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Who's your Favorite?

Do you have a favorite blog?  I have lots :)  And I love finding new ones to love.
Today my favorite is Life As Mom.  Check out her Quick Start Guide to Freezer Cooking!  awesome...  You can also print a master freezer cooking planning sheet to help you out.  Planning always intimidates me, so hopefully this will help.
Since most nights I don't feel like making dinner, freezer cooking is right up my alley.  My family deserves dinner..lol

Under Your Name  - put the name of your favorite blog and your first name.  
Then enter the link under Your URL.
(a blog can be on here more than once, but not by the same person)

Tight Wad Tips! FREE Shipping at City Deals! LINK UP!!

Wahoo!  Free Shipping from City Deals all weekend!  Here are some favorites:
Acme Burger $25 GC for $10!

Tepanyaki $35 GC for $24.65! Valid at 369 West 1830 South, SLC only.
4 Tickets to Clark Planetarium for $20!  That's $5 each!
$20 GC to Dollar Cuts for $10!  Available for 26 Utah locations!
You can get your date nights set up for the month. :)
Did you find a great deal?? Find a frugal recipe?? Have a great shopping trip?? Make a cheap necklace?? Have a great sale or discount?? 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!

Free Queso & Chips at Chili's!

Get a FREE order of Skillet Queso and Chips when you join Chili's eclub!


Just a heads up...Dine O-Round starts on the 17th!  You can get a 3 course meal for $15 or $30 depending on the restaurant.  I love that this is always going on during my birthday. :) Go here to see participating restaurants.

More Local Events this Weekend...

Park City is having a EarthWell Festival the 11h & 12th at the Redstone Center!   It looks like a lot of fun...I'm going. :)  Live music, food, shops, kids stuff, demonstrations...etc..

An Adult ticket is $10 but there are 3 ways to get in for $5. :)
Over 60 and under 12 get in for FREE.
Ages 13 - 18 = $2


Have you been to Gilgal Gardens?  It's awesome... and they are having their 10th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday the 12th from 2 - 6 pm!

Admission is FREE
Located at 749 East 500 South

There will be live music, children activities, and light refreshment.  If you've never been, now would be a good time to check it out.  It's also a great place to be on a Sunday.  :):)  There are over 70 stones engraved with scriptures and 12 original sculptures.  And it's not too big so you won't lose your kids..lol I always worry about that.
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List of Link-Ups--that I know of

I started making this list and then realized that others might benefit from it as well.
I will make it a page and add to it as I find more.

If you have a link up or know of one, feel free to email me and I'll add it to the list.
(not a giveaway link up, Cuckoo for Coupon deals has an AMAZING list!)

List of Giveaway Link Ups

Monday
I'm an Organizing Junkie: Menu Plan Monday  -recipes & meal plans

Wednesday
We Are That Family: Works For Me Wednesday
The Thrifty Home: Penny Pinching Party - anything thrifty

Friday
Life As Mom: Frugal Friday- anything frugal, no giveaways, no deals
Couponing to Disney: Link up your Blog
Mrs. Moneysaver: Frugal Friday - anything frugal, one link, no giveaways

Saturday
Tight Wad in Utah: Tight Wad Tips - anything of a Tight Wad nature
Money Saving Mom: Super Savings Saturday - shopping trips
Cha-Ching on a Shoestring: Share your Savings - share deals and savings

"Diamond" Earrings for $3.77 Shipped! + GIVEAWAY! -CLOSED-

Winner

DiamondEarrings.org is offering FREE Earrrings!  You just pay shipping of $3.77!
Here is a picture of mine:


I wasn't expecting much for $3.77 but these are really nice!!  They also come in a nice velvet box.
Of course they aren't real diamonds.  The way I lose earrings there is NO WAY I would want them to be real. :):)
DiamondEarrings.org is trying to get the word out about their jewelry which is why they are FREE.

Simply mention this deal anywhere on the web and the earrings are yours for $3.77!  For more info see their Frequently Asked Questions--just scroll down.
It's not to good to be true!! :)

I have one pair to giveaway!  They would make a great present!!

Here's how to enter: (leave a comment for each entry)

-Leave a comment (one per person)

-Tweet/Blog/Facebook about Earrings from DiamondEarrings.org for $3.77 Shipped!

-Like Tight Wad on Facebook

-Like Tight Wad on Twitter

Giveaway will end September 13th at 10 p.m. MST.  Winner will be chosen by Random.org. …

Savings at CJ's and Wabi Sabi -Sushi!

Have you heard of CJ's Restaurant & Bakery?  This offer is good for both their Murray and Ogden locations. 
You get:$12 for $25 Worth Of Scrumptious Eats!!


They offer what looks like GREAT breakfasts, lunches and dinners.  I want some right now, in fact.

The discount by purchasing via the link above is 52%.  I LOVE THAT!
As Audrey would say, "Full-price is for suckers".  :)

Please note the following:
Once purchased, offer is valid through February 25, 2011
May only use one voucher per visit and you cannot combine it with any other offers out there.
No change will be given - so spend your $25 worth!
Know someone who loves CJ's?  This is a nice gift!
94% of Urbanspooners Like CJ's Bakery

Speaking of Good Deals...


