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Tight Wad Tips! TinkerBell DVD less than $5! LINK UP

I usually post Tips on Saturday, but I wanted to get this up in case someone wanted to take advantage of this deal that ends 11/27.  After the dust settled at Target I got everything pictured for $5.49 including tax!  I'm pretty excited!  My daughter is a HUGE TinkerBell fan, especially after Disney on Ice.  :)

TinkerBell DVD $10 (sale ends 11/27)
use $5/1 printable
= $5.00

NYC Minute Nail Color $1.72
use $1/1 Target coupon (under Personal Care)
also use $1/1 printable
= FREE + .28 overage

Reach Floss .97 - I seem to buy one every time I go..lol
use $1/1 printable (no longer available)
= FREE + .03 overage

Subtotal = $4.69!

Did you get a great Black Friday Deal?
Have a great shopping trip?
Make something frugally?
Have or know of a great sale?
ANYTHING OF A TIGHT WAD NATURE.... 

Our Christmas Tree & Food Storage

We got our tree delivered last night from Prepaid Christmas Trees!  It smells amazing!!  We're in the process of finding where I stashed the ornaments last year......so aggravating..


I have had a good day though,  I went to Emergency Essentials and bought 3 cans of food storage!  With my $20 in gift cards I spent $6!  See how you can get $20 too.


I also bought the Daily Deal!  72-Hour Food Storage from Wise Foods for $29!  It includes 2 Lasagna, 4 Chicken Ala King, 2 Creamy Chicken Pasta, and 4 Stroganoff (which I have never successfully made.  Mine always tastes like feet)
This all has a 25 year shelf life!!  We're really trying to build up our food storage on the cheap.  Can you tell? :)
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CityDeals: Black Friday Deals & FREE Shipping!

CityDeals has some awesome certificates on sale!  Here are just some of my favorites:

5 Buck Pizza $20 Gift Certificate for $5!  Bountiful, American Fork & Orem

Jason's Deli $25 Gift Certificate for $15!

Christopher's Seafood & Steak House $70 Gift Certificate for $29!

Chuck E. Cheese $20 Gift Certificate for $10!

Baskin Robbins $10 Gift Certificate for $4!

See the rest of the deals here!  Be sure to check to see if you have the location you want.  Also use code tightwadfree to get FREE shipping!  Valid until 12/3.
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FREE Baby Sling! Just Pay $11.95 Shipping!

UPDATE:  This deal is also good 11/26 under Salt Lake City!

I've seen this kind of deal for Nursing covers before, but not for a baby sling!
Mamapedia, a deal site, has Baby Carriers worth $39 for FREE!Just pay $11.95 for shipping!  Man...I paid a lot for the one I bought for my daughter. :(  And this one is WAY nicer!
Anyway, choose Chicago as your city.  It's redeemable online so anyone can buy!  Invite your friends to buy and you'll get $10!

Also 5% is donated to your school of choice!
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GIVEAWAY: The EasyLunchbox System! Waste Free Lunch Box! -CLOSED-

Winner

One of my ongoing problems is getting my husband a lunch ready before he heads off to work.  He always insists he can do it himself, but time and time again he ends up at Subway. :)  So I was VERY interested in reviewing The Easy Lunchbox System!

With this system I'm not only saving money, but also plastic and time.  The cooler bag and containers have NO phthalates, BPA, lead, vinyl or PVC.  Also the containers are safe for the dishwasher, freezer, AND microwave!  This is a HUGE plus for me!  I really want to come up with a lunch where I could put three meals together and keep them in the freezer!  I'm gonna think on that one...

The waste free lunchbox is also big enough that I can throw in snacks, a drink, etc..  AND I don't have to worry about the sandwich getting squished.  I also really like the look of it.  My husband is happy to no longer bring old plastic bags from the grocery store (his previous lunch bag :).

The Easylunchbox System retails at $21.90 and the…

FREE NYC Nail Polish at Target!

This is going in my Gift box!

NYC New York Minute Nail Polish $1.72
use $1/1 printable (under Personal Care)
also use $1/1 Target Coupon
= FREE

--Target allows a manufacturer coupon to be stacked with a Target coupon.

Thanks Totally Target!
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BLACK FRIDAY!

So...I'm not really into Black Friday, never have been.  Mostly because I don't like crowds or mornings.  I do plan on doing some shopping this year though.
Emergency Essentials is having a great sale and I have 2 $10 gift cards to spend!
You can get 2 $10 gift cards as well!  Go here and here to see details.
You do need some sort of blog to take advantage of this though.  If you don't have one you could easily start one!!  You'll get $20 bucks out of it. :)  But sadly you won't get them before this sale.  Takes a couple weeks to get them in the mail.

ANYWAY, I thought we could all post some Black Friday deals on a linky!  You don't have to own the blog to link up a blog post.  In fact the blog owner would be happy for the publicity. :)  If you happen across a great post or website with a great Black Friday deal or tips on remaining unbruised...LINK IT UP!  I'll make this a tab at the top of this page so you can easily access it throughout the week.
If t…

Swagbucks = Christmas Cash!

