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Showing posts from February 6, 2011

Make Your Own Yoga Mat Cleaner

My husband and I have both been doing Yoga lately and since we usually don't do it together (he likes mornings and I detest them) we frequently use the same mat.  Even if that wasn't the case, anything that you exercise on frequently surely needs a good cleaning now and then.  Also some mats you can't tell one side from the other so who knows if your doing corpse pose on the side that was pressed against the floor last time.  eeck.. Anyway, I found a bunch of sites that show you how to clean your mats without having to buy special cleaner which I've heard is hard to find at stores.   Online you can get it for $10 - $20. 3 Healthy Chicks has instructions on how to deep clean your yoga mat , make a spray cleaner, a lavender spray, and a water/vinegar spray.  So lots of options for any budget!! I also like this post on how to make a yoga mat cleaner spray with a how-to video!

Mango Salsa Tilapia - GOOD!

Before we ate dinner last night I had to take a picture "in case it was good"...and it was!  Awhile ago I posted a Mango Salsa Chicken recipe that we absolutely LOVE.  Last night I put the salsa (I get it at Costco) over Tilapia and it was GREAT!  Not to mention very easy on the thighs. :) All you do is thaw the tilapia and put it in a baking dish. Pour on the Mango Salsa. Bake for 30ish minutes at 400 degrees Tilapia Fillets are on sale at Winco for $2.98 lb.  Tell me if you know of a better deal. :) .

GIVEAWAY: $25 Mrs. Cavanaughs Gift Certificate! (Utah Only) Ends 2/14! -CLOSED-

Winner At Deal Pickle you can purchase gift certificates for 50% off!  Right now they cover all of Utah.  They are not a daily deal site, Deal Pickle has lots of deals going on all of the time.  They also have a limited quantity which is noted by each deal. Gift certificates are sent FAST (usually next day- there's a shipping charge) and they are PRETTY.  Instead of being able to print your certificates Deal Pickle makes them look classy.  You can add a custom message and it comes with an envelope!  So even though they are cheap...they don't look like it. :) Deal Pickle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to Mrs. Cavanaughs! Redeemable at 6 Utah locations! Here's how to enter: 1. Visit Deal Pickle and leave a comment on this post stating what you think of their site. 2.   Please fill out this form to enter giveaway! Additional Entries:  **These will be recorded on the form so you don't need to leave any comments on this post.** Like Deal Pickle on F

GIVEAWAY: Disney on Ice Tickets (Round 3) -CLOSED-

Winner I have a third set of Disney on Ice Tickets to giveaway!  Here's more info on the show: Showtimes: Wednesday, March 9     7:00 pm Thursday, March 10       7:00 pm Friday, March 11            4:00 pm & 7:30 pm Saturday, March 12        11:00 am, 2:30 pm & 6:30 pm Sunday, March 13          11:00 am, 2:30 pm & 6:30 pm Location:  Energy Solutions Arena About the Show: -Includes a  magical montage of celebrations , holidays and festivals from around the world.    Audiences can enjoy a winter wonderland with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, a Hawaiian luau with Lilo and Stitch, a Very Merry Unbirthday Party, a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains, a Valentine's Day Royal Ball with the Disney Princesses and more! -Brings  50+ characters  from 16 classic and contemporary Disney stories   together in an original, action-packed storyline with brilliant costumes, contemporary music and special lighting effects.    The grand finale alone fills the ice with mo

Disney Movie Rewards - 50 points from survey!

Disney Movie Rewards has a survey available for 50 points!  I also had one for 100 back from December that I didn't know was there. :)  Just look for this picture on the main page: Thanks Couponing to Disney ! .

GIVEAWAY: Usborne Books -CLOSED-

Winner Our very own Veronica is now hooked up with Usborne Books !  She has an  eShow going on now if you'd like to take a look around.  For Christmas my daughter got a reusable sticker book from Usborne books and she loves it! Sticker Dolly Dressing Ballerinas & Dolls keeps my 3 year old happily entertained! And she'll appreciate it more and more as she gets older. :)  Usborne Books also has a great warranty.  You can replace a book that has been damaged at 50% of cost.  That's nice for books you want to keep forever. We were also able to review " That's Not My Monkey ", which I absolutely LOVE. My 3 year old was able to "read" it to her Dad by the time he got home!  We were all so impressed!!  And my one year old loves feeling all of the textures. Such a great book!!!  With what I've tried so far I'm very impressed with Usborne Books.  They are high quality and they help keep my kids out of my hair for a bit. :):) Veron

Disney on Ice Tickets Giveaway Ends TONIGHT

My second Disney on Ice giveaway  for 4 tickets ends TONIGHT at 10 p.m.  If you get a friend to like Tight Wad on Facebook you could get up to 10 entries! There's still time!  GOOD LUCK! .

Utah Valentine's Events!

