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April 30, 2011

$10 off at American Apparel

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Racy retailer American Apparel is offering $10 off with no minimum purchase when you sign up for e-mail alerts.

You can elect an online or retail coupon code.

Click here for the deal.

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Free tote and body lotion with purchase at Bath & Body Works on Saturday

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Get a free tote and full-sized Into the Wild body lotion valued at $10.50 with any Signature Collection purchase at Bath and Body Works from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Keep the tote for yourself or drop in a few more products to make a great Mother's Day gift.

When you buy three Signature products you'll get two free (or buy two and get one free). Also, Slakin 4-ounce candles are on sale for 2 for $10. Plus there are adorable $1 gift bags with tissue paper to that make putting cute gifts together a snap.

Click here for the deal.

Bonus: Don't forget to print this BBW coupon for a free travel item valued at $5 with any purchase. It expires on May 4.

Also, don't forget to print your 25 percent off savings pass at Macy's.

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 mobile headset for cell phones

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Like 1SaleaDay on Facebook.com and get a free SpeakEasy 2.5mm mobile headset with free shipping.

Go hands-free on the phone. This headset has a universal audio jack to fit all phones and weights just one ounce.

Click here for the deal. The company is asking you to go to its 1SaleaDay fan page on Facebook and post a comment on the honor system. The offer ends at midnight.

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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April 29, 2011

Free slice of Royal Wedding cake at 2 p.m. at Town Center in Boca Raton

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Let them eat free Royal Wedding cake in Boca Raton!

Passion for Pastry at Town Center in Boca Raton has created a towering, five-foot-tall Royal Wedding cake fit for a king to celebrate the marriage of William and Kate and will be serving complimentary slices from 2-4 p.m. in front of Bloomingdale's.

The regal confection, created by executive pastry chef Alethea Hickman, is filled with chocolate mousse and adorned in white and gold, accented with English roses.

The cake will go on display at 1 p.m.

Town Center is located at 6000 Glades Road in Boca Raton. For more information all the bakery at 561-451-2656.

Click here to see other Royal Wedding food and events on our dining blog, Sup: Eating around South Florida.

Photo courtesy Passion for Pastry.

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Free Royal Collection Lipgloss or PocketBac from Bath & Body Works on Friday

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Bath & Body Works cordially invites you to celebrate the Royal Wedding with a free Royal Collection Lipgloss or PocketBac with any purchase.

The Royal Collection includes adorable "Royal Pucker," "If the Tiara Fits," "Princess in Training" "and "Kissed by a Prince" scents in glosses and travel antibacterial lotions.

Click here for the deal; it expires April 29.

Bonus: Don't forget to print this BBW coupon for a free travel item valued at $5 with any 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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April 28, 2011

Free download of The Royal Wedding Official Programme and Order of Service

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Download a free copy of The Royal Wedding Official Programme and Order of Service that was used by William and Kate and the 1,900 invited guests at Westminster Abbey on Friday.

The 28-page Programme, which features Prince William’s Coat of Arms on the front and Catherine Middleton’s new Coat of Arms on the back, contains full details about the processions, music, hymns, prayers and readings that guests used during the ceremony in London on Friday. It also contains pictures of the Royal Couple, maps, timetables and historical information about the abbey.

About 150,000 printed copies were sold on the streets of London on Friday for £2 in Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, St. James’s Park and Green Park., with proceeds to benefit The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.

Click here for the deal. The download is available in three formats: PDF, Adobe and through Apple iBooks.

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What to get for Mom? Try Macy's 25 percent off sale

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Click here for the savings pass (hit "print" on the right side):
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Unless you know she wants it, I would steer away from any gift that is kitchen or house related. Mom doesn't ask for much, so get something to make her feel special or pretty for her big day.
Here are some affordable ideas from Macy's: This Jones New York chemise is on sale for $25, matching robe, $35. This pearl set is on sale for $53. Too much? You can buy just the pearl bracelet for only $25.

Whatever you do, even if it's a card or phone call, don't forget Mom.

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Make Draft Day picks, get free appetizer, win a million bucks at Hooters on Thursday

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Celebrate NFL Draft Day at Hooters by making your picks, getting a free appetizer and winning a $1 million.

Register, submit 32 predictions in the first round (in order) then print out the coupon for free munchies of cheese sticks, fried pickles, fried jalapenos or onion rings.

If you predict the perfect draft, you get the million bucks. Pick 25 correctly and win $10,000; pick 10 right and get a $50 Hooters gift card.

Score points for each correct pick and then visit HootersDraftDay.com to check your results in the standings.

Click here for the deal.