Are you ready for Christmas?  Presents bought and wrapped?  Well, I just finished purchasing the last of my gifts - and guess what - I got them all for FREE!  Yep, I used Swagbucks to get Amazon.com credit. Since Amazon will ship, I went ahead and had them sent to my loved ones who live far away, saving me a trip to the post office.  Talk about EASY holiday shopping!  It may be too late for you to start earning Swagbucks for this holiday season but get going now and come next Christmas you will be a happy camper.

I'm by no means the savviest Swagbuck accumulator, but in one month I can easily earn enough bucks to get $5 credit at Amazon and that's all just by doing my normal internet surfing. You do get more bucks through referrals, but I only have two so far, and it caps at 1,000 per referral anyway.  And I still make a decent amount of bucks. Swagbucks is a search engine as good as any other, but it gives you credit (Swagbucks) while you search.  And I'll tell you there …

$1/1 Rayovac Batteries Coupons!

When you Like Rayovac on Facebook you can get a $1/1 ANY Rayovac Alkaline batteries!  There are also several other coupons you can print.  These coupons are for the batteries in the blue packages, not the red ones that are usually priced around $1...shoot.

You can print this coupon twice but don't use your back button.  Try using your History tab.  That's what worked for me.

Also if you bought Toy Story 3 they have a rebate.  You get $5 back when you buy 2 packages of Rayovac Alkaline batteries.  Wahoo!

Thanks Hip 2 Save!
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25% off at Stinky D's Etsy Shop!

Stinky D's has everything on sale at 25% off until Cyber Monday!  Check out the Lotions and Lip Whips that are all-natural and smell AMAZING!  They are also made FRESH when you order!

I have the Raspberry Limeade Lip Whip and it's all I can do not to eat it.  I can't put it on my daughter any more because that's all she'll do.....can't blame her.  I can tell you though...it doesn't taste as good as it smells...lol
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AIMEE - A New Tight Wad Contributor!

In order to have more giveaways on Tight Wad I needed more help from a like minded friend.  So along with me, Veronica, and Sarah, I've asked Aimee to join the team!  Welcome Aimee!!  She'll have a giveaway up TODAY!


I'm a firm believer that it's possible to have the things you want and need without breaking the bank.  And with two young children and a recent college grad to take care of, I am always trying to find ways to save money.  In the past, my money-saving ways have consisted mostly of using coupons from my Happenings Books.  But even with this wonderful arsenal of savings, I wanted to save more.

I had always been leery of coupons on the internet and would try and keep it safe by sticking to only the coupons that came out in the newspaper.  That is, until recently when I talked to Audrey about where to find more coupons.  "They're EVERYWHERE" she exclaimed!  Audrey opened my eyes to other numerous resources besides the newspaper.  She assured me t…

$49 for Professional Teeth Whitening (A $285 Value!)

This deal is being offered at an 83% discount through Brighter Face Value!

Here are the highlights 15 Locations to Choose From! Teeth will be 3 to 8 shades brighter within 5-7 days Receive a Dental Exam, Custom Trays, and Prescription Strength Whitening Gel Professional teeth impressions and trays performed in a dental office Get brighter and whiter teeth Feel confident and attractive This is a perfect gift for a future bride or groom. (Everyone wants white teeth on their special day!)
The coupon is good through February 22, 2011.  Limit 1 per member but buy as many as you want as gifts!

Get this deal through Screamin' Daily Deals; refer a friend and get $10!

Veronica

Pecan Pie

I was craving pecan pie the other day, so I made us some!  I didn't want to buy corn syrup though because I would need to use only a portion of a cup.  I searched for a recipe that didn't use corn syrup and found one!

Ingredients
1 cup light brown sugar 1/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup chopped pecansThe directions are from Allrecipes.com and are easy as pie.  Sorry, I couldn't resist. :-)

The only change I made was adding pecans to the top of the pie.
This was the perfect autumnal dessert for this Texas girl.

Veronica

$25 for $50 Worth of All-Natural food, toys, diapers, gifts..etc!!

Eversave has a great deal today!!  $25 for a $50 Gift Certificate to Abe's Market!
They have natural, chemical free products for everyone!  You can only buy 1 and there is FREE shipping for a limited time!!  Also if your new to Eversave they will give you a $2 credit for signing up.  They even sell Piggy Paint! (non-toxic nail polish)
They have this dollhouse for $39.99!

I got lost looking at all I could get for $50...they even sell ImagiPlay puzzles!  --I love those.  They also sell Seventh Generation Diapers and an all-natural kids bubble bath that I'm going to get. :)  I've been trying to find a deal on that for awhile now.  Hurrah!!
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FREE $3 Amazon MP3 Credit!

Amazon is offering a $3 credit for MP3's when you enter code GET3MP3S!
Credit expires 11/29.  I love it when Amazon does this!!  I had a hard time finding out where it said my credit was used.  (I wanted to make sure I wasn't charged) After you buy a song just click again on the link above and you'll see your credit again.  There might be a better way, but I don't know it.  :)

Thanks Moneywise Moms!