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Monday, January 31, 2011

Celebrity Engagement

Remember the Spice Girls. WOW, I am dating myself now. Well "Baby Spice" Emma Bunton got engaged to her boyfriend of 10 years, Jade Jones. Jones proposed on Bunton’s 35th birthday. Sounds like the new trend is proposing on birthdays.

Bunton and Jones have a three-year-old son and they are expecting their second child in May. Congrats to them..Enjoy!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday Movie Reviwe: To Rent or Not to Rent

This week I got Wall Street Money Never Sleeps from the library. Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) is back for another round after his 15 years in prison. Jacob Moore (Shia LeBeouf) is the new main character who is making the big bucks. Shia was good, but not very believable that he is earning $1.5 million and living in a $6 million apartment. Turns out he is dating Gordon Gekko's daughter, Winney. Winney wants nothing to do with her father, but Jacob is looking to change that. Moral of the story is people never change. Spoiler: Winney has a "trust fund" overseas, and Jacob helps get her the money, only to have it taken back by Gordon. The movie does have a happy ending.

Wall Street Money Never Sleeps was not as good as the first movie, but it does depict the horrible events of Wall Street and the money crisis quiet well. Worth renting, but make sure you watch Wall Street first. Enjoy!

Friday, January 28, 2011

T.G.I. Fridays

Ready for the weekend???? Save $5 off your $15 or more purchase at T.G.I. FRIDAYS here. This coupon is good through 2/21/11- so you have plenty of time to have "date night". Enjoy!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Green Kangaroo Giveaway

The Green Kangaroo is there for all your invitation needs in 2011. If you recently got engaged over the holidays, now is the time to send out your Save The Dates. I love the Circles & Dots Photo Save-the-Date.
Check out all the great designs and ink colors for your wedding invitations. You can also order wedding programs and so much more from The Green Kangaroo.

As I mentioned in the past, TGK has the cutest note cards. Check out all the great note cards below along with their matching wedding stationery. One Lucky reader will win their own Note Card set (keep reading):
  • Floral Toile Notes - These come in light Navy ink on Antique White paper. QTY. 75 notes + coordinating antique white envelopes. Check out the matching invitation & save the date.
  • Magnolia Thank You Notes - These come in Plum ink on Champagne paper. QTY. 50 notes + coordinating cream envelopes. Check out the matching pocket invitation and save the date.
  • Cari Notes - These come in Harvest & Cranberry ink on Champagne paper. QTY. 50 notes + coordinating cream envelopes. Check out the matching: invitation, save the date, and program.

Now for the best part: The Green Kangaroo is offering one of my lucky readers their own set of note cards (from the 3 listed above).

How to enter: Take a look around The Green Kangaroo and let me know your favorite item or items! 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:

-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
-Subscribe to my blog
-Enter one of my other giveaways and let me know which one

The giveaway will end on Monday, February 14th@ 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 and a special thanks to The Green Kangaroo. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Lights can really add to your reception hall. There are hundreds of different lighting designs. You can have your monogram light up on the dance floor or even circling in lights around the room. How about adding colored lights to match your colors? Lighting fixtures and chandeliers really make a statement in a room.

Here are some great reception pictures from The Knot:


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Instant Wins and Sweepstakes Tuesday

You can never have enough milk. Head over to WHY MILK to enter for a chance to win a year’s worth of milk. You can enter every day through 2/9.

If you missed last week's sweepstakes- enter here to win a trip to the Super Bowl..Enjoy!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Celebrity Engagement

Celebrities are getting engaged way too soon after a divorce, first it was Kelsey Grammer and now Jesse James joins the list.

Jesse James and Kat Von D started dating last summer and his split from Sandra Bullock. He proposed over the weekend to Kat with a 4 carat ring from Neil Lane. Now, I don't know who has more tattoos, but this couple sure is wild. I can't even image what their wedding would be like. No wedding date has been set.

On a happier note, Jodie Sweetin(Stephanie on FULL HOUSE) got engaged during her 29th birthday bash last week. She has been dating Morty Coyle for the past two years and they have a daughter together. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

My $1 Deal

I am the girl who looses earring backs all the time. Luckily I don't lose my earrings, but the backs are always getting lost.

I was down to my last two backs out of ALL MY EARRINGS. Yes, I lost a lot of earring backs.

I decided to go to Claire's to see if they sell just earring backs. Of course they do, they sell 10 backs for $5.95. Now that is a lot of money for something I loose all the time!!

I started to think outside the box and noticed they had tons of clearance earrings- mostly holiday collection, but all the earrings come with backs. I found a pack of 3 pairs of earrings and each pair had two pairs of earring backs, except for one pair. The metal ones along with the plastic backs. So 3 pairs of earrings with 10 earring backs on clearance for $1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now all of you can see the deal in this one. What a BARGAIN and the earrings I can wear next holiday season. If you need some new earring backs or just want some cute holiday earrings for next year- head into Claire's for a great deal..Enjoy!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturday Movie Review: To Rent or Not to Rent

This week I got Easy A from the library. My husband watched it with me and we both enjoyed!

