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TIGHTWAD  E-ZINE  ISSUE #3

  Tightwad E-zine ISSUE:  #3
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  I S S U E  #3    T I G H T W A D    E - Z I N E
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November 1999 --  http://www.tightwad.com
In this issue ~
1. Tightwad Site Update - Thanksgiving Issue / Links / Tips
2. Hot New Deals - The Best Coupon Savings Sites / Sponsors / Trouble
3. Free Stuff - FREE Cleansing Bar, FREE Fruit Leather, FREE Breath Mints and More
4. Savings - Gomez E-Commerce Authority / Easyphone FREE Long Distance Calling
5. Weird Stuff - The Smoking Gun 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 third edition of TIGHTWAD.com's Informational E-Zine.
Have you sent in a tip yet?  Feel free to e-mail an original frugality tip. You don't need to be Ernest Hemmingway, any tip will do.  I'll edit for space and clarity and publish it. You'll get the credit.  e-mail me at:  editor@tightwad.com

T I G H T W A D    U P D A T E 

1a)  TIGHTWAD SITE UPDATE - THANKSGIVING EDITION READY
You should visit our home page this quarter.  We are in thanksgiving mode with our latest edition!  The site is most compatible with Netscape, but we have repaired some conflicts with Microsoft browser versions. Let us know of any glitches.  Long wait for our page to load, but please look, we will cut the time down SOON.  Check our TIGHTWAD TOM THANKSGIVING PAGE. We got thanksgiving recipes and cooking advice, savings on the cheapest turkey, a FREE way to donate food... and some fun!  Remember:  Don't forget to drop us some tips for new frugal or freebie sites so we can add those to our INFOTENSIVE SUPERLINKS

1b)  TIGHTWAD TIPS
Not too much in tips, this edition, but we will be adding an archive page to access more of our tips. Check 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.

D E A L S

2a)  MORE HOT NEW DEALS!  The Best Coupon Sites!
Traditional coupons are a pain!  Search, clip, save, sort, and expire. A variety of coupon trading clubs and sites have developed to help get around this problem.  My solution to the problem is to get the exact savings that YOU want PRINTED INSTANTLY on your own printer!  Here are some of the popular sites:   ValuePass Coupons (click here) ValuePass is a popular selection and features coupons for big name retailers like Radio Shack, Mrs. Fields, Linens-N-Things, Staples, KB Toys, and many others.  Another popular site is CoolSavings Coupons (click here)  They also have big names such as Kids-R-Us, Barnes & Noble, Etoys and others.  DirectCoupons Newsletter (click here) is a variation on printed coupons.  They send you a weekly e-mail with deals, coupons and savings from the internet.  CyberRebate (click here) is another REALLY GREAT site. It's put together by "Joel and Joey," two "regular guys" who love to find deals.  Every offer comes with a MAIL-IN rebate. Some rebates are so large, that the items are actually FREE after the rebate. Actually they have several hundred 100%-off deals. And they're good deals too. Another favorite is ECoupons & ERebates (click here) which have extremely good local searches by zip code for coupons, and good rebate deals.  Finally, there is ShoppingList (click here) which is an excellent site that lets you search according to your zip code for local sales at various stores.  Forget the newspapers.  They do all the work and show you the comparisons.  I've used them and they're great for the best deals and finding the "loss leaders." My feeling is that if you have to buy, then buy with coupons!

2b)  POPULAR SPONSORS
When you think about giving this year, you might think of gift certificates.  If you do, then checkout one of our sponsors, GiftCertificates (click here) they have most of the popular big-named stores. If your looking for FREE STUFF, then try our MOST POPULAR sponsorFreeShop (click here)  Tightwad.com is FREE so please think about supporting our sponsors. Need  tightwad books by Amy Dacyczyn or other frugal authors, then checkout the reviews and information at the Tightwad on Amazon Media (click here) (sponsor)

2c)  NEW SPONSORS
New sponsors include Toys-R-Us (click here). As the world's biggest toys store, returns and exchanges are easy.  Buy online, but returns can go directly to the store.  It's hard to beat their online selection and inventory. Also with us is StoreSearch (click here), a site with over 100,000 online stores linked to help find what you want.  A useful family site is FastWeb(click here) , the largest FREE internet scholarship search site with over 400,000 scholarships worth over a billion dollars.  Here's your kid's college money!

2d)  TROUBLE GETTING THESE LINKS?
Most e-mail allow you to click your e-mail and browse any of the links mentioned here, but if you have trouble, go to our site at: http://www.tightwad.com  And look at our home page.  There is a purple "Save-O-Matic" box that has most of the links mentioned in this newsletter. Click on what is interesting and link over to savings!

