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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Bridesmaid Dresses

Here are some adorable and affordable Bridesmaid Dresses from David's Bridal. Check out all the great dresses here. Spring will be here soon and short dresses are very in. Short dresses are perfect for day time weddings and semi-formal night time weddings. Most people choose long dresses for Saturday night weddings and Black-tie affairs.
All these dresses can easily be worn again. I would be VERY happy to wear any of these beautiful dresses as a bridesmaid. Enjoy!

Walgreens March Monthly Rebate Deals

Walgreens has some great deals this week. Remember, the new MARCH EasySaver Rebate starts tomorrow!

Here are the some great deals in the EasySaver Booklet:
Colgate Total Toothpaste (4oz.), $3.49
-There is a $2.50/1 Colgate coupon in the March EasySaver Booklet and you can use a $0.75 coupon, exp. 3-14-09

Revlon Emery Boards, $1.59
-There is a $1/1 Colgate coupon in the March EasySaver Booklet and you can use a $1 off Revlon Beauty Tool coupon, exp 3-16-09.

Here are some great deals for the week:

Reach Toothbrush-$0.99 after in-ad coupon
Use $1/1 coupon from 2/8 Red Plum insert= FREE after coupons

Revlon Matte Eye Shadow-on sale 2 for $4.99
Use $2/1 coupon from 2/8 RedPlum insert
$0.99 for two after coupons

Fiber One Bars-on sale for $1.99
Use this printable $1.35 off 1 coupon=$0.64 after coupon

Campbells Soups-on sale 3 for $3 after in-ad coupon

Nivea Lip Balm-on sale for $2.99
Use $1 off in-ad coupon and you can use $1 off coupon from the 2/8 RedPlum insert=$0.99 each after coupons

Nabisco Ritz Crackers 4-8 oz.-on sale B1G1 (2 for $1.99)
Use $2/2 coupon from 1/25 Smartsource insert= FREE after coupon

February Monthly Deals: There are 4 FREE ITEMS after Rebate this month.

  • Axe Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styler, $6.99, Final Price= FREE after EasySaver Rebate
  • Memory Formula 45 Soft Gels, $19.99, Final Price= FREE after EasySaver Rebate
  • Walgreens Extra Strength QuickGels 20-pk., $2.99, Final Price= FREE after EasySaver Rebate
  • Wal-Zyr 24-hour allergy relief 5 ct., $3.99, Final Price= FREE after EasySaver Rebate
Read this if you have any questions on how to send in your rebate, REMEMBER to get your10% Bonus!! Have fun finding the Rebate products, as they tend to go fast. Do you see any other great deals this month, let us know. Happy Shopping...Enjoy!

Friday, February 27, 2009

100th Post Giveaway- Over $100 in prizes

Happy 100th Post to me!! I can't believe I have had so much to say. Thank you all for checking out my blog and I have met so many nice blogging friends along the way. I can't wait to share more exciting shopping deals, new products and wedding details with all of you. It makes me so happy to hear when my readers take advantage of the great bargains out there. Has everyone gotten their FREE Quiznos sub by now?

I have an AWESOME 3 prize giveaway for One Lucky winner :

1) $5 Chevron Gift Card
2) An assortment of coupons- over $70 dollars worth of savings3) and finally a $25 CVS Gift Card

A gas card will help get you to the stores, the coupons will save you money once inside and paying with a CVS gift card makes life easier! Over $100 in Savings total!!!

Here are the ways to win this great giveaway.

1) Subscribe to my blog
2) Grab my blog button for your blog
3) Post about this giveaway on your blog, linking back to Saving Money for a Wedding.
4) Send an email to at least 5 friends telling them about my blog and this giveaway and make sure to include me on the email. My email is: couponsrgreat1@gmail.com

If you do all 4 of the above- you will get an EXTRA entry- so 5 entries max per person.
Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each and PLEASE make sure I have a way to contact you.

The giveaway will end on Friday, March 20th @ 11:59 PM EST. I will pick a winner randomly and will send them an email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email..Good Luck and thank you all again for checking out my blog. Enjoy!

Fascinating Friday

Happy Friday..Can you name which Vegas hotel this is from??

Make sure to check out my 100th post tomorrow (hint: An Awesome GIVEAWAY)


Thursday, February 26, 2009

How to make your wedding scrapbook even better!!

Did you know you can send a wedding invitation to The President?

Don't expect him to show, but how AWESOME would it be to get a letter back for your wedding scrapbook.

