Friday, December 16, 2011

It's Chic to Be Cost Conscious: Luxe Holiday Gifts that Won't Break the Bank!

By: Finance Foodie

This holiday season, with the European debt crisis and the shaky US economy, shoppers more than ever need to focus on spending less while still looking good. We here at financefoodie.com especially understand (being personally affected by the volatility in the stock market) and are here to help find the perfect gifts for yourself or the fabulous ladies in your life. Best of all, these recs are all wallet-friendly yet still super chic alternatives to the luxury goods featured in Harper's Bazaar's 2011 Best Gifts for Women. So you might look like a million bucks after buying all this swag, but you don't have to pay a million to do so!

Splurge: Carter Trinity Black and White Ring - $1,500
Save: Black & White Diamond Ring - $200
A well crafted 'off set' bypass ring with black & white diamonds. It is sleek and comfortable to wear. As an accessory it can be worn with casual as well as formal attire. Available at Kmart stores or kmart.com


Splurge: Pyrrha necklace - $140


Save: Black Jade Pendant - $70
Wear this luminous pendant to give your outfits a special touch of drama. A black jade disc etched with contrast oriental detail drops from a 10k yellow gold bale on a complementary 18 in. chain. Available at only on kmart.com


Splurge: Aurelie Bidermann Collar Necklace- $1,200

Save: Romanza Byzantine Necklace - $100
You'll be the bell of the ball with this byzantine style necklace that's set in a gold over bronze setting. It is a traditional necklace in a metal that is unique. Available at Kmart stores or kmart.com


Splurge: Primary New York Clutch - $300
Save: Agabhumi Here's Foldo - $64
Agabhumi, or "ancient firmament", represents a reflection of the strength and creativity of the artisans that produce all the jewelry, bags, scarves and sandals sold by the company. The Here's Foldo fold-over leather clutch handbag is perfect for day or night look and is chic as well versatile. Available at Agabhumi stores or Agabhumi.com

Total Splurge: $3,140
Total Save: $434
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Money Banked! $2,706

*******Giveaways*******

Congrats Lena and karen_robertson34!

Financefoodie.com, in partnership with Kmart and Agabhumi, wants two lucky readers to try some of these budget friendly goodies with $100 Kmart gift card and a $100 Agabhumi gift card giveaway!
There are THREE ways to enter
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me what is "SAVE" gift you want the most. Also please include your email address so I can contact you if you win!
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)

Contest ends Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night!

Full Disclosure:  Promotional considerations provided by Kmart and Agabhumi. I was not compensated for this post. 

194 comments:

Cheryl Free said...

Black Jade Pendant ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl Free said...

Following @financefoodie1 on Twitter {@TheLuckyLadybug}
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Cheryl Free said...

Tweeted the giveaway
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MunchingTealeaf said...

love the black jade pendant! (jenny.x.zhang@gmail.com)

huggr1960 said...

The Black & White Diamond Ring huggr1960@gmail.com

slb3334 said...

the black jade pendant.

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Anonymous said...

The black and white diamond ring.

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Anonymous said...

twitter follower nickieisis3

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peg42 said...

I love the Black & White Diamond Ring
Thanks so much
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peg42 said...

I'm a twitter follower (peg42)
Thanks
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Stephanie said...

black and white diamond ring
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clc408 said...

I'd love to save with the Romanza Byzantine Necklace. So pretty!

clc408 said...

Following you on twitter (clc408)

Email is in my profile

clc408 said...

Tweet
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sweepmom said...

I like the Agabhumi Here's Foldo clutch.

Anonymous said...

I love the black jade pendant!

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Tina said...

I like the Primary New York Clutch
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Tina said...

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Tina said...

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sarah said...

the Black & White Diamond Ring
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sarah said...

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Anonymous said...

Black Jade Pendant is my favorite.
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Anonymous said...

I am following you on twitter
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Meggiedarlin said...

The black and white diamond ring.

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sksweeps said...

I'd love the Save: Black & White Diamond Ring - $200

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tia said...

Black & White Diamond Ring.
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tia said...

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snowluvnferret said...

My favorite is the Save: Black & White Diamond Ring - $200

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Rebecca Graham said...

I like the Primary New York Clutch.

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Rebecca Graham said...

Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter: rhoneygee

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fozzy331 said...

Id love to save with the Black Jade Pendant so pretty!

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fozzy331 said...

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jennem said...

I like the Agabhumi Here's Foldo

jennem said...

Twitter follower as jennem1.
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Debra said...

i like the Pink star coin pearl ankle

The Sunshyn said...

