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Tight Wad Tips! LINK UP!

Do you buy hair products??  I do, although you couldn't tell if you saw me right now. :):)

City Deals has $50 Gift Certificates to got beauty for $25!  Any they sell most brands!  I'm not sure where else you can get 50% off salon hair products.  If you do let me know!

Did you find a great deal?? Find a frugal recipe?? Have a great shopping trip?? Make a cheap necklace?? ANYTHING of a Tight Wad Nature!!
Link up so we can all learn from eachother.  I will put this up every Saturday. Thanks in advance!

50% off Everything at Roberts Arts & Crafts!

Roberts Arts & Crafts is having a 50% off EVERYTHING sale 8/16 - 8/21 9am - 10 am!!!  NO exclusions!  Amazing!  I wish all stores did this.
Roberts Arts & Crafts Locations
Thanks Dixie Coupon Chicks!

My AWESOME Smith's trips (yes, trips) this week!!

So, if you haven't already noticed, Smith's is having one HOT sale this week! When you purchase participating items in increments of 8, you get an automatic $4 off. Unfortunately, hot sales usually = empty shelves, which is why I had to do my shopping over 2 days. But, it was well worth it!! Here is what I got:

Trip #1: (price / price wyb 8)

1 box Trix $1.98/$1.48 used $1/1 coupon (came with the free cereal samples in the paper several weeks ago) = .48
1 box Golden Grahams $1.98/$1.48 used $1/1 coupon (same as above) = .48
3 boxes Total $1.98/$1.48 used .75/1 SS 7/18 = .73
4 BC Fruit snacks $1.99/$1.49 used .50/2 GM 8/8 = $1.24 (also, received $2 catalina, to make them .74)
2 eggs = .50
1 Kraft 100 calorie cheese bites used FREE coupon from Kraft First Taste
4 Sobe .98/.48 used BOGO FREE printable = .24
3 Sunny D $1.28/.78 used .25/1 SS 8/8 = .53
Also, used my $5.00 Rewards certificate. Grand total = $7.24



Trip #2:
3 boxes Trix $1.98/$1.48 used $1/1 coupon (see above) = .48
2 boxe…

The Circus is Coming to Town! 4 Winners get 4 Tickets!!

Ok Utahns...This is pretty exciting.  The Circus is coming!!!!  and....

I have 4 sets of 4 tickets to giveaway!!
So 4 of you will be able to take your family (or 3 others) to the circus for FREE! I still remember going as a kid and getting a baton.  Best day EVER.   I could have went pro, but constantly beaming myself in the head got in the way.  :)  Watch the video here to get excited!
Here are the dates the tickets can be used at the Energy Solutions Arena: Wed. September 22nd 7:00 p.m. Thurs. September 23rd 7:00 p.m. Fri. September 24th 3:30 p.m.
If you or someone you know can go then here is how to enter: (my thinking was to make as many entries possible so that those who REALLY want to go would have a better chance)
Post a Comment for each that you do to be entered
- Leave a comment....any comment will do. 
- Like Tight Wad in Utah on Facebook
- Like Tight Wad in Utah on Twitter
- Follow Tight Wad in Utah with Google Friend Connect
- Take either button and post it on your blog or website (on s…

$40 GC for $11.90!! and more!

It's time to line up your date nights!  I think I have mine set up for a year...lol   These are some of the clearance certificates at City Deals, there are a TON!   AND there is FREE Shipping!  
If your not interested in Salt Lake Deals here's: Utah County Davis Weber Cache Counties
Here are my favorites:
$40 Gift Certificate to Vienna Bistro for $14! use code tightwad for 15% off = $11.90!!  Sheesh!!

$20 Gift Certificate to Wild Grape Bistro for $9!


(2) $10 Gift Certificates to Millie's Burgers for $9! That's $4.50 each!!
Other great deals:

Screamin Coupons has Cowabunga Bay All Day Passes for $12!  (value $24)
Screamin Coupons is just like Groupon.  They have ONE deal a day.  So get it will you can!  And while it's hot. :)  Also sign up, refer your friends, and you'll get a $10 credit!!

Coupon Winners!

Coupons go to Marci and Christi!!

FREE Bread from Target!

Did you get your FREE bread from Target yet?!  If you haven't printed the $1/1 bakery purchase coupon do it quick!  I noticed the $1/1 any produce item coupon is already gone!

Sourdough Loaf .99
use $1/1 bakery purchase
= FREE


Thanks Savvy Sister Shops!

Increase Your Food Storage for $8 at Smiths!