Cheat a little: Let our sports columnst Dave Hyde help.

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25 free 4x6 prints from Kodak Gallery

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Upload 25 photos and get 25 free prints from Kodak Gallery.

Click the "Upload Now" button, create an account (if you don't have one) and you're on your way to getting 25 premium-quality 4x6 prints that have been automatically corrected to remove flaws.

While you're at it, you can make photo collages, enlargements, create calendars, photos books, cards, mugs and other cool stuff that would make wonderful Mother's Day gifts!

Click here for the deal. The offer ends on May 5.

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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April 27, 2011

Coupon: Buy one, get one free Pretzel Crisps ($3.99 value)

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Here's a coupon for buy one, get one free of any variety of 6 ounce or 7.2 ounce Pretzel Crisps. That's a $3.99 value.

These wholesome snacks are carried in the deli at Publix. Last time I had this coupon, Publix had a BOGO deal and I scored four for free, so print two copies!

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

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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31-cent scoop night at Baskin-Robbins on Wednesday

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Baskin-Robbins is offering 31-cent scoops from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at participating stores to honor America's firefighters. The chain also is debuting the new flavor Firehouse #31.

To get the, um, full scoop on the deal, visit Sup: Eating around South Florida, written by my foodie pal John Tanasychuk.

Bonus: Click here for a Baskin-Robbins coupon for buy one cone, get one free through Facebook.com. The coupon expires on May 15. Like the page and then scroll down to the April 17 post and click the image to print the coupon.

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 $35 Spring Beauty Bag with purchase at Ulta.com until 3 p.m.

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Make a $25 purchase at Ulta.com and get a free "Spring Forward Beauty Bag" filled with 12 samples valued at $35. Plus, you can get free shipping on your purchase. This "lunchtime special" only is good until 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 27.

Now's as good a time as any to stock up on spring and summer beauty essentials for or to buy that Mother's Day gift!

Click here for the deal. It expires at 3 p.m. today.

For free shipping, use code 50830. Or, to save $3.50 off a $10 purchase, use code 68977 at checking.

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 downloads of new Green Day, old Roy Orbison songs from Amazon

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Amazon.com is offering free MP3 downloads of Green Day's newly released live version of "Wake Me Up When September Ends" and Rob Orbison's "Love Hurts."

Also, Amazon is having a 69 cent song sale, offering more than 25,000 titles at a 30-percent savings over prices in the iTunes music store.

Click here to download the Orbison tune.
Click here to get the Green Day song. You must have an Amazon account to get the music. Downloads go right into your iTunes music folder.

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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April 26, 2011

Free Gillette Fusion ProGilde razors through Facebook

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Gillette is giving away free Fusion ProGlide razors through Facebook.

Visit the fan page, click on the "Take The Challenge" tab and register to score your freebie. If you don't get one today, try again tomorrow. They are giving away free razors every business day through May 4.

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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April 25, 2011

Free 6-pack of TaylorMade Penta TP golf balls

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Register and you could win a free 6-pack of TaylorMade Penta TP golf balls. The company is giving away 50,000 boxes.

Hint: When I entered, I said I played three or more rounds each month; have a 15 (or lower) handicap and play a Titleist ProV2 ball.

Click here for the deal. Fore!

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April 24, 2011

Easter dining deals around South Florida

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Got dinner plans for Easter Sunday? If not, here's a few deals around town on Sunday:

Kids eat free at the Melting Pot in Coral Springs. Reservations suggested.

Hooter's with locations in Central and South Florida, is offering buy 10, get 10 wings for free on Sunday.

Chili's is offering a "Easter Feaster" on Sunday with a coupon. For $35, you get one appetizer, two entrees, two margaritas and a dessert.

McCormick and Schmicks, with locations in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Orlando, is offering Easter brunch starting at $10.95 for adults and $4.95 for kids.

Smokey Bones is offering a coupon for buy one entree, get one free through April 24.

T.G.I. Friday's is offer a coupon for $5 off $15 food purchase through June 30.

Click here to find Easter Sunday worship services and Easter brunches offering around South Florida.

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Free Holy Bible app for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry

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YouVersion offers a free download of its Holy Bible app for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Palm and other devices.

The app offers 41 translations of the Good Book in 22 languages, putting the scripture right in the palm of your hand.

Also, downlaod iRosary app for free as well.

Click here for the deal. Happy Easter!

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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April 23, 2011

Napoleon Perdis helps moms look good with Mother's Day Gift Set

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On the hunt for a great gift for Mother's Day that won't break the bank?

