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Final Chance to Enter Wedding Contest This Weekend in Auburn

Real Maine Weddings to award one couple with a wedding package worth more than $100,000
AUBURN – Earlier in the year, Real Maine Weddings magazine announced a contest to give away a wedding package in Freeport, Maine that is worth more than $100,000. This weekend, couples have their final chance to enter the contest in person.
To enter, couples need to visit to submit a 2-minute or less video before March 14, saying why they deserve a free dream wedding in Freeport, USA. The entries will be posted online and people can vote for their favorites.

The hidden hazards of regifting.

The hidden hazards of regifting.

So a few days ago, I wrote a little post about gift cards, and I showed off my secret stash of paper and plastic tickets to paradise.  Well, shortly after I put up the post, I was inspired to take stock of my collection and realized that this Christmas, I had received a $50 gift certificate to go see a show at a local theater.

Adventures in coupon clipping services.

Adventures in coupon clipping services.

Last week when I was writing about coupon contingency plans, I mentioned the possibility of buying coupons from an online clipping service. I’d considered it before, but always got big case of the lazy (with a side of cheap), and decided that it wasn’t worth the risk of buying a bunch of coupons that I might not ever have the occasion to use.

25th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling

25th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling

Sunday, April 3, 2011
Holiday Inn by the Bay • Portland, Maine

We hope you can join us on April 3rd to enjoy the finest chocolate delectables from the best restaurants, candy shops, and chefs in Cumberland and York counties!

You may also purchase raffle tickets for some fabulous prize packages that have been generously donated by area businesses.

All Chocolate Lovers' Fling proceeds benefit Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine.

For more information on volunteering, sponsorship or restaurant participation call 1.800.313.9900

LA CA$H Coalition Seeking Volunteer Tax Preparers

The Lewiston-Auburn CA$H Coalition, which annually promotes the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low-to-moderate income residents, is seeking individuals who would like to serve as a volunteer tax preparer this year.

Gritty McDuff's Christmas Ale now on Tap and in Stores throughout New England

Gritty McDuff's ( is kicking off the holiday season with the release of its seasonal "Christmas Ale," available now through the end of the year, the company announced today.

"This ESB-style beer has a full-bodied, malty taste with slightly roasted undertones," said Thomas Wilson, Gritty’s marketing director.  "Its flavor perfectly complements richer holiday foods, and it’s a natural choice for entertaining."

A robust ale that will be served throughout the fall on draft at Gritty's three Maine brew pub locations (Portland, Freeport and Lewiston/Auburn), Christmas Ale also will be available on draft in select bars and restaurants throughout the region and at beer retailers throughout New England in 6- and 12-packs, 22-ounce bottles and mini-kegs.

Made with English Pale and Crystal Malts and a touch of Roasted Barley, a blend of Clusters, Styrian Goldings, Saaz and Yakima Goldings l