Cheapest of the Cheap winners shine with good ideas

Cheap is as cheap does and this year’s batch of Cheapest of the Cheap contest winners have taken cheapness to pickedlooks prom dresses levels with their tips that are creative, generous, interesting, fun — and lucrative.

Here they are: the 50 esteemed winners of the 20th Annual Ms. Cheap Cheapest of the Cheap contest, presented by Kroger and sponsored by Goodwill Industries.

The First Place prize of $999.99 goes to legendary cheapster Clay Dyer, whose entries this time around confirm how thoroughly and cleverly cheap he is — especially when it comes to free food.

“Over the years, I have come up with many different ways to score a free meal. It is a passion, an art, if you will,” said Clay, who gets something free at least once a week and sometimes even rolls over one free meal to get another with the followup receipt. “Many people shrug it off and toss their receipt in the trash, but I look at those receipts as cash,” said Clay, who has recently landed free meals from Captain D’s, free frozen custard and ice cream from Culver’s and Dairy Queen, free appetizers from Genghis Grill, free sliders from White Castle, and free sandwiches from Arby’s and Chick-fil-A by filling out their surveys. The only problem, he says, is that when “we dine at these restaurants, my wife scolds me for taking a peek in the trash to see if I can turn another survey into a free treat.”

Clay’s quest for free food also includes sniffing out promotional restaurant grand openings, where he has recently scored 156 free Chick-fil-A sandwich combo meals, 52 small Blizzards, 52 Italian Ices and 156 free Big Macs. And the good news is that he shares a lot of his tasty winnings with family and friends.

‘Arrow’-themed prom dress doesn’t fail this high school fan

When her high school was failed by an “awful” prom theme — http://www.pickedlooks.com/prom-dresses-c_11/ could only be the work of Ra’s al Ghul — Danielle Taylor set out to make things right … by attending in a dress inspired by Arrow.

In a Facebook post written to series star Stephen Amell, Taylor showcases photos of herself in an emerald-green gown, hood and matching sneakers (for a round of after-prom crimefighting, undoubtedly), and carrying a bow. Her friend Ashlyn, dressed in red, stood in for The Flash.

“I got a lot of stares at prom,” she explains, “and then the day after I heard people asking other people if they saw the girl with the hood, and then proceeding to ask who it was! Little did they know that it was me. So a hood really does hide your identity!”

Tips of choosing mermaid rhinestone prom dresses

Organza Sweetheart Asymmetrical Trumpet/Mermaid Rhinestone Prom Dresses

Title: Organza Sweetheart Asymmetrical Trumpet/Mermaid Rhinestone Prom Dresses

Price: NZD$ 211.69

Sleeves Length: Sleeveless

Neckline: Strapless, Sweetheart

Embellishment: Rhinestone, Beading, Tiered

Fabric: Organza

Customer Reviews:

Jacqueline: Got this dress in the black color, and I’m in love 🙂 great purchase. It’s a great cut for almost any shape. I’ll definitely use this online shop in the future. I got the custom measurements on this dress and I was more than pleased!

Ling: We just received my daughter’s prom dress and it is gorgeous. I was really nervous about ordering it online as I just wasn’t sure that we would get what we saw. But we did, and I am recommending your website to her friends as a great place to find quality dresses. Thanks!

Maria: Thank you dresses I received my dress today and I am delighted with my purchase and your service.

Willie: I got this dress to use as my friend’s party! ! It was gorgeous, quick delivery, perfect fit! ! I recommend this site to anyone looking for a dress for a special occasion! !

Cheri: I loveeeee this dress, my concern is the length. While I am looking for a tall dress I dont want to be tripping over it. I want it just below my shoe is it possible for me to get my length.

Lori: This dress is amazing. Love it. my daughter really beautiful wearing this dress. fits perfectly, is VERY flattering, and is very good quality. I am pleasantly surprised and would not hesitate to order again. Thank you so much for making her feel so glamourous and special.