Consider giving her a Napoleon Perdis Mother's Day Gift Set available at Dillard's. The $49 limited-edition collection has everything frazzled soccer moms need to look their best year-round.

The set features NP's silky, shimmering Prismatic Eye Shadow Quad in four flattering shades of pink, toupe and purple, a Nickie's Rose Blush, a Luminous Lip Veil in Scarlet Fever or Tangerine Slice and a chic little coin purse all tied up in a gorgeous gift box with ribbons. The set even comes with a Mother's Day card!

NP's eye shadows glide on like a dream and can be applied wet or dry. The liquid lipstick has nonstop shine.
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The Australian-born Perdis, known as the "Thunder From Down Under" knows hard-working moms don't have a lot of time to burn to look good. Here offers this advice:

"Always use a serum in the morning and at night before going to bed," Perdis said. "You’ll notice the difference. Skin will look smoother, brighter and suppler. Following this, you should always use a primer to keep your foundation smoother for longer. Try my Napoleon Complex Skin Renewal Serum."

His other tip is basic but offers dramatic results:

"Grab that mascara! I always say no look is complete without it. One or two coats of mascara will instantly brighten up the eyes and make you look fresher. It’s the wakeup call to your face like a cup of coffee in the morning."

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Free trees and Earth Day workshops at home improvement centers

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Lowe's is giving away a million free trees in stores on Saturday, April 23, in honor of Earth Day. Can't get much greener than that!

Click here for the deal. Get there early, because they'll make a like a tree and leave -- fast.

Home Depot is offering three free Earth Day Weekend Workshops for kids and adults on Saturday:

At 9 a.m., kids can make and take an Easter Planter Basket and get a free Kids Workshop Apron, pin and diploma; at 10 a.m. there's a Live Green-Save Green workshop on saving energy; 1 p.m. is an eco-gardening class.

Click here to register online or you can register at the store.

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April 22, 2011

Take extra 15% or more off at Kohl's

Easter%20dress.jpgEnter code SAVEME15 on www.kohls.com to get an extra 15% off any item at Kohl's t his weekend.

If you spend $100 or more, use code SAVEME20 to get a 20% discount.

Still need an Easter dress for you little one? Get this Blueberi Boulevard floral dress for only $10, before your 15% discount.

Take this coupon to any Kohls store: Kohl's coupon

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Free Miami Heat NBA Playoff T-shirt from T-Mobile

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T-Mobile is giving away free Miami Heat NBA 2011 Playoff T-shirts when you stop by a store and try out the new Android Sidekick 4G phone, according to the company's fan page on Facebook.com.

No purchase is necessary, but you can buy a phone if you want to!

Click here for the deal. The offer ends on April 24 or until supplies last.

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Free iRosary app for iPhone for Easter

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Get for free the full version of the best-selling "iRosary" app for iPhone as an Easter gift from Opicury Software.

The app shows you how to pray the Rosary and automatically selects from different Mysteries of Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous. Also offered are prayers for the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Loreto Litanies.

There also is an animated set of Rosary beads that you move with your finger to advance to the next prayer.

Today is Good Friday, so the app walks you though the Apostles' Creed.

This is a wonderful high-tech way of saying the traditional Catholic devotion and also a great way to teach the Rosary to children.

Click here for the deal.

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Share Earth Day tips and win an Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Serum

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Earlier this week, we asked you to share an Earth Day tip on how to live greener on our Sentinel Deals fan page on Facebook.com to win a full-sized Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Serum valued at $55.

Well, we're doing it again! We have 10 more to give away, compliments of Origins! (Click here to see how to get your free cleanser today!)

Here's how to win:

Visit our Sentinel Deals fan page, share your green tip by 11:59 on Friday, April 22, and then we'll make a random drawing to see who gets the prizes.

Click here to share your Earth Day tip. Good luck!

OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Giveway begins on 04/17/11 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on 04/21/11. Sponsor: Sun Sentinel, 200 E Las Olas Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale FL, 33301.

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April 21, 2011

Free Woolite Dry Cleaner's Secret

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Get a free sample of Woolite Dry Cleaner's Secret when you send in a receipt from your last visit to the professional dry cleaner.

The product lets you clean and freshen your fine clothes in the home dryer in about 20 minutes for hugh savings.

Print out the form, staple the old recipt and mail by May 31 to get the freebie.

Click here for the deal.

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General Mills Sample Pack for $20 plus coupons from Groupon.com

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Groupon.com is offering a crazy good food deal today: $20 for a General Mills Sampler Pack, coupon book and shipping. The offer is a $40 value.

