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Tight Wad Tips! LINK UP & Win a $10 Amazon eGift Card!! -CLOSED-

UPDATE: Winner chosen
I'm sick today and I'm not feeling very thrifty.  I already bought tissue, ginger ale, and a cherry pie--none of which were on sale.  :)

So please link up!  Anything of a thrifty nature!!  Deals, discounts, recipes, really...anything...
Old or new posts - anything that's relevant.

When you link up you will be entered in a giveaway for a $10 Amazon eGift Card!!

You can link up to 3 times. No need to leave a comment...just link up.

If you don't have a blog there are still ways to enter: 

Tweet/Facebook/Blog about this giveaway/link-up come back here and leave a comment saying you did.

Like Tight Wad on Facebook - leave comment saying you do.

Winner will be chosen by Random.org on Monday (9/6) at 10 a.m. MST.
Giveaway is sponsored by my Swagbucks. :)
Link Up will be up every Saturday

You Could Smell REALLY Good! :):)

Giveaway for Stinky D's Lotion & Lip Whip end on Monday (9/6)!  

You choose what flavors.  Also the Lotion is made fresh when you order!!

ENTER HERE

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Zucchini Bundt - YUM

It was my son's first birthday the other day and I made a Bundt Cake out of my favorite Zucchini Bread recipe!  My kids loved it,  and you can eat it for breakfast!

Same directions, just changed the pan.  It took a little over an hour to cook.  Make sure you grease and flour the pan really good.  I had to doctor mine up a bit. :);)
Also don't overcook or you'll need to find some frosting and milk.   Can't go wrong I guess. lol


For more Zucchini recipes you can go here and here.

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Local Events- Fair, Gardens, & Scouts!

There are a ton of ways to get discount tickets to the Fair!  Make sure to check out the link if you plan on going.   The Utah State Fair starts Sept. 9th and goes till the 19th. Thanks One Cheap Chick!

Also you can get FREE Admission to Red Butte Garden on Labor Day!
Thanks Utah Deal Diva!

Here's a FREE event for later in the month....

Adventure Base 100 Rolls into Utah and the South Towne Center Mall Boy Scouts of America Mark 100th Anniversary CelebrationEngage Local Residents with Immersive Scouting Experience What:   Ropes Course. Go! Dome. Traveling Museum. In celebration of the organization’s 100th anniversary, the Boy Scouts of America is bringing a truly unique and interactive experience to Utah: Adventure Base 100. This unique, 10,000-square-foot traveling campus will offer local area residents and members of the media a rare glimpse into the exciting world of Scouting through …  ·A high adventure ropes course for all visitors more than 4 feet tall weighing less than 250 pou…

Favorite Sites that give me Money and Stuff :)

Today in the mail I got a FREE Bounce Dryer Bar and a check from Shop At Home!

I got the Dryer Bar for being a Vocalpoint Member.  They send you full size products and then you just leave a short review of it on their site!  Plus with the product they usually send coupons that are good for more FREE product. :)  See what else I've received from them here.

Shop At Home gives you rebates for shopping online.  You get a check quarterly when your account reaches $20.  If you do any kind of online shopping you should do this.  It's surprising how much it adds up.  For signing up they will credit your account $5!

Ebates is the same kind of thing.  $5 to sign up and they send you a check quarterly.  I use both and love it!

Also today is Mega Swagbucks Day!  Go here to see how I pay for baby wipes and pretty much anything else. :)
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UT County Deals Going on Today!

 $15 for $35 worth at Spark Restaurant Lounge in Provo

Groupon's deal today is at Spark Restaurant in Provo.  I can't wait for this certificate to arrive at my door.
Spark is a modern cuisine restaurant.  A wonderful place to take a date or celebrate a special occasion.  The discount through Groupon is 57%!

Their menu includes things like boston bibb lettuce cups, frisse and baby arugula salad, pan roasted salmon with a variety of panna cotta for dessert.  That's what I'm having when I go! :) Fancy smancy for an affordable price.  Yeah, my kind of deal!

$3 for $6 Worth of Delicious, Frozen Treats at Tomasso's 


The Screaming Daily Deal is with Tomasso's Italian ice and Gelato for half the price. YUM.  This is where your family should go after the BYU games for a treat. :)  This deal can also be applied toward other items on their menu such as paninis, sausages and hot dogs.

Gelato, anyone?

Veronica
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$40 worth of Fancy Chocolate for $16!

