Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
I have been out of town this weekend, but can't wait to go to Kmart later this week. Remember they are doubling ALL Manufacture coupons up to $2.
Money Saving Mom has great coupon match ups on what you can score FREE and Super Cheap this week.
My husband even enjoys Kmart shopping since we scored our great Patio Furniture for 90% off last trip. I'll let you know what I get this time...Enjoy!
Are you wondering how to incorporate your college colors into your wedding?
As you all know, I met my husband while I attended the BEST COLLEGE EVER- The University of Florida ( I might be biased, but the GATORS are really the best =) ), and many young couples do meet in college these days.
My husband and I are VERY BIG Gator Fans, so how did we incorporate Orange and Blue in our Wedding? We had a grooms cake at our Friday night rehearsal dinner that had our Gator colors and a BIG Gator on it!! I think this is the most common way couples incorporate their alma mater.
Here are some other great ways to incorporate your wedding colors?
-Bridesmaid dress/ Best Man Ties
-Wedding Cake Toppers
-Getting called in by your band/DJ to your Teams Fight Song
-Having a sign in book in your college colors
Check out Weddings On the French Riviera where I found all these great Orange and Blue Wedding Ideas.
Are you planning to or have you incorporated your college colors into you wedding? I would love to hear your ideas. Enjoy!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
The October Register Rewards deals at Walgreens start today. There are 5 great products ALL FREE This Month:
-Chapstick Fresh Effects: $2.99, Get a $2.99 Register Reward
-Emergen-C Immune or Alert Shot Pack Booster: $3.49, Get a $3.49 Register Reward
-Halls Refresh Cough Drops (20 ct): $1, Get a $1 Register Reward
-Robitussin DM To Go (2-pk): $2.49, Get a $2.49 Register Reward
-Vaseline Sheer Infusion Body Lotion: $6.99, Get a $6.99 Register Rewards
Use this $1.50 printable coupon to make this a Moneymaker!!!
These deals are good through 10/31...Enjoy!!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Shop Kohls.com this weekend for 20% off EVERYTHING..Yep..Everything. Use coupon code: "GR8THINGS" at checkout. Coupon good today and tomorrow(Sep. 25th and 26th!).
I am in love with the new LC Lauren Conrad line now at Kohl's. I just love this dress:
Enjoy and Happy Shopping!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wedding Tip # 16: Make sure you and your soon to be Husband discuss the cake cutting prior to the wedding. As most brides DO NOT want to mess up their make-up with cake. We feed each other cake nicely and it looked great in pictures. My husband knew if he got ANY cake on me he would not be having a very nice wedding night...so make sure you have the talk before hand, as guys do not think like us ladies.
Speaking of cake..I am off to get my FREE Ice Cream at Carvel, then Cold Stone Creamery....
P.S.- I still have our top layer of cake from our wedding in our FREEZER for our 1 year anniversary. I just love wedding traditions. Enjoy!
I sure hope everyone is ready for A LOT of FREE Ice Cream today. After you pick up your FREE Oreo Lil' Rounder at Carvel, head on over to Cold Stone Creamery for a FREE “Jack’s Creation” Ice Cream Sundae featuring ice cream mixed with brownies and rainbow sprinkles then topped with caramel. Stop in between 5pm-8pm for this Freebie and make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
After your Ice Cream ladies, stop into Home Depot for your Do-It-Herself Workshop on updating your Kitchen.
Now I wish there was a deal today for some FREE food as well. Hope everyone enjoyed their FREE Roastburger at Arby's yesterday, as I sure did..Enjoy!!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
P.S.- Next Wednesday, September 30 is the Last Week of FREE Arby's Wednesday. You can get a Free FruiTea with any sandwich purchase....Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
There are a few more days to sign up for the FREE Do It Herself Workshop at Home Depot. The workshop is THIS Thursday from 7pm-8:30pm. Make sure you register in advance and bring in pictures of your old kitchen so they can help. Get more details here.
Did you sign up for my $50 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway yet? You still have time, so head here! Enjoy!!!!
Monday, September 21, 2009
The rules look to be the same as the last sale about 2 weeks ago. Only 10 coupons per day per person, Only 4 of the same coupons and coupons can be doubled up to $2 and you must purchase $25 before coupons are taken off. Check with your store to make sure they are participating this time. A full list of participating stores should be up later in the week.
Start looking for your high value coupons!!!!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
AVEDA has many great products and they tend to be giving out MANY FREE Samples lately. The latest is a 10ml samples of Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener. Print your coupon here. This coupon is good through 9/30.
