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The Pampered Chef Mother's Day Deals! (Guest Post)

Post by Shelley Patterson How many of you just LOVE Pampered Chef products ? I know I do. They always have so many fun new tools to add to my kitchen collection. On top of that, they always seem to have great gift ideas. That’s why I am so excited for these next few months. For those of you who don’t have any clue what to get Mom for Mother’s Day, I’ve got just the thing.    And to top it off, each of these sets saves a little money; Now who doesn’t love that? Happy Hour:    Cheers to Mom! This set includes our Dots Martini Glasses, Lemon Sprinkle, Quick-Stir Pitcher, and some recipe cards. All of that for only $60- That’s an $8 savings! Sweet Endings : Almost as sweet as she is! This set includes our Coconut Lime Sauce, Chocolate Raspberry Sauce, Cherry Almond Sauce, Caramel Sauce AND our Dessert Plates. All of that for only $39- That is a $30 savings! Easy Brie-zy Pizza Set : The easy way to gourmet! This set includes our Large Round Stone with handles (our stoneware is aweso

Print or Not to Print...That is the Question (Guest Post)

This is a Guest Post from Jodi at  MySLCMommy  about why you should print coupons! You see people saying not to and she tells you why she feels you should.  You can find her on  Facebook here --she also has some fun  Giveaways  you can enter! So many people think printing coupons is a waste of time, ink, and paper. What do you think? Here is a run down of what I think (and why!) 1.) Printing coupons allows you to CHOOSE your savings! You can print JUST what you need! 2.) Companys are putting high dollar or B1G1 FREE coupons out there for print! 3.) Almost every company has a FB page or a website that they load with coupons! 4.) Most coupons that you get from the paper are NOT free (you have to buy the paper) and you are limited to how many you buy! I know people who have three computers, so they can print most coupons up to  6 times ! 5.) You are basically printing MONEY! I see coupons as MONEY! 6.) You can print more then just GROCERY coupons.  Don't forget about Retail Restaura

Lessons From the Grocery Guru

  Post by Sarah The other night I attended a presentation by the Grocery Guru .  I've heard about him over the years and seen him on TV proclaiming how much you can save on your groceries.  I was excited to learn first hand from him.  In fact, I plan to go shopping with him.  He takes groups of people out to a store in their neighborhood and gives them a grocery list that includes enough items for a week's worth of meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) to feed a family of four, along with the necessary coupons, and they wind up spending on average only $35.  Granted, the list is based off of what is on sale at that store, so it's not a perfect fit for everyone, but the point is made loud and clear that you CAN save money by using coupons. I took copious notes, for my own sake, as well as for all my friends that couldn't be there.  I figured the readers of Tight Wad might also enjoy learning what I did.  The most important point, that I hadn't properly comprehe

Benefit Concert for The Children's Home Society - Salt Lake, April 22nd!

Zions  Bank  presents an evening with  Heather's Headache  of Washington, D.C. and guest band  ENZ , of Salt Lake . A portion of the proceeds will benefit an orphanage organization designed to raise the quality of care at various orphanages across the country, with the proceeds of this concert benefiting orphanages in the Intermountain region.  Date: Friday, April 22 Doors: 6:00 p.m. Show: 7:00 p.m. Venue: The Post Theater - 245 South Fort Douglas Blvd. Bldg. 636 Price: $10  (family friendly) Tickets available from band members (sans the service fee), or through SmithTix   Charity: A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Children's Home Society. Corporate Sponsors: Zions Bank, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, and Artistic Printing About the bands: Heather's Headache just released its third album, titled Revolution. HH has a sound that is a mix of U2, Muse, Coldplay - the strong musical melodies and thought-provoking lyrics set the band apart from other adult alte

Recyclebank - 35 more FREE points! = 2 FREE Coke Products!

