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Winner!

Congratulations Neisha!!
You won the $5 Target Gift Card!

FREE at Walmart

I got all of this last night for free...PLUS overage!
Nivea $3.97 used $4/1 RP 5-2 = FREE
Scotch Brite Sponge .84 used $1/1 (no longer available) = FREE plus .16 overage use $1/2 printable to get 2 for .34 each
Lifesaver Gummies .50 used two .50/1 printables (no longer available) = FREE
Reach Floss .97 used $1/1 printable (need to fill out info) = FREE plus .03 overage
I did buy other things so the .19 was applied towards that.
Another good deal at Walmart is Pull-Ups flushable wipes for $1.65. use $1/1 printable (need to fill out info) = .65!

Vinegar Results

Well I tried it...good news is that my dishes don't smell like vinegar.  Bad news is that I don't think it did that great of a job.  It's better than nothing, but I think I'm going to scout out a deal for Jet Dry.   If you have better luck with it, let me know your secret!

Rose Plants BOGO FREE at Home Depot!!

I just got an email coupon from Home Depot for a free rose plant when I buy one!  Wahoo!  Sign up here for their free newsletter and click on Garden club and you'll get coupons weekly!  They've had really good ones so far.

Thrifty Reviews - Clean Dishes and White Teeth

Im trying out 2 thrifty substitutes today and I will let you know if they work.  I'm hoping they do because they could save me some money AND a trip to the store, since I always have these things around the house.  Wish me luck!  --I also put the number for poison control on my refrigerator...lol

1. Vinegar as a dishwasher rinse agent.

I pulled out my "clean" dishes today only to find my glasses are ROUGH!  That ain't right.
I usually use Jet Dry, but I'm now out of it so I decided to try using vinegar.  We'll see....  I'll tell you right now I'm skeptical, but I'll find out tonight!
2.  Teeth Whitener

Did you know people use Hydrogen Peroxide as a mouthwash to whiten their teeth?  What??  I thought it sounded crazy but what the heck, I'm gonna try it.  I'll be the guinea pig :)

Before my wedding I went to a professional to get them whitened (gotta match them with your dress) and it felt like tiny knives were stabbing my mouth, AND they to…

Mother's Day Idea

Some Mothers don't want you to spend money on them (I'm not one of those :)  So last year for Mother's day I went to Michael's and bought a medium size basket, then I loaded it with homemade blueberry muffins. It was a hit!  And they freeze GREAT!  It's the best blueberry muffin recipe I've found so far.  I just used frozen blueberries from Costco.


If you didn't get a coupon in your paper for 40% off 1 item at Michaels, you can go here, fill out some info, and they'll email you one.

Chipotle Cornbread Bake

Okay, so I promised a chili recipe LAST WEEK. . .(I know, I know, I'm a slacker this week. Why do teachers try to cram everything into the last month of school???) So, here it is, once again, thanks to Pampered Chef (can you tell I LOVE their recipes? :) )


1 medium green bell pepper
6 green onions, divided
1 lb lean ground beef
1 can chili beans in sauce, undrained
1 cup chunky salsa
2 tbsp Chipotle rub (or 1 tbsp finely chopped chipotle peppers)
1 pkg corn muffin mix (8.5 oz)
1 container sour cream
1 egg
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese (0ptional)
1 tomato, seeded and diced (optional)

Chop bell pepper and thinly slice onions, separating white and light green bottoms from tops. Reserve 1 tbsp of the onion tops for garnish. Place remaining tops in bowl.

In microwavable baker, combine bell pepper, onion bottoms and beef; mix well. Microwave, covered on high 7-9 minutes or until beef is no longer pink. Remove baker from microwave; carefully pour off juices. Add beans, salsa and rub to beef…

My Smith's Shopping Trip

You gotta love all these cereal deals lately! Here is my trip to Smith's this week:


4 boxes of Wheaties Fuel - 1.99
Used (2) $1/1 coupons here
Used (2) .75/1 coupons here

4 boxes Kellogg's cereal - 1.97
Used (2) $1.00/2 coupons here
4 Hershey's candy bars - .50
Used BOGO Free SS 4/18

Digorno Pizza - 2.79
Used $1.25/1 here (join Kraft First Taste for more coupons!!)

