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Thursday, December 31, 2009


Thank you to all my wonderful readers for making Saving Money for a Wedding a success in 2009 and I can't wait to see what 2010 holds for all of us. I hope you all have a safe and wonderful New Years Eve and look forward to all the savings in 2010. Enjoy!

Payless Coupons

Need shoes for tonight?

Well if you are still searching for the Perfect Shoes to fit your New Year's Eve outfit- run on in to Payless with this 15% off coupon.

If your prefer shopping on-line, there is also a coupon for $10 off a $50 purchase at payless.com.

Both coupons are good through 1/17/2010. Take a look at the cute shoes from above here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

January Coupon book at Walgreens

It is almost a new year and you should start to see the new Walgreens monthly coupon booklet in your local stores. The coupons are valid 12/27 through 1/30.
  • $2/1 Walgreens Super Probiotic (30-ct.) or Fiber and Probiotic 1 B (120-ct.)
  • $1/1 Walgreens Daily Fiber & Probiotic (28-ct.)
  • $5/1 Colonaide (14-pk.)
  • $3/1 Women’s One Multivitamin (50-ct.)
  • $2/1 Walgreens A-Z Cardio (60-ct.)
  • $3/1 Walgreens A-Z Select (220-ct.) or Multivitamins (250-ct.)
  • $2/1 Walgreens Calcium Soft Chews (60-ct.)
  • $3/1 Walgreens Energy Booster (36-ct.), One Daily Energy (18-ct.), Calcium Creamies (75-ct.) or Finest Natural Glucosamine
  • Chondroitin (30-ct.)
  • $3/1 Walgreens Gold Seal D Vitamin 1000mg (400-ct.)
  • $3/1 Posture-D Calcium 600mg (60-ct.)
  • $3/1 NeoCell Super Collagen+C (120-ct.)
  • $3/1 Enzymatic Acidophilus Pearls (30-ct.)
  • $5/1 Ferro-Sequels (100-ct.)
  • $3/1 Slow-Mag (60-ct.) or Slow-FE (60 or 90-ct.)
  • $2/1 Slow-Niacin 500 or 750mg (100-ct.)
  • $3/1 Bifera Iron Supplement (30-ct.)
  • $3/1 Blaine MagOx 400 Supplements (60-ct.)
  • $3/1 Garlique (60-ct.)
  • $3/1 Liverite Liver Aid (60-ct. + 30 free)
  • $20/1 Focus Factor (60-ct.)
  • $2/1 Bausch & Lomb Ocuvite or PreserVision Eye Care (50 to 240-ct.)
  • $5/1 Remifemin Menopaus Tablets (120-ct.)
  • $10/1 Extenze (30-ct.)
  • $5/1 Libido-Max Liquid Gelcaps (75-ct.)
  • $2/1 Elations Cranberry Apple (6-ct.)
  • $1/1 Tums Dual Action (25 or 50-ct.)
  • $3/1 Cardiostat Omega-3 Fish Oil Softcaps (60-ct.)
  • $5/1 Ameal BP Capsules (60-ct.)
  • $5/1 Whole Body Cleanse Kit
  • $5/1 Evercleanse 3 Step Detoxifier System
  • $5/1 Finest Natural Glucosamine Chondroitin (180 or 240-ct.)
  • $3/1 Finest Natural Organics (30 or 60-ct.)
  • $3/1 Finest Natural Cranberry Chews (30-ct.)
  • $1/1 Off Sustenex 30 ct or Digestive Advantage (32-ct.)
  • $2/1 Phazyme (12-ct.), Tagamet (30-ct.) or Gaviscon (100-ct.)
  • $4/1 Benefiber Stick Pack (28-ct.), 48 to 62 Dose, or Chewable (100-ct.)
  • $2/1 Gas-X Chewables or Softgels (48 to 72-ct.)
  • $1/1 Sea Band Anti-Nausea Ginger Chewing Gum (24-ct.)
  • $3/1 Sominex Maximum Strength (16-ct.)
  • $3/1 Vivarin Caffeine Alertness Aid (40-ct.)
  • $2/1 Chaser Plus (40-ct.)
  • $5/1 Sinus Buster Nasal Spray (.68-oz.)
  • $3/1 Breathe Right Kids Nasal Strips (12-ct.)
