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January 31, 2011

QVC Valentine's Day jewelry with prices you'll love

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QVC.com has some great sterling silver jewelry on clearance that would make wonderful gifts for Valentine's Day. All of these heart-shaped selections in earrings and necklaces are offered for under $20.

Love this Sterling Silver Pave Swarovski Crystal Heart Ring, right, for $14.64. These Sterling Heart Dangle "Love" Earrings are $16.29 and the Earth Smart Sterling Heart Swirl Pendant on an 18-inch chain is $17.50. The Sterling Infinite Love Earrings by Steven Lavaggi are $18.48. I especially liked the Sterling Organic Heart Pendant for $19.96.

Click here to browse all the clearance jewlery, including more expensive options not mentioned here.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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See all 2011 Best Picture Oscar Nominees at AMC Theatre event

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Watch all 10 Oscar contenders for the 2011 Best Picture on the big screen during AMC Theatres' Best Picture Showcase on Feb. 19 and 26. Watch five Oscar-nominated films each Saturday in marathon screenings in Miami and Orlando.

Here's the schedule:

Starting at 11 a.m. on Feb. 19: "Toy Story 3," "127 Hours," "The Kids Are All Right," "True Grit" and "The Fighter."

Starting at 11 a.m. on Feb. 26: "Winter's Bone," "Black Swan," "Inception," "The Social Network" and "The King's Speech."

The screenings will be held at AMC Sunset Place 24 in South Miami and at AMC Downtown Disney 24 in Orlando.

The two-day pass costs $60 and you'll also get $20 in AMC gift cards for use at the concession stand divided between the two dates. A one-day pass is $35 good on either day and includes a $10 AMC gift card.

Tickets go sale at noon Monday, Jan. 31.

Click here for the deal.

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Super Bowl party savings: $7 off at HoneyBaked Ham

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If you're planning a party on Super Bowl Sunday, this coupon for $7 off at Honey Baked Ham could come in handy. It's good on any purchase of $45 or more.

The spiral-sliced ham is delicious and makes feeding a crowd a snap so you can get out of the kitchen and enjoy the big game.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Feb. 6.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Buy one cone, get one free from Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream

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Baskin-Robbins is offering a buy one, get one free coupon on any cone (excluding waffle cones) to celebrate its 2 million fans on Facebook.com.

Click here to get the coupon. It expires on March 5. Be sure you're logged into Facebook.com.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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January 30, 2011

Free candle from Bath & Body Works through Sunday

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Bath & Body Works is offering a free 1.5 ounce candle valued at $3.50 with a coupon on its Facebook fan page. The coupon is good through Sunday, Jan. 30, and there's no purchase necessary.

Choose either Island Colada or Pink Sangria from the new Escape Home frangrance Collection.

This line is yummy. I bought three of these for $5 of them last week in the Sparkling Mojito scent.

Click here for th deal. The coupon will only display and print using Internet Explorer. It won't display in Safari and Firefox.

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January 29, 2011

Pick your own produce, sunflowers at Bedner's Farm in Boynton Beach

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Today's going to be gorgeous out so why not spend some time outdoors plucking tomatoes and strawberries right out of the field or cutting yourself a cheerful bouqet of orange and yellow sunflowers at Bedner's Farm in Boynton Beach.

Besides offering U-pick, this 80-acre working farm grows most everything showcased in its newly built, clean and bright Farm Fresh Market. Fruit and veggies come right out of the fields out back and go into your basket and then onto your table. The Bedner's also offer tractor rides, homemade ice cream and hot-off-the-grill BBQ on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays, too.

There were plants, geraniums, herbs and orchids for sale for an amazing four for $20, too.

Bedner Farms is a special place, one of the few family farms in operation in South Florida. Let the kids get acquainted with farm life and kick up their heels playing on the wide lawn while you chow on lunch from Porky & Beth's BBQ that you can enjoy in the new 2,000-square-foot Tiki hut.

I had the pleasure of meeting Charlie, Steve and Bruce Bedner yesterday. Charlie showed me the 10 acres of strawberries and plucked gorgeous vine-ripeded tomatoes right off the plant and cut me a giant sunflower, too. There are two sunny varieties growing in a wide field that's sure to put a smile on your face.

Market hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The fields are closed on Tuesdays. They offer field trips, too.

Bedner Farm is located at 12033 State Road 7 in Boynton Beach. The tomato field is open but the strawberries are ripening and may not be ready. Call 561-733-5490 for U-pick availability.

Visit Bedners.com for more information.

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Coupon: Free waffle at Waffle House

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Kick off the weekend with a free waffle from Waffle House. The coupon's good for any variety on the menu. Since the coupon doesn't expire until March 1, you could get up to 32 free waffles with this offer!

Click here for the deal.

P.S. If you want to keep it light, here's a coupon for a free Bagel Thin and Light Schmear with drink purchase at Einstein Bros. Bagels. It's only 225 calories.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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January 27, 2011

Coupon: Free Wendy's Natural-Cut Fries

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Try Wendy's Natural-Cut Fries With Sea Salt for free with a coupon. Hit the back button and print a second.

Click here for the coupon. It expires Feb. 26. Don't wait. They will go fast.

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Sweet Valentine's Day sale: Save up to 60 percent at Godiva.com

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With Valentine's Day just around the corner, here's a super sweet a way to give the best and save some cash, too.

Godiva Chocolatier is having an online sale, offering up to 60 percent off its premium Belgium treats. Plus, save an additional $10 on orders of $60 or more with a coupon code.

Of note: The 36-piece Belgian Chocolates and Truffles Assortment, right, is offered for $24.99 (order by Monday). It was $50; Grab the 66-piece Assorted Gems Bags for $23.99 (they were $60). Also on clearance from the holidays: the Chocolate Indulgence Gift Tower for $39.99 (was $80) and the Holiday Traditions Gift Tower is selling for $53.99. It was $135.

Click here for the deal. Use code LOVE to save $10 off purchase of $60 or more.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Macy's fine jewelry 30% to 50% off

saphire%20necklace.jpgJust in time for Valentine's Day, Macy's fine jewelry is 30% to 50% off, with an extra 15% off certain items.