Recyclebank is an easy way to get high value coupons!  Right now you can get 35 more points from Recyclebank!   Plus the 70 I posted about last week .  Among lots of others,  they currently have $1/1 ANY SIZE Coke Product coupons for 10 points! (down from 75 points!!)  This is while supplies last - coupon will be mailed. You can only redeem one per day. :)  Once you redeem the points you'll see a HUGE list of Coke products you can use it on.  It takes 7 to 10 business days to get the coupon so wait for 2 liters to go on sale for less than $1 and then make sure to sign up for drinks at your next potluck! :):) Here's how to get your points: Sign up with Recyclebank or log in and hit the EARN POINTS tab at the top. Take a pledge with P&G (like them on Facebook) for 10 points Then go to Green Your Home (look for the image above) and go through the Living Room by clicking on the + signs to get 25 points.  If you haven't done the kitchen yet, do that too and see

BOGO Free Land O Frost & Powerade Coupons!

Here are two good Buy One Get One FREE coupons to print - try the back button to print twice! BOGO FREE Land O Frost Bistro Favorites Coupon! BOGO FREE Powerade Zero! (need to like them on Facebook) .

Deal Pickle Deals & Giveaway!

Deal Pickle has a great giveaway going on for Utahns! Enter here.  Winner will be announced on 4/16/11 and currently there are only 52 entries!  Let me know if you win!!  Above businesses are located in Salt Lake, Bountiful, and Layton. Deal Pickle also has some great deals right now!  They charge around $2 in shipping, but the certificates are pretty and they make nicer gifts! $5 for a $10 Scoopology GC $7.50 for a $15 TCBY GC $35 for a $70 The Window Box GC and lots more ! .

FREE Personalized VeggieTales Song!

I just did this and it is SO cute!  You can choose a name to insert into a VeggieTales song ! Use code myveggie and then you can download it for FREE! If you want more songs with your child's name in it you can buy a whole album for $4.95. Thanks Savings & Stewardship ! .

GIVEAWAY: The Cat in the Hat - Tales About Tails DVD! -CLOSED-

Winner We love The Cat in the Hat at our house!  And did you know the voice of the cat is Martin Short??  He is so good!   The Cat in the Hat - Tales About Tails DVD is 75 minutes long and is released tomorrow! Both of my kids constantly ask to see this and I've even learned things about rain forests that I didn't  It's educational tv for all ages. :):)  Plus Nick and Sally are just adorable, I love it when they make up a song and a dance for their Moms! NCircle Entertainment is giving away The Cat in the Hat: Tales about Tails DVD! Here's how to win: 1. Like Tight Wad in Utah on Facebook Addtional Entries: 1. Like NCircle Entertainment on Facebook 2. Follow NCircle Entertainment on Twitter 3. Visit They Are Learning and choose your favorite coloring page. <p><p><p><p>Loading...</p></p></p></p> Giveaway will end  Tuesday April 19th at 10 p.m. MST.   Winner will be chosen by  I r

GIVEAWAY: 8x8 20 Page Photo Book! -CLOSED-

Winner Think Big Photos  is a company that works with AZA accredited Zoos and aquariums to allow them to have online photo stores.  The Zoos use these sites to help raise funds and spread their message, they also receive 25% of the proceeds!   Recently launched is the  Utah's Hogle Zoo photo store ! If your using this site, do your photos need to be peppered with live animals??  It's just another way to support a great cause. :) Right now you can use code HOLSM at checkout to get $5 off a photo book ! They have great themes and options! Think Big Photos is giving away a 8x8 20 page hardcover photo book! ($34.99 value)   You will need to pay shipping,  standard rates will apply. To enter the giveaway all you need to do is:  (both mandatory) Like Tight Wad in Utah on Facebook Register as a user on the photo site Giveaway will end  Tuesday April 19th at 10 p.m. MST.   US only.  Standard Shipping rates apply.  Winner will be chosen by  No c

$1/1 ANY Kashi Cereal! $2 at Sunflower Market or Whole Foods!

Since my husband has declared the Kashi Heart cereal as his favorite I have to keep in stocked...otherwise he'll grab it at the store for $4 a box!  sheesh... Coupon doesn't expire until 7/31/11!! Kashi Cereal at Sunflower Market $2.99 or Go Lean at Whole Foods for $3 use $1/1 ANY Kashi Cereal = $1.99 Mambo Sprouts also has more new organic coupons out! .