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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Jewelry Stylist Review and Giveaway

For all my new readers, if you have not heard about Jewelry Stylist you have been missing out. Jewelry Stylist is your go to jewelry site for all the latest in wedding jewelry. Jewelry Stylist offers FREE personal jewelry consulting by Erica Jill.

Last year I reviewed some beautiful jewelry from Jewelry Stylist here and here. Erica Jill offered wonderful advice for my wedding as well. Even your simplest question she is there to answer. You can spend hours on JewelryStylist.com as there are just so many gorgeous pieces for you and your bridesmaids, as well as the mother of the bride and great jewelry for your little black dress.

I was recently sent this Fun and Flirty White Pearl 60" Necklace with Ribbon. This is such an adorable necklace and can be worn many different ways. There are also 6 different ribbon colors you can order with it.

Now a days, many brides are incorporating a coordinating sash into their perfect white dress to accent their wedding colors- now you can also have the perfect pearl necklace to match. This is also the perfect necklace for your bridesmaids as they can wear it is a doubled or even tripled with their accent bow to match.

This white pearl necklace is 60"s total length, but can be worn as a single strand, double strand or even triple strand. I love the triple strand look on myself, and the necklace is well-made and adding your perfect ribbon color makes it very unique. Sure, we all have a pearl necklace, but you can wear this necklace over and over again and it feels like a new necklace every time.

Now I know you all love this necklace as much as me, so Jewelry Stylist is offering one of my lucky readers their own Fun and Flirty White Pearl 60" Necklace with their choice of ribbon color.

How to Win: Leave a comment letting me know how you plan to wear this necklace (1,2 or 3 strands) and which color ribbon you would pick if you win.

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:

-List another piece of jewelry that you like from Jewelry Stylist.
-Become a Blog follower
-Post about this giveaway on your blog, linking back to Saving Money for a Wedding.
-Add my blog button/ 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 Wednesday, March 17th @ 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 thank you for stopping by...Enjoy!

Disclosure: I was provided with free products from Jewelry Stylist and all opinions are my own.

Redbox FREE Movie

You can get a FREE 1 night movie rental from Redbox using coupon code: V7J6D4V.

This code is valid through 3/14/10.

Remember when I did my movie review on Everybody's Fine- well this great movie is now on DVD. Pick it up FREE for the night with the above code. Read my review here..Enjoy!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Walgreens 7 Days of Photo Deals: Day 7

What a great week of Walgreens photo deals. I hope you all got your FREEBIE 8x10 photo on Thursday.

Today is the Last Day of Photo Deals and it is a great one too. Get $0.10 prints on your 4x6 print order. No Minimum. Print your in-store coupon here. Enjoy!

Duck Fest TODAY

Remember last year when I mentioned I want to the Duck Fest Derby. Well today is Duck Fest Derby again in South Florida. The pictures above are from last year, so I will be sure to report back how today goes. If you are in South Florida, head on down to the New River to see 20,000 rubber ducks cross the finish line. See all the details from last year here. This is a great charity event for Kids In Distress. Ducks can be “adopted” for $5 each by visiting KidsInDistress.org. Ducks are also available the day of the race. Enjoy!

Friday, February 26, 2010

COACH Outlet: Extra 20% off AGAIN

Get an EXTRA 20% off at the Coach Outlet through this weekend with your coupon here.

In the past I have mentioned how great the prices are at the Coach outlet and you can score great bridal party gifts- wristlets, handbags, keychains, wallets just to name a few.

Coupon good through 2/28..Enjoy!

Walgreens 7 Days of Photo Deals: Day 6

Wow- Day 6 already. Today's Walgreens deal is : 54% off Ink Cartridge Refills. Print your in store coupon here. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Limited- Tons of Coupons

The Limited has some HOT new coupons out. There are some really cute new tops I saw in store last weekend, using the 40% off coupon will make it a reasonable deal. Print your coupons here

Coupons include:

-50% off of a suit
-$30 off any dress
-40% off of a trench
-Buy one get one FREE accessories
-40% off a top


Thursday's Wedding Tip #36

I have a special treat for all my readers today. I was asked to write a guest post for my good friend Marcy over at The Frugal Kennedys. Check out my post over here and let her know you stopped by. Her blog is devoted to frugal living, shopping, coupons, freebies, product reviews & giveaways. Thanks Marcy for having me as a guest..Enjoy!