  • $2/1 Coldcalm 60 ct or Oscillococcinum Natural Flu Relief (6-ct.)
  • $1/1 W Vitamin C or Organic Lip Balm (.15-oz.)
  • $1/1 Chap Aid Original or Cherry Lip Balm (3-pk.)
  • $2/1 Genteal Eye Care
  • $2/1 Similasan Eye or Ear Drops
  • $5/1 At Home 12 Panel Drug Test
  • $5/1 Omron Hip Pedometer
  • $10/1 Walgreens Nicotine Gum (160 or 170-ct.), Lozenges 2mg or 4mg (208-ct.)
  • $5/1 Walgreens Nicotine Patch 7.14 or 21mg (14-ct.), Gum 2 or 4mg (100 or 110-pk.), Lozenges 2 or 4mg (72-ct.)
  • $0.50/1 Off Walgreens Nutritional Drink (6-ct.)
  • $1/1 One Touch Ultra Soft Lancets (100-pk.)
  • $30/1 One Touch Ultra 2 Kit
  • $35/1 One Touch UltraSmart Kit
  • $15/1 Walgreens Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor
  • $20/1 Walgreens By Homedics Automatic Wrist or Ultra Deluxe Blood Pressure Monitor
  • $15/1 Walgreens Manual Inflate Blood Pressure Monitor
  • $5/1 Spectrum DHA Toddler Liquid (1.8-oz.)
  • $1/1 PediaSure (6-ct.)
  • $2/1 Humphreys Teething Strips (18-pk.) or Tablets (135-ct.)
  • $1/1 Little Tikes Baby Accessories
  • $1/1 Hyland’s Teething Tablets (125-ct.)
  • $5/1 Walgreens Certainty Underwear (28 to 40-ct.)
  • $3/1 RepHresh Pro-B (30-ct.) or Vaginal Gel (4-pk.)
  • $3/1 Schick Quattro Cartridges (8-ct.)
  • $3/2 Bic Razors Comfort or Soleil (3 or 4-pk.)
  • $10/1 Norelco Razor 7310, 6940LC or HS8420
  • $1/1 Men’s Zone 6 Blade Razor System or Cartridges (4-pk.)
  • $5/1 Wahl Grooming Lithium Ion All In One, Groomsman Trimmer or 14-Pc. Styling Kit
  • $2/1 HerbaShine Hair Color
  • $3/1 L’Oreal Preference or Couleur Experte Hair Color
  • $5/1 LiceFree! Lice Treatment (2-ct.)
  • $10/1 Rogaine 3 pack 2% for women or 5% for men
  • $3/1 Revlon Age Defyling Foundation (1-oz.) or Concealer (.04-oz.)
  • $3/1 Revlon Cream Gloss (.04-oz.)
  • $2/1 W Skin Oil Treatment (4.2-oz.)
  • $10/1 Aquafresh White Trays (14-pk.)
  • $1/1 Diabeti-Derm Foot Rejuvenating Cream (4-oz.) or Multi-Betic Vitamins (60-ct.)
  • $0.50/1 Dentemp One Step Filling Mix or Recapit Cement 1gm
  • $3/1 Biotene Toothpaste (4.5-oz.), Mouthwash (16-oz.), Mouth Spray (1.5-oz.) or Oral Balance Dry Mouth Moisturizer (1.5-oz.)
  • $2/1 Rayovac Hearing Aid Battery 10, 13, 312 or 675 (8-pk.)
  • $1/1 Russsell Stover Chocolate (11.5 or 12-oz.)
  • $1/2 Life Savers (6.25 to 7.7-oz.)
  • $1/2 Reese’s or Hershey’s Pieces (10 or 10.5-oz.)
  • $1/2 Planters Trail Mix (6-oz.)
  • $1/2 Cadbury, Hershey’s or Kit Kat Chocolate (2.5 to 4.5-oz.)
  • $1/2 Lindt Lindor Truffles (5.1-oz.)
  • $1/2 Hershey’s or Reese’s Sugar Free Candy (3-oz.)
  • $1/2 M&M’s Valentine’s Candy (12.6-oz.)
  • $1/2 Hershey’s or Reese’s Valentine’s Candy (8 or 8.5-oz.)
  • $5/1 Sandisk 4GB SDHC Card
  • $2/1 W Photo 35mm Single-Use Camera with Flash 81 exp (3-pk.)
Since these coupons are all Walgreens coupons, you can stack them with Manufacture coupons to score some great deals. I would suggest when you are cutting your coupons- try to match them up with Store Coupons and file them together in your coupon binder. I'll be posting great deals all month long at Walgreens..Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