Wabi Sabi Japanese's deal today is amazing. 
$20 for $45 worth of Sushi and Japanese Fare!
Expires Jun 13, 2011Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. Dine-in only. No cash back. Tax and gratui…

FREE 2 oz. Bath & Body Works Body Wash!

Bath & Body works has a new coupon on their Facebook Page for a FREE Twilight Woods Body Wash for men!  Just print and take it to a store.  No purchase is necessary!  Coupon expires on the 12th.

Thanks Cuckoo for Coupon Deals!
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I'm a Winner!

I just won a Banquet Pie from the Kroger Instant Win game!
If you don't win today you can try once daily.  (this was my third time playing)  The prize is loaded onto your rewards card.  
I also won another giveaway!!  Wahoo!  That's 4 for me now, and this time I'm not showing the loot to my daughter so it can be a birthday present. :)   It's my night!!
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Local Events this Weekend:

This Saturday, September 11th, Mary Kim Photography is having an Open House! Come for FREE food and treats while your kids get photographed.
No appointment is necessary.  Map of location. For ages 2 through 16.  Information on Packages & Pricing.
Mary Kim Photography is also giving away a Photo session! ($100 Value)

Utah State Fair starts today!  Go here for discount tickets!

FREE admission tickets to the Greek Festival here!

New Certificates at City Deals!

City Deals has Tepanyaki $35 GC for $24.65!
Valid at 369 West 1830 South, SLC only.


4 Tickets to Clark Planetarium for $20!  That's $5 each!

$20 GC to Dollar Cuts for $10!  Available for 26 Utah locations!
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Need a Gift for Teacher for $1.58?

These Apple Memo pads are $1.58 with FREE shipping!  adorable....  AND it's almost the same size as a real red apple. lol  You can get a large apple for
$1.81. :)

Thanks Pinching your Pennies!
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FREE Faber-Castell Art Set!

UPDATE: They are out :(

Like Faber Castell on Facebook and they will send you 1 FREE Creativity for Kids Coloring & ARTivity Book.  The book comes with 12 Watercolor EcoPencils or Jumbo crayons.

This is while supplies last so hurry!  (I hate it when they say that)
After you like them send an email with your name, shipping address and gender of your kids to:

facebook@fabercastell.com 
Thanks Saving Dollars & Sense!

Organic Food Coupons

Mambo Sprouts has some new coupons up.  Including $1/1 Any Country Choice Organic Product!

Also available is .50/1 Skippy Natural Peanut Butter!
Thanks Savin Queen!


Whole Foods has some great printable coupons out!  $1/1 Cascadian Farm cereal is my favorite one. :)
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GIVEAWAY: $40 Gift Code to ANY CSN Store! -CLOSED-

Winner

Well you probably already know this but CSN Stores are AWESOME!  With their over 200 stores they sell everything from dutch ovens to ceiling fans.  Just about anything you can think of!   Tons of their items also have FREE shipping.   They are definitely a good place to check out if you need to buy....well anything. :)  The website is easy to navigate and they have hassle free returns.

CSN Stores is offering a $40 Gift Code to someone!



Here's how to enter: (leave a comment for each entry)
- Leave a comment (1 per person)
-Like Tight Wad on Facebook
-Blog/Facebook/Tweet about giveaway (can do daily if you want)

Giveaway will end September 16th at 10 p.m. MST.  Winner will be chosen by Random.org.  Disclaimer:  I did not receive any compensation.  All opinions are my own.

More Campbells Coupons

Campbells added some new coupons!  Save them for a sale to bulk up your food storage.

Thanks One Momma Saving Money!
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Favorite Rite Aid Deals this Week!

Schick Hydro Razor 3 or 5 blade $5.99
use $5/1 Schick Razor  8/8 SS  (Smart Source insert in 8/8 newspaper)
= $0.99!

Schick Refill Cartridges 4 ct. $5.99
use $2/1 Schick cartridge 8/8 SS
= $3.99

When you buy both you can submit for a $1 Single Check Rebate!
That's $3.98 for both!!

Kleenex .99 buy 3
use .50/3 8/15 SS
and $1/3 Kleenex Video Values
= .49 each!

Video Values for September also has 2 $5 off $25 purchase coupons that don't expire until October!  Watch the short commercial, click the Rewards Tab and then print.

To bring your total to $25 (before coupons of course) see the full Rite Aid match up here.

FREE Admission Coupon to Greek Festival!

The Greek Festival in Salt Lake starts tomorrow and goes until the 12th.
Get a coupon for FREE Admission here!

One FREE admission per coupon and it's a pdf so you can print one for each member of your family!  Details about the event are also on the coupon.

Thanks again Coupons 4 Utah! --one of my favorites :)
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40% off at Rumbi Island Grill!

Wahoo!  At City Deals you can get TWO $15 Gift Certificates to Rumbi for $18! Valid at ALL locations nationwide.  While supplies last. This will sell out today! The Hula Salad is my FAVORITE!!  I always wanna call it the Hulu salad...lol...

