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Wheaties and a Movie for $0.30!

I don't know about you, but this is all we need for a date night :)

So this is a REALLY unadvertised sale at Smith's.  It will say $4.99, no hint of a sale to be seen, but when you run your fresh values card it takes of $3!  wahoo!  I got nervous :)  There were even plenty on the shelves!


Get the detail and coupons here.  You don't even need the paper for this deal, just a printer.
With my student discount and the catalina, I paid .30 total!!


I also got a free redbox using code DVDKROG (only good at Kroger Stores). You can use it once per credit card.
If you have a current student ID, take it to the customer service desk, and get a card that will give you 5% off every purchase!  Plus you still get rewards points, so that's basically 10% off!!

Freezer French Toast

Maybe this is something everybody knows, but it's my first time freezing french toast.

This is my favorite French Toast recipe:

1 egg
2 egg whites (Im going to try the Hollandaise Sauce with the yolks!)
1/4 c skim milk
1 t vanilla
1/2 t cinnamon
1/8 t nutmeg
about 8 pieces of bread (depends on size)

whisk eggs until foamy
add milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg
dip bread in mixture (just coat, don't soak)
spray skillet with cooking spray
fry until golden brown on both sides


To Freeze: Let cool completely, then put in foil or a freezer bag.  Should peel apart fine after frozen.   Reheat in oven, microwave or toaster until heated through.
Fresh Market  Farm Bread .98 with in-ad coupon
Bread Price Comparison

New feature - Gardening

Being the "tightwads" that we are, we decided that growing and using our own food was definitely something we wanted to feature on our blog. Hopefully, we can help you find the best deals on plants and seeds and, when it comes time, use those items from your garden. Whether you have a big spot for a garden or a small one, it's always nice to be able to grow your own food. (You can even grow stuff in a trash can!)

This coming week, I plan on visiting several places and price checking on plants. I actually ran into a good deal a few days ago at Fresh Market. Although they didn't have a huge selection, they did have their tomato plants and green pepper plants on sale $1.50/4 pack. I thought that was pretty good! They looked great and I'm sure they'll grow just fine. I may wait just a bit longer to plant them, though, as Utah weather is so unpredictable in the spring!!

If you find any other good deals, please let us know!

Sauce Coupons

Coupons.com has some great coupons right now!
$2/1 Heinz 57 Sauce - could be free when matched with a sale.  I'll watch for one.
$2/1 Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce - Spotted at Target for $2.64!  That's .64 each!
Thanks Cuckoo for Coupon Deals and My Frugal Adventures!

Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations Frugal Science Gal!  You won a personalized walking stick!
She also has a great blog with a pretty giveaway :)  check it out here!

Mike's Carving Corner

If you would like a stick for yourself you can email Mike at
carvingcorner at gmail dot com, and you will get 20% off! (for a limited time)
Just type Tightwad20 in the subject line.

Thank you to all that entered!

*HEADS UP* Check Your Receipts

Have you been stocking up on all the great Associated Food Stores in-ad coupons this week? There are some great coupons in there. However, there is a slight flaw to their system. Here is what happened to me:

I went to Fresh Market yesterday and used many of those in-ad coupons. You will noticed that they all listed a "limit of" so many on each one. So, on those really good deals, I got my limit. I had a lot of groceries in my cart (not to mention 2 children!!), so I didn't pay as close attention as I normally do when the groceries and coupons were ringing up. I went home and later looked at my receipt. I discovered that each of those in-ad coupons only took the discount off of 1 ITEM! Not the multiples I was allowed! In figuring the difference, I found I was owed $8 back!That's quite a chunk of change!

This morning, I went back to Fresh Market, and we got everything squared away. My money was given back to me and they were very apologetic. I asked if the …

$25 Gift Certificate for $2!

Click here for Restaurant.com and get a $25 gift certificate for $2!   Use code MEAL. There is usually a restriction for a $35 minimum purchase, and they don't expire for a year.  I've done this twice.  I love it because we're forced to get a dessert or appetizer :)  I usually don't because I'm cheap.

