Being Resourceful

A Savvy Shopper's Guide to Bargains, Deals, & Freebies

We’re still here! June 29, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Meg @ 7:59 am

Looking for the fabulous bargains, deals, and freebies you’ve loved from Being Resourceful? They’re still being found and shared, just over on Facebook and Twitter now. Join us there!

Why the change? Well, my kids are getting older and I’m going in a million different directions. I still love finding deals, sharing them, and promoting organ and tissue donor registration (PLEASE click here for more info), but just have less time to do so.

Not a Facebook person? No worries! You don’t have to have a Facebook account to see our page there or access the deals! Just think of it as another website.

Please bookmark us!

Thank you for your continued support and readership! See you there.

 

$35 membership (reg $75) to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary – McKinney, TX January 20, 2011

Filed under: Education,Entertainment,Museum — Meg @ 9:33 am
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Right now you can get a family membership to The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, TX for just $35. That’s right! The membership that is normally $75 is on sale for JUST $35! (Yes, I’ve paid full price previously…)

Buy this for yourself or give it as a gift! The deal is on through tomorrow (1/21/11) and you have until 7/22/11 to activate your membership. From the date of activation, your membership is good for a full year! Click here to see the deal.

Here’s what is included in the family membership:

  • Free admission for 2 adults and all children 18 and younger living in the same household or grandchildren 18 and younger
  • 10% discount at the Heard Nature Store
  • Discounts on classes, camps, birthday parties, and facility rentals
  • Express entry into museum for crowded special events
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Discounted admission passes for your guests
  • “Reciprocal admission through the Travel Passport Program to more than 300 ASTC participating member museums and science centers worldwide. Visit www.astc.org/members/passlist.htm. Please note that museums within 90 miles of the Heard are excluded from the program and reciprocal admission only extends to general admission unless otherwise stated.”
  • If you live anywhere in the DFW area or North Texas, this deal is one you should seriously consider. The Heard is a gorgeous expanse of land complete with hiking trails, wildlife galore, an indoor museum, learning labs, guest speakers, traveling exhibits, and more. They have star gazing walks at night, guided hikes year ’round, and it is a primo spot for kids’ birthday parties. The Heard is staffed with highly educated folks who love to share nature with guests of all ages through classes for the youngest ones on up!

Expires: THIS FRIDAY, January 21, 2011

 

$10 for $20 Amazon Gift Card! January 19, 2011

This is one of those deals that is SO GOOD it seems like it is too good to be true — but it IS TRUE! Hurry up and click here to snag a $20 Amazon.com gift card for ONLY $10. That’s 50% off!

You can buy just about anything via Amazon these days, so this is a bit like finding a $10 bill on the ground.🙂

Limit 1 per person and no gifting allowed. Best of all? It never expires!

The deal ends early Thursday 1/20/11 morning or when the inventory runs out — whichever happens first.

Thanks to Laura F. for the tip!

 

Update: Get a refund on your movie tickets December 27, 2010

Filed under: Entertainment,Movies — Meg @ 1:14 pm
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If you purchased the deal I posted on 9/28 (4 movie tickets for $20) and haven’t redeemed them yet, I have an important update for you! You can get a refund (and/or credit) on those tickets — BUT YOU NEED TO HURRY! Since they had an expiration date of 1/5/2011, I *think* you need to act on this refund/credit opportunity BY JANUARY 5th in order to get your money back.

Here’s the scoop:

“If any of your subscribers have tickets leftover from the Mamapedia $20 for 4 Movie Tickets deal they are no longer valid. I tried redeeming my last two tickets and was told they were expired (they don’t expire until Jan 5). When I went back through my emails and went to the Weekly Cinema website I received this message:

We regret to inform you that the Weekly Cinema program is being discontinued and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Mamapedia has informed us that they are processing credits or refunds for un-redeemed tickets related to coupons purchased from them and you should be hearing from Mamapedia shortly. Please check your Mamapedia account or contact their customer support at deals@mamapedia.com

Many thanks to Being Resourceful reader Torie for this update!