My fiance and I are big Obama fans and would be so happy if we did get a message back.

Here is where you should mail your invitation to:

Mr. President and Mrs. Obama
The White House
Greetings Office, Room 39
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20502

I would love to hear from anyone that has received a letter...Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

How to Submit your Walgreens EasySaver rebate

If you still need to see what is FREE this month in the Walgreens EasySaver Catalog, check out my post here.

Hopefully everyone has found many of the items FREE after rebate this month. Now the fun part (actually the fun part for me is shopping for the items), getting your MONEY back.

There are 2 ways to get your rebate:
1) You can submit your rebate online. Go to www.walgreens.com and click EasySaver Catalog. You will need to create an account, but once you do it this month, you will just need to sign in next month. ( It takes about 5 minutes the first time).
-You will need your receipts and type in the RFN#'s on all your receipts you are submitting.

2) You can also submit your rebate by mail. You will need to send in your original cash register receipts with the purchase price circled and list the rebate #.

You can either get a REBATE check back or a Walgreens gift card. If you choose the Walgreens gift card- you get a 10% BONUS.

I would highly suggest choosing the Walgreens gift card. Who doesn't like FREE money!!

Remember you need to have your submission postmarked/submitted on-line by March 7th.

Whether you submit your rebates online or by mail you can track your rebates here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Quiznos FREE small sub

Have you heard about the Quiznos Million Sub Giveaway yet? They are giving away FREE subs to a million customers.

Sign up here for your FREE small signature sub or small every day value sub!!

They have given away 391,520 subs so far...so there are many more chances to get yours..Hurry up, they wont last long...Enjoy!

Monday, February 23, 2009

My Shopping Day

My first stop at the Mall was at Victoria's Secret. Check out the details here. They had a whole box left of the FREE lotions- YEA!! Hurry in and get yours.

Next I was on the hunt for some new shoes...I got this pairAnd this one...And this pair...
All for under $50. Charlotte Russe was having a great sale!!!The first two pairs were on sale for, BOGO for $10. The shoes were originally $25/each. So the first pair was $25, and the second was $10. The last pair I bought was on clearance for $9.99. I needed a new pair of black and brown. I love all my new shoes. Check out all the cute shoes at Charlotte Russe here.

After all this shopping, I had a late lunch at T.G.I. FRIDAYS with my friend and used the BOGO coupon here. What a great deal -it cost me $5 total with tax and tip!!

Have you found any great deals at the mall this week..let us all know..Enjoy!

And the WINNER is...Mommy Kennedy

Congrats to Mommy Kennedy for winning this Monogrammed Quilted Bag from my Lauren Nicole giveaway.

Remember leaving a comment anywhere on my blog qualifies you for a chance to win the Monthly Giveaway. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tomorrow's Shopping Trip

I will be heading to the Mall tomorrow to pick up my FREE 1 0z. Energizing Lotion at Victoria's Secret. Print your coupon here. No purchase required. It says coupon is good until 3/2/09, but I am sure they are almost all gone- so hurry in. I'll let you know if I score tomorrow!

The winner of the Lauren Nicole Monogrammed Quilted Bag has been notified by email. I have not heard back from her yet- so she has one more day before a new winner will be chosen.


Walgreens 2/22-2/28- FREE Haircolor

The Zucol, Garnier Fructis Wonder Waves Styler and Revlon Creme Lip Gloss are all FREE after Rebate this month. The month is almost over- so hurry up and get your FREE products.

The Venus Spa Breeze Razor is $8.99 this week, and you get back $6 in Register Rewards. I had a $2 manufacture coupon. Cost $0.99!! I stocked up on what they had!!

The Reynolds Wrap is on sale for $0.89 with the in-ad coupon. There was a $1 off coupon a few weeks ago. You can never have enough Reynolds Wrap.

And now my best find:
The Natural Match Hair color was on clearance for $4.15 each (Reg. $9.99). I bought 2 for $8.30. There is a $5 off 2 instant value coupon in the February EasySaver Catalog. I also had 2 $2 off manufacture coupons. $8.30-$5-$4=$0.70 money maker. They only had a few colors on clearance- so check your store.

Happy Shopping. I will have a detailed post later in the week on how to submit your monthly Rebate- so check back...Enjoy!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wedding Songs

I have had a couple of readers ask me about wedding song suggestions. I am currently struggling with this as well. My band has asked me for a list of songs for:

Introduction Song
First Dance- Our wedding song
Wedding Party Song
Father/Daughter Dance
Mother/Son Dance
First Dance
Cake Cutting
Garter Toss
Bouquet Toss

Where does one even begin. I know a bunch of songs I like, but choosing the one I want for each is a little tough.