FREE Cereal when you Buy Milk @ Walgreens

Who doesn't drink Milk?

That said, while you are buying your Milk this week at Walgreens you can pick up TWO FREE Boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios.

This weeks deal is: Buy Two Boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios(2/$4) AND One Gallon of milk(under $3), and receive a $2.00 Register Rewards.

Print two coupons here for $1 off a Box of Honey Nut Cheerios.

Spend $2 (after your coupons) for your cereal and then Buy a Gallon of Milk(mine was priced $2.97)=Under $5 and get back $2 in Register Rewards= under $3 for TWO BOXES of Cereal and a Gallon of Milk...I love getting cereal for FREE...Enjoy!

Victoria's Secret FREE Beauty Rush lip gloss

Stop in to Victoria's Secret by 1/20/09 and pick up a FREE Beauty Rush Lip Gloss with any purchase. Choose from over 25 deliciously sexy flavors.

You can purchase anything in store to get your FREE Gloss. VS is having their semi-annual sale now, so you should be able to find something very reasonable. Print your coupon here. Enjoy!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Home Depot Do-It-Herself Workshop

Have you been considering updating your Bathroom? Well Home Depot is having another Do-It-Herself workshop. Get more details here. These classes are very helpful and I suggest you bring a friend with you. It is a fun night and you can then go for drinks after. Leave the kids home w/ dad! I would suggest bringing pictures of your current bathroom to the class so you have an idea of your layout. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Wedding Poem

Are you still searching for a beautiful reading or poem for your wedding. I found a few great ones lately and thought I would share my favorite.

The most frequently recited wedding poem and one of the greatest odes to matrimony is "The Art of Marriage" by Wiferd A. Peterson. The memorable simplicity of its language makes this poem a touchstone for all couples, both at the start of a relationship and after the blessing of a lifetime in love. The poem is accompanied by inspiring illustrations, making it a wonderful gift for wedding day guests.

The Art of Marriage

Wilferd A. Peterson

Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.

A good marriage must be created.
In marriage the little things are the big things...

It is never being too old to hold hands.

It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day.

It is never going to sleep angry.

It is at no time taking the other for granted;
the courtship should not end with the honeymoon,
it should continue through all the years.

It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.

It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.

It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude
of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.

It is speaking words of appreciation
and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.

It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience,
understanding and a sense of humour.

It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.

It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.

It is finding room for the things of the spirit.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.

It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal,
dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.

It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.

It is discovering what marriage can be, at its best.

I hope you all had a great Holiday Weekend with friends and family..Enjoy!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

IKEA: Free breakfast starting Today

Starting today through Sunday, January 3rd you can stop by any participating IKEA location to get a free breakfast..Enjoy!

Friday, December 25, 2009

T.G.I. Fridays FREE Appetizer tonight

If your not sure what to do for dinner tonight as many restaurants are closed, you can head on in to T.G.I. FRIDAYS for a nice treat. You should have received an email from them earlier in the week if you are a member of the give me more stripes club. The coupon is for a FREE APPETIZER with purchase of a beverage- yep, any beverage. Alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverageswill do.

I called my local store and they are open from 4pm-2am. So this would make a great dinner treat or late night snack. You do need to sit at the bar to get this deal and bring your coupon. You can print a coupon from eatdrinkdeals.com if you don't have your email still.