Not quite ready for the diamond ring? That's OK. Girls love all kinds of jewelry, and a beautiful necklace or bracelet will be just as appreciated.

Here's one selection that caught my eye: A 14K gold and sterling silver with sapphire pendant for only $126.65 marked down from $250.

Many other possibilities for around $100. Browse www.macys.com.

Macy's. Hey, if you don't have a Valentine, buy it for yourself!

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Free after rebate: 'AVG PC Tuneup 2011' software ($30 value)

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Get free after rebate "AVG PC Tuneup 2011" software costing from NewEgg.com. Buy it and AVG will send you a $30 Visa gift card in the mail.

Improve your PC's performance and help you surf the Web faster with this package that is good for up to three users.

"AVG Tuneup" fixes registry problems that cause freezing, crashing and stability issues. The program removes corrupted registries that eat memory and slow down applications. The Internet optimizer tunes your Internet connection settings to speed up your online life, too. There's also a handy recover function to retrieve accidentally deleted files.

You have to buy the software by Feb. 3 and file the rebate within 30 days to get your money back. Limit one per customer.

Click here for the deal. The software must be purchased from NewEgg.com by Feb. 3.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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January 26, 2011

Free $1 from Miller Beer

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Get free money from Miller Beer when you sign up for an official High Life Sponsorship Contract...and text alerts to your mobile phone.

Sign up to get your buck or elect to have it donated to IAVA and support returning vets or get $1-off coupon good on a Miller Beer purchase. You'l lalso get a free Sponsorship Kit with personalized logo, PC wallpaper and a certificate.

Click here for the deal. You have to be 21 to enter the site.

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$50 off $100 purchase at New York & Company Wednesday only

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Like New York & Company's fan page on Facebook.com and get a coupon for $50 off a $100 purchase good online and in stroes today only.

Click here for the deal. Be sure you're logged into Facebook.com.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Get 80 percent off at more than 300 South Florida restaurants

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Restaurant.com is again offering 80 percent off gift certificates with a coupon code through Monday. If you're planning on dining out this weekend, give this site a try and save a few bucks.

There are 300 restaurants participating in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties and nearly 200 in Central Florida. In total, there are 1,000 restaurants around the state participating.

Get $25 certificates for two dollars with some restrictions like added gratuity and a minimum purchase. It's important to read the fine print BEFORE you purchase as offers vary, with some being better values than others. The best deals are noted with a "Best Value" flag so search for those.

Click here for South Florida deals; Click here for Orlando deals. Add code MEAL at checkout. The code expires on Jan. 31.

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Free order of new Korean BBQ at Pei Wei Asian Diner

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Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Pei Wei Asian Diner with a free order of the chain's new Korean BBQ being introduced next week.

Stop in at any Pei Wei on Wednesday or Thursday (Jan. 26 and Jan. 27) and get a card for the free order. Return to the restaurant on Monday, Jan. 31 through Feb. 6 to try the new menu item, which shows up on Monday.

The Asian fast-food chain, which is a sister concept of the upscale P.F. Chang's, offers meals in five languages: Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese.

Click here for the deal. There are locations all over Central and South Florida.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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January 25, 2011

Propose at the office? Ring Finger delivers

I'm not sure I would recommend a marriage proposal at the office, but if you're planning a Valentine's Day wedding or engagement, Ring Finger Studio of Miami makes it convenient for busy professionals by coming to your office.

Pick the date, and Ring Finger Studio will meet you for lunch for that special ring selection.

The boutique specializes in "green" engagement rings and wedding bands: 100 percent recycled precious metals and "conflict-free" diamonds, according to the studio. Conflict-free diamonds are those that have not been involved in or funded the sales or arms, terrorism or involved human relations violations, the retailer's website explains.

Find more information at Ring Finger Studio.


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Tuesday's Groupon: $10 for a one year subscription to Sunday SunSentinel

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Fort Lauderdale Groupon.com's deal today is a one year $10 subscription to Sunday's Sun Sentinel!

That's an 89 percent discount! This offer is only for non-subscribers. You can get all the terrific features and news delivered right to your front door including hundreds of dollars in coupons savings and sale circulars! You'll end up making money off this deal!

Click here for the deal! The offer expires at midnight.

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Large, 7-topping pizzas for $10 at Papa John's through Super Bowl Sunday

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If you don't feel like cooking tonight (or any night through Feb. 6) get a large, seven-topping pizza at Papa John's for $10. The deal includes specialty pizzas, too.

Also, Papa John's announced yesterday that it would give away free pizzas to everyone in American if Super Bowl XLV goes into overtime.

This year, the NFL adopted a modified sudden death format for the postseason. Each team can possess the ball once in the extra quarter unless the team that receives the overtime kickoff scores a touchdown on its first possession. No Super Bowl has ever gone into overtime.

You have to register before Feb. 5 in the chain's Papa Points loyalty program to get the free pizza at PapaJohns.com.

In the meantime, click here to enjoy the $10 pizza deal.

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50 percent off at Coldwater Creek store closing at Galleria

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The Coldwater Creek store at Galleria mall in Fort Lauderdale is closing and is offering 50 percent off on sale merchandise.

As reported by my colleague Arlene Satchell yesterday, the store will close on Saturday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Coldwater Creek fans can still shop at locations in Pembroke Pines, Coconut Creek and Boca Raton.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Coupon: Free New York Style snack product ($3.99 value)

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Just in time for the big game, New York Style Brand snack products is offering a coupon for a free bag of Pita Chips, Bagel Crisps or Risotto Chips valued at $3.99.

You have to register with the site, which took about two minutes.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Jan. 30. Do it now! They'll go quick!

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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January 24, 2011

Free Clairol Nice 'n Easy Color Blend Foam through Facebook

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Like Clairol on Facebook.com and get a free box of the new Nice 'n Easy Color Blend Foam haircolor.

Clairol is giving out 25,000 free boxes a day through Jan. 27. Like the fan page and click on the "Free Foam" tab. If you don't get one today, check back tomorrow.