Here are a few of my favorites:
At Last- Etta James
Two Step-Dave Matthews Band
Girls Just Want to Have Fun- Cyndi Lauper
The Wedding Song- Bob Dylan
Sugar, Sugar- The Archies
The Sweetest Thing-U2
Everlasting Love-Natalie Cole
I Got You Babe-Sonny & Cher
In My Life- The Beatles
Can You Feel The Love Tonight- Elton John
I'll Be- Edwin McCain

I would love to hear your suggestions..Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Arby's Coupons

There are some great coupons out now for Arby's. We are big Arby's fans, but only when we have coupons. Arby's fries are the best!!

Check out the great coupons here- Including a Roast Beef Full Meal Deal for $3.99.

To see the whole menu and to find a location near you, check it out here!

Thanks Jackie for letting me know..Enjoy!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Pearly Whites for your Wedding Day

White dress, White teeth...go hand in hand. Pearly whites that stand out in your wedding pictures is a goal for many brides. Whiter teeth can really brighten up a face and make you look healthier and even younger. Get your FREE sample and coupon for Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal here. What a great deal, just in time for wedding season!!

I have used Crest Whitestrips in the past and noticed a clear difference in color. You will see a difference in as little as two weeks. The only con I have is your teeth hurt for a little while after. They make your teeth more sensitive. Pain is beauty..so try them out yourself FREE. Enjoy!

And the WINNER is...JANET

The winner of the $25 TJ MAXX gift card is JANET.

I have emailed you, you have 48 hours to respond to the winning email.

Thank you to everyone that left comments(218 comments to be exact). WOW! I am so happy to have so many new blogging friends and can't wait to meet many more. I am in the process of updating my blog with all your wonderful suggestions. Make sure to check out all my wonderful giveaways going on now. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sushi night & check out my giveaways!

My fiance surprised me with a romantic sushi dinner for Valentine's Day. We got this great Sushi for 2 set as an engagement gift. I am so happy we finally used it. He picked up Sushi from Publix and had candles out and even got Sake. We love sushi from Publix and it is very affordable. It was the best Valentine's date night. If you are a sushi fan, I would suggest trying out Publix sushi, as it is packaged daily. Let me know if you have tried it.

Remember the $25 TJ MAXX gift card giveaway ends TONIGHT- I will announce the winner sometime tomorrow, so check back.

Also, sign up for my latest giveaway from Lauren Nicole. The giveaway is for a super cute Green & Pink Dot Monogrammed Quilted Bag!

Have a great night and happy blogging..Enjoy!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A super great week of deals

This week has been super busy. There have been great deals all around town.

Thursday night my fiance and I went to T.G.I FRIDAYS and used the BOGO FREE coupon here.
We even made HAPPY HOUR!! They had some great drink specials. We usually do not order drinks, but we both had crazy busy weeks and we figured we deserved a treat. Also to make the dinner better- they even gave us back our BOGO FREE coupon. I know I could have just printed it again, but now we saved paper. I did notice many other customers had the coupon as well. We both enjoyed our meals very much and most likely will stop back again before March 1st.

Now to my excellent Walgreens trip with my friend Sasha. My friend is very new to coupons, so I taught her a few things. Here is what I got.I first bought the Venus Spa Breeze Razor for $8.99- $2 coupon= $6.99+tax, and got back $6 in Register Rewards.

I used my $6 in register rewards to pay for my next purchase:

4 Progresso soups (I put them in the pantry already and didn't realize it until I posted the picture). The soups were 4/$5 (with in-ad coupon) and I used 2 $0.50/2 coupons= 4/$4= $1/soup.

The Scrubbing Bubbles Wipes were on sale 2/$5 and I used a $3/2 coupon. Then I will mail in the receipt and get $2 from the February EasySaver book.

My next transaction was the Gillette Fusion Power GAMER razor (I got the last one- YEA!!).

The razor was $8.99- $4 coupon= $4.99+tax, and got back $6 in register rewards.

And my last transaction:
The Revlon Creme Lip Gloss, $9.99- $2 coupon=$7.99. I also used the $6 register rewards from my last transaction=$1.99+tax!!

Wow- that was a lot to type. I hope you all got some great deals this week as well. Check out all the February Easy Saver deals this month here!