Yolanda: Just received the dress, which is faster than I expected, I was afraid of the style, after tryed it on, absolutely beautiful, just love it. Thank you.

Carol: I was really amazed at how well made it was. Such a great deal! I had some minor alterations done – which didn’t cost much. I still love this dress and this site. Will do recommend you to anyone.

Tips for buying cheap beautiful mermaid split front ball dresses

Chiffon Tulle One Shoulder Sweep Train Trumpet/Mermaid Split Front Ball Dresses

Title: Chiffon Tulle One Shoulder Sweep Train Trumpet/Mermaid Split Front Ball Dresses

Price: NZD$ 215.49

Sleeve Length: Sleeveless

Embellishment: Rhinestone, Split Front

Back Details: Zipper Up at Side

Waist: Natural

Customer Reviews:

Rosalina: I am slim now, that is so attracrived when I put on my dress. Thanks for your nice work. I will consider to buy more on your website again. Thank you.

Marilyn: The dress arrived well before expected and is absolutely perfect. I found that the dress arrival was easy to track and was so very easy. I also chatted to one of your reps before ordering and they made the process so very clear. Truly magnificant thank you.

Yvonne: Bought this beautiful dress for my daughter for her prom. It fits her nicely. The material is good quality. The design is shinning and elegant. Thank you for the dress. It is quite stunning, thank you very much.

Margaret: This dress is well-made, beautiful and true to size. This dress is brilliant. Shipped faster that expected. Beading may irritate some. I love the dress! Everything looks beautiful. It’s just a little too long. Thank you so much.

Rosie: I love this dress. It fits perfectly. Thank you, I have shared this web site with all my friends, and they will ordering soon! We are all getting dresses for a formal wedding! I love mine!

Henrietta: Very pretty dress. love the color and how it was made. Beautiful dress – extremely well made, lovely to wear and it fit perfectly! I have received many compliments on it and can’t wait to wear it again!

Lillie: A fast and easy Way to look your best! I love my dress ! This online shop keeps its promisses! This is the very dress I expected. The size s is so exactly. I love the dress, it is so shinning. Thank you.

Patricia: This dress is beautiful! I wanted something unique. I LOVE the lace-up corset! Very cute and unexpected detail! The fit is true to size. The dress is very well made and structured. Very pretty dress overall!

Make your party special with a column beading prom dresses

Chiffon Sweetheart Sweep Train Sheath/Column Beading Prom Dresses

Title: Chiffon Sweetheart Sweep Train Sheath/Column Beading Prom Dresses

Price: NZD$ 188.49

Embellishment: Beading, Split Front

Fabric: Chiffon

Occasion: Prom, Formal Evening, Military Ball, Wedding Party

Waist: Natural

Customer Reviews:

Kathryn: Ordered the dress for my daughter’s Senior Prom. Nervous about ordering dress on-line. The dress is beautiful and fit her perfectly. Very pleased with the dress and have been telling others about this site.

Phoebe: Absolutely pleased with my dress, ordered. I know I will look absolutely stunning on my brother’s party day. Love the dress! great quality and very fast shipping!

Bonnie: The dresses have been wonderfully made to the highest standard thank you for making me feel beautiful!

Dixie: Arrived in perfect condition and I loved my dress and recommended it to my sisters and aunts.

Heather: My dress is amazing! ! Thank you so much, it fits perfectly and looks great! We did need to touch up a few minor things on the dress but would highly recommend purchasing from you.

Rebecca: I just received my dress today. And it’s absolutely perfect! It’s everything I thought it would be and it fits perfect 🙂 Thank you so, so much I couldn’t be happier!

Crystal: AMAZING! AMAZING! I was really nervous about ordering the party dress onlune. it is perfect. It’s just like the one in the picture. It fits and looks amazing. The material was just like it says. I am happy. I am going to order another party dress. Better Than I Could Have Wished!