Click here for the deal. Be sure you're logged into Facebook.com.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Save additional 20 percent on yummy 'Yes To' skin care line that grows on you

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Feed your face with fruits and veggies packed into the affordable “Yes To” line of products featuring four garden-fresh varieties to nourish every skin type. Plus, with Shop-O-Matic's exclusive coupon code, you'll save an additional 20 percent on your total order!

Have dry skin? Then say Yes To Carrots. For sensitive skin, try Yes To Cucumbers. Yes To Tomatoes treats oil and acne. And aging/sun damaged skin gets a boost from antioxidant-rich Yes To Blueberries. These organics are 95 percent natural and free of sodium lauryl sulfates, parabens and phthalates.

The line, which includes face, body, lip and hair products, runs $2.99-$19.99 and is available at YesToCarrots.com, Target, CVS, Ulta and Whole Food stores. Our Shop-O-Matic testers loved the delicious scent of the gentle Yes to Cucumbers Natural Glow Facial Towelettes and realy appreciated the $5.99 price for 30 wipes.

Click here to shop. Save an 20 percent with coupon code YTPR20. It's good through Feb. 28.

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Get a free Rimmel London product at Target with coupons

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Get a free Rimmel London cosmetic item from Target using coupons.

Here's how to get the deal:

1. Print out the $2 off any Rimmel Cosmetic item at Target.com. (Click Beauty category on left.)

2. Print $1 off any Rimmel Cosmetic item from AllYou.com.

Take them to Target to get your freebie! There are several products selling for $3 in the line.

P.S. Also, you can print a coupon for $2-off Rimmel Lash Accelorator at Rimmel's Facebook fan page. This new lengthener is selling for $9.99. CVS is having a buy one, get one 50 percent off on Rimmel products, too.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Free Bagel Thin and Light Schmear at Einstein Bros. Bagels

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Start your week off right (and light) with a free Fresh Baked Bagel Thin and Light Schmear at Einstein Bros. with a beverage purchase using a coupon from the bagel shop's Facebook.com fan page.

The new breakfast offering is only 225 calories.

Click here for the deal and then click the "Coupon" tab. It expires on Feb. 20.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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January 23, 2011

Amazon sale: Buy three, get fourth for free on books, home & garden items

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Buy three books, home or garden items and get a fourth for free on Amazon.com.

Choose from more than 100,000 items from books by John Grisham to Dr. Seuss and home goods like bakeware, flatware, glasses, patio furniture and decor, pet and craft supplies and more.

I can use this Polder Digital Thermometer, right, selling for $20.99. Now I need to find three other items to put in the cart.

Be sure to select four eligible items with the message "This item is eligible for our 4-for-3 promotion" on the product detail page when you click on the "Special Offers Available" link listed under each item.

Click here for the deal.

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Download six free Men's Health video workouts ($7.99 value each)

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Men's Health magazine is offering free "Workouts to Go" that you can download to your computer or phone. They usually cost $7.99 each.

Choose fitness videos featuring workout secrets from NFL stars like Drew Brees in "Train Like a Champion" or increase strength and pack on the muscle with the "NFL Workout," "Chris Klug's Ab Workout," "Outdoor Workout," "Playground Workout" and "The Impact Workout."

There also are workouts featuring Derek Jeter and LeBron James, but those are gonna cost you.

Click here for the deal.

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January 22, 2011

Free $3.50 lotion at Bath & Body Works, no purchase necessary

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Get a free travel-sized lotion of the new romatic "Carried Away" scent valued at $3.50 at Bath & Body Works with a coupon. There's no purchase necesary.

Print it out and stop in any store to get your freebie. This deal was offered on Bath & Body Work's fan page of Facebook.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Sunday, Jan. 23.

While your at it , here's two more coupons (you know you're not leaving that store without buying something!): a free travel sized item valued at $5 with any purchase and
a free anti-bac valued at $5 with any $10 purchase.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Free $12 movie ticket from General Mills

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General Mills is offering free $12 movie tickets with the purchase of two specially marked boxes of cereal with codes inside the boxes.

The great thing about this offer is you redeem the codes online and then print out your free ticket to area theaters. I had two boxes of Reese's Puffs in my pantry and put in the codes and got my ticket in about one minute!

Click here for the deal. The offer expires Aug. 31. See particpating theaters here.

Also, if you're going to the movies, print out these coupons for a free popcorn or Coke at South Florida theaters.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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January 21, 2011

Beautiful Sue Devitt Beauty event at Bloomingdale's in Boca on Thursday

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Sun Sentinel and Shop-O-Matic fans came out in force Thursday night a Town Center in Boca Raton to get their glam on and learn expert tricks from celebrity makeup artist Sue Devitt, right, at Bloomingdale's. Devitt personally selected the palette of colors to beused on attendees to enhance heir natural beauty, just like she does with stars lJennifer Lopez and Sandra Bullock on the Red Carpet. Everyone looked and felt fabulous!

The hot ticket item last night was Sue Devitt's Bermuda Triangle Undereye Corrector, known as the "magic wand." Devitt uses it on all her celebrity clients to magically erase dark circles. They sold out!

Congratulations to Jeri Walters who won the Sentinel Deals VIP Day of Beauty and a $350 Sue Devitt Beauty Basket! Here's her winning comment got the "likes" on our Facebook fan page:

"We are sharing our home with 2 exchange students and as any teenager they are always searching for new ideas or looking to improve their color technique in their beautiful eyes and faces. Our teen daughter loves to share makeup ideas with our exchange students and they with her. Taking our exchange students to a VIP beauty class would be a memorable USA experience for them that they would truly cherish -- and learn from!! Please LIKE us!! Thanks!"

Click here to see photos of the event.

We're planning an exciting Shop-O-Matic event at Bloomingdale's in Boca Raton in March. Stay tuned!

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Coupon: $5 off at Dollar General on Saturday only

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Here's a great coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase at Dollar General good on Saturday, Jan. 22 only.

Click here to print. Don't wait. Limited quantities.

