The Bride’s Guide to Freebies – Fabulous Big-Money Sweeptakes at Better Homes and Gardens and Martha Stewart

bride's guide to freebies

In my book The Bride’s Guide to Freebies, I’ve shared a ton of my top freebie-finding secrets for weddings, helping you avoid Mistake Freebies and lock into the ones that really add to your wedding day (and boost your wedding budget further!)

When this book first came out, we offered a wedding freebies newsletter, which grew too big too quickly for us to maintain well (and there weren’t always great freebies out there!) So we moved our wedding freebies info to my blog to make it easier for everyone to cash in!

In my book, I recommended the Better Homes and Gardens sweepstakes, which often included bigtime cash prizes, and this has gotten even better for you lately, since they switched their online sweepstakes entries into UNLIMITED entry for most of their big-money prizes. We’re talking $50,000 (which could pay for your whole wedding,) $25,000 (which, again, could pay for your whole wedding,) $20,000 (there’s the wedding gown of your dreams!) and more. (You’ll need to register with BHG, of course, and each entry requires you to click on a super-short video to make sure you’re not a bot. With these and any other online sweepstakes, always read the rules and fine print before you click!)

So, check it out, including the Martha Stewart sweepstakes and other sister magazines’ sweepstakes. We wish you good luck with your entries (and much fun with your winnings!)

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Ariel Winter’s Golden Globes Look: Perfect for Your Junior Bridesmaid? What’s Your Vote?

Image: Styleite.com

Image: Styleite.com

The ladies of Modern Family can do no wrong fashion-wise lately, and Sarah Hyland has always been an age-appropriate inspiration for Junior Bridesmaid fashion, so I was very excited to see what ‘little sis’ Ariel Winter would wear to the 2013 Golden Globes. Her purple dress last year opened the door to her Junior Bridesmaid Fashion Icon status, and now I’d love to know what you think about her neon embroidered Valentino dress for the 70th annual Golden Globes. Fashionista blog www.styleite.com called it very age-appropriate, but does that mean it’s a trend-setter for Junior Bridesmaid dress picks? Do you love the embroidery? Is it too ‘young,’ even for Ariel? What do you think of the sparkly silver headband and shoes with the neon accent dress? Is a blingy headband perfect for the Junior Bridesmaid? Share your thoughts here, and win a copy of my new book Bridesmaid on a Budget! www.sharonnaylor.net/books.htm

My take on it? Love the dress, and especially love the sparkly shoes. Now that’s a fun trend for Junior Bridesmaids!