Some of my favorites in Salt Lake that participate:
Star of India
Thai Siam
Thai Garden & Noodle House
Five Alls (they only have 10 left)

After you click the link, enter your zip code and it will show you participating restaurants in your area, choose the one(s) you want.  Enter code MEAL and they will go from $10 to $2 (or $15 to $3).  Pay (you can use paypal), then print your certificate and your DONE...just in time for date night :)

If you want to maximize this deal even more you can sign up for Shop At Homeand get 25% back!  PLUS $5 if your new!  Also if you forget to use Shop At Home before you buy something online you can install their toolbar here to help remind…

Wipes for Free with Swagbucks!

This is what I bought with Swagbucks!  If you click Subscribe and Save you get 15% off plus free shipping (and in certain states no tax)!!  That makes 3 packs of Huggies refills $14.79!  And FREE if you use Swagbucks :)

With Subscribe and Save you choose whether you want it automatically delivered every 1, 2, 3, or 6 months.  You can cancel ANYTIME for ANY reason.  I've been doing this for 2 years and love it!

Also when you redeem your Swagbucks for Amazon eGift cards you just copy and paste the code into Amazon and use it on your next purchase.  Swagbucks is just a free search engine that lets you earn gift cards for using it.  EASY!

Today is Mega Swagbucks day where you have the potential to earn more.  I've only got 14 so far, anyone do better??

Bread Store vs. Grocery Store

I don't usually make my own bread, but I don't like to pay a lot of money for it, either. One of my favorite stores to go to is the bread store. If you've never been to one, you are missing out! Their prices are significantly cheaper than at the grocery store, and I LOVE the clearance shelf - items that are about to hit their stale date and must sell! I usually visit the bread store once every 4-6 weeks and buy 6 loaves of bread at a time (they freeze well). On a recent shopping trip, I decided to price compare and this is what I found:

Hostess/Wonder Bread Store (400 S. 700 E.) Find other locations here.
English muffins - 2 for $2
Box of Mini Donuts - 2 for $3.89
Bagels - 2 for $3.89
Hamburger and Hotdog buns - 2 for $2.04
Sourdough bread - $1.89
Standish Farms Wheat Bread - 3 for $4.79
Natural Pride bread - $1.89
Grandma Emilie bread - 3 for $5.00
Homepride bread - 4 for $5.52
Clearance snack cakes - .25

Harmons
English muffins - on sale 2 for $3.00, …

Trash Can Potatoes

I got an e-mail from a reader, Karen, who passed this along to me. I thought it was such a great idea I wanted to share it with all of you. I've never tried it before, but I'm planning on doing it this year - planting potatoes in a trash can!! Here is how you do it:

Things you need:
30 gallon plastic garbage can
Drill with a 1/2 inch drill bit
Seed potatoes (available at your local nursery)
1 lg bag of good quality, well draining potting soil
Organic vegetable fertilizer (look for a nitrogen content of 5-10-10)
Compost

On the bottom of your garbage can, drill several holes in the bottom of the can. Add a few on the outside wall, about 3 to 6 inches up the can.

Dump about 2/3 of your potting soil in, then add 1 cup of your fertilizer.

Plant potatoes in the can about 5 inches apart, and cover with remaining soil. You will only need 4 potatoes starts per can. Place the can in an area that will get between 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day.

Water thoroughly and keep the s…

Hot Wheaties sale at Smith's!

This has been going around the blogosphere, so you may have already seen it, but just in case you haven't. . .
Smith's is having an unadvertised sale on Wheaties Fuel cereal for $1.99.
Stack that with:

$1/1 coupon here when you "like" Wheaties on facebook
$.75/1 coupon here
$.75/1 coupon here
Load this $.75/1 Smith's e-coupon onto your Fresh Values card
Load this $.75/1 Shortcuts e-coupon onto your Fresh Values card

Buy 4 boxes for a total of $7.96

Use 2 $1/1 coupons
Use 2 $.75/1 coupons
Use 2 $.75/1 coupons (will be automatically taken off your card)
Pay $3.20 OOP
Receive $4 catalina back
Final cost: $.80 MONEYMAKER!!!!!

The unadvertised sale price will be in effect until May 25th, and the catalina runs until June 13.
Good thing, too - I went to do it today and the cereal was GONE!!! But there is still plenty of time. . .

Thanks, UtahDealDiva!!

