Being Resourceful

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

$10 Entertainment Weekly for a year – just 18c/issue! November 30, 2009

Admit it… You’re just a bit intrigued by that land behind the TV screen, movie screen, or what-have-you. You get sucked into reality TV, and your DVR’s remote has the writing rubbed off the buttons! OR, maybe you live with someone like this, or know someone like this… Then this magazine is for you, him, or her!

Amazon has Entertainment Weekly’s weekly magazine for just $10/year! There is no telling how long this deal will last, so hop on over and make your purchase while the getting is good. (Just for comparison, if you bought each issue at the store, you’d spend $192.50 for the year…)

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, Jodi!


FREE deals expiring this week! November 29, 2009

November ends this week, and so do these great deals! With the craziness of the holidays already in full swing, I thought you might like a reminder. Safe travels wherever you’re headed today!

Expiring tomorrow, Monday, November 30:

Expiring December 5:


$5 magazine subscriptions – Real Simple, Southern Living, Cosmo and more November 28, 2009

Tis the season for killer deals on magazine subscriptions! Amazon has tons of popular magazines on sale right now for just $5/year — lower than the newsstand cost of one issue for some! Even better? These magazines qualify for FREE Super Saver Shipping, so that means when you just need to spend a few bucks more on something else on Amazon to get free shipping, you can add in one of these magazines to seal the deal. (Magazines aren’t actually charged shipping, they just help you get free shipping on other purchases.)

Here ya go!

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, FrugalGirls & Jessica!


FREE shipping @ The Land of Nod November 27, 2009

“Looks like Santa is going to need a bigger sleigh!” That’s what it says on The Land of Nod’s homepage, and when you get wind of this sweet deal, you’ll certainly agree! Now through November 30, 2009 (that’s Monday!), you can get FREE SHIPPING from The Land of Nod (Crate and Barrel’s kid company) when you use code CELEBRATE. This applies to just about everything except furniture. In addition to their amazing bedding, crib gear, linens, room decor, etc., The Land of Nod also has fabulous toys, books, and music.

Have you seen the cost to ship their gorgeous bedding? If so, then you know how good of a deal this is! Skip the malls and shop online. You’ll save time, save gas, and save yourself a headache. Heck, you’ll even save yourself the need to get out of your jammies.

Expires: Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanks, Eilene!


FREE MP3 downloads – $3 worth – from Amazon November 26, 2009

Filed under: Music — Meg @ 7:00 am
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This deal is just in time for tunes for your drive to wherever you’re headed for Thanksgiving dinner. Traffic will be horrendous, even if you’re just headed to the grocery store, so crank up the tunes and jam!

Here’s a chance to get a few songs for FREE (up to $3) from It is incredibly easy. Just log in, choose your songs, enter promo code MP34FREE, and download!

Be thankful for the way in which music can change your mood. Heck, even smile at that person who cut you off, and nicely let someone else into line from the parking lot.  It is Thanksgiving after all. Gobble gobble!

Expires: Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanks, Heather!


TOMORROW: Gobblepalooza at Old Navy November 25, 2009

Starting on Thanksgiving Day (tomorrow!), Old Navy is running 3 days of amazing sales! They’re calling it Gobblepalooza. Get up early tomorrow morning, throw on your shopping duds, lace up your shoes, and get ready to SHOP. Top off the day with some turkey and stuffing, and watch some football. Now that’s a GREAT Thanksgiving!

Some of the sale items include:

  • 50% off outwear for the family
  • $10 5-pocket jeans for kids & toddlers
  • buy 2 get 1 free Collectabili-TEES for the family (excluding NFL & NCAA)
  • $15 5-pocket jeans for adults
  • $10 active wear for women
  • $5 long-sleeve tees for kids & toddlers

Be sure to visit their site to see all of the deals, and pay special attention to their one-day-only deals. Different deals on different days!

Find an Old Navy near you.


$2.99 Disney Tees – Princess, Minnie Mouse, Characters and more November 24, 2009

What a steal! The Disney Outlet store has princess tees for girls for just $2.99! At this low price, they also have the classic Minnie Mouse ringer tee, High School Musical tees, Power Ranger tees, and more for both boys and girls. I’ve just discovered this store… Amazing!

Thanks, DealNews!


THIS MORNING ONLY: $5.99 The Polar Express in 3D November 23, 2009

Filed under: Movies — Meg @ 7:12 am
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For the next 3 hours, Amazon has The Polar Express in 3D for just $5.99 (regularly $19.98), and it even comes with 4 pairs of 3D glasses! This DVD qualifies for FREE Super Saver Shipping too.

This would be great to have as the last gift opened on Christmas day. Pop some corn, pour the hot chocolate, and sit in the pile of wrapping paper and bows while you enjoy this wondrous film that is suitable for the entire family (rated G). Don’t forget to include some silver bells!

Expires: 10 am CST on 11/23/09


$7.99 Slumdog Millionaire DVD

Filed under: Movies — Meg @ 7:01 am
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Remember that movie that seemed to come out of nowhere and sweep the awards? Here’s  your chance to own Slumdog Millionaire for just $7.99 (regularly $29.98). It qualifies for FREE Super Saver Shipping (with $25 of qualifying purchases) too! Amazon has started their Black Friday sales early! Shop from home and avoid the lines.

Expires: When they run out of stock, which is likely at this price!


TOMORROW: $1 day @ the Dallas Zoo

Filed under: Entertainment,Fast Food — Meg @ 6:00 am
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So, it is Thanksgiving week and what to do with the kids? Or those out of town guests? If you’re anywhere near Dallas, head to the Dallas Zoo! Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 24 is Dollar Day at the Dallas Zoo. They’ll offer $1 admission and $1 deals on food and gifts all day! Make it an adventure and save yourself the potential parking headache by taking the DART Red Line.

Don’t forget you can bring in a picnic lunch too!

Good on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009