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Komen for the Cure Warrior Fashion Show at The Gardens Mall on Saturday

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The Gardens Mall and the South Florida chapter of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure are teaming to offer the second annual Warrior Fashion Show at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Grand Court of The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens on Saturday.

The fashion shows will feature breast-cancer survivors modeling spring fashions from retailers in the mall.

Also, Komen for the Cure founder and CEO Nancy G. Brinker, right, will be signing copies of her book "Promise Me" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

While you're there, register for the Jan. 29 Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure in West Palm Beach. NBC "Today" host Hoda Kotb will serve as grand marshall of the race, which kicks off at 7 a.m. Later, Kotb, who is a breast-cancer survivor, will sign copies of her bestselling book "Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee."

The Gardens Mall is at 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-622-2115.

Get more information on the fashion shows and race at KomenSouthFlorida.org.

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January 20, 2011

Spring dresses debut at Nordstrom's

ruffle%20dress.jpgIt's already spring at Nordstrom's.

Any of our blog readers know how much I love dresses, and spring is the time when all the new styles make their debut. Ruffles seem to be a theme.

This Eliza J blue dress is $138. See Nordstrom's.

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January 19, 2011

New Starbucks Mobile App lets you pay with iPhone, BlackBerry

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I just read on the Starbucks website that you can now pay for coffee using your mobile device with the free Starbucks Card Mobile App for iPhone, IPod Touch and Blackberry devices.

Pay for your drink or other purchases using the app by entering your Starbucks card number and your phone will then display a barcode you can use in place of your Starbucks card at more than 7,500 stores, including Target.

You also can check your balance, see tranactions, reload via your credit card and track your rewards. Flash your phone and get free coffee and tea refills, too, just like with your Starbucks Reward card.

I always grab my phone before my daily visit to the coffee house so now I won't even need money or a credit card! I just entered my Starbucks card number in two seconds and the balance magically displayed on my iPhone. Magic!

Great! Now where can I download that Macy's App?

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Additional 30 percent off sale at Jones New York

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Jones New York is taking an additional 30 percent off sale items in an great online sale.

Score great bargains on cute dresses, suits, tops, bottoms, shoes & accessories and more. Now's a great time to stock up on polos, shorts, skirts, cargos carpris and more in petite and women's sizes. Some pieces are selling for as little as $15.

This adorable floral tie-front dress, right, perfect for sunny SoFla, is selling for under $27, originally priced at $129.

Click here to browse. The 30 percent off is automatically deducted in your shopping cart.

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Meet Sue Devitt on Thursday, win VIP Day of Beauty and $350 beauty basket

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Get expert beauty advice from international celebrity makeup artist Sue Devitt at Bloomingdales in Boca Raton on Thursday and enter to win Shop-O-Matic's VIP Day of Beauty for you and five friends along with a $350 gift basket stuffed with Sue Devitt beauty products.

Here' the details:

Meet Sue Devitt from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Bloomingdales at Town Center in Boca Raton where she'll show you professional tricks of the trade that she uses on all her celebrity clients like Sandra Bullock, Eva Longoria and Jennifer Lopez. RSVP to Tyson Baker at 561-394-2273.

Enter to win the Bloomingdales/Shop-O-Matic VIP Day of Beauty, where you'll receive a $350 Sue Devitt Beauty Basket and a private Sue Devitt Makeup Master Class for you and five friends, compliments of Bloomingdales.

Here's how to win: "Like" our Sentinel Deals fan page on Facebook.com and tell us why you'd like to win the VIP Day of Beauty. Then, get all your friends to "like" your comment. Whoever has with the most "likes" on their comment wins when the contest is over at 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 20.

You can get great bonus products with purchase during Thursday's event in Boca Raton, which begins at 11 a.m. Spend $75 on skin-loving Sue Devitt products and you'll reveive deluxe samples of Microquatic Fortifying Primer, Microquatic Oxygen Infusion Masque, Automatic Camouflage Concealer in Tanami and Lash Intensifier Treatment and Lengthening Mascara; spend $150 and get those four samples plus a full-size Microquatic Luminous Finishing Mist valued at $45.

OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Giveway begins on 01/16/11 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on 01/20/10. Sponsor: Sun Sentinel, 200 E Las Olas Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale FL, 33301. Makeup Master Class date is subject to availability and requires four-week notification to schedule all necessary components. Certificate must be redeemed by June 2011.

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$10 for $20 Amazon.com gift card from LivingSocial.com

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LivingSocial.com, a one-deal-a-day site, is offering a $20 Amazon.com gift card for $10 today only. (Amazon invested $175 million in LivingSocial.com in December.)

Click here for the deal.

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Save $5 off $20 at new beauty store Harmon Face Values in Boca

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As reported Monday by my colleague Arlene Satchell, a new Harmon Face Values store has opened at 19595 S. State Road 7 in Boca Raton.

To celebrete its opening, the store is offering a coupon for $5 off a $20 purchase when you sign up for e-mail alerts.

A subsidiary of Bed, Bath & Beyond, the 7,000-square-foot store carries discount beauty, health and personal care products, from vitamins, nutrition and cosmetics to baby, hair and grooming appliances.

Click here to sign up to get the coupon.

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Free Nintendo Wii remote controller jackets

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Nintendo is offering free Wii remote video controller jackets to customers who own the popular vidoe game console. The jackets cost $3.25 each in the Nintendo store.

Nintendo includes the jackets in boxes of new hardware but will give them to Wii owners who purchased systems prior to this addition.

Provide the serial number located on the back of your Wii console and Nintendo will send you the goods.

Click here for the deal.

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January 18, 2011

Buy two video games, get one free at BestBuy.com

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BestBuy.com is offering a buy two, get one free offer on popular video games costing $29.99 or more.

Mix and match popular titles like "Call of Duty Black Ops," "Halo Reach," and "Just Dance 2" for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP, and DS platforms.

Click here for the deal.

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Coupon: Buy one, get one free 64-ounce Minute Maid Orange Juice

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Get a coupon good for a free 64-ounce carton of any variety of Minute Maid Orange Juice when you buy one carton. Just "like" Minute Maid's fan page on Facebook.com and click the "MMOJO" tab to get the printable coupon valued at $6!