Walgreens 7 Days of Photo Deals: Day 5

Happy Thursday!!

Today is starting off as a great day at Walgreens. Today is Day 5 of their 7 Days of Photo Sale, and it is a FREEBIE.

Print your coupon here for a FREE 8X10 Print in store at Walgreens TODAY Only.

If you have a great engagement picture or wedding picture you have been meaning to get enlarged- take it in today..Enjoy!

P.S.- I have a special wedding tip feature for you all today. Check back soon..Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ruby Tuesday FREE Birthday Burger

Sign up for the Ruby Tuesday Birthday Club and get a FREE Burger for your birthday. The coupon they email you is for dine in or To-go!!

If it is not your birthday and you are craving Ruby Tuesday, you can get 25% off your entire check with this coupon. Enjoy!

Walgreens 7 Days of Photo Deals: Day 4

Today only get 50% off a photo canvas On-line at Walgreens.com, use coupon code: CANVAS

IN-store: $0.99 Film Developing.

Get more details on both offers here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Walgreens 7 Days of Photo Deals: Day 3

Today get 50% off 11X14 posters. Use coupon code: POSTERSIZE at checkout. Enjoy!


Hopefully you marked your calendars for today. You still have time to head into IHOP for a FREE Short Stack of Buttermilk Pancakes. Get there before 10pm tonight..Enjoy!

Publix Weekly Deals and MIR

I did a quick Publix trip today and actually did better than I expected.

I had my Publix Italian Days Coupon for $5 off $30.

My goal was to spend $30 and I got my total to $31.47. Then all my coupons. My total came to $10.38!!

Here are a few of my highlights:

-2 Muir Glen Tomato Sauce- $0.89/each. Used a $1 manufacturer coupon here and the $1/2 Publix coupon

-Classico Pasta Sauce BOGO FREE: $2.67 and used $1/2 here.

-Wish-Bone Dressing BOGO FREE 16 oz bottle: $2.97, used $1.50/2 from the 1/3 Redplum

-Kozy Shack Pudding- BOGO FREE: $2.99

-Nestle Coffee-mate Non-Dairy Creamer BOGO FREE (Chilled, Original, Low-Fat, or Fat Free, 32 oz bottle, excluding flavored creamers): $2.45. Used (2) $1 off here.

-Progresso Bread Crumbs BOGO FREE 15 oz canister: $1.95- I found a Mail In Rebate Form right next to the shelf. So I will be mailing in my receipt for $1.95 back (So I got TWO FREE cans)

Keep an eye out for the Bread Crumbs Rebate form. It is good through 4/15/2010. Enjoy!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Michaels Weekly BONUS coupons

Hopefully you saved yesterday's Michaels craft ad. There are 9 BONUS Coupons on the back.

Michaels is a great place to pick up wedding supplies for many DIY projects.

They have everything you need to make your own wedding invitations, programs, bridal gifts, flowers, centerpieces and so much more. The BONUS coupons are good through Saturday, so you have plenty of time to head into your local store. Find your local Michaels store and see all their great specials here. Enjoy!

Walgreens 7 Days of Photo Deals: Day 2

Today's Deal is 40% off Digital Prints. Use coupon code: DIGITAL40 at checkout..Enjoy!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

e.l.f. Makeup Review

Makeup expenses really start to add up for all your wedding events, but not when you use e.l.f. cosmetics.

Here is some background on e.l.f. cosmetics:

"e.l.f. cosmetics is the premier retail source for all your makeup and beauty needs. Our products offer affordable and high quality design to enhance your natural radiance. e.l.f. cosmetics offers an entire line of luscious lip glosses, with various shades and styles to choose from, as well as intensive hydrating lipstick for long-lasting color and shine. Our natural Mineral Makeup will help you on your way to healthier glowing skin, while our bath and body product line - featuring Body Lotion, Hand Cream, Body Butter, Bath Gel, and more - will leave you feeling freshly pampered and pretty.Try our color-lock, chip resistant nail polish for an unforgettable shine. Our ergonomically designed makeup brushes are professionally tested to provide precision application of blush, bronzer, mascara or any other purpose. e.l.f.'s eyeshadow and eyeliner products can be combined to form your personal favorite look. In addition to our online store, check out eyeslipsface.com for professional makeup tips from our trained professional makeup artists."