While you are there- remember to pick up your FREE Smooth Infusion Sample Pack with Shampoo, Conditioner and Style-Prep Smoother. Enjoy!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Want a FREE movie ticket to see Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs in theaters Today, September 18th?
Just purchase any Spot Shot Product and mail it in for your FREE movie ticket. Get the form here. For more details, check out the Spot Shot Site ... You can even get a $1 off coupon here. Enjoy!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Did you miss last week's Wedding Tip- check it out here.
This weeks wedding tip #15- Wedding Dress Code. How should you write the dress code on your invitation. Many brides don't realize how important this is.
The most common you see on invitations is:
Black Tie- This means Tuxedos for men and long gowns for women (Best for Saturday Night Weddings or Sunday after 5pm)
Black Tie Optional- You can wear Black Tie or a Dark Suit with tie for men and a gown(long or short) for women
Semi-Formal and Cocktail Attire are one in the same- Dark Suit with tie for men and a gown(long or short) for women. I tend to wear short black dresses for this type of wedding.
Casual and Informal Weddings- Khakis for guys and skirts or nice pants for women.
Think of how you want your guests to dress at your wedding, as it sets the mood for the whole day. My fiance and I decided on Black tie for our wedding and I am so happy we did. Most people did dress appropriate, but some still went for the Black-tie Optional Dress code. It is better to list one level higher on your invitations for the dress code to prevent guests coming too casual. I would love to hear your thoughts..Enjoy!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
If your heading to Target this week, you can score some FREE Kellogg’s Whole Grain Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts. They are priced around $1.50 a box.
Purchase 2 and Use two of the $1 off Target coupon paired with the $2 off 2 Kellogg's Select Fiber-Added Products coupon from the 8/30/09 Red Plum.
Get Two Boxes FREE..Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
There are some new Bath & Body Works coupons just in time for shopping this weekend.
There is one coupon for a FREE Aromatherapy or True Blue Spa item (up to $15 value) with any $15 purchase. ( Sort of like BOGO FREE if you spend $15).
The other coupon is for a FREE Signature Collection Body Care item (up to $12 value) with any $10 purchase.
Coupons are both good through 9/27..Enjoy!
Print this coupon and run on over to your local Sears for $10 off Junior Fashions. No minimum purchase! This coupon sounds too good to be true. You can also use it on-line. I am sure there are many tees or even sale and clearance items under $10. Coupon good through 11/14! I plan to head to the mall this weekend and will let you all know what I get. If anyone gets there soon- Please let us know what you get for FREE..Enjoy!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Fired Up- very cute, I enjoyed very much and I love the girl from the new 90210!
I love you, Man- I actually did not think this movie was as good as I expected. My husband enjoyed it more than me, but I am happy we didn't pay full price to see this in theatres .
17 Again- LOVED IT!!! I like Zac, but never realized he actually was a good actor. And who doesn't love Matthew Perry as well. The movie had a great story line and reminded me about all my high school days. My favorite pick!
Burn Notice- Gets better and better every episode- Michael Weston is HOT and I love yogurt as much as him.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Have you heard about the new Do-It-Herself Workshops at Home Depot? These workshops are designed for women and will teach you how to tackle projects around the house. The next workshop will be held Thursday, September 24th from 7:00pm-8:30pm and the focus is on Kitchen Updates.
You will learn how to stretch your budget as you learn these skills:
- Cabinet refinishing
- Cabinet painting and staining
- Changing cabinet hardware
- Replacing a sink
- Replacing a faucet
- Changing/upgrading lighting
Now for the best part: I have a $50 Home Depot Gift Certificate for one lucky reader. All you need to do is let me know what room in your house you want to update and some thoughts on how you want to change it. It is that easy. This question must be answered to be entered into the giveaway.
Each of the following will give you an extra entry in the giveaway. Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do:
-Subscribe to my blog
-Post about this giveaway on your blog, linking back to Saving Money for a Wedding.
-Grab my blog button for your blog
-Add me to your blog roll
-Leave a comment on a Non-Giveaway post on my blog and let me know which post
-Become a Blog follower- 2 EXTRA ENTRIES
If you do all of the above you will get 2 EXTRA ENTRIES for a total of 10 Entries!!
Please remember to either leave your email address or have it easily accessible on your blog so I have a way to contact you if you win.The giveaway will end on Monday, October 12th @ 11:59 pm EST. I will pick the 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!
Hint Hint to my husband: What a great gift to get your wonderful wife..hehe!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Congrats Kristi!!! You are the winner of the $50 Giftsin24.com Gift Certificate. I just sent you an email- please respond within 48 hours.
Thanks to everyone that entered this wonderful giveaway. Still want to win a Gift Certificate from Giftsin24.com?- get all the details here. Enjoy!
