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Tight Wad Tips! Cupcake Poppers! LINK UP

My Tight Wad Tip today (I'm going to be better about posting these every Saturday) is from a post I found on Crazy Domestic.  She made Cupcake Poppers from Betty Crocker Super Moist White Cake.  These look like they would be great for Valentines day!!  Plus this is a really cool blog to check out.  And I know most couponers have lots of cake mixes in their storage. :)

Do you have a great deal?? Frugal Recipe?? Good money saving idea? ANYTHING OF A TIGHT WAD NATURE...Please link up!


Enter my 3 Giveaways! They are good ones!

$45 CSN Stores Gift Code! ends 1/19


Roundabouts Cupcake Sleeves! ends 1/20  lol..the hamburger cupcake always cracks me up...


$10 Walmart Gift Card!  ends 2/1

I've started doing giveaway forms so that it is easier and more private for you to enter.  Thank you!!
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Deal Pulp $5 Credit

If you signed up for Deal Pulp yesterday and didn't get your $5 credit, just tell them so here and they will credit your account.  (wahoo! - I was sad I missed it)

Deal Pulp is currently offering a $5 credit when your invited by someone.  Here's my invite to you. :)  They are expected to stop offering this soon, but if you haven't signed up yet you can still get a $5 credit.  They've had pretty good gift card deals lately so this is a GOOD credit to have!!  It's of course FREE to join and all they ask for is name and email.

Thanks My SLC Mommy!
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DIY Origami Money Flower!

Some of you that know me, know that I LOVE origami.  If there's a piece of paper around, I'm never bored. :)  Anyway I was thinking about Valentine's day and decided to see if I could make a flower with money instead of paper.  When cold hard cash is the perfect present for that someone here's a way to make it less "cold" and "hard". :):)

Here's how to do it:  
-First make the stem (here are the instructions from Nick jr.  I just had to tweak it a bit to use a bill)

fold the bill in half

Take one end and fold it down:


fold up flap:

tuck in extra flap and fold in half:  (hopefully the pictures are more helpful then my instructions :)


fold up the bottom to make the leaf:

DONE!  Now follow these easy instructions from Nick Jr. to make the blossom.   You may have to play around with the size of paper that you use for it.  I used a square that could fit on a CD:
When your done cut off the tip so that you can push the stem through:
Put this baby in a …

GIVEAWAY: Roundabout Cupcake Sleeves! -CLOSED-

Winner

Are you handing out cupcakes for Valentine's Day??  I wasn't going to until I saw these cupcake sleeves from Roundabouts:


ADORABLE!  Look, my name is even on one of them...lol.  I tried the cupcake sleeves out in December and they worked great!  They are grease resistant and easy to use.  Which is a plus for me because I have zero frosting skills. I make my husband do it.  When I tried it at Christmas I made muffins and made them look like ornaments....cute.

Roundabouts Cupcake Sleeves are $8.99/dozen and right now you can use coupon code TIGHTWAD to get 15% off!  Here's what you get:


Roundabouts is giving one pack away to a reader!  You can choose any kind you want!  Here's another one of my favorites...lol


Here's how to enter:  PLEASE READ

1. Visit Roundabouts Cupcake Sleeves and leave a comment on this post stating which Cupcake Sleeve you would want.

2.PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM

Here are ways you can get Additional Entries:(they will be counted on the form, …

$10 Target eGift Card for $7!

UPDATE:  Sold Out

Today you can get a $10 Target eGift Card for $7 from Deal Pulp!  It can only be redeemed at Target.com (not in stores).  They are no longer offering the $5 credit for new sign ups, but may in the future!  I'll let you know when it's available again.

The Target eGift Card has NO expiration date! See details here.

Thanks Cuckoo for Coupon Deals!
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FREE Printable Valentine!

I found a great FREE valentine that you can print from c.r.a.f.t. (a WAY cute blog)!
This would be a great one to print out, have your kids write/draw on the back, and give to Daddy.  Well....that's why I'm doing. :) This would also look great framed on a wall!!

There is also a white one if you want to use less ink.
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PaddiCakes: Sale on knit flower ear warmers!

