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This and That {giveaways galore + more}

Today I have probably the largest number of giveaways I've ever showcased in one post, plus a few sale items and events too. So, let's get started . . . {eye candy friday is up next}

First off, there's this week's giveaway to win a gift card for the MissNowMrs online name change services.

The Wedding Outlet's Latest Sales
From now thru January 25th, you can save $10 at The Wedding Outlet on any order over $75 with code 10DAYS. And, the Karma Sutra Weekender Kit is on sale for a Valentines day gift for $19.

Get Married magazine Hits Newsstands
The January issue highlights 2010's best bridal trends, while giving brides an interactive guide for wedding shopping. You can find Get Married magazine . . .
• On newsstands in select locations: Barnes & Noble, Borders, Waldenbooks, Book World, Hasting, Books-A-Million, additional independent bookstores
Free first issue: Brides can receive a single issue of Get Married magazine FREE by signing up online
Free online flipper: For this current issue, the free online flipper provides brides an interactive experience by hyperlinking all product features to a site of purchase
Annual subscriptions (4 issues): Available for $14.96

A Legendary Wedding Giveaway
VIE – People + Places magazine, published by Cornerstone Marketing & Advertising, Inc., announced that, in their Winter 2009 issue, they are offering A Legendary Wedding Giveaway, provided by Legendary, Inc. and Emerald Grande. This prize has a value of more than $30,000 in promotional wedding items. To enter for the giveaway, contestants only need to fill out the online entry form at The winner of A Legendary Wedding Giveaway will be announced at Commander’s Palace on Sunday, February 14, 2010, and will have at least one year to plan their fairytale wedding at Emerald Grande. VIEtv will film the announcement of the winner, and follow the lucky bride and groom as they make plans for their wedding. The wedding will also be filmed and shown on and all Legendary, Inc. websites. The giveaway also includes wedding rings for the bride and groom provided by Destin Jewelers in Miramar Beach; a wedding gown chosen by the bride-to-be provided by Simply Elegant Bridal in Fort Walton Beach; music by DJ-Zoran of Celebrations by the Sea; a four-tier wedding cake to serve up to one hundred guests by Confections on the Coast, LLC; hair styling for the bride and groom at the prestigious Salon Twist on Scenic Highway 30A; photography services by Pure 7 Studios; and a dream reception hosted and catered by Emerald Grande overlooking the Destin Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. & Honeymoon Giveaway has just launched a new site design that will make finding a wedding dress even easier. And, to celebrate the new site design, they are offering brides a chance to win a fantastic Luxury Included® Honeymoon Giveaway with Sandals Resorts. You could win a romantic 6-Day/ 5-Night Caribbean honeymoon. For full details, please click here.

Martha Stewart Weddings Luxury Wedding Expo
For those that are newly engaged or missed the first two live days of the Martha Stewart Luxury Wedding Expo in November, you can catch an encore this Saturday, January 23. It's free and it's all done without leaving your home. Simply visit to chat with renowned experts for creative ideas and tips, while browsing booths from vendors like Lela Rose, Anne Barge, Tacori, Macy's, Delphine, Half Moon, and Continental Airlines to find the perfect gown, bridesmaid dresses, invitations, registry items, and honeymoon destinations.

Free Wedding Giveaway at Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center
Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center has announced the beginning of its "Win a Wedgewood Wedding" giveaway, in which one couple will win a free wedding ceremony and reception on Sunday, November 21st, 2010 at Wedgewood's Sterling Hills Golf Club location for 100 guests. The prize is valued at over $10,000. Hopeful applicants can apply at by sending in a brief essay and photo of themselves. Five finalists will be selected on February 28, 2010 with the winning couple announced at Wedgewood's bridal expo at Sterling Hills on March 28, 2010.