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August 31, 2011

Free breakfast at Chick-fil-A on Tuesday through Saturday

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Did you sign up to get your free breakfast entree at Chick-fil-A yet?

My foodie pal John Tanasychuk on our dining blog Sup: Eating Around South Florida reports that you can make a reservation to get one of nine entrees for free on Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 6-10.

Click here to get all the details from John T. on the deal.

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August 30, 2011

More TouchPads on the way, HP announces

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HP announced it has decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand and will offer the tablets for sale in a few weeks, according to a post by HP's social media strategist Mark Budgell on HP's Next Bench blog.

"Despite announcing an end to manufacturing webOS hardware, we have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand," goes the post. "We don’t know exactly when these units will be available or how many we’ll get, and we can’t promise we’ll have enough for everyone. We do know that it will be at least a few weeks before you can purchase."

The post goes on to invite consumers to follow on Twitter.com Bryna Corcoran (@BrynaatHP), HP's Social Media Manager or himsrlf, Mark Budgell (@MarkatHP), the HP PR manager for social media.

The post goes on to update on TouchPad availability and pricing.

This latest move by HP is beginning to remind me of Coke's marketing ploy in 1985 annoucing it was changing its landmark recipe. The annoucement, regard as a crazy move at the time, ended up creating significant sales gains.

There are similarities. HP's announcement that it was pulling the plug on its new tablet was heralded as "corporate suicide" by a former HP director in a recent New York Times story. But, the move has put the tablet front and center with consumers and demand has been extremely high for the device.

Blunder or blockbuster? Time will tell.

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Eight South Florida teachers get $100 in school supplies for SunSentinel 2011 Teacher Appreciation

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SunSentinel Super Shoppers have made their selections in our 2011 Teacher Appreciation on the Sentinel Deals fan page on Facebook.com.

Eight South Florida teachers will receive a free $100 box school supplies! The supplies were purchased and donated by Dana Potgieter of Coral Springs, Andrea Mass of Boca Raton and Mary Pat Pakoke of Coconut Creek as part of our Back to School Super Shopper Challenge in early August. We gave each $10 to spend to see how far they could stretch a buck buying school supplies by using coupons. They came back with $600 in goods!

The eight selections are:

Teresa Blank at Coral Glades High School in Coral Springs
Deanna Frazin Casper at Boynton Beach Charter School in Boynton Beach
Ronni Jones at Pinewood Elementary in Tamarac
Tina Jordano at Welleby Elementary School in Sunrise
Amy Klevens at Nob Hill Elementary in Sunrise
Kristin Marra of Pine Grove Elementary in Delray Beach
Marie Russell of Sanders Park Elementary School in Pompano Beach
Michelle Skalski of Tropical Elementary School in Miami

Here are the submissions that were selected: Read more at Facebook.com/SentinelDeals.

"Teresa Blank: I would like to nominate myself. I teach Marine Science I and II at Coral Glades High School in Coral Springs. I know how much my students love creative/hands on activities and a box of school supplies would really help us to be able to do more of those kinds of things. For example: one of their favorite activities is "Create a Creature" in which they work as a team to design an imaginary creature using what they have learned about the marine environment. They build a model of their creature and tell their classmates about it. Every year I am amazed at the imaginations and creativity of my students. It is also rewarding to see how much they have learned about ecological relationships in the marine environment (but may not even realize it themselves) through participating in this project. Thank you so much."
Marie Russell of Sanders Park Elementary School, Pompano Beach. She is a very caring kindergarten teacher. Marie is a born teacher. Like most of her fellow teachers at Sanders Park, not only is she an excellent teacher, but she goes the "extra mile." She keeps her classroom "treat box" filled with little trinkets for special rewards. Many times she has bought supplies like pencils, crayons, and pencil boxes for her students. She has brought in flip-flops and sometimes used clothing for students in need. She is the type of person who will buy a sandwich and water for a homeless lady. This past year has been a particularly difficult one for Marie both emotionally and financially. Her husband had brain surgery in the fall, and has not been working as much as he would like. At times life has been a struggle for Marie, her husband and their two little boys. Yet here she is at the beginning of the school year, setting up her room once again, optimistic and excited."

"I nominate my wife Deanna Frazin Casper - 2nd grade, Boynton Beach Charter School. Never in my life have I met someone with such a passionate desire for wanting to give to others, without expecting anything in return. I am truly inspired by the lengths she has gone to in order to secure a teaching position - she applied for literally over 100 positions!!! Whenever I see her with kids, her sweet, sensitive, caring disposition really shine through. Her years of experience teaching in lower income, multi-cultural schools will surely continue to serve her well on her path to educate children. Deanna - you have my vote!"