Emma Stone is fabulous and her enemy in the movie is Amanda Bynes. Both girls are great in high school movies. It reminded me of Mean Girls.

Not sure if you read the Scarlet Letter or just the cliff notes, but Emma started a rumor about herself. She is a clean cut high school student and uses the rumor mill to advance her social standings. She is the new "IT" girl. Emma makes some extra cash on the side by fibbing about her experiences. She documents it on the internet to share what "actually" happened. There are some great lines and Emma really is funny.

A worth wild rental or put it on your library list. Enjoy!

All Kellogg’s Cereal & Pop-Tarts 50% Off This Weekend at Publix!

If you need to stock up on cereal or pop-tarts, head into Publix and don't forget to bring your coupons. You can make this deal even sweeter but using coupons. Print a bunch of Kellogg's coupons here and start saving..Enjoy!

Friday, January 21, 2011

P. F. Chang's: Dinner for 2

If you are looking for a great date night this weekend, head on into P.F.Chang's. You can enjoy a four-course meal for two for $39.95.

You each get a soup, share an appetizer, get your own entree and own mini-dessert!!! Check out the menu here.

What a great deal and their food is really good. Call your local restaurant to check their price and make sure it is available at your location.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Snapfish: FREE 8×11 Photobook

I love sharing photobook deals with you, especially if you recently had your wedding- these photobooks make great gifts for family.

Snapfish has a deal when you use coupon code: SOAPBOOK at checkout, you can get a FREE Linen Covered Classic 8X11 Photobook. You just need to pay shipping ~$6.99.

This deal is good through 1/22, so start looking through your photos. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

FREE Best of Betty Crocker 2010 Cookbook

I have been enjoying all these great FREE cookbooks online. I just pull them up and try to put a meal together. There is a FREE Best of Betty Crocker 2010 cookbook online. Check it out here.

The cheesecake pancakes look AMAZING. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Instant Wins and Sweepstakes Tuesday

There are some AWESOME sweepstakes to enter this week:

Get more organized in the new year. Enter a Flawless Home Sweepstakes for a chance to win professionally designed and organized closets as well as free housecleaning service. Ends 2/16. What a dream!!

Enter to win the $5,000 Best You Shopping Spree Sweepstakes here and you'll also receive their newsletter on tips to eat healthy, be healthy and stay healthy. Enjoy!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Game Night

On Saturday we had a "Game Night" with 3 other couples. It was so much fun and our friends had Trivial Pursuit Digital Choice. We had a blast and I love finding great games to play with friends. You can score the Trivial Pursuit Digital Choice on Amazon for $10.99- that is a 78% SAVINGS!!! This would make a great gift as well. Enjoy!

Celebrity Wedding

I am always taking about the deals you can find on wedding dresses at David's Bridal and Alfred Angelo, and it looks like DeAnna Pappas took my advice =)

If you are currently watching the Bachelor with Brad Womack, then you know who DeAnna Pappas is. It took her awhile to find LOVE, but she is planning her wedding now with Stephen Stagliano.

DeAnna is planning to wear a princess dress from Alfred Angelo. The Disney Fairy Tale Weddings collection, which ranges from $599-$1,199 and is available in stores now, is inspired by seven iconic Disney Princess characters: Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White and Tiana. Check out the full collection here...Enjoy!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Free Blockbuster Express Rental

If you are going to be at Publix over the weekend, you can pick up a FREE Movie rental. Enter the coupon code ESU11B when you check out at a Blockbuster Express kiosk(inside Publix). Look for the "promo code" button on the checkout screen before you search for your movie. This code expires on 1/18. Remember, you can get one FREE rental per credit card. Enjoy!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Stayfree:BOGO FREE

If you need to stock up for your time of the month, there are some great coupons for Stayfree. You can print a coupon for Buy 1 Get 1 Free HERE (explorer) or HERE (firefox).

There is also a coupon for $1 off 1 Stayfree product HERE and HERE. Use this on your "buy one" product, then get the second product for free. Next week they are on sale at Walgreens and there is also a $1 off coupon in this month Publix coupon flyer.

You can get some really cheap deals with these coupons. You can save the most money by stocking up and then when you need them, you are not paying full price. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Betty Crocker eCookbook

I am not a big cookbook girl, but I do love easy recipes. There is a new eCookbook from Betty Crocker of Soups, Stews and Chilies. The pictures are making me hungry.

Soup is a great filling and healthy lunch. I like to make a pot and eat it for a few days. Check out the FREE eCookbook here..Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Barnes and Noble Gift Card Giveaway

I was cleaning this past weekend and found this Barnes and Noble $50 Gift Card in the bottom of a draw. I immediately called the # on the back and the card still had $50. I remember getting the gift card from a friend after I graduated college, but I am not that much of a bookstore reader. As you know, I love the library. So I am giving away my gift card to one lucky reader.

