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TIGHTWAD  E-ZINE  ISSUE #5

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  I S S U E  #5    T I G H T W A D   E - Z I N E
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March-April 2000 -- http://www.tightwad.com
In This Issue ~
1. Tightwad Update - Early Spring Issue
2. Hot New Deals - Savings Sites
3. Free Stuff - Popular Sites / Shampoo / Pain Reliever / Pringles / & More
4. Savings - E-save money / TOTALLY HOT 100% FREE Merchandise Rebates
5. Weird Stuff - Sing Along with Captain Kirk / Rate the Panhandler!
6. Tightwad Site Info - Contest Results / Get a Watch for a Tip Deal
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The goal of this FREE newsletter 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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To get a FREE SUBSCRIPTION to this tightwad E-zine:
Simply type "subscribe" in the subject line & send an email to: editor@tightwad.com
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S  I  T  E      U  P  D   A  T  E

1)  TIGHTWAD LATEST EDITION IS READY
Visit the www.TIGHTWAD.com homepage and find some new stories to view.  We are still working on our Secrets, Savings and Freebies pages and hope to have a freebie page available soon.  Always popular are the Tightwad Tips Archive and Infotensive Super Links page.  If you have a web site, please link to us with our Link-2-Us page.  We'll be making more banners and tabs soon.  (If you can't click directly via these e-mail links, go to our home page and click the links there.)

D E A L S

2a)  MORE NEW DEALS!
Here's a quick listing of some savings and coupons sites that have been popular with our visitors:
FreeShop (click here)  This is the MOST POPULAR SITE for FREE stuff as rated by our visitors.
ShoppingList (click here)  Forget newspapers. Search zip codes for local sales & find $ saving "loss leaders."
CyberRebate (click here) This HOT site has outrageous mail-in rebates, many are actually FREE after rebate.
Coupons.com (click here) Coupons for retailers like Radio Shack, Mrs. Fields, Linens-N-Things, Staples, etc.
CoolSavings Coupons (click here)  Popular site with big names like Kids-R-Us, Etoys and others.
DirectCoupons Newsletter (click here) Sends a weekly e-mail with deals, coupons and internet savings.
E-Coupons & E-Rebates (click here) Good local searches by zip code for coupons, and rebate deals.
Amazon Media (click here) Find TIGHTWAD books & reviews on Amy Dacyczyn or other frugal authors.
StoreSearch (click here) Over 100,000 online stores linked to help find what you want.
AllAdvantage (click here) Get paid to surf the web. Ave. check $47.44. Multi-level credit. Use id: CGP-342.

2b)  TROUBLE GETTING THESE LINKS?
Most e-mail programs will allow you to click your e-mail and browse any of the links mentioned here, but if you have trouble, go to our site and look at our e-zine archive at: http://www.tightwad.com/e-zine.htm  Our home page also has a purple "Save-O-Matic" box that has some of the links mentioned in this newsletter. Click on what's interesting and link over to savings!

2c)  NEW SPONSORS
You can get guaranteed lowest rates on America's largest selection of home loans through our new sponsor, Loanz.com (click here)  One of the best deals on the internet today is FreeInternet (click here) Where you can not only get FREE e-mail, chat, messaging, and 50mb storage, but FREE internet access!  This deal is well recognized by many media sources as an excellent deal.   Here's another awesome deal from another new sponsor:   Onebox (FREE Voicemail, Email and Fax) (click here)  Onebox offers FREE voice mail, e-mail, and fax via your own local phone number.  Your e-mail can also talk!  This is a great place to make as your business and personal information hub!  Please check out these new sponsors, we've spent a great deal of time to set you the best deals of the web.

F R E E   S T U F F

3a)  FREE PRINGLES POTATO CHIPS !!!
Get a full sized can of fat-free Pringles® brand potato chips along with a refrigerator magnet, measuring tape and diet advice.  While supplies last, send a post card with your return address and your age (must be over 18 years old) to: Free "Beat the Cheat" Kit, c/o ARS, 43 N. Canal Street, Chicago, IL  60606. See the site: http://www.fatfree.pringles.com/indexc.html

3b)  FREE PERT-PLUS SHAMPOO!!!
Want to clean-up with FREE samples?  How about a shampoo that cleans AND conditions.  Fill out the short on-line form and get the free sample.  Click here:  http://www.pertplus.com/Sweepstakes/register.asp

3c)  FREE ANTI ALCOHOL POSTER!!!
Alcohol abuse is ugly, stupid and evil.  Do your part to stop it.  Get a FREE hip anti alcohol poster, just send an e-mail. Click here:  http://www.health.org/posters/palc.htm

3d)  FREE ALEVE PAIN RELIEVER
Get a FREE sample of Aleve® brand pain reliever by filling out the short online form. USA & Puerto Rico residents only.  - Click here:  http://www.aleve.com/html/sample.htm

3e)  FREE ALKA SELTZER & COLD MEDICINE SAMPLES
Still feeling the affects of Flu and cold season?  How about a free sample of cherry flavored alka seltzer® plus cold and flu medicine and lemon-lime flavor alka-seltzer® for heartburn relief. It's FREE.. oh what a relief that is!
Click here:   http://www.alka-seltzer.com/alkaform/free_sample_form.htm

3f)  FREE FLEX WRAP SPORTS BANDAGE
Speaking of medicine, get a neat sports wrap bandage for your first aid kit, by sending a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope). Please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope to:  Flexx-Rap Inc., PO Box 3146, Paso Robles, CA 93447 and/or check their site at:  http://www.flexx-rap.com/order.htm

