Pot Sazon Pork Chops with Peppers, Olives and Potato for tonight's dinner.

  17. I'm SO THRILLED about this! I love your recipes — I've never made one that my husband and I (and the friends we recommended them to) haven't liked! My copy is pre-ordered!

  18. I'm soooo excited about your cookbook! Perfect timing on the release, as eel, because my birthday is Oct 4l. I told my husband, "So I can pre-order this cookbook for my birthday present and get a bonus." He knows how much I struggle with getting meals plan so the bonus will really be a huge blessing for us!

  19. I pre-order and sent an e-mail with a screenshot of my order and never heard back 🙁

  20. Oh and I ordered from Amazon. Ca with no issues. Got the bonus packs right away. I imagine they are busier now though with the end of September approaching.
    Thank you for including Canadians. We often get ignored on blog promotions.

  21. Thanks Gina! I am a long time follower of your site and cook a bunch of your recipes. I preordered the book and got my bonus packs no problem.
    For those having issues, I was able to open them on my laptop but not my tablet.

  22. Hi Gina,

    I've sent a couple emails over the last week with my proof of purchase from amazon.ca (I'm Canadian) and I haven't received any responses. I have looked at the comments to the post and have done some of the suggestions that people have, but still nothing. I've been keeping an eye on my junk folder as well just in case.Is there any way you can help?

    Thanks so much! Karina.

  23. Hi Gina,
    I pre-ordered my Skinnytaste cookbook from Amazon.ca. Does your awesome meal plan and bonus recipes apply to your Canadian fans? I'm happy to send you a copy of my purchase receipt if need be.
    Thanks and excited for your cookbook to arrive!
    Aly

  24. Is there something that can be done about this? There are a lot of people who were under the impression they would get these bonus packs and it is a bit frustrating when you buy a product and don't get everything that was advertised.

    • Check your spam folder….if you still did not receive send proof of purchase via email to skinnytaste@penguinrandomhouse.com

      make the subject heading "Bonus Pack"

    • Thanks! I checked spam and it wasn't there. I will resend with bonus back as the subject line!

      Thanks again!

  25. Hi Gina – I sent my proof of purchase on the 10th and have yet to receive anything. Am I just being impatient or what?

  26. I've resent my proof of purchase because I have not yet received my add-on packet. After reading the comments here, I'm a bit worried. I wonder if the packet can be saved a different way so that people don't have so much trouble downloading it.

    • I just emailed Random House. Most people are not having issues, but they said if you do: email skinnytaste@penguinrandomhouse.com with HELP in the subject line. You will get the Autoreply first but then your emails will be answered.

  27. Gina seems to be AWOL. You would think the least she could do is respond. I was also able to download from my computer after getting the bandwidth error multiple times on the ipad.

    • Sorry I've been busy and I am just seeing this now. I just emailed Random House. Most people are not having issues, but they said if you do: email skinnytaste@penguinrandomhouse.com with HELP in the subject line. You will get the Autoreply first but then your emails will be answered.

  28. Gina, please give us an update and let us know the answers to our questions. Thanks.

    • email skinnytaste@penguinrandomhouse.com with HELP in the subject line. You will get the Autoreply first but then your emails will be answered.

  29. I never got my first bonus pack!

  30. I see a lot of questions, but no answers! Help!

  31. Are the bonus recipes for people who order the Kindle version, or is the offer applicable only to the book version?

  32. I ordered the cookbook through amazon a few days ago and haven't received the bonus pack. Any ideas/suggestions??

  33. I tried emailing to get bonus pack #1 and have received bonus pack #2 twice now.

  34. When I try to download the bonus pack I got a message that the host user is out of bandwidth. Did anyone else get this message?

    • Please see this earlier posting. After I read this, it worked for me: "I was able to click on the hyperlink in the e-mail to access the bonus pack on my laptop computer. The bonus pack file opened, but it saved as a webpage. To save as a PDF file, I clicked on print. I was then asked how I wanted to open the file. I chose Adobe Acrobat. Once I did this, it opened as a PDF file in Adobe Acrobat. then chose save as, and saved it to my desktop. I can now open it from my desktop in Adobe Acrobat. I was not able to download or save it from Box. I kept getting a message that said the user is out of bandwidth. I was not able to open the file on my iPad. Hope this helps someone."