I was sent a bunch of makeup from e.l.f. cosmetics to try out to see how it holds up. Here is what I tried:

Liquid eyeshadow- sultry satin #7401
Liquid Eyeliner-Black #4203

Lip Primer & plumper- Clear #82101
Concealer- Warm #6230
Bronzer- Warm #83701

I have been wearing the new makeup all week and love it all. I spent over $50 on my bronzer for my wedding and you can get this awesome bronzer from e.l.f for only $3. I like blending all 4 colors together for the perfect shade for my cheekbones. The Mineral concealer has an SPF of 15, which I always look for when I purchase makeup. You do need a brush to apply it, but it blended in really well with my skin tone.

I never used a lip plumper prior to my wedding and I really noticed a difference with the one from e.l.f. . My lips really looked fuller using the cinnamon scented plumper on top of my perfect lip color. The lip primer is key to having your lip color stay on all day and night. Having the primer and plumper in one stick makes it easier to carry both around. Yummy!!

Now for the eye shadow and liquid liner. I love to wear eye makeup, but sometimes it bothers my sensitive eyes. This was the first time I used liquid eye shadow and my eyes really shined. It was very easy to apply and had staying power. I do use an eye primer as well. I'm not usually that great at putting on liquid eyeliner, but the stick was very easy to use and helped me get a clean line. I was pleasantly surprised that I could apply the liquid liner in the time it takes to use an eye pencil. I don't think I will go back to an eye pencil now. It was the easiest liquid liner I have ever tried and I have got tons of compliments.

None of the products I tried bothered my skin, nor my eyes. Overall, I am impressed with all the wonderful products! All e.l.f. makeup is very affordable and if you like playing around with different shades and colors you can't go wrong with ordering from e.l.f. They have tons of colors. I think their makeup is great for everyday use as well as special events such as weddings. The makeup held up throughout the day. For your wedding day, I would still suggest hiring someone to help apply your makeup. Most makeup artists don't have all your shades and colors and they ask that you bring your own.Check out e.l.f. cosmetics to see all their great products as well as great specials they offer throughout the year.

Disclosure: I was provided with these free products from e.l.f. cosmetics and all opinions are my own...Enjoy!

Walgreens 7 Days of Photo Deals: Day 1

Walgreens is once again having wonderful photo deals all week long.

Check back everyday for 7 Days of Deals.

Today's deal is: Magazine Covers for $1.99. That is a 66% savings. Enter COVERIT at checkout..Enjoy!

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Remember to check "Mark Your Calendar" as today is FREE Pretzel Day at Auntie Anne's..Enjoy!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Origins: Free Mini-Facial This Weekend

Origins is offering a FREE Redness Relief Mini-Facial through Sunday.

You can also get a FREE 2-week supply of Dr. Andrew Weil cleanser with any skincare purchase.

Remember to bring in your old cosmetic tubes, bottles and jars for a FREE Sample as well. Get all the details here. Enjoy!

BORDERS- FREE small coffee

If you are planning on stopping into a Borders this weekend to read all the latest bridal magazines, you can get a FREE coffee or tea while you browse. I used to go with my girls and skim all the wedding magazines- its a great way to see what you like and then purchase the magazines that have the most to offer you and have pictures you plan to use for your wedding. No purchase is necessary for your FREE coffee or tea, but you need a Borders Reward card. You can sign up for your FREE Card here or pick one up in stores. Enjoy!

Yankee Candle $10 off $25

Yankee Candle is again offering $10 off $25. Print your coupon here. Stock up now on all the new Spring scents. I love walking into Yankee Candle and smelling all the hundreds of flavors. I love the scent Buttercream. If your store has holiday candles on clearance, this coupon can really help save you even more. Coupon good through March 13, 2010. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday's Wedding Tip #35

Happy Thursday!!!

Wedding tip # 35 is making your own cake on a budget using coupons. Think of how many cakes you eat during your wedding process- from your engagement cake, bridal shower cake, rehearsal dinner cake, etc.

Now what if you could make these smaller cakes yourself. I never thought of doing this until recently when a good friend of mine asked if I would help bake a cake for her bridal shower.