"I would like to nominate Ronni Jones from Pinewood Elementary in Tamarac. Ronni has taught special ed but has been teaching first grade for the last three years. Ronni goes above and beyond the call of duty with her 10 hour days, spending her own money on supplies and offering free tutoring to families that can't afford it for their child. I know for a fact that Ronni treats her students as if they were her own kids. I've seen her clothe students who don't have the proper attire, give backpacks to those who can't afford them and give the love and nurturing equal to that of a parent. Her passion for teaching is unfounded. She's driven to make sure that every student is challenged and succeeds. Her specialty, reading, and her love for books is transferred to the students through her enthusiasm and her innovative ways of making learning fun. I myself have taught 25 years and have seen many caring teachers. However, Ronni's random acts of kindness coupled with her extensive education, masters degree and hundreds of hours of in service demonstrates her dedication and love for teaching."

"Ms. Tina Jordano, PLACE teacher @ Welleby Elementary School in Sunrise, Florida. I asked my foster mommy to write this nomination on my behalf because I still do not have a good command of letters, the way that they sound, and how words are made. However, I am so much farther than I would have been because of Ms. Tina. Being born with a speech and language disability seems unfair, but Ms. Tina was the person that helped to close that gap. I was so lucky to be first introduced to her at Welleby Elementary School in Sunrise, Florida. After I was tested at the Children's Diagnostic Center, I was referred to the special PLACE class, which stands for Preschool Learning Activities and Classroom Experience. I entered the program at age 3. I wasn't even potty-trained at that time, and Ms. Tina used to have to change my training pants. I bet that this was not technically in her job description. As time went on, I remained in her classroom for three full school years. I had a team of people that served as advocates to ensure my success, but she was the main one that was always by my side. Even when I was misbehaving, she still showed me compassion and love. Since we were together for so long, I learned what it was like to have a schedule and to be secure. It was comforting to know what my day would be like and also a great feeling to have a positive expectation. Everyday, I looked forward to coming to school. There were new and exciting things to learn. Like the time we were enlightened about Michael Angelo. Ms. Tina allowed us to lay on our backs, underneath the tables, and paint the paper that she taped underneath the desks and tables. She told us that this is exactly what Michael Angelo did with the Sistine Chapel!"

"I nominate Amy Klevens. She is a third grade teacher at Nob Hill Elementary School, in Sunrise. She has spent quite a bit of her own money to make sure every child has what they need for the school year, in addition to seeing that all of her students go on field trips, whether they have the money, or she pays for them. She's concerned with each child learning and also cares about their emotional state, as well as any problem they may be facing at home or in school. Amy is very dedicated, starting her school day at 7:30 AM and has been found many times, still working at 11 PM, planning lessons or marking papers. I hope that she will win one of these packages. She's creative and enjoys working with the students to bring our their creativity."

"I'd like to nominate my daughter Kristin Marra of Pine Grove Elementary in Delray Beach. Kristin is a first year teacher who has already had her share of troubles. Last year one of her students was murdered at the hands of his step-father. This year already her classroom windows have been shot with bullet holes. It's crazy for sure but through it all, she's maintaining a positive attitude and working hard at keeping focused on the children she is responsible for. Kristin could use a joyous, happy event in her classroom. I think this would help to make this a good school year."

"Marie Russell of Sanders Park Elementary School, Pompano Beach. She is a very caring kindergarten teacher. Marie is a born teacher. Like most of her fellow teachers at Sanders Park, not only is she an excellent teacher, but she goes the "extra mile." She keeps her classroom "treat box" filled with little trinkets for special rewards. Many times she has bought supplies like pencils, crayons, and pencil boxes for her students. She has brought in flip-flops and sometimes used clothing for students in need. She is the type of person who will buy a sandwich and water for a homeless lady. This past year has been a particularly difficult one for Marie both emotionally and financially. Her husband had brain surgery in the fall, and has not been working as much as he would like. At times life has been a struggle for Marie, her husband and their two little boys. Yet here she is at the beginning of the school year, setting up her room once again, optimistic and excited."

"I would lime to nominate Ms. Michelle Skalsky Prek/Special Ed Teacher at Tropical Elementary School in Miami, FL..My autistic daugther blossomed so much with her this past year..all I can say is she became more than a teacher to me and my family, she became a wonderful supporter and friend, and we will miss her greatly since my daughter is changing schools this year coming up..Always went over and beyond for all the kids and showed always her true LOVE and dedication to them. I love her and thank God she came in to mine and Sarah's life!!"

There were more than 60 nominations and it was a difficult choice for us because all the teachers have touched the lives of so many children and families. Sun Sentinel staffers donated some extra supplies so we were able to include two more teachers.
All the teacher are being notified and the boxes will be shipped this week.

Congratulations to all those who were nominated.

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Free $10 Walmart e-gift card with prescription transfer

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Get a free $10 Walmart e-gift card when you transfer a prescription to Walmart.com's pharmacy and sign up for free home delivery.

The new program includes hundreds of $10, 90-day generic prescriptions. Also, you'll save time and money by not waiting in line or wasting fuel to pick up your medicines.

It should only take a few minutes to create a new account or to sign in if you already have one, fill out the transfer form and designate home delivery. Then, Walmart will send you an e-mail with a code to activate your $10 e-gift card within five days. The card can be redeemed online at Walmart.com and Samsclub.com if you're a member.

There are some restrictions: It can't be applied to previously-placed refills and is not available on prescriptions covered in full or in part by Medicare or Medicaid.

