I S S U E #2 T I G H T W A
D E - Z I N E
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
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
Welcome to the second edition of TIGHTWAD.com's
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an e-mail if you have any particular subject interest that you want us to carry in this
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T I G H T W A D U P D A T E
TIGHTWAD SITE UPDATE - HOME
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!
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
These are only for loyal E-zine readers to access. We will have more sections open in the
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,
(Click on any name to view) Two of the most popular sponsors have been FreeShop
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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