Get a FREE sub at Quiznos when you buy another sub of equal or greater value. You also need to purchase a regular drink. Get your coupon here.
This is a great deal, as when I go with my husband we usually purchase one drink and share it.
Coupon is good through 10/12/09..Enjoy!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Football season is here!!! T.G.I. Friday's is giving away six free buffalo chicken wings to each guest that sits at the bar to watch certain football games. They should do it for Gators games, but they already have their days set. Head out to Friday's tonight for your free wings. Also this weekend on Sunday (9/13) and Monday (9/14). Get all the details here. Enjoy!
Wedding Tip #14- Gifts for your wedding party. Weddings cost a lot, and the more people in your wedding party, the more expensive it is. I'm not really sure where the tradition of gifts for your wedding party started, but it is a nice gesture.
For your girls- make them gifts that are personal and that they can use again. You can make them picture frames and paint it in your wedding colors. Then you can give each a wedding picture of the bride and all the maids after the big day. They will have this frame forever and will always remember your special day.
For your guys- I have had friends that bought all their groomsmen ties. You can go to a store like TJ Maxx and find discounted ties(it might be hard to find more than 3 or 4 that match, so check around town at all the TJ Maxx's. ). Another idea, that is a little pricey if you have a big wedding party- engraved cufflinks .
For the little ones in your wedding- Check out the cute picture frames for kids from: magic pumpkin art. Also, there are great teddy bears from The Rosemary Company.
And don't forget about your wonderful parents: Check out the great Handkerchief's from Molly and Mom.
Keep your gifts simple, because your wedding party really adds up before you know it. Enjoy!
Here is a heads up from Carvel. On Sept. 24th, guests can enjoy a FREE Oreo Lil' Rounders from 3pm-7pm for Customer Appreciation Day.
These look super yummy and what could be better than rich creamy vanilla soft serve ice cream sandwiched between two Oreo wafers.
I'll remind you next week..Enjoy!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Good Neighbor Day is tomorrow(9/9) and you can pick up a FREE bouquet of flowers from FTD. Find a florists near you that is participating.
Did you know FTD is a wedding florist as well? Check out all their centerpieces here. They look very nice, but seem a little pricey to me. Looks like the average centerpiece is $100 each. Enjoy!
Stop by Giftsin24.com to enter their "Name Our Blog Contest". They are looking for a new name for their blog and need your help. The winner will receive a $250 Gift Certificate to Giftsin24.com.
I currently have a giveaway going on from Giftsin24.com for a $50 Giftsin24.com gift certificate here, so make sure you check it out if you haven't already. Giveaway ends 9/11...Enjoy!
Monday, September 7, 2009
My husband and I stopped in to Chick-fil-A for our FREE Chicken Sandwiches for lunch. I had a coupon for a FREE Iced Tea( from a contest at our local mall where there was a spin the chicken wheel). So we ended up just buying a Small Fry to share. The place was packed, but the service was still excellent as always. Yummy and there were TONS of Gator fans!!!
Next we stopped in to Walgreens for a FREE Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner Starter Kit. Here is how to get yours:
Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner Starter Kit: $9.99
Use this $7 off coupon. Then receive $3 back in Register Rewards. Which makes it FREE. I would get yours early before they run out. They had 3 at my store(2 now!!). We use this kit in one of our bathrooms and love it. Now we have another for our second shower.Enjoy!
Happy Labor Day- Remember: If you wear a sports team logo of any kind to Chick-fil-A from 10:30 a.m. until close TODAY, you'll get a free chicken sandwich.
Have you done the Chicken Wave yet? Check out how to get TWO FREE Chicken Sandwiches here.
I'll be wearing my GATOR gear..Enjoy!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Let me first start off by letting you know I had the most AMAZING day yesterday.
As you know, Kmart had double coupons once again yesterday. My husband was not interested in taking me over there as it is not a close drive(read about my last trip here). I convinced him we would be in that area in the morning and can stop in( I said I would be quick). So we did our other errands in the morning and then got to Kmart around 12:45pm. We started doing some shopping,but most of the good stuff( the items that would be FREE) were gone. Then over the loud speaker the manager says" Blue light special: ALL Patio furniture 90% off for 1 hour Only". We heard this and my husband was interested to see what they had. So I continues shopping and he headed over to the garden center. He called my cell a minute later and said "You need to come over here NOW- there are some great sets". There were two FULL Sets as well as tons of other Patio Pieces.I rushed over( as well as a few other couples in the store). We were the third in line to speak with the manager on picking what set we wanted. OK 90% OFF- YES, 90% OFF the original price. We ended up with the Martha Stewart Costa Mesa Patio Set.
