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TIGHTWAD  E-ZINE  ISSUE #2

  Tightwad E-zine ISSUE:  #2
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    I S S U E  #2    T I G H T W A D    E - Z I N E
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October 1999 --  http://www.tightwad.com
In this issue ~
1. Tightwad Site Update - NEW Home Page
2. Hot New Deals - Coupons Free Online - No Clipping
3. Free Stuff - From Free Jelly Beans to Breath Mints and More
4. Savings - Bargain books for $5 to Cheap Airfares
5. Weird Stuff - The Darwin Awards Home Page

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The goal of this E-Zine is to give you time sensitive information on MONEY, SAVINGS, & DEALS in a quick reading and quick transmit format. We will also keep you updated and informed on the progress of our web site at tightwad.com
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Welcome to the second edition of TIGHTWAD.com's Informational E-Zine.
Most people seemed to like our first edition, however, I want to encourage you to send me an e-mail if you have any particular subject interest that you want us to carry in this format and on our web site.  e-mail me at:  editor@tightwad.com

T I G H T W A D    U P D A T E 

1. TIGHTWAD SITE UPDATE - HOME PAGE READY
You should visit our homepage for this October.  All links are connected and all articles are available for viewing.  This is really the first time that we have had our homepage ready for viewing. At the moment we are a quarterly updated site, but this month we are in Halloween mode with our latest edition!

SUPER LINKS SUPERCHARGED
We have partitioned our links page to speed-up previously slow download times.  This page is a great timesaving resource for other tightwad and frugal sites.  Check it out at:  INFOTENSIVE SUPERLINKS  We are still in the process of picking top sites to add. Give us your prospective sites!

TIGHTWAD TIPS
We've added more new tips.  To see new hints and neat frugal savings hints, check out our Tightwad Tips Section.  E-zine readers have a section of new T-wad tips that are unavailable to anyone else:  Click here to access: NEW FREE TIPS or type http://www.tightwad.com/Freetips/html  These are only for loyal E-zine readers to access. We will have more sections open in the future.

MORE SPONSORS JOIN US!!!
Tightwad.com is free, so please consider supporting our recent sponsors, who have joined with us to support this site.  A number of sponsors and associates have joined with us, and you will be seeing their advertising banners in the near future.  New associates include ECoupons, CoolSavings, StoreCoupons, GiftCertificates, and BurpeeSeeds. (Click on any name to view) Two of the most popular sponsors have been FreeShop and Amazon Books.  People are still asking where they can buy Tightwad books by Amy Dacyczyn and other frugal authors.  If you are interested, please checkout the reviews and information at the Tightwad Spot on Amazon (sponsor)

2. NO MORE CLIPPING - COUPONS FREE ONLINE!!!
A number of the sponsors that we have chosen are excellent sources for online coupons.  Some let you search and print out EXCELLENT savings for businesses in your zipcode area.  Some have you instantly download a free software program to take advantage of varous savings and some let you get discounts from your local supermarket.  I've already saved from using ECoupons. They look a little low tech, but the savings are instant, printout on your printer, and you can search your local area businesses.  Check here: ECoupons  Also check these two: CoolSavings and StoreCoupons.
Here's another great site. If you're busy and don't have time to shop endlessly for gifts, the perfect place to visit is GiftCertificates.  They have an excellent solution.  Buy a gift certificate to almost any retailer and have it delivered with a gift card.  You pick the store, and your friends pick the item!  I always suggest one or two items that I think my friends will like.  Since they pick the item, they'll get what they want and have fun shopping at your expense!  Many big mall stores are included. This is perfect idea for those friends who won't let themselves enjoy anything, but it's still not uncomfortable like giving cash.

F R E E   S T U F F

HALLOWEEN FREE STUFF SITE!!!
Here's one of my favorite free stuff sites.  They have a link just for Halloween free stuff. Check it out and see what you can use.
Check out: TheFreeSite.   It takes time to load, so don't be surprised if you sit for a while.

3. FREE JELLY BEANS! ON THE NET!
This is probably the most popular freebie on the net.  Who doesn't want candy!  The Jelly belly manufacturer that filled the jar on President Reagan's desk, can give you some treats for free!  Six hundred are given out each and every day.  To make sure everyone gets a chance, the giveaway time is random and varies each day.  Once you hit the time, fill out a short survey and get ready for some great sweet treats!  Check and see:   Free Jelly Belly Samples!  (http://www.jellybelly.com/sample_summary.html)  Click here: Jelly Bean Art!  See a Statue of Liberty painting made completely with jelly beans!  Tours of the factory also available.
 
