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June 30, 2011

TravelSmith microfiber shirt on sale for $39

travel%20shirt.jpgI just returned from the Caribbean where it was -- get this -- hotter than South Florida! This TravelSmith microfiber shirt, on sale for $39 from $54, might have been a good addition to my suitcase.

Microfiber resists wrinkles and drip-dries overnight, according to TravelSmith, which specializes in travel clothes for women and men. For a beach vacation, where one is always changing from swimsuit to dry clothes, that sounds ideal.

In the Caribbean, everything happens on "island time," including drying clothes, it seemed.

The travel shirt comes in several colors and a sleeveless style. For more information, go to TravelSmith.

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Free Febreze Noticeables Warner ($3.50 value)

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Get free after rebate a Febreze Noticeables Oil Warmer valued at $3.50.

Buy the warmer, send in the receipt and UPC code with the form and get your money. You have plenty of time. The offer is good through June 30, 2012. The rebate must be postmarked by July 15, 2012.

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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June 27, 2011

$10 Kohl's cash for every $50 spent

kohls%20floral%20dress.jpgGet $10 in Kohl's cash, which is a coupon worth 10 bucks, for every $50 spent by July 2. The Kohl's cash can be spent on a new purchase from July 3 to July 17.

If you have a Kohl's credit card, get 15 percent to 30 percent off all regular, sale and clearance merchandise through July 2.

Here are a couple of sale items I spotted: This floral dress, perfect for a pool party, is on sale for $44.99, down from $60.99. And these Sonoma Sari white thong sandals only $22.99, discounted from $49.99.kohls%20white%20sandals.jpg

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June 25, 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 a free Kong toy valued at $5, a dog tag, window decal (you know, for the dog house) and coupons in the mail from Purina.

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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June 23, 2011

South Florida locations offer free HIV testing

June 27 is "National HIV Testing Day," and several South Florida locations are offering free or low-cost testing this week and next.

Broward and Miami-Dade counties have the highest rate of new HIV and AIDS infections in the nation, with Palm Beach County close behind, according to federal statistics from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Florida is among the top ranking states in the nation with the most HIV/AIDS cases.

For information about testing locations go to SunSentinel.com/hivtest.

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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.

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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June 22, 2011

Free bag of IAMS pet food with rebate

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IAMS is offering free bags of premium dog and cat food with a purchase and mail-in rebate.

Here's how to get a coupon for the free pet food:

Purchase a 2-pound (or larger) IAMS dry dog food or a 1.8-pound bag of dry cat food, print the rebate certificate, mail it with the UPC code from the package along with the dated receipt showing purchase before June 30. Also include the store name.

IAMS will then send you a coupon for the freebie. This is a great deal if you regularly buy IAMS products.

Click here to get the rebate forms. They must be postmarked by Aug. 30.

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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June 19, 2011

Free TCBY treat, IKEA breakfast for Dads on Father's Day

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TCBY is giving away a free cup or cone of frozen yogurt and IKEA in Sunrise and Orlando is offering free breakfast to dads on Sunday, June 19, for Father's Day.

Bring Dad to IKEA before before 11 a.m. on Sunday and he'll get free scrambled eggs, hash browns and bacon with a cup of coffee. Then, stop in any TCBY and he'll get a free cone or cup of frozen yogurt.

Click here for the TCBY deal. Click here for the IKEA 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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June 18, 2011

Free $20 gift card from AT&T with AutoPay signup

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Enroll to pay your monthly AT&T wireless bill automatically with a Mastercard and get a free $20 gift card.

Also, if you have an Mastercard that offers frequenty-flyer miles, this is a great way to rack 'em up, especially if you have a large monthly bill for bundled AT&T services.

Click here for the deal. The card will arrive in 4-6 weeks.

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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June 17, 2011

Free Aveda Smooth Infusion styling kit and Hand Relief lotion

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Get a free three-piece Aveda Smooth Infusion styling kit now and join the birthday club and get a Personal Blends Pure-Fume or body care product custom blended with the aroma of your choice, valued at $24 on your birthday.

Click here for the deal. Redeem the coupon at participating Aveda Experience Centers. No purchase necessary. The offer expires June 30.

P.S. Get a free Aveda Hand Relief Lotion valued at $7.50 with this coupon. It also expires on June 30.

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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June 16, 2011

Coupon: $5 off $20 purchase at CVS

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CVS is offering a coupon for $5 off a $20 purchase on the front page of today's Sun Sentinel.