3g)  FREE BREAD YEAST SAMPLE
There's nothing like the smell of fresh baked bread.  We make our own fresh baked bread with our automatic bread machine.  A great investment, that we got on the cheap!  Now here's a site that will send you a FREE sample of yeast to make your bread.  Just fill out the short form.  The only catch is that they request your favorite bread recipe (Hint: their site has free bread recipes) Click here: http://www.safyeast.com/sample.html

3h)  FREE KELLOGG'S SNACKUMS !!!
There's still some left!!!  Be one of the first 100,000 to enjoy a sample of these new snacks.  Fill out the form and make sure your under 18 but older than 13. Then  get ready for FREE FOOD!  Click here: http://www.snackums.com/index.asp

REMINDER: Many companies offering freebies get inundated with thousands of requests and suddenly pull their freebies.  Many offers are time sensitive, so check it them out now... not later.  In addition, 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 most just require a U.S. address and filling out an online form.  To avoid receiving junk mail, you may also want to use a free anonymous e-mail account.  More free stuff in our next e-zine.

3I)  FREEBIE & FRUGAL SITES
Here's a frugality site that is very popular.  Check out Jonni McCoy's neat frugality book at Miserly Moms. Also neat is http://www.creativehomemaking.com dedicated to homemaking needs with lots of information and a great article archive. (click here:  http://www.creativehomemaking.com/articles.htm)  For freebies check  http://www.easyfreebies.com  a well organized and large site.  Also check our friends at the Frugal Living Online Resource Center:  http://www.frugalsuz.com/ .  You'll find articles there to make the most of your money. http://www.savingsyellowpages.com/ also has a digest of savings links that you can use to your advantage.

S A V I N G S

4a)  CASH FOR REBATES AT E-SAVE!
This is an exceptional savings site.  It's simple and works like this:  Choose several savings deals and print out the list.  Shop at your local store.  Send your receipts into e-save and get a check in two weeks!  That's it.  There are several things that are really great about this site.  First off, you can shop at any store that has a regular printed receipt, including warehouse stores like Costco!  Second, you can quickly find and pick from big name grocery items like Heinz®, Del Monte®, Kraft®, Tide®, Kelloggs®, Campbells®.  Most of the items are things you probably buy routinely.  Thirdly, e-save does all the work and promptly sends you a check for the full rebate amounts.  This site is almost too good to be true.  E-save really makes rebate deals quick and easy.  Click here:  http://www.e-save.com/esave.cgi?
 

4b)  AMAZING 100% FREE MERCHANDISE REBATE DEALS
Every once and a while, I hesitate to mention a deal that is just too good to be true. The problem with this site is that it's so popular that it just plain jambs shut with traffic and I can't get in. This site is just getting better and better. Several of their best deals have been so popular that they sell out fast. Over 300 rebates are totally FREE after rebate. You buy the product, and they file the rebate. Your risk is in waiting for the returned cash.
Rebate forms are sent online in 3-4 days. The receipt and UPC cutouts are required.   Here's an example: A Hamilton Beach Aroma Elite 4 cup coffee maker (click here) for $69.99 is FREE after mail-in-rebate. A $69.99 Spherical World Globe Jigsaw Puzzle (click here) is also FREE after mail-in-rebate. Pokemon® items, back packs, personal electronics, all kinds of 100% FREE with rebate items are available. Over 2 million dollars of rebates have already been paid out with more on the way. This is easily one of the best deals you will ever find on the internet, yet it seems to have avoided a lot of publicity. Hopefully, tightwads like us can keep it quiet, so these hot deals don't totally disappear! Click here: CyberRebates Site (see our home page if you can not click
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W I E R D  S T U F F

5a)  THE... CAPTAIN KIRK SING ALONG SITE
I'll never admit that I'm a Star Trek fan, it's just not cool.  Ask me any episode title of the original series; The difference between a Trekkie and a Trekker; or how many conventions I've been to and you'll probably figure I'm a fanatic.  One bit of trivia that may hit your funny bone is the "actor" William Shatner's OTHER career as a "singer."  Rap vocals are to Opera as Shatner is to Sinatra.  The vocal emanations that Shatner spews forth are nothing less than laughably "far out!"  Check out the audio links and listen for yourself.  Start with Shatner's "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", then you can check out many of the singing clips from other Star Trek actors. Click here: http://www.loskene.com/  Voted one of the best sites on the web.

5b)  THE...  RATE THE PANHANDLER SITE
Another very funny site is the Rate the Panhandler site.  Here you can rate the begging of six real life panhandlers.  Look at their photos and listen to the real audio files of their pitches, then use cyber money to rate their technique.  Along with the humor, you can explore interviews with the real people who populate our cold hearted streets.  As your exploring continues, you may find your laughter changes to compassion.  An excellent site, they mirror many of the ideas we intended to do with our bumnet site.  Click here:  http://www.pbs.org/cgi-bin/weblab/needcom/survey.cgi

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CONTEST RESULTS:   We got a VERY low response to our question regarding the 12-22-99 media coverage of our site. Our guess was that it was radio or television media coverage.  High hits were for the one day and highest at 5pm PST.  Answers included Christianity Today and Ladies Home Journal.  Kitty Whitty sent a tip that it was in the Daily Freebie list and we'll send her a FREE $10.00 Blockbuster gift card.
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FREE WATCH:   How about a FREE TIGHTWAD WATCH?  Send in an original frugality tip or a "That's A Rip-off!" story. You don't need to be Ernest Hemmingway, any tip will do.  I'll edit for space and clarity and publish it. If we use it, you'll get the credit and a watch.  Hurry, while supplies last (first 30 tips).  E-mail me at:  editor@tightwad.com
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