Eggs - .99

Total before Fresh Values Card and coupons = $41.79
Total after = $14.79
= 65 percent savings!!

PLUS. . . I got back $7 in catalinas!!! That makes it even better!

I love shopping trips like this. . . :)

FREE 8x10 Canvas!

Canvas People is offering a FREE 8x10 Canvas to new customers!  Or they'll give you a $55 credit towards any size.  All you pay is shipping and handling.  I need to find a canvas worthy picture now!


Cereal Stock Up, 8 boxes for $1.93!

I'm a little embarrassed at how giddy this is making me.


I went to the store tonight and did 2 transactions. 
#1 bought 4 boxes of Wheaties Fuel $7.96 used (4) .75/1 printables found here used .75 ecoupon here with my student discount (they take 5% off) my total came to $4.05!! THEN the sweet $4 catalina prints!!  WAHOO!
#2 bought 4 boxes of Raisin Bran $7.88 used (2) $1.50/2 printables I also bought a book of stamps $8.80 = $13.68 Subtract $4.00 = $9.68 THEN a $3 catalina prints!!!  Seriously giddy....Im a dork.
So taking out the stamps, it works out to be 8 boxes for about $1.93!

Cottonelle Bath Tissue Coupons

Target just came out with $1/1 Cottonelle Aloe Bath Tissue printable!
Stack it with $1/1 from the April All You Magazine to get $2 off.

Go here for $1/1 Cottonelle Flushable wipes.

Stock Up Deals 5/5 - 5/11

Kroger Cottage Cheese $1.00 Smith's Dozen Eggs .99 Pepsi 2 liter $1.25 Buy 4 get 2 Free = .84 ea
Vitamin Water $1.00 use $1/2 SS 4-25 = .50 ea
Kellogs Cereal $1.97 $1.50/2 printable $1.00/2 printable $1/2 Raisin Bran RP 4-11 $1/3 Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks, or Pops RP 4-11 Total will depend on what coupons you have.  When you buy 3 you'll get a $2 catalina back ($2 towards your next Smith's Purchase) buy 4 and you'll get a $3 catalina buy 5 and you'll get a $4 catalina! The catalina prints out after you pay, make sure to wait for it. Thanks Utah Deal Diva!
Wheaties Fuel $1.99 (unadvertised) go here for details on a GREAT deal that is still working! .75/1 printable
See full list here.
Gold n Soft Spread 45 oz. $1.59 use $1.50/2 SS 3-21 = .84 ea
Western Family Eggs .98 Shasta 2 liter .50 Breyers Ice Cream $1.98 (limit 2)
See full list here

$12 Gift Certificate for Homemade Gelato is $5!!

Happy Mother's Day to me!!
This is Groupon's deal of the day.  You can get a $12 gift certificate to Dolcetti Gelato for $5!! Deal ends at midnight and the certificate doesn't expire until November.
They have locations in Salt lake City and Park City.  Go here for more info.

If your not in Utah, go here and click on Visit More Cities to see what deal they have in your area.  (Hopefully your area participates)

Giveaway Reminder

Remember to enter the giveaway! You can enter up to 3 times!  Go here for the details.

Freezer Swap...Best Idea Ever!

Since shoes with velcro...

My contribution to this month's freezer swap was Tex-Mex Chicken Fingers and Homemade Fries.  I made 10 servings worth and divided it up for me and 4 of my friends, then we swap.  I ended up with:

Biscuits & Sausage with Edamame Caviar
Fiesta Pork and Rice
White Bean Chili
Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes
Tex-Mex Chicken Fingers & Fries

My friends and I do this once a month and I look forward to it every time!  It helps that they are all great cooks :)

This is a great way to try new things.  Plus I LOVE LOVE LOVE being able to defrost dinner. :)

Anybody Want Some Pet Coupons? GONE

UPDATE: GONE

If you've been following the blog for awhile you know that this is a regular feature.  I know someone out there could use the coupons that I know I won't.  I'll mail them to the first person to email me at tightwadinutah at gmail dot com.  Thanks!!
Just click on the picture to get a better look at what's there.

The Coupon is our friend! :)

Subway 6 inch FREE!