Here's what you get delivered to your door:
12.8 ounce Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
13 ounce Reese's Puffs cereal
12 ounce Kix cereal
12.8 ounce Cascadian Farms Organic cereal
5.8 ounce Fiber One 90-Calorie Chewy Bars
5.8 ounce Hamburger Helper
11 ounce Green Giant Corn Niblets
9.5 ounce Old El Paso Tortilla Stuffers
5 ounce Fruit Roll-Ups
10.5 ounce Chex Mix Muddy Buddies snack mix
17.5 ounce Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie mix
13.7 ounce Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken dinner kit

Click here for the deal. The offer ends at midnight.

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Buy one, get one free on everything at Lane Bryant Outlets

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Lane Bryant Outlets are having a buy one, get one free sale on EVERYTHING in the store starting today through Monday, April 25. Plus, as a special deal for Shop-O-Matic readers, get $20 off your $100 purchase when you mention the blog!

Visit the stores in Orlando and Sunrise and make your money go twice as far. Mix and match all spring and summer essentials and every second, lesser priced item is free. Plus, get a free professional bra fitting and take $10 off all Cacique bras, too.

Don't forget, mention at the register that you read this on the Shop-O-Matic blog and get $20 off your $100 purchase!

Lane Bryant Outlets are located at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise and at Orlando Premium Outlets on International Drive.

Click here for the deal.

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Free deluxe sample of Victoria's Secret Dream Angels Heavenly perfume


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Get a free deluxe sample of Victoria's Secret Dream Angels Heavenly Eau de Parfum with a coupon.

The scent is a combination of white musk, sandalwood, vanilla and white peony.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on May 9.

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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April 20, 2011

Lowe's giving away free trees on Saturday for Earth Day

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Lowe's is giving away a million free trees in stores on Saturday, April 23, in honor of Earth Day.

Can't get much greener than that!

Click here for the deal. Get there early, because they'll make a like a tree and leave -- fast.

SHARE AND WIN: Share your tip for living greener on our Facebook fan page and you could win one of 10 full-sized Origins Plantscription Anti-Anging Serums, valued at $55, for free, compliments of Origins!

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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April 19, 2011

 

 

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Buy one ice cream cone, get one free from Baskin-Robbins

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Baskin-Robbins is offering on its Facebook fan page a coupon for buy one, get one free ice cream cone.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on May 15.

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Buy one entree, get one free from Smokey Bones

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Here's a fresh coupon for a free entree when you buy one at Smokey Bones.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Sunday, April 24.

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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April 17, 2011

Share Earth Day tips and win an Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Serum

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Share an Earth Day tip on how to live greener on our Sentinel Deals fan page on Facebook.com and you could win a full-sized Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Serum valued at $55. We have 10 to give away compliments of Origins!

Here's how to win:

Visit our Sentinel Deals fan page, click the "Questions" tab, share your green tip by 11:59 on Thursday, April 21, and then we'll make a random drawing to see who gets a prize.

Click here to share your Earth Day tip.

OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Giveway begins on 04/17/11 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on 04/21/11. Sponsor: Sun Sentinel, 200 E Las Olas Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale FL, 33301.

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April 16, 2011

Save even more with Walmart coupons

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Walmart has some fresh printable coupons for Maxwell House coffees, Glad Trash Bags, Cottonelle Bath Tissue and more.

The food prices are great at Walmart, but you can super-size your savings using coupons. Walmart updated and expanded its coupon policy in March. Print it out and bring it with you just in case a question comes up at the register.

Also, be sure to grab a copy of Sunday's Sun Sentinel. It will have more than $1,000 in coupon savings. You can't afford to miss it!

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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Free entrance to national parks through April 24

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Get in free at U.S. National Parks in Florida on Saturday, April 16, through Sunday, April 24, as part of the park system's free entrance program celebrating National Park Week. The park service is waiving fees to over 100 parks around the country.

On the Florida list: Everglades National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, Canaveral National Seashore, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and Gulf Islands National Seashore.

In January, our family visited Shark Valley in the Everglades. We took a tram tour and saw more than 100 alligators and countless wading birds and other spectacular wildlife.

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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April 15, 2011

Dress for prom at Bloomingdale's event Saturday

bloomies%20dress%20prom.jpgBloomingdale's at Town Center in Boca Raton will hold a "pre-prom party" event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16.

The event includes a prom fashion show at 2 p.m., 20 percent off selected prom dresses, and help with accessories and beauty "essentials" for the big evening.

This prom season features lavendar, aqua and other pretty colors -- no black. Get colorful -- there will be plenty of time to wear black.

