Being Resourceful

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

$3.99/deck for custom playing cards August 31, 2009

Filed under: Entertainment,photo gifts,Photography — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Talk about a fabulous CHEAP gift! ArtsCow has custom playing cards for just $3.99 a deck when you use code ZURX8G7. They’re regularly $10.99/deck, so this is a great deal!


Here’s their description:
Put the face you love on a customized deck of photo playing cards. It is fun to customize and play with it. Makes a unique gift or favor for your family or friends.

Standard poker size 54-playing card deck includes 2 jokers. Back sides are digitally printed with your photo in full color. It measures 2.5″ x 3.5″. Plastic case included. (We are using Fuji Xerox Docucolor 5065 digital color multifunction devices for playing card printing.)
Expires: October 14, 2009


BOGO hair bow sale & FREE shipping August 30, 2009

Filed under: Accessories — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Back-to-school shoppers, Christmas-stocking-stuffer shoppers, and anyone who knows a little girl… Unite! Here’s an amazing BOGO hair bow sale AND you’ll get FREE SHIPPING too! Seriously, this is amazing.

The BOGO bows by Mi Bello Boutique range from $1.50 to $6 each, and you have your choice of ribbon and barrette style! So, you can get 2 bows for as little as $1.50 TOTAL. Use code NPRA for free shipping!

FYI: My daughter is 18months old and barely has any hair. The hair she does have is angel-fine and not coarse at all… So, the clip style that works best on her hair is the alligator clip that’s lined with a grip. If you’re buying as a gift for a baby, this is probably the way to go!

Expires: September 1, 2009

Thanks, Jodi!


2 FREE museum passes on Sat., Sept. 26 August 29, 2009

Filed under: Entertainment — Meg @ 10:08 am

museumday-logo-2009On Saturday, September 26, I sincerely hope you’ll take advantage of this fabulous deal and go to a museum in your area — for FREE! Smithsonian magazine is sponsoring Museum Day on 9/26, a day when you and a guest can enjoy free general admission to “hundreds of museums and cultural venues nationwide!”

These are primo museums too! For example, in the DFW area, some of the participating venues include:

  • The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
  • Nasher Sculpture Center
  • The Women’s Museum
  • Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park
  • Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
  • National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum
  • National Cowgirl Museum And Hall of Fame
  • Log Cabin Village

All you have to do is visit their site to find a museum or venue in your area that you’d like to visit, then fill out and print your free admission passes! It is incredibly easy and sure to make for a fun family day, date, or time out with friends.

Expires: 9/26/09

Thanks, MoneySavingMom!


FREE SHIPPING @ The Land of Nod August 28, 2009

Filed under: Baby,Books,Furniture,Linens,Music — Meg @ 7:42 am

If you’ve ever been in the market for baby/kid decor, furniture, bedding, toys, games, books, music, and more, you’ve probably come across The Land of Nod. Their products are amazing, but they don’t have any actual stores, so shipping can add up fast!

Here are 3 ways to save $$ while shopping at The Land of Nod:


#1 I’ve looked for coupon codes for this site for a long time and finally found some that are for FREE SHIPPING — a HUGE savings, especially when you’re buying bedding! This one comes straight from The Land of Nod’s site, so we know all of the small print. Use code VISA9F for FREE SHIPPING on qualifying items (see this page for restrictions) when your purchase is $100 or more, and pay with your Visa card.

Expires: 2/29/2010


#2 Use code VISAS9 for FREE SHIPPING on most items, including bedding. Some items are excluded, but I’m not sure exactly what, so throw it all in your shopping cart, go to checkout, enter the code, and see what shows up as free shipping. You may be required to use your Visa card — not sure on the details here.

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, RetailMeNot for the code!


#3 Another idea is to check The Land of Nod Outlet to see if any of your must-haves are there at up to 80% off regular price


Thanks to Susie for the idea for this post!


Crocs: EXTRA 25% off BOGO & FREE shipping

Filed under: Shoes — Meg @ 5:00 am
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Crocs is having a killer sale! Get this… Many of their most popular styles are BOGO (buy one get one FREE) and shipping is FREE, then you can get an EXTRA 25% OFF when you use code slx8797.

Here are links for their BOGO shoes:

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, SlickDeals!


TODAY ONLY: Petunia Pickle Bottom one day surprise sale! August 27, 2009

Filed under: Accessories,Gifts — Meg @ 9:10 pm
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GORGEOUS bags, diaper bags, & baby gifts at a hefty, hefty discount… Petunia Pickle Bottom has discontinued classics & certified seconds (bags & diaper bags) on sale for 40-70% off through midnight tonight (PST)!

Expires: midnight tonight (PST), 8/27/09

Thanks, Candace!


$5 subscription to Southern Living magazine

Filed under: Magazines — Meg @ 8:47 pm

Wow! Those magazine companies must be in dire straits right now. I’ve never seen such discounted subscriptions before…

Amazon has a 1-year subscription to Southern Living magazine for just $5! Unbelievable. I’ve received this magazine for years and love it. You or the gift recipient will get a year’s worth of vacation destinations, delicious recipes, southern gardening tips, decorating ideas, and lots more.

Expires: Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 11:59pm

Thanks, Courtney B.!


Custom holiday photo ornaments $2.99 & FREE shipping

Filed under: Gifts — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Wow – I’m definitely going to try out this deal! ArtsCow has their porcelain ornaments on sale for $2.99 with FREE shipping if you use code ORNAMENTS299. They come in several different shapes.

So, what’s so great about these? Well, you can upload a photo and they’ll print it ON the ornament. This may just be the PERFECT and EASY gift! And this isn’t just limited to photos of cute kiddos… Think: pets, goofy vacation photos, embarrassing pics from the year’s events (blackmail!), reunions, scanned art made by your child, etc., etc.

Expires: August 31, 2009

Thanks, Abby!


$2 children’s books & free shipping! August 26, 2009

Filed under: Books,Gifts — Meg @ 6:00 am
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This is a deal you can’t pass up if you (A) have a child, (B) know a child, or (C) know of a library, school, or organization that needs books…

Books-A-Million has oodles of children’s books on sale for $2 and get FREE shipping using code BKLVFREE. Stock up on classics for your household or stock up your gift closet for all of those last-minute gifts we seem to need.  (Remember that big brother or big sister could definitely use a gift when you bring something for the new baby!)

Expires: Unknown

Note: Some of the books are sold out, but many aren’t. Keep scrolling through the list. It may take a few minutes, but it is definitely worth your time. My shopping cart already has 10 books in it at $2 a pop!

Thanks, SlickDeals!


BOGO 50% off @ Stride Rite August 25, 2009

Filed under: Shoes — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Ok, if you haven’t outfitted their little tootsies yet, get yourself to the nearest Stride Rite store now!! Why the store? Because this is an in-store deal only.

Here’s the deal:

Offer valid at participating stride rite and collections by stride rite stores only. Not valid at stride rite outlet stores or Purchase any footwear item and receive 50% off the second pair of equal or lesser value. Offer includes sale and clearance products and cannot be combined with any other special offers, coupons or prior purchases. Cannot be applied to gift certificate or gift card purchase. Sales tax does not count toward qualifying amount. All styles may not be available at all stride rite stores. Offer valid for in-stock merchandise only. Consumer pays all applicable sales tax. Void where prohibited by law. Offer valid until August 31, 2009.

Find the nearest Stride Rite store.

Expires: August 31, 2009