For a limited time only, PaddiCakes is offering an amazing deal on their Knit Headband Ear Warmers - only $7.95! These headbands are normally $11.95 on PaddiCakes site, and $15 in stores!

These headbands can add a little more fun to your wardrobe. As a mom I appreciate anything that can speed up the process of helping me look good! Keeping me warm is an extra plus! lol! ;) Check out their sale going on now!

Aimee

FREE Fitness Ball at 24 Hour Fitness Online Store!

UPDATE: Gone, hope someone got it!

Right now you can get a 24 Hour Fitness 55 cm Fitness Ball for FREE! You do need to sign up for an account at the 24 Hour Fitness Store and you DO need to give CC information.  I just did it and it worked great!  Use coupon code myOW2424 (case sensitive) to get $10 off a $10 purchase.

There are a bunch of other items for $10 or less, so be sure to look around.

Also you can go through Ebates first and get 4% back plus $5 if your new!
Search for 24 hr Fitness, Click Shop Now, Once at 24 hr Fitness site go to Shop

**site was a bit slow but went fine.  Took me 5 min.  Hopefully it will be that fast for you!

Thanks Mojo Savings!
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FREE Sundance Film Festival Tickets

Here's a perk to living in Utah.  Sundance Film Festival is giving out FREE tickets to Best of Fest on a first come, first serve basis.  Here is the schedule:


For more information, or if that is hard to read go here:  Sundance Film Festival Best of Fest.  Go here to find locations and hours of Main Box Offices, or any other possible question you might have.
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Safely Clean Your Microwave with Vinegar!

HA!  My husband was just complaining this morning about the amount of food stuck to our microwave.  In my defense my microwave is up high so I rarely notice it starting to get bad.  Put a lid on the food to prevent the mess in the first place???  Great idea, but I still don't do it.  Am I lazy?  most likely. :)

ANYWAY...  Amanda from A Few Short Cuts just posted about using vinegar to clean your microwave quick.  It worked great!  And my kitchen smells like salad. :)
Check out her post to see how it's done.  I like the idea of using vinegar instead of chemicals around food.  Thanks Amanda!!

I also use vinegar in my dishwasher as a rinse agent.  Great money saver!
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FREE Chocolate Milk with Purchase Coupon

UPDATE: Coupon is gone but you can still enter the contest daily.

You can print a coupon for a FREE Half Gallon of Chocolate Milk when you buy a gallon of regular milk!    All you need to do is enter a contest to win FREE milk for a year.    The coupon will be emailed to you and you can print it twice by using the back button.  The coupon is available to the first 100,000!

Thanks EEEndeavors!
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$15 for $40 worth of Zumba classes

Zumba is all the rage!  I've been so intrigued to try out classes, but haven't because individual classes can be pricey.  I'm excited that today's Screaming Daily Deal is a 10 class punch pass - typically $40 for only $15! This is only valid at IdealShape Bootcamp in Orem, UT. Refer a friend and you get a $10 credit.  You could potentially only pay $5 for this pass!


For those in the SL Valley, the Screaming Deal in your neck of the woods today is $2.50 for $5 Worth of Coffee, Baked Goods, and More from Bakery & Brews in Murray, Utah.


Veronica

Disney Rewards! Look What I got!

Here's another fun rewards program that takes little effort.  I started collecting points awhile ago for the Disney Movie Rewards Program and I'm just now cashing in.  I got a Winnie the Pooh movie for FREE!  I also just submitted for a Handy Manny DVD that I will also get for FREE.

Once you sign up for a FREE account with Disney Movie Rewards you enter in codes found in DVD's and CD's.  When I first joined I went through my Mom's collection and found some codes just wasting away. :)  You can also get points for Disney Movies you see at the theater.  Random Magic Codes will also be available from time to time.  It really does add up!  --if you want me to start posting when codes are available let me know in the comments, and I will.

Codes out now:  
CHIHUAHUA for 25 points
T5WM52PA7L for 5 points


Also right now you can download for FREE:  "Tinker Bell And The Great Fairy Rescue" Mini Storybook.  Look under the Rewards tab.  I downloaded it...very cute.
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