Holy Cow!!  Eversave has an amazing deal going on!!  You can get 
$40 worth of chocolates from  Premium Chocolatiers for $16!!
Yep...already bought one. :) These are dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free premium chocolates.
If this is your first Eversave deal you'll also get a $5 credit...so $11 for $40 worth of chocolate!  Seems like I spend a lot on fancy chocolate so this is a great deal for me!
Certificate doesn't expire until 9/3/11!  Great for Christmas or Birthday gifts!  Or any occasion really...I'm sure I have an occasion right now:)
You can buy up to 5 but can only use 1 per per purchase.  They are redeemed online.  Shipping to Utah was around $12 so keep that in mind and the certificate cannot be used towards it.
Also get a friend to buy the deal and you'll get a $20 credit!  

Instant Win-Coupons-FREE Chicken!

$1/2 bags or bars of Ghirardelli Chocolate
You can also vote for your favorite flavor and instantly win chocolate!  I didn't win... but the coupon is nice. :)  Thanks One Momma Saving Money!


Go here to see how to score FREE chicken from El Pollo Loco!


Play the Nabisco game and if you lose you'll get $1.50 off any Nabisco 12-pack!
Vanessa from Our Thrifty Ideas Become One says these are usually priced at Winco for $2.50...NICE!
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$3.64 at Rite Aid!!

Ok...so really all I needed was milk and dryer sheets but I always feel a need to make the most out of my dollar when I go. :)

I went off the detailed list from Hip 2 Save.  The only difference in price I found was the Bounce dryer sheets for $5.99 with a $1 UP reward.  They rang up as $3.49!!  So there was no $1 Up reward. :)  That made my purchase less than $25 so I had to run and grab a Snickers and some glue.  (Ed- don't expect the Snickers to be here when you get home :)

Out of Pocket I spent $10.63 - I had a $2 UP reward from a previous trip.

Then I got $5 in UP rewards to use on my next purchase and a Single Check Rebate of $1.99!

TOTAL: $3.64!!
(Winder Milk is usually $3.89 on sale at Smith's hehehe)
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Diaper Coupons! + more..

Coupons.com has some new diaper coupons up!  Print them twice!

While your there you can also get:
$1/3 cans Libby's Vegetables
.55/1 Yellow Box Cheerios
.75/3 Larabar
$1/1 Yoplait Smoothie
.75/1 Betty Crocker Gluten Free Dessert Mix
$2/1 Huggies Little Snugglers

Disney Lunch Totes $3.99 Shipped!

The Disney Store has a FREE shipping code out that works on clearance items!
All lunch totes are marked down to $3.99.  Use code FREESHIP at checkout to get it shipped for FREE!


Go through Ebates first and get 5% cash back and $5 if your new! Shop At Home will give you the same deal. :)  
Thanks Bucktown Bargains!

Favorite Blog Today: Bucktown Bargains

Jenna at Bucktown Bargains has an amazing list of websites where kids can find fun learning activities.  And as an Elementary Computer Teacher she knows what she's talking about. :)  I am bookmarking this page right now!!

Thanks for the great list Jenna!!
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FREE Computer Filtering for Kids!! -ALL GONE-

You can get a FREE 1 year subscription to Net Nanny!  ($39.99 Value!)

Net Nanny is a Parental Control and Internet Filter.  They want to get the word out so they have a limited supply of FREE subscriptions to hand out!

Enter your email address, then they will send you an email that you need to confirm.  Your then directed back to the site where you can download it!

The subscription will automatically end in a year.  No need to cancel.

$5/5 Kraft Cheese Coupon!

Kraft has a great new coupon out: $5/5 participating Kraft cheese!  When you print the coupon you'll get a list of what is included.  You can print it twice by using the back button.

Also cream cheese goes on sale for $1 quite a bit, so we could score it for FREE!
Coupon doesn't expire until 10/1!!

Thanks I Heart Publix!
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100 FREE Cards from Zazzle!

UPDATE: No longer working :(  I hope it worked for some of you!

Zazzle is offering 100 FREE business cards!  Or you could make them into Thank you cards, Christmas Tags, Reward Cards for Kids, Coupons for Hugs, whatever you can think of. :)  I just ordered mine and it really lets you do about anything!

Here's how to get them for FREE:

-Design your card (make sure the value is $16.95)  $16.95 charge automatically comes off at checkout.

-When your ready to checkout use code ZAZSHIPSFREE (code is good through Sept 1st)

-Then enter your info,  they will need payment information but you won't be charged.  

-It will show that you owe $7.95 in shipping.  Don't be alarmed..

-Continue to the shipping page and click on Economy shipping and the charge will disappear


When your total looks like this you can process your order

I can't wait to get mine!! Thanks Hip 2 Save!