Also, Walmart offers hundreds of generic meds for $10 for a 90-day supply.

Click here for the deal. You also can order a refill by phone at 1-800-2REFILL.

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August 29, 2011

Free 'Angry Birds Rio' for HP TouchPad plus five other free apps

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Get for free "Angry Birds Rio" for the HP TouchPad along with five other free apps valued at nearly $14, according to the HP Palm blog.

HP offered a free six-pack of apps last week, but the codes were exhausted quickly, so the company decided to offer more.

In addition of "Angry Birds Rio," score for free "Big Boss," "Camera for TouchPad," "Quell HD," "Pennant" and "FlightPredictor HD.

Click here for the deal.

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Target offers free cosmetic bag stuffed with beauty samples, coupons

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Target is offering "The Prettiest Goodie Bag of Them All," a free Sonia Kashuk-designed cosmetic bag stuffed with beauty samples that promise to "soothe, cleanse, shimmer, repair, pamper, nourish…and in general just make you feel fabulous." Take a short, five question survey and get one.

Target offered a million generous freebies similar to this one in March and it was amazing. There were great coupons for the products, too. But the well-designed periwinkle blue Kashuk bag was the real star.

Click here for the deal. Don't wait!

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August 27, 2011

Free popcorn or half off large popcorn, drink combos at AMC, Regal and Muvico

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Heading to the movies this weekend? Here are three ways to save on concessions:

Save 50 percent off a large popcorn and large fountain drink combo at AMC Theatres with a coupon, good beginning on Friday, Aug. 26. You can get up to one free refill on each, too! Click here for the deal. The offer expires on Sept. 8.

Get a free small popcorn at Regal Theatres through Facebook.com. Upgrade to a medium for a $1. That offer expires on Wedesday.

Get a free popcorn from Muvico Theaters when you sign up for its newsletter.

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August 26, 2011

Redeem Old Navy 'Super Cash' through Monday

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Time to cash in that Old Navy "Super Cash!"

Old Navy's shopping promotion offered $10 in "Super Cash" for every $20 spent through Aug. 18. You can redeem it in stores through Monday, Aug. 29.

Click here to read the fine print.

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Six apps for free for HP TouchPad ($30.95 value)

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HP is offering its webOS TouchPad customers six apps for free with promo codes. The applications normally cost more than $30 and range in price from $14.99 to $5 to 99 cents each, according to the HP Palm blog.

The six-pack of titles includes "Glimpse," "Kung Fu Panda 2 Storybook" "Big Boss," Sparkle HD," "Camera for TouchPad" and "Audubon Birds," right.

The offer is for U.S. customers only. Another six-pack will be offered in September, according to the post.

Click here for the deal.

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August 25, 2011

Free steak dinners from Outback Steakhouse

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UPDATE: Looks like Outback's all out of free steaks, but you can reserve a coupon for $5 off two entrees at your favorite location. Don't wait!

Outback Steakhouse is giving away 1 million free steak dinners for the "Great Aussie Steak Out." The chain is offering the promotion to celebrate its new wood-fired grill.

Click the link, enter your zip code, fill out the form with your address and e-mail (within four minutes) and a coupon will be mailed to you for the free steak and one side item.

Click here for the deal. The offer is one per household. Don't wait, mate! People will gobble these up fast.

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August 24, 2011

$99 HP TouchPads may be arriving at Best Buy stores

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If you're trying to get your hands on a cheap $99 HP TouchPad, Best Buy stores may be getting in more of the now-discontinued hot-selling tablets soon. The device is not available online.

According to a Geek Squad Policy update posted at BestBuy.com at 11:47 a.m. Tuesday:

"At this time all remaining TouchPad inventory is on its way to our stores and will be arriving throughout the week. Best Buy will no longer be selling the Touchpad on BestBuy.com, or any other Best Buy channel other than our stores. We cannot share specifics on the timing or quantity of these shipments. As soon as a store receives shipment, it will be merchandised on the sales floor and will be processed on a first come first serve basis."

The post also updates pricing:

HP TouchPad 16GB (SKU 2842056) $99.99 for the 16GB unit and $149.99 for the 32 GB. There is a limit of one per customer.

Last week, Best Buy pulled them from shelves following the HP announcement that it was going to stop making the devices.

Let us know if you find one and where. Click here for a store locator so you can call to find out if they have any in stock.

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Free case of multipurpose paper valued at $49.99 at Staples

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Staples is offering coupons for $5 off $25 purchase along with a buy one, get one free case of multipurpose 8.5-by-11-inch paper valued at $49.99 with an easy rebate.

If you need more school supplies, the $5 off coupon will come in handy. In addition to the free box of paper, there also are coupon savings for HP printer ink and 50 percent off pens and tape.

Click here for the deal. The coupons expire on Aug. 27.

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August 23, 2011

Danny Santiago headlines Aventura Mall's Fashion's Night Out

Celebrity stylist Danny Santiago headlines Aventura Mall’s Fashion’s Night Out, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8.

