Being Resourceful

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

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


FREE Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta November 22, 2009

Filed under: Software — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Here’s a chance to download Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta for FREE! You’ll get Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, OneNote, Access, Publisher, InfoPath, SharePoint Workspace, and Communicator.

This is especially good for folks with a second PC who like to fiddle with things. You’ll be a part of Microsoft’s evaluation team, so you can critique away, and may actually even be listened to!

Thanks, SlickDeals!


TODAY only: 20% off Gourmet Cheese balls November 21, 2009

Filed under: Gifts — Meg @ 8:36 am
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UPDATE 11/21, 5pm: I just tasted these first hand. WOW! Not only does Granma make appetizer cheese balls but there are dessert ones too!


Get those taste buds ready! Everything is better as a ball! I just got the scoop from a friend who is a foodie extraordinaire that Granma’s Gourmet makes the MOST amazing cheese balls around.

TODAY ONLY, Granma is offering her scrumptious cheeseballs at 20% OFF, so now they’re only $8 each. Her storefront is new, but her business is not. She’s a famous vendor at craft fairs across North Texas.

So, if you’re not able to get to their location at 410 N. Greenville in Allen, TX (this is a town north of Dallas), give her a buzz TODAY at 972-530-8168 or shoot her an email TODAY at They’ll ship your cheese ball(s) anywhere in the country, perfect for holiday parties and gifts!

This deal is good only TODAY, November 21, 2009!

Thanks, Michelle P.!


$7.50 for 1-year subscription to Oprah’s O Magazine November 20, 2009

Filed under: Magazines — Meg @ 6:00 am
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‘Tis the season for GREAT deals on magazine subscriptions – and lots of BUY ONE GET ONE FREE deals like this!

Right now you can get two 12-issue subscriptions to Oprah’s O Magazine for $15 total — that’s $7.50 per subscription on a magazine that costs $4.50/issue on the newsstand. I have NEVER seen a price so low on the O Mag. Wow.

I’m so glad I waited until now to renew my mom’s subscription… and now to renew mine as well!


FREE Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich! November 19, 2009

Filed under: Quick Service — Meg @ 3:09 pm
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Folks north of Dallas! Just got the scoop on FREE Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches being given away through Saturday at the Chick-fil-A in Allen. Bring in a canned food donation and walk away with a FREE chicken sandwich. YUM! The store is at 902 W McDermott Dr, Allen 75013. This is just west of 75 on the north side of McDermott. Just don’t beat me to the drive-thru!

If you’re not near this CFA location, find one near you and give them a buzz to see if they’re running this promo too!

Thanks, Crysti!