And now to the fun stuff...MACYS!
I have been looking for new clothes- especially some dresses. I got a great coupon in the mail last week for $10 off a $30 purchase (including sale merchandise). I love when MACY's has a sale. I ended up getting a shirt on sale for $9.99 and a black dress for $21.99. Can you believe that. The dress is by XOXO (originally $69). I got them both for under $25 with tax.

Have a great night and I'll let you know tomorrow how my VALENTINE'S DAY dinner at home goes. Enjoy!

Happy Valentine's Day to my blogging buddies!

Hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day!

I promise a wonderful post later- about my T.G.I. Friday's dinner, Walgreens and a great Macy's shopping trip...Enjoy!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Fascinating Friday

The balls actually control the time on this clock:

Fascinating, right!

Happy Friday..Enjoy!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lauren Nicole Monogrammed Gifts Review and Giveaway

Lauren Nicole sent me their Green & Pink Dot Monogrammed Quilted Bag to review. Lauren Nicole has tons of adorable and affordable monogrammed items. This quilted bag is very roomie. It fits all my necessities like my cell phone, wallet, camera and lip gloss. It is light weight and goes with everything. The inside of the bag has a zippered pocket and is lined with a beautiful diamond-shaped pattern. My favorite feature is the bow that wraps around the entire bag. It looks like the bag has a cute little belt. You can even choose your thread color and their are 5 different fonts to choose from. This is a versatile bag for day or night.

You have to check out all of the great items at Lauren Nicole- I just love them all!!! They have everything from bags to jewelry and even wedding gifts. This personalized quilted bag makes the perfect bridesmaid present. They also have gifts under $10!

What can you win? Lauren Nicole is kindly offering one of my readers the chance to win their own Green & Pink Dot Monogrammed Quilted Bag.

To enter, go look around Lauren Nicole. Then come back and leave a comment telling me your favorite product. This question must be answered to gain an entry in the giveaway. Each of the following will give you one extra entry in the giveaway. Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do:

-Subscribing to my blog
-Adding my button to your blog sidebar
-Blogging about this giveaway on your blog- make sure to leave me the link in your comment

This giveaway will end on Friday, February 20th at 11:59pm (Eastern Standard Time). Winner will be picked randomly and I will email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email notification, if not a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck..Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Postage is increasing- Stock up

Mark your calendars, new postal rates begin May 11, 2009. Check out the new rates here! The first class stamp is going up 2 cents, and will be 44 cents per stamp. On May 11th, the Forever stamp will go up to 44 cents as well.

* If you are a Costco member- they sell a pack of 100 Forever stamps for $41.75 (25 cents savings). Stock up now on the forever stamps. Every penny counts.

For all the brides out there, we need to remember the new price increase when sending our wedding invitations and also on the response cards. Here are two cute wedding stamps I like: Check out the cute wedding stamps here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Little Something "Blue" Wedding Garter

True Blue Bridal sent me this wedding garter and it is absolutely adorable. The picture below does not do it justice. This garter is very elegant, made with chiffon and satin. The aqua crystal complements the garter quite well and serves as my "something blue".

Aqua crystal used in wedding garter.

Quality is important to me. I often worry about the quality of products I order online. Experience has taught me that online ordering is much like gambling. However, True Blue Bridal is no gamble, it's a sure thing. When I opened the cute little BLUE box, I could tell right away this garter is of absolute quality.

The garter is beautifully detailed with two bows and pearl beads where the aqua crystal is attached. There is a satin bow over the chiffon bow. The garter came with a coordinating tossing garter. I LOVE IT!

The traditional garter toss is meant to bring good luck to the man who catches it. The tossing garter is a satin garter with a bow and has some small pearl beads. It is just as adorable. I never knew about a coordinating tossing garter until now! It allows you to have a garter to toss and a garter to keep. I felt very sexy putting this garter on, I can't wait to wear it at my wedding!

This garter comes in many different sizes for the perfect fit on your perfect day. The size I ordered was just right! True Blue Bridal can help you find your perfect wedding garter, as they have something for everyone. Check out the fabulous website of True Blue Bridal here.

If you haven't done so already, remember to check out the list of the 50 Proven Ways to Save Money on your Wedding here from True Blue Bridal. Enjoy!

T.G.I. Fridays BOGO FREE entree

I got a great coupon in my inbox today from T.G.I. Fridays. Coupon is for: Buy one entree, get one FREE. The coupon is good through March 1, 2009. It states you can not use it on Valentine's Day. Here is the coupon for you to print. I would suggest staying in and making a meal together Saturday night, and you could always go out Sunday night and use your BOGO Free coupon to make it a very special affordable Valentine's Day weekend. Enjoy!