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Feb. 17.

Don't wait! They'll go quick!

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Free $10 Visa gift cards from AT&T

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AT&T is offering free $10 Visa gift cards for enrolling in paperless billing or AutoPay for wireless, U-verse, Internet and home phone accounts. (Bonus: you’ll save $5.28 in postage a year.)

Personally, I enjoy getting an indecipherable 47-page cell phone bill and killing a tree a month, so I'm not going to enroll.

Click here for the deal. The offer ends on June 27.

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January 17, 2011

Free dog toy, tag from Purina Mighty Dog

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Sign up your dog to become a citizen of the Mighty Dog Nation and get free toy, dog tag, window decal (you know, for the dog house) and coupons in the mail from Purina.

Purina offered this in December for a limited time and it's active again. Our dog Buster just received his Mighty Dog box on Friday. I was surprise to open the box and find the nice Kong toy tucked inside along with the other goodies.

Click here for the deal. Enter promotion code CITIZEN522 to get the toy.

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Get the Golden Globe look for less

natalie_portman.jpgHeard on NBC-TV's Today program this morning: Rent the Runway to dress like the movie stars on the Golden Globes at an affordable price.

Here's Natalie Portman in a Viktor Rolf pink satin gown. The shoes (ah, the shoes) were taller and fancier as well, with sparkle and roses and lace. Natalie wore red heels with her gown.

Of course, if you rent a runway dress from www.renttherunway.com, you do have to return it. But who wears the same fancy dress twice? (Actually, this bargain hunter does. Don't tell anyone!)

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Choice of three free Physicians Formula products with rebate

Special thanks to Karen O'Loughlin of Tamarac who wrote in to let us all know that Physicians Formula has added more rebates for free products.
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On Thursday, we told you how to get a Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Correcting Primer, valued at $10.95, for free with rebate.

Well, you can choose to get two other Physicians Formula products free with rebate (one per household):

2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum, valued at $10.95. Purchase by Dec. 31; postmark rebate by Jan. 14, 2012.

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100% Natural Origin Jumbo Mascara< valued at $9.95.
Purchase by Dec. 31; postmark rebate by Jan. 14, 2012.

You can only get ONE REBATE per household. Be sure to buy the SPECIALLY MARKED product that says "TRY ME FREE." You'll need to mail in the label that says "Try Me Free," which is attached to the bottles, with the completed rebate form and receipt by the dates specified on the rebate forms.

Physicians Formula is a high-quality affordable line that has received high marks from our Pretty Good Idea beauty testers. Find the Physicians Formula line at Target, Walmart, CVS Pharmacy, Albertsons and Ulta stores.

Click here to see all three rebate forms. (There are two others showing, but they have expired.)

Thanks again, Karen!

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January 16, 2011

Free $5 Video on Demand credit from Amazon

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Make tonight a free movie night. Amazon.com is offering a free $5 credit to new customers who try its Video on Demand service. You can watch on your computer or television.

The free credit can be applied toward rentals or purchases of hit movies and TV seasons.

Stretch the credit by renting movies in the Special Deals section. Rent "Iron Man 2" for $1.99. "Mad Men" seasons are $1.99, too. There's also a free section offering TV episodes, movie extras and special content.

Click here for the deal. The offer expires on March 31.

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January 15, 2011

Free fries at Checkers, Wendy's

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Get a coupon for an order of free large french fries with any purchase at Checkers with an e-mail signup through Facebook.com (you don't have to be on Facebook to get the deal).

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Dec. 31.

Also, play Wendy's Fry for All Game on Facebook and get a coupon for free fries and you can win an Xbox 360 with Kinect, and Apple iPad, Shuffle and other prizes.

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Coupons: Free appetizer at Chili's; 20 percent off at T.G.I. Friday's

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Going out to dinner tonight? Here's a coupon good for a free appetizer with any entree purchase at Chili's.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Jan. 31.

Just found another more:

20 percent off entire check at T.G.I. Friday's; expires Jan. 27.

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January 14, 2011

Free blood pressure screenings at Walgreens through Sunday

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Walgreens drug stores are offering free blood pressure screenings through Sunday, Jan. 16.

For those 18 and over, stop into any Walgreens pharmacy or Take Care Clinic during regular hours and get the free test and a consultation from a Walgreens pharmacist or Take Care Clinic nurse practitioner. The screening is designed to help you identifiy the problem and then you can visit your doctor for treatment.

The American Heart Association statistics show 74.5 million people age 20 and older in the United States have high blood pressure and that one in three adults has the disease. Nearly 22 percent of those with symptoms are unaware they have it.

Uncontrolled high-blood pressure is known and the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms and it may be damaging your heart, arteries or other organs, according to the American Heart Association.

Click here for the deal.

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January 13, 2011

Up to 80 percent off on Macy's clearance items

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Macy's is offering up to 80 percent off clearance items for men, women, children, home, shoes and accessories. Plus, you'll also get an extra 10 to 15 percent off your entire purchase at checkout. Can't beat that!

Here's a few highlights:

Get Charter Club velour jackets and pants in an array of colors for $11.24 each piece. They retailed for $55 each.

Footzy Tootsie Flats in black or gold, for $5.99; were $25.

Porcelain Ralph Lauren Table Lamp in Navy Blue for $99.97; was $345.

Style&Co.City Chic Frame Clutch in black or pewter sequins for $6.99; was $30.

Waterford crystal "The 12 Days of Christmas Collection" Six Geese Champagne Flute for $32.22; was $85.

If you're heading to the store, here's a WOW Pass good for an additional 15 percent off Thursday through Sunday.

Click here for the clearance sale.

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Explore Everglades National Park for free Saturday through Monday

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Explore Everglades National Park, the treasure in South Florida's backyard, this holiday weekend for free during the U.S. National Park system's free entrance days celebrating Martin Luther King's birthday.

The park service is offering free entrance to over 100 U.S. parks Saturday through Monday.

In Florida, gain free entrance to Everglades National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, Canaveral National Seashore, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and Gulf Islands National Seashore.

