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Monday, June 29, 2009

Sweet Treat @ Target

I found a great deal @ Target tonight. They have mini Edy's ice cream tubs for $1.19. There is a Target coupon for $1 off Edy's ice cream. I am not sure if these are at all stores- but they are super cute and a great snack size. It is 1 serving size, so you don't feel bad eating the whole tub. I had the Vanilla Bean and my husband had Mint Chocolate Chip. So it cost us $0.19 for each ice cream.

My husband and I bought the ice cream and then were able to eat it in the snack bar area at Target. They had spoons there, so we did not make a mess in the car.

Print your Target coupon here. This coupon is good through 7/18/09 so you have many chances to use it. Enjoy!

Ben & Jerry's Thank Goodness It's Monday!

Remember to stop in to Ben & Jerry's for your "Sundaes on Mondays"..Enjoy!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Babies R Us Coupon

I know many of my readers have children, so I thought I would pass on this coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase at Babies R Us.

I actually had a baby shower to go to this weekend and used this coupon to purchase a present off their baby registry. Print your coupon here and the coupon is good through 7/21/09.

Remember to enter my $25 gift card wedding registry giveaway from Macys going on now. Enjoy!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Wedding Registry Giveaway

There are many great places to register for your wedding. You can register on weddingchannel.com for many stores. I love Macy's, Crate & Barrel and Bed Bath & Beyond. Check out all the stores here.

There are so many great items to register for. From kitchen items to dishes, bath towels and picture frames, you can register for it all.

I want to know what item you think is the BEST item on your wedding registry? What is that One Item you wish you Got?
* You do not need to be engaged to win- look around at any of the wonderful registry items and let me know what you think*
-I personally can't live without our Food Processor from Macy's. We love it and use it at least twice a week.

Now for the fun part. One lucky reader will win a $25 Macy's Gift Card.

Just leave a comment listing your favorite wedding registry item. (1 entry)

For more chances to win: (Each will give you one extra entry)

-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
-Become a Blog follower

The giveaway will end on Monday, July 13th @ 11:59 pm EST. I will pick the winner randomly and they will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email. Good Luck and thank you all for checking out my blog. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thursday's Wedding Tip #4

It's Thursday already, I wish it was Friday. One more day...

Wedding Tip #4- Make sure you give your wedding party and family members specific details about what you expect them to wear and where they can buy/rent their wedding attire. We used David's Bridal and Men's Wearhouse. Ladies should have their final fittings at least two weeks before the wedding and the men need to make sure to try on their Tux's when they pick them up three days before the BIG Day. My husband's shirt was not ordered correct- and this gave us enough time for them to re-order the correct shirt. They also do slight alterations for the men if needed- so make sure everyone picks up their Tux's on their own. You should designate one person to return all the Tux's the next day.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

And the WINNERS are...Valerie and Michele

Thank you to everyone that entered the ALM Designs Giveaway!

Valerie- forever..@yahoo.com is the winner of the ipod/iPhone case

and Michele= micaela..@msn.com is the winner of an applique.

Congrats ladies and I emailed you both.. Please respond to the winning email within 48 hours.

Thanks again to ALM Designs!! Enjoy!

Arby's FREE FOOD Wednesday

Remember today is FREE FOOD Wednesday @ Arby's. Check out the rest of the list:

June 24 – Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase

1 – Free Regular Beef ‘n Cheddar with any soft drink purchase
8 – Free Orange Cream Swirl Shake with any sandwich purchase
15 – Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
22 – Free Roastburger with any soft drink purchase
29 – Free Iced FruiTea with any sandwich purchase

5 – Free Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase
12 – Free Roast Chicken Club with any soft drink purchase
19 – Free Iced FruiTea with any sandwich purchase
26 – Free Regular Beef ‘n Cheddar with any soft drink purchase

Go get your FREE food..Enjoy!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Six Money Mistakes Newlyweds Make

There is a great Money article on MSN today about the "Six Money Mistakes Newlyweds Make".

They are:
1- Keeping Money Secret
2- Not having a Budget
3- Letting one of you take charge of all the finances
4- Having debt prior to the marriage
5- Not planning for an emergency
6- Sweating the Small Stuff

There is a great story about Sweating the Small Stuff, which had me cracking up since I shop like this wife- read on for a good laugh:

"Marriage is about compromises and simply letting some things slide. So she squeezes the toothpaste tube from the middle, and he doesn't put his socks in the hamper. Big deal. You'll both soon learn to pick your battles and save your energy for issues that really matter.

That goes for picking your money battles, too. I remember my first financial argument with my husband. We had been married two weeks, and we were doing our grocery shopping together. He wanted to buy the brand-name chocolate chips, and I felt strongly that we should save 75 cents and go with the off-brand chips. After a lengthy and heated exchange, we divided up the rest of the shopping list so we wouldn't have to look at each other for the rest of our outing. Then we drove home in a huff. Lesson learned: Never go grocery shopping when you're hungry, tired and irritable. Oh, wait. Financial lesson learned: Don't sweat the small stuff. Was the argument really worth 75 cents? No way."