Valentine's Day Meals- Free Cookbook

The most romantic day of the year will be here this weekend. Valentine's Day is Saturday! Have you made dinner reservations yet? My fiance and I have decided we are going to stay in and make dinner together. I am not a cook- but I think this will be fun and we can spend the night together and save some money at the same time. Most restaurants are going to have a fixed priced menu Saturday night (most start at $99 per couple). Crazy right, I think so! If you need some dinner ideas, check out this great FREE Valentine's Day cookbook here. If you have any great recipes, please let me know and I can share with everyone. Enjoy!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Get ready for more Sex and the City

All four ladies will be back next Summer for a sequel. I can't wait!!! Check out all the details here.

And don't forget this weekend my favorite book comes to the big screen: Confessions of a Shopaholic. Happy Monday..Enjoy!

Gym Trial @ Bally Total Fitness

Try a 7 Day FREE Trial Membership at Bally Total Fitness. Check out all the details and sign up here. If you are not sure if there is a Bally's near you, find your location . I just signed up (my fiance too). Enjoy!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Duck Fest Derby- So much fun

This is where I spent my Saturday. Looks like fun- right- well it was a blast. Duck Fest Derby is a charity event where thousands of rubber ducks race down the river. Ducks were available to be 'adopted' for $5 each. I bought a quack pack( 5 ducks for $20- see I am always finding ways to save money). The proud 'adoptive' parent of the first duck to cross the finish line won a new 2009 Scion. There were also runner-up prizes. My duck did not win (you really do not know which duck is yours- they have numbers on the bottom), but it was a great way to spend my day. I know they do Duck Fest Derby all over the world- so next time you see it in your town, make sure you check it out. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Walgreens deals

Tomorrow should be a great Walgreens week. Here's what I see so far:

Progresso Soup 4/$5- and use the $1.10 off coupon here. Each: $1.25-$1.10= $.15- WOW

Windex Wipes 2/$5- $2 Mail in on 2 in the Easy Saver Catalog for February= 2/$3- $0.40 coupon (1/11 paper) and also then send in the manufacturer's mail in rebate (up to $4.50) for the Windex wipes (also in the 1/11 paper)= FREE Windex Wipes

$3 off Revlon foundation, powder, blush, eye shadow. I think there are a few eye shadows under $5, and also use a $1 off Revlon coupon= very cheap Revlon makeup.

Gillette Fusion Razor= $8.99 and receive $6 in Register Rewards =$2.99 and use $4 off coupon in tomorrow's paper!! Money Maker on Razors.

Ensure 6 pack drink= $6.99= FREE after manufacturer's mail in rebate (up to $10.00) here

Do you see any other deals this week?? Enjoy!!

* I had a great time at Duck Fest today- I will have pictures tomorrow!!*

Friday, February 6, 2009

Duck Fest Derby

Have you ever been to a duck fest derby?? I have no idea what to expect. Some friends are going and invited me- so I'll be there tomorrow. I'll let you know all about it..Enjoy!

Fascinating Friday

Happy Friday!! Hope you enjoy your day and the leaf in the photo is hanging from a spider web. It was really hard to capture- but I tried..Enjoy!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wedding Dresses- It is your dress, your day, you decide

Now on to one of my favorite parts about getting married- trying on wedding dresses. Here's a couple from the Melissa Sweet Fall 2009 collection:
Check out all the cute dresses here on Brides.com. Most of these dresses are out of my price range, so I went to check out the dresses at David's Bridal, which were very reasonable.
This one is on sale for $249.99- WOW!

And how about this one for under $450. Check them both out here.There are many little wedding dress shops around, so do not settle until you find your PERFECT dress. When you think you have found THE DRESS, ask if the store can hold it for a few days and then come back with your Mother or Maid of Honor and make sure you still are in LOVE with the dress you chose. If you still love it- then you know you have found your dress.

All dresses will need some alterations- so talk to the seamstress and let them know your vision. Make sure to get a written estimate for your alterations. You will need to go in for a few fittings, usually at least three times. Hope this helps on your dress hunting adventures.

Always remember if you have a close friend or family member that will let you borrow their dress- you can save some money and have your "Something Borrowed" at the same time!!

What about your headpiece and veil? We will save that for another day...Enjoy!