There are so many wonderful and interesting things to do and see in Everglades National Park. Explore by bike, canoe or on foot. Here's highlights of scheduled events, weather permitting; call 305-242-7700 to make reservations, verify events and times:

Anhinga Amble: Take a ranger-led 50 minute stroll along the Anhinga Trail; 10:30 a.m. daily.

Slough Slog: Wade through the river of grass into the shadows of a ‘gator hole’ or cypress dome;
2:30 and 4:30 Saturday and Monday.

Nike Missile Base: Take a free, guided tour through the historic site where the U.S. Army defended the United States from Soviet and Cuban attack during the Cold War. Tours are at 11 a.m., 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; 2 and 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Shark Valley: Take a two-hour tram tour with trained naturalists. Costs: $18.25 for adults; $17.25 for seniors; $11.50 for kids 3-12.

Here's a link to all the parks you can visit for free.

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Free after rebate: Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Primer ($10.95 value)

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Try the new Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Correcting Primer valued at $10.95 for free with a rebate.

The new mineral makeup primer comes in nude, pink or green and conveniently has a brush attached. It promises to color-correct imperfections and boost makeup's staying power. Nude would cover dark areas, green counteracts redness and pink brightens.

Be sure to buy the SPECIALLY MARKED product that says "TRY ME FREE." You'll need to mail in the label that says "Try Me Free," which is attached to the bottle, with the completed rebate form and receipt dated by Nov. 30. The rebate must be postmarked by Dec. 15.

Physicians Formula is a high-quality affordable line that has received high marks from our Pretty Good Idea beauty testers. Find the Physicians Formula line at Target, Walmart, CVS Pharmacy, Albertsons and Ulta stores.


Click here for the rebate form.

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January 12, 2011

Try Sam's Club for free through Thursday; join and get $25 gift card

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Try Sam's Club for free during a Open House through Thursday, Jan. 13.

During the Open House, you don't need a paid membership to enjoy warehouse prices and you won't have to pay the 10 percent guest upchare fee normally charged if you're not a member. Also, nonmembers can take advantage of the 7 a.m. early shopping hours normally reserved exclusively for business members.

In addition, if you join the club during the Open House, you will receive a $25 Sam’s Club gift card when purchasing a Plus-level membership or a $10 Sam’s Club gift card when purchasing a Business membership.

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40% off at Ann Taylor Factory stores

ann%20taylor%20factory.jpgTake another 40 percent off purchases at Ann Taylor Factory stores at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise and Dolphin Mall in Miami, Jan. 13 to 17.

I was at Sawgrass Mills a week ago and there seemed no sign of a recession. Shoppers carried multiple bags from designer shops, many offering discounts (though not enough for me.)

The Ann Taylor Factory store at Sawgrass, though, usually has lots of deals. If you're in the market to refreshen your work wardrobe, or just want to pick up some casual tops or pants, this store is a bargain-hunter's dream. Have fun!

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Coupons: Free milk

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Got milk? Well you do now!

Enter the Pour One More Contest and you could win a year of milk for free and so will a family in need. But even if you don't win, you'll get one of two coupons: A free single serve of milk of any brand or flavor valued at $1.50 with the purchase of a 1/2 gallon or gallon of white milk or a coupon for a free 1/2 gallon of chocolate milk valued at $3 with the purchase of two gallons of white milk.

The offer's good for the first 100,000 to register. The link to the coupon will be e-mailed to you.

Click here for the deal. The coupons expire on Feb. 11. They'll go quick, so don't wait.

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January 11, 2011

Lifeline program offers free cell phones with 250 minutes a month if you qualify

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Those with low-income may quality for a free cell phone and up to 250 minutes a month through the government's Lifeline Wireless program offered in conjunction with TracFone's Safelink Wireless and Virgin Mobile's Assurance Wireless.

The program, available in more than 30 states including Florida, is partially funded by the Federal Communications Commission and the telecom industry. It allows eligible households to get one free phone and chose from several plans that include local and long-distance calls, voicemail, texting, roaming, free 911 and 411 calls. Created in 1984 by the FCC, the program was enhanced by Congress under the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The program applies the FCC's Universal Service Fund subsidy for free airtime minutes and cellular providers offer the free cell phones.

Here's who qualifies for the program:

Those who participate in federal or state assistance programs such as food stamps, Medicaid and Federal Public Housing Assistance Section 8, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), National School Lunch (free program only) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Medicaid and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Programs (Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Head Start Subsidy, NSLP).

Those who have a total household income at or below 150 percent of federal poverty guidelines ($16,245 for one; $21,855 for two; $27,465 for three; $33,075 for a family of four; add $5,610 for each additional person).

The Florida Office of Public Counsel must verify your income to participate in the program. You are required to provide proof of eligibility.

Read more about the TracFon program at the SafeLinkWireless.com. Learn more about the Virgin plan at AssuranceWireless.com

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Coupon: Free deluxe sample of StriVectin-SD cream

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Get a free deluxe sample of StriVectin-SD Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks and Wrinkles from Sephora Inside JCPenney. (It's not redeemable at Sephora stores.)

StriVectin-SD is packed with peptides and promises to diminish the appearance of stretch marks and wrinkles and improve discoloration, texture and tone of the skin in two to eight weeks. A 5-ounce tube costs $135.

Click here for the coupon. It expires on Feb. 4.

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January 10, 2011

Free six-song "Biggest Loser" download featuring Rihanna, Ke$ha, Nelly, Black Eyed Peas

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We're beginning week two of the New Year. And how's that #1 Resolution going? Here's your second-week motivator! Download a free six-song playlist of "The Biggest Loser and Subway Workout Mix -- Wake Up and Workout."

Enter your e-mail address and get 30-minutes of high-energy pop tunes featuring:"Forget You" by Cee Lo Green, Nelly's "Just a Dream," The Time (Dirty Bit) by the Black Eyed Peas, "We R Who We R" by Ke$ha, "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love Again" by Usher and Pitbull and "What's My Name" by Rihanna and Drake.

My fave is the Pea's snappy remake of "Time of My Life" from "Dirty Dancing."

Click here for the deal. Now, sync, press play and Drink It!!

