Saturday, February 28, 2009
All these dresses can easily be worn again. I would be VERY happy to wear any of these beautiful dresses as a bridesmaid. Enjoy!
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
Friday, February 27, 2009
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
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
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
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
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!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
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.
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
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:
First Dance- Our wedding song
Wedding Party Song
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
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
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!
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
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
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!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
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
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
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!
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!
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
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
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
Thursday, February 5, 2009
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!