You can use the coupon as just an appetizer or I would suggest having the appetizer as your meal. The loaded nachos are great and will fill you up. My husband loves the wings. He'll get a beer and wings for under $3- you can't beat that...Enjoy!

Lifetime Movies

So, if you're anything like me you have been spending your nights in front of the tv watching Lifetime Movies. I catch them all, even though the concept is very similar in each movie. I still love the happy endings and this year the movies have been better than ever.

Tonight's movie is :Secret Santa at 7pm with Jennie Garth- o, I just love her.

From Lifetime, here is a summary: Reporter Rebecca Chandler (Jennie Garth) is expecting a marriage proposal from her boyfriend but instead gets dumped right before Christmas. Bitter and cynical, she heads to the small town of Hamden to uncover the identity of the mysterious man who is responsible for several good deeds. She immediately suspects the local millionaire (Steven Eckholdt) but as her investigation continues, she not only discovers the "Secret Santa" but the true gift of giving.

I already saw this movie last week- but I thought it was worth mentioning since I really liked it and you will be very surprised by the ending. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thursday's Wedding Tip #28

Since it is Christmas Eve, I don't want to keep you from your family.

I wanted to share a wedding tip with you. Last week, I shared with you all about engagement pictures, now what can you do with them...

Besides the obvious to use your pictures for Save the Dates, here are a few other ideas:

Holiday Cards
Thank You Cards
Use them on Your Wedding Website
As a Photo Collage at your wedding- near sign in book
Using them on favors

It is always nice to have professional photos done, so enjoy them. Frame the ones you love and hang them all over. Even take them to work to make your desk shine....Enjoy!

Old Navy's One Day Wonder this Saturday

If you have been shopping for Jeans lately- wait til Saturday(12/26). The Old Navy One Day Wonder this week will be $15 adult jeans and $10 kids jeans. If you are planning on being at Old Navy anyways today- you can buy the jeans that you want and then take back your receipt on Saturday for a price adjustment. This will give you a better chance of getting the style and size you want.

Look for the Adult jeans (Reg. $29.50-$34.50), they will be $15 and kids jeans (Reg. $16.50-$19.50) will be $10 on Saturday.

You just need to remember to take back your receipt on Saturday to get your cash back..Enjoy!

Peet's Coffee & Tea:Free Coffee and Tea

Stop by any Peet's Coffee & Tea today to get a free cup of coffee or tea on the house. Get more details here...Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Carrabba's Wine Night Wednesdays

Carrabba's Italian Grill has Wine Wednesdays at all locations. Get $10 off any bottle of wine from 5 to 10 pm. This deal is good every Wednesday through Feb. 3rd. Enjoy!

Taco Bell: FREE Fresco Taco

Another fast food freebie. Hopefully Taco Bell can handle the crowd. We remember the horror stories from the KFC and Boston Market Freebies. Print your coupon here for a FREE Fresco Taco. Coupon expires 7 days after printing. They only have 1 million to give away- so hurry in to Taco Bell Today. No purchase necessary, one per person. Enjoy!

Bridal Guide FREE Issue

I have posted about this magazine in the past- and you can now try one FREE Bridal Guide Issue courtesy of ValueMags.com.

Sign up for your complimentary issue here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Yankee Candle $10 off $25

Yankee Candle has a new coupon out for $10 off $25. I know most of your holiday shopping is done, but the best part about this coupon is that it doesn't expire until 1/16/2010. Are you thinking what I am thinking? Wait until after Christmas and get MASSIVE sales and use your coupon. Print your coupon here or use code: N4KDFT to shop online...Enjoy!

Whataburger - 12 Days of Freebies Deal Today!

Don't forget to stop into Whataburger today for your FREE 16 oz. Shake or Malt. Print your coupon here. Thursday will be the last deal from the 12 days of freebies- so keep a look out in your inboxes. Enjoy!