The coupon expires June 18 and cannot be combined with other CVS coupons. It excludes alcohol, gift cards, lottery tickets, prescriptions, stamps, money orders and tobacco. Only one coupon is allowed per customer.

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 admission to Butterfly World for Dads for Father's Day weekend

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Butterfly World in Coconut Creek is offering free admission for Dads on Father's Day weekend.
That's a $24.95 value.

Dads can get in free on Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19 when they say they're a father at the admission gate.

Also, Moms can get 2-for-1 admission to Butterfly World using the Super Summer Savings Card.

Adult admission is $24.95; children ages 3-11 are $19.95 and kids under 2 are free. Butterfly World is located inside Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road in
Coconut Creek; 954-977-4400.

Click here for the deal. There is a $1.50 per person gate fee to get into Tradewinds.

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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June 15, 2011

Jewelry up to 70 percent off at New York & Company

silver%20necklace.jpgNew York & Company has style-conscious jewelry that's never too expensive, but right now, it's up to 70 percent off.

This silver beaded necklace is $22.95 on sale.

New York & Company, which has nine stores from Palm Beach Gardens to Miami, is offering a "buy one, get one 75 percent" off on summer items. The store also has sales on tops, pants, dresses, jackets and other end-of-season items on clearance.

See New York and Company for more details.

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Free after rebate: One of three Physicians Formula products ($10.95 value)

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Get free with rebate one of three Physicians Formula products valued at $10.95: Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Correcting Primer, 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum or 100% Natural Origin Jumbo Mascara.

Download one of the three rebate forms and follow the directions exactly. You can only get one rebate per household. Be sure to buy the packages labeled with the "TRY ME FREE," sticker which will need to be mailed with the completed rebate form and receipt by the dates specified.

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.

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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June 14, 2011

Free "Biggest Loser" song downloads featuring Rihanna, Ke$ha, Nelly, Black Eyed Peas

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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.

Click here for the deal.

Bonus: Click here to get another free 12-song "Biggest Loser and Subway" workout mix featuring music from Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys and 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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June 13, 2011

Coupon: Free Southern Chicken Sandwich from Church's

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Here's something to cluck about! Get a coupon with an e-mail sign up for a free Church's Southern Style Chicken Sandwich with purchase of a medium drink.

The new menu offering, added in March, is a crispy fried all-white-meat chicken breast served on a toasted, buttered bun with dill pickles.

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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Coupon: $2 off two American Greetings cards

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With Father's Day coming up fast, here's a useful manufacturer coupon for $2 off any two-card purchase of American Greetings cards. The coupon can be used to purchase any greeting card (not just Father's Day) at any store that carries the American Greetings, Just For You and Carlton Cards brands.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on June 19.

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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Hey, Anthony! Free meatballs and ricotta at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

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In honor of St. Anthony’s Day on Monday, June 13, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, with locations in Central and South Florida, is giving away free orders of Anthony's meatballs with ricotta cheese to anyone with the first or last name “Anthony.”

Click here to get all the details from my foodie pal John T on his dining blog, Sup: Eating Around 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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Kids bowl free all summer

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Two programs allow kids to bowl for free this summer.

Register at KidsBowlFree.com and children can bowl two free games a day all summer at participating center all over the Florida and the U.S. There are lanes in Tamarac, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Miami and Orlando. Each alley sets the rules, so click on the nearest lane to see if your child qualifies and then fill the out the online form to get the coupons. The program runs through August.

Another option: Sign up for the Brunswick Bonus Zone, with lanes in Margate, and get coupons e-mailed good for kids 18 and under to receive a game of bowling every day through August.

Click here for more fantastic summer savings at South Florida attractions.

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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June 12, 2011

Walmart launches new mobile pharmacy

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Walmart has launched a new mobile pharmacy where you can refill prescriptions, see the $4 prescription list and view your order history on any web-enabled mobile device.

You must have a Walmart.com and Walmart Pharmacy account to use the new on-the-go service. The chain's $4 prescription plan offers nearly 500 generic drugs and over-the-counter medications.

Visit mobile.walmart.com/pharmacy on your phone to check it out.

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: $5 off $25 purchase at Denny's

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Save $5 off a $25 check at Denny's as part of the chain's new "Tour of America" promotion in which the restaurant explores regional dishes from across the land.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires June 18.