Here is an internet coupon scenario.  All you need is a printer and a Smith's near by and you can increase your food storage for less than $10!  Just try it...you might get hooked. :):)

When you buy 8 participating products you save .50 on each item

8 SoBe .98 each
use (4) BOGO FREE coupons - I was able to print 10 coupons :)
= .48 each

5 Fiber One Bars 6 ct $2.49
use .50/1 printable
use $1/2 printable (print twice)
= $1.99 each
plus get a $3.50 catalina back for your next purchase!
Makes it .79 a box!!

2 Quaker Quakes $1.49
use $1/2 printable
= .99 each

V-8 Fusion 46 oz. $2.99
use $1/1 printable
= $1.99

Subtotal: $19.84
- $8.00 for buying 16 qualifying products
Total Out of Pocket = $11.84 + tax
Plus a $3.50 catalina good on your next purchase!


16 items for $8.34!
Most people spend that on 8 SoBe's.  Don't be those people. lol


If you want to see a full list go here.

Anybody Want THESE???

Here are some MORE!  Click on the picture to see what there is.  They are mostly Smart Source Coupons.

For extra entries you can:
-Follow on Tight Wad on Twitter -Subscribe to emails or RSS Feed -Grab either button and put it on your blog or website -Blog/Facebook/tweet about coupons
Random.org will choose a winner August 13th at 9 am MST.

Anybody Want these?

Click on the picture for a better look.  It's mostly P&G coupons and then a few extra.  There are (3) $3/1 Schick Disposable Razor coupons!! They are $2.97 at Walmart. :) If you could use them just leave a comment.
For extra entries you can:
-Like Tight Wad on Facebook -Follow on Google Friend Connect -Follow on Tight Wad on Twitter -Subscribe to emails or RSS Feed -Grab either button and put it on your blog or website
Random.org will choose a winner August 13th at 9 am MST.

Coupons to Print

Great coupons added at the Campbell's website!


FREE Fruitista Freeze at Taco Bell!

Thanks Coupons 4 Utah!


Click on "Ziploc" to sign up at Right At Home to get $1.50/2 coupons!  Print twice with back button.  Then check out my freezer recipes and use them up. :)

Local Gift Certificates WAY cheap!

City Deals Clearance Sale is still going on and there is FREE Shipping on Everything!  See what's available in your state:

Utah
Arizona

Also you can still get a $40 Gif Certificate to the Vienna Bistro in Salt Lake for $17 using code tightwad!

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Welcome Veronica!

You are all in for a treat!  I was able to get my wonderful friend Veronica to start posting with me!!  Be on the look out for some amazing recipes and more "What to do with...." posts.  This week her assignment is Zucchini. :)  (assignment...lol)   I already have more zucchini than I can handle so I'm very excited!   

Meet Veronica -  Life has changed quickly for me the last several months.  I worked for years as a professional in human resources, but have taken early retirement for something even more rewarding:
I'm a stay at home mom & wife of one adorable baby boy and a dashing husband!  
Being at home has allowed me to work on things that before I didn’t have much time for.  Some of those include cooking and baking for my small family and for my loved ones. 
I am learning to grow my food storage, be smart about my grocery bill and cook fun, easy meals.  
I’m truly excited to become a contributor to Tight Wad In Utah.

Apricot Chicken - Food to Impress with

Ok....I'm not sure I can truly express to you how fantastic this recipe is.  I will say this.....I would serve this to guests.  And not just run of the mill guests......FANCY guests!!  I'm almost wanting to start sending out invitations. :):)  Mostly so I can receive praise. lol  AND I WOULD. :)

I found this recipe from Simply Recipes: (yes, their pictures are better than mine)

Apricot Chicken


1 1/2 lb. roughly chopped apricots 1/4 c sugar 2 T cider vinegar 2 pounds skinless chicken breasts salt 1 T butter 3 T olive oil 1 chopped onion 2 c chicken broth or stock 1 T rosemary (I used dried) 1 t cinnamon 2 t tabasco  black pepper

Combine apricots with sugar and vinegar and set aside.


In large skillet cook chicken in 1 T butter and 1 T olive oil. brown on both sides on medium high heat sprinkle salt set aside

add remaining oil to pan and saute onions till brown
add chicken broth and lower heat to medium
put 2/3 of apricots mixture in blender to make puree
add puree to onions & broth
add cinnamo…

Staples Moneymaker, 50% off Music, Diapers!

Savvy Sister Shops has a great way to get a $1.95 moneymaker from Staples!


Today's Groupon is a $20 worth of CD's, Vinyl, and more for $10 at Slowtrain in Salt Lake!


Coupons.com has new $2.50/1 Huggies Coupons!
The Thrifty Couple also has a post about where to get the best diaper deals 
this week!

Up next I'll be posting an Apricot Chicken recipe .....it's seriously the best thing I've ever made!!