With the theme, "Decades of Passion for Fashion, Santiago's runway show will feature past styles that influence today’s fashion. The runway show will begin in Aventura Mall’s Center Court at 7 p.m.

Santiago has collaborated on movies including "Sex and the City,” “Sex and the City 2” and “Confessions of a Shopaholic.” He is currently working on “Burn Notice.”

The mall will also have a vintage fashion exhibit, and more than 75 events at stores including Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Anthropologie, Charles David, AX Armani Exchange, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Cole Haan, Guess, Herve Leger by Max Azria, J.Crew, Michael Kors, ZINGARA, Ted Baker and Tommy Hilfiger. To see special deals, go to
Aventura Mall.

Aventura Mall will be giving away exclusive shopping totes to the first 150 shoppers that show same day receipts for purchases of $150 or more at the MasterCard Concierge Center. The tote features an illustration by Melanie Figueroa Nieves, fashion design student at the Ai Miami International University of Art & Design, and winner of the 2011 Fashion’s Night Out Fashion Illustration Competition hosted by Aventura Mall.

For more information, call 305-935-1110. Fashion’s Night Out is free to the public.



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Dinner's ready in a flash with free e-cookbooks from Family Circle and Reynolds Wrap

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How'd that first day back at school go? If you're like me, you had a bit o' trouble getting dinner on the table at a reasonable hour. Now that those lazy summer days are over, you might be looking for a few fast shortcuts to make week-night dinners come together in a snap.

Two free downloadable e-cookbooks will help get the job done.

"Family Circle’s 15 Slow Cooker Favorites:" Dust off that slow cooker and download a free copy of this 11-page PDF e-cookbook. It features one-pot soups, entrees and desserts that prep in 15 minutes or less. We liked the Pineapple Ginger-Glazed Pork Chops and Slow Cooker Ratatouille.

“Signature Family Recipes” from Reynolds Wrap: Seven recipes, such as Teriyaki Sesame Salmon Dinner With Packet Potatoes and Pizzeria Chicken, will have meals on the table in 30 minutes or less with — best part — zero cleanup. There are also step-by-steps on how to line pans and make meal packets with aluminum foil.

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August 22, 2011

HP TouchPad tablet for $101.95 at Barnes & Noble

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Barnes & Noble is selling the HP TouchPad 16GB with Wi-Fi for $101.95.

Most everyone is having a fire sale on these since HP announced Thursday it was no longer going to manufacture tablets and smartphones.

Meanwhile, it's rumored that Best Buy will be selling 16GB HP TouchPads for $99 in stores beginning Monday (it's sold out online). No confirmation on that yet, but since Best Buy has posted an updated return policy on its web site, that seems to be an indication it's coming. Best Buy says it will not accept returns or exchanges on clearance TouchPads and it will offer either a refund or refund of the difference between the price they paid and the clearance price.

Click here for the BN.com deal. Don't wait!

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Free Apple iPhone 3GS at Best Buy with two-year contract

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Best Buy is offering Apple 3GS iPhones or free with a two-year contract.

Score an 8GB model for $0.00 (!) when you upgrade or sign a new contract with AT&T. It's been rumored that the new iPhone 5 is due for an early fall arrival and this is another signal that's going to happen.

Click here for the deal.

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Free yearly subscription to Suze Orman's 'Money Navigator' ($63 value)

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Get helpful financial advice from Suze Orman with a free one-year subscription to her newsletter "The Money Navigator,” which normally costs $63. This deal was popular when it was offered several months ago.

The easy-to-understand format covers the economy, stock, real estate and bond markets along with information about the job market, tax law and policy changes.

After you enter the coupon code, you have to provide your mailing address and confirm you e-mail address to activate the subscription.

Click here for the deal. Enter code NODEBT in the “Gift Code” box.

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Free Oikos Greek Yogurt from Dannon

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Try Dannon Oikos Greek Nonfat Yogurt for free. The company is giving away nearly 2 million cups.

Enter your state, name and e-mail address and a coupon will be sent to you in about 24 hours.

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

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August 21, 2011

Buy one, get one free regular or large ice-cream cone at Maggie Moo's

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Buy one regular or large Fresh Escape ice-cream cone at Maggie Moo's and get one for free with a coupon.

This week's Fresh Escape flavor combination is Chocolae Malted Ice Cream mixed with Whoppers, Heath Bars and chocolate syrup. Yum!

Click here for the coupon and sign up for MaggiE-mail to get other great offers.

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August 20, 2011

$10 off $25 purchase at PacSun

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If you have a surfer dude ot dudette heading back to school, then you'll appreciate getting $10 off a $25 purchase at PacSun.

The coupon is good at stores and outlets through Monday, Aug. 22.

Click here for the deal.

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$3.50 graphic T-shirt for kids at Old Navy with coupon

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Get graphic T-shirts for $5 for kids and $8 for adults in Old Navy stores through Saturday.

Use this 30 percent off one item coupon and score one for $3.50.

Click here for the deal.

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Free panty at Victoria's Secret Heartbreaker Bash on Saturday

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Get a free panty with bra purchase at Victoria's Secret's Heartbreaker Bash from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at select stores.