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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Explore Mars on the Curiosity Rover, compliments of NASA

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Take a trip to Mars and explore the red planet on the Curiosity rover.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology will imprint Earthlings' names on a microchip on Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory Rover, blasting off on a Martian mission between Nov. 25 and Dec. 18.

Sign up and then check out NASA's fun and fact-filled Mars Exploration Program website. You can watch scientists build the rover on the Curiosity Cam or visit the Mars FunZone and enroll as a Martian citizen, send a postcard to Spirit Rover (currently on a Mars mission collecting data for the 2011 trip), or play fun Martian games. You can even ask Dr. C., a computerized scientist based on NASA's real Dr. Phil Christensen (no relation!), questions about the planet and mission.

Click here for the deal. The offer ends on Monday, June 13.

Klaatu barada nikto!

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June 11, 2011

Spin-N-Win for valuable summer savings coupons at Dave & Buster's

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Play Dave & Buster's Spin-N-Win game to get three valuable savings coupons this summer.

Spin the wheel by pulling the handle to score coupons for 20 percent off your total purchase, $10 in free game play or a free entree when you buy one. Keep playing to get the coupon you want.

Enter an e-mail address, print it out and present at the front desk. There are some age restrictions so check the house policy.

Click here for the deal. There are locations in Hollywood and Orlando.

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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June 10, 2011

Men's suits on sale at Filene's Basement

Designer men's suits from Emanuel, Calvin Klein, Lauren, Hickory Freeman and others at Filene's Basement in Aventura.

The suits range in price from $139.99 to $399.99.

Men's dress shirts and sports shirts also are $15.99 to $39.99, including Tommy Hilfiger, Ike Behar, Ben Sherman, Eagle and others -- might be a good Father's Day present (coming up next Sunday, June 19.)

Filene's Basement is at 17651 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura. Get directions at: Filenes Basement.

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Play the Stars Wars 'Death March' on Google guitar

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Update: Google's added the guitar to its permanent logos gallery.

Attention all Geeks! Here's something silly and fun to do to waste time at your desk today: Play the Stars Wars "Death March" on the Les Paul Google guitar!

Entertain all your pocket-protecting Jedi friends with this fun trick. Just follow directions and play it you will:

1. Go to Google.com/logos/2011/lespaul.html
2. Click the square with red dot (recording button)
3. Type in the numbers 3,3,3,1,53,1,53,,,7,7,7,8,53,1,53
4. Stop recording
5. Copy and E-mail the link to a pal

It's harder than it seems. Here's my shaky version: http://goo.gl/doodle/SgRqP

You can record and play all types of songs. Have fun -- it's finally Friday!

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June 9, 2011

BOGO admission, free Israeli Scout performance at Butterfly World on Friday

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Butterfly World in Coconut Creek is offering a buy one, get one free coupon good for use for up to six people on Friday, June 10. Two can save $24.95 on admission.

Save at the gate and then enjoy a free cultural performance in the Grand Plaza at 1 p.m. by the visiting Israeli Scout Friendship Caravan, right, which showcases songs and dances in Hebrew, Yiddish and English.

Adult admission is $24.95; children ages 4-11 are $19.95 and kids under 3 are free. Butterfly World is located inside Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road in
Coconut Creek; 954-977-4400.

Click here for the deal. There is a $1.50 per person gate fee to get into Tradewinds.

Also, you can save all summer with 2-for-1 admission to Butterfly World by using the Super Summer Savings Card.

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 download of Britney Spears 'I Wanna Go' from Victoria's Secret

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Get Britney Spears' hot new song "I Wanna Go" with a free download of the sexy summer playlist "Victoria's Secret Bombshell Summer Soundtrack" through Facebook.com

The song, off the pop star's new "Femme Fatale" album, is part of the download offered for a limited time on the Victoria's Secret fan page on Facebook.

Click here for the deal. Don't wait. It won't last long.

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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June 8, 2011

Coupon: $3 off any purchase at Staples stores

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Staples is offering a coupon for $3 off any purchase in stores only through June 11. The coupon is posted on our Sentinel Deals Facebook fan page. While you're there, check out other great Facebook-only deals!

Click here if you have a Facebook account. Click here to get the coupon on the first page of the Staples weekly circular.

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 10-song Summer Mix playlist with Frappuccino purchase at Starbucks

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Purchase any Frappuccino at Starbucks and get a free 10-song Summer Mix playlist while supplies last.