Catherine: These dresses are just absolutely stunnning ! ! I got 6 of them same color as the picture. The price is better than good, I think its a real bargain, I really love the dress from you.

Tips in selecting the perfect mermaid appliques ball dresses

Tulle Silk-like Satin Scoop Neck Sweep Train 
Trumpet/Mermaid Appliques Ball Dresses

Title: Tulle Silk-like Satin Scoop Neck Sweep Train Trumpet/Mermaid Appliques Ball Dresses

Price: NZD$ 222.69

Wrap: No

Years: 2015

Trend Collections: Elegant, Sexy, Vintage Inspired

Show Color: Multi Colours

Customer Reviews:

Maxine: This dress is stunning! I absoulutely love it. The size was a little off, but otherwise OMG! I will be getting 2 more for my wedding renewal. The girls will look great.

Carey: I bought two dresses for the online store, one is evening dress, another is party dress. The two dresses are very beautiful.

Sandra: The shipping time was outstanding. Received them in about a month. From now on if I ever need a dress for any special occasion, I will order through this online shop.

Lula: This dress is perfect. I ordered it and received unexpectedly before I thought I would. I am very happy and pleased with the dress that I have received. It fits beautifully. Be sure that I will order more cloths from this online shop.

Gloria: wow! ! ! ! ! ! So stunning! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! I was really not sure what to get for this cheap price, but I was totally surprised. The dress came and it is exactly like on the picture and fits perfectly 🙂 Thank you a lot! ! ! ! ! ! Will come again!

Vickie: I am very pleased with this dress. It is beautiful and well-made; the material is comforatble and the color is flawless. I will certainly come back for any formal dress needs I have in the future! perfect!

Elizabeth: The dress fits perfectly, and is exactly what I requested, and to the standard that was expected. The beadings on the dress although is extremely delicate and easy to damage. I still love the dress though.

Concha: Well, first of all, the service was great! it’s super easy to get help, and the staff was very friendly. the dress is great. It’s even more beautiful than the picture. It got here in perfectly fine condition. So, I would recommend this site, and dress to everyone:D!

Buy designer a-line beading prom dresses online to enjoy high discounts

Chiffon One Shoulder Floor-length A-line Beading Prom Dresses
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Title: Chiffon One Shoulder Floor-length A-line Beading Prom Dresses

Price: NZD$ 179.59

Silhouette: A-line

Hemline/Train: Floor-length

Sleeves Length: Sleeveless

Neckline: One Shoulder

Customer Reviews:

Elizabeth: I have to say this is the best! I placed order on last week for dresses and one of my bridesmaids decided she needed another size. they got right back with me and they was able to change dress size. I was so happy! I would definitely order from them again.

Vickie: It is extremely flattering. Perfect and beautiful dress! My dress arrived today and it is amazing! the whole dress is gorgeous and I can’t wait to wear it!

Patricia: I loved all the detail on this dress! It seemed very well made and looked easy to care for. The dress fits me like a glove, and the materials used are beautiful.

Monica: Loved this dress, was just as described. Fast shippment. Would definately order again. Communications have been fantastic and I can not wait to wear my dress.

Katherine: I love the dress and the shipping was very fast. Great beautiful dress for a reasonable price. I fell in love with my dress the moment I opened the box.

Evelyn: My dress came today and I could not be more thrilled it was so beautiful I can’t wait to wear it to my Senior Prom. Absolutely loved this dress and felt beautiful in it. I will definitely order again.

Vernice: I have fallen in love with this particular dress as soon as I laid eyes on it. We couldn’t be happier with this dress. The dress was made to size 10 and fits wonderfully. The train is beautiful and I know my daughter is going to look and feel like a princess on prom day! Thank you. We will definately use your sight again.

Kay: The Dress Is Amazing, Much Better Than Expected. The Dress Looks Even Better Than The Picture If That Is Possible. I Was Also Really Pleased With How Quickly It Was Delivered.