  35. I emailed asking to get both bonus packs, but they keep sending me just #2! How can I get #1??

  36. I just ordered mine and got my email- they all look so yummy I can't wait!

  37. I pre-ordered at the Barnes & Noble store, so I didn't get any kind of confirmation, as I don't need to pay until I pick it up. How can I get the bonus packs? Thanks! Can't wait to get it!

  38. I was able to click on the hyperlink in the e-mail to access the bonus pack on my laptop computer. The bonus pack file opened, but it saved as a webpage. To save as a PDF file, I clicked on print. I was then asked how I wanted to open the file. I chose Adobe Acrobat. Once I did this, it opened as a PDF file in Adobe Acrobat. then chose save as, and saved it to my desktop. I can now open it from my desktop in Adobe Acrobat. I was not able to download or save it from Box. I kept getting a message that said the user is out of bandwidth. I was not able to open the file on my iPad. Hope this helps someone.

  39. Hi Gina, I sent my proof of purchase yesterday from Amazon to the email address you provided. I haven't received anything back from them. How long would you expect this to take? I'm looking forward to having your cookbook!

  40. I received the email for bonus pack #2 but nothing for #1. I tried to download using the link provided and it says the host is out of bandwidth. Is this due to trying to use my phone or do I need to try at another time? Also, how do I go about getting the link for bonus pack #1? Thank you!

    • Email skinnytaste@penguinrandomhouse.com with BONUS #1 in the subject line. You will get the Autoreply first but then your emails will be answered.

  41. I have been looking forward to purchasing the Kindle version of your new cookbook for months! Does a Kindle purchase qualify for the bonus packs?

  42. How great food good taste down here! I like this useful info. so much…

  43. Is the book hard back or just and ebook? Also do the recipes include WW points? Interested in ordering 🙂

    • Hard cover with no ww points. All of the regular nutritional information is available so you can easily calculate the points.

  44. Received an e-mail with a link to download the bonus pack 2
    Received a message stating that the user host is out of bandwidth. Unable to download the file. Please help. Thanks.

  45. Preordered for Nook. Do I get a bonus pack too?

  46. Can't wait to get this! I've been waiting for the longest time, thank you!

    http://mindfullyaudrina.blogspot.com/

  47. I just sent in my proof of purchase. I got the email with bonus #2 but I didn't get Bonus #1. The download won't work for Bonus #2. I click on it an nothing happens. Any idea how to get it to download?

  48. I'm so excited I pre-ordered on Amazon, can't wait

  49. I am SO excited for this cook book! You deserve this! Congrats again!

  50. I'm very excited about your book! I preordered back in May but never received Bonus Pack #1 either 😉 How can we go about getting it?

  51. I really don't understand why we have to jump through these hoops. We pre-ordered your book. Amazon knows that. They could surely send the supplement with the book, no? Love your site but this is ridiculous.

  52. I have forwarded my Amazon proof of purchase twice and it keeps getting kicked back. The email address is correct. Any ideas?

  53. I emailed my proof with a note stating I haven't received bonus pack 1 and the email only contained the bonus pack 2 (steve42683@aol.com)

  54. Hi Gina – I received my link, but I am getting an error that the sites bandwidth is maxed out and I need to wait till next month to be able to download the package. Who should I reach out other than the www.box.com tech help line? Looking forward to seeing the package!

  55. Just ordered the cookbook on Amazon and sent my proof of purchase. I'm so excited to receive it and all the fantastic bonuses! Thanks Gina!

  56. Do we get the bonus pack with the Kindle edition?

  57. Pre-ordered on my kindle! (Do we get the bonus pack too?) I can not WAIT to have this in my hands!

  58. I just pre-ordered! So very excited to receive this and the terrific extra treats! Thank you!

  59. Hi Gina,

    My daughter bought this for me in June as a birthday present. Is there anyway that I can still get the 4 week recipe and shopping lists? Sounds awesome!

  60. Hello Gina,
    I think it is so awesome that you are giving your customers yet another great bonus pack! Your recipes are delicious and I am so happy I pre-ordered the cookbook and can't wait to read it. I also ordered one for my sister as a christmas gift!