Monday, December 21, 2009

T.G.I. Fridays Lunch Deal

T.G.I. Fridays has an Endless Lunch for $6.99 on weekdays. All you can eat soup, salad, and breadsticks plus a beverage. You can get the same deal on weekends and after 4pm during the week for an extra $2. What a great deal..Enjoy!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A sad day for Hollywood

I just found out Brittany Murphy died. She died this morning at her home in Los Angeles. I used to love "Clueless" growing up. This was the film she got her big start from. She also appeared in "8 mile". She was only 32 years old. What a sad day in Hollywood. Murphy was once linked to Ashton Kutcher. She was a wonderful actress and will be missed. Get more info here.

Hope you are enjoying your Sunday and getting some shopping in...Enjoy!

No Coupons in the Sunday paper today!

Just a heads up that there won't be any coupons in your paper today.

As sad as I am about this- at least it will give me a chance to clean out my coupon binder.

Have a great day..Enjoy!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Dinner for 2 under $3

Remember last week the Meat Deal I scored from Publix- Buy One Get TWO FREE? Read all about it here. Well last night we cooked one package of the Pork Steak. Remember I got 3 packages for only $2.83 ($0.94/package). Well my husband marinated the pork steak in Mojo sauce for about 2 hours. Then he grilled it up. We also made sweet potatoes- which are on sale this week at Publix for only $0.29/lb. He cooked them on the grill as well and I loved how they came out. Have you ever grilled your sweet potatoes? I also made a bag of Bird's Eye broccoli(About $1 since it was 50% off this week at Publix as well). We were both so impressed with the Pork Steak. Last night's dinner cost us under $3 and it was AMAZING. I wish I took a picture- next time we make the pork steak I will be sure to snap a shot...Enjoy!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Whataburger - 12 Days of Freebies Dea Today

Have you been celebrating the 12 Days of Freebies from Whataburger? Well todays freebie is the best. Stop in from 4-10 p.m. today with this coupon and get a free Justaburger. No purchase necessary. Enjoy!

Bath & Body Works FREE Lip Product

Bath & Body Works has another great coupon out for your last minute holiday shopping this weekend. Get a FREE C.O. Bigelow or Liplicious Lip Item with Any Purchase. The best part of this coupon is you can buy ANY ITEM in the store and get the FREE Lip Product. You can buy a gift bag for under $1 and get your Freebie. These would make great stocking stuffers..Enjoy!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

New York & Company 50% OFF

New York & Company is offering 50% OFF EVERYTHING online starting today through 12/21. If you spend $100 or more you can also get free shipping using code 4691. This offer is good online only, not in their stores. I buy a lot of my work clothes there and I haven't seen an offer this good in a while. I would suggest going into the store and seeing what you like and your size and then order online to save 50%.
They have some great tops. Start shopping here- all the shirts above are under $20 each now. Enjoy!

Thursday's Wedding Tip #27

Happy Wedding Tip Day- At least tomorrow is FRIDAY and one more week til Christmas.

Wedding Tip #27- Engagement pictures are a great beginning to your wedding planning. It is best to hire your wedding photographer first and then have him/her do your photo shoot. It is a great way to get to know your photographer and let them get to know you.

I love getting my picture taken, so my photographer knew from our engagement shoot what he was in for. I love being in front of the camera. My husband is not so photogenic.

Here is a list of some great places to have your engagement shoot:
-Where you met
-Where you had your first date
-Your hometowns
-The college where you met (we didn't go up to Gainesville for ours, but I wish we did)
-A Movie Theater
-Inside/Around Vintage Cars
-A local park
- Country Club (waterfalls and rocks are great backgrounds)

Communication with your photographer is key. They will be working very closely with you both throughout your wedding process- so let them know what you like and don't like.

Next week I'll give you some great ideas what to do once you get your engagement pictures back. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Picture People Buy One Sheet Get One FREE

It is Double Sheet Week at Picture People. Buy One Sheet and you get one FREE through 12/23. Get more details here. As I have mentioned in the past- this is a great place to get your engagement pictures done or a nice family picture. They are professional and they take many different poses. Enjoy!