Bonus: Click here to get the previous free 12-song "Biggest Loser and Subway" workout mix featuring music from Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys and more.

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January 9, 2011

Buy $10 book and get two free Murad products valued at $108

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This is an unbelieveable offer! Order "The Water Secret: The Cellular Breakthrough to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger" by Dr. Howard Murad and get two free premium full-sized Murad eye products valued at $108.

You can order the Kindle version of book through Amazom.com for $9.39 and Murad will send you a Renewing Eye Cream valued at $73 and the new Hybrids Eye Lift valued at $35.

Amazon's Kindle was the cheapest, but you also can order the paperback from Walmart.com for $10.41, or at Target.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Borders.com, Books-a-million.com, iBooks or any other retailer. Then, forward your order confirmation e-mail to TheWaterSecretOffer@murad.com and the company will ship out your free products in two to four weeks.

Click here for the deal. The offer expires on Jan. 31 or while supplies last. I wouldn't wait!

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Free $10.99 Aeeno lotion offer, $1,800+ in coupons in Sunday's paper

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Here's how the newspaper saves you money, pays for itself and helps you look good!

There is an offer for free a full-sized Aveeno Daily Moisturizer valued at $10.99 when you buy three participating products from Aveeno, Lubriderm, RoC and Clean & Clear. You'll get a coupon by mail for the lotion.

Here's where the newspaper comes in: Today's SmartSource insert has coupons for all the participating products. Also, Walgreen's circular advertises a buy one, get one at 50 percent off sale on all the products in the offer. Stack the coupons in Sunday's paper at Walgreen's and it's hello free lotion!

It's hard to ignore more than $1,800 in coupons in today's paper. You'll find coupons for buy one, get one free Bic disposable razors and $10 off at Smokey Bones and Buca di Beppo.

Speaking of savings, did you know if you're a Sun Sentinel subscriber, you can get Insider Rewards with access to movie screenings, discounts and deals and other exclusive events? It's a free membership included with your subscription.

If you're not a subscriber, use coupon code INSIDER for a special subscription rate and then you can get Insider Rewards as a bonus.

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January 8, 2011

Coupons: Free popcorn, Coke at South Florida theaters

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Here's a few coupons good at movie theaters through Jan. 31:

Get a free small popcorn at any Muvico theater; upgrade to a large for $1.

Get a free large Coke with any large popcorn purchast at AMC Theatres.

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January 7, 2011

Sam's Club offers free monthly health screenings on Saturday

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Sam's Club is offering free monthly health screenings beginning Saturday, Jan. 8. You have to have a membership to the discount warehouse get the free screening. In addition, Sam's Club, a division of Walmart stores, also is offering a new personalized health management program, the company announced in a press release.

On Saturday, members can get a free cholesterol, glucose, BMI and blood pressure test at participating clubs. A different screening will be offered in stores each month.

The new health service called "The Prevention Plan" costs $99 and is described on the Sam's Club website as a way to "Live better and save money with this personalized program to help you understand and tackle health risks, prevent future risks from developing and increase your well being and vitality for more good years."

A Sam's Club yearly membership fee costs $35 a year for individuals and $40 for families.

Click here to find a club offering the screenings.

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Buy two tires, get two free through Sunday

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Buy two tires, get two free from 7 a.m. to noon Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a coupon from NTB. You can get the deal at Tire Kingdom.

Here's the fine print on the offer:

"Buy 2 get 2 FREE tire sale valid on purchase of a set of four Falken, Yokohama, Cooper *(excluding Trendsetter SE) brand tires, Pirelli Scorpion ATR and Sumitomo radials in stock with purchase of four premium tire installation packages with Service Central Roadside Assistance and a one year wheel alignment policy on same vehicle at time of purchase from 7 am to 12 pm Friday January 7, 2011 through Sunday January 9, 2011 ONLY. No carryouts. Not valid with any other tire discount or offer. While supplies last. See store for details."

Click here for the coupon. It is only good from 7 a.m. until noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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January 6, 2011

Free seven-day pass to Bally Total Fitness gym

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Get a free seven-day guest pass to Bally Total Fitness.

If your New Year's resolution included getting more fit or losing weight, then this is a great way to check out the gym for free to see if you like it.

Start now and you'll be lookin' good by Spring Break!

Bally's offers several different membership levels and is not charging an enrollment feel now.

Click here for the deal.

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Free PDF cookbook "The Best of Betty Crocker 2010"

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Get a free download of "The Best of Betty Crocker 2010."

This 25-page PDF cookbook features the top 25 recipes of 2010 and is broken into the four season of Spring, Summer, Fall and Holiday. It offers great recipe for quick entrees, appetizers and desserts. It has some really nice quick meal ideas.

Click here for the deal. If you like it, click your "File" menu and select "Save As" and hit return to save it to your desktop.

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January 5, 2011

Up to 50 percent off at Ann Taylor

Ann%20Taylor%20top.jpgAnn Taylor is holding its semi-annual sale, with blouses and tops priced at $19.99 and up, sweaters starting at $29.99, and pants at $39.99.

January is a great time to reinvigorate your work wardrobe, and Ann Taylor is one of the best stores for that. But at this sale, you'll also find some holiday wear on sale, such as this silver cut-in top, only $19.99. Good under a jacket or for evening wear.

Ann Taylor also has a nice choice of cardigans -- great for South Florida's air-conditioned offices. But they're not quite at the price I would buy them. I'll wait for the annual sale.

Shop now at Ann Taylor.

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Ask the dermatologist your skin care questions in our live chat at 1 p.m. Friday

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Here's a Pretty Good Idea! Get all your skin care questions answered by noted board-certified South Florida dermatologist Dr. Leslie Baumann in our live chat at 1 p.m. Friday at SunSentinel.com.

If you have questions about Botox and dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm, or wonder about cutting-edge treatments for rosacea, acne, permanent hair removal, chemical peels, lasers and other procedures that can help you look your best, now's your chance to ask.

Dr. Baumann, head of the Baumann Cosmetic & Research Institute in Miami Beach and former Professor of Dermatology at the University of Miami, is the author of "Skin Type Solutions," which helps take the guesswork out of skin care and shopping for products. She also writes The Skin Guru blog.