YEAH!  Text your Subway card number to 35562 and you'll be credited 50 points!  That's enough for a FREE 6 inch!  Your actually signing up for Subway Mobile Rewards.  After you send the text you should get a confirmation text back.   You can go here to check your balance.
Thanks Freebies 2 Deals!

Kraft Sample packs for FREE!!

Kraft Foods is offering your choice of a Free sample pack when you "like" them on Facebook. Go here to sign up.

This looks like a super deal! You get to pick 1 of 4 different sample packs, which they will mail to you, along with a rebate form good for $10 when you spend $30. (And, if you use those coupons, you won't actually be spending $30, making it an even greater deal!! :) )

Apparently they have been having some trouble on their site today, so if you experience difficulty and aren't sure if you really signed up, you can go here to double check.

Hurry before they are gone!!
Thanks Coupon Katrina!
Also while your on Facebook you can go here and get a coupon for a FREE package of Nabisco Cookies when you buy one package and a gallon of milk.
Today only! Thanks Cuckoo for Coupon Deals!

My trip to Winco

Did any of you brave the "Black Friday" crowds at the new Winco stores in Orem and Ogden today? One of our readers, Shelley, reported that in Ogden, she waited in line for 40 minutes for a cart and at least 30 minutes to check out. Was it worth it? You bet!! She also discovered something I didn't - while wandering down the drinks aisle, she found the Capri Sun Sunrise drinks that went with the manufacturer coupon (the ones in the main area were not the Sunrise variety so I assumed they were not included) - and, yes, they could be used with the in-ad coupon, making them free!!! Way to go, Shelley!!


I also went to Winco today, although I went to the one in Salt Lake. I was a little surprised that they had the crowds today, too! Not the "wait for a shopping cart" crowds, but the "wait at least 15 minutes to check out" crowds. Guess I shouldn't have been too surprised, though. Everyone wanted in on the great deals!! Here is what I got:
After t…

3 More Wheaties Coupons!

Target came out with a new .75/1 printable that you can use anywhere!  (Print it twice)  There was also one in yesterday's paper!
Remember this deal???  It's still valid.  And for those wondering...yes they are GOOD!


Heather from Savvy Sister Shops compiled a list of Target coupons that have no Target logo so they can be easily used elsewhere.

Thanks Savvy Sister Shops!

ALSO Redbox code DVDKROG still works at Kroger stores!  One per credit card.

South of the Border Meatloaf

Okay, first let me say that this meatloaf was really quite tasty. That being said, don't serve it with the Rosemary Potatoes here. I guess I was just thinking meatloaf and potatoes go together, right? Not this one. This would be great with some Spanish rice. It is a very "south of the border" flavor.


1 c. green bell pepper
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 c. very finely crushed tortilla chips
1 c. ketchup
2 tbsp chipotle rub (or 2-3 tbsp canned chipotle peppers)
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
1 egg
1 1/2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Finely chop pepper and onion. Place chips in large resealable bag and finely crush. Combine ketchup and rub in a small bowl and stir. In large bowl, combine peppers, onions, chips, 3/4 of the ketchup mixture, beef, egg and 1 c. of the cheese. Mix well.

Place meat mixture in a microwavable baker and form into a loaf. Microwave, covered, on high for 14-17 minutes or until thermometer inserted in the…

Earn More with Swagbucks this week!

Swagbucks is doubling the amount of times people can earn this week!  This is a great way to earn Amazon gift cards.  Save them up and there's your Christmas fund!!  I earn about $5 to $15 a month just by searching with their search engine.  Something I do anyway. 
Also if you sign up and use code SWAGNATION5 you'll get 50 Swagbucks right off the bat!  450 gets you a $5 Amazon gift card.  They add up quick!
Thanks Couponing to Disney!

Anyone want some Winco coupons?

UPDATE:  GONE


Thanks to some FABULOUS neighbors who give me their coupons. . .I have an extra set of Winco in-ad coupons that I don't want to see go to waste! (let's face it, I hate to see ANY coupon go to waste!)

I'll give these to the first person to e-mail Audrey at tightwadinutah at gmail dot com.


For a complete list of the coupons, see here.

Anybody want these? GONE

UPDATE: GONE

Click on the picture to get a better look at what's there.  I'll mail them asap to the first person to email me at tightwadinutah at gmail dot com.

Happy Monday!