FREE SPOOKY RECIPES!!!
Here's Mary's Rancid Halloween Food Site.  Yuck!! The best ideas for food for kids.  These are really ingenious and fun. Check it out now, before halloween is over!  Rancid Yucky Halloween Recipes!!

FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO AMERICAN BABY
Alot of free subscriptions are only good for a few issues.  This is a full free subscription for expectant mothers.  Fill out the subscription form and get ready for helpful family advice.  Check here:  American Baby Magazine Also checkout the free offer for CyberGold, a site which pays you cash for buying and trying products and services.

FREE HERBAL ESSENCES PRODUCT SAMPLES
By taking a minute to answer some questions they'll send you a free sample of Herbal Essences Facial Care products.  Only one request per household, group or organization and as usual, offer good only in the U.S. Persons over the age of 13 only.  See:  Free Herbal Essences Facial Care Products

FREE NON-DRUG BREATHING REMEDY
You've probably seen football players using these, but most people use them in bed for a good night's rest.  To find relief from nasal nuisances and to reduce snoring, you can get FREE Breathe Right strips.  I've used them and they really work for a good night's rest.  Click here to try them for free:  FREE Drug Free Breathe Right Strips

FREE CERTS BREATH MINTS
Get a FREE sample packs of Certs Cool Mints of Powerful Mints delivered directly to a mouth near you!  Click here for a great sample from Warner Lambert company:  FREE Certs Mint Samples   One per family only.
 More free stuff in our next e-zine.

S A V I N G S

4. CHECKOUT THE BARGAIN BOOKS SECTION FOR DEALS
If you're really a voracious reader or you'd like to give excellent but inexpensive gifts, try looking at the Barnes & Noble Bargain site.  They have 2,800 different books under $5, 6,800 books under $10, and 8,200 books under $15.  This is a great place to get an inexpensive book.  Once you find it here, you might also check for availability at your local B&N store to avoid any shipping charge!  Look here:  Barnes & Noble Discount Book Site
 
THE CHEAPEST AIRLINE TICKETS
I spent over 30 hours checking just under one hundred of the best low cost sites on the internet for airline fares.  Basically, you won't find the cheapest at Travelocity or Microsoft Expedia or a number of other low cost sites.  You will do better then some people, but basically the best priced tickets seem to be purchased in advance from so-called ticket consolidators who buy blocks of tickets.  Also many major airlines are also jumping on the internet band wagon and offering special discount fairs for web only purchasers.  Package deals can sometimes be excellent when you purchase rooms and flights together too.  I have found a number of real tips especially inside deals on hotels and I will be preparing the information for inclusion to a future Tightwad issue.  But as for now, try comparing with www.cheaptickets.com.  Non members can check prices.  You have to give them a credit card number to join and when you purchase, there are no refunds if you change your mind.  Basically that weeds out the faint of heart.  Just flew round trip on one of their cheap fares without any problems and saved well over $1000. for two round trip tickets.  All major airlines are in their system.  When checking prices, look for alternate nearby airports, book more than 21 days in advance, include Saturday stayovers, and consider leaving on Monday or Tuesday.  You may find a small change will save hundreds of bucks.  Last minute fare savings can be great deals too.  If you can take off at a moment's notice.

CHEAP CANDY IN BULK
If you really have a sweet tooth, check out http://www.bulkcandy.com  They claim to be the largest wholesale candy store on the net.  This is how cheap I am:  I have a 5 cents candy machine in my house filled with Hot Tamales brand candy, if you want some, you'll have to pay!  Surprisingly, I found that Hot Tamales are the one candy that seems to last when stored a long time in my car too.  It survives the high heat and sharp cold without sweating like hard candy or any real degradation. Get some of the red hot cinnamon candy in bulk at: Bulk Candy - Mike & Ike Hot Tamales for cheap!
Look for more savings tips in our next issue

W I E R D  S T U F F

THE DARWIN AWARDS
I love a good laugh.  And as everyone knows, TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION.  Here's the weird site for this issue that will make you cry with laughter.  Probably you've seen a few e-mails of these reports.  Many of these types of stories have originated from a nationally syndicated reporter who specializes in News of the Weird.  This site compiles the worst offenders and gives awards to those who so kindly have eliminated themselves via stupidity from the human gene pool.  You don't have to be a cynic!  It's real life. Click here:  http://www.darwinawards.com/

Don't forget to stop by our site and see more interesting Frugal Tips and stories at our front page.  http://www.tightwad.com Owen@tightwad.com  (ISSUE #2 T-WAD E-ZINE)
 
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