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Pandora-style Murano Glass bead bracelet in sterling silver for $29

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Szul.com's deal of the day is a Pandora-style bracelet with 10 Italian Murano glass beads in sterling silver for $29 with free shipping. These would make fabulous Mother's Day gifts!

The bracelet comes in red or blue and is adjustable to 9.5 inches with a lobster-claw clasp.

I've ordered jewelry from Szul before and it's exactly as described. I was delighted with two previous purchases.

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Free Into the Wild body lotion from Bath & Body Works ($3.50 value)

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Bath & Body Works is offering a free travel-sized Into the Wild Body Lotion valued at $3.50 to Facebook fans.

Visit the fan page and get your coupon for the new lotion.

Click here for the deal. The offer expires on Saturday, April 16.

Bonus Coupon: Get a free Signature Collection Travel Item with any purchase from Bath & Body Works; exires April 20.

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Coupon: $10 off $25 purchase at Macy's

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Macy's is offering a coupon for $10 off a purchase of $25 or more for use on all sale and clearance apparel and home goods for its One Day Sale.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16.

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April 14, 2011

Free MyTaxBack app helps you get a tax refund from Uncle Sam

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The app, available in English and Spanish, helps you easily check to see if you qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which could be money on your pocket from Uncle Same if you are a low to moderate income working individual or family.

According to the EITH Home page at IRS.gov, the "EITC is intended, in part to offset the burden of social security taxes and to provide an incentive to work. When EITC exceeds the amount of taxes owed, it results in a tax refund to those who claim and qualify for the credit."

Click here for the deal. The Federal Income Tax deadline for filing is midnight, April 18.

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April 13, 2011

Winn-Dixie expands Fuelperks! gas-savings program

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Winn-Dixie is expanding its Fuelperks! program, in which customers can save on gasoline purchases at Shell stations, by allowing unlimited purchases of "Bonus Reward" items.

Winn-Dixie's program, introduced in February, 112 grocery stores in South Florida, offers 5-cents off for every $50 in qualified purchases made when you sign up for a the chain's Customer Reward Card.

The grocery chain announced today that it is lifting one-item limit restrictions on the weekly bonus items. Before, you could have saved up to $8 on fuel with purchase of bonus offers that change from week to week. Now, customers can stock up on those items and earn unlimited additional 5-cents off.

Example: Purchase the bonus item of two jars of Smuckers Grape Jam or Jelly, and get additonal 5-cents off. Buy four, and you'll earn 10 cents, etc.

“Many of our customers are telling us they are saving 50 to 75 cents per gallon or more by shopping at Winn-Dixie. They will be able to earn more fuelperks! discounts — and faster — with this expansion of our fuelperks! rewards,” said Mary Kellmanson, Winn-Dixie’s group vice president of marketing in the press release.

Click here for more information on how the program works.

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Personal consultations with Lancôme beauty expert Sandy Linter

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Want to look like a celeb?

Here’s your chance to get personal star treatment from a celebrity makeup artist. Lancôme beauty expert Sandy Linter, whose roster of Tinseltown A-listers includes Uma Thurman and Christie Brinkley, will be offering one-on-one consultations from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Neiman Marcus in Boca Raton.

Linter is co-author of a new book, “The Makeup Wakeup: Revitalizing Your Look at Any Age” (Running Press; $23), which aims to help women older than 40 face their beauty demons. The guide offers tips on everything from sun damage to abused eyebrows.

During the event at the Lancôme counter, you also can get a signed copy of the book with any $100 Lancôme purchase. 3605975084160_AMETHYSTGLAM_COLORDESIGNALLINONEPALETTE_2.jpg
Be sure to check out the Color Design Eye Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette ($48), which uses a new wet pour process that delivers super-smooth shadows.

To book an appointment with Linter, call 561-417-5151 and ask for the Lancôme counter. Space is limited. Neiman Marcus is inside Town Center Mall, 5860 Glades Road.

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Free food at Panda Express, Melting Pot, Smokey Bones, Church's Chicken

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Buy a two- or three-item entree plate from Panda Express and get a single serve item for free with a coupon.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on April 26. There are locations all over Central and South Florida.

Not in the mood for that? Here's a few other options:
Free cheese fondue at the Melting Pot (with reservation)
Coupon for $2 bowl at Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
Free Fried Chicken Sandwich at Church's Chicken
Free dessert at Smokey Bones.


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April 12, 2011

Free MP3 of Foo Fighters' new single 'I Should Have Known' ($1.29 value)

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Amazon.com is offering a free MP3 download of the Foo Fighter's latest single "I Should Have Known" from the "Wasting Light" album which dropped Friday. This single is selling on iTunes.com for $1.29.

