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50% off at Ace!

Go here to get a $20 Gift Certificate for $10!!  Great for gardening or Father's Day!  You can buy up to 5 but can only use 1 per visit.  They don't expire until November.  Again....I've already bought 2 :)
Deal is good through the weekend. If your not in Utah, check out your deal here.

More AWESOME shopping trips!!

Seriously, this has been an AWESOME shopping week for me. It's one of those that reminds you why you coupon. It all started with my Smith's trip here. Here are two others that I thought were noteworthy :)


Walmart:

I bought:
2 Nivea Body Washes $3.97 each
1 umbrella $5.00

Used: $4/1 Nivea Body Wash for WomenRP 5/2 (exp. 5/31)
$5 gift card from Walmart (they put these in the mail last week, did you get yours??)

Total OOP: $0.83 - yep, that's just sales tax :)


Smith's:
(I neglected to take a photo of this, but you get the idea)

I bought:
6 Oscar Meyer Lunchables $1.00 each
4 Bar-S Hot Dogs $.88 each
10 lb bag potatoes $.88
Bananas $.52/lb

Used:
(2) $1/2 Bar-S Hot DogsRP 5/16
(2) $4 Catalinas (received these earlier in the week for granola bars)

Total: $2.17 - oh, and I put that on my $5 Smith's gift card (when I did my shopping trip on Monday, she neglected to scan the $5 coupon from my Rewards coupons, so she changed it into a gift card for me)

So, that made my OOP to be. .…

Anybody want these? GONE

UPDATE: Coupons go to Hannah!
Here are some more!  Leave a comment if you could use them and Random.org will choose who I mail them to on Monday at 10 am.

Another Bread Store Review

Remember my Bread Store vs. Grocery Store review? Well, it was time again to get some more bread, so I decided to try the Sara Lee Bakery Outlet this time. Here is what I bought:There are 7 loaves of bread, 1 pkg tortillas, 2 pkgs hotdog buns, 1 pkg hamburger buns, 1 pkg mini bagels, and 3 small treats.

Total paid? $15.04
Can't do that at the grocery store! :)

Here are the prices I found:

Many of the regular Sara Lee breads were 10/$10
Farm Bread - 10/$10
Earthgrains bread - 6/$9
Sara Lee hot dog buns - .80 (for a 16 pack!!!)
Tortillas - $1.25
Mini bagels - $1.00

Their mini treats were priced at .80, but several had a BOGO free on them.

And, the best part? When you spend over $10 you get something free from "the rack". I ALWAYS spend $10 when I go to the bread store! And, it wasn't just cheapo stuff, either - they had bags of bagels or loaves of the "good" bread! (So, I opted for another loaf :) )

If you haven't tried out the bread stores, give them a t…

Giveaway Reminder

Remember to enter the giveaway!  It ends May 25th at 10 pm.

3 Winners!  Go here to enter.

Personalized Hand Carved Walking Sticks for Dad

Great Present for Father's Day!  AND just in time for hiking... Email Mike at Carving Corner, mention Tight Wad, and you'll get 20% off!
Take a look here!  You can get them personalized with Dad's name!

$.75 Hummus at Smiths!

Athenos Hummus 7oz. is $1.50 at Smiths
use BOGO FREE coupon
= .75 each!

Yeah!

$5 for $10 Gift Certificate to Cafe Eats at Les Madeleines!

This picture alone makes me want to go there and just smell things.  Today you can get a $10 gift certificate for $5!  YUM!  I just bought 2...lol

Les Madeleines is located at 216 E. 500 S. in Salt Lake City.  Check out their menu here.  The certificate doesn't expire until November.

If your not in Utah, go here to see your local deal.

$1/1 Cookie Dough!

Go here to get $1/1 Any Nestle Cookie Dough coupon!

I don't buy the stuff because this is the rare thing my husband makes.  Without a recipe even!  Actually early in our marriage I did buy some, and he was offended...lol.  oops.  But in my defense I needed cookies.... it was for the greater good :)



ALSO check out this recipe for Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough Bites!   My friend told me about this blog and I feel like I owe her now :).  All of the recipes look amazing!  My mouth waters when I look at them.  And there's no raw egg in there to kill you!

Picture and recipe from wastelessfood.blogspot.com

Stock Up Deals 5/19 - 5/25

Kroger Russet Potatoes 10lb bag $.88!
Scalloped Potatoes
Freezer Fries
Potato Soup
Loaded Baked Potato Chowder

Bar S Jumbo Franks $.88! (plus double points)
use $1/2 printable or $1/2 RP 5/16
= $.38 each!

Keebler Pecan Sandies $1.49 when you buy 3!
use $1/1 printable or $.55/1 RP 4/18
= $.49 each if you can get 3 $1/1 coupons (print 2 per computer)

Go here for a complete list.


Honestly I'm not to jazzed about Fresh Market this week, but you can see a great list here!