In addition to the freebie, there will be DJs spinning hot beats and sweepstakes held every 30 minutes. Buy any bra over $20 and get a pair of cute, limited-edition undies, valued at $10.50. (Bra multiples not eligible for the promotion.)

The bashes are being held at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise, Town Center in Boca Raton, Aventura, Dadeland and Dolphin malls in Miami-Dade and at Florida Mall in Orlando.

Click here for the deal.

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August 19, 2011

$20 off $50 purchase at Sports Authority through AMEX Facebook program

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Save $20 off a $50 purchase at Sports Authority when you use the American Express "Link, Like, Love" program on Facebook.com.

The new social media savings program offering significant statement credits when you make purchases at popular retailers like Whole Foods Market, Outback Steakhouse, H&M, Travelocity and more.

Click here for the deal. You must have an American Express card to participate. Savings offers are valid for one month from the time you choose them.

If you don't have an AMEX card, not worries. Click here for a $10 off $50 purchase coupon.

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GOP offers snarky 'Obama's Getaway: Postcards From Martha's Vineyard'

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As President Barack Obama and his family begin a 10-day vacation on Martha's Vineyard, GOP.com is offering to let Republicans e-mail free, super-snarky, postcard greetings from the president.

"Obama's Getaway: Postcards From Martha's Vineyard," paid for by the Republican National Committee, offers 18 shots of the commander in chief in various states of athletic activies -- and undress -- paired with snotty captions spoofing everying from his economic plan to his approval rating to being mistaken for Jimmy Carter on the beach.

One of the right-leaning partisan postcards shows Obama swinging a golf club with "I shot a 39 on the front nine -- matches my approval rating." One of three buff, bathing-suit-clad presidential pictures sits next to the words "It's hot outside, heading to take a double dip."

Click here to check 'em out.

What do you think of these?

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August 18, 2011

1-cent Big Macs and Quarter Pounders at McDonald's with purchase

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Buy one Big Mac or Quarter Pounder With Cheese and get a second sandwich for a penny at McDonald's on Thursday.

The "Back to School on a Budget" offer is good all day Thursday at particiatping McDonald's in Central and South Florida.

I'm a Quarter Pounder girl myself. What are you?

Click here for more free and cheap dining deals at P.F. Chang's, Mangos, IHOP and so many more.

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August 17, 2011

Free journals from Oprah Winfrey and chance to meet the star

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Oprah Winfrey is giving away one million journals to promote her new show "Oprah's Lifeclass" airing on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) in October. Sign up and you also will be automatically entered in a sweepstakes for you and a friend to meet the mega-star and attend one of her "life classes" in Atlanta on Oct. 15.
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In the new series, set to air at 8 p.m. weeknights beginning Oct. 10, the queen of daytime talk will share her most personal revelations as she sifts through 25-years of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." OWN is carried on Comcast, Dish Network, DirecTV and AT&T U-verse.

Press materials for "Oprah's Lifeclass" outlines some very ambitious goals for her OWN viewers. Oprah will offer "guidelines for fulfilling your life's potential, breaking through your to teach the lessons that matter most to her...the guidelines for fulfilling your life's potential, breaking through your barriers, understanding your purpose, letting go of anger, how to use joy to fuel your life and becoming all you were meant to be. It is the ultimate life class. Oprah will share her most personal revelations and what she thinks now about those iconic show moments and guests, according to a release.

Click here for the deal. The limit is two journals per household.

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August 16, 2011

Pep Boys offers free car service including tire rotation, brake inspection and more

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Pep Boys is offering free back-to-school car service with a coupon.

Get a free tire rotation, brake inspection, tire pressure check, battery check and multi-point inspection.

Tire rotation should be done every six months or 6,000 miles. Also, you can improve fuel economy by making sure your tires are properly inflated. If you should need other services such as wheel alignment, here's a link to a slew of coupons for extra savings.

Click here for the deal. The offer is one per customer and expires Sept. 11.

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Free full-size body wash from CVS MinuteClinic on Facebook -- again

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It's back! Lather up for free with a full-sized Moisturizing Body Wash valued at $2.27 from CVS/Pharmacy MinuteClinic through Facebook.

Like the MinuteClinic fan page, click the "Special Offers" tab and enter your e-mail address to get a coupon good at CVS/Pharmacy. Choose from Vanilla, Cherry, Escape, Romance, Fresh or Tranquil scents.

Click here for the deal. Sign up by Aug.17. The coupon expires on Aug. 20. Don't wait. This offer won't be around long!

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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August 15, 2011

Deals, coupons, savings passes for back-to-school shopping

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Florida's tax holiday may be over, but that doesn't mean you can't score big savings on back-to-school essentials. Here's a
roundup of deals and coupons on school supplies along with shopping
passes at major retailers. Let us know how much you
saved!

Also, nominate at South Florida teacher to receive a $100 box of supplies in the SunSentinel 2011 Teacher Appreciation on our Facebook fan page!