$17 for a $40 Gift Certificate to Vienna Bistro!

Right now through the 15th you can get a
$40 Gift Certificate to Vienna Bistro for $17!!

It's on sale at City Deals for $20
use code tightwad (all lowercase) to get and extra 15% off!!
= $17.00!!

I have only heard great things about this place!  Here is a review by City Weekly.


Vienna Bistro also won Best of Utah 2010!
View website and menus

Location:
132 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

80% off & FREE Shipping at City Deals!!

City Deals is having a clearance sale!  Up to 80% off and FREE shipping!  Click on your county below and get the deals before they are gone!  They are going quick...

Utah County
Salt Lake County
Davis, Weber, & Cache County

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Target Shopping Trip my Daughter will LOVE :)

I did 2 transactions so they could apply the $5 Target gift card that I earned buying the Crystal Light.  One of my staples. :):)

Dora Dvd $5
use $3/1 Dora DVD
= $2

Dora White Board, Barrettes & Cat in the Hat Magnet Pad .50 ea

Gold n' Plump Chicken $3.49 ea
used $2/1 printable (no longer available, expires this week!)
= 1.49

Crystal Light $2.98 buy 4 get $5 Target gift card 

Annie's Mac & Cheese 5 Single Serve $3
go towards FREE Lunch Sack

Macaroni & Cheese Explosion
Facebook Coupon no longer available
= FREE

Strawberries $1.79
use $1/1 produce item
= .79

Taboule .66 on clearance

You can also get a FREE loaf of bread! Check out Savvy Sister Shops post!

SoBe's 24 cents at Smiths!

SoBe's will be 24 cents at Smith's starting tomorrow!
When you buy 8 participating products SoBe's will be .48 each Use BOGO FREE coupons from the Instant win game = .24 each!

*may be able to print coupon more than twice.  Hit the back button.

FREE Samples & a FREE shirt!

Request a FREE sample of Green Genius Trash Bags!
Thanks The Frugal Free Gal!


Get a FREE sample of Miracle Foot Repair here!  After you sign up you just need to click on the link in your confirmation email.  They will also send you a FREE gift on your birthday!!
Thanks Little House!


"Like" I Love My Baby Bump on Facebook and they will send you an "I Love My Baby Bump" T-Shirt!  Good baby shower gift???? Thanks Common Sense with Money!

Instant Win, CHEAP Gift Certificates, 56% off Delta Sky Club!

If you've played the Kroger Instant Win game and won, you can now start playing again and win a thrid time!  Good luck!  I won a FREE pack of Hot Dogs last round. :)  You can always start now.  All you need is a rewards card from a Kroger affiliate and the FREE coupon will load to you card.


Restaurant.com has $25 Gift Certificates to local and national restaurants for $2 until the 16th!  Use promo code BIG.  A new one for Salt Lake that I noticed was The Metropolitan!


Today's Groupon is $22 for a One Visit Pass to Delta Sky Club! ($50 value)  See details here.  Seems fancy. :)  You can get this deal no matter where you live.
Just look under Salt Lake City's deal.  There are 50 locations!

GIveaway Winner...

1st Place goes to ...Ashley R.
2nd Place goes to ....Candice O.

Thanks so much everyone!  I'll have another giveaway up soon!

FREE Samples of Formula!

I'm nursing my boy so I LOVE formula samples.  Gives me just enough formula to add to his cereal for awhile.  :)

Here are 2 samples you can get:

Earth's Best Organic Infant Formula
Thanks Thrifty Couple!


Member's Mark Infant Formula

EASY Freezer Asian Chicken

I needed to make dinner the other night so I pulled out my Fix, Freeze, Feast cookbook and I ended up making 3 dinners!   This turned out being really good so I'm even more glad now that I did. :)  The recipe in the book is actually for 6 dinners.  Below are the directions for 3.


Sweet Asian Chicken

chicken breasts- about 3 pounds
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1/2 c soy sauce
1/8 c lime juice
1/4 t curry powder
1 1/2 T minced garlic
1 1/8 t crushed red pepper flakes
2 t peanut oil (I used vegetable oil)

Rinse, trim, & cut chicken into strips
divide into 3 freezer bags
combine sugar, soy sauce, lime juice & curry
divide and pour mixture over the chicken



Add 1/2 T garlic and 1/4 t red pepper to each bag
(pepper adds a kick but my 2 year old loved it)
seal and gently shake to combine ingredients
label and FREEZE!


and BAM!  You got 3 dinners!

To Cook:
I cut them into smaller strips
heat oil in large skillet
add chicken, I also added a zucchini from our garden :)
stir-fry for 20 - 25 min
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