And the Winner is...Michelle

Congrats to Michelle-she won the 3 Gift Card Giveaway. She won 3 $10 Gift Cards-Walgreens, Applebees and Carrabas. Thanks to everyone that entered. Enjoy!

Gap 25% Off TODAY ONLY

How cute is this coat? Well it is on sale for $44.99 at Gap.com. Shop online at Gap.com TODAY ONLY and take 25% off your order when you use coupon code HOORAH..Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Glee Deals on Amazon.com

Are you a BIG Glee fan like me? Well I have to say it is my favorite show these days. I am so sad there wont be new episodes for a while. New Episodes wont be back until April 13.

Well, I just found out Season 1 will be released on DVD on 12/29. Check out Amazon.com as you can pick up Season 1 plus Glee The Music Volume 1 and 2 for only $44.47.

This would be a great gift for anyone on your list as the music is great. I could listen to the CD over and over again.

If you haven't watched Glee yet- you are totally missing out. Here are some pictures and take a look at the hottie teacher-Matthew Morrison plays Will Schuester(need I say more)

All pictures are from Amazon.com- get more details here and place your order today. Enjoy!

Jamba Juice FREE California Flatbread

Jamba Juice is offering FREE California Flatbreads' again today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They didn't offer them at my local store last time, so I have yet to try these.

Check if your local store offers Flatbreads' here. Look for the little flatbread symbol. Enjoy!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Old Navy 30% Off Any Item

Print your coupon here for 30% off ANY Item at Old Navy through 12/19..Enjoy!

O, The Oprah Magazine 1yr Subscription $5

I do love this magazine. Amazon has it on sale through Saturday(12/19) for only $5. This would make a nice Holiday Gift for someone on your list. Especially a nice stocking stuffer. This is a savings of $42.40 off the list price...Hurry and order yours today..Enjoy!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Macy's $25 Gift Card Giveaway

Yes, Today is officially my 1 year Anniversary of my blog. It has been a fabulous year and I can't wait to see what next year brings. In honor of my 1 Year Blogaversary, I have a $25 Macy's gift card to give away to one lucky reader.

Macy's always has great sales and coupons. As I mentioned earlier this month, Macy's is also a great place to register for your wedding. Check out more details here.

To enter this giveaway: Just leave a comment letting me know what you have enjoyed most about my blog this past year and/or what you would like to see more of.

Each of the following will give you an extra entry into this giveaway. Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do:

-Become a Blog follower
-Post about this giveaway on your blog, linking back to Saving Money for a Wedding.
-Add my blog button and let me know where it is on your blog
-Add me to your blog roll
-Subscribe to my blog
-Leave a comment on a Non-Giveaway post and let me know which post

Giveaway will end on Monday, January 4th @ 11:59pm EST. The winner will be picked randomly and I will send them an email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email. Good luck and Happy Holidays..Enjoy!

Best Meat Deal of 2009

Well 2009 is coming to an end, and it has been a WONDERFUL Year. For me, 2009 will always be remembered as the year I got married =)

Another great thing about 2009 is the Meat Deal I scored at Publix today. I LOVE Publix meat, and have found some great deals as much as 50% off. Well, I picked up the Albertson's weekly ad as I heard there were great coupons inside on meat(Thanks Paula)!

There are THREE coupons: All are for Meat Deals, Buy One GET TWO FREE. Yep, Not One But TWO Packages FREE (Lower weight items FREE)

The coupons are for: Pork Steak, St. Louis Style Ribs and Boneless Pork Tenderloin.

I took this ad to Publix and spoke with a manager(since I didn't want to carry all the meat up front and have a problem at checkout). The manager said he would accept the coupons as long as it was for the same item. Publix had the Pork Steak and Boneless Pork Tenderloin, but not the St. Louis Style Ribs. So I got 3 packages of Pork Steak and 3 packages of Boneless Pork Tenderloin. The best part was the meats were on Advantage Buy Special already. The Pork Steak was on sale $1.99lb and the Pork Tenderloin was $4.99lb.

I made sure to get packages of equal weight, as I knew I had to pay for the most expensive weight.