Favorite Blog Today: Coupons Are Great

Okay..this is SUCH a great idea!!  Leandrea from Coupons Are Great made Popsicle Stick Puzzles!  Easy, Cheap, and FUN!  That's a winning combination if you ask me.  Actually eat a popsicle and you have an activity that can't lose. :)  I didn't want to steal their pictures so you'll have to take a look.  Seriously great idea!

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Adorable Hair Clips Giveaway Ends Today! Look how cute!!

The giveaway for your choice of hair clips at Spunky Bunny ends tonight at 10 p.m. MST!  This would be a great gift for any girl in your life.  These are just a few of her AMAZING creations!  Enter the giveaway here.   Adorable right??

Take the Sting out of Eating Out

My review is featured again on Juice in the City.  This time it's about the Thai Noodle House at 9th & 9th in Salt Lake.  I LOVE this place!  And they are SO great with my kids!!  (If your not in Utah you won't see my review but you'll see your own local activities or deals.)

So two things...First if you sign up with Juice in the City you'll get a $10 credit for when they start doing deals in your area!  (If you "Like" today's activity they will try to get a deal with Thai Noodle House)

Second..today is the last day you can get a $25 Restaurant.com Gift Certificate for $2!  The Thai Noodle House is participating!  Use code CLEARANCE at checkout to get the $2 price.

If you go through Shop At Home first you'll get 25% back!!PLUS $5 if your new!
Shop At Home just gives you money back for going through them first when you online shop.  I've been using them for awhile now and I love it!  You get a check quarterly when your account reaches $20.   It…

Favorite Blog Today: Save At Home Mommy

I happened upon the best post today!  Save At Home Mommy has a comparison chart for school supplies!  Wahoo!  What a great idea!

My oldest is almost 3 so not quite school ready.  I've been wanting to gather school and craft supplies for her to explore with though.  My sister does this with her kids and it's amazing what they make with aluminum foil!

Also I made her a memory game.  Just print it, have it colored, then you can glue it to some kind of card stock or whatever you have in the house.  I've been thinking of printing a few pictures of her face and gluing the games pictures to those. :):)

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Kroger Instant Win Game...I just won Chocolate!

Hopefully you've already won at least twice!  If not you can still win one more time through Sept. 11th.  You can play daily until then.  I've also won a pack of hot dogs that are already in my freezer. :)
Today I won Wonka Chocolate!  After you win it loads onto your Kroger Affiliate Rewards card.  

Ideas for Brunch!

This past Saturday, I had a baby shower for a dear friend in my neighborhood..  The event called for brunch! It was a fun time, and hopefully the food was good, too.  With a bit of preparation early in the week, it went off very smoothly.

Here is the menu:
Yogurt Parfaits:Vanilla Yogurt, Strawberries, Blueberries and Cinnamon Raisin Granola. (Thanks Audrey for sharing your recipe. The cinnamon adds a very nice touch). Some friends brought over fruit for the parfaits.  That was the perfect help! My many thanks to them!

Zucchini bread.(Please click the link to view the recipe shared last week.)

Muffins:Flavors included Blueberry, Mixed Berry, Chocolate Chip, Lemon Poppyseed and Raspberry. I made the muffins a few days before and stored in the refrigerator in ziplock bags to maintain freshness.  Two hours before the shower, I took the muffins out so that they would be room temperature.

Cakes: Vanilla and Spice Cakes drizzled with vanilla frosting.  Made these the day before from a mix.  Adde…

$29 for Your Choice of One-Hour Aroma Therapy Massage or Deep Tissue Massage ($70 Value)

Todays' Daily Screaming Deal is a fantastic price for a full one hour massage at Herbs for Health!  If you've never had one...try it! They are amazing, but typically pricey.  This deal really helps to make this affordable. 
It's a perfect gift for yourself!

Massages can be so helpful!   The first time I ever had a massage, I was so relaxed the rest of the day.  I felt like I was walking on clouds!

Coupon must be redeemed by October 31st.

Herbs for Health has locations in Sandy, Bountiful, West Jordan and Provo.

Veronica

Large Pepperoni from Papa Murphy's $3.99!!

It's Customer Appreciation week at Papa Murphy's!  That means Large Pepperoni Pizza's are $3.99 until September 1st!  No coupon is needed.
Participating Locations: Brigham City, Layton, North Ogden, Ogden (2 locations), South Ogden, Roy, Syracuse

You can also join the Papa Murphy's eclub and get a coupon for FREE cookie dough on your birthday and other great deals!

Thanks More Utah for Less!

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Up to $50 Gift Card doing Rite Aid Prescription Tranfers

We currently don't have any prescriptions (knock on wood) so I'm not up on these deals.  Coupons 4 Utah has all the info on how to get up to $50 from Rite Aid by transferring prescriptions!

Thanks Joani!

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