My favorite Save is the Romanza Byzantine Necklace
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The Sunshyn said...

I follow on twitter (@The_Sunshyn)
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The Sunshyn said...

I tweeted this
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Anonymous said...

like Romanza Byzantine Necklace - $100



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Anonymous said...

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Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

My favorite save is the Romanza Byzantine Necklace,

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Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

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Erica C. said...

I like the Here's Foldo clutch :)
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moepuns said...

I'd like the Agabhumi Here's Foldo. Thanks!

moepuns said...

I follow you on twitter @juliemeagan

moepuns said...

Tweet http://twitter.com/#!/JulieMeagan/status/148594790592819202

Melissa said...

i follow finance foodie on twitter
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amy16323 said...

black and white diamond ring
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erma said...

I love the black and white diamond ring.
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Kristy Thiel said...

I think for me it would be the black and white ring. Thanks for hosting!

Mami2jcn said...

The Black & White Diamond Ring is beautiful!

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Mami2jcn said...

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tweet:

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kellyr78 said...

I like the Black Jade Pendant
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kellyr78 said...

I follow you on twitter(kellydsaver)
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kellyr78 said...

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Vance Creve said...

Save :Agabhumi Here's Foldo
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Vance Creve said...

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guettel78 said...

The Black Jade Pendant is really beautiful (and affordable!) - I'd love to be able to give it as a gift to my mom or sister. Thanks!

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guettel78 said...

I follow you on twitter: @guettel78

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guettel78 said...

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

I really like the Here's Foldo clutch. too cute.

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susan1215 said...

I love the black Jade Pendant

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susan1215 said...

follow you via twitter susan1215

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susan1215 said...

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Deanna G. said...

I love the clutch! :)


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Deanna G. said...

I follow @financefoodie1 on Twitter. (@calidreamin87)



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Deanna G. said...

Tweeted the giveaway:

https://twitter.com/#!/calidreamin87/status/148809858387419137


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Lena said...

the black and white diamond ring!

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Elena said...

Black & White Diamond Ring.

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Elena said...

Follow you on Twitter @ElenaIstomina

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Elena said...

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DLSLoveBlogs said...

Would love the save Black & White Diamond Ring - $200

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DLSLoveBlogs said...

I follow Finace Foodie on twitter ErrandMom

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RealtorSD said...

I like the pyrrha necklace the most!
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DLSLoveBlogs said...

tweet

https://twitter.com/#!/ErrandMom/status/148836103724605443

RealtorSD said...

i follow you on twitter as sarahndavis
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Debbie C said...

Definitely the Save: Black & White Diamond Ring .

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RealtorSD said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/SarahNDavis/status/148836816752087040
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Debbie C said...

@chrisdeglen tweeted:

twitter.com/#!/chrisdeglen/status/148837300749615104

chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

agatewood1 said...

REQUIRED ENTRY: Black & White Diamond Ring Thank u!
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Bebemiqui said...

I like the Black Jade Pendant.
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agatewood1 said...

following you on twitter @shuggysmommy
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agatewood1 said...

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Daniel M said...

i like the Romanza Byzantine Necklace - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Courtney B said...

i want the black jade pendant! gorgeous!

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Courtney B said...

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MANDY83 said...

the black and white diamond ring!

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Claire said...

I want the Romanza Byzantine Necklace!

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MANDY83 said...

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MANDY83 said...

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bukaeyes said...

I like the Black Jade Pendant!
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I follow on Twitter @bukaeyes
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mom2gabnnat said...

I like the black and white diamond ring.
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mkjmc said...

The Black and White diamond ring
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mkjmc said...

Follow you on twitter @mkjmc

mkjmc said...

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Romanza Byzantine Necklace
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Denise S. said...

I'd love to have the Black Jade Pendant.
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Denise S. said...

I follow you on twitter
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Misty Sunrise said...

I like the Agabhumi Here's Foldo

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Roxy said...

The black jade pendant!

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Roxy said...

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CaseyDeuce said...

I love the black and white diamond ring "save!"
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CaseyDeuce said...

I'm a twitter follower!
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Melissa O. said...

The Here's Foldo clutch!

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pauline15 said...

I love the black diamond ring, but checking out their website, I also found the Pearl choker for only $58.00 which is a deal!
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pauline15 said...

I follow on twitter (pauline15)
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Hi, I'm Heidi said...

I would want the Agabhumi Here's Foldo because it is SO cute! I love the purple color, that's my fave.
My email addy is meek_heidi@yahoo DOT com

Hi, I'm Heidi said...