Read the full article here on MSN.com

I sent this article to my husband and he already said to not worry about him ever buying a name-brand product, unless I have a coupon..We are off to a great marriage. Enjoy!

Ben & Jerry's Thank Goodness It's Monday!

Beginning today through the end of August (On Monday's Only), Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops around the nation are offering a "Sundaes on Mondays" promotion. If you purchase one of their sundaes, you'll get a second sundae of your choice for FREE. Make sure you mention this offer when you order. Get all the details here...Enjoy your "Sundaes on Mondays"!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Go Outback Tonight.. Happy Father's Day

My family is heading to Outback tonight for Father's Day. They have great meal deals going on tonight. There are 15 meals under $15. Get all the details here on how to get a $10 coupon off your next visit. Have a wonderful night..Enjoy!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Old Navy $2 Tank Tops TODAY ONLY

Run on over to Old Navy this morning to snag some women's and girl's tank tops for just $2 each. There are 50 color choices. Limit 5 per customer. Enjoy!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Happy Friday!

I am officially back from my Honeymoon. We had a wonderful time. I missed blogging, but enjoyed the outdoors and spending some quality time with my husband. Hope everyone had a wonderful week and HAPPY FRIDAY...Enjoy!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday's Wedding Tip #3

Hope everyone is having a great week so far. I love sharing my wedding tips with you, but if anyone would like to share, please email me: couponsrgreat1@gmail or leave your tip in the comments as I would love to hear from all of you.

Tip #3- There are ways to save money while planning your wedding, but PLEASE get your hair and makeup professionally done. It is worth every penny and your pictures will really shine.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Orange Julius-FREE 20 oz. Light Smoothie this Friday

Stop in to your local Orange Julius for a FREE 20 oz. Light Smoothie on Friday, June 19th with this coupon. Check out their website for more details- I love their site and their Smoothies. You can choose from 3 flavors:

  • Strawberry Delight
  • Tropical Sunlight
  • Berry-Pom Twilight

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

FREE DiGiorno Flatbread Melts

Last month if you didn't get to sign up for your FREE DiGiorno Flatbread Melt coupon- you can sign up here. Enjoy!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sears $50 Father's Day Rebate

Still looking for the perfect Father's Day Gift for your Husband or Father? Well Sears has a Father's Day Apparel Rebate where you can receive $50 rewards cash towards your future $50 purchase of Men's Apparel when you buy $50 of Men's Jeans or Pants. Check out all the details here . I plan on stopping in this week to pick up some pants for my Father (and maybe a pair for my husband). The best part is you can even submit your Rebate on-line @ www.sears.com/rebate. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

CVS FREE 8X10 photo

CVS Photo has a great offer where you can get a free 8x10 photo enlargement when you use the coupon code FREE8X10 and order through CVS Photo Center. Choose in-store pickup for free shipping. This offer is good through June 21, 2009.

You can also get 20 free prints when you create your new account on the CVS Photo Center site, and 30 more FREE prints when you add your ExtraCare card number to your account. So 50 FREE Prints TOTAL!

*You will receive an email with a link to activate your free prints.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Summer Movies $0.50

My niece will be spending a lot of time with me this summer and I found a great way to keep her entertained each week. Starting June 16th through August 19th- Cinemark theaters will be offering $1 family friendly movies twice a week. The deal gets better by being able to purchase all ten movies for only $5- making each movie $0.50. Here is the list of locations and see below for the movie schedule..Enjoy!

Scheduled Movies:

  • June 16 & 17 - Igor
  • June 23 & 24 - Spongebob Squarepants
  • June 30th & July 1 - Veggie Tales: The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything
  • July 7 & 8 - Curious George
  • July 14 & 15 - Nanny McPhee
  • July 21 & 22 - The Tale of Despereaux
  • July 28 & 29 - Madagascar 2
  • August 4 & 5 - Space Chimps
  • August 11 & 12 - Fantastic Four 2
  • August 18 & 19 - Horton Hears a Who

Friday, June 12, 2009

Free Chocolate Fridays continue

Remember every Friday through September the first 250,000 people to register here will receive a coupon for a free chocolate candy from the Mars Company. My favorite is Twix!!! This started back in May, and it looks like you can win up to 4 candy bars per household during the promotion. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thursday's Wedding Tip #2

I know everyone is sitting on edge waiting for my wedding tip this week...

Tip# 2- Make sure you do a rehearsal the night before the wedding to make sure your wedding party knows how to walk in and where to stand. I even had a relative coordinate our rehearsal which lifted the weight off of me.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

T.G.I. Fridays BOGO FREE entree

Another T.G.I. FRIDAYS coupon is out. Take this coupon in for a BOGO FREE Entree. Coupon is good through June 22nd. I love the Jack Daniels chicken- YUMMY!! April was the wonderful 1 cent appetizers and $1 Entree deal. I can't wait to see what other deals they have this summer...Enjoy!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Bath & Body Works Semi Annual Sale and Coupons

Bath & Body Works is having its Semi-Annual Sale now and here is a great coupon for $10 off $40...Time to stock up and also find a nice present for Dad..Enjoy!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Bass Pro Shops- FREE Family Summer Programs

Every Saturday and Sunday through July 5, 2009, Bass Pro Shops around the country are offering free Family Summer Activities every weekend. What a treat and its all FREE. Check out all the details here, looks like some activities are limited at some locations, but it is worth checking out..Enjoy!