So I ended up buying good old Betty (Betty Crocker Cake Mix). Of course I looked for when it went on sale as well as paired it with coupons. There are some great new Betty Crocker coupons out here. The best is $0.75 off when you buy any flavor/variety Betty Crocker SuperMoist Cake Mix. You can find these mixes for about a $1 at Walmart.

Ok, so I am not saying to make your own wedding cake, but for all the smaller events leading up to your big day this is a great way to save some money and bond in the kitchen.

If you missed last week's wedding tip on engagement parties, check it out here...Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cupcake Wedding Cakes

Have you seen the latest trend in wedding cakes? Cupcake cakes!

Here are some from weddingchannel.com.

Have a wonderful Wednesday..Enjoy!

Tropicana Juicy Rewards

When I bought my Orange Juice last week, I noticed new cartons that said "Juicy Rewards" . I just checked out the Tropicana website and took a look around. I signed up and got 1 extra point for taking a survey. My juice cartons gave me 3 points each.

Sign up before February 19, and you'll automatically get a FREE BONUS POINT – worth up to $5 in savings. This is valid for new registrants only.

If you haven't heard of Juicy Rewards it's a new program that lets you save points from specially marked Tropicana products to earn fantastic savings on fun stuff like massages, fitness gear, water parks, golf, museums and so much more. Read more and sign up here..Enjoy!

Origins: Free Sample for Recycling

Now you can bring your empty cosmetic tubes, bottles and jars, etc. - regardless of brand - to your nearest Origins retail store or department store counter nationwide to get recycled properly.

Origins will give you a FREE sample of your choice of one of Origins high-performance skincare products to thank you for joining in their commitment to the environment. Get more details here...Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mark Your Calendar: FREE Pancakes

Mark Your Calendar:

On February 23rd from 7am until 10pm you can get a FREE Short Stack of Buttermilk Pancakes at IHOP. This deal is also Totally FREE, but IHOP asks that you consider making a donation to your local hospitals through the Children's Miracle Network. I like this deal as it lasts all day and their pancakes are delicious. This is IHOP's 5th year celebrating National Pancake Day.

Remember to check out all the other great "Mark Your Calendar" Deals on the left sidebar..Enjoy!

$5 Footlongs at Subway

Subway is once again offering ANY Regular Footlong for $5. I usually get a footlong and eat half for lunch and half for dinner. What a bargain and it is all fresh! I love the Subway Melt..Yummy. I know where I am heading for lunch today. Also enter here for a chance to win FREE Footlongs for a year....Enjoy!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Free Grand Slam on Your Birthday @ Denny's

Last week guests were invited in for a FREE Grand Slam, now Denny's is offering the deal all year on your birthday. Customers are invited to celebrate their birthdays with a Free Original Grand Slam meal at participating restaurants. Just show proof of ID to receive your FREE Grand Slam on your special day...Enjoy!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

I found this card for my husband and could not stop laughing. Very creative!!

Enjoy your Valentine's Day!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

And the WINNER is... Nicole

Congrats to Nicole from Seaside Smitten for winning the $50 Themed Wedding Invitation Gift Certificate from beachwedlockinvitations.com, westernwedlockinvitations.com and vegaswedlockinvitations.com. Enjoy!

P&G Coupon Book

There is a new P&G Coupon Book Mail in Rebate this year! All you have to do is purchase $50 worth of any P&G Products between February 1 and April 15, 2010. Then print your form and mail it in with your receipts. To get more details on the MIR, and to see what coupons will be in the booklet- check it out here. Enjoy!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Walgreens Friends and Family Day- Up to 20% off

Use this coupon for 15% off any items at Walgreens today, and if you buy a Walgreens brand product- you get 20% off!! Print your coupon here from Walgreens.

Here are the 3 best deals:

Buy 1 Dove Men Care Body Wash at $5.99($5.09 w/ 15% off), Get $5.99 Register Rewards
Use $1.50 off one Dove Men+Care body wash printable coupon
Free plus overage after coupon and Register Rewards

Walgreens Aluminum Foil- $0.59 w/ in ad coupon($0.47 w/ 20% off)

Orbits Gum Multi-pack $1.50 ( $1.27 w/ 15% off), then use this $1 off printable coupon= $0.27. That comes down to $0.09 a pack- WOW!!!