 

$20 for $40 @ Shoemall – FREE 2-DAY SHIPPING December 16, 2010

Here’s a great deal for anyone who wears shoes or knows someone who does… Ring a bell, perhaps?🙂

My 2.5year-old little girl has been asking for “sparkly shoes.” (Well, actually, sparkly everything thanks to her Fancy Nancy books!) I’ve been wanting to pick up some Crocs flats for myself since nearly all of my shoes have heels on them, and heels aren’t the best thing to wear while recovering from a broken knee cap… I just scored a steal of a deal on these shoes and they’ll be here in just 2 days!

For just $20, I bought a gift certificate for $40 to Shoemall.com and got FREE 2-DAY SHIPPING! (Their shipping is always FREE, but they’re offering FREE 2-day shipping on orders placed by 12/19 — that’s this Sunday.) Click here to check out the deal for yourself!

Let those little elves deliver your holiday gifts to your door (or your gift recipient’s door), or save the gift certificate to use in the spring! The certificate doesn’t expire until June 19, 2011.

Expires: The deal lasts until all of the certificates are sold or on 12/19 — whichever comes first. (This deal is sure to sell out though!) The certificate is good through 6/19/11.

 

$7 for $15 GC to Republic Grill — Plano, TX December 9, 2010

Let me start off by saying how HUNGRY just writing this post is making me… Here’s a little bit of history. I moved to Austin, TX in the mid-90’s and one of my first meals there was at Texadelphia. I can still remember their slightly tangy mustard oozing out the end of my scrumptious cheesesteak…

Many years later, I’m now in Dallas and still enjoying that same delicious sandwich! The Texadelphia in Plano was bought by someone locally and the name was changed to Republic Grill. The name may be different, but let me assure you that those infamous cheesesteaks are still just as fabulous and well worth a trip.

For just $7 you can get a $15 gift certificate to Republic Grill in Plano, located SE of Spring Creek & Preston, off Preston in the Weir’s shopping center. $15 goes far at Republic Grill, and they’ve added burgers, salads, and sandwiches to their already amazing cheesesteaks.

This gift certificate is good through 6/7/2011, so it would be a great one to purchase, print, and keep handy for whenever you’re in that part of town, or for whenever you simply get a craving…

Expires: I’m not sure how long this deal will be available, but the gift certificates expire 6/7/2011.

 

$5 for $10 GC to Kolache Station Bakery – Plano, TX December 4, 2010

Filed under: Bakery,Breakfast,Dining Out — Meg @ 3:40 am
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Before leaving town for Thanksgiving, my kids and I had a zillion errands to run. I wanted to bring something yummy to share with our holiday hosts, but simply ran out of time to bake a coffee cake. The Kolache Station Bakery in Plano came to the rescue! We bought sausage kolaches, fruit kolaches (raspberry and strawberry), and I just had to try one of their Bavarian Creme kolaches (don’t even get me started; it was divine).

Right now you can score a $10 gift certificate to the Kolache Station Bakery for just $5! This will go far when buying for the gang, your office, family, or friends. If I remember correctly, the kolaches were only about $7.50-12 per dozen — and these goodies are made from scratch, by hand! The certificate is good through 6/2/2011, but I don’t know when the deal will end.

I’ve been searching for 4.5 years in the northern ‘burbs of Dallas to find a place like this… Located at the NW corner of Parker & Independence, the shop is family-owned and operated, and you’ll see dad, son, daughter, and the rest of the owners’ family there when you visit. While we sat in the store to enjoy our breakfast (no, not all of what I bought made it to our Thanksgiving destination), we saw a steady stream of regular customers come in the door, often being greeted by name. One couple told me they’d been big fans for years, and advised me to try the cinnamon rolls. Apparently they’re simply amazing, and, yes, we will be back!

Expires: I don’t know when the gift certificate sale will end, but the certificates are good through 6/2/2011.

FYI, the Kolache Station Bakery has no idea I’ve written this. I am just a regular customer who had a great experience and want to share it.🙂

 

 
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