Click here for the deal. You must have an Amazon account.

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Free Sweet Shot Dessert at Smokey Bones

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Here's a coupon for a free Sweet Shot Dessert at Smokey Bones.

Just a little something to end your meal without piling on more calories.

Click here for the deal. It expires on April 18.

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Free 59-ounce bottle of Uncle Matt's Organic Juice

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Get a coupon for a free, full-sized 59-ounce bottle of Uncle Matt's Organic Juice.

Sign up and the Clermont company will mail you a coupon in about two weeks. The U.S.D.A.-certified organic orange, grapefruit and lemonade is sold at Publix markets.

Click here for the deal. Orange ya glad we told you about it?

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Free Essence of Beauty product and candy or beverage from CVS ($5.99 value)

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It's a freebie perfecta on social media with CVS/Pharmacy!

First, we told you about how to get a free candy or beverage coupon valued at $2 when your follow CVS_Extra on Twitter.

Now, "like" the CVS Beauty Club fan page on Facebook and get a coupon for your choice of a free full-sized Essence of Beauty Antibacterial Collection product valued at $3.99. So now you can score two freebies in one trip!

Like the fan page, enter your ExtraCare card number and e-mail address and the coupon will be sent to you. The offer ends at midnight on Friday, April 15. If you don't have an ExtraCare account, sign up here.

Click here for the deal. The coupon must be redeemed in the store by Monday, April 18.

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April 11, 2011

Free candy or beverage when you follow CVS on Twitter ($2 value)

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Get a coupon for a free candy or beverage up to $2 when you follow CVS/Pharmacy on Twitter.com

You must have an ExtraCare card to get the coupon, which will be e-mailed to you. If you don't have an ExtraCare account, sign up here.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Sunday, April 17.

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Coupon: $2 Baja Bowl at Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, free e-book

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Sign up for e-mail deals at Baja Fresh Mexican Grill and get a coupon good for a $2 Baja Bowl and get a free e-book on business advice.

Baja Fresh CEO David Kim was featured recently on CBS's "Undercover Boss". Visit his site and download his free e-book of "The Best Billionaire Advice I Ever Got."

Click here for the deal. There are locations in Central and South Florida. The coupon expires on April 24.

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Sign up to volunteer and get free Newman's Own product

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Sign up at VolunteerMatch.org to do some good work during April and get a free Newman’s Own product as a thank you.

Search by zip code for a way to volunteer in your community from more than 60,000 listings; sign up and then you’ll get an e-mail with a link to a coupon.

This would be a great way to students to get those volunteer hours they need.

Click here for the deal.

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April 10, 2011

Free house paint for Broward, Palm Beach County residents

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Broward and Palm Beach County residents can get free, high-quality exterior latex house paint through paint recycling programs. Here's how:

BROWARD COUNTY:

Broward residents can get up to 20 gallons of free, reblended exterior latex house paint from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at the Broward County Waste and Recycling Services center in Pompano Beach. Color choices are turquoise, terra cotta, dark grey and beige; the paint comes in 5-gallon containers.

Pick up the paint at 2780 N. Powerline Road in Pompano Beach. Proof of residency is required. Call 954-765-4999 for more information.

If you can't make it Sunday, residents can get free paint year round from more than 22 municipalities. Click here for more information.

PALM BEACH COUNTY:

Palm Beach County residents can get free exterior house paint, too. It's offered to residents of owner-occupied, single-family homes through the Solid Waste Authority Recycled Paint Donation Program. You can select from a variety colors, including beige and blue.

The SWA typically offers free paint for walls and trim for up to a 2,500-square-foot home (more for larger houses), said Joanna Aiken, community-services coordinator. For information, call 866-792-4636 or 561-697-2700 ext. 4701, or 4717 to get an application sent to you.

RECYCLE OLD PAINT:

To get information on how to recycle paint and other hazardous waste and household goods and find a recycling centers and hours, visit Broward County Waste and Recycling Services website or SWA.org in Palm Beach County.

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April 9, 2011

Walgreen's giving away 1 million Gogo's Crazy Bones on Saturday

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Walgreen's drug stores are giving away 1,000,000 Gogo's Crazy Bones toys in stores on Saturday, April 7.

Gogo's Crazy Bones, which seem to have a Pokemon-type aspirations, are little characters that come in hundreds (hear that Mom?) of colors and designs, each one with a name and special ability. Kids use the toys to play a variety of games, which are based on ancient games played in ancient Greece. The Gogo's characters will be featured in a forthcoming TV show, debuting in May.