The iTunes playlist features songs from Death Cab for Cutie, Fleet Foxes, Telekinesis, We Are Augustines, Booker T. Jones, Parts & Labor, The Airborne Toxic Event, Peter Bjorn and John, Cold War Kids and Matt Nathanson.

I'm going to treat myself to a Mocha Coconut Frappuccino today.

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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June 7, 2011

Save $50 on Apple iPhone 4 at Walmart stores

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Walmart stores are now selling the Apple iPhone 4 for $147 through June 30.

Save $50 on black and white 16GB models for both AT&T and Verison with new line activation or an eligible upgrade and a two-year contract.

The offer is not available online and is offered in select stores.

Click here for the deal and to find a store.

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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TLC renews 'Extreme Couponing' for a second season

Look forward to watching more dumpster diving for coupons on TLC.

The cable network has renewed the hit series "Extreme Couponing" for a second season, ordering 12 new episodes of the clipping-and-saving reality show set to return in September. There are two episodes left this season.

The reality show, which airs in back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. Wednesdays, has turned coupon-clipping into a pop-culture phenomenon. This week's new show, on at 9:30 p.m., features an Ohio woman with a family of nine scoring $3,100 of groceries for less than $100.

The debut season has featured women dumpster diving for coupon inserts and shows tense moments at the register as the supersavers clip and shop their way to massive stockpiles of food and toiletry items. The show routinely features women making gigantic grocery grabs for dozens of items they score for next to nothing by stacking coupons, getting everything from frozen pizzas to mustard and Maalox for pennies.

Catch up when TLC airs an "Extreme Couponing" marathon at 3 p.m. on June 16.

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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Quiznos coupons: Buy one, get one free sub or salad and three other deals

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Quiznos is celebrating its 30th anniversary with four coupons for meal deals.

There are four offers:
Free sub or salad when you buy one with a regular drink
Free chips or cookie and regular fountain drink with salad or sub purchase
Two meals for $9.99 (two small subs, two chips, two cookies, two drinks)
$1 off regular sub/salad or $2 off a large sub

Click here for the deal. The coupons expire on July 10. Be safe and print a few now, because they may not last.

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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June 6, 2011

HotDealsOrlando.com launches with 50 percent off at Ichiban Japanese Cuisine

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HotDealsOrlando.com kicked off today, offering a fantastic dining deal: $20 for $40 worth of sushi and more at Ichiban Japanese Cuisine in Orlando.

The new one-deal-a-day site was launched by our sister paper, the Orlando Sentinel. The Sun Sentinel will debut HotDealsSouthFlorida.com later this month.

These new Hot Deals sites will offer wonderful local savings offers of 50 to 80 percent on restaurants, spas, auto, health and fitness, entertainment, travel and more.

The Orlando Sentinel's Frugal Force blog has more details about other Central Florida deals being offered this week.

HotDealsSouthFlorida.com is coming soon so be sure to sign up for e-mail alerts so you won't miss a deal. You'll automatically be registered for a chance to win an iPad2!

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: $9.99 oil change and tire rotation at Tire Kingdom

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Get your oil changed and tires rotated for $9.99 with a coupon from Tire Kingdom.

The offer, good at participating stores, includes up to six quarts of conventional multi-grade motor oil, a filter change, four-tire rotation and a 22 point inspection. There may be an additional $3 disposal fee in some areas.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on June 14.

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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Create a free, customized Father's Day card ($3.50 value)

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Create a free, customized Father's Day card and have it mailed to Dad for free from CardStore.com with a coupon code good only on Monday, June 6.

There are some super cute designs to choose from and it's fun to put your own special touch on that card for Dad. I just created a card with photos of the kids and personalized the text inside in just a few minutes. I then I opted to have the card mailed to my husband, all for free.

If you don't want to make a Father's Day card, choose others, from birthday to graduation to photo cards.

Click here for the deal. Enter FREECARD at checkout. Bypass the credit card info and scroll down to the bottom to enter the coupon code. Worked like a dream!

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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June 5, 2011

Free Signature Collection item valued at $12 with purchase at Bath & Body Works

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Get a free full-sized Signature Body Collection item valued at $12 with any $10 purchase at Bath & Body Works with a coupon.

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

Combine that with a $10 off a $30 purchase coupon. Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Sunday, June 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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Free and cheap food from McDonald's, Einstein's, Baja Fresh; Chili's, CiCi's and more

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Going out to eat? Here's a few savings options:

McDonald's: $1 off any size McCafe Frozen Strawberry Lemonade, Frappe or Smoothie; expires June 14.