PENNY DEALS (sales end Aug. 20):
Staples: 1-cent 70-sheet notebooks ($5 minimum purchase); 25-cent poly binders, Sharpie makres, mini composition books; 50-cent paper clips, pencil boxes, pencil sharpeners; 50-cent 50-pack photo paper and copy paper (after Easy Rebate).

Office Max: Brown bag sale; 20 percent off everything you can stuff in a paper sack.

Publix: BOGO PaperMate pens; (use Target $1 off PaperMate pens competitor coupon to get them FREE), BOGO Scotch Scissors for $1.99.

Office Depot: 1-cent paper folders rulers and multi-purpose paper (with rebate); 25-cent bookcovers, pencils, composition notebooks, crayons, compasses, scissors

Walgreens: 79-cent filler paper and Bic highlighters; BOGO binders and Mead folers and subject notebooks.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES:
A.C. Moore: 50 percent off one regular-priced item; expires Aug. 20
Office Depot: $10 off $50; expires Aug. 15 (good at competitors)
Office Depot: $15 off $75 purchase; expires Aug. 15 (good competitors)
Office Depot: $20 off $100; expires Aug. 15
Staples: Free 300 Instant Lables; expires Aug. 24
Scotch Roller Dot Adhesive: $1 off; expires Oct. 31
Scotch Magic Green Tape: $1 off; expires Sept. 30
Target: $1 off PaperMate pens, markers, 50-cents off glue and tape (also use at Publix as competitor coupon).

CLOTHING AND SHOES:
Abercrombie & Fitch: 50 percent off jeans
Carters: 20 percent off $40 purchase; expires Aug. 17; through Facebook
The Children's Place: 15 percent off; through Facebook
DSW: Free tote with any $39 purchase; while supplies last
Esprit: 20 percent off; no expiration date
Foot Locker: Join VIP club and get $10 off $50 purchase coupon
Gap Outlet: 15 percent off $75 purhase; expires Feb. 2012
KMart: $5 off $50 purchase; expires Aug. 31
KMart: $10 rebate one $20 purchase when you link credit card through OfferMatic.com
New York & Company: $40 off $100 purchase; expires Aug. 15
J.C. Penney: $10 off $50; $15 off $75; $20 off $100; expires Aug. 20
Kohl's: $5 off with e-mail sign up
Old Navy: $10 off $50 purchase; through Facebook
Payless Shoes: 20 percent off plus buy one, get one half off sales; expires Aug. 31
Sears: $10 off $50 purchase of Docker's Schoolwear; exires Sept. 17.
Sports Authority: $10 off $50; expires Sept. 30; $25 of $100 with American Express card; expires Sept. 5
Target: $5 off Cherokee School Uniforms; BOGO Merona apparel
Ulta Beauty: $3.50 off a $10 purchase; expires Aug. 27

FREE WITH PURCHASE:
Apple: Free $100 Mac App gift card with any Mac computer purchase; expires Sept. 20
Amazon Prime: Free for one year for students ($79 value)
Microsoft Store: Free Xbox 360 with PC purchase from

FREE WITH REBATE:
Free Phineas and Ferb Pencil Case or First Aid Kit from Band-Aid
Free lunch sack: from Annies Homegrown with product purchases

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free download of Barbra Streisand's new song 'That Face'

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Amazon.com is offering a free MP3 download of "That Face," one of the songs on Barbra Streisand's forthcoming album "What Matters Most."

The album, set for release on Aug. 23, features Streisand singing the lyrics of her close friends Alan and Marilyn Bergman. The song is not available on iTunes ahead of its release date.

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

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August 14, 2011

Free Blockbuster Express movie rental from Boston Market

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How about dinner and a free movie tonight?

Boston Market is offering a free Blockbuster Express movie rental when you purchase a meal after 5 p.m.

Purchase a meal for a minimum of $5 (before taxes) and get a voucher good for a $1 movie rental from Blockbuster Express kiosks located inside Publix and 7-Eleven stores.

Click here for the deal. The promotion runs through Sept. 30.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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August 13, 2011

Free cosmetic bag, full-sized lotion at Bath & Body Works ($17 value)

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Oui love this deal today!

Get a free cosmetic bag and a full-sized lotion valued at $17 with any Signature Collection purchase at Bath & Body Work's Paris Amour event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. The event is happening in stores and online. You can also enter for a chance to win a trip to Paris.

Make any Signature purchase of $10 and get for free the adorable ruffled pink cosmetic bag with an cute Eiffel Tower pull along with an eight-ounce Charmed Life body lotion. The new scent is a blend of guava, pear and vanilla musk. Sounds yummy.

Of course, we have a coupon for your to score another free full-sized product, so be sure to print it out. The store is having a buy three, get two free sale as well.

Click here for the deal.

Coupon: Free Signature Body Item with any $10 purchase; expires Aug. 14

If you can't make it to the store, order online and use code PARISGIFT to get the freebie. Shipping is $1 on orders of $25 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 sign up for Deals text alerts.

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August 10, 2011

Transcript of live coupon chat on how to supersize your savings

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If you wanted to learn more about how to supersize your savings using coupons but missed our live coupon chat at 1 p.m. Wednesday with savings expert and couponing teacher Mary Pat Pankoke of CouponClasses.com, never fear.