    I just wanted to ask- are we supposed to be able to download the bonus pack II? There is a download button but it does not work in chrome or internet explorer.

    Thanks and enjoy your day!

  61. I pre ordered mine on Amazon! I'm SO excited!!!

  62. where do I send my proof of order since I ordered it from Amazon?

  63. Wish you had an option for Canadian. I pre-ordered my book last week from Chapters.ca Would've loved the bonus pack… 🙁

  64. I also received bonus pack #2, but not bonus pack #1. How can I receive the first 3 recipes?

  65. Gina, These sound amazing. I can't wait for my book and the bonus pre-order specials. Thanks for this amazing website.

  66. Can I preorder on Book Depository? I live in Hong Kong and they ship for free all over the world. Amazon's shipping to Hong Kong is expensive.

    • The Book Depository website shows that it's available for pre-order there. I know what you mean with overseas shipping! 🙂

  67. Awesome. I will definitely tell my spouse about this and hopefully we can buy the pre-order soon! This definitely seems the worth. great job!

  68. Hey! Will this book be published worldwide? 🙂 The food all look amazing 😀 x

  69. Hi Gina –
    I received bonus pack #2 which looks great! I have not received bonus pack #1 despite asking for it in my first and subsequent email. How can I receive bonus pack #1?

  70. Do I get the 4 week dinner plan and the 3 bonus recipes even though I preordered several weeks ago? I did get the bonus pack with crab salad, Chicken Parmesan, and banana muffin recipes.

  71. I cannot wait for the book!

  72. Hey Gina, I sent my proof of purchase again with a note mentioning I never received bonus pack 1, but only received the link for #2. I would love those first few recipes too.

  73. Exciting news! Your cookbook looks amazing!

  74. can't wait for the cookbook! Almost every meal I cook now comes from here.

    I received Bonus Pack 2. How do we go about getting bonus pack 1?

  75. Hi Gina, I just wanted to let you know that I also did not receive the first offer for free recipes. I just copied and pasted the proof of purchase from Amazon again. I am so excited for you and your new book 🙂

  76. I don't remember if I ever sent the proof of purchase for the other 3 recipes, but I just sent it to make sure I get the bonus pack! Can't. Wait!

  77. Not sure if this questions has been asked, but does this also count for pre-ordering the Kindle edition?

  78. Please let me know how I can order the Target exclusive cookbook. There is no way to put it into my cart. Thank you

  79. I have never been so excited about a cookbook! Where should we order from? Amazon? Target, because it has extra recipes?!? (Though when I clicked the link, it wouldn't let me preorder from Target or IndieBound, just FYI.)

  80. I preordered back in April, I was so excited! But this bonus pack says #2 was there another one?

    • Yes, there was one a few weeks ago. When you send a proof of purchase, mention in your email you never got the first bonus pack!

    • Hi Gina, Thanks so much for the bonus packs! I am having the same issue. It seems that these emails are auto-generated from the publishing house rather than read and managed by a human. Is it possible to ask them to change the auto email to include both links? Thanks!

    • I second Sarah's suggestion, I tried saying I didn't receive the first bonus pack and would love to have the option to get that one as well! Can't wait to try all the delicious recipes!

    • I have the same issue. I preodered in May but didn't know about emailing for the bonuses until now. How do I get the first set of bonus recipes?

  81. Love your recipes; already ordered my copy!

  82. Thanks for all of the bonuses! Can't wait for the cookbook to arrive. Just in time for my birthday. 🙂

  83. Two questions:

    1. What counts as proof of purchase if the pre-orders were done through Amazon? Do I screenshot my actual account page?

    2. I ordered 2 separate copies (on two different dates) and one is being delivered as a gift. Do I need to send two separate emails or can I include both proofs of purchase in a single email?

  84. What if we never got the first 3 recipes as promised?

  85. So looking forward to the arrival of your cookbook! We enjoy so many of your recipes and can't wait to see the inside:)

  86. Such great news!

    • For anyone having problems receiving the bonus pack email…

      1) Check your spam folder….

      2) If you still did not receive send proof of purchase via email to skinnytaste@penguinrandomhouse.com…Make the subject heading "Bonus Pack" and they'll get back to you..