Friday, June 5, 2009

FREE scoop tomorrow @ Friendly's

Friendly's is offering a FREE single scoop cone or dish of ice cream to celebrate Free Ice Cream Day tomorrow. Check out all the details here. It is only being offered at participating locations, so make sure to call your local store.

There is also a $9.99 complete Meal Deal they are offering now- their website is making me hungry!

Also, you can sign up to be a New Best Friend of Friendly's and you will get a free 3-scoop sundae with the purchase of any adult entree just for signing up as well as birthday offers for you and your family.Enjoy!

Happy Friday!

Here is another segment of...How the Fight Got Started. If you missed last week's, check it out here!

I tried to talk my wife into buying a case of Miller Light for $14.95. Instead, she bought a jar of cold cream for $7.95. I told her the beer would make her look better at night than the cold cream. And that's how the fight started.

Have a wonderful day..Enjoy!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

ALM Designs Review and Giveaway

I found another wonderful Etsy store that specializes in iPod Touch/iPhone cases and Appliques. All the designs are unique and wonderful. ALM Designs sent me this wonderful case and it is adorable. I just love PINK and the stitching is perfect. The inside of the case has a felt lining to protect your iPod/iPhone. Your iPod/iPhone is in good hands while in your purse or at the gym or while running around town. ALM Designs is happy to do wholesale orders for bridesmaid gifts and any special occasions. These would make an adorable gift and you can even match your wedding colors.

I love this blue case as well. Theses cases will make a statement wherever you go and you can stock up to match your outfits. These chic cases also have a small slit in the bottom so you can plug in your earphones. There is also a ribbon to keep the case closed in your bag.

How cute is this crown iron on applique? All you have to do is iron it on to your favorite shirt and you have an adorable look. This is my favorite applique. Check out all the wonderful applique designs that ALM Designs has to offer here.

ALM Designs has generously offered to give one of my lucky readers an iPod/iPhone case of their choice from the store and another lucky reader will win their favorite applique.

How the giveaway will work: I will pick two winners, the first winner will win the iPod/iPhone case of their choice and the second winner will get to choose their applique.

How to enter: Take a look around ALM Designs and let me know what item you love. Then come back here and leave a comment. This question must be answered to gain an entry in 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.
-Email 5 friends about this giveaway (make sure you include myself: couponsrgreat1@gmail.com)
-Grab my blog button for your blog
-Become a Blog follower- 2 EXTRA ENTRIES

The giveaway will end on Monday, June 22nd @ 11:59 pm EST. I will pick TWO winners randomly and will send them an email. The winners have 48 hours to respond to the winning email. Good Luck and thank you all again for checking out my blog. Enjoy!

And the WINNER is...Pamela

Congrats Pamela (cheergirl) you are the winner of the Label Maker Giveaway!!

I just sent you an email, please respond within 48 hours.

Thanks to everyone that entered...Enjoy!

And the WINNER is...Genna

Sorry for the delay, but Genna is the winner of the May Monthly Surprise giveaway. This months surprise is $100 in coupons. Genna, I sent you an email- please respond within 48 hours, congrats!!

Thursday's Wedding Tip #1

Well Brides to Be.....I am officially MARRIED now and would love to share all my great tips with you. I think a weekly tip will work best (Thanks to Tina's idea).

Tip #1- Make sure you set an exact time for your vendors to show up. Get it in writing. At my wedding- ALL my vendors showed up ahead of schedule and had their party faces on!!


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sonic FREE Root Beer Float- Tonight 8pm- Midnight

Sonic will be giving away free Root Beer Floats to all customers tonight from 8:00 p.m. until midnight. Get all the details here. As always, call your local store first to make sure they are participating.. Enjoy!

Happy Wednesday!

Hope everyone is having a great week. There is always light at the end of the tunnel...Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Wedding Gift Bags

Drum Roll Please....Gift Bags came out lovely. All my hard work paid off!!!
We wrapped up our welcome letters and they were a hit!

The finished products!!

I also added directions on how to get to the wedding from the hotel- a nice added touch just in-case our guests forgot to bring the pretty directions from the invitation.Enjoy!

Bonus Pretzel

Pretzelmaker® / Pretzel Time® will be offering all customers a FREE pretzel when you purchase three other pretzels now through July 27. Yes, you do have to purchase three- but if you have alot of mouths to feed- it makes the deal a little sweeter and who doesn't love a BONUS. Check out all the details here and also sign up for their fan club for some other great deals in your inbox...Enjoy!