Favorite Coupons and Deals

Huggies wipes $2/1 and $2/2 if you already printed it, try again...it RESET!

Athenos BOGO FREE Hummus

BOGO FREE shakes at Sonic! good thru 6/27 (no coupon needed)
Thanks Savvy Spending!

Skippy and Dove Coupons from Walgreens!

Thanks Printable Coupons & Deals!


Anybody want these? GONE

Sorry this isn't the best picture, but you can click on it to see better what's there. If you could use them, just leave a comment and Random.org will choose who I mail them to tomorrow at 7 pm. 
Thanks!  Hope they are useful to someone!

GIVEAWAY: $5 Amazon eGift Cards! 3 Winners!!

This week I'm giving away some of my  Swagbuck earnings  

Three people will win  $5 Amazon eGift cards!!
To enter (Mandatory):  Join Swagbucks, that is if you haven't already.
It's awesome!  Go here for more info on it.
Leave a comment saying you joined or you already have.

Swagbucks is a free search engine like Google.  At least a couple times a day, if not more, you are rewarded swagbucks just for normal web searching.  I usually get 10 - 40 a day and it takes 450 to get a $5 Amazon gift card.  There are other prizes you can get, but this is the one I love :).  I installed their toolbar which makes searching easier, and I still also use google throughout the day.   You also get swagbucks for referring your friends!  They do not spam or sell your info.  
They don't need much personal info (name, email, zip code, & birthday)

4 more ways to enter (Optional):

Do (or have done) one or more of the following for up to 4 additional entries. Leave a comment for each so that it&…

$10 for a $20 Este Pizzeria GC!

Groupon has a $20 Gift Certificate for Este Pizzeria for $10!
Groupon gets discounted prices if enough people are in on a deal.  
This deal is already on! They have a new deal everyday.  Go here for more info
This is the Utah deal.  Go here to see the deal in your area.

Great Day for Mail!

This was a good mail day for me, it was actually Saturday's mail and I'm just now getting around to posting about it.  You know how it is.... This is what I got:
$5 Walmart gift card!  Sent to "current resident" :)
P&G Sampler Coupons...TONS!  You can't tell from the picture, but it's a book!  Sign up to get yours here.
Coupon for a FREE package of Little Swimmers.  I won this from the Enjoy the Ride Rewards Program.  I have won 4 times so far!!  The other 3 times I won a package of Huggies, package of Pull-ups, and a $25 Visa Gift Card!  Go here for a list of codes made by Cha Ching on a Shoe String.
I had fun with my Walmart $5 gift card.  I had 2 $5/1 Cetaphil coupons and a $1/1 Pull-Ups wipes coupon that were about to expire.
I got all this for $2.33!!


What to do with a head of cauliflower

Fresh Market has Cauliflower for .68/lb this week (ends tomorrow). So, I thought I'd post a quick recipe about what I like to do with a head of cauliflower :)

Ever tried to add cauliflower to your mashed potatoes? It's simple, and your kids can't tell the difference! (Trust me, if your kids are as picky as mine, you'll get those veggies in them just fine!)


In large pot, cut up head of cauliflower and add as many potatoes as you want.
Bring until potatoes and cauliflower are soft enough to be pierced by a fork.

Drain.

Mash potatoes and cauliflower until smooth. Add butter, milk, salt and pepper (or whatever you would usually add to your mashed potatoes) until creamy. You will probably not need as much butter and milk with the cauliflower as it holds more water than the potatoes.

Serve and enjoy!!

Kori's AWESOME Smith's trip!!

It felt like Christmas this morning. Seriously :)


Last night I spent 2 hours gathering coupons for the Smith's Double's event, so I could go first thing this morning. I was worried about shelves being empty since this started yesterday, but. . . I was pleasantly surprised!!

Not pictured are the Eggland's Best Eggs. They were out at this location, so I tried a different location later and they had TONS!! So, I bought 2 dozen.

My price before coupons and rewards card: $150.89
After coupons and rewards card: $25.18

That's an 83% savings!!!

PLUS. . .I got back $12 in catalinas!!!! So, if you figure that in, I only spent $13.18 today! Not bad for a day's work :)

Go here for more ideas on doubles!

Spent $11.25 at Smith's!

This was seriously fun this morning.  Maybe you have to experience it yourself to understand how shopping makes people skip :)  I spent $11.25 at the Smith's Doubles EventAND got back a $4 catalina, good on my next purchase.  And believe me, there will be one. SO $7.25 Wahoo!

Also I wanted to let you know that I only get 1 newspaper subscription, All You Magazine, and I get a lot of use out of my printer.  Most of this is food storage and a couple things are camping food :) -not really into Flipz or Sunny D.
The only surprise was the Athenos hummus.  It's $1.50 and last week I got a .75/1 coupon from Smith's.  So .50 for hummus!!! 
Here are some great lists to use: Pinching Your Pennies Savvy Shopper