Following on Twitter as @meek_heidi
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Tiffany said...

Omg! I would LOVE to have the black and white diamond ring!! I love it.
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Tiffany said...

I follow you on twitter as @tcsalvia
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trishden said...

Hello, favorite save is the Agabhumi Here's Foldo, so chic. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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trishden said...

Follow Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter. Thanks! @trishden

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trishden said...

I tweeted on Twitter here:
https://twitter.com/#!/trishden/status/148978705547530240

Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

i like the Save: Agabhumi Here's Foldo - $64 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

smilekisses said...

Love the black and white diamond ring.
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smilekisses said...

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Michelle Hagewood said...

My "save" item would have to be the black and white ring.

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Patty C said...

I would LOVE to get the Save: Black & White Diamond Ring

Michelle Hagewood said...

Follow on Twitter under JustMarriedMom3

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Patty C said...

I follow on twitter as @tcrowley122

07violet said...

Black Jade Pendant

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07violet said...

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mauisage said...

I love the Romanza Byzantine Necklace

mauisage said...

I forgot to add my address! I love the Romanza Byzantine Necklace

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mauisage said...

I follow Finance Foodie
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mauisage said...

I retweet your giveaway! Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

Romanza Byzantine Necklace jtwark@mail.com

mkjmc said...

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EmmaPeel said...

Following you on twitter (Emma__Peel)
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Georgia Caudle said...

Love the Black & White Diamond Ring - $200 for sure. Thanks for the opportunity!

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Georgia Caudle said...

Following Finance Foodie on twitter as @gmissycat too.

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Georgia Caudle said...

Tweeted here too

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crystalf said...

I like the Black & White Diamond Ring. thank you!
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Kim said...

I would LOVE that Black Jade pendant you list!!!

Kim said...

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tina reynolds said...

The Black & White Diamond Ring for sure thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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tina reynolds said...

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Colleen said...

the black jade pendant.
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tlcfromtn said...

The Black and White Diamond Ring

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tlcfromtn said...

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carolpie said...

The black and white diamond ring and the foldover.
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carolpie said...

Twitter dresdenrain
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carolpie said...

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Breanne said...

I like the Primary New York Clutch

Breanne said...

I follow you on Twitter @Razzmyberry

Chisum Crew said...

I love the Black & White Diamond Ring! trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

wildcat32 said...

I like the black and white diamond ring.

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Kathleen Conner said...

I love the the black jade pendant.

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Kathleen Conner said...

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Kathleen Conner said...

tweeted

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Julie said...

Primary New York Clutch - $300 love this
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~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

Black & White Diamond Ring

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WWillows6 said...

The save gift I love the most is the Black & White Diamond Ring!
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WWillows6 said...

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WWillows6 said...

Tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/lisalmg/status/149176328049004544
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Janice said...

Black and white diamond ring
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Janice said...

I follow Finance Foodie on twitter @disneyfan40
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Janice said...

Tweeted
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Jo said...

I LOVE the Black & White Diamond Ring!!!
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Jo said...

follow on twitter @ItalCutie
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Jo said...

tweeted
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Lo said...

I like the New York Clutch

Lo said...

I follow you on twitter (I'm @prizealert)

Lo said...

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Heidi said...

I love the Black and White Diamond Ring!
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Heidi said...

I follow you on Twitter as @TextbookMommy
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Natasha H said...

Would love the Black Jade Pendant

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John Billiris said...

I would like the The Black & White Diamond Ring for my wife

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John Billiris said...

follow you on twitter

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Kary_Fb said...

Black & White Diamond Ring is a must have piece of jewelry.
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Kary_Fb said...

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Kary_Fb said...

I tweeted about your giveaway: @Kary_Fb
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Swtlilchick said...

I would love the Save: Black Jade Pendant the most

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Swtlilchick said...

I am following you on Twitter
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Swtlilchick said...

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ewhatley said...

black jade pendant

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maxfate said...

The Black & White Diamond Ring is amazing! I would want that most!

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maxfate said...

I'm following on Twitter- @maxfate

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maxfate said...

I Tweeted. Thanks~
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Cweller75 said...

The Save gift I want the most is the Black & White Diamond Ring.

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Cweller75 said...

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Atreau said...

I really like Romanza Byzantine Necklace.

barblong said...

I want the Black & White Diamond Ring the most.

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nicole thoresen said...

I like the Black & White Diamond Ring.

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nicole thoresen said...

I'm following Finance Foodie on twitter as valleybronco

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