2 Kroger Instant Win Games!

Kroger has a new Instant Win game!  You can play daily but you can only win once.  I haven't won yet.   I'm sure I'll let you know when I do. :)   When you win the free item is loaded onto your rewards card.
Thanks Coupons 4 Utah!


Also the Kroger Summer of Savings Instant Win Game is over on the 11th.  So you still have a few days if you haven't won yet.  I won hotdogs and chocolate. :):)

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Spanish Garbanzo Stew

Remember my love affair with garbanzos? It continues.

Here is my recipe for my version of Spanish garbanzo stew or "potaje".


2  cans of garbanzos drained and rinsed (15.5 oz cans) 1/2 medium sized tomato 1 roasted red pepper 1/4 bell pepper 2 cloves of garlic 1/2 tsp of smokey paprika 2 bay leaves 1/4 medium onion 2 1/2 baby carrots 2 medium potatoes salt to taste 2 cups of water
Cook all ingredients listed above on medium high heat until potatoes are tender.
Take out bay leaves and blend all liquid with everything (except most garbanzos and some potatoes).

Enjoy! (¡Buen provecho!)
Veronica

Vapur Anti-Water Bottle Giveaway Ends in a Half Hour!

Enter here.  Good luck!!  I still can't find mine.  My daughter blurted out at some random time that she threw it in the garbage.  I pray that was crazy talk.

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$10 for a $25 Gift Certificate to Nutty Guys!!

UPDATE:  You can still get this today(9/8) - Use Louisville as your city. 

Wahoo!  This is the best Groupon!  I need Pine Nuts...

You can get a $25 Gift Certificate for $10! 

Choose Raleigh/Durham as the location.  Deal ends in 6 hours!
(you redeem online so anyone can buy)
Certificate doesn't expire until March 9, 2011.  Make great gifts!!

When you use your certificate and your address is in Utah you can choose Will Call and pick it up.  Then you won't pay any shipping. :)  Otherwise it's around $5 for up to 3 lbs.

Thank you Savvy Sister Shops!  Check out her post to see other Groupons available today!
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FREE Downy Sample!

Another FREE sample from Vocalpoint!  Log in to your account here to request it.
Hopefully it will come with high value coupons as well. :)

Sign up here if you don't have an account yet.  Here is all the loot I've received from Vocalpoint!
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UTAH GIVEAWAY: Photo Session ($100 Value!)-CLOSED-

Winner

Are you in need of a photo session for:
Seniors?
1st Birthday?
Newborn?
Children?
Family Portrait? (Christmas card season is approaching :)
Engagement?
Cousins?
Birthday Parties?
Business Head Shots?
etc...etc...etc...

Mary Kim Photography is offering one reader a FREE Photo Session with a FREE 8 x10 print!  This is a $100 value!!

The photo session could be in studio or on location (downtown Salt Lake to the point of the mountain)

The session is limited to a group of 7 individuals or less (no large family reunion, wedding receptions, wedding ceremonies)  No cash value.

Check out the Website and Blog to see what an AMAZING job she does!!!

Here's how to enter: (leave a comment for each entry)

-Leave a comment stating what kind of session you would like (you can always change your mind if you win :) ex. newborn session

-Like Mary Kim Photography on Facebook - worth 2 entries, leave 2 comments!!

-Tweet/Blog/Facebook about giveaway - can do daily if you want, leave a comment each time.

-Lik…

Natural Lotion & Lip Whip Giveaway Ends SOON!

The giveaway for Stinky D's Lotion & Lip Whip ends at 10 pm tonight! (MST)
I just tried the Raspberry Limeade Lip Whip and it is tasty!!  I wanna drink it! :)
And the lotion is so nice...I have eczema on my hands so I'm particular what I put on and this didn't even sting!  I'm happy about it. :):)

Also the giveaway for the Vapur Anti-Bottle ends tomorrow night (9/7).
Good luck!
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Professional School Portraits - starting at $28!

This Saturday, September 11th, Mary Kim Photography is having an Open House!
Come for FREE food and treats while your kids get photographed.


No appointment is necessary.  Map of location. For ages 2 through 16.  Information on Packages & Pricing.

Tomato Cucumber Salad

This salad is really good.. look at the picture!!  My photog skills are improving right?  The salad glistens.. GLISTENS!

I found this recipe in the Lion House Entertaining cookbook.  This year we have tomatoes and cucumbers in our garden so I didn't even have to go to the store. :) 

3 medium tomatoes
2 cucumbers
1/2 small onion
1 can garbanzo beans

dressing:
1/4 c red wine vinegar
1/4 c vegetable oil
2 t sugar
1/2 t salt
1/2 t dried parsley flakes

Add all ingredients and pour dressing over it
let cool in refrigerator for 1 hour...done!

Coupons:
$1/1 Any Target Produce Item
.50/1 Heinz Vinegar

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Swagcode! -gone-

Go to their blog and enter the code you find in your search bar.

Sign up here if you haven't yet.  Easy way to earn gift cards!

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