Visit Enjoy Utah for a whole list of FREE Valentine activities going on this week! Sweetheart Skate in Cottonwood Heights February 12th you can get a 2 for 1 pass for ice skating at the Cottonwood Heights Rec Center !  They will also have treats, romantic music, and ice games. Do you think the "romantic music" means Richard Marx?  lol  For some reason he's the first name that comes to  That dates me doesn't it. :) Thanks My Kids' Eye View ! .

GIVEAWAY: Barbie A Fairy Secret Prize Pack! -CLOSED-

Winner Kidtoons is family friendly entertainment!  They are "dedicated to helping parents connect with their kids by bringing family friendly animated movies to the big screen."  This month Kidtoons is featuring the movie Barbie A Fairy Secret . Here's some info on the show: Find a Kidtoons location near you.  In some areas ticket prices have been reduced! Kidtoons is giving away - Barbie: A Fairy Secret Prize Pack! It includes a poster, pony doll (style varies), co-star doll (style varies) and a book! Here's how to win: 1.  Visit Kidtoons and leave a comment below stating what location is nearest to you. 2.   PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM Additional Entries:  **These will be recorded on the form so you don't need to leave any comments on this post.** Like Kidtoons on Facebook Like Kidtoons on Twitter Like Tight Wad in Utah on Google Friend Connect (right sidebar) Like Tight Wad in Utah on  Facebook Follow Tight Wad in Utah on  Twitter Donate

10 Disney Movie Rewards Points!

Here are 2 more codes for Disney Movie Rewards .  Each is worth 5 points: C2FH88UF5X fbk100 See what I scored from this awesome program here . Thanks Freebies 2 Deals !

GIVEAWAY: Cowgirl Chocolates! -CLOSED-

Winner I'm pretty new to the world of spicy chocolate .  I'm really starting to like it!  You don't notice it at first and then all the sudden KA-BAM, your nose is burning. :) The chocolates and caramels are high quality and GOOOOOD.  Cowgirl Chocolates has an amazing selection of spicy and non-spicy chocolate.  For example, Spicy Cherry Mango Almond Bark !  Doesn't that sound good!  I bet it would clear up a stuffy nose and improve your circulation. :):) Cowgirl Chocolates also sells spicy hot chocolate , spicy hot caramel dessert sauce , peanut brittle and lots more.  They have won 19 product and 2 packaging awards , which doesn't surprise me a bit.  I received a box of truffles to review and not only was it incredibly good it was also incredibly easy on the eyes. :) One Tight Wad Reader will win a 1/3 pound Sampler of Cowgirl Chocolates! Here's how to win: 1. Visit Cowgirl Chocolates and leave a comment below stating your favorite item. 2. Pl

When to Start Your Garden

Swiss Chard was our favorite last year! I'm really new at gardening.  As a child I saw my parents plant one or two over the many years.  It was only about six years ago, when I bought my house, and had a small patch of dirt to call my own that I actually tried growing food.  And it was only last year that I really tried, as in I planted more than two things!  I even bought some good dirt and put it all in one spot so I could say I had a garden, and not just a few plants growing in my back yard. For the last year now I've been doing a lot of reading on gardening.  I even checked out a book or two from the library!  But the best thing I did was subscribe to mysquarefootgarden .  Just this month I started getting emails that told me it is time to start planning my garden.  Here it is February and I find myself thinking about growing vegetables.  It's actually sort of refreshing.  So this morning I pulled out my folder where I had my assorted leftover seeds.  Out of the 12

$25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway Ends TONIGHT

The giveaway sponsored by Thrifty Seeker for a $25 Visa Gift Card ends TONIGHT at 10 pm MST. While your at it, here are my other giveaways going on now.   (plus I'll have another one up today :) Screen Cleaner Wipes 5 pack - 2/9 Disney on Ice: 4 UT Tickets - 2/9 Pearl Bracelet - 2/14 $40 Frecklebox Gift Certificate - 2/15 $15 Little One Books Gift Certificate - 2/15 List of Utah Disney on Ice Giveaways!

HALF OFF at + 16% Cash back!

Today you can get a $30 Gift Certificate to ProFlowers for $15 from Rue La La! Within 24 hours you'll get confirmation email, then an email with a 10 digit code that you use on . Before you redeem your certificate, be sure to go through Ebates or Shop At Home FIRST!   They are both offering 16% cash back for ProFlowers!  Plus you'll get $5 if your new. :) How Shop At Home and Ebates work. .

FREE $2 Amazon MP3 Credit!

Wahoo!  I swear Amazon credits are the only way I get music these days. :)   Go here (one of my favorite songs :):) to get a FREE $2 MP3 credit!  Look for this box at the right: Click on Redeem a gift card or promotion code and enter VDAYMP3S .  Then you can redeem on any song/album you want until 2/14/11. Thanks Mojo Savings ! .