We have a transcript of the chat that covered how to use coupons to get food for free and how to clip and organize. It even has a few deals you can use at the grocery store this week. Once you try it, you'll be hooked!

One idea that came out of the chat was to start a South Florida coupon club. If you're interested, e-mail me, Doreen Christensen, at DChristensen@SunSentinel.com and I'll add you to the growing list. This was such a great idea!

The SunSentinel featured some of Pankoke's saving strategies in our Back-to-School Sun Sentinel Super Shopper Challenge. She scored nearly $600 in school supples for under $10.

Visit SunSentinel.com/CouponChat.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

Photo: Carey Wagner, Sun Sentinel

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Join our live coupon chat at 1 p.m. Wednesday and learn how to supersize your savings

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Want to learn how to supersize your savings using coupons?

Then join our live coupon chat at 1 p.m. Wednesday with savings expert and couponing teacher Mary Pat Pankoke, right, and learn easy tips and tricks that will significantly slash your monthly grocery bills. I saved more than $100 at Publix on my last grocery trip and you can, too, with a little know-how and effort.

Bring your all your couponing questions and learn the basic principals of couponing. Some of the topics we'll cover today:

Clipping: How to combine manufacturer, store and competitor coupons to score items for free, especially on buy-one-get-one free sales (BOGOs); using competitor coupons to make money; how to find the best deals and match-up; the best sources for finding coupons.

Organizing: Binder or box? Discussion on the different systems used to file and find your coupons and how to file and find them quickly.

Buying: How to organize your coupons and purchases at the register; how to play the drugstore rewards game and make money.

Pankoke is co-owner of CouponClasses.com, a South Florida business specializing in teaching families how to stretch their grocery budget by using coupons.

We featured some of Pankoke's saving strategies in our Back to School Sun Sentinel Super Shopper Challenge. She scored nearly $600 in school supples for under $10.

Visit SunSentinel.com/CouponChat to join the chat. You can sign up for an e-mail reminder so you don't miss out on this money-saving opportunity.

See you at 1 p.m.!


Photo: Carey Wagner, Sun Sentinel

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Free Glee 3D backpack or hat with ticket purchase at South Florida theaters

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Attention back-to-school bound Gleeks!

Get a free Glee 3D backpack or hat when you purchase advanced tickets to see "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie"at participating AMC Theatres. The movie opens on Friday, Aug. 10.

Get your choice of Gleeky gifts when you make an advanced ticket purchase at the boxoffice or online at Coral Ridge 10 in Fort Lauderdale, Aventura Mall 24, Sunset Place 24 in Miami and Indian River 24 in West Palm Beach. If you buy online, don't forget to bring proof of purchase to the theater.

Particpating theaters in Central Florida include Altamonte Mall 19, Lake Square 12, Downtown Disney 24, Universal Cineplex 20 and West Oaks 14.

Click here for the deal.

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August 9, 2011

Free lunch kit with backpack purchase at Toys R Us ($9.99 value)

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Get a free lunch kit valued at $9.99 with any $12.99 or more backpack purchase at Toys R Us. Don't forget, Florida's tax holiday begins Friday through Sunday.

There are some great character backpacks for kids to pick out, from Pokemon to Disney Princesses. Plus, there are loads of lunch kits to make your pickiest eater happy, too.

While you're at the store, check out other great deals:

Buy one, get one free on Crayola crayons, pencils, markers and more. (Also get a free Crayola Giant Game Pad valued at $11.99 with any $9.99 Crayola purhcase.)

Buy one, get one at 50 percent off Fit & Fresh containers and Thermos Funtainers.

Click here for the deal. The offers end on Aug. 13.

2011 Teacher Appreciation: Nominate a South Florida teacher to get a $100 box of school supplies on our Facebook Fan page!

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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August 8, 2011

Free Redbox DVD rental from Orbit Gum

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Orbit Gum is giving away free DVD rentals at Redbox when you visit 7-Eleven stores.

Grab a code from a tear pad located inside any participating 7-Eleven convenience store and enter it online to get the free one-night rental.

Click here for the deal. The offer ends on Oct. 31 or when 150,000 rentals have been given away.

Redbox rental machines are located inside Winn-Dixie, Walgreen's and Walmart stores.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Buy one, get one free entree at Denny's

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Denny's is offering a coupon for a free "Tour of America" entree when you buy one.

The promotion celebrates regional American dishes like Georgia Peach French Toast and Southern Shrimp and Grits, among other menu choices.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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August 7, 2011

Couponing 101: How to super-size savings on groceries and school supplies

As we all gear up for back-to-school shopping, we decided to ask three of Shop-O-Matic's super savers to show us how they save on groceries and give us a few tips and tricks on how to score free and cheap school supplies. Use these techniques combined with Florida's tax holiday on Aug. 12-14 to save even more.

The SunSentinel gave $10 each to Mary Pat Pankoke of Parkland, Dana Potgieter of Coral Springs and Andrea Mass of Boca Raton, then let them shop for a week to see how much in classroom supplies they could individually purchase. They returned with more than $600 in school supplies for under $30! The Sun Sentinel Super Shoppers offer fabulous tips on how to save big on groceries by using coupons. Use what you save to buy other things you need, like school supplies.