Einstein Bros. Bagles: Buy one, get one free coupon for an egg sandwich along with five other savings coupons; expires June 5.

Denny's: Coupon for a free order of bacon; expires June 6.

Jamba Juice: Coupon for $2 Fruit Refreshers; expires June 8.

Baskin Robbins: Coupon for $2.99 Hot fudge sundae or 16p-ounce Cappuccino Blast; expires June 8

KFC: Enter your zip code to get coupons.

TGI Friday's: $5 off $15 purchase; expires June 30

Baja Fresh: $2 off $8 purchase or $5 off $15; expires June 20.

Ruby Tuesday's: Add-on Garden Fresh Salad Bar to any entree for free; expires June 16

Arby's: Free Grilled Chicken & Pecan Salad Sandwich with purchase; expires June 13; sign up for Arby's Extra Rewards and get a coupon for a free Arby's Roast Beef Sandwich.


Chili's and Maggianos: Sign up for e-mail alerts and get a $5 off coupon for Chili's and a $10 off at Maggianos Little Italy, which has locations in Boca Raton and Orlando.

CiCi's Pizza: Coupon for a free kid's buffet with purchase of an adult buffet; expires June 14.

Cheesecake Factory: Coupon for free desserts with purchases; expires June 28.

O'Charlie's: $5 off a $20 purchase (locations in Central Florida); expires June 12


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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June 4, 2011

Free facials, gift bags at L'Occitane through Sunday

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Take a few minutes for yourself to get some free pampering at the mall. L'Occitane is offering free mini facials and goodie bags through Sunday, June 5, in stores featuring its new plant-based Angelica Skincare line.

Call or stop in to book an appointment and get a Radiant Routine facial consisting of a moisturizing treatment, softening exfoliation and pampering mask and a rejuvinating eye treatment along with a gift bag of samples.

Click here for the deal. There are stores in the malls in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Aventura, Coral Gables and Orlando.

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 entry to South Florida museums on Sunday

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Get in free at 150 national museums with a Bank of America credit or debit card and buy one museum admission and get at 17 other venues through the BAMM program.

BOA's Museum on Us program offers each cardholder one free general admission on Saturday and Sunday on the first full weekend of each month.

Here's the list of South Florida museums participating: The Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale; The Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale; Young at Art Children's Museum in Davie; South Florida Science Museum in West Palm Beach; Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach; Miami Art Museum; Miami Children's Museum; Miami Science Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami

In Central Florida: Museum of Art; The Menello Museum of American Art; The Orange County Regional History Center

Click here for the deal.

Broward Attractions & Museum Month (BAMM) offers a great savings when you buy one museum membership, you get into 17 others for free through June 30.

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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June 3, 2011

40 percent off Banana Republic Friday

Get 40 percent off women's full-priced items online at Banana Republic on Friday.

If you miss the sale, you can still get 30 percent over the weekend.lace%20tank.jpg


Banana Republic has several colorful tops and ruffled dresses just right for summer. I liked this top for $34, though it doesn't qualify for the discount because it's on sale. With the 40 percent discount, though, you can shop new items like this dress, regularly $130. banana%20republic%20dress.jpg

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$10 off $30 purchase at Radio Shack

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Get a $10 off $30 purchase coupon from Radio Shack when you text FAST 2 SHACK to 74225. The text coupon is good for the first 25,000 to sign up for alerts. There are a few retrictions. The offer is good through June 23. (The coupon was in the second text I received.)

Radio Shack just tweeted the offer yesterday, so there should be plenty of them left.

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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June 1, 2011

Coupon: $5 off a $30 purchase at Publix

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Be sure to grab a copy of the Wednesday, June 1, edition of the Sun Sentinel to get a coupon for $5 off a $30 purchase at Publix. This is just one more way the newspaper helps save you money (and pays for itself).

The coupon is on the back of the "Summer Breakfast Sale" insert that is 6.5 X 9.5 inch cardstock. (Not the regular 16-page flyer that is in stores too). It expires on June 15.

Click here for more ways on how to save big bucks at Publix using coupons.

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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Unlimited free rentals at Blockbuster with new release rental

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Blockbuster stores are offering free unlimited rentals through July 4 with a coupon when you rent one new release.

Rent any new release for $2.99 and get for free any rental priced $1.99 or less through July 4. You can get one video per day, one at a time.

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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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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