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December 9, 2011

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I have posted money saving tips for your honeymoon before, but this one is super easy! Once you have the location and time picked out you can save a lot of money by booking online through Ebates.

Ebates is a money saving rebate site. You sign up for an account, then use their links to go to your shopping location. They send you a rebate after your purchase. You will also get $5 when you sign up  (you will need to earn $5 in your own rebates before you can cash the extra $5 out). If you are looking for a way to boost your own rebates to get the extra $5 then check out the magazine section. There are rebates for up to 40% off many great wedding magazines. You can find a longer description of how Ebates works at Little People Wealth’s post on how to use ebates.

So how does Ebates save you money on your honeymoon? If you book your hotel through ebates they will give you a cash rebate! Hotel rooms are expensive so this can add up fast. Right now hotels such as Fairmont, Sheraton, W, Holiday Inn, and Westin hotels are offering a 2%-5% rebate. On a $1000 hotel stay you could be saving $20-$50.

If you want to double your savings then you can use Ebates to book your car rental as well and they even have a few air travel sites with rebates. Save even more by purchasing restaurant gift certificates through them (restaurant.com offers 30% back and 50% off at their site so a $50 certificate could cost you as little as $17.50).

After you sign up for an Ebates account click on the “Travel and Vacations” link at the bottom of the left sidebar to see all of the deals. Happy traveling!

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Brides Contest

Brides magazine has collected the best love stories in America and now you can vote on them! When you vote for your favorite love story you will be entered for the chance to win prizes to “create your own love story” (you win a gift certificate for dinner, a movie, and a shopping spree at JCPenney). Brides magazine is one of the budget wedding magazines I often recommend subscribing too. You can save a lot of money by getting a cheap subscription (wait for a sale).

Two lucky winners of the Brides love story contest will win a trip to New York to get married or renew vows. One winner will get diamond stud earrings. A fourth winner will get a surprise proposal on Times Square on Valentines Day (there are three categories of stories). It is easy to vote for your favorite!

When you vote for your favorite love story you are entered to win one of two prize packages. The prize package includes a $250 gift certificate to JCPenney, $100 American Express Gift Card, and one $25 AMC gift card.

The contest is sponsored by Modern Bride (sold exclusively at jcpenney), Times Square, and Intercontinental in New York Times Square. Full rules are listed on the website and the contest ends on December 6th, 2012.

You must be at least 18 years old and you cannot be an employee or immediate family member of any of the sponsors.

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Blue Nile is running a “Are You Man Enough to Say ‘I Do'” Contest. The winner will receive:

  • A Blue Nile diamond engagement ring valued at up to $7,500,
  • First-class airfare to New York City,
  • Accommodations including hotel stay, dinner for two, transportation, $1,000 in spending money, and
  • A proposal, live in front of the world, at the NASDAQ open on Friday, November 25.

To enter the contest you need to tell them the “manliest” (and most creative and humorous) thing you’d do for your significant other. Go to the Blue Nile facebook page to enter. You can enter by submitting a written or video entry (you do get extra points for a video entry).

The deadline is November 4th and you can get more information at the facebook page. While you are there be sure to “like” Budget a Wedding on facebook! I post more deals and information on my facebook page. Plus, you can post your own questions and get answers from me and other readers.

Good luck in the contest! A free $7500 engagement ring is a great prize!

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