Personalized Hand Carved Walking Stick Giveaway!

Just a reminder to enter the giveaway. Here's how.  Ends Friday. Good Luck!

Stock Up Deals 4/21 - 4/27

Small avacados .89
Bananas .49/lb
Strawberry-Banana Smoothies
Banana Chocolate Chip Dessert

Kroger Cottage Cheese $1.00
Kroger Dips $1.00
Kroger Sour Cream $1.00

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze use $1/1 SS 2-28 = .99
Wheaties $1.99 Buy 4 boxes to get a $4 Catalina back (coupon that prints after you pay) use (2) $1/1 printables use (2) .75/1 printable = .12 each after catalina!  (thanks Utah Deal Diva!)
See a full list here.
Potatoes 10/lb .88 use in-store coupon (limit 1) What to do with a 10 lb. bag of Potatoes
Lettuce, red or green leaf, romaine .89
Kellogs Pop Tarts .98 use in-ad store coupon (limit 4) AND use $1.25/3 RP 3/28 = .57 each when you buy 3
Langer's Apple Juice 64 oz .98 with in-ad coupon use $1/2 printable = .48!
Western Family Cream Soups (limit 10) .35 with in-ad coupon
Yoplait 4 pack $1.50 use $1/1 printable = .50
Farm Bread 24 oz loaf (limit 4) .98 with in-ad coupon
See full list here.

Update: GONE Anybody want these???

UPDATE: GONE

Just some random coupons.  First one to email me at tightwadinutah at gmail dot com, gets them!

$.31 scoop night at Baskin Robbins!!

On Wednesday, April 28th, from 5-10 p.m., Baskin Robbins is reducing the price of their ice cream scoops to 31 cents. This is to honor America's firefighters. At some locations, you may be able to make a donation to help your local fire charities. Go here to learn more.

Thanks, Discount Queens!!

Banana Chocolate Chip Dessert

3/4 c. butter
2/3 c. white sugar
2/3 c. brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 c. mashed bananas
1 3/4 c. flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 c. semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 10x15 jelly roll pan.

In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Fold in mashed bananas. In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread in prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, until set. Cool completely before cutting.

I found this recipe on AllRecipes.com. I made a few changes. #1 - I didn't have a jelly roll pan, so I used a small cookie sheet. #2- because of this, I had to increase my time - I ended up cooking it for closer to 30 minutes (after 20 minutes, it was still a little doughy in the center). But, they were SO GOOD! I will definitely be making these more often!!

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

Yesterday was "okay, we really need to clean out the fridge and use up some things before they go bad" day. One of those items were some ripe bananas on my counter. Usually, I'll just make them into banana bread (my kids LOVE it!) But, lately, it seems like that's all I do and my freezer is STOCKED with banana bread! So, I decided to try a couple new things - a smoothie and a banana chocolate chip dessert. Here is the recipe I used for the smoothie:

1 ripe banana
several cut up strawberries (yes, I still had some of these that needed to be used, too)
2 4 oz yogurts (I had Berry Blend, some of the Dannon Activia on sale from this last week)
1/2-3/4 c. milk

Put in blender and blend till smooth. Of course, you can add anything you want to the smoothie. I just used what was on hand. But, it turned out SO YUMMY!!! It made about 2 glasses worth.

Burritos...again :)

I made some freezer burritos a couple weeks ago and they are LONG gone.  So I made some more and tweaked the recipe a little and they are even better!  I also doubled the recipe this time.


Ingredients: 2 breasts chicken, shredded 1 (7 or 8 oz.) can enchilada sauce (this time I used 1/2 c. taco sauce, you can also use salsa) 4 cups cheese 2 cans refried beans 18 - 20 small tortillas 7 oz can of green chilies - or use 2 smaller cans
Boil chicken and shred.  Mix all ingredients (except tortillas of course :) with 2 cups of cheese.  Spread mixture on tortilla and top with cheese.  Then tuck in sides, roll, wrap in papertowel, and put in labeled freezer bag.  DONE you have lunch or dinner for weeks! (or days..these are good!)

Reheat from frozen for 2 minutes and 22 seconds.  My husband swears by this number.  Or bake in oven at 350 for about 20 minutes.  Garnish with whatever you got.