I ended up paying $2.83 for 3 packages of Pork Steak and $12.48 for 3 packages of Pork Tenderloin = $15.31. I have been smiling ever since I got home. I can't think of a time I got a better deal on Meat...Have you?

The Albertson's ad is good through 12/15. So if you have a store near by, I would suggest heading in to stock up. I asked the meat manager how long meat lasts in the freezer- he said if you have a good freezer, at least 2 years. WOW- I actually could have bought more(j/k- I'll save the rest of the meat for all of you). My husband was VERY Impressed when I came home with my stack of meat. He can't wait to grill it up. We kept out a package of each and froze the other 2. I'll let you know how they grill up later in the week..Enjoy!

Happy 1 Year Blogaversary

Remember to enter my 3 Gift Card Giveaway- it ends tonight.

I have another great giveaway for all of my wonderful readers- check back later tonight. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Party City $10 off $30

Print your coupon here for $10 off any $30 Purchase at Party City. Find a location near you. Offer expires 12/14..Enjoy!

Benihana FREE Meal the Month of Your Birthday

Sign up for The Chef's Table @ Benihana for a complimentary Benihana Birthday Dinner certificate(maximum value of $30-excludes alcoholic beverages, gratuity and tax). It will be emailed to you for use during the month of your birthday.

The Dinner prices are from $17.95-$45
They do have early bird dinner specials before 6pm starting at $14.95

It is still expensive, but if you make it a nice dinner for two- it's like a Buy One Get One FREE with the birthday certificate. Find a location near you here, It is a nice treat...Enjoy!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thursday's Wedding Tip #26

Happy Thursday and Happy Wedding Tip Day.

Wedding tip #26-Wedding Ring Shopping Tips

The Holidays are here and I am sure you have been hearing about more and more couples getting engaged =) . December is probably the most popular month for proposals. Over a 100 million diamonds are sold each year in the U.S. , but yet most people know very little about what differentiates one ring from another.

Do you know why some rings are very affordable and massive, and yet other rings are so tiny but cost so much?It all has to do with the 4 C's. Do you know the 4 C's of Diamonds?

Cut, Clarity, Color and Carat Weight

Cut is probably the most important, but the hardest to understand. The cut is based on the original shape of the rough stone. The cut of a diamond is different from the shape. Shape only refers to the outward appearance of the diamond and not how it is faceted. To keep it simple: The more light that enters and returns from the diamond the better the cut. Bling Bling!

Clarity-Of course you want to look into your ring and not see flaws. Almost all diamonds have flaws, but some have more that others. These inclusions occur during the formation process. The number and size of these inclusions determine the clarity. The fewer the flaws, the more expensive the price.

Color-Colorless diamonds are the most desirable since they allow the most refraction of light. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has devised a set of guidelines to grade diamond color. Here is a chart to help you:

D-E-F (Most expensive)

Nearly colorless.

Faintly tinted, usually yellow.

Lightly tinted, usually yellow. Tint can be seen with the naked eye.

S-T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z (Least expensive)
Tinted, usually yellow, may progress to brownish. Tint visible to the naked eye, even when mounted.

Carat- This refers to the unit of weight a diamond is measured. This is the easiest to understand. Most diamonds are small- so the bigger the better(and more expensive). You can buy small diamonds at a very reasonable price these days- think of little diamonds in your necklaces or earrings- you can have a gorgeous bracelet full of small diamonds and you won't pay a fortune. Once you put one BIG diamond in the piece- the price sky rockets. Same as with an engagement ring.

Did you read the latest Star magazine yet(December 14th edition)? Well there is a picture of Jennifer Garner's new 7 carat ring from hubby Ben Affleck. Get more info on her new ring here. WOW- I hope Ben knows all about the 4 C's!

I would suggest going with your soon to be fiancee and looking at rings together to get an idea of what you like and to learn more about diamonds. As always, it is important to buy from a reputable jeweler that you trust and can answer all your questions. It is best to compare many diamonds so you can see the value. I can go on and on about Diamonds- but I hope this helps..Enjoy!

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