Ask the good doctor all your questions live at 1 p.m. on Friday!

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Free e-book "Debt Free for Life" by David Bach

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Get a free e-book download of best-selling author David Bach's "Debt Free for Life." The offer is good Wednesday, Jan. 5, only.

The author, who penned New York Times best-sellers 'Start Late, Finish Rich' and 'The Automatic Millionaire," is on a mission to get American out of debt.

Considering December credit card bills are in the mail, now's as good a time as any to get some sound advice on managing your finances.

According to press materials, Bach unveils his "Debt Wise" program designed to help you pare down your debt and calculate the actual date you will be completely free of debt.

Click here for the deal.

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Get up to 90 percent off at W Hotel Store

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I LOVE a fab sale on luxury goods! Check out the W Hotel Store's clearance sale, plus, get an additional 40 percent off with a coupon code!

Save up to 90-percent on designer duds, shoes, jewelry, accessories, Bliss skin care, novelty items and home goods.

Get Bliss Vanilla and Bergamot Body Buff for under $8. It retails for $36!

Click here for the deal. Use code GD8K2 at checkout to bag another 40-percent off. Hurry, the stuff is going fast.

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January 4, 2011

Coupon: Free bag of Snyder's Pretzels at RaceTrac

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Next time you stop to fill 'er up at RaceTrac, get a free bag of Snyder's Pretzels with a coupon.

There are RaceTrac locations all over Central and South Florida.

Click here for the coupon. It expires on Feb. 7.

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40 percent off all CVS pharmacy brands at CVS.com on Tuesday

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Save 40 percent off all CVS-brand products online at CVS.com on Tuesday.

Save on everything from baby and household products to skin care to medicine to vitamins and personal-care items. CVS also offers a money-back gurantee if you're not satisfied with the quality of its store-brand products.

You can rack up serious savings by using the store brand vs. name brand products, even without a 40-percent off sale. But now's a great time to stock up on facial creams, cleansers, sunscreens and other beauty essentials that you use on a daily basis. A copy of just about every name-brand formulation is available. The CVS Daily Serum Fragrance Free, right, (a copycat of the Olay product that retails for $19.99) is just $8.98. It normally costs $14.97.

Click here for the deal. Spend $49 or more and get free shipping.

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Win free Nike shoes, get free diet/fitness plan from Dr. Oz on Tuesday

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"The Dr. Oz Show" is giving away 2,011 pairs of Nike shoes at 3 p.m. Tuesday as part of the good doctor's new "Move It and Lose It in 2011" program designed to help you eat less, move more and lose weight.

Even if you don't get the free sneakers, you can get a free 11-week diet and fitness plan from Sharecare.com to help you get more healthy this year.

Register and take a short fitness assessment test and you'll get customized diet and menu information, exercise programs with videos and personal virtual coaching from NIKE Sparq and the National Academy of Sports Medicine trainers.

If you were looking for a plan, this could be it. And the price is right.

Click here for the deal at 3 p.m. sharp and you could win the sneakers.

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Free Tire Air Pressure Check Kit from Hankook Tires

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Get a free Tire Air Pressure Check Kit from Hankook Tires as part of the company's new "Be Safe...Air 'Em Up" consumer safety campaign.

Properly inflated tires save fuel and wear on your tires. The kit will help encourage you to check your tires more frequently. I know I only check my tires before I head on a road trip. You can improve fuel efficiency by up to 3.3 percent with properly inflated tires, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

HandkookTireUSA.com says on its website that, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 27 percent of passenger cars and 32 percent of pickup trucks, SUV’s and minivans have at least one under inflated tire and that tires can lose as much as 50 percent of inflation pressure and not appear to be flat.

Click here for the deal. Enter the words "Air" and "Up" in the two boxes at the top of the page. The offer expires on Feb. 28.

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January 3, 2011

Free download of James Patterson's new novel 'Tick Tock' for Kindle

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Get a free Kindle download of James Patteron's latest crime novel "Tick Tock" on Amazon.com. The book will be released on Jan. 24.

"Tick Tock" features New York City detective Michael Bennett working to solve a rash of horrifying crimes by the Son of Sam, the Werewolf of Wisteria and the Mad Bomber.

Click here for the deal.

You don't need an Kindle e-book reader to read the novel. Download Kindle apps for iPad, Windows PC, Mac, Blackberry, iPhone, Android and Windows 7. Click here to see the download list.

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Free iPhone case from Sephora

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Download the Sephora to Go app for your iPhone and show it at the store and get a free iPhone case for the 3G, 3GS or 4 models. No purchase is required.

Click here for the deal.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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January 2, 2011

Coupon: Free hashbrowns at Waffle House

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The Waffle House says Happy New Year with a free order for hashbrowns with a coupon.

There are Waffle House locations all over Central and South Florida.

Click here for the coupon. It expires on Jan. 15.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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January 1, 2011

Coupon: Free poppers and coffee from Einstein Bros.

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Start the New Year off right with a coupon for free Poppers & Coffee with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich at Einstein Bros. Bagels.

Click here for the coupon. It expires on Jan. 7.

Happy New Year!

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About the authors
Doreen Christensen has never paid full price for anything. If there is a way to save on something, she will find it and share how you can save, too. Doreen is a senior reporter covering consumer news, health, beauty and features for the online and print editions of the Sun Sentinel. A 32-year veteran of the newspaper, she previously was a senior copy editor on the universal copy desk. Doreen spends her time off hunting bargains, clipping coupons, gardening and traveling.

Justine Griffin covers retail and marine business for the Sun Sentinel. She is a Tampa Bay native who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010. After spending a year covering crime in St. Augustine, Fla., she moved to Fort Lauderdale and made the switch to business journalism. When she’s not writing, she’s riding horses and spending time with her whippet puppy, Josie.

Marcia Heroux Pounds is the Sun Sentinel's workplace columnist when she's not shopping for shoes. She also writes about small business, which allows her to visit many of South Florida's unique shops and boutiques.

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