I just picked up from the library: I Do, Now What? Secrets, Stories, and Advice from a Madly-in-Love Couple by Giuliana and Bill Rancic
I just started watching their reality show and had to get the book. I think Bill is great and Giuliana is growing on me. Have you read this book yet?

Now for a great giveaway for one of my lucky readers: The $50 Barnes and Noble Gift Card.

How to enter: Let me know what great book you are reading or what you would buy with the gift card. Is there a great wedding book you want to splurge on?

How to get extra entries:
-Post about this giveaway on your blog, linking back to Saving Money for a Wedding
-Grab my blog button for your blog or become a Blog follower
-Subscribe to my blog
-Leave a comment on a non-giveaway post and let me know which post

The giveaway will end on Wednesday, February 2nd @ 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 for checking out my blog. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Instant Wins and Sweepstakes Tuesday

If you have a Publix near by, this is a GREAT Sweepstakes for you. You can WIN groceries for a YEAR or a trip to the Super Bowl.

This sweepstakes take about 5 minutes to enter. Just call 1-888-786-0797 and leave the requested information. Listen carefully, they will ask you to say and spell your name and address. Sweepstakes goes from: 12/27/10 – 2/6/11 (1/16 for Grand Prize)

Grand prize: 1 of 5 Trip for four (4) to Super Bowl XLV
First Prize: 1 of 5 FREE groceries for a year prizes (52 $100 Publix gift certificates)
Second Prize: 1 of 1890 $50 Publix Gift Certificates

There is a limit of one entry per person. Good Luck and let us know if you win. I would love to win groceries for a YEAR..Enjoy!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Celebrity Engagement

Prince William and Kate Middleton have less than four months to go before their April 29 wedding. Last Wednesday details on their wedding were released.

Their ceremony will be at Westminster Abbey officiated by three different clergymen: the Dean of Westminster will conduct the service, the Archbishop of Canterbury will preside over the vows, and the Bishop of London will give the address.

The ceremony will be followed by a private dinner and dance at Buckingham Palace for close friends and family hosted by the Prince of Wales.

The couple have been dating for nine years after meeting as students at St Andrews University. Security is already planning for the wedding- this one is going to be big. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Saturday Movie Review: To Rent or Not to Rent

This week finally eclipse came in at the library for me...YEAA!! I am not a big twilight junky, but I do enjoy the movies. I haven't read any of the books yet(I know..I Know)...So you are wondering what I thought of the movie?

I wasn't too impressed. There wasn't as much action in the movie as I thought. Eclipse was more about Jake and Edward fighting over Bella. The ware wolfs and vampires come together in this movie. I wasn't a fan, hope the next one keeps my attention. Not worth renting in my eyes.Enjoy!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Pick your Bouquet

What did you pick for your wedding bouquet? Your bouquet is in most of your pictures and can really represent you. You can add jewels, charms and bling to your bouquet.

Here are some of the hottest trends on The Knot: Which would you pick:

I love flowers, they smell wonderful and really can brighten your day. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Hope is the winner of the $20 Bonus Gift Card Giveaway. Your gift cards are in the mail.

Thanks to everyone that entered and check back next week for another great Gift Card Giveaway. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I know you all love restaurant deals and here is a great one to start the New Year. Print a coupon here for $5 off your $15 or more purchase at TGI FRIDAYS .This coupon is good through January 13, 2011. That means you have this weekend to plan a "date night". Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

FREE Swiss Miss

There is a great new coupon for $2 off any Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa. With the cold weather upon us, this is the perfect time to stock up.

You should be able to find Swiss Miss at Walmart, Target and Publix for under $2 a box. This means FREE Swiss Miss for you. You can print two coupons per computer- these prints will go fast. Print your coupon here. Enjoy!

Instant Wins and Sweepstakes Tuesday

Enter the "Red Dress Awards" Sweepstakes here. Ends 2/28.

Love jelly beans and cupcakes? Are you creative in the kitchen...Decorate a cupcake with Jelly Belly jelly beans for a chance to win $10,000. Enter here.

Need a new sound system for the New Year. You have a chance to win a BOSE Multimedia speaker system from Pazsaz Entertainment. Enter here.

Good luck....Enjoy!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Celebrity Engagements

It has been a great week for engagements: Two BIG Celebrities got engaged right before the New Year:

Reese Witherspoon got engaged to Jim Toth over the holidays. He proposed with a rare 4-carat Ashoka diamond engagement ring set on a pave band. They have been dating about a year. No wedding date set yet!

Leann Rimes got engaged to Eddie Cibrian. He proposed with an oval shaped 5-carat engagement ring. How exciting for the couple to start the New Year off right.


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Holiday Gift Card Bonus Giveaway ENDS Tonight!

You still have some time to enter. Giveaway ends TONIGHT. Enter here..Enjoy!