F R E E   S T U F F

3a)  THANKSGIVING FREE STUFF!!!
Just in time for Thanksgiving... This issue's FREESITE is www.FrugalSuz.com.  Some of the site's research is offered here.  Remember that with many freebee offers, companies get inundated with thousands of requests and suddenly pull their freebies. By the way, of all the thousands of FREE offers on the internet, we concentrate primarily on free samples that include free US postage.  Sometimes, we'll include rare great deals that are outside our qualifications, but not often.  Only the best!

3b)  FREE FRUIT LEATHER!!! 
Yummy!  Only fifty offered per day with only one per household starting at 7am pacific time. Stretch Island Fruit Leather is offering one spiffy free sample, just fill out the form! click here for FREE FRUIT LEATHER or: http://stretch-island.com/free-stuff.htm

3c)  FREE BOATING LIFE 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION
Many magazine subscription offers are for a few months only.  You don't have to "sink or swim" with this one.  Here's a 1-year subscription for boat lovers.  Just fill out the form and for the no obligation offer.  FREE MAGAZINE (click here) or: http://www.databoat.com/boatinglife/

3d)  FREE DOVE CLEANSING BAR (SOAP)
Here's a way to clean-up on the internet.  Fill out the short form and get a great cleansing and moisturizing bar. FREE DOVE CLEANING BAR (click here) or: http://www.mentadent.com/dove/

3e)  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

3f)  FREE PAM COUPONS AND FREE STUFF
Pam cooking spray offers various free stuff and coupons, just fill out the online form and get cooking. (click here) FREE COUPONS or: http://www.pam4you.com/kitchen/request.html

3g)  FREE RAGU COUPONS
I'm not sure REAL tightwads use instant sauces, but if your weaning yourself off them, here's some coupons to save some cash!  FREE RAGU COUPONS (click here) or: http://www.eat.com/forms/coupon-offer.html

3h)  FREE MENTOS CHEWY BREATH MINTS
Get a FREE sample packs of Mentos Cool Mints of Powerful Mints delivered directly to a mouth near you!  Click here for a great sample of new chewy powerful mints:  (click here) FREE MENTOS Mint Samples or: http://www.mentos.com/coolchews/free.html One per family only.
 More free stuff in our next e-zine.

S A V I N G S

4a)  CLICK ON GOMEZ.COM FOR AUTHORITATIVE REVIEWS
There are millions of good sites around, but do you know the best ones?  Gomez.com has become the online authority by indexing and creating fair and authoritative reviews of commerce sites.  As a bonus Gomez also has special offers for consumers.  Right now, several on-line stock trading companies are offering FREE CASH for opening a FREE account through Gomez.  I'm going to take advantage of the $75.00 from Datek, (click here) the very discount trade brokerage rated 9th overall and #5 in cost.  E-trade rated #1, is offering $150.00 for new accounts!  Also check The Gomez Deal Page (click here), there you will find a selection of deals in various categories.

4b)  FREE INTERNET LONG DISTANCE CALLING
There is a silent revolution going on in the world of telecommunications.  Long distance charges are now a thing of the past to those who know.  Will you call relatives over the holidays?  If so, do it CALL FOR FREE over the internet.  While a few companies are just starting to use the technology, and it's making the phone companies furious!  FREE Really Easy Phone Service (click here) Is the easiest! Using a computer, a local internet connection, sound card and microphone you can dial your local connection and talk all over the world for FREE.  Easy phone is FREE to download and includes 3-way calling and voice mail! (see the ZDNET article (click here)  

W I E R D  S T U F F

5)  THE SMOKING GUN SITE
This is a popular site that many have already seen, in case you haven't, definitely goto  The Smoking Gun (http://www.thesmokinggun.com) The message:  STOP LISTENING to the MEDIA BRAINWASH!  Instead, SEE FOR YOURSELF.  The original documents that many stories are based on are right here!  Their archive has gobs of stories with source documents from public records and other select sources. For example: You Don't Know Jack (Nicholson & Prostitute) Or Stern Measures (Howard Stern "shock jock" death threats) Or Get a bite out of  Mike Tyson's Psychiatric Evaluation.  How about the horrible Texas Dragging Death (Probable Cause Affidavit).  This site has so much that you'll wind up sinking hours looking into people's private lives. Reports from police, federal agents, psychologists, and various courts will keep you totally busy for the holidays!  So...if your annoying uncle jack starts blabbing on-and-on about canned prunes, just go online to this site!

Don't forget to stop by our site and see more interesting stories at our front page.  http://www.tightwad.com
Owen@tightwad.com  (ISSUE #3 T-WAD E-ZINE)
 
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