Click here for the deal.

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Free T-shirt from Bacardi Rum

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Bacardi Rum has been trying to give away free V-neck T-shirts on Facebook for two days, but has run into a few technical glitches. The giveaway had been working sporadically, but is back up anow.

Like the fan page and then click the ""Bacardi Together" tab and sign up for the freebie, which is offered in both men's and women's sizes.

Click here for the deal. Rum! Don't walk! This deal won't last!

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April 7, 2011

Anthropologie sundress 46% off

Anthropologie%20sundress.jpgShop It To Me, a shopping website you must register for to get deals, is offering an Anthropologie sundress for $79, discounted from $148.

The Paraiso dress is made of cotton with horizontal stripes of blue and yellow. Dress it up with the matching silk sash for a Sunday brunch.

For other Shop It To Me deals, go to www.shopittome.com or directly to:
Anthropologie sundress.

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Coupon: Buy one, get one free Powerade Zero sports drink

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Visit the Powerade Zero fan page on Facebook.com and get two coupons good for buy one, get one free 32-ounce bottles of the new no-calorie sports drink.

Click the "Coupon" tab. After you print it out, click the back button and print another!

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on June 30.

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April 6, 2011

Get two free bestselling audio books from Audible.com

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Listen up! Get a two free audio book downloads with a 30-day free trial to Amazon's Audible.com, valued at about $50. Choose from 85,000 titles.

The Amazon-owned site allows you to purchase bestsellling digital audio books for use on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smart phones, iPods and more than 500 models of MP3 players. The service also offers content from radio shows, newspapers, magazines, podcasts, stand-up comedy and speeches.

Some of the release offered for download: "The Lincoln Lawyer" by Michael Connelly, "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen, Tom Clancy's "Dead or Alive," and "The Help," by Kathryn Stockett.

You can buy the books outright for a set price (bestsellers range $30 and under), or subscribe to a monthly membership plan and buy books with credits. The Gold plan offers an introductory rate of $7.49 a month for one credit and then goes to $14.95 a month thereafter. A 12 credit plan is $149.50. One credit generally buys one book. There also is a Platinum plan.

Click here for the deal. After the 30-day trial, your membership will automatically renew, so if you don't want it, be sure to cancel before the 30 days are up.

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Get nearly $13.50 in free laundry products at Winn-Dixie

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Winn-Dixie's new "Make-a-Deal" program is offering nearly $13.50 in free laundry products when you buy a jug of liquid Tide for $14.99 with your Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card.

Buy the Tide detergent and get full-sized Shout Stain Remover, a gallon of bleach, a bottle of Downy liquid fabric softener, Downy dryer sheets and bonus Purex 3-in-1 sheets.

Last week, the grocery chain offered free food worth nearly $9 with the purchase of Maxwell House coffee with the "Make-a-Meal" offer. In February, Winn-Dixie introduced a new customer reward program called fuelperks!, that offers a discount on Shell gasoline with grocery purchases.

Click here to find a store and see details of the promotion, listed on Page 12 of this week's circular. The deal is good through April 12.

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Free 12-month subscription to 'Popular Science' magazine

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Get "Popular Science" magazine for a year for free with no strings attached, compliments of MeTooSoftware.com. A 12-month subscription to the science and technology publication normally costs $12.

I ordered one for my son to encourage him to read more.

Click here for the deal. Be sure to check the box "Please don't send me any more special offers" so you don't get spammed to death.

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April 5, 2011

Behind the scenes with Spike TV's 'Auction Hunters' filming in South Florida

In February, I got to spend a morning down in Miami hanging out with Allen Haff and Ton Jones of Spike TV's Auction Hunters, during filming of the second season of the reality show, which debuts tonight at 10 p.m.

The pair make a living bidding on and selling the contents of abandoned storage units that go up for auction. There are 50,000 abandoned storage units in America holding about $1 billion worth of goods, according to the show's press materials. There are loads of people who go to these auctions. On this Thursday morning in Miami, there were about 30 people -- mostly men -- waiting to bid on three rooms.

Haff and Jones get really excited about their finds and enjoy the thrill of the hunt. Over the years, Haff and Jones said they have scored lots of money; stacks of cash in safes, $2,000 in old coins and bills stashed inside of books. "After we discovered that, we check every book now," said Haff. They were giving away the books when they discovered there were bills stashed inside nearly every one of them in the abandoned unit.

What's the weirdest thing they ever found?

"Human remains," says Haff. "Part of our job is 'CSI: Miami.' We do some forensics," Haff said. When they discovered the bones, they immediately called authorities and their storage room turned into a crime scene.