We were able to buy 6 chairs, the table and umbrella. We also bought two matching lounge chairs and two end tables. Now, I was not planning to spend a lot on Patio Furniture, but 90% off. Once we figured out what 90% off came out to- WE WERE SHOCKED. The table was originally $179.99, now I did the math in my head and was like "NO WAY THIS TABLE IS ONLY $17.99". The manager could not even believe it as we were ringing up.
There were 3 other families that got the same deal as us. One of the other families said they read about the 90% off deal and that's what brought them over. We had no idea, that is what makes this deal even better. My husband is not a Kmart lover, but I think I changed his mind =)
Our Total was $85 for EVERYTHING. This is a BRAND NEW set, if you look on-line, The 6 chairs are on sale alone for $126. I think we got the deal of the MONTH. Right place, Right time. This "blue-light" special was only for an HOUR, so we definitely got very lucky.
P.S.- I did get to finish my double coupon shopping, but only bought about 10 items!
Then of course last night ended with a BIG GATOR FOOTBALL WIN.
I hope everyone is having a FANTASTIC LONG WEEKEND, I know I sure am. Enjoy!
If your shopping this weekend at the mall, Print this EXPRESS COUPON. The coupon is good for $10 off $20, or $20 off $60.
If you are buying a few items (Your totals over $40 and shopping with others) then I would suggest using the $10 off $20 twice, rather than the $20 off $60. Enjoy!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Here are a few of my favorites:
Borders has done it again with a FREE small coffee and there is also a 40% off coupon when you purchase a book through September 7th.
Click here to print your coupon for 40% off the list price of any one book. You need to be a Borders Rewards Members to use these coupons- but membership is FREE. Sign up here.
How about a FREE small coffee while you are shopping for your book?? Get the details and print your coupon here. Enjoy!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
This week's wedding tip is for all the grooms out there: Make sure to get your soon to be wife a small gift on your wedding day. By small, I do mean small. Write her a poem, a picture frame for her to put in a wedding picture, a piece of jewelry or even a simple card. All brides look forward to that small gift from their grooms that day as they get ready.
Brides know the tradition to give a gift to their future husbands, so I dont think the ladies need help on this one.
The best way to exchange gifts is the night before, and let them know not to open until the wedding morning. Or, you can have your maid of honor and best man help in the gift exchange.
The card my husband gave me on my wedding day I will cherish forever and he signed it "Love, Your soon to be Husband". It made me light up.
If you missed last weeks wedding tip- check it out here. Enjoy!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I have been using one this last week and I love the scent(it is called "possibilities"). They are the perfect size and I have been getting tons of compliments.
I hope you enjoy Kathy, I just emailed you. Please respond within 48 hours and I will mail you your perfume.
Click here to see last months winner and get details on how to win the monthly giveaway. Good luck.
Also remember to check out my latest giveaways going on now:
$50 Gift Certificate to Giftsin24.com- ends 9/11!
5 FREE Regal Movie Tickets- ends tomorrow!
Last week I was very sad that Arby's was ending their FREE FOOD WEDNESDAY, but guess what?? They extended it through September.
Here is the September list:
September 2 - Get Free Swirl Shake with sandwich purchase
September 9 – Free Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase
September 16 – Free Regular Sidekickers with sandwich purchase
September 23 – Free Roastburger with soft drink purchase
September 30 – Free FruiTea with sandwich purchase
Go out and get your Shake Today!! Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
If you haven't signed up for the Boston Market VIP Club, sign up here and once you sign up you will get a $3 off coupon on your next purchase. Check your email for this great 50% off offer once you sign up. Enjoy!
I am a basic cook, so I like easy recipes. Do you have ingredients in your fridge and you are just not sure what you can make with them? Betty Crocker has made it easy with the Easy Meal Finder-you can enter in up to 3 ingredients that you have handy and recipe ideas will pop up. I entered chicken and rice and I got the chicken rice skillet recipe.
|1||tablespoon vegetable oil|
|1 1/4||pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces|
|1||tablespoon margarine or butter|
|1||bag (1 pound) frozen broccoli, red peppers, onions and mushrooms, thawed|
|2||cups uncooked instant rice|
|1||cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)|
|In a 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink in center.|
|Add water and margarine; heat to boiling. Stir in vegetables, rice, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cheese; remove from heat. Cover and let stand about 5 minutes or until water is absorbed.|
Total cook time is 20 minutes..I can't wait to try it this week. I need to get some vegetables and shredded cheese at Publix today. I will most likely buy Fresh Vegetables since I will be shopping already. Enjoy!