Pankoke, Potgieter and Mass all exclusively shop at Publix for groceries because of the chain's generous coupon policy. You can save the most there, they say, because you can use a manufacturer coupons, store coupons and competitor coupons combined to get items for free or sometimes you even make money on certain items. Click here to read more about the Publix coupon policy. Also, find out which competitor coupons are accepted at your neighborhood store. (Mostly it's Winn-Dixie, Target, Doris Italian Market, Joseph's Classic Market and Whole Foods.)

Here's a few sources for getting coupons to start super-sizing your savings:

SunSentinel Sunday newspaper: Your best source of coupons is the Sunday paper. Here's a coupon for 50 cents off a Sunday paper. It expires on Sept. 30. Buy at least two to combine with buy-one-get-one free (BOGO) sales.

Online coupons: Coupons.com is a great source of manufacturer and Publix coupons.

Publix coupons: Be sure to grab the monthly slick flyers "Sail Into Savings" (personal-care items) and "Publix Back to School" (grocery items). They're usually in a kiosk as you enter the store. You can get many items for free or even make money using these coupons combined with manufacturer and competitor coupons.

Enjoy the City savings books: These cost $20 and are a great source of $5-off coupons for Winn-Dixie and Joseph's Classic Markets. There are editions for Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Orlando. There are also valuable savings at Chick-fil-A (!) and other great dining and entertainment coupons.

Target: Use printed coupons from the big, red circular that comes in Sunday's paper and print multiples from the Target.com website.

Doris Italian Market: Sign up for e-mails and get a $5 off coupon.

Whole Foods: Print these over and over. No limit to how many you can print.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free medium pizza from Papa John's with e-mail or text alerts

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Get a coupon for a free medium pizza when you buy one when you sign up for e-mails or text alerts from Papa John's.

Register for either and you'll get a coupon via e-mail for a free medium cheese pizza with a pizza purchased at regular menu price.

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 sign up for Deals text alerts.

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August 4, 2011

Free Google Nexus S Android phone at Best Buy ($699 value)

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Best Buy is offering for free Google's new Android Nexus S phone with a two-year contract with Sprint. The phones retail for $699. On Wednesday, the retailer offered free phones for AT&T and T-Mobile. They're now selling for $99.99.

Sign a two-year contract withSprint and get the new smart phone for $0.00 and free shipping.

Click here for the deal. Don't wait. This won't las long.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.


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August 3, 2011

Free Phineas and Ferb Pencil Case or First Aid Kit from Band-Aid

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Band-Aid is offering a free Phineas and Ferb Pencil Case or a free first aid kit with a rebate form.

To get teh pencil case, purhcase any three products of Band-Aid Bandages, Neosporin, Listerine Smart Rinse, Listerine Agent Cool Blue Tinting Rinse or Reach Kids toothbrushes to get the freebie.

To get the first aid kit, purchase any combination of three Band-Aid Bandages, Red Cross Brand Neosporin, Benadryl Topical or Cortaid products.

Download the appropriate rebate form, mail it with one proof of purchae tab from each product along with a cash register receipt (dated before Sept. 30 for the first aid kit and Dec. 31 for the pencil case) with the item circled from the products. As with all rebates, you must follow the directions exactly to get the goods. Request for the first aid kit must be postmarked by Sept. 15. Requests for the penil case must be postmarked by Jan. 15.

Click here for the first aid kit deal. Click here for the pencil case deal. Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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August 2, 2011

100 free business cards at Staples ($19.99 value)

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UPDATE: Due to a production error, this deal was incorrectly published in Monday's Sun-Sentinel. The coupon has expired.

Monday's Daily Deal is a coupon for $10 off a $50 purchase at Sports Authority.

We're sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!

-- Doreen Christensen

Staples is offering a coupon to print for free 100 business cards valued at $19.99.

Get 100 black and white, one-sided business cards. You also can apply the value to a higher-priced card order. The offer is valid in stores only, so don't order online.

Visit the Print Center to see all the designs available.

Also, there's another great deal over at Office Depot this week: Buy $15 in school supples and get a free backpack and lunch tote valued at $19.99.

Click here for the deal. The coupon expires on Aug. 6 and order must be picked up by Sunday.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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August 1, 2011

Free Bare Escentuals Foundation, brush and cleanser at Sephora

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Sephora is offering a free three-piece Bare Escentuals mini kit with a coupon.

Get a mini Bare Escentuals Foundation, available in original or matte finishes in five shades, a Kabuki brush and a Purifying Facial Cleanser. The offer is free in stores or available at checkout online with any $25 purchase (use codes listed on the coupon).

If you haven't used this awesome mineral foundation, now's your chance to try it for free. Plus, the knowledgeable staff can help you pick out your perfect shade.

Click here for the deal. You also can show the offer on your phone (no printing!). Hurry, supplies are limited. Note: The offer is not valid at Sephora Inside JC Penney.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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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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