The video above was shot at Extra Storage Space on Coral Way in Miami. The pair won the auction of room #7058 for $350 and it was packed with ladders, paints, tools and construction equipment. They pulled out a circular saw worth about $100, a nail gun, Milwaukee Hammer Drill in the box (this excited Ton quite a bit), a Husky Paint Sprayer, levels, extension cords. There also were clothes and assorted other household and personal items that made you wonder about who once owned them and what happened to him.

As Haff checked inside the drawers of the furniture stored in the back of the unit, he came across a 30 GB iPod, a negative HIV test, a letter from a parole officer, the remnants of a Meth kit and a Alcoholics Anonymous book.

"We find lots of drugs and paraphernalia," Jones said."We're unpacking the sad story of someone's life."


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Free 10-count package of Tide Stain Release

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Tide is giving away 150,000 free 10-count packages of Tide Stain Release beginning Monday, April 4, on is Facebook fan page under "The Challenge" tab.

Besides the freebie, you can win weekly prizes of a year's worth of free Tide and 10 winners will get a Maytag washer and dryer.

Tide tried to give away 100,000 samples of its laundry additive on March 28, but had massive technical issues within Facebook. The company added another 50,000 freebies and rescheduled the giveaway for April 4.

Click here for the deal.

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April 4, 2011

40% off spring wear at Old Navy

Old%20Navy%20sundress.jpgIt's that time of the year when South Florida's weather starts to become humid, and the best thing to wear is cotton. But where does a shopper find clothes that are not polyester or rayon?

Surprisingly, at Old Navy. This weekend, at 40% off, I snagged a cotton skirt and sundress -- both perfect to stay cool at upcoming spring art and music festivals. The sundress, for less than $19, is cotton jersey so it stretches a bit for a nice fit.

I did buy one rayon top because it was too cute to pass up. Ah well, nobody's perfect.

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Free compact fluorescent light bulb

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Earth month freebie, incoming!

Get a free compact fluorescent light bulb from Rodney Strong Vineyards when you take a plede to change at least one light bulb in your office or home to an energy efficient CFL bulb as part of the winery's RSV Green Light campaign.

The bulbs use up 80 percent less engergy to emit the same light as an incandescent bulb, last up to 10 years, save you money on electricity and reduce CO2 emissions, according to the RSV Green Light website.

The bulbs must be disposed of and recycled properly because they contain mercury. Visit Earth911.com to find a recycling center.

Click here for the deal.

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April 3, 2011

Free food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert!

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Here's a few deals and coupons for free food, for big kids and small.

Free kid's meal with adult entree purchase at Chili's; expires Apirl 5

Kids eat free at IHOP from 4-10 p.m. in April with adult meal purchases.

Free Arby's Outside-In Cinnamon Bites with Combo purchase; expires April 7.

2-for-1 Maple Bacon Sundae at Denny's; (you read it right); expires April 9; (BTW, according to Google, today's the 119th anniversary of the first documented ice cream sundae.)

Free Maggiano's Zeppole Italian-Style Doughnuts; expires May 4

Free Southern Style Chicken Sandwich at Church's Chicken with drink purchase; expires April 24

Free 4 breakfast grocery items at Winn-Dixie valued at nearly $9 with coffee purchase

Also, Burger King has been mailing out millions of coupons for free Chicken Tenders. Be on the lookout for them.

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April 1, 2011

Score $25 tickets to 'Wicked' in daily lottery at Broward Center

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If you thought a house would have to fall on you before you could afford to see the Tony-awarding winning musical "Wicked," at the Broward Center, then we've got a deal for you.

Through April 24, Broadway Across America is offering orchestra seats for $25 cash in a ticket lottery. There might be as many as 20 tickets available per performance, depending on how many seats are sold at each show. Some orchestra seats cost $154.

Get the deal by visiting the Broward Center box office 2.5 hours before showtime to put your name in the lottery drum. Winners will be selected 30 minutes later. The limit is two tickets per person, payable in cash only.

Special thanks to Bill Hirschman over at SouthFloridaTheaterReview.com for the tip on this item.

Click here to see the performance schedule. Good luck!

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100 percent off sale at American Apparel today only

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American Apparel is having a 100 percent off sale with a coupon code good until 11:59 p.m. April 1. The racy retailer swears this is not an April Fool's joke.

Get up to five items for free with a minimum purchase of $10. Also score 20 percent to 90 percent off other cute merch, too.

One of the freebies you can get is this spaghetti tank top, which normally runs $10